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The Espiritu

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Main Road, Luganville, Espiritu Santo P.O Box 133, Vanuatu (Formerly Apex Garden Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really great hotel and we were well looked after by the owner Rayman he went out of his way to help us out if we had any dramas and recommended good places to go see and eat around town. The outdoor alfresco area and pool are a great place to chill with a beer and mates after a awesome day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have just returned to Australia after staying 8 nights at The Espiritu in Santo. This was my 4th trip to Vanuatu but the first time I have stayed at the Espiritu after having it recommended to me from a dive Business partner. I was with a group of 10 blokes from australia and it was perfect for us.The place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think we've visited the Espiritu 4 times now, and it seems to take on a whole new life every time! This review is a bit old, as the swimming pool area hadn't quite been finished when we were there, but you could see the potential and effort going into the development. When we first stayed in the Deluxe Family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stayed here for 9 nights, we found the rooms to be comfortable and the new pool fantastic. We really enjoyed the Saturday nights when Desmond came to play his music, we all had a fantastic time. We found the meals very good, and the staff very helpful and friendly. I'd like to thank Rayman and Mary for all their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Wow, What an upgrade!!! It really has changed since a year ago. Restaurant is great and modern also the bar areas and a new pool. Service is satisfactory. Looks great! Breakfast is a little sparse but the banana bread is excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have just returned home from a 10 day stay at The Espiritu in Santo. We were a party of 19 guests, which always proves to be difficult for any accommodation to manage, however Rayman, the Manager, and his staff did a fantastic job of making sure everything ran smoothly. Having made over a dozen trips to Santo perviously &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Rented 4 room for a week, the whole family. The manager went out of his way to look after us. Great food. Good rooms. Great entertainment. In Santo? You must stay here. If you're not then at least eat there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

While the public area (pool etc) looks recently refurbished and is very nice, you could not say the same for room 302 which we stayed in on Saturday 20th June. We could not lock the door to our room, as the lock was out of alignment with the wall. Two members of staff who also tried, were not able to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I have just spent four nights at The Espiritu. I was most impressed by the way the manager, Rayman, went out of his way to make my stay most enjoyable. In particular he put a lot of effort into finding me a driver (not easy when there is a cruise ship staying overnight in Luganville) and arranging exciting excursions for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Booked The Espiritu due to its location in luganville as a base of our adventures in Santo but we got a whole lot more than expected. Firstly don't expect it to be a resort because it isn't and they don't intend it to be. It's a hotel and a damn welcoming one at that. We met Raymond when we arrived... More 

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