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Utirerei Motel

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We are an accommodation provider (motel with 28 rooms) and are located in Ambo Village. We have offer rooms at varying price points as follows: 8 standard rooms 12 de luxe rooms 2 executive suuites 2 self contained apartments (ideal for long stays), and 4 overwater de luxe rooms. We also operate a restaurant and bar, and convenience store, and also offer catering for special functions, banquet and meeting facilities on the premises too.
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Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Paid Wifi
Laundry Service
Conference Facilities
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Bonriki Airport11 km
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Although they describe themselves as a Guesthouse/Motel, given the standards of Kiribati, I would say that they are more than that. I found it to be a lovely oasis. Reception was easy. The rooms are motel style and not very big but was good enough...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Lovely clean room with comfortable bed. Nice bathroom with a bath and separate shower. Hot water, which is fairly uncommon in South Tarawa. Our room had a balcony over the pond which was nice to sit out on and have a drink. The bar/restaurant area...More

Thank tractor33
Response from ZinniaB9, General Manager at Utirerei MotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We appreciate your lovely comments about Utirerei Motel and are glad that you like our little oasis! We hope to see you again if you have other trips to South Tarawa!

Reviewed March 3, 2018

Like the title of the review states, this is a green and peaceful sanctuary from the dusty main road and has all the characteristics of a charming Bed and breakfast, but with a touch of a well managed hotel. We were shocked at the quality...More

Thank Prasanna V
Response from Zinnia B, General Manager at Utirerei MotelResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you Prasanna V for the lovely comments about Utirerei Motel and the staff that you have provided in your review. They are wonderfully refreshing, and management and the staff will continue to work hard to make guests' feel comfortable and to feel that Utirerei...More

Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Not a great standard and everything is basic or below in international terms... but one of the nicest places to stay on Tarawa atoll. After visiting most places, you're happy to get back where it is relatively clean compared to the rest of the atoll....More

Thank frederic_janssens
Response from Zinnia B, General Manager at Utirerei MotelResponded February 13, 2018

Thank you for your feedback Frederic. I apologise for the delayed reply - I have somehow forgotten how to get into the review section in Trip Advisor. We are happy to know that Utirerei feels like heaven compared to the other places in Tarawa. We...More

Reviewed July 23, 2017

This motel is fantastic. Couldn't fault it once. The staff are so friendly and welcoming providing you with the feeling of community and connect when your a long way from home. From the constant hellos (mauri) and coming to the airport to say goodbye is...More

Thank jacob532
Response from Zinnia B, General Manager at Utirerei MotelResponded February 13, 2018

Thank you Jacobs532 for your beautiful comments about the staff and Utirerei! We thank you for choosing to stay at Utirerei Motel and management and staff hope that we will see you again sometime when you get the opportunity to travel back to Tarawa. We...More

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"Ask for a new room overlooking the pond."
Oct. 13, 2018
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"I prefer upstairs rooms just for the breeze factor"
Aug. 28, 2016
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"Choose an upstairs room as they get a bit of a breeze. The aircon does work well, and they have fans as well,"
Jul. 23, 2016
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"Second floor rooms"
Mar. 29, 2016
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Republic of KiribatiGilbert IslandsTarawa AtollAmbo Village
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