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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time at the hotel. It used to be a club med. I visited with my daughter and mother. Personnel were ever so accommodating. Many of those who work there have been there a long time. We ussed the bar at the pool side for dinner. I plan to go back.

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Mitchelton, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff are an asset to this hotel, they are warm and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The pools and lagoon are great areas for Kids, the rooms are a little dated but that is to be expected given the age of the property. The only downside was there was a lack of variety on the food front... More

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

Good Afternoon B_rides1080 Thank you for the review. Overall it sounds like you enjoyed your time with us. We are indeed launching a few new ideas over the coming weeks that will add some additional experiences into the food and beverage offerings. Look forward to welcoming you back to Vanuatu in the near future. Tankiu tumas Thomas Tait General Manager... More

Sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a semi regular traveler to Vanuatu, I have never been nor stayed at the Holiday Inn, until now. The whole place has a relaxed feel and happy atmosphere which in my opinion makes content staff. The resort embraces and offers local activities, the food is good also. Perfect for families, but their are enough areas for couples to do... More

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After reading other TripAdvisor reviews of The Holiday Inn, we paid the extra and stayed in a villa over the water - lagoon - and so SO pleased we did, they're well worth it! The views from your private deck, lounge and bedroom are simply gorgeous. We even dived off the bottom step into the lagoon after a particularly hot... More

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

Good Afternoon SeonieNZ Thank you for the review and all the photos! Sounds like you got to taste a bit of everything that Efate has to offer including a walk up that hill into town. Look forward to welcoming you back to Vanuatu in the near future. Tankiu tumas Thomas Tait General Manager Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu More

Newcastle, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dear Thomas and Staff Wow, what a great holiday ! It was a pleasure to meet you all on out recent stay and rest assured it will not be our last visit. This was our second trip to vanuatu, this time with our kids and we had a ball. Great facilities and activities, amazing staff but we have one regret,... More

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

Good Afternoon Steve and Dana Thank you for your 'Awesome' review. We certainly are lucky with the ladies in Kids Club that treat kids like one of their own and I know the Kids Club maybe used as leverage when its time for vegetables to be eaten at dinner! The Melanesian team at first may seem a little reserved but... More

Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff is just lovely. Rooms - nice. We went for a girlie weekend which worked well for us. I would not necessary go there on my honeymoon or for a romantic weekend, but if you have little kids then this will be a great spot for you. Food - typical resort food with buffet breakfast and pool menu. Room... More

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

Good Afternoon liztravel01 Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Sounds like the 'girlie' weekend was a success and the warmth of the Melanesian culture rubbed off on you. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back for your next escape very soon. Tankiu tumas Thomas Tait General Manager Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here with 2 friends in August, in Lagoon View Rooms, which have a much better outlook than the Garden View rooms. Room was clean and tidy with all amenities you would need, King bed and a variety of pillows were excellent, making for great nights sleeps. Breakfasts were excellent, and the lunch and dinner menus were also quite... More

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

Good Morning David S Thank you for the review. Sounds like you enjoyed your time with us and found the second pool that allows you to escape from all the action happening on the beach and around the main pool. The range of pillows and mattresses are a brand standard in Holiday Inn Resorts around the world as getting a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Good Morning Anthea M Thank you for sharing your second experience with us. With the two swimming pools it certainly makes finding a nice quiet spot whilst the kids are being entertained by the fantastic team in the kids club just that little bit easier. As you found we are close enough to Port Vila that a quick 5min taxi... More

Kingston, Tasmania, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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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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