IC Fiji Golf Resort & Spa Master Thread [merged]

Old Jan 24, 11, 5:09 am
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yes that sounds more like my experience with her!
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Old Feb 25, 12, 11:49 pm
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Had a wonderful one day stay there. Will post a review in about a week. Here is a video of the suite that I had there http://bit.ly/icnanvid.
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Old Mar 19, 12, 10:25 am
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You can find the review with the photos and video at http://bit.ly/fijiic. I will post it on the stay forum as well.
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Old Mar 19, 12, 10:36 am
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InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa Hotel

You can find the photos and video of the suite I had at http://bit.ly/fijiic.

When I was in Fiji, I had had enough of Denarau Island and Nadi, and decided to make my way to the city of Suva, the capital of Fiji. Of the three hotels that I visited in Denarau the Hilton was by far the best. I wasnít very satisfied with either Sheraton or Radisson Blu hotels. I also had a quick overnight at the Mercure hotel. This hotel is bit on the pricey side and thus it is very good value using Priority Club points/Points and Money rewards as I pointed out.

Location

This InterContinental is located in Natadola Bay, which is about an hour drive from Nadi International airport. The actual distance is only 40 kilometers, but the road itself is in terrible condition. There are numerous villages that you pass by and very deep potholes.

I am sure that the hotel can arrange a transport from the airport to the resort. Whether you need a rental car is entirely dependent what you are planning to do. If your main focus is relax in the resort and only fly in/out, I wouldnít rent a car. If you are planning to get around and maybe visit the Suva, renting a car is basically essential. I got a pretty good deal from Europcar for the days I needed one. There are quite a few car rental agencies at the airport. You might be able to negotiate something on the spot, but I made the reservation over the website, however.

There are few signs on the main road, but they are easy to miss if you are driving in the dark. I would suggest that you try to get to the resort during the day light hours. Also, the GPS in my phone was not able to work properly on the Pacific. I did get an approximate location based on the cell phone towers, but not the exact one.

Check in

The check in could have been better. For some reason their system showed me as a Gold member even when the correct InterContinental status is Royal Ambassador. I didnít have the card with me so I had to log in to the Priority Club website to show them that I was indeed RA.

Not sure what is the usual Royal Ambassador upgrade here but the entire Club section of the hotel was closed due to low occupancy during the southern summer. You can see the club buildings on the attached map. They are further away from the main pool and beach. I would rather be on the buildings that are next to the beach.

They hadnít prepared a suite for me as they had the wrong status on their system. I was told that it would take 10 to 15 minutes for them to prepare a suite for me. I went to the bar by the pool and had a margarita while waiting.

Suite 2112

This was a beautiful ground floor suite with an outside terrace that had a nice bath tub. You could walk on the grass to the beach or just relax on the couch outside.

The living room had a really long sofa, work desk, entertainment system, a hair, and the access to the patio.

Bedroom was anything you would expect from a modern hotel. There was obviously another TV and wired internet connection. The hotel didnít have wireless internet access in the rooms.

Bathroom had a shower and a toilet, but as I noted above the bath rub was actually on the outside patio.

Royal Ambassador Amenities

This hotel honored all the Royal Ambassador benefits even on an award stay. Per the program they donít have to extend them beyond paid stays. It is always nice, however, when they do. I had a nice white wine amenity and a fruit display brought to the suite. Late checkout 4PM was granted and the minibar was complimentary as well, although I didnít have time to take extensive use of it.

Beach/Pool

There are two main pools around the property. According to the map there might be one in the club area as well, but that was closed as I noted earlier due to low occupancy. The main pool is by the beach and is infinity style. There are plenty of sun chairs and loungers around. You can watch the pool while eating or drinking in the pool bar/restaurant.

The other pool is closer to the buildings. There are quite a few loungers and sun chairs in this area as well. I think that this pool is a lot swallower than the infinity one.

The beach here is much better than in the Denarau area, but I would still probably spend most of my time by the pool or in the private patio. There is also a small island on the other side, that you can access during the low tide by just crawling. During the evening you can see quite a few local people crawling in the water and doing some fishing.

Restaurants

There are two/three restaurants on the property, and as one might expect this being a resort they are all on the high side when it comes to the price. There arenít any local other options around. I only had a snack on the restaurant in the evening as I had arrived rather late. In the late morning I had a lunch of fried calamari and fries. Both were fine.

Fitness Center

They had a modern fitness center that was housed in one of the buildings. It had all the modern equipment that one has come to expect.

Conclusion

This property surprised me very positively after subpar Hilton, Starwood, and Carlson properties in the Denarau area. This was truly made for international InterContinental standards and the target audience is definitely more upscale clientele than those of the above mentioned other hotels. The pool and beach area is basically fantastic. Employees were mainly Fijian but the GM and one lady working in the guest relations were from Australia/New Zealand.

I am glad that I decided to stay here for a night on my way from Nadi to Suva. Could have easily spent few days, but unfortunately it wasnít possible on this trip.
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Old Aug 2, 12, 8:21 am
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Intercontinental Fiji Reward Stay

Hi, has anyone stayed at this resort on an award stay? I have read on other sites about RAs still getting their benefits in the past, but when I emailed the hotel, they said that no benefits are given. Has anyone stayed here recently?
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Old Aug 2, 12, 9:35 pm
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yes
RA got the free internet and minibar
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Old Aug 3, 12, 2:45 am
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Yes, got fabulous treatment. Great suites on the beach, minibar etc. This was about 3 years ago

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Old Aug 3, 12, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by sherrytan View Post
yes
RA got the free internet and minibar
Thanks. How long ago did you stay?
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Old Dec 18, 12, 4:37 pm
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Their Twitter account posted the following today:

After the unfortunate event of the Tropical Cyclone Evan we wanted to wish InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa to get well soon.
But I can't find anything really about this in the news or anything. Does anyone have more info?
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Old Dec 19, 12, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by TheBeerHunter View Post
Their Twitter account posted the following today:



But I can't find anything really about this in the news or anything. Does anyone have more info?
They posted on trip advisor:

Bula Vinaka all,

Thank you everyone who sent thoughts and well wishes our way during the recent Tropical Cyclone Evan. We sustained minor damage and have already commenced clean-up operations throughout the resort. Our guests and colleagues remain safe, well and in great spirits, and the resort is operating normally as of Wednesday afternoon (today).

Please note all roads are open to and from the resort.

If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us directly at [email protected], and we will respond to you at the earliest.

Vinaka & Regards,

The Management Team

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa
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Old Jan 20, 13, 12:20 pm
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Hello

I am looking to join the InterContinental Ambassador and wanting to use the BOGO to book in a weekend at the InterContinental Fiji.

1. Can I use BOGO for the club suite? I have read a few sites where they outlined it cannot be use for suite anymore?

2. Can someone use the rate for staying on 26/4/13 to 28/4/13 with the BOGO rate for me?

3. How likely can I get upgrade from the beachfront to 2 bedroom suite?

Thanks
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Old Jan 20, 13, 12:57 pm
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Answered in the other thread that you posted. All room types can be booked on A BOGO at this property.

Upgrade to a better suite will be subject to availability. Benifits go for both nights if you book club. Rates below are off the AMB Free night site. If they offer the room type here, you can book it!

Isnt there and existing IC FIJI thread, no need for new one.

KING BED GARDEN VIEW
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800.00 800.0 FJD FJD

2 DOUBLE BEDS GARDEN VIEW
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800.00 800.0 FJD FJD

1 KING BED POOL VIEW
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960.00 960.0 FJD FJD

1 KING BED LAGOON VIEW
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1,120.00 1120.0 FJD FJD

1 KING BED BEACHFRONT VIEW
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1,280.00 1280.0 FJD FJD

1 KING SUITE LAGOON VIEW
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1,440.00 1440.0 FJD FJD

1 KING SUITE BEACHFRONT VIEW
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1,600.00 1600.0 FJD FJD

1 BEDROOM 1 KING CLUB SUITE
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1,800.00 1800.0 FJD FJD

1 BEDROOM 1 KING CLUB SUITE PLUNGE
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2,180.00 2180.0 FJD FJD

2 BEDROOMS 1 KING 2 SINGLE CLUB SUITE
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2,660.00 2660.0 FJD FJD

2 BEDRMS 1 KING 2 SGL CLUB SUITE PLUNGE
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3,040.00 3040.0 FJD FJD

NATADOLA SUITE
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4,290.00 4290.0 FJD FJD
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Old Jan 20, 13, 4:31 pm
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I thought the free night cert doesn't apply on suite? Is this what it came up on the site?
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Old Jan 20, 13, 6:45 pm
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If its listed below you can book it at the ambassador rate listed. Suites are fine, this info is current. Sorry but thought the previous post was clear. There are no exclusions on the bogo....... If its listed on the site, its bookable. Yes suites are OK! The list is the current pricing for the dates requested.

YES, THIS WAS TAKEN STRAIGHT FROM THE AMBASSADOR FREE WEEKEND NIGHT SITE!!! I POST IS EXACTLY AS LISTED.

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Old Jan 21, 13, 8:21 am
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IIRC, the club is the furthest rooms away from the beach so there is no beachfront club rooms or suites.
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