Le Meridien Noumea
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Nothing worse than getting a song stuck in your head unless its purple rain (this just happened to be playing in the lift when we returned from breakfast at 6.30am this morning. What sort of a tosser thinks something like that is the least bit decent - apart from someone that drives a little red corvette?
Anyway, I digress. Clearly the …
Woke to no hot water but two bottles of Mont-Dore (bottled water) and a note to say there had been a broken main and they were working on having it fixed by midday.
Did the old fashioned face washer bath and headed to breakfast in the hope it would be back on when we returned. Nope.
Went for a walk on the beach, came back. Nope.
Sat by …
What a wonderful way to wake up. Coffee in bed, shower and off to breakfast.
Housekeepers out and about already? Well I guess it is 830.
"Bonjour!" Says I
I don't think I've ever seen so much on offer for breakfast. You name, it's there. Wasn't too bad …
Another wonderful night's sleep. Up and showered and time for breakfast. Drizzle outside. If it doesn't stop I may be forced to sit by the beach in it.
After dining with who we thought could be the members of Korean pop group SNSD and petted the hotel kitty we journeyed back to the room to freshen up and get ready to jump on a bus. C'est …
Two days til Bastille day!
Very relaxing day today spent in front of the beach, then the pool and a short wander to get lunch - consisting of a 60cm panini full of ham, cheese and tomato that had been squished and toasted to deliciousness.. The largest panini I'd seen. Ever.
Oh, and of course a big bottle of Orangina had to be …
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Le Meridien is a nice hotel. It is a little run down and you can see where there is mould growing through the ceiling in some parts of the room and the hotel - which is partly to be expected given it is in a cyclone ravaged (correct word?) area.
The staff are friendly, however a little inconsistent when going from inside the hotel to outside the hotel around the pool/bar/beach area. The rooms are a little tired and housekeeping can also be a little inconsistent when it comes to making sure everything has been replaced, but on the other hand there appears to be service 3 times a day (when there's consistency).
They have plans on 'up-doing' both the inside and outside areas according to a response to 'no hot water' comment from someone else a couple of years back, but this doesn't appear to have been done yet, which makes me feel for the staff having to spin the same responses year after year when it should be just done.
Having said all of this (we booked through Expedia) it was a great stay. I'm looking forward to going back again. Maybe even around the same time as it wasn't that crowded. There was room to sit around by the beach - as we did for 8 hours at a time without getting burnt - and you can order at the bar and have food/cocktails/other beverages delivered (don't expect service consistency).
The food options, for Breakfast, Room Service and Pool/Beach Service are excellent. I'd happily eat my way through the menu.
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