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The Melanesian Port Vila

3.0 of 5 P.O. Box 810, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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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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Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a week in early January. Re-furbished rooms. Found the beds quite OK after reading earlier reviews. Staff are very friendly and eager to assist you. Fairly central to main town - about a 5 min walk. Supermarket even closer. There are no lifts/elevators so look at booking ground floor accommodation if necessary. Overall a most pleasant experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great week-long stay. I was on business so it was a pleasure to come back to the Melanesian. The staff are wonderful. It was clean and I really enjoyed the barbecue and dance evening - not to be missed. I will definitely return there on my next trip. It was excellent value for money.

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Canberra, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for a week long Island getaway.  I've visited Vanuatu many times and did an over nighter at this hotel many years ago. This time round i was looking for a good value option close to town. The location is very central to downtown Vila. It's a 3 minute walk downhill to the main street. The return trip is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here with my wife Over New Years, the staff and location are amazing buttttttt The beds are that hard we could not sleep and also the free wifi in the lobby is that slow you could say old dial up back in the 80's is quicker !!

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stayed at The Melanesian with my husband in a Superior Orchid Room. The room was quite nice having been refurbished recently. The bed was extremely hard and uncomfortable and when we asked for an underlay we were given an extremely thin mattress protector which didn't make any difference. The walls of the room were extremely thin and quite noisy. Noisy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights and wasn't overly disappointed or impressed. Not really any sort of atmosphere here and the place is almost deserted during the day. Room was clean and comfortable, staff were friendly, food was average but nothing to write home about. Stayed for BBQ night which had good entertainment but not great food. Overall I wouldn't choose... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great hotel, very friendly staff, great location close to supermarket. Have the BBQ if it is available! We stayed for one night before flying to Tanna and this hotel had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend the Melanesian for a quick or an affordable stay. The staff were extremely helpful and went out of their way to make sure... More 

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New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have stayed at The Melanesian several times and find its closeness to the town to be very convenient. As a repeat visitor I was given a room upgrade on my arrival which was wonderful. I was also pleased to see that there had been an upgrade of facilities. My room was spacious and comfortable and the staff welcoming and... More 

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109 reviews 109 reviews
47 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

First time at this hotel, suggested by my clients in Pt Vila. I found this hotel to be very good, for business and seemed quite good for holiday people too. I got a room at the side of the hotel on the 4th level (3rd floor) whichever you like to call it. The wings are set up on three sides... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This property I would class as a entry level hotel,maybe 3stars. Our room was a good size,balcony overlooking the pool,bed not comfortable. Shower over bath, difficult if you a bit on the short side.We found the cleaning and replenishment of coffee,tea etc to be poor.No lifts...we were on the 3rd floor which ment over 50 stairs up and back down,so... More 

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

Dear Thesambos, Thank you for your positive comments well received. The Melanesian has three building with two levels of floors and all using stairs. Please talk to our friendly reservations staff to relocate to a ground floor to allow easy access to rooms. Free wifi accessible at the Lobby area, however pre-paid internet can be purchased at the reception desk... More 

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Address: P.O. Box 810, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Melanesian Port Vila 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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