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The Melanesian Port Vila

3.0 of 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, NSW
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lobby staff were pleasant enough and made bookings for us when required. The location was good. Not in the middle of town and only a 10 min walk. The food and drinks at the pool bar were not very good and overpriced for what you received. The cultural night was good - very relaxing and the food was reasonable... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time staying at the Melanesian and the staff are friendly and helpful, breakfast is delicious and lovely Lucy cooks eggs to perfection. The rooms are tidy and spacious and the pool area a great spot to catch some sun and cool off. Location is great with a short walk to a supermarket or into town.

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Canberra, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here at the end of our stay in Vanuatu, not a lot of time to judge a hotel but we had such a good experience that I thought it worth a mention. I will start with the heart warming experience of their honesty and integrity, something you get a bit used to in Vanuatu but this was well... More

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

Dear John-H-2405, Thank you for the wonderful comments well received regarding the staff mentioned. The comments will be forward to the department concern for the staff appraisals. The house-keeping department has a sections for lost and found which has come as an advantage to the guest who has accidentally left thing behind. And the Front office department is well informed... More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just went to the Melanesian BBQ at the Melanesian. The food was wonderful and plentiful. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the staff were lovely. A wonderful string band played while we ate and then we watched some kustom dancing.

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

Dear SalDec11, Thank you for your positive comments on the Melanesian Feast night. The event is held on Wed, Fri & Sun of each week, with different cultural groups of Vanuatu. The entertainment is to show the unique customs and diverse culture of the Vanuatu people. We are glad to hear that you did enjoyed the evening. We hope that... More

Cust, null, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Melanesian is set around the pool area with rooms on three sides and the bar on the fourth side. The blocks with rooms are three stories high and there is no lift so if the stairs might be a problem it is worth mentioning this when booking. Rooms are spacious - queen size bed and a couple of armchairs... More

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

Dear Lala G, Thank you for the wonderful comments well received. Situated at a convenient location close to the CBC and a bus-stop at the front allows our guest easy access to where they want to go. The hotel has a tour desk that can organize day trips during your stay to enjoy other scenery around Port Vila or around... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for a week. The room was modern, clean and very spacious. We were on the ground floor so had direct restaurant, pool and bar access from our sliding door. The staff were friendly and very attentive. It is a little out of town (holiday =lazy) but you can comfortably walk to town for ferries etc. The tour desk... More

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

Dear Hubrgo, Thank you for the positive comments well received. Located very close to CBC, a bus-stop at the front of the hotel for access of public transport, taxi can be called at the reception. Please talk to our friendly reception staff for assistance. We do hope that you will visit the Melanesian Hotel again next time your in town. More

Perth W.A
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The staff at the hotel were very accommodating and extremely helpful. The hotel rooms were very clean and comfortable. We had a room on the third floor which was a bit annoying as there was no elevator....but that is quite common all over Vanuatu. The food was okay, fairly basic but quite localised. They have a very helpful tour guide... More

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

Dear Fishfoeva, Thank you for your positive comments well received. We are glad to hear that the room was comfortable and well spaces. The tour desk is open daily to guest wishing to experience Vanuatu with its different scenery like water sports, buggy fun or even visit the volcanoes from Tanna or diving in Santo. Please ask our friendly staff... More

Perth, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in July when we first arrived in Port Vila and had no complaints to make. It is located at the top of a hill about a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of Port Vila and about a 20 minute taxi ride from the airport (For those interested it was 1800 Vatu and there... More

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

Dear Nathan C, Thank you for your positive comments well received. We are glad to hear that you did enjoyed your stay with us. The convenient location has proven to be very good for our guest to walk into town or find places, we are also very close to the Vanuatu National Archive center and supermarkets. We do hope that... More

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Just spent a week at the Melanesian. It was spotlessly clean and well manage and the included continental breakfast was well-stocked with usual fruit, cereal, pastries and coffee. The cooked-to-order eggs were always perfect. And do try the beautiful runny plain yogurt on muesli for a treat you might like to continue at home - yum. I only experience the... More

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

Dear Fleuriefirst, Thank you for the positive comments well received. We sincerely apologies for the noise experience in the Hibiscus rooms, however we can assist in upgrading you to a more noise free Orchid room with an upgrade charge but more comfortable. Please do try out the Melanesian feast when you next visit us to experience the unique warrior dances... More

Melbourne, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Well, the Melanesian Hotel is nice and predictable.... - Laundry - very fast - back within a couple of hours when returning from a trip to the provinces - Full of friendly smiles - Music by the pool 3-4 times per week - a little tiring in the long term - What is with the 3rd floor rooms - you... More

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

Dear BluePacific, Thank you for your wonderful comments received. We are glad to hear that we were part of making your stay enjoyable. The breakfast is our continental buffet breakfast with minimal choice, however you may want to try out our mega or hot breakfast with more choice at a very responsible cost. We appreciate your comment on the top... 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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