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Moorings Hotel

Lini Highway | P.O. Box 1404, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Ranked #31 of 46 Hotels in Port Vila
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was there 3 weeks after cyclone pam, and the hotel was up and running well! Basic rooms, a little small, nice pool overlooking the water, and easy access into town. The waffles at breakfast were good too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just returned from Vanuatu and stayed at the Moorings Hotel during our time. The location is excellent with only a 5-10 minute walk into town. The view at sunset is amazing - great to sit on the decking with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down. Considering that we went 4 weeks after Cyclone Pam, all... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

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 

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Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kerryandjake, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Moorings Hotel. I have had a chat with our ownership only this morning and they will endeavour to review all of our bedding in order to address recent feedback on firmness. This will also included the purchase of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

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 

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Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rachael A, Thank you kindly for your review. We are pleased that you had chosen to stay at Moorings Hotel and we shall endeavour to improve on all of your observations. As a matter of fact, all rooms are now being equipped with brand new wardrobes, all TVs being upgraded where necessary, we are currently working on in-room wall... More 

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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 

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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
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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 :) !

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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 

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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 

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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 

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