Hotels with the Best Restaurants & Self-Catering Accommodation in Suva
If you’re visiting Suva to sample the cuisine of the South Pacific then you are onto a good thing. Suva is not only the capital of Fiji, but the food capital with an array of local and international foods to sample! From the vibrant produce markets to the irrestiable aromas of the local curry houses, there are many foodie experiences that await in Suva. Just take a look at The Foodie Guide to Suva for some inspiration. But when you want to take the time to explore Suva to the fullest, where should you stay? We go through the best options for accommodation in Suva for foodies in the list below!
Our accommodation recommendations are based off knowing that many foodies want to make use of the local food markets by staying in self-contained accommodation in Suva. Some of you may also want to stay where the best Suva hotel restaurants are, so we’ve included those too.
1. Grand Pacific Hotel
The most iconic hotel in Fiji, the historic Grand Pacific Hotel, just happens to be a foodie’s paradise. The hotel is where you’ll find one of Suva’s only fine dining establishments, the Prince Albert Restaurant. The menu draws from Pacifica flavours made with the freshest local produce. Additionally, the Grand Pacific Hotel has the more laidback Levuka Restaurant, which is popular with the locals, as well as the Na Toba Pool Bar, Victoria Lounge, Steamship Bar, room service menus to enjoy on your room’s private balcony, sweet treats from the GPH Bakery and, last but certainly not least, Grand High Tea every Sunday from 2pm to 3.30pm. That barely leaves us space to talk about the rooms themselves, so we’ll just say you won’t be disappointed by the tasteful mix of stylish contemporary and heritage spaces.
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2. Quest Suva
Make visiting the Suva produce markets worth it by staying in Quest Suva’s self-catering apartments and cooking up meals with your new purchases! Choose from a selection of modern apartments ideal for couples to families. The apartments feature a fully-equipped kitchen with a cooktop, dishwasher, full-size fridge and dining table. What’s more, the apartments are only a short walk away from the main restaurant precinct should you want to get out there and try the local cuisine too.
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3. Capricorn Apartment Hotel
Getting you into the “Fiji time” spirit with its own pool, the Capricorn Apartment Hotel is another great option for self-catering accommodation in Suva. Each room has a kitchenette with a refrigerator and appliances, as well as a mini market should you need some quick supplies. Make use of the guest barbecue too for that real summer feel! The Capricorn Hotel has 34 self-contained apartments all overlooking the pool, including two-bedroom and one-bedroom suites.
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4. Tanoa Plaza Hotel
Centrally-located and boasting its own contemporary on-site restaurant, the Tanoa Plaza Hotel is an excellent accommodation option for foodies. Not only does the restaurant offer a different style of dining to what’s found in the city, giving you a varied culinary experience during your stay in Suva, but the Zest Restaurant serves, what it likes to call, “Pacific Rim” cuisine. They are open from 6.30am to 10.30pm every day. In between eating and exploring the city, you’ll get to relax in a modern and stylish room or suite, some having private balconies and sea views.
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5. Colo-i-Suva Rainforest Eco Resort
Nestled in the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park, this resort transports you to a completely different side of Suva. If you’re looking for some Fijian flare in your food, then the Colo-i-Suva Resort has just that mixed with a stunning lakeside setting at their Raintree Restaurant & Bar. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering plenty of Fijian-style dishes among some crowd-pleasers. They offer a wide range of resort-style accommodation from bures (Fijian word for a bungalow) to budget rooms. While it might be a 10-minute drive from the city, you might just find that’s the sort of place you don’t want to leave anyway. Besides, the forest park is one of our recommendations on 10 Things to Do in Suva.
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6. Suva Motor Inn
Ideally located a short walk away from Suva’s top restaurants and cafes, as well as providing self-catering accommodation, the Suva Motor Inn is a great accommodation option if you want the best of all worlds when it comes eating in and eating out. On top of all that, the Suva Motor Inn has its own restaurant called the Waterfall Restaurant & Bar, known for its super affordable food by the pool. Choose the apartments at the Suva Motor Inn to make sure you have cooking facilities.
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7. Holiday Inn Suva
One more hotel dining option in Suva to consider is the Holiday Inn Suva. The on-site restaurant, Sirocco has an a la carte menu focussing on Mediterranean cuisine incorporating Italian, Greek, French, Turkish, Spanish and Moroccan influences. They are open all day, starting with a fabulous breakfast buffet from 6.30am and ending with dinner until 10.30pm. As for accommodation, there’s a wide range of fresh and modern guest rooms and suites available to suit all types of traveller, as well as a hotel pool with its own poolside menu.
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8. Victoria Palms Hotel
A lesser-known hotel in a quiet part of Suva, the Victoria Palms Hotel is a great base to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Even if it’s away from the city centre, taxis are certainly affordable and plentiful. The hotel offers suites with fully-equipped kitchens should you want to make your own creations from the days’ food purchases. Alternatively, just visit the hotel’s restaurant offering a range of crowd-pleasers on the menu.
9. Suva Peninsula Hotel
Among its offering of bars and cocktail lounges, the Suva Peninsula Hotel also has its own newly-renovated restaurant, the Hillcrest Restaurant. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an a la carte menu of Western, Asian and local specialities. As for rooms, the Suva Peninsula Hotel has double rooms, triple rooms and suites suitable for families or groups.
10. Studio 6 Apartments Fiji
Finally, another apartment-style accommodation in Suva for some self-catering can be found at the Studio 6 Apartments Fiji. For making a few basic meals for yourself, choose the Garden View Rooms, which have a kettle, rice cooker, electric frying pan, toaster and mini fridge. The Sea View Deluxe apartments have a kitchenette with cooking utensils. But your best option for having full flexibility on the cooking is their Self-Contained Studio. Other reasons you might want to stay include the swimming pool and Internet access. For inspiration on Fijian dishes to cook, take a look at the 10 Unique Foods in Fiji You Have to Try.