We were looking forward to our stay at Le Meridian, Noumea. The website promises a high-quality, resort-type atmosphere. But we were disappointed.
The gardens and pool were beautiful and our room was spacious, if a little dated.
We paid 22,900 Pacific Francs each night and this included a buffet breakfast. While the assortment of dishes at breakfast was excellent, the service was quite poor. Dirty dishes were left to pile up -and despite the fact the restaurant was nearly empty, staff made no effort to clean.
The location of the hotel is unfortunate -about 15 minutes drive into Noumea central and at least 15 minutes walk to nearest shops. But there was no regular mini bus to take guests into town -guests are require to walk ten minutes to the closest public bus stop. Or book a taxi and wait.
Other services were also disappointing. The health club had a very limited selection of equipment. The shop in the foyer was open about two hours each morning and two hours each night.
There were three restaurants -but again, limited hours. And when there was rain the outdoor cafe (which was under cover) did not open. Guests had little to do in poor weather.
All in all, Le Meridian needs a desperate face-lift -and some attention to the details mentioned. We checked out early.
- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Noumea Hotel Noumea
- Le Meridien Noumea Hotel
- Noumea Le Meridien
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Meridien Noumea captures the cosmopolitan, energetic spirit of New Caledonia’s capital with an unmatched lagoon front location, just ten minutes from the buzz of the city centre.Arrive to views overlooking the beach at Anse Vata and slip into holiday mode by the lagoon-style pool with a cool drink and your favourite novel.Glide across on your windsurfer and look back at the vista that surrounds you. Graduate to kite surfing in the afternoon and feel on top of the world.Worked up an appetite? Satisfy your taste buds in one of our 4 restaurants offering casual to creative gourmet cuisine and Japanese specialties.Le Méridien Nouméa offers a truly unique experience in every one of its 245 spacious and stylish guest rooms, where chic European décor embraces elements of pacific island ambience all offering full amenities and views of the spectacular lagoon, New Caledonian gardens and pool. ... more less
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