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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Friendly service great location and full of old style colonial charm - we only had a coffee but would definitely come back for lunch next time. We felt like we were transported back in time to some quiet hotel in France - tres Bon!

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank Mcelpear
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

We booked a double room for around 4000 FPC per night. The room is really basic with a basic bed, toilet and hot shower, pebbledash walls that looks pretty old, no soul.Though the room is clean, everything about the room is really old and basic.
On the other hand, there is a small but clean swimming pool, it is in the center of La Foa village and the staff is really nice and helpfull. We took a standard breakfast (add 800FPC per person) made up of baguette, 1 croissant, jams and hot drink and it was really well served and good.

Room Tip: Ask for a room by the swimming pool. We had the room number 5 and it was by the parking at the basement floor, meaning that we heard the noise of the cars...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Valleheureux
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

Rather enjoyed the ambience of this little hotel. The bungalows are situated in a very tidy lawned area and the pool, although not huge, is ample and very clean. The evening meal was delicious and at breakfast they were very tolerant of me (thank you madame) -- bringing jugs of coffee after coffee until my partner awoke. A lot of locals use the bar (where the famous cap collection can be seen, a bit dusty ...) and there is a very busy breakfast trade with few vacationers but may locals and workers who use the hotel as a base. As mentioned, by N.C. standards it's a nice place to stay and you won't be paying a ridiculous price. As for a bungalow and especially ask for one with a NEW airconditioner as most have them but we lucked out.

Room Tip: Ask for a bungalow with a NEW airconditioner.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank venusbathstravel
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

This was definately an experience. We arrived on a Sunday & booked a double room.The hotel reception was closing so we were told if we go out to push open the back gate to come in.We were given the key to our "room" which was really horrible ( & we are not fussy).There was no staff to complain to as whole hotel shut down.The bed was so uncomfortable that we had to put the mattress on the floor to get any sleep as if you moved a finger it creaked. Although it is a historical hotel, it is definately remained in history. However on a positive point the bungalows did look nicer(which is probably why there was only one other room occupied) so maybe we were just unlucky.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank italyireland
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

I have very little to add to the (English) reviews written by other people, except to say that I agree with just about everything they have written. The hotel has a very relaxed atmosphere, but don't be fooled - underneath, it is also very well run but in a very discreet way. The owners seem to know exactly what they are doing to make their guest's stay enjoyable and from the moment we arrived the entire staff made us feel very welcome, which is not always the case in New Caledonia.

We had heard that the hotel restaurant was very good, and this proved to be true. Having travelled extensively in France on many occasions, I feel competent to say that the standard of French Provincial cuisine at Hotel Banu is pretty much as good as you would expect to get anywhere in France.

The bungalows are very comfortable, very large and very peaceful and at a reasonable price. All in all, a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JohnSydney66
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