Ramada Hotel & Suites Noumea4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We had the 2 bedroom suite and found it comfortable and spacious. The views front and back were stunning and we had a lovely breeze through the suite. Room service was excellent and the ladies were lovely. Neither the bathroom nor toilet had an exhaust fan. The bathroom steamed up and water from the shower leaked under the screen onto the floor. On the first day we bought food (very expensive) then found the fridge wasn't cold. Hours after we turned it on, the inside walls were still warm to touch. We rang reception, they sent a man who said the sensor was broken then went away. We asked to swap for another fridge so we didn't lose more than $100 of food. Reception fobbed us off, saying the manager was not there but would contact us. We rang the next day and the next. Each time a man would turn up, look at the fridge then go away, never to be seen again. The manager never spoke to us or saw us. We finally gave up because they made it clear they would do nothing. We felt angry because food is incredibly expensive in Noumea and I chose this room so we could prepare our own meals.
I’ve been allocated an apartment with a bedroom, bathroom, separate toilet kitchen and utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. There’s a balcony large enough to hold a party and a view all over town, along the main Anse Vata Beach and across the huge lagoon (reputed to be the largest in the world) to two ilots. It’s all lovely. My only complaints: the lift mechanism is noisy and you can hear it through the night and the hotel pool looks a little murky. No-one seems to be using it, though to be fair the weather isn’t great and there’s very few folk on the beach too. It’s French but not French. Nearly everyone speaks some English and they are all very helpful, especially the hotel staff, who go out of their way to get me information about transfers and trips. On the street people stop me and ask if I need any help to find my way. I’m okay but it’s raining and it’s a lot further into the town centre than I thought. I have two beaches in the south and several bays used as marinas for plenty of small boats to navigate before I arrive at the town proper. The southern section with stretches of golden sand (empty today) is very modern and Riviera though it manages to maintain some character with the odd bohemian touch. There are also upscale shops, especially in the port areas, but Noumea seems to have avoided the Honolulu effect. The centre ville is more low rise with a Caribbean feel. There is a thriving modern market on the quay and a central place with fountain surrounded by little boutiques and bars. It’s a good area to hang out. My choice for today is frozen yogurt with aisles full of toppings to choose from. Then the rain stops and we’re back to blue sky so the view looks entirely different on my return journey. There are a lot of sporty folk here, looking fit in their shorts and trainers as they jog or cycle past. Everyone has a ’bonjour’. It’s only 22 degrees which is deepest winter out here. But I’ve been told the coral on the llot Canard is good and I take the water taxi out and brave the cold. I’m really glad I did. There is some pretty pastel coral with the best assortment of fish I have seen for some time. There’s some really colourful monsters lurking down there and eyeing me up. Very rewarding, even though I have to speed round before cramp sets in. Dinner in Entrecote 360 a panoramic revolving restaurant on the roof of the hotel. There are only two choices on the menu, tuna or beefsteak. It’s very good with excellent fries.
Our room was quite nice - fully equipped kitchen, reasonable living area and balcony. Parts of the rooms, particularly the bathroom, and hotel building are quite tired looking. Housekeeping seemed a bit spasmodic but got there in the end. Reception extremely helpful with any room items that had been forgotten during housekeeping. Reception also very helpful with bookings and information for us. Nothing was too much trouble. We had 2 maintenance issues which were both dealt with on the day they were reported. Breakfast was expensive - approx $30 for continental and $40 for fully cooked. We opted for buying fruit and yoghurt at the shops instead. Overall it was quite ok and I would return if the deal was good.
We stayed here for a week for our anniversary. On arrival, the staff were very welcoming but indifferent on our departure. Our apartment was a good size and very clean. On day one, we had two old towels, one with a hole. We have thrown out better. We had hand towels two of the seven days and had to almost beg for them. Our kettle did not work on day one and took a full day to replace. Our breakfast was included and was great. The hotel itself had some nice elements to it but tired looking in other areas. Would not return and not encouraged to go to other hotels in the group. The location was good.
Recently stayed at the Ramada Hotel & Suites for our first visit to Noumea. Upon arriving at the hotel we were met by a lady behind reception who in my opinion had an unpleasant attitude - may have been the end of a long day but a smile and a friendly nature do go a long way. Our room was on the 16th floor with views of the Lagoon and Race Course - couldn't have asked for a better view to wake up to every day. The room was a one bedroom apartment - great sized room, lounge (which is also a safe bed), full sized fridge, conventional oven (which we thought was just a microwave) dish washer, pots, pans, rice cooker, coffee maker (no filters or coffee for this) washer and dryer, table and chairs inside and out on the balcony. The outdoor chairs were quite dirty and need a really good heavy duty clean, but we sat on beach towels we brought with us so no great drama. Shower - Water pressure was a little weak - not sure if this is what the pressure is like in Noumea and the hot water doesn't stay hot, it comes and goes - same with the kitchen sink too, water is only warm which makes it hard to wash dishes when doing them by hand. Bed - super comfortable and the pillows were great too. Pool - we noticed that in the information folder in the room that there was a charge of 250CFP per room per day to use the hotel pool and the same for the gym - we only used the "heated" pool once - the pool was very cold, I'm guessing the pool is heated by the sun - The lagoon is much warmer. The Ramada is close to some great restaurants (Defiantly recommend Le Faré du Palm Beach - amazing burgers and brilliant service), walking distance to the aquarium, two convenience stores close by, close to water taxi's and glass bottom boat. We didn't eat at the two hotel restaurants as the pricing seemed to be quite high compared to other restaurants in the area. The restaurant on the top level of the hotel only has two items on the menu and unlimited fries - we didn't go there either due to the limited menu items. Housekeeping - This is hit and miss. We found that at times it appeared to be a rushed job and there were quite a few days that we get back to the hotel and housekeeping hadn't even been (this was after 2pm) and then get a knock on the door late afternoon to see if we needed housekeeping. If you're a smoker - smoking only on the balcony but no ashtray - 600ml coke bottles with water do the trick. Internet - Hotel provides internet per room, only 250MB per day which isn't much if you are trying to make bookings online, find restaurants etc. Most restaurants will have free Wi-Fi, just ask for the password. On our final night we didn't notice that the fan above the shower had a build up on mould in it, we also found that both air con units (bedroom and living room) also had a build up of mould - brought this to the attention of reception upon checking out. All and all it was a good stay, did the hotel exceed my expectations? No.
We stayed at the start and the end of our New Caledonia holiday adventure. Upgraded to a two bedroom first night (huge!, fantastic views) Superior studio the last night, still a more than comfortable size, balcony, views over the racecourse to the hills. Very dim lighting though in lounge. Reception staff were friendly and attentive and had a good understanding of english (much appreciated) Easy short walk to the beach front. Free carparking - great, but an obstacle course and a narrow exit
We chose the Ramada based on TA reviews and we are awfully disappointed. It is past its prime sorry to say. Our view was over the race course, which was pleasant, but it's also on a main thoroughfare which is noisy. The fully serviced kitchen is basic at best, tea and coffee sachets and no milk, a carving knife that doesn't even cut an apple, no tea towel but it does have a quarter of a Chux to wash with! The bed linen is crisp and white, the bed is comfortable enough and our apartment has a balcony. It does have free wifi which is fine. It is reasonably well located with close proximity to restaurants and the beach and the bus route is 200 metres away. It served our purpose but I wouldn't rate it very highly.
I stayed here for business in May and found it to be the faulty towers of New Caledonia. The room was very average with a broken wardrobe and table. These were fixed within a few hours of arriving though. Gym is very poor, equipment is old and in poor working order.
The Ramada was the perfect base to explore Noumea and as we found the centre of the city rather rundown and unattractive, were able to walk nearly everywhere to cafes and restaurants along the bays of Anse Vata and Citrons. The tourist tchou tchou train stopped 5 minutes away and there were great boulangeries nearby for whenever we felt like dining out or taking a picnic to beaches such as Kuendo. If feeling lazy, the views from our suite gave us non-stop action out on the water to enjoy. (We were fortunate enough to see wind surfing competitions but yachts, jet boats, kite surfers and swimmers were always out there too.) Proximity to the huge grass expanse in front of the Hilton complex was also a plus. We could listen to the various outdoor musical performances taking place during the" Music Month" of June from up on our balcony or take the 5-6 minute stroll and catch it live. Location of the Ramada the key!
Not knowing what our room was going to be like, we had a pleasant surprise on arrival. Great View outside, very tidy, clean and well laid out. Looks like to be a happy stay and close to the beach and food etc
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Ramada Hotel & Suites Noumea is located within a mile (2 km) of Aquarium des Lagons and Grand Casino. This 4-star hotel has 125 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. It's also near Maitre Pier and Noumea Harbour.
This hotel serves as home to a steakhouse, which has ocean views and specializes in French cuisine, along with a sports bar. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
All 125 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. 32-inch plasma TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, safes, and phones are other standard amenities.
Ramada Hotel & Suites Noumea features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for XPF 3000.00 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 6 meeting rooms, and a conference center.
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63% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 252 reviews