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The Melanesian Port Vila

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 810, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Ranked #30 of 47 hotels in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived at this property expecting a 3 star property. The entrance does not reflect the quality of the resort, it is far better. Staff were always friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. Rooms appear to have been recently renovated and were quite spacious. Had not expected breakfast to be included, so the provision of a continental... More

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Suva, Fiji
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given bad weather and potential cyclone, my flight was delayed to Vanuatu from Fiji. Once in Port Vila I called the Melanesian to have my return booking confirmed from Tanna where I was headed for work, it was not noted or updated. This found me without room on the return trip. Excuse: "Oh we have new staff who are learning."... More

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Reno, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Pleasant setting, helpful, lovely staff. My room was clean and quiet. Bathroom was well appointed and clean. I do not know exactly what made it so pleasant, but I treasure the memory of going into the dining area, being met by staff who were warmly friendly, being given tasty food, is a pretty setting.

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We only stayed for 2 nights but we really enjoyed the hotel and were impressed by our room and the location. The hotel is close to town and we had no problem walking into town or paying the small fee to get a bus. The room and bathroom looked very crisp and modern and we really enjoyed the pool and... More

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Caloundra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Firstly let me say that we have stayed at the Melanesian many times as we travel there every year. We have always enjoyed our stays at the Melanesian, but not this time. We were looking forward to enjoying the upgraded rooms and pool but alas the hotel did not value our loyalty. There were a number of issues: 1) Our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We didn't stay here for the accommodation part, instead we went to The Melanesian for the food and entertainment. We were staying at another accommodation, and although where we were was great, food was not something I would rave about. We overheard a couple saying that they were going to the Melanesian for the buffet and entertainment. My partner and... More

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Hiroshark, Front Office Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Angelacharisse, Thank you very much for the wonderful comments on the evening feast. The staff on duty at the time will be commented on their assistance during that time and especially your baby. On your next visit, you may book with us to enjoy the friendly environment of the hotel, staff and also enjoy the Melanesian feast. More

Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

5 minute walk downhill to town (Port Vila). Clean rooms that look new as have had a recent renovation. Kind, helpful staff. Cultural nights three times per week. Not beachfront. Outside of hotel looks like approx 3 star Australian motel. Kids loved the pool, we loved the cocktails. We enjoyed our stay, but be prepared to cab/bus around to activities... More

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Hiroshark, Front Office Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear X_LiliB_X, Thank you for your positive comments on the hotel. We look forward to having you at the the Melanesian hotel on your next trip to Vanuatu. More

Gold coast
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed at the Melanesian for a week in October 2013. We enjoyed our stay. The staff are excellent, very friendly and very helpful and informative. One staff member even lent us his phone as ours had run out of credit. The rooms are spacious with room for bags, bathroom with bath, wardrobe, safe, iron and ironing board. Rooms serviced... More

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Hiroshark, Front Office Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Carmel, Thank you for the wonderful comments well received by the hotel. Your comments will be forward to each department for staff appraisals. We look forward to see you again at the Melanesian Hotel next time you visit Vanuatu. More

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We stayed at The Melanesian for a week in mid July – this was our fourth visit over several years and it’s always a pleasure to return. It’s in a great location, walking distance to town and several restaurants within a few blocks. As on previous visits we had a room on the top floor – the recent renovation has... More

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Hiroshark, Front Office Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Gumnut, Thank you for your positive comments that will be forward to the department concern, however, the department concern is reviewing all the music selections played at the bar and hopefully a good selection of music will bring back the friendly relaxing environment around the poolside area. We hope you will visit us again in your next visit. More

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

If visiting Vanuatu on holiday it is better to stay out at one of the resorts, but if you have a late or morning flight or want a day or two in Port Vila for cheap shopping then this is a great place to stay. It is walking distance to almost everything, it has the pool, good breakfast, cultural /... More

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Hiroshark, Front Office Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear PhillyJoan, Thank you for your positive comments well received. We hope you will visit or stay at the Melanesian on your next business or leisure trip to Vanuatu. More

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Also Known As:
The Melanesian Port Vila Hotel Port Vila
The Melanesian Port Vila Hotel
Melanesian Port Vila
Melanesian Hotel Port Vila
The Melanesian Port Vila Vanuatu
Address: P.O. Box 810, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 47 hotels in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Melanesian Port Vila 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 10min walk from the heart of Port Vila town. Reasonable rates with quiet and comfortable atmosphere. A welcoming smile, friendly hospitality and good service are part of the culture at The Melanesian. Offering a number of guest room styles which satisfies everyone's needs. Our culture entertainment night with "All You Can Eat BBQ" at our Oasis Pool side is must see! ... more   less 
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