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The Melanesian Port Vila

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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Geelong, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a week. Staff were lovely. Weather was awesome. Pool was amazing. Staff always getting eveyrone involved in things happening around the hotel. The booking lady who books tours was the nicest lady. Very friendly. Just up the hill from the town makes it a awesome hotel . Would go back.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time I have been to The Melanesia. Last time was in 2014 for a small group of financial institutions conference held at the hotel. That time everything was great. This time is the real stay. I have found that I have no privacy in my room. Since room's glass door/window is facing breakfast area and it's... More 

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St. Louis
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a comfortable, basic, hotel in Port Vila. The rooms are comfortable, with good A/C; the pool area is nice. The hotel doesn't have internet, but sells hotspot cards at the desk (expensive) that connect you to really bad service (less than dialup speed at night); instead, purchase a sim card at the airport with a good data package... More 

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Paris, France
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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