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The Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva

The historic Grand Pacific Hotel, in Suva town, has been an iconic property in Fiji and the Pacific for over a century, and today, the 'Grand Old Lady of the Pacific' offers guests a touch of old world colonial luxury with a stylish, contemporary finish.

 

The Grand Pacific Hotel, or GPH, as she is known, first opened in 1914 as luxury accommodation for those passengers on stopovers with the steamship routes around the South Pacific at the time, and cost £25,000 to build, a small fortune in those days.  The colonial design was unique at the time, with its stately white columns, wide shaded verandahs and large French windows, to allow the ocean breezes to blow through the building, trying to keep cool in the tropical heat.  The fitting of several electric fans around the lobby balcony a few years later, still innovative technology at that time, helped the cooling effect even more.  They found that the 35 rooms the hotel had been built with, turned out to be too few for the number of well-heeled passengers that were breaking their steamship journeys with a short stay in Fiji, and more rooms were added.  A new wing, the Kingsford-Smith Wing, was added in 1960 with a further 45 rooms, along with the swimming pool, larger dining room and a night club.  In the 1980's the hotel gradually declined and eventually closed in 1990, when the ravages of time and weather took its toll.  Then in 2011, plans to resurrect the hotel were put into action, and many millions of Fijian dollars have been spent accurately and sympathetically restoring the historic features of the hotel, many of which had survived, including the stunning carved plaster ceiling and those 'cutting edge' fans in the lobby, which have been fully restored to working order, whilst updating it to a spectacular 21st century hotel.  The Grand Old Lady reopened her doors in May 2014, 100 years to the day she first opened, to critical acclaim and rave reviews, and has successfuly blended the colonial architecture, heritage features, historical importance beside contemporary design modern travellers expect today.

 

The Grand Pacific Hotel has had the honour of hosting many notable and historic guests in its heyday, including Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, who stayed as part of his historic trans-Pacific flight in the Southern Cross in 1928, and after whom the 1960's bedroom wing is named.  It has been a favourite of the Royal family almost since it opened, with Kings Edward VIII and George VI, staying as guests, Queen Elizabeth II, who attended a Grand Ball held in her honour at the hotel in 1953 and a state dinner in 1973 amongst her 6 visits, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and more recently, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Megan Markle making a point to stay here on their visit en route to the Invictus Games in 2018 .

 

Today, the GPH has 103 spacious guest rooms and suites in the new Harbour and Kingsford Smith Wings, plus the 10 Heritage rooms and suites.  The Kingsford Wing is at the front, to the side of the main building, overlooking Albert Park opposite the hotel entrance, and the Harbour Wing runs at 90 degrees between the Kingsford Wing and the waterfront.  The Heritage rooms are the original rooms on the first floor of the historic original building.

 

All the guest rooms offer 1 King or 2 Double beds, a contemporary ensuite bathroom with glass wet room shower, modern vanity and complimentary Pure Fiji toiletries, large flat screen TV, spacious wardrobes, sideboard unit, fridge with mini-bar (fee), tea and coffee facilities with a range of different teas and coffee blends to choose from, complimentary Wi-Fi and floor-to-ceiling windows with doors opening to either the verandah, patio or balcony.

 

The Kingsford-Smith Park View Rooms have a verandah that overlooks Albert Park and Thurston Gardens at the front of the hotel and the Heritage Rooms and Suites overlook the park or the pool and harbour to the rear.  The Harbour Wing Superior and Premier rooms have views or the gardens and harbour on the south side, and the pool and harbour on the north side. and the Club Rooms are on the end of the building with unobstructed harbour views.

 

The historic Heritage Rooms have old world colonial charm, and the suites offer space and french doors to the Heritage Balcony on the front or back of the building.

 

Dining at the GPH is offered in 2 main restaurants,the fine dining Prince Albert, and the more casual Levuka Restaurant, with it's lovely outdoor terrace overlooking the pool and lawns to the harbour, and the live music that is on at the weekends.  The Na Toba Pool Bar and the Steamship Bar serve cocktails and your favourite drinks alongside a snack menu.  The Victoria Lounge is exclusive to Club and Heritage room guests for breakfast and evening canapes and cocktails, and where the Grand High Tea is served from every Sunday, out on the wide verandah.  The GPH Bakery is open all day and offers freshly baked breads, pastries cakes and patisserie items, alongside fresh coffees, hot tes and cold drinks.  The room service menu is available 24hrs and guests can also order items from the Levuka menu.  Alternatively, there are a number of other restaurants and cafes in and around Suva town, if you want to get out and explore.

 

The Bliss Spa is a calming, peacful retreat that offers a range of body and beauty treatments, and the fitness room has a good selection of machines and equipment to keep up your routine whilst away.

 

Car hire, tours and excursions can be booked for guests and the town and harbour front of Suva is just a short walk or taxi ride away.  A quick taxi ride and a visit to the Pure Fiji Factory nearby is a must for anyone who loves the fragrances of the Pacific.

 

The Grand Pacific Hotel is a masterclass in mixing colonial elegance with modern luxury and old world hospitality with contemporary service.   If you have time in Suva, the GPH would be a wonderful place to stay.

 

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Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome and children 5 years and under stay free when sharing with accompanying adults and using existing bedding.  Children 6-12 years at a charge of FJD$75 per night (subject to change without notice).  Extra bed is available on request

Airport Transfers

Round trip airport transfers from either Suva or Nadi Airports can be arranged on request.

Check-in Details

Standard Check-in Time  :- 2.00pm

Standard Check-out Time :- 11.00am

Early check-in or Late check-out is available on request.  There may be charge for this service.

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Pricing Policy

PRICING INFORMATION

Grand Pacific Park View Room

The 16 Park View Rooms are locate in the Kingsford-Smith Wing on the ground and first floors, with views from the verandah over Albert Park and Thurston Gardens opposite. They are very slightly smaller than the Harbour wing rooms, but at 34sqm, it is only by 3sqm. They offer 1 King or 2 Double beds, modern glass enclosed ensuite shower room with wet room shower, vanity, and complimentary Pure Fiji toiletries, large wardrobe with in-room safe, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, sideboard unit with desk and chair, mini fridge and mini bar, flat screen TV with cable/satellite channels, and tea and coffee making facilities with varied tea and coffees selection. There is a clock radio and telephone on the bedside table, and sliding patio doors to the enclosed verandah, with bistro table and chairs. The verandah wraps around the front of the whole wing and has a full height screen outside each room for privacy but you can walk along the whole verandah if you wish.
Price per Suite per night On request
Early check-in On request
Late check-out On request
Bed configuration 1 King or 2 Double bed
Sleeps up to 2-4 Adults
Extra person rate per night from £30
Number available 16

Grand Pacific Superior Room

The Superior Rooms are locate in the Harbour Wing on the ground and 3 higher floors, with views from the balcony or patio over the gardens. They are very slightly larger than the Park View rooms, at 37sqm, and offer 1 King or 2 Double beds, modern glass enclosed ensuite shower room with wet room shower, vanity, and complimentary Pure Fiji toiletries, large wardrobe with in-room safe, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, sideboard unit with desk and chair, mini fridge and mini bar, flat screen TV with cable/satellite channels, and tea and coffee making facilities with varied tea and coffees selection. There is a clock radio and telephone on the bedside table, and sliding patio doors to a patio on the ground floor or private balcony on the higher floors, furnished with bistro table and chairs. From the ground floor rooms you can walk straight out to the pool, terrace and dining veranda in the Heritage building adjacent.
Price per Suite per night On request
Early check-in On request
Late check-out On request
Bed configuration 1 King or 2 Double bed
Sleeps up to 2-4 Adults
Extra person rate per night from £30
Number available 39

Grand Pacific Premier Rooms

The Premier rooms are the same as the Superior rooms but are closer to the end of the wing nearer the water.
Price per Suite per night On request
Early check-in On request
Late check-out On request
Bed configuration 1 King or 2 Double beds
Sleeps up to 2-4 Adults
Extra person rate per night from £30
Number available 40

Grand Pacific Club Room

The spacious Club Rooms are locate on the very end of the Harbour wing, with views from the balcony or patio over the harbour. They are larger than the standard Harbour wing rooms, at 54sqm, and offer 1 King bed, larger glass enclosed ensuite shower room with wet room shower, vanity, and complimentary Pure Fiji toiletries, easy chairs and coffee table, large wardrobe with in-room safe, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, sideboard unit with desk and chair, mini fridge and mini bar, flat screen TV with cable/satellite channels, and tea and coffee making facilities with varied tea and coffees selection. There is a clock radio and telephone on the bedside table, and double sliding patio doors to a 15 sqm patio or private balcony on the higher floors, furnished with a table and chairs. Club Room guests have full access to the Victoria Lounge in the Heritage Building for a full breakfast buffet, complimentary cocktails and canapes 5-7pm, and a peaceful, traditional lounge to sit during the day.
Price per Room per night On request
Early check-in On request
Late check-out On request
Bed configuration 1 King bed
Sleeps up to 2-4 Adults
Extra person rate per night from £30
Number available 8

Heritage Rooms

The Heritage Rooms are located on the first floor of the Heritage Building, and are all individual in size and style. There are 5 Heritage Rooms ranging from 29sqm - 43sqm and each one has a modern shower room with traditional cabinet vanity and contemporary glass walk in shower, traditional-style King bed, wooden French doors opening to the Heritage Balcony, plus all the other amenities the other guest rooms provide. Heritage Rooms guests also have full access to the Victoria Lounge in the Heritage Building for a full breakfast buffet, complimentary cocktails and canapes 5-7pm, and a peaceful, traditional lounge to sit during the day.
Price per Suite per night On request
Early check-in On request
Late check-out On request
Bed configuration 1 King beds
Sleeps up to 2 Adults
Extra person rate per night from N/A
Number available 5

Royal Suites

The Royal Suites are located on the first floor of the Heritage Building, and are all individual in size and style. There are 5 Heritage Suites ranging in size from 52sqm for the Kingsford-Smith room, 63-67sqm for Royal Suites 7 and 8, and the substantial Royal Suite 1 at 106sqm. The Queen Elizabeth Suite is actually the smallest at 50sqm, but is luxuriously furnished and has access to the huge balcony over the main entrance, where the Queen, and more recently Prince Harry and Megan Markle, waved to the crowds during their visits. Each Suite has a modern shower room with traditional cabinet vanity and contemporary glass walk in shower, traditional-style King bed, wooden French doors opening to the Heritage Balcony, plus all the other amenities the other guest rooms provide. Royal Suite guests also have full access to the Victoria Lounge in the Heritage Building for a full breakfast buffet, complimentary cocktails and canapes 5-7pm, and a peaceful, traditional lounge to sit during the day.
Price per Suite per night On request
Early check-in On request
Late check-out On request
Bed configuration 1 King beds
Sleeps up to 2 Adults
Extra person rate per night from N/A
Number available 5

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