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Moorings Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lini Highway | Efate Island, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Ranked #34 of 43 hotels in Port Vila
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014
BrooKitP Melbourne, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like most things in Vanuatu - when you go cheap. You GET cheap. The Hotel itself wasn't bad. BUT we were placed in a room with no TV (when there seemed to be plenty empty) and the night we stayed they had an event for some happy clappy religious group, and all we got compensation for the noise and carry... More

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Canberra, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have travelled all around the world, and I have to say that the Moorings was the WORST hotel I have ever stayed at. First of all, when we arrived, they had no booking for us in their system, even though I booked with booking.com months before and had received a confirmation. I produced my printed confirmation, and they admitted... More

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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I stayed here with my husband in March 2014, and found that this place has some pros and cons worth mentioning. Pros: Very convenient location, easy to get to and from the airport and the town centre. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had to shift to a different motel due to Moorings being overbooked, so they provided... More

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Paris, France
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

At first I saw the pictures on the inernet and started to think what a beautiful place! 99$aud a night for this? ok I'm in! And I booked my room online. They charged my credit card a month before I arrive! The entire 99$! i contacted them by email and they told me it is normal, so I contacted the... More

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Southern Highlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Having stayed here four years ago, we returned but to find it not up to the previous standard. Our room was quite a nice one near the waterfront but had a few maintenance issues like a continually flushing toilet. Having said that, when we told management that our television didn't work, they tried to fix it and then offered to... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Maybe it was because it was a Friday but the music, which started at 5.00pm at the restaurant and continued in the neighbouring nightclub till 4.00 am was too much, we cancelled our next night. The room was OK and clean and comfortable but the music made for the worst hotel night we had ever experienced.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stayed here for the first two nights of our Vanuatu holiday and wasn't impressed. Our room was small, dark and claustrophobic. The windows were tiny and had heavy shutters. The place was very quiet during our stay, and there seemed to be more staff than guests. Thankfully didn't experience any noise from the night club. Food was very basic and... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Moorings is not shiny and 'schmick' but it is comfortable and reasonably priced. Our room was clean, with a bathroom, tea and coffee, TV, air conditioning and a small bar fridge. Free wifi was a bonus but it did drop in and out a bit. Our room opened onto pool area which was lovely and the hotel is on... More

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Cairns, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

They played a "best of the 90s" cd on repeat, all day long and into the night. Very loudly too. We could hear it in our room. Not relaxing and we wanted to watch a movie one night but the music was too loud. Most uncomfortable bed and pillow. Rooms are small and uncomfortable and not clean. Restaurant, awful. Breakfast... More

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Melbourne, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Good location, very handy to town for shopping on foot. Rooms fairly small, generally clean but there was mould on some of the furniture. The bed rose in the middle so it felt like we were falling out all night. The noise from the night club was expected and should be taken into account when staying here. As well as... More

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Address: Lini Highway | Efate Island, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Moorings Hotel 3*
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Moorings Hotel is Port Vila's latest Hotel accommodation offering to the tourist market on the harbour, with amazing views, all ensuite rooms, pool & Moo's Bar & Grill, and more! With a gorgeous harbourfront location and only 5 minutes walk to town, The Moorings is the perfect spot to relax in tropical paradise! Moorings comprises 26 air conditioned rooms 8 of which are absolute harbourfront and 18 opening onto balconies or the pool deck. ... more   less 
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