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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 #12 of 43 hotels in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an amazing place to stay, we travelled with our 4 and 6 year olds and they had a ball, lots to do with the kids club (awesome friendly ladies), and beach activities etc. Far enough out of Port Vila to feel you are in a tropical oasis but close enough to be abel to zip into town for supplies... More

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Killarney Vale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lucky to secure an upgrade to an overwater villa and loved the fact that we could swim off our deck steps. It is a bit of a walk from the main building but it was no trouble for us to be picked up in the motorised buggy whenever we wanted. The resort is great for families with lots... More

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Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just returned from a week long stay at this lovely hotel. It was a very pleasant stay, only a few minor gripes resulting in a four rather than five star rating from me. Definitely recommended. I stayed at the garden view room, booked on a special offer. The booking process was nice and easy (I just emailed them and... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I confess that being a lifelong convert of another Pacific Island meant that Vanuatu had not previously been on our radar. What a mistake that was... From the moment we touched down in Port Vila our recent visit became one of the best family holidays we have enjoyed. In this, the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu played a major part. Upon... More

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

Good Afternoon theurbanmum Thank you for the review and photo's! We seem to hear that a bit about the other Pacific Island however with a very small budget to market the destination we may always just be a little quieter and different. I am not so sure that is necessarily a bad thing though! Look forward to welcoming you all... More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had medical emergency 2 hours after arrival.Had to fly home to australia for treatment. Thomas and the staff at the resort were overwhelmingly helpful. the rooms were a bit dated and the screen door to our balcony would not open.But would not hesitate to return hopefully next year purely for the location and friendly staff.

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

Good Afternoon stevef60_13 You were in the air a little longer than on the ground here in Vanuatu! Always a little off putting being in a different country and having a medical emergency but glad to hear that you are already thinking about the next trip. Look forward to welcoming you fit and well back here in Vanuatu. Tankiu tumas... More

Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort has advanced somewhat since I visited some years ago,used to be Raddison Royal Palms.still most of the good stuff was still available.we stayed in the garden room as the rest were booked out.room is good with the usual stuff provided .only a short walk to the pool,restaurants,bar casino etc.great views from The Verandah open air restaurant.ok food and... More

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

John1358 Thank you for the review. It's great to here that overall you enjoyed your time with us. We are indeed lucky with the team who bring the Melanesian way of life full of smiles and laughter to work with them everyday. Look forward to seeing you back in Vanuatu in the near future. Tankiu tumas Thomas Tait General Manager... More

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

Possibly the best family friendly resort on Vanuatu. Facilities are fantastic. We are a couple in our 60s. The room is typical holiday Inn. Nothing exciting but everything we needed. (Lagoon view middle floor.) The only let down was the food. At the buffet most meat dish,s were over cooked and dry.One Al a carte dinner was great. There were... More

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

Good Afternoon thermo39 Thank you for the review. The people of Vanuatu make the destination with their warm and genuinely friendly nature. The team tend to be a little reserved at first but it doesn't last long as they proudly talk about themselves and the destination. Sorry to hear out your food experience and it is certainly something that the... More

Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I and our two children (9 and 5) stayed at the Holiday Inn resort between the 2nd and 9th of July. We had a fantastic time. From all accounts, our resort was the best on Efate. The room was clean and modern - the beds comfy. But the best part of the resort is its location and... More

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

Good Afternoon LyaraJ Thank you for the review. We are indeed very lucky with a tidal lagoon right at our door step that allows for water activities to occur from sunrise till sunset. Tanna Island and Mount Yasur are certainly a once in a lifetime experience that is not too be missed and maybe you will make there on your... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we eyed up about 4 resorts for our family holiday to Vanuatu, and were recommended by our travel agent to the Holiday Inn- good choice. Its big enough to have all the facilities, nice pools and bar/restaurant etc, but small enough so the staff know you. The activities staff were great with our boys (age 23 down to 17) and... More

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

Good Afternoon thetraveller99 Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The Activities team seem to have as much if not more fun than our guests down on the beach and continually get great feedback from our younger guests. Overall it sounds like you all had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved staying here. It's just the right distance away from the CBD to be close enough for restaurants and far enough away to let you enjoy the tranquility of the natural environment. Breakfast was a very good standard. We had a look at Iririki rooms and they were a lot older and less well maintained. Staff were very friendly... More

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

Good Afternoon David K Thank you for taking the time to complete write a review. Sounds like you had a great time with us and enjoyed the location. We are indeed lucky in Vanuatu to have such a wide variety of both restaurants many who are still influenced by the french from pre-independence but also some very unique tours and... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu 4*
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Hotel Port Vila
Port Vila Le Meridien
Le Meridien Vanuatu
Le Meridian Vanuatu
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Port Vila

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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#2 Business Hotel in Port Vila #4 Luxury Hotel in Port Vila #4 Spa Hotel in Port Vila #8 Family Hotel in Port Vila #8 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila #14 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
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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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