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The Espiritu

3.0 of 5 Main Road, Luganville, Espiritu Santo P.O Box 133, Vanuatu (Formerly Apex Garden Hotel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
34 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We first visited Santo on a cruise and got a taste to explore more so this was a Recce for a longer stay. We booked the Espiritu on price and location, it is not on the water but right in town a handy to everything. We had a mixed day on arrival, we came from Vila where we had just... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Sitting in reception waiting to go to the airport, after 5 nights here. Rooms are clean, air conditioned and very comfortable. Owners and staff have looked after us well, I've had 7 trips to Santo and this is where I'll be staying from now on. Pool construction works are being carried out but caused very little interruption and I look... More 

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very friendly and helpful staff. Good knowledge of nearby attractions and very pleased with the restaurants staff suggested. Comfortable bed, brilliantly cold a/c, free and fast wi-fi (!!!), very clean and spacious room and extremely friendly canine porters. Highly recommended!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Is it in every room they have a foreign microwave? Didn't realise it until I had already purchased food to heat... Waste of $$ that was. Reception never gave me a key to the front gate... Only giving two stars due to the location and the cleaner being awesome. Don't take receptions advice on where to eat especially if you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

4 nights stay here. First thought was hmm we are on an island and at least it's a good location to get food and taxis to other parts of the island. Arriving to the hotel at 8pm the service from reception was adequate, with problems being encountered after asking for a recommendation on where we should eat. Let's just say... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I stayed at the Espiritu for two and a half weeks and found nothing but smiles, friendliness and brilliant service from all staff. These folk know how to make you feel very welcome but not intrude on you personally. I've been in various service industries on and off all my life, and believe me there's an art to being like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

When we arrived late in the evening there was no one around and I had to ask around for help. A diner in the restaurant next door found the owner who, when we asked for a quiet room, gave us an interior one...without a window. So yes, it was quiet, clean and newly renovated. Although the owner said work on... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It's been almost 2 years since I stayed at The Espiritu, so it's about time I wrote a review! The fact that I have not forgotten about this hotel just shows you what a great impression it made on me. I have stayed in numerous hotels all over the world, including 9 on Espiritu Santo, and I can honestly say... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Was a quality hotel and was worth the stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful when planning things to do around the island. Would stay here again and highly recommend the stay when travelling to Santo.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The hotel is going through renovations after being taken over. Swimming pool being installed plus changes to dining area. Breakfast was continental and quite adequate. Visited a cultural village where was shown the growing of kava and then turning into a drink. Cultural singing and weaving. There are other numerous tours for those into snorkelling and fishing.

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Address: Main Road, Luganville, Espiritu Santo P.O Box 133, Vanuatu (Formerly Apex Garden Hotel)
Location: Vanuatu > Espiritu Santo > Luganville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Espiritu 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
The Espiritu Vanuatu/Luganville
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Luganville
#5 Family Hotel in Luganville
#5 Romantic Hotel in Luganville

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