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Smugglers Cove Beach Resort Reviews

PO Box 10409, Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi Bay, Nadi, Fiji

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82%

Rating
496 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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100%

..I would enjoy another stay at SmugglersCove...staff is very friendly and helpful..Location is perfect! FJ!.00 for the bus ride to town. On the beach, continental breakfast included, what more can you ask for?


69%

The staff was very friendly. Smugglers cove is a good starting point for any trip to Fiji.


74%

Right on the beach. Friendly staff. Lots of tour info. Good meals at restaurant however self-catering facilities would be nice for low-budget travellers. Free wifi would be a plus too (currently it's charged, and quite pricey).


100%

It is not a typical hostel, as it is located at a resort. It was a great stay, but not a standard hostel. Would go back...


86%

Waited a long time to check in but staff very friendly and the 32 bed dorm was a lot more cleaner than I expected!

  • 6th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Breakfast buffet is general but ok. Dorms are nice with private showers. Wifi price is exaggerated and unfair, either get a Fijian SIM card or go to horizon next door.


100%

Loved our stay here. The bar and outdoor area is right on the beach which is gorgeous at night. Good drinks and good available and very clean!


46%

The airport transfer service was totally unacceptable. We were promised to wait for 15 mins for picking up, but even after 4 times of ringing, nobody showed up. We end up waited for 2 hours from 10:30pm - 12:30 am (mid night!!) and finally took a taxi by ourselves. They seemed to be treating it as nothing happen initially when we arrived. Finally, the taxi fee got refund after a harsh complainant to the manager. The 4-bed shared room was ok, the beds were tidy, while the toilet can be improved.


66%

Had booked in for just one night were told we were being upgraded as there was over booking but turned out to be a down grade being put across the road at horizon while our friends were at smugglers and also being told it was because we booked so late (10days prior) like it was our fault. Also then had ask to still have our breakfast at smugglers with our friends. The place itself was nice and had a nice atmosphere was a shame our one night was dampened by overbooking and poor management of it.


63%

34 bed dorm with no plug sockets. One double plug socket in each bathroom. Beds are partitioned which adds privacy. Each bed has a reading light and locker.


94%

Good free activities and decent complimentary breakfast! Free wifi would have been good.


94%

Would have given a 100% rating if it wasn't for the extortionately priced wifi! Top tip - the hostel 2 buildings down has free wifi without a password so go have a beer and check your emails/Facebook there instead!

  • 29th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

It was a nice place on the beach front and was fine as a one night stop over on the way to / from the islands. Not sure i would want to stay here several nights in a row though as felt like it was missing character and personality.


80%

Very helpful and friendly staff.


100%

it is a good place for students

  • 22nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

It was a bit of both ends. Some staff were very friendly, others not as much. Accommodation was cheap but food and everything else was expensive. Workers would enter your room all the time without knocking first,. Beach was nice and hourly activities were great. Concierge was great to help book tours. Dorm bathrooms needed better cleaning and wasn't done everyday. Cleanliness could be improved. Overall an average experience, but for Fiji I think it should be excellent. It is paradise after all.


91%

I stayed at smugglers for 2 nights upon first arriving in Fiji and it was a great place to stay! Got picked up from the airport then shown to my room when I checked in. Free breakfast was good. Just a shame you have to pay for wifi!


77%

Stayed here either side of visiting the Yasawa Islands was a nice hostel for a few days, free breakfast and activities every all day and every night, although its more of a family atmosphere. But you can always hang out at Bamboo Beach hostel just up the beach for more of a backpacker vibe.


80%

I've heard it can be a lot more lively, depending on the crowd. It's by a lovely beach which is great, but it's not exactly an area you can walk around to the next place to explore the surrounds. It's a residential area, you can only really drive around. The airport pickup took a long time, so I ended up taking a taxi. The welcome wasn't very warm, for Fiji. I wouldn't go out of my way to stay here again.


91%

Very accommodating staff, great outdoor area with excellent atmosphere. Not close to town and the cab company next door have a monopoly and over charge, but if you're just going to and from the airport/island tours that's no issue. Easy and relaxed.


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