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.
All 46 Port Vila hotels

Moorings Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lini Highway | P.O. Box 1404, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Hotel amenities
Moorings Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Save
You added Moorings Hotel to your Saves list
Ranked #32 of 46 Hotels in Port Vila
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
kerryandjake Brisbane, Australia
Write a Review

23 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    8
    10
    4
    0
    1
See reviews for
2
11
2
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (15)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (23)
  • Mar-May only
    (0)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (0)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (14)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (9)
All months
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my eighth visit to Port Vila, and third to Moorings, so I knew what I wanted for this part of my stay. I chose Moorings for it's value, proximity to town (and my favourite bar, The Anchor Inn) and for having stunning water views. Firstly, I got an exceptional last minute deal for a harbour view room and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is ideally situated 5 minutes walk to the center of port villa and within easy reach of the airport, it sits right on the glistening waters edge surrounded by well maintained tropical gardens and has a small but beautiful pool, staff are friendly and attentive however the rooms are very basic and not comfortable, the walls need repainted... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Community of Madrid, Spain
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We expent in Moorings one week and it was great. Next to the center of Port Vila, just a 5 minutes walk next to the bay, which is a beautiful walk. The service was great and the staff really nice to us during all the time, the room is not very luxurious, standard, but enough to have a good time.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear carmenzm2015, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your time with us in Vanuatu. The hotel is now closing for 6weeks during which we will be undertaking room renovations, amongst many other projects such as swimming pool, restaurant, roofing renovations, etc... A long awaited opportunity since September... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed at Moorings in early January. We had an ocean front room and while basic, it had everything we might need - modern bathroom, queen sized bed (although this was two singles pushed together, it did the trick), mirror, aircon, fan, covered windows (with see-through net, so that you could leave windows open and not have to worry about... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Juliet C, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are truly pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at Moorings Hotel. Yes, apologies for the confusion with the Nightclub. It is indeed permanently closed and rightfully so since our takeover in September 2014. We are currently finalising designs on a new road signage which we... More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for our honeymoon we were greeted by stanley an absolute gentleman he upgraded us to the ocean port view. The new owners were upgrading daily and the facilities are good, there is a little improvement needed which I'm sure is coming furniture a lick of paint etc and a the new bar by the pool is looking... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear George H, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Moorings Hotel. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay and your lovely Harbourside Queen Room. We hope to have the pleasure of your company in the future to introduce you to the many improvements that are due for completion in a matter... More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Me and my boyfriend (both mid twenties) wanted a Christmas getaway from Sydney without breaking the bank. We were so happy with our choice for hotel, so close to the town centre (10 min stroll along the waterfront) this resort had beautiful views, complimentary continental breakfast and our room looked directly over the Port Vila Harbour. We enjoyed lots of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jo D, Thank you kindly for reviewing your stay with us at Moorings Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you had a good time in Vanuatu! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Vanuatu one day with complete renovations at Moorings. Wishing you a very prosperous 2015. Kind regards More 

Queensland, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My partner & I stayed at Moorings for 10 nights back in july/august. We had a simple room which was perfectly fine for the two of us. Staff were lovely. Beautiful position. Yummy breakfast buffet. Cant wait to come back to see new improvements to the place :) !

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Samantha K, Thank you for your kind review! Can't wait to show you the resort after all the renovations are completed :) Happy New Year 2015 to the both of you! Kind regards More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Myself and my partner stayed in Moorings for 5 nights and we had such an amazing experience! excellent service, our room was simple but what we needed, the breathtaking view on the Harbour is what we loved the most, very nice lay out with a beautiful pool for all to share. The hotel is very peaceful and I can't wait... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear maryvwi, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us at Moorings Hotel. Wishing you a very prosperous 2015! Kind regards More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We stayed at the Moorings Hotel in Port Vila for one week. What a great place to stay in! It had all the amenities of a 3-star hotel but top end: very clean and tidy air-conditioned room; daily service of changing sheets and towels, washing the room and doing the bed; immaculate Island-style grounds; a full buffet continental breakfast included;... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Melita_Chef1, Thank you ever so much for your kind words. We are very pleased to hear that you have had a great time in Vanuatu and you are already missed amongst the staff and management :) Wishing you both a very prosperous year 2015. Warm regards More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The service at the moorings is realy good I this was my first time to Vanauta and to stay here was a great, pool front room was excellent however it's not a big hotel so any room is good! I left my phone behind and there was no problem getting it sent back to Australia at my expense, the staff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mark R, Thank you very much for your kind review. Those quads sure are a lot of fun huh?! Lots of our guests seem to enjoy them these days. Albeit a little wet weather here and there, it's a great way to loosen up on holidays. We're very happy that your phone was securely retrieved and returned to you.... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Moorings Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Moorings Hotel

Address: Lini Highway | P.O. Box 1404, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Moorings Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Despegar.com, Cheap Tickets, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Moorings Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Moorings Hotel Port Vila
Moorings Hotel Vanuatu/Port Vila
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Port Vila

51 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (36)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (9)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay