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Bularangi Villa view from the ocean
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Rakiraki, Viti Levu

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katiebrya...
Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
“Stunning Villa!”
Reviewed 17 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

The photos of Bularangi Villa don’t do it justice – it is absolutely gorgeous with spectacular uninterrupted views out to the bay. Thank you so much, Ali, for allowing us to stay. Right from the beginning it was easy with detailed information about the villa and all we needed to know about shopping and how to get there. Kamlesh (the caretaker) was so welcoming and the Lovu he and his wife made was incredible. Kamlesh put us in touch with a local fisherman we hired to take us out on his boat for a day of fishing, beaching and snorkelling – a highlight of the trip. What made it even more special was being able to share it with friends who travelled over from America. We went on a dive and snorkel trip at Wananavu and did crab races and visited Volivoli resort for a day. Volivoli was worth the extra trip as they are incredibly welcoming and their pool with a bar is worth trying. We hired a van for the week, which was worth it just for easy of getting around. Rakiraki markets were great, and we did the mudpools on our way to Bularangi – totally worth the detour. Recommend Bularangi to everyone, we had such an amazing time and were very sad to leave. Thanks Ali!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JRSears
Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Living Like A Rock Star”
Reviewed 20 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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"On our trip to Fiji we wanted to feel like we were in Paradise. But as my 22 y/o put it. I Feel Like a Rock Star!! The residence has a beautiful view that goes on for miles/km right out your backdoor. Couldn't ask for more in that part. The inside house has lots of room to spread out. Same as the bathrooms, lots of space ;-) . Swimming pool gets lots of sun during the day and evening stars while laying out by the pool at night. You will feel like a Rock Star! Bring you fresh ground coffee. Only freeze dried in town."

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Liked best: The views while hanging by the pool.
Liked least: Beach area was more coral reef, bring your water shoes.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
22 Oct 2016
Glad you had such a great stay Jon!
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Alta66620...
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Avoid”
Reviewed 4 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The pivctures look great but when you get there the house layout is nuts. The kitchen takes pride of place in front of the main Windows.
The lounge is tucked away far from the view. The lounge suite would once have been gorgeous but seems to have what looks like black mould over much of it.
The stairs and the balcony area above the pool are a nightmare if you have toddlers.
The dishwasher doesn't work and if you use the oven with other appliances, in old terminology, you will keep blowing fuses.
The internet stopped working the day after we arrived and on checking this with the manager were told he would have to put more money on it.
Power goes off frequently. This is not the owners fault and they have a generator. But when the power goes off you have to leave the house and walk down a bit of a hill to start the generator. Great in the rain or at night. But wait, the generator has an auto start and could be easily started from the house if the owners had bothered to do this.
Did I mention that if the power goes off so does the water? Picture having a nice shower.....this happened to one of our party.
The day after we arrived I had had a shower and was sitting on the side of the bed getting dressed. The door firmly closed. With no knock it slowly started to open. I called out don't come in. The maid walks straight in even though I tell her to get out. She wanted the broom. She came about 4 metres into the room.
The bed in the main bedroom smelled. We washed all of the linen but this didn't seem to make a difference.
The third bathroom laundry area is used a a thoroughfare by the house staff. Don't be caught out there as they don't knock or call out before entering the house.
There are two fluffy bath mats in the bathroom off the main bedroom. One in front of the toilet. I loathe that and pushed it out of the way whilst we were there. On the morning of our departure the maid put both mats back making me wonder if they got washed between visitors.
After our return the owner accused a member of our party of damaging a mattress and wanted us to pay over $1200 to replace it. This was untrue. The correspondence between them and us is available and I would be pleased to provide it if you would like to see it before booking to stay there.

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Liked best: The veiw
Liked least: Read my review
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
10 Oct 2016
I am not going to respond to this review - there was clearly an issue with this guest and the review immediately prior to this review is for the people who stayed at the house immediately afterwards and they had a wonderful time. 1 terrible review and all our good reviews clearly speaks for itself that there was an issue with this guest.
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KiwiTrave...
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“WOW! Fabulous House in an Amazing Location!”
Reviewed 3 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Bularangi Villa exceeded all expectations.The house is modern & spacious, pool gorgeous and view out of this world. Kamlesh (the caretaker) was fantastic: really helpful and totally reliable. He organised anything we wanted to do. We didn't hire a car but organised transport from Nadi and used local drivers when we occasionally went anywhere and this worked really well. Things we did: snorkelled out the front of the house, swam in the pool, hired a local fisherman to take us out snorkeling on the reef and visit secluded beaches (well worth the trip), visited a local school (fantastic experience) and village, shopped at RakiRaki market for fresh produce....mmmmmm paw paws, pineapples, mangoes and watermelons, went to RakiRaki carnival (an amazing evening out with a local family), went on a snorkeling trip with Wananavu Resort (worthwhile), cocktails at the resort & the list goes on. Thank you Ali for the advice about the meat (we bought from a superb butcher in Nadi) & recommending bringing our own wine. We brought quite a few food stuffs from NZ (like cereals, vegemite and snacks) with us which we were glad we did. In fact, all the information Ali emailed through to us was perfect and made everything very easy. We also brought bags of clothes for the local people which were very well received. Overall we found the Fijian people to be extremely friendly and kind and the experiences we had here we'll never forget. Staying at Bularangi allowed us to experience some of the real Fiji whilst at the same time enjoying some luxury. Don't let the effects of Cyclone Winston put you off, it didn't make any difference to our stay and it was nice to stay where we felt we could give a little back to the local people. We have no hesitation in recommending Bularangi Villa to anyone and we're very sad to be leaving tomorrow after 11 fantastic days here. Thank you so much!

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Liked best: The views and pool
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
3 Oct 2016
What an awesome review Julie and family - thank you so much. You really did experience the true Fiji at Bularangi Villa and it makes me proud to read your review. Thank you for taking the time to do it!
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Kay L
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Heaven on earth.”
Reviewed 2 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Bularangi is a fantastic place to stay . Wonderful in every way- layout, pool, views, friendly staff, etc, etc. We've had a fantastic holiday & booked to return 2017!! Totally recommend.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Sep 2016
Thanks so much Kay - and look forward to seeing you all again next year!
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