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Crusoe's Retreat

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Nestled amongst lush tropical gardens and fronting a palm-fringed sandy beach and stunning lagoon, Crusoe’s Retreat is a friendly, intimate, traditional Fijian resort. Featuring only 28 Fijian-inspired Bures, Crusoe’s truly embodies all that is wonderful about the Fiji Islands: world-famous hospitality, an unhurried pace, fresh island cuisine, lots of complimentary activities, and a dedication to local culture and traditions. Crusoe’s Retreat truly is Fiji.
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Free parking
Bar/Lounge
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Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Paid Internet
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Non-smoking rooms
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Nr Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu Fiji
Getting there
Nadi Intl Airport69 km
Nausori Airport80 km
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Out of the way. Just the sort of relaxing holiday that we were hoping for. Friendly staff and great food prepared by the wonderful chef Emraan. Nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation is a little bit tired but that did not concern us at all. Would definitely go back.
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Response from Alison F, Director of Sales at Crusoe's Retreat
Responded 6 Jan 2019
Bula Judi and David, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are thrilled to hear you had a lovely relaxing time and will pass on your compliments to the chef, one of our very valued staff members. We really look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. vinaka
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Good: Great views from all around this property. The views alone will renew and restore your peace of mind Bad: The Continental breakfast they serve is horrible. From the cheap no name cereal, the unsweetened Fruit, the old moldy Bread, and that's about it. You have to buy
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Response from Alison F, Director of Sales at Crusoe's Retreat
Responded 6 Jan 2019
Bula Stanley, Thank you for your review, we agree the views from this property are particularly stunning from every bure which is unique. We are sorry to hear you do not approve of the continental breakfast. The continental Breakfast is complimentary with your rate making Crusoe's Retreat one of the most affordable properties in Fiji. We do have choices for cooked breakfasts from the menu available including boiled eggs and many other delicious items for purchase. Our staff are our most valuable asset at the resort and most other reviews we have had to date can testify to this as they are complimented all the time. Our staff are all in paid employment and are free to choose whether they wish to work for the resort or not. Many of our staff have been with us for a great many years, which suggests that they must be very happy or they would not work here. regards
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So we went for our Department's retreat for one night and the hospitality given by Reshmi & her team was so amazing.. we were welcomed with the coconut drink.. our family rooms were fantastic just like the BBQ we had for lunch, Lovo for Dinner & Breakfast. Our team building
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Response from CrusoesRetreat, Director of Sales at Crusoe's Retreat
Responded 14 Dec 2018
Bula and thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. All too often people complain when things go wrong but seldom when we get it right so we are truely grateful We hope you come back again with your family next time or with the team again. Vinaka alison
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This place needs to be condemned it is not fit for human habitation. What a disappointment- don’t be fooled by the photos. Mattress eas Disgusting and least ten years old, toilet leaked everynight, didn’t get the room we asked for, spa was converted into a ten bed dormitory,
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Response from CrusoesRetreat, Director of Sales at Crusoe's Retreat
Responded 14 Dec 2018
Bula and I would like to say how terribly sorry we are that your expectations were not met when staying at Crusoe’s Retreat. It is always very distressing to get reviews such as this as they can hurt the resorts reputation and staff tremendously. I would like to offer you the chance to come back to the resort so that we can show you the improvements we have made and to give us the opportunity to make amends. If you could email me directly: marketing@crusoesretreat.com we can come to some arrangement Vinaka and best wishes Alison
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We have just returned from Crusoes two days ago. What made this hoilday for us was the wonderfull staff. The resort although v tired and does need upgrading is situated in a beautiful spot, we stayed in Bure 4 and our adult kids stayed in Bure 7 both of which were adaquite. Food
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Response from CrusoesRetreat, Director of Sales at Crusoe's Retreat
Responded 14 Dec 2018
Bula and thank you so much for your lovely review. It is particularly wonderful to get great reviews of the staff. The spa pool is now almost complete with hot water so we are all very excited about that. We particularly do not want to encourage wifi in the rooms as we want people to come and unplug and get away from technology and digital media!! We want people to reconnect with each other while on holiday in the most relaxing way possible. Vinaka once again and we hope you return to our paradise soon Ali
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Stunning sunsets -the view every night
Sunrise at Crusoe's
Landscaped grounds
Twin Vanity in our Room Shower and Toilet to left plus door to an outside shower to the right
Day Bed and Hammock on our deck
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We were there in April , just after a cyclone, but humidity was not a problem. The bures are very well ventilated and the breeze keeps them cool. But you won't spend too much time inside, there's too much to do outside. Water was no problem, but you can buy bottles if you are worried.
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Bula! No need to bring your own snorkel gear. The resort offers mask, fins and snorkel - at no charge. In addition, you can take out one of the resort's sea kayaks and explore the lagoon.
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Bula Vinaka Kim and thanks for your message about Crusoe's Retreat. First off - a great big Happy Birthday. Crusoes would be a wonderful spot to celebrate your birthday. Crusoe's Retreat has a full tour desk, from which you can select a lot of fun and exciting activities and excursions nearby. In addition, we have a scuba dive centre on site, and they can assist in any fishing requests. If you are looking for more deep sea fishing opportunities, our tour desk can direct you to what is best suited for you. Just let them know. Like you, many of our guests like to relax with a drink or cocktail. We have a fun Happy Hour every day from 5:00p-7:00 at Coco's Pool Bar - one of the best spots in all of Fiji to watch amazing sunsets over the water. We do have wine at Crusoes, and our selection does change based on our wine importer. If you would like to bring some wine from duty free, there is a small corkage fee. All of our Bures have mini-refrigerators, so you can be sure to keep your wine cool! Hope this helps, and we hope to see you soon to help celebrate your birthday in style . . . in paradise!
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Are there fishing tours available? Thanks
Yes, fishing trips can be arranged with the Dive Center from the hotel.
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6500185. You can get there via bus (drop off at main road and call the resort for a taxi) or transfer company to resort or taxi. Hiring a car will give you options if you want a day trip away.
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"Bures 1/6 have aircon. Bure 7 has double and two single beds for families"
"The Bure's up on the hill seem more modern so might have less trouble with mosquitoes. Our advice is stay someplace else"
"Seaside deluxe Bure are private, close to the sea, view of the resort, great day bed on verandah"
"Go for the deluxe seaside bures and ask for a room that's further away from the dining hall."
"All rooms are good"
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PRICE RANGE
US$61 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
crusoe`s retreat hotel coral coastcrusoes retreat coral coastcrusoes retreat hotel
LOCATION
FijiViti LevuCoral Coast
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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