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Papageno Resort

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Western Transdanubia, Hungary
Reviewed 15 January 2017

With my wife we stayed five nights in Papageno Resort before Christmas. We have looked for a secluded resort to relax. As there are no roads, we could get here from the airport by boat. The first impressions were the scenic location with plenty of coconut palms and the warm welcome by the staff. Our ocean bure was comfortable, well-equipped...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We stayed in the Royal bure with our family including our granddaughter who turned one while we were there. The bure was unbelievably spacious and comfortable; we found ourselves spending a lot of time in the "forest room" out the back watching the crabs but there were plenty of different spaces to relax in. Staff were wonderful and the food...

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

I stayed for a week and the facility was wonderful, neat and tidy and they grow the food themselves. It is only about 10 meters from your bungalow to the beach, which is miles of beautiful white sand and shells. Sivo (the cook) makes great food and is also open to suggestions. The spacious bungalows and the patio are both...

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Tim L, General Manager at Papageno Resort, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka John! Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your experience at Papageno Resort on the unspoiled island of Kadavu! I'm so thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic stay and had the opportunity to enjoy some of that classic South Pacific peace and relaxation! Great to know that you enjoyed the food Sivo...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Sorry this review is so late. My partner and I stayed here in July this year. We initially booked for a week, but extended our stay whilst we were there another 5 days as it was such a perfect time out. Papageno drew us as an ecologically and socially conscious resort. Just prior to our visit, the manager changed to...

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Tim L, General Manager at Papageno Resort, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka Cat & Jake! Thanks so very much for sharing your experience about your stay with Papageno Resort in July! Hope all is well with you two! July was such a memorable time to be at the resort! So happy to hear that you both had a wonderful time and that you are still singing the Papageno song! :)...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Our stay at Papageno was absolutely perfect and exceeded all our expectations. I couldn't say a single bad thing about the week that we stayed there. The resort is beautiful and so serene and we spent many enjoyable afternoons lounging by the beach. If you are looking for a place to truly switch off and experience real island life then...

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Tim L, General Manager at Papageno Resort, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka Olivia! Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Papageno Resort on the eco-rich island of Kadavu in Fiji! We genuinely strive to create memorable experiences refined by nature and shaped by culture. I'm thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Papageno! It truly sounds as if you explored some of the most incredible...

Opua, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were sailing around Kadavu and came to Papageno for dinner one night. Tim, Connie, and Sivo were friendly, professional, and hospitable and the rest of the staff made us feel extremely welcome. The food was fantastic. We came back the next morning to hike to the waterfall and wander around the gardens. Papageno is such a wonderfully cared for...

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Tim L, General Manager at Papageno Resort, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka Angus! Thanks so very much for sharing your experience at Papageno Resort! I am absolutely thrilled to hear that your group enjoyed your meals and land excursions at Papageno. I'm so happy that Connie and Sivo helped to make your time here fantastic! I'll be sure to commend them for their job well done. We all wish you...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 October 2016

An originally-decorated, ecologically- and socially-conscious resort with very comfortable beds, excellent food (including homemade cakes for afternoon tea) and close to some amazing dives. From my call to inquire about availability to the staff's effort to make a flight delay on departure as pleasant as possible, I felt extremely well taken care of; the management. A complimentary upgrade to a...

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Tim L, General Manager at Papageno Resort, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka Natalie, Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful experience at Papageno Resort! So glad you were able to indulge in so much of what Kadavu has to offer in a short amount of time! Also, very excited to hear that you felt the staff did a great job, I'll be sure to commend them for their...

Reviewed 28 September 2016

We loved Papageno! So much so that we aren't even going to bother rating the next hotel in Fiji that we stayed at, despite the fact that it was 4.5 stars and rated #1 in that resort town. It was like a cheap motel in comparison. After just a week, Papageno felt like home and the staff were our friends....

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Tim L, General Manager at Papageno Resort, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka Doug & Kim, What an incredible depiction of your time at Papageno Resort! Thank you so very much for sharing your memorable experiences here! I'm absolutely thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay! It truly sounds as if you two experienced the best of everything Papageno has to offer. So happy you felt that the staff went...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic resort so good that we want to be selfish and keep it as a secret for ourselves! Don't miss: 1. Watch Timmy free dive while you are in heavy scuba unit 2. Walk to a waterfall or two with their dogs Freddie, Nina and Isabella 3. Jogging to nearby village with Simi the barefoot runner 4. Bula hour with...

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Tim L, General Manager at Papageno Resort, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka Monica & Oti! Thank you so very much for sharing your experience here at Papageno Resort! We loved your numbered "Don't Miss List" at Papageno! You two were an absolute pleasure to host here. From diving the Astrolabe to Bula Hour with the Bula Hour Masters, all was a blast! I'm also so glad to hear that Simi,...

Adelaide
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Travelers to Fiji become familiar with lush tropical plants, harmonious musicality, smiling friendly staff, stunning beaches fringed with coconut palms and the gifts of fresh seafood from these abundant tropical waters. Papageno has all this, then adds the acres of gardens supporting local fruit and vegetable production, wandering chooks, the local house dogs providing escorts to walks of interest, daily...

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Tim L, General Manager at Papageno Resort, responded to this review

Bula Vinaka Elspeth! Thank you so very much for beautifully describing your experience at Papageno Resort! Your depiction of your stay with us puts a big smile on my face! I'm so gad you felt that the culture and environment here shaped your stay to be amazing. Also, I'm thrilled that you explored some of the gorgeous dive sites close...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Papageno Resort, on the untouched island of Kadavu in Fiji, blends world-class scuba diving, fishing, cultural activities and an array of other adventure experiences (snorkeling, free diving, spearfishing, waterfall hiking, kayaking, stand-up-paddle, surfing, etc.) all within a secluded, tranquil and unique oceanfront hideaway with a lush, tropical rainforest backyard setting. Papageno Resort is truly a one-of-a-kind getaway spot that caters to both those looking for a peaceful and relaxing stay or those looking for a bundle of adventure-level water and land experiences, whilst making Papageno feel like your home away from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Papageno Resort

Address: Malawai Bay, Fiji
Region: Fiji > Kadavu Archipelago > Kadavu Island
Price Range: $272 - $455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Papageno Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Papageno Resort Fiji Hotel Kadavu Island
Papageno Hotel Fiji
Papageno Resort Fiji/Kadavu Island
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“Go for the ocean bure.”
douglasmT6254JH, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go for the beach front bures to make the most of your location”
  • garden then ocean room outlook
  • Screened verandah with coconut juice for lazing about
ElspethM877, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Oceanfront bure is awesome”
Jpeachman, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The ocean front bures are the best!”
cmbast, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms vary from economy double rooms to whole houses with multiple bedrooms.”
Lyn622, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
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