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Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tassiriki Park, PO Box 215, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu (Formerly Palms Resort and Casino Vanuatu)
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Ranked #13 of 43 hotels in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the second time we have stayed here with my mum and 4 year old son. The rooms overlooking the golf course are really nice and relaxing. Food and view at the restaurant are both great. The package deal including breakfast and kids eating and staying for free is hard to beat anywhere in the pacific islands. The kids... More

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Kingston, Tasmania, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two weeks in August with our son, daughter-in-law and two children was the ideal place to be in a Tasmanian winter. The rooms overlooked the gardens and pool and were close to reception and the restaurant. It is located on a lagoon, well away from other facilities, but in easy reach with the local buses. A taxi company has an... More

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Lindsay J Thank you for your 'Fantastic' review. Sounds and a looks like you enjoyed your escape from the cold and beauty of Tasmania's winter. As you found there a two types of transport here the door to door taxis or the unique public bus system that is only 150 vatu per person however it may take a... More

Hobart, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 weeks in august with my inlaws and 2 kids (6 & 4). It is beautifully set up for families although it is equally accomodating for couples. A lovely pool, with adjoining kids pool, proactive activities crew and set on erakor lagoon. It seems to be one of few places with access to a beach (although... More

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Sonya E Thank you for the 'Wonderful' review. Great to see you all enjoyed your time with us and and with the two swimming pools we are able to cater to both the families and couples. Our location on the lagoon allows for all the water sport activities but also close enough to town that you can experience... More

Baltimore, Maryland
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99 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am IHG platinum, so that might be why I had a good experience. We were upgraded to overwater bungalows and given champagne for our honeymoon. Thanks! Pros: Overwater bungalows are very nice rooms. However, be aware, this is not a Tahiti overwater bungalow. The water was no clear, I didn't see any fish. Lagoon didn't do anything for me.... More

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon jcb193 Thank you for the sharing such a special occasion with us and congratulations! We certainly are a bit different to beautiful Tahiti however in Vanuatu we are not the type of destination that you spend your entire time at the resort. There are some fantastic experiences within each reach of the resort from Adventure Buggy rides through... More

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 10 nights in overwater villa which was amazing. The service was exceptional and staff wee always willing to help and were great with the kids. It is a bit of a walk from the overwater villas to the main escort buildings but you can catch a buggy if the kids are struggling. Pool area was good as... More

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Morning DF61 Thank you taking the time to share your experience with us. Vanuatu is certainly a great and safe family destination with a lot of unique activities that are easily accessible from the resort. I am sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations in food and beverage something we have been working on since November and... More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place and wonderful for families! Fantastic pools and nice beach. Staff are lovely and friendly especially at the kids club, the activity boys at the beach and at the restaurant and pool bar! Would highly recommend kids stay/ eat free package!

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon holidays20102011 Thank you for your 'Perfect' review. We are very lucky with some great team members in both activities and the kids club who tend to leave a lasting impression on anyone that comes into contact with them as you found out. Look forward to welcoming you all back to Vanuatu in the future. Tankiu tumas Thomas Tait... More

Townsville, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from 7 days at the Holiday Inn. We stayed in a Family Villa on the lagoon, my parents & brother stayed in Overwater Villas. Firstly just need to clarify that the lagoon is beautiful and you would definitely swim in it!! Not sure what below review KirstenMelbourne is on about!!? My 4 year old & 1... More

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Tracka16 Thank you for sharing your experience with us. The tidal lagoon is certainly is easy to swim in if you can tear yourself away from the two pools as you found out. It also allows water sports throughout the day in a very safe environment. The resort is nice and central and also allows you to get... More

Papamoa, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed at Holiday Inn Resort In Port Villa during school holidays. Our two son's are aged 16 & 12 yrs. We had never been to Vanuatu before but we have been to three other South Pacific Islands so we were able to make some comparisons. The hotel staff offered a warm welcome with water and refreshing hand/face cloths... More

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon kiwi94 Thank you for the review and sharing some of your experiences around Efate. You picked two action packed tours on offer in Vanuatu and I hear that the Zipline is opening another series of lines in the coming month. Hiring a car is fairly easy but we recommend that you do a organised tour first as we... More

London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was the perfect family resort. There were heaps of activities for the kids balanced with a suitable environment for the 'adults' to enjoy themselves too. Most of the reports on here are accurate. A quick summary: - the food ranged from just ok to pretty good. The highlights were definitely the breakfasts and the themed buffets. The luncheon... More

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Macgonagle Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Hiring a car and driving around Efate can be a bit different as you would have found we have no tourist attraction signs in face we have very few signs at all. We strongly recommend that guests try an organised tour first around the island as you get taken... More

Melbourne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from 9 nights at the Holiday Inn Vanuatu. It was a last minute decision to go. We booked on a Tuesday and flew out on the Thursday night. I have never stayed at a Holiday Inn before and have to admit, I was a little skeptical. I was however pleasantly surprised. Whilst it was a large(ish) resort... More

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon KirstenMelbourne Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Vanuatu is perfect last minute destination with flight times 2 hours from Brisbane and 3 hours from Sydney or Auckland. The mattresses we have are a brand standard for Holiday Inn Resorts and you can find them globally in our rooms. The Family Vila's certainly are popular from kid... More

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Address: Tassiriki Park, PO Box 215, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu (Formerly Palms Resort and Casino Vanuatu)
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Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
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Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu 4*
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Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Hotel Port Vila
Port Vila Le Meridien
Le Meridien Vanuatu
Le Meridian Vanuatu
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Overlooking the serene waters of the Erakor Lagoon, Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu is set in vibrant natural surroundings. Meaning “the land that always existed”, Vanuatu is a holiday destination made up of 83 tropical islands located northeast of New Caledonia. Immersed in cultural richness and native splendour, the islands hold crystal blue beaches, coral reefs, hot springs, exotic rainforests, and stunning waterfalls that are some of the most beautiful in the world. The Vanuatu hotel’s Erakor Ballroom and Valea meeting space provides exceptional indoor and outdoor meeting facilities, and the accommodation resort also features a unique Namele Day Spa, two luxurious outdoor holiday swimming pools, and the newly refurbished Palms Casino. The views from the rooms include lush gardens, blue lagoons, and a golf course. The hotel boasts 5 dining areas. Breakfast, buffet and à la carte dinners are served daily. There is an extensive wine list from New Zealand, Australia and France. Get to experience the perfect Vanuatu holiday with island lifestyle at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu. ... more   less 
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