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Hotel Koulnoue Village

sur La Route de Hienghene, Hienghène, Grand Terre 98815 New Caledonia
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The Koulnoue Village offers the comfort of its 50 bungalows, with a private terrace overlooking the lagoon . They are all equipped with air conditioning and a ceiling fan, tea and coffee, a fridge, safe, and Plasma TV with satellite channels. Enjoy its Premium Bungalows, in a charming contemporary and Melanesian Style or a Luxury stay in one of our Bungalows with private pool! The Koulnoue Village offers a very wide range of activities within the hotel and outside. We will be happy to organize for you day trips or sports and cultural activities available in the area of Hienghene: hiking, canoe trips on the lagoon or catamaran cruises to nearby islands, horseback riding, tribes visit... Pool, tennis court, mini golf and golf driving range, basketball courts , tennis, badminton, petanque balls are complimentary for our guests. Near the Koulnoue and Linderalique tribal villages, the Linderalique rocks and the famous Broody Hen.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Banquet room
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Table tennis
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French

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sur La Route de Hienghene, Hienghène, Grand Terre 98815 New Caledonia
Hotel Koulnoue Village
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Robyn E wrote a review Jan 2024
13 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a very difficult experience for us. We had to leave early, which upset our schedule. We sought out the area for its high black limestone cliffs which march into the ocean and create a spectacular coastline, and because it is off the beaten track. We found the resort was not as described. Some facilities are very run down- for example, the tennis court surface is broken and weed infested and the net is in pieces on the ground. There was no horse riding. But worst of all, not only did they have no water sports equipment, they told us we would be arrested if we put a foot in the water! They seemed to feel the shark swim ban was still in effect, even though the New Caledonian government had announced it was lifted across the whole country months before. Luckily we found out the campsite up the road was hiring kayaks - and everyone was swimming there. So we had to drive up the road and pay to hire something that was supposed to be part of the village. The actual people working at the resort were lovely. Management didn’t believe our problems, and would not refund our money. A really unpleasant experience in a heavenly location.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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JaneBloggsTravel wrote a review Feb 2023
Wellington, New Zealand57 contributions23 helpful votes
Hienghène was a highlight of our recent stay in New Caledonia. It’s on the isolated East Coast which is stunning for its scenery. Take the time to head up the coast to the waterfalls and walking. The resort is great for its location. We stayed in a comfortable well equipped bungalow metres from the beach. Everything a tropical getaway is supposed to be. The reception was helpful. Sunset and sunrise were stunning and breakfast on the patio facing the ocean will live long in our memories. The evening buffet was average for the price with not a lot of really good choice, but still a good stay with no real other options at this time of year. We’ll back for the area and location.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 30 May 2023
Dear Jane Thank you to share your experience with us, hope you will be back Warm Regards
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VancityAussie wrote a review Jan 2023
Vancouver, Canada202 contributions163 helpful votes
Great experience. You’re very remote in this part of New Caledonia don’t expect 5 star service - especially at this price. Considering the limits of the location the hotel mostly delivers. The rooms with private pools are a highlight. When we stayed it rained heavily for 2 days straight. The bungalow stood up well and they are in great shape for their age. The pool area was being renovated when we were here but it should look great in future. The only real letdown is the restaurant. The buffet is great IF you like buffets, otherwise there aren’t any other options at the hotel or nearby. At 4500 XPF each it is an expensive experience. For the location the buffet is varied and well presented. Wine here is decently priced and starts around 3000 XPF per bottle. Beer is expensive at 800 XPF for a small glass. Overall - this place is recommended but don’t expect to be blown away by the service and culinary experience in this part of the world. Come for the remoteness and beauty. The rooms are a definite highlight. Get the ones with the private pool if you can.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 30 May 2023
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Tony wrote a review Jan 2023
Malua Bay, Australia34 contributions24 helpful votes
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Stayed here for 3 days over the 2023 new year period Again like other hotels it’s a bit dated and needs a bit of work. The rooms are great and modern. Staff and service is fantastic, would do week to introduce a menu instead of the usual buffet meals daily The snorkelling off the beach was fantastic literally 20 meters off the beach, very safe for children my kids loved it. The are supermarkets in Hienghene if you want some supplies like fresh pastries and baguette. This coastline around the area is amazing take a drive north up the coast you won’t be disappointed
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 30 May 2023
Dear Tony Thank you to take the time to share your experience, hope you will be back one day !
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DanO68 wrote a review Nov 2022
Alexandra, New Zealand658 contributions474 helpful votes
This resort was a nice surprise. We weren’t expecting such a beautiful place out on the east coast. It’s really a stunning area with all the craggy limestone cliffs everywhere. Our bungalow was very nice, just meters from the beach with great views out the glass doors. The room was very modern, probably recently renovated, I’d say. It was very comfortable, complete with AC, TV, good Wifi, and a small fridge. The place was very quiet so we had a really good sleep. There is a lot of upgrading and renovating going on around the resort, so a little messy and disorganized in places. We opted to eat the buffet dinner at the restaurant and had an excellent feed, albeit a bit pricey. Overall we had a great stay and would definitely recommend it to other travellers.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Catherine Savatier, Directeur général at Hotel Koulnoue Village
Responded 4 Dec 2022
Dear Dan Thank you for your feedback, next time our swiming pool will be finish ! Take care !
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MattyS72 wrote a review Nov 2022
Nelson, New Zealand187 contributions46 helpful votes
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Lovely location on the beach. Had a beachfront with it's own little pool. Bungalow was nice. They are looking a little bit tired in places so bear that in mind . Wifi didn't initially work but after a reboot it went and so did tv. Had the buffet dinner which was nice albeit a bit pricey but food was good. There was a problem the morning we checked out where the water just stopped working but not sure if it was planned or not! Work being done slowly around the place but would be good if the owners invested a little to attract people back post covid.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Dec 2022
Dear Sir Thank you to share your feeling, the pool will be finish on décember the 10th ! It was a pleasure to welcome you
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Poleinahole wrote a review Oct 2022
Switzerland2118 contributions1833 helpful votes
I did not actually stay here. In fact, I just had to cancel my booking as I am unable to fly to New Caledonia because I require hospital treatment. I just wanted to mention: 1. The hotel was always very prompt in responding to my questions about when rooms were available, etc. 2. When I informed them about the reasons I had to cancel they didd't charge my credit card the deposit and said they would be no charge. They didn't ask me for medical certificate--They just trusted me. One less thing for a sick person to worry about. Thanks so much to the Hotel Koulnoue Village. This is classy.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Catherine Savatier, Directeur général at Hotel Koulnoue Village
Responded 4 Dec 2022
Dear you, Hope to see you one day ! Take care
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Brett wrote a review Feb 2022
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions4 helpful votes
Great experience very quiet and peaceful nights sleep. The hotel rooms are well maintained. The restaurant is surprisingly good and serving sizes are generous, we were left full and went away extremely happy :) Thanks guys, we will be sure to come back.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The pool is a little bit run down and needs to be repaired.
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Response from Catherine Savatier, Directeur général at Hotel Koulnoue Village
Responded 24 Mar 2022
Dear Brett Thank you very much for your feed back, and we hope to welcome you again !
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cliffordchambers wrote a review Jan 2020
Europe702 contributions309 helpful votes
We had a beach front bungalow with a lovely view, room was large enough with a modest terrace facing the sea. Unfortunately the next bungalow inland had a terrace directly facing our lodging, so whenever the occupants and their friends gathered there we had to put up with their enthussiastic early breakfast chatter or their alcohol inflamed aperitif talk. it was very windy during our visit, so no chance of snorkeling, without which there was very little to do. The restaurant was a disaster, with waits of up to an hour for food in a crowded room closed in by plastic curtains to keep the wind out.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Geoff B wrote a review Mar 2019
Newcastle, Australia156 contributions67 helpful votes
Returned for two night stay after a solo visit in 2017. Welcome was friendly with welcome fruit juice - staff were friendly throughout. Staff speak little English but are patient with one’s limited French. Restaurant menu is very limited however we enjoyed very generous serves of lamb and deer. The cats near restaurant reported previously now appear to be replaced by dogs but they don’t intrude on the tables. However the rooms are now showing their age and would benefit from maintenance- the view was good from our beachfront bungalow however the first signs of maintenance problems were when trying to enter room - staff had to make three attempts over 10 minutes to gain entry through the electronic keying system. We reported the ceiling fan not working in my best French to be told they don’t work anymore (disconnected I assume). The air conditioning is very ineffective during the day but very effective at night. The safe stopped working after one hour and the fridge was woefully inadequate- barely kept things more than slightly cool. Not certain if the rat control is effective - it’s reasonable to expect rats in rural beach locations - we did have one visit in the middle of the night looking for food but it scurried into the ceiling - I reported again in my best French! The beach is not for swimming but there is good walk along the black sand/coral beach to view the rock formations from ocean side. So all in all a mixed bag. I believe the friendly staff could be better supported by owners’ investment in maintenance.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 21 Apr 2019
Dear Sir We thank you to take the time to writte your feeling after your stay with us. We read it very closely and we would take the appropriate décisions. We hope to welcome you back Kinds Regards
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Koulnoue Village
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Koulnoue Village?
Nearby attractions include Base d'activité nautique de La Poule de Hienghène (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Koulnoue Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Koulnoue Village?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Koulnoue Village?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Koulnoue Village?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Koulnoue Village?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Koulnoue Village?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Hotel Koulnoue Village have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hotel Koulnoue Village accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.