Scenic Matavai Resort Niue3.0 out of 5.0
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If you really need the 3 - 4 star treatment on an island (and are prepared to pay the premium for it!) then stay here. THE GOOD STUFF The location is excellent - absolute water front, endless ocean views, you can snorkel/swim right out in front (if you're competent & adventurous). The rooms are very nice, at least the new one we stayed in. You want the highest room number possible, 35 and up for the new rooms. Pool and poolside bar is very nice. Ideal to cool off. The staff are friendly and the place is welcoming and very safe. You can charge back activities like fishing charters etc (but most places on Niue do this). NOT SO GOOD $100 for a week of internet - the cost not clearly advertised and no opt in/opt out. If you use the wifi then BAM $100. Not cheap - about $300 per night on average - that gets a decent 4 - 5 star in other countries.. It's a "resort" so it's quite "touristy"... VERDICT It was nice to stay there but in future I would go to somewhere like Namukulu Cottages as my preference. If you are a business traveller or looking for an island conference destination, this is ideal.
Ditch the watch and put your feet up. For island standards this Resort is not bad at all. Beginning of September was actually a bit cold in the swimming pool. Our 1yo was shivering within a few minutes. I'm sure it gets warmer in summer. The rock pools around the island are great. We must have been the only people in the resort with a baby/toddler. Babysitting service was great, just remember to book the day before. Also the only high chair they had was broken, which made meal times somewhat difficult. Other than that, if your travelling to relax Niue in general is a great choice. I really liked sitting on the pool balcony having a drink and watching the sunset and waves crash on the rocks below. Lots of marine life, if you get the time I highly recommend you go diving.
Welcome drinks and a orientation talk offered on arrival. Friendly, helpful staff. Plenty of seating areas/options available. Onsite restaurant and also pool bar menu available. Entertainment of some form offered with evening dining (fire dancing, childrens dance performances, Uga crab demonstration). Pick up and drop off available for airport. On-site swimming pools. Gorgeous views from the decks.
. This Resort is ideal for a relaxing holiday, lovely pool area with bar/ food service. Very pleasant and friendly staff all going that extra mile for guests. Pleasant accommodation with both air condititioning and ceiling fans and lovely balconies overlooking the pool and ocean, ideal for viewing the whales & dolphins. We ( 5 friends) were all more than happy with both the food and restaurant service. Rental car essential . Trevor & Jackie
A tiny nation with a big heart! We thoroughly enjoyed the deep sea fishing and the generous hospitality. We received a warm and generous welcome from the Resort staff and were made to feel like revered guests.
Great views, great rooms,friendly staff, pool good, free dolphin watching from the deck most days. Recommend staying here. Close by to beaches for snorkeling and swimming. Transport recommended to get around.
We weren't staying here, but on our last day checked in at the airport early, then came here for swim & lunch (11.45). They gave us towels. We both had lovely fish meals, then drove to the airport which is nearby
We had tried to book into a self catering villa but niue was popular when we booked so chose Matavai resort as it was one of the few places available. We were pleasantly suprised. Although we had no self catering facilities. Only tea and coffee and fridge we were still able to use our few supplies we'd taken. We were in the older part of the resort and it was fine. Still had a view of the ocean and garden as well as keeping an eye on the pool and restaurant! The resort is great at promoting and supporting community which we liked. The pools are open to all during the day as is the restaurant. Great view of the sea and if we had been lucky whales although they were shy when we were there they did play below the decks one day. Room house keeping was entertaining for us as we couldn't be sure what we would get in terms of renewed supplies each day. But we quite enjoyed the thrill of guessing and revelation each time we returned to the room. Reception was always good at making up for any lack of supplies if required so no big deal. Loved Marie's cheery smile and helpful kindness. Thank you. Everyone was helpful and although a car is necessary to get around (the resort can help with renting one) it is a beautiful location. We ate 4 meals at the resort and the fish was beautiful each time (never ordered anything else to comment on other dishes except the coconut crusted brie with wasabi as an entree and it was delicious) Beds were a bit too bouncy for me. I did contemplate moving my mattress to the floor but never quite got around too it. Wifi is free for an hour each day it is slow but we were there for a holiday so good that my daughter couldn't always be on it! Thank you Marie and Simon and all the staff at the resort. Sorry we didn't fill out the customer survey we found it mixed up with our luggage once we were home but we loved Niue and thankyou for a wonderful introduction to a beautiful friendly country. :)
The staff at the Matavia seem to genuinely care about the guests. Hire a bike to see some of the Ireland, or snorkel gear to enjoy the coral reefs and fish. The high tea of cakes and coffee was amazing, and meeting the local women to weave was relaxing as well(they meet every week in the restaurant and are keen to pass on their skills).
Room was awesome! very clean. The only thing was the milk was open and we had interconnecting rooms and the room my kids were in didn't get new towels. Other than that the place is stunning! and all the staff were so lovely and helpful. John the bar manager and Ema were our favourites! Food also was amazing!! loved it!
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92% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 467 reviews