Happy Family that loves to cook

Homestay in Hillop Tavakubu Housing - Lautoka , Fiji

About the Homestay

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  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Our family lives in the Western part of Fiji also known as the Sugar City,Lautoka a 5mins drive to the City and 15mins walk,and lots of sunshine.Our house is situated on top the Hill near a big Church looking towards the Hill and the Sea.To get into the city by Public Transport is .70cents {fijian dollar}.
Our Family is a very Happy and Friendly Family and always ready to lend a hand.
We have a 3 Bedroom wooden modern home with modern flush toilet with warm and cold water shower .A spacious kitchen and dining area and a big living room with a large flat screen TV and Home Theater System where the family sit and enjoy movies or a happy evening of laughter.We have a laundry area with a washing machine.
We have 1 son Enrique who is 14 yrs old
forlboarding school.My husband is a Chef by Profession so we get to eat a lot of local and international dishes.His name is Isimeli,his a fijian and i am what we call in Fiji a Fruit Salad or Part European.Our main spoken language at home is English.
We have a ground next to our home where you can train or get to see the locals play Rugby or other sports in the afternoons.

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 30 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

this bedroom looks towards the Mountains.
From $21 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

A large room that looks towards the Mountains and electric fan and lots of sunlight

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
Monthly price
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About the Area

Our home is a 15 to 20 mins walk to the city.Its a quite environment with a lot of friendly neighbors.
The buses are every 30mins and the bus fare is .70cents into the city.
There is a park near to the home and a grounds where the local play rugby in the afternoons

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Sports arena
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Diabetic
  • Nut Allergies

House Rules

Our Home is your Home
Please lock your bedroom door and off all power points in your room before leaving the house.
You are most welcome to use the kitchen and electric appliance if you want to cook.
Laundry days are Wednesday and Saturday
You must sweep and mop your room on your days off
You can smoke but not in the house you can smoke on the balcony
No drinking alchol at home you can drink out with your friends than come home
Your friends are most welcome home just let us know in advance
Please enjoy your stay and treat our home as you would your own home

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

13 Reviews

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    United Kingdom
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2017

    Had the best time with Kathleen and family. They are all lovely generous and very welcoming. My stay in lautoka would not have been the same without them- highly recommend for anyone wanting to stay in Fiji- they made my trip and will miss them a lot... Hopefully will be able to return!!

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    October 2016

    I really enjoyed staying with Kathleen, Bola and their son Enricki. They made me feel like part of the family. The cooking was also delicious. Kathleen gave me lots of travel ideas and information which was very helpful. The place is also very close to public transport into town. I definitely recommend them, and hope to stay again some day soon.

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    Czech Republic
    Age 35 - 44

    4 hearts
    August 2016

    The family is very nice and caring, good immersion into the Fijian culture, you will have plenty of time to chat, we were also invited for a few bowl of kava as they were watching sportgames during the weekend, their food is just great too! the only complaint - as it was weekend all people were sleeping late and it was a bit noisy at night as the bedroom is right next tot he living room, there was also temporarily no hot water in the shower... still highly recommended!

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2016

    We had a wonderful stay here ! Kathleen and Bola are lovely people. When you stay with them, you feel like you are part of the family.
    We only spent 2 days in Lautoka but we came back just to enjoy an afternoon with them.
    The meals they cook taste really good and they take care of their guests.
    They kept in touch with us after we left and made sure everything was fine during our holidays in Fiji.
    We highly recommend this place if you want to have a real fijian experience. Kathleen and Bola, we will miss you.

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2016

    We loved our stay with Kathleen! Even though she had a giant family reunion going on with 180 people, she still made us feel comfortable and looked after in her home. Loved getting to know everyone. We went to church and walked around town and had lovely homemade meals every evening. Definitely a "real" Fiji experience we'll never forget.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2016

    I absolutely loved my stay with Kathleen and her family. I felt so at home, which was so lovely after several months of staying in hostels. I had the best sleep in a long time while I was there and thoroughly enjoyed eating the amazing food with the family every night!! Kathleen is an excellent host and her extended family made me feel like I was one of them. They are officially my Fijian family now and I hope to come back and visit again one day! Thanks Kathleen and family for a wonderful first Homestay experience!!!

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2016

    Kath, Bola & Enrique were awesome hosts. We spent 2 nights with them. They were very happy to show us around the town, teach us about their culture and involve us with their everyday life. Kath cooked us some delicious food and gave us some tips for the rest of our stay in FIji. We highly recommend this homestay.

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    United Kingdom

    5 hearts
    April 2016

    Bula!!!! We stayed with Kathleen and Bola back in January and have kept in touch with the family ever since!

    They became our extended Fijian family and we were totally welcomed into their house! Kathleen, Bola and Enrique are such good company - as were the rest of their family and friends who we were introduced to!

    Kathleen's cooking is absolutely fantastic and we ate dinner with them every night we were there! The house is also really comfortable and is in a beautiful location for catching a great sunset over Lautoka!

    I would highly recommend staying with the family whilst in Fiji as it truly gives you a unique Fijian experience - we travelled the world for 7 months and this was the absolute highlight!

    Can't wait to see you all again soon!!!!

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    4 hearts
    November 2015

    We have really enjoyed our experience with Kathleen and Bola and their family. They have welcomed us with open arms in their home and have shown us how a true Fijian family lives. We stayed with them a week in Lautoka and really felt at home. They have really helped us planned our different activities and explained to us how to get around the main island. They have also taken the time to introduce us to their friends and families. We would recommend to have dinner with them as they are really good cooks! We truly enjoyed breakfast and dinner with them and got the chance to experience really good Fijian meals! Thank you again Kathleen, Bola, Enrique and Sionne for making us a part of your family! Hope to see you again soon! Vinaka!

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    5 hearts
    November 2015

    Kathleen and her family were very welcoming and made us feel very much at home. Kathleen's local knowledge was also invaluable and helped to make our stay in Fiji an unforgettable one. Thanks Kathleen, Bola, Enrique and family!

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