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South Seas Private Hotel

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Wear the T-Shirt! South Seas Private Hotel SOUTH SEAS PRIVATE HOTEL is a very popular budget hotel among travellers looking for clean, basic accommodation at low prices. Located in a 2-storey wooden building in a quiet residential area close to the shopping district, the South Seas Private Hotel

"really conveys the flavor in its name." (David Stanley, Moon Handbooks Fiji, Avalon Travel Publishing, 2004)

" ... A friendly, well maintained backpackers� place, ... deservedly a perennial favourite."(Rob Kay, Fiji Travel Survival Kit, Lonely Planet, 1993).

Lonely Planet World Guide Top 5 Author Pick for Suva--Review: "The sweeping interior veranda, classic white exterior and symposium of trees at this glorious old hotel will work the smile lines of any Pacific romantic. Clad in a sea of polished timber, the interior is reminiscent of a 1920s ocean liner and houses neat, simple and spacious rooms. The capacious lounge room is more Ahab than Stubing, with fat, faded armchairs, a neat scattering of doilies and a TV set that could have been used as an anchor were the building actually afloat. Dorms are refreshingly unorthodox, offering large steel bunks and solid mattresses in a series of interconnected rooms. The double rooms are spotless but lack a little of the hotel's flavour and all but one has shared facilities. Portholes and small alcoves with wooden bench seating throughout bolstering the nautical experience.The place is so preserved it's almost pickled. The South Seas' aesthetics are laden with character, but a scant amount of human traffic robs it a little of ambience. Silence often saturates the halls (enough to prompt hushed tones), but this feature may be its greatest plus depending on your preference. Albert Park, the Fiji Museum and Thurston Gardens are on your front doorstep, so you're in Suva's best locale for a spontaneous rugby match, culture feast and picnic. Head up Pender Street, one block east, for spectacular views of the city." (Reviewed by Justine Vaisutis, 2006)

Rooms: 42 single, twin/double, family/triple and multi-bed (4-8 beds) rooms, many with polished wooden floors, and all with fans, insect screens, bed linen and maid service. There is one room with its own private bathroom but all other rooms share communal bathrooms. If you are an independent traveller looking for a real "South Pacific" atmosphere, reminiscent of the days when travel meant adventure rather than a package tour, then South Seas may be just right for you.

*Includes* ALL TAXES
Valid from April 1, 2023 until further notice

NOTE:Rates include 15% VAT
Multi-bed Rooms (4, 5, 6 or 8 beds) (share bath) please contact us for rates
Single Room (share bath) F$60.00
Twin/Double Room (share bath) F$75.00
Family/Triple Room (1 double + 1 single bed, share bath) F$100.00
Room w/ private bathroom (single/double)-only 1 room available F$105.00

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South Seas Dormitory Room
Communal bathrooms Book exchange
Communal kitchen Reading lounge
Laundry tubs Foreign exchange
Spacious front verandah Large garden
Peaceful residential neighborhood Internet cafes nearby
Ceiling Fans Spacious grounds

Meals: There is no restaurant on site but there is a communal kitchen. There are also many cafes and inexpensive restaurants within walking distance.

Activities: There are lots of activities available in and around Suva, including:
Bushwalking Local markets
(fresh fruit/veg)
Canoeing/rafting Movies Shopping
Cultural tours Nightlife
(good dance clubs!)
Sporting events
Fiji Museum (nearby) Scuba diving  

Reservations: Advance reservations for South Seas can be made by using our Reservation Form which will come to a "live" person during office hours who will respond and assist you personally within 1-2 working days. Walk-in bookings are also most welcome on a space available basis should you not wish to make an advance reservation. Group bookings are also welcome; please contact us for rates.

Reception Hours: Our reception desk is open 7 am to 1 pm, and from 2 pm to 10 pm daily, but we can arrange to have someone available to check you in after hours—provided you have a confirmed and guaranteed booking.

Getting here from Nadi International Airport
(all prices approximate):
By Bus, hailed on Nadi highway, to Suva Bus Terminal: please enquire as fares change
By Taxi from Suva Bus Terminal to hotel: please enquire as fares change
By Taxi from Nadi Airport to hotel: please enquire as fares change
It is approximately 4 hours by car from Nadi to Suva.

Assistance at Nadi Airport – IMPORTANT: Since the closure of the Fiji Visitors Bureau at Nadi Airport, there is no impartial, official or government-sponsored visitors office at the airport. Please be aware that the only "information" now available at Nadi Airport is from commercial travel agencies who receive commissions for any bookings they perform.

South Seas Private Hotel
Street Address: 6 Williamson Road, Suva
(above Albert Park)
Telephone: (679) 331 2296 and (679) 756 3248
Fax: (679) 330 8646
e-mail: southseas@fiji4less·com
Mailing Address: PO Box 2086, Government Buildings, Suva, Fiji Islands

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To Make a Booking, please use the Reservation Form for personal service by one of our reservations staff (may take 1-2 working days though we usually aim to respond on same working day).
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David Stanley's South Pacific Travel Blog (Dec 2005)

"Whenever I'm in Fiji's capital Suva, I stay at the venerable South Seas Private Hotel. It's on Williamson Road, just above Albert Park and almost within sight of the Fiji Museum. Suva's shopping and nightlife quarters are only 10 minutes away on foot, but you won't be troubled by the noise and bustle of the city. The South Seas is not for you if you want a private bathroom as only one of the 42 rooms is so equipped. Many of the rooms have been converted into five-bed dormitories where backpackers pay F$XX each. The single/double/triple rooms with shared communal bathroom cost F$XX/XX/XX... The South Seas Private Hotel is clean and safe, and the staff is friendly and cooperative... While researching my guidebooks, I pay my own expenses, and I can't imagine spending 10 times as much at the Holiday Inn down the hill."(For an insightful look at the South Pacific, check out David's frequently up-dated blog)

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Please note that the Internet and Direct Booking rates quoted in these pages are discounted rates offered direct to travellers and are non-commissionable. Please contact us for commissionable rates.  

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