Le Méridien Ile des Pins5.0 out of 5.0
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If there was one Island I would love to go back to its this one... Went on the dus trip around the Island stopping of some interesting sites. Was do so hot , had some local food on the foreshore , not so nice,
Well where to start.. This place is amazing and it’s not just the lagoon, beach and natural beauty that shine but the stunning rooms, attention to detail and outstanding service (always big smiles and nothing is too much trouble attitude). We had spent a disappointing day and a half on the mainland at Chateau Royal & spa and where looking forward to a change in service & fingers crossed weather. Sadly with cyclone Gita due the weather wasn’t going to change till it passed us by, but the service went up 110%. To best explain the change from hotel to hotel I’d say this.... at chateau royal we had a room & Le Meridien isle des pines we were guests. Collected from the airport and greeted with welcome drinks and a relax and we’ll be over shortly with details of your room etc but just relax... ‘our holiday started then’ That night was awesome we unpacked after our bags were taken to our room and then walked the resort before heading down for dinner... The next day the cyclone was due to hit (17th) and after a bit of an overcast morning we were told by the manager that all guest would be required to stay in there rooms from 5pm and food would be brought to us that night and await notice the next day to come out when it’s safe. Amazing service as I said there guests safety and well being there no 1 priority (sad that the visitor that day ‘previous review’ didn’t have some consideration for the fact they had a whole hotel of guests to look after and make safe). Once the cyclone passed the weather settled and was beautiful and hot!! We had the most exceptional time at the resort and it exceeded our expectations, we would recommend Le Meridien highly to all our friends & family without a doubt. Previous reviews had said New Caledonia is expensive and I say yep your right, but factor this into your holiday budget and you won’t get any horrible surprises 😉. As for our trip I can thank Laurent, Gaetan, Alexander and all there amazing staff for a vacation we will cherish. As for you guys reading this - don’t wait just book your room.
We were touring Ile des Pins for a few days, and decided to chill for a bit and have our baby daughter rest for a while at the Sofitel bar after a morning of hiking to the natural pool nearby. To our surprise, we were answered the Sofitel bar was not serving anyone outside of the hotel clients, mainly "because of the Gita cyclone approaching". As you can see on the pictures, it was not busy and they weren't really running a risk of poorly servicing their hotel customers: the whole bar staff was casually chatting in a corner. And we met just a few minutes later across the room a fellow tourist we met earlier, who wasn't a hotel client either. She has been served drinks normally and never heard only hotel clients were served at that time! The worst part is after 20ish minutes of sitting on a bar sofa and having our baby rest, a waitress finally came to us with the drink list saying "I have compassion for your baby, you can have drinks finally" (literally!) The bay is absolutely gorgeous, and makes a unique location. But the service is light years away from what you should expect from a 4 stars hotel!
We were excited to return to what we remembered as one of the most beautiful places we had visited, and we were not disappointed! The Isle of Pines is stunning and the hotel sits in a prime spot. Whilst the hotel is showing some small signs of age, it certainly delivers on all fronts. We had a water view bungalow with great space and a lovely view. We thought the food was of a high standard given the need to bring much of the food in - the highlight was undoubtedly the beef rib which needs to be pre-ordered. Staff were helpful and the new manager Yoan made every effort to ensure we had a good stay. We certainly hope to be back!
we have stayed 5 days in this hotel. The hotel is really nice but few things would have been better with few improvements. First : no wifi in the room. Present in the Lobby but it is really slow. I understand if you do not have internet in the room (that is a positive thing) but, in the lobby the internet should have been fast (can not open a 2,5Mb file present in my email) Second : variety of meal. The quality is great but, after 5 days, more variety should have been great. Third : maps to the natural piscine is not well defined. The great points : - everything is free and you have lot of choices for the activities (paddle, kayak, mask, tuba....). You can see turtle near the rocks in the private bay of the Meridien) - service is good - close to the natural swimming pool - transfers with buses are really easy
Fantastic location with a beach and beautiful views overlooking the lagoon. Quiet, great for swimming and for walking around the area. Reception staff were very helpful with tours and other travel arrangements. We took the assisted scuba diving trip and the coral and fish were incredible.
I have stayed at this hotel for the fourth time this year and keep on coming back to this wonderful place. While the trip from Europe is lengthy (3.5 hrs flight from Australia / Sydney or somewhat shorter via Japan) it is the ideal location to have a calm, peaceful and relaxing vacation in the nature. The Ile des Pins is a 35 min flight from Noumea the Capital and truly worth the journey. Wonderful untouched beaches, great ocean with Turtles, Mantas, many fish... and pure relaxation. The hotel itself is a 10 min bus transfer from the local airport. The hotel offers bungalows as well as suites - both are very nice and recommendable. The hotel as such as well as the rooms are clean and depending on the bungalow the views are stunning overlooking the ocean. The restaurant offers international and local cuisine - in a place so distant I do not expect a fine dining experience but the food is good. The hotel also offers a spa with different massage treatments. I highly recommend to take part in some of the excursions the hotel offers since they enable to experience the island and its surrounding. The hotel is more for couples or individual travelers or families with grown up children - quiet, relaxing, romantic. I will definitely come back....
They promote Le Meridien Isle of Pines as the closest thing to Paradise. Location wise they are correct. After a 10 minute drive from the airport you arrive at this well presented and laid out resort. Accommodation is primarily are dual joined bungalows which give you a living room, private bedroom and large on suite. To finish the room off there is a lovely deck to laze on or have a drink/meal. The resort is on a wonderful private beach well protected from the element due to the surrounding reef. White sand and crystal clear water - what a treat. Offered FOC includes SUP's, kayaks, other crafts, plenty of beach lounges - on the beach and by the pool. The staff are friendly, helpful and helpful. While French is the main language they do try with English. Now for the need to improve: 1. The hotel should not be charging for road transfer to the resort - its very expensive for a 10 minute drive and as with the expensive $ tag on the hotel this should have been built into the price. 2. Food leaves a lot to be desired. Again with the price of food "expensive" the standard was poor to average. I returned a course (not cooked and flavourless) I should have returned a second as over cooked and dry. 3. They use mass process coffee machines with powdered milk etc etc. Not good enough for a 5 star resort. 4. Breakfast, was pleasant but falls short. I am led to believe a new chef and catering manager is working on improving the food standard. 5. Charging 1000PFF for room service is wrong and should be removed immediately. 6. The rooms are charming but tired. The lounges and related pillows had stains - not seriously bad but its an expensive 5 star resort. To finish, the highlights of the visit included a sail on the outrigger, visit to the Natural pool, visiting the lobster restaurant next to the Resort and of course the Le Meridien beach itself.
What an experience!!! Just one night we were woken up by 6.6 earthquake. Since we are Kiwis, the earthquake doesn't bother us or we just too tired. The next morning another big one at 7.3, and we were being evacuated to the hill for 2 hours as a precaution of tsunami. And we were allowed back to the resort to begin our enjoyable stay. The lobby n bar area is really big n so relaxing for lounging around. The pool is not crowded. Beach is private. Lagoon is nice for kayaking n paddle boarding.
Im not usually one to write bad reviews, and this isn’t a bad review. However, after paying nearly $1,000 (AUD)per night for 3 nights, we expected a tad more. To begin with, the airport to LM transfer - this should be included as there is no other way to get to LM. We had the panoramic bungalow room (the most superior room available ) and whilst I am against cutting down tress to cater for our pleasure, I was a tad upset that I couldn’t sunbathe as the sun deck was fully covered by trees - what made it worse was that I noticed the two rooms next to ours had proper sun decks - so we missed out. Another sad point was that my husband was ill after a prawn based dinner. We struggled to get help as no one was able to provide us with anything similar to ENO or other drink to help with digestion. He ended up throwing up and having a difficult night. I expected our meal to be taken off our final bill but that didn’t happen. We were able to get a hot water bottle sent to our room though, which helped. The staff were generally friendly (except one) so that made me think they are happy to work there - always a good sign. It was fun to hire a scooter to visit the island and the place is in fact heavenly so I would recommend it, but lower your expectations and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I think my issue was that my expectations and anticipation was too high.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located 1.2 mi (2 km) from Natural Pool, Le Méridien Ile des Pins is within a 10-minute drive of Pic N'Ga. This 48-room, 5-star hotel has a private beach, a full-service spa, and free breakfast. It's on the waterfront and also within a 20-minute drive of Grotte de Hortense and Kanumera Bay.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.
The 48 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. IPod docks, minibars, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.
Guests of Le Méridien Ile des Pins have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for XPF 2900 per person roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a 24-hour health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.
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78.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 839 reviews