We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Melanesian Port Vila

P.O. Box 810, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
The Melanesian Port Vila
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The Melanesian Port Vila
Add Photo Write a Review

191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    41
    101
    34
    8
    7
See reviews for
36
75
16
31
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (57)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (191)
  • Mar-May only
    (42)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (61)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (50)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (38)
All months
Melbourne
Level Contributor
57 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed 9 days in a 1 bed apartment - very clean. Living room and Bedroom comfortable - kitchen and bathroom could do with a refresh. Continental Breakfast OK as included in rate but not much variety - should improve once local fruits become available again after cyclone. Evening performances by local bands/tribes provided 6 to 8pm and create nice atmosphere... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Level Contributor
129 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Melanesian in Port Vila is popular among most business travelers especially those from donor and development institutions. It is close to the main town and commercial center and conveniently located. Rooms are neat, nice, clean and well maintained. Service is very good and staff very friendly and warm.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Melanesian for the last 3 years and I feel I can provide a review which encompasses time. The hotel is a 5-minute walk to town. The staff are friendly, attentive and beautiful people. They are always willing to help and nothing is a hassle. The food is second to none. They get the best produce... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne
Level Contributor
43 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a convenient hotel to stay in Port Vila, this is a good choice. The rooms were clean and comfortable. There was myself and 2 kids and they had put on an extra bed (which we didn't use), so there was queen and 2 singles. So this is possible for family of 4. The staff were very friendly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Familyminato, Thank you for your stay with us, we believed you did enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the comments on staffing, that have assisted you and your family professionally. Your comments will be forwarded to the departments for staff appraisals. The BBQ nights are inclusive of cultural entertainment to be enjoyed of Vanuatu's unique traditions. We... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Melanesian was a good place to stay for a holiday. Very local and within walking distance of the main town. Has a mini casino which is great. Food and drinks are reasonably priced and of good quality. Staff are friendly and accommodating.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Mandz_15, Thank you for staying with us. It was with pleasure to have you at the Melanesian hotel. Thank you for your positive comments which will be forwarded to department to staff appraisals. Looking forward to your next visit to Vanuatu and especially to the Melanesian Hotel. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
93 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in two rooms in this resort between 2/7/15 and 10/7/15 From the second I walked in the door the place felt fantastic. The staff are genuinely friendly and helpful. The rooms I stayed in were comfortable and quiet. The beds were comfortable. In room fridge,and a safe were greatly appreciated. The food is pretty darn good. The advertising... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Kazbanz, Thank you for staying with us at the Melanesian and we believed you had the most wonderful time with us. Thank you for your comments on the picture which do need updating. We have recovered well from the TC Pam. Your wonderful comments will be forwarded to departments concern for staff appraisals. With most property still recovering from... More 

Nadi, Fiji
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only stayed here for a couple of nights but certainly a pleasant resort. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Rooms were a bit old school but certainly did the job. Continental breakfast was basic but had a range of French pastries. Overall - lovely spot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Lauren, Thank you for staying with us. We are pleased to know that our friendly staff made your stay enjoyable. After TC Pam, fresh fruit is quite difficult to find but hoping that this month July will bring more fresh fruit to the market and we can offer more fresh fruits at breakfast time. You may have notice that... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel needs updating and a bit of work done in rooms and around the place Breakfast very average with little options as part of the offer Pool area didn't feel welcoming as the diners are sitting around the pool area

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear DionVincent, Thank you for your stay with us. We must say that we are one of the longest established hotel in Vanuatu. During the past few years we have done renovations and refurbishment at the hotel Orchid complex that was completed in 2013, then we move to having the Hibiscus complex renovated and expected to be completed in 2016.... More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel was very nice but could do with a update in paint etc, breakfast was continental was ok but not a good variety of fruit ( this may be just because of recent cyclone ) Rooms were ok could do with a update and paint, bed was very hard but room was serviced every day and could not fault this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Fiona T, Thank you for staying with us at the Melanesian Hotel. We apologies for minimum selection of fresh fruit served at the breakfast each morning. After Pam, we are now seeing new vegetation around Efate, the local farmer are now starting to sell fresh fruit and vegetables at the markets which is a bonus for all hotels. We... More 

Level Contributor
55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A decent venue, close to the city. Clean rooms, reasonable service. Wifi is limited so it might be best to purchase some rather than relying on the free service in the reception area. Handy tourism desk downstairs who can assist with booking tours etc. Most activities will send a bus to collect you. The regular evening sing sing dances get... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear John M, Thank you for staying with us and we believed that you did enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for the positive comments well received. For some tours, yes they will pick up guest as they provide tours with transfers with mini-van buses. The feast happens every Wed, Fri & Sun nights with two different cultural... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

93 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (66)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (15)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (17)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (13)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (27)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Port Vila hotels
0.5 mi away
Moorings Hotel
Moorings Hotel
#30 of 46 in Port Vila
4.0 of 5 stars 31 reviews
0.3 mi away
Grand Hotel And Casino
Grand Hotel And Casino
#28 of 46 in Port Vila
4.0 of 5 stars 394 reviews
0.4 mi away
Chantilly's on the Bay
Chantilly's on the Bay
#27 of 46 in Port Vila
4.0 of 5 stars 122 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Vanuatu Holiday Hotel
Vanuatu Holiday Hotel
#39 of 46 in Port Vila
3.5 of 5 stars 22 reviews
0.6 mi away
Coconut Palms Resort
Coconut Palms Resort
#36 of 46 in Port Vila
3.5 of 5 stars 235 reviews
0.3 mi away
Kaiviti Motel
Kaiviti Motel
#37 of 46 in Port Vila
3.5 of 5 stars 70 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay