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The Melanesian Port Vila

P.O. Box 810, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Canberra, Australia
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52 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for Xmas and New Year and had a great time. The hotel staff are very friendly and welcoming. The continental breakfast is good, with selection of pastries and fresh fruit. We also enjoyed the all you can eat BBQ night at the hotel restaurant(Oasis bar). We stayed in a Orchid room overlooking the pool on the top... More 

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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72 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Rooms are large and comfortable, but the rest of the hotel is getting on - it's a bit tired and could use a refresh. The food is goid, although the breakfast buffet gets tiring, the pool is nice, and the entertainment great. It's a good mid budget choice - don't expect fancy.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I stayed at the Melanesian Hotel for 4 nights during a business trip to Port Vila. It is a good hotel with friendly staff and good food. The rooms are adequate. After the 4 nights me and my wife checked into one of the Resort Hotels on the island. Melanesian Hotel is in the town centre and not really a... More 

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Thank JdeWaal
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79 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for five nights. Well maintained resort with very friendly staff. Good breakfast spread( sorry same stuff daily- could have given different cakes and juice and youghurt flavour on different days). It was overall good . Good pool and free wi- fi in lobby . Comfortable big room with all amenities except drinking water. Would suggest management to remove... More 

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brisbane
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80 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We were booked in here for a one night stay as we wanted something convenient and reasonably priced. Sadly to say we didn't end up staying. Our accommodation had been booked months before and prepaid. After checking in and opening the door to our room we discovered that other people were already in the room. (The room looked good) Back... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I stayed at Melanesian 6th November for 1 week from the time I arrived all staff were so friendly and helpful nothing was to much trouble stayed in superior orchid room it was excellent spotlessly clean so what a great start cleaners work so hard to keep this standard .bar and restaurant what a pleasure to have a drink at... More 

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

Dear Frank B, Thank you for staying with us at the Melanesian Hotel during your 1 week in Vanuatu. You comments is well received and staff appraisals will be notified to their departments concern. We try to ensure that our guest are welcomed professionally with a smile and depart as our friend. We are pleased also to hear that you... More 

Indonesia
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

My flight got delayed and I arrived a day later, but they still charged me for the extra day missed. I was also disappointed they place a 5% surcharge when using credit card -- this is higher than the 3.5% charged at all restaurants in town and seems a bit greedy. The breakfast was fair, and room was pleasant enough.

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

Dear Allthon, Thank you for your comments well received. We sincerely apologies for the mis-hap you experience upon arrival at the hotel. There are circumstances that we cannot control and one of them is delayed flights. You are most welcome to speak to one of our reservations staff regarding your delayed flight with documentation that can verify your delay and... More 

Suva, Fiji
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I stayed here four nights during a conference that was held at another venue. The hotel is quiet and self-contained with food and beverage available on-site. The front desk staff are very helpful and always available and the lobby with free wifi is comfortable for sitting quietly or with friends. The location is not bad and it is easy to... More 

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

Dear Michelle B, Thank you for your wonderful comments well received. We certainly have a lot of delegate staying with us during their meeting throughout this year. This has given us more opportunity to upgrade to accommodate for corporate clients and to meet their standards. We must admit that the internet connection is quite poor and we thank you for... More 

Hobart, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We arrived in Port Vila late on a Friday night from Brisbane, and the hotel had arranged for a driver to meet us at the airport. The driver was on time and very polite, and when we arrived at the hotel the service continued to be excellent. The room was clean, of ample size, and since we were on the... More 

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

Dear Glaciergirl_hobart, Thank you very much for your positive comments. We trust you did enjoy your stay with us, not only were the rooms to your liking but also the food that you experience and enjoyed. Your comments and feedback will be forward to department concern for staff appraisal. We apologies for the uncomfortable pillows and it has been brought... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I have stayed in many 4 and 5 star hotels that do not get even close to the Melanesian. The staff were great, the room was kept very clean and tidy, the food was excellent. This hotel is very reasonably priced. I could have stayed at another hotel down the road for 3 times the cost but I do not... More 

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

Dear AndyB, Thank you for your wonderful comments. Pleased to hear that your stay with us was not only enjoyable but you had a wonderful time. The menu at the restaurants has been recently changes by our new head chef which has given us good feedback from the guest that stayed with us and have enjoyed the different menus. Our... More 

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