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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Papamoa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed for one night in between flights. The Melanesian is tucked down a drive and looks a bit dated from the outside, but the rooms are very clean and modern with all the conveniences you need. We stayed there on recommendation from one of the owners of a resort on Aore Island as she stays there every time she... More

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

Dear Kruzesales, Thank you for your wonderful comments received. Our hard working staff from the house-keeping do their best in ensuring that the rooms are well cleaned and maintain for the comfort of guests. Also to mentioned our front desk friendly staff as they strife in providing a professional service to any guest arriving or leaving the hotel. Your comments... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed for one night due to flight rescheduling as a lay over before flying home. The Melanesian is about a 10-15 min walk out of town. 1800 VT by taxi from the airport. There was a problem with our voucher at check in but this was sorted out reasonably quickly. The buildings from the outside look dated and apartment... More

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

Dear Hayley, Thank you for your positive comments. Located in a convenient location close to the National Museum, supermarket, and close to the business center makes it easy for our guest to look around. We do have our upgraded Orchid room that is newly renovated and it has given the hotel a new face uplift. Please talk to our reservation... More

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Melanesian is in perfect location only short walk into town. The reception was nicely furnished and the staff (especially Adam) were friendly and helpful. Wifi was also available at the reception for free. The pool and meals area was ok but in need of repair but the pool was big, with plenty of outside seating. The food at breakfast... More

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

Dear Juju2411, Thank you for your positive comments well received. The renovation in the rooms has really upgraded our image and also give more comfort to our valued guest. The pool area is still under renovations and expected to be completed by November 14. We thank you for the comment on long wait for meal, which we will forward to... 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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