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The Melanesian Port Vila

P.O. Box 810, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Paris, France
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Melanesian took really good care of us who came in during difficult times after Cyclone Pam. The staffs were very friendly, helpful and quick with providing necessary service. I think the Japanese management is what makes these happen. The rooms may not be modern, but well kept with everything working as they should. If there were any problems, they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Melanesian twice so far on different business. Seems pretty average on the outset, but the room setting and lively environment (especially in the weekends) made it all worthwhile. The Melanesian is conveniently located on the higher end of town and everything you need from convenience shops, restaurants, and the CBD are all accessible on foot. Gotten to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travelled to Vanuatu with colleagues to work on news coverage of the devastation caused by cyclone Pam. Hotel accommodation was at a premium due to lack to power in Port Vila, so five of us crammed into a 2 bedroom apartment at the Melanesian Hotel for the first night. A second room was found for nights 2-5 giving us... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Special thanks to the staff at the Melanesian in Port Vila where we were evacuated to as a safety precaution in the leadup to Cyclone Pam. We had one lovely day there before the cyclone hit and enjoyed the atmosphere and cocktails around the pool, as well as very nice room. During and after the cyclone the staff and management... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My friend & I originally booked a holiday package through Virgin Australia to travel to Vanuatu & a 4 night stay at the Melanesian Port Villa. Unfortuantely due to Cyclone Pam where the country itself suffered unprecedentual damage, airport shutdown & the lost of water & electricity, we were never able to experience this wonderful country. In addition to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This ok was for overnight stay on our way to Santo. The room was a bit dated, pool area was nice, water was bit to warm to be refreshing, but this could not be helped. We had dinner by the pool which was like good pub food. Would stay again but only for a short period. It was short distance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We have stayed at the Melansian a number of times while travelling through Vanuatu, and I will stay again. The upgraded Orchid Rooms are as good as any 4 star hotel, and they have air-con which is an essential in Vila if you go in the wet season. A lot of bookings include a complimentary buffet breakfast with fruits, cereals,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

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 February 4, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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