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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Roxby Downs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Adelaide, Australia
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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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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was our second visit to Santo and the second stay at the Espiritu. Last year the pool was in the early stages of construction and it was great to return and see the progress made. Rayman, Simon and their wonderful staff treated us like part of the family. All of our tour arrangements were taken care of exactly as... More 

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Sussex Inlet, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Stayed here for the day due to our flight with Air Vanuatu being downsized . This left the 4 of us with a full day to fill in before our night flight back to Port Vila. Because we hired a vehicle from The Espiritu we decided to ask if we could stay by their pool for the day. Being the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have just returned from Santo where We stayed at the Espiritu for a couple of days while trying to get home to Brisbane. We were stuck there after Cyclone Pam. Well Simon the managing Director was absolutely amazing. He spent the 3 days we where there helping with communications (all Coms were down inc internet and banking) and trying... More 

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