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The Espiritu

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Road, Luganville, Espiritu Santo P.O Box 133, Vanuatu (Formerly Apex Garden Hotel)
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Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Luganville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We (husband and I) stayed at The Espiritu for 7 nights and were extremely happy with our choice. The owners Simon and Ray provided exceptional customer service - warm greetings, interested in our day and providing helpful tips on tours, food etc. On our last day Simon very kindly offered and then transported me and our 5 heavy bags to... More

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Opotiki, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have recently stayed at this accomodation. It is located in the centre of Luganville. Shops, markets, restaurants, banks all within walking distance. The property is being renovated, rooms being upgraded, swimming pool being replaced, entertainment area also being upgraded. The staff are friendly and helpful. Simon The Manager couldn't have been more helpful. He had a wealth of knowledge... More

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Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

another delayed review: stayed at this hotel for a 4nights, the staff were very friendly and helpful, who always gave me a standing ovation everytime i managed to cross the road. :) beautiful people, beautiful place i loved everything about this place :)

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel offered terrific value, location and service. Right in the centre of town, it's easy to access restaurants, shops, atms and tour operators. Our room was serviced daily, everything clean and comfortable. We really enjoyed having a balcony, with clothes horse for drying swimming gear etc. TV, DVD player and bar fridge too. The hot water took some time... More

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms were basic but large and cute. The hotel was not extremely clean how ever we had two bathrooms in our family room which is always handy. The breakfast was simple yet nice, the reception modern equipped with a pool table and living area. The hotel was not quiet due to the construction of a pool, but in a... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel provides simple but comfy value for money. Breakfast was ok and we enjoyed the pool table and free Wifi. The new manager Simon is a 'can-do' visionary who is taking the hotel to a whole other level by putting in a pool, having lovely gardens and refurbishing rooms in good taste. Most impressive however is Simon's phenomenal and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This hotel is near lots of restaurants, supermarkets and entertainments. Lots of Chinese shops selling the same Made In China crap so there isn't much to buy but being in The Espiritu, it helps when you have finished day trips and only return back at 5pm to your hotel and you are hungry, there are many options around. The superior... More

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Simon L, General Manager at The Espiritu, responded to this review

Hi Brad, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I’m sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction concerning our pool construction and airport transfer charges. I sincerely felt as though Juvena and yourself had an enjoyable time with us which makes it quite a surprise that none of your concerns were brought to our attention during your stay.... More

Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Thanks Ray, Simon and everyone else at The Espiritu for creating a hotel with such warmth and can do attitude. Its location in the heart of Luganville gives one access to the heart of Luganville. Sure you can't step outside of your resort bure onto white coral sand and crystal clear blue water, but instead you step into the hub-bub... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We loved our stay at The Espiritu. It is right in the centre of town so you have access to all the amenities within Luganville. The Room was very spacious - it was their family room - and has two bathrooms which was an added bonus. The beds were comfortable - which is a big plus for me because I... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This hotel is a real gem. All staff were delightfully friendly and very helpful providing a fabulous service. Our room was comfortable, spacious, air conditioned, very clean and had a gorgeous balcony. Situated in a fantastic base location from which you can rent a vehicle (from the hotel for convenience) and explore the entire island. I loved the outdoor breakfast... More

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Address: Main Road, Luganville, Espiritu Santo P.O Box 133, Vanuatu (Formerly Apex Garden Hotel)
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Location: Vanuatu > Espiritu Santo > Luganville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Espiritu 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
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#4 Family Hotel in Luganville #4 Business Hotel in Luganville #5 Romantic Hotel in Luganville
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The Espiritu is a boutique hotel and car hire business in Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. We are conveniently located in the heart of town and is only minutes away from cafes, shops and dive operators. Here at The Espiritu, we offer modern and contemporary rooms that reflect a home away from home. We provide accommodation with rooms to suit all travelers – divers, families, couples, groups and even long term stays. Your second home has never been easier to find! ... more   less 
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