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Leiden, The Netherlands

Super quiet, delicious food, excellent service!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 Nov 2019via mobile
Me and my husband stayed at the Wellesley Resort Fiji for three lovely nights. The room was spacious and the bed was super comfy. We were very happy to have some complementary fresh fruits with muesli in the morning, and they have many lunch and dinner options (they also cater for vegans, gluten free and dairy free). They always have a cocktail on special and we definitely liked the Fijian Piña Colada! The resort is very well looked after and looks beautiful how it blends in with the jungle around it. The beach is about a five minute walk and has multiple awesome collections of big oysters and of course coral, great for snorkeling. This resort is very secluded, it's hidden away in a quiet piece of the island where you can just hear nature everywhere you go. If you are looking for a getaway and do some extreme relaxation, this is the place to go!
Also a very big positive is that they really look after you, and this is not just in the resort, but also when you have questions or need something resolved. If we're ever on Fiji once more, we will definitely stay here again!
Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lovely to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. Our Fijian staff really do go above and beyond to ensure you have a wonderfully relaxing stay. Make sure you come back and see us again soon.
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Reviewed 3 November 2019 via mobile

My Husband and I spent 3 weeks at Wellesley Resort and during that time it came to feel like home. The staff are so friendly and helpful. We were picked up at the airport by Naushad who was a great guide on our drive to the hotel. He pointed out things to know, look for and stopped for coffee and some nice photos on our drive.

When we arrived we were greeted by the Manager Mary who during our stay treated us very well and made sure all our needs were taken care of.

My husband became great friends with the hotel handy man and fishing expert Sabir. Sabir showed us where to fish and even fixed our fishing rod when some damage was caused to the reel from all the use it got!

Raj the chef made us great meals and was very willing to make some adjustments to recipes to suit our cravings.

All the staff were great and made us feel safe and at home. The room was lovely. The pool and ocean were amazing for swimming. A great place to stay in Fiji. We can’t wait to go back to our new home again.

Erin and Ben
Toronto, Canada

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BrentCoffey, Manager at Wellesley Resort Fiji, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2020

Hi Erin and Ben. It was great to have you with us for an extended stay. I know the stay enjoyed having you. We look forward to seeing you again one day.

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Reviewed 31 October 2019

Lived up to claim of a secluded place for grown-ups who want to rest and relax. The beach is fantastic with white sand and amazing snorkeling. We loved the sea life (like Finding Nemo!), even surprised by a couple of octopi.
Sadly, weren't able to do as much as we wanted due to rain, and lack of snorkeling gear. This was poorly maintained with only 1 working mask. Other 3 masks were damaged and of limited use. With few available, we were disappointed when gear was kept by guests but not being used, staff just shrugged it off. Ended up having to ask around other guests ourselves.
Loved our room with outside private shower. Lovely with the jungle view. We stayed for 5 nights but never received a change of towels until we asked. Towels don't dry out in a day when it's raining. Not having WiFi in our rooms was a plus, being off the grid was great!
Friendly staff, food was good though nothing amazing. Ran out of fish, prawns and white rum, ruling out a good chunk of the menu for a day or so. Think good family restaurant, rather than fine dining.
Earlier reviews mention inadequate clean water, this has been fixed with 3L provided daily.
We’d go back, but we’d take our own snorkel gear for sure.
Recommendations:
Upgrade snorkel gear and have more - coral reef is the jewel in your crown!
Run a checkout system for gear with say a 90 minute limit
Change towels more often
Cable TV very poor due to low signal, looked like jungle has grown in front of satellite dish?

Date of stay: October 2019
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BrentCoffey, Manager at Wellesley Resort Fiji, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2020

Bula! Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay at the Wellesley . Your comments are very useful to make sure that we are always meeting guests expectations. Since you stay the resort has brought a lot more snorkel equipment and we have a system in place to make sure that guests aren't 'hoarding' them in in their rooms! I don't think our staff were too keen on pushing for their return at times ;)

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Reviewed 23 October 2019

All the research that is spent on choosing a resort overseas can still lead to disappointment. When we arrived at the resort after battling the rain, terrible drivers and very adventurous dirt road leading to the resort, the reception was outstanding. "Welcome home". The manager Mary could not have been more helpful and the entire staff, lovely, amazing people. The drive from Nadi soon faded into history.
I booked one of the rooms with a private pool and was lucky enough to get the one room that has WiFi pickup. It rained for the first 2 days but frankly we couldn't have cared less as the atmosphere was idyllic and the little restaurant / bar caught the breeze owing to its lofty location and so life was good. My partner caught a case of Bulla belly for the next 2 days and the staff made her meals and they were either taken to room by me or they were delivered. Their genuine concern was touching.
I've travelled a lot of the South Pacific and can say with no hesitation, this is one of the best locations and accommodation I've experienced.
If you want large resort type of a holiday; not for you. If you want peace and quiet, a beautiful beach and a release of worldly cares, book it now.
Thank you to Mary, Talica and all the staff for a wonderful time.
Vinaka.
Doug

Room tip: We had room 4 which has the WiFi from the room.
Date of stay: October 2019
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BrentCoffey, Manager at Wellesley Resort Fiji, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2020

Bula Doug. Great to hear you had a fabulous team and were well looked after by our team at the Wellesley. Make sure you return to see us again in the future. Vinaka!

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Reviewed 14 October 2019

It was my first time to go to Fiji with my husband, we stayed for 12 days . Our 1st stop was Wellesley Resort. The service was excellent, the villa we rented was clean, enough size for couple, it has it own pool convenient for anytime night dip. It is located about 2 1/2 hour drive from Nadi airport. The resort has its lovely restaurant which served sumptuous meals. My favorite was the Cocoda fish and cassava fries, I didn’t get tired of having it for dinner for 3 days..Talitha, Marianne, Millie & Maria were so hospitable, they’re the gems of WRF. Sebir was an excellent trek guide.

Date of stay: September 2019
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BrentCoffey, Manager at Wellesley Resort Fiji, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2020

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. Great to hear that you had a lovely time staying at our beautiful resort. I will be sure to share your kind words with your staff.

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Reviewed 11 October 2019

My wife and I just spent a fabulous week at the Wellesley. The setting is wonderful. No crowds, great beach. The staff was so helpful and friendly. Mary, Talitha, and everyone else took care of all our needs. The food was good and the service great. We couldn't have asked for a better experience

Room tip: We had the villa with private pool. #4. Highly recommend
Date of stay: September 2019
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BrentCoffey, Manager at Wellesley Resort Fiji, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2020

Bula and vinaka for sharing your experience at the Wellesley Resort. It really is a gem isn't it! So peaceful, no rush, no distractions, just superb hospitality in an incredible nature setting.

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