Le Meridien Noumea
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... university, the Pacific games village which is now student accommodation, and then onto a beach where we stopped for about 10 mins. We then headed back to the port where adam and I decided to go for a bit of a stroll. By this time it was after 5pm, and pretty much everything was shut. We did find the boulangerie (bakery) that had been recommended to us by the P&O Facebook page fans, and I really enjoyed their cakes. It wasn’t really THAT expensive. I was imagining worse, but ...
... L’Orphelinat, sometimes slow but mostly fine. Gone are the days we sat in filthy internet cafes or ordered coffee at Mc Donalds just to get our internet fix along with an overdose of caffeine.
They now have a 3G network. Taking about skipping a few steps.
Unfortunately at times the internet has turned into an anchor when the realm of cyber space won over going out into the lagoon, especially when the weather wasn’t perfect ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLe Meridien Noumea
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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