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Seachange Lodge

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Captain Cook Avenue, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have just spent a week at the Lodge and had a fabulous time. Ian the Owner went out of his way for us, and all the staff, especially Ollie made us feel really welcome and special. Our room had everything we needed and any requests were handled in a super friendly manner. Thanks again Ian for... More 

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very comfortable, roomy cottage with full amenities, well kept and really helpful staff. The owner was very accomodating and friendly, and we loved the lagoon view and central location. You could walk to town in 15 mins, or wait out the front of hotel for regular buses. Security is excellent, but security lights are very bright and if you... More 

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Perth, Australia
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have nothing but great things to say about this place. I stayed here for 3 nights in June in a single room and was really impressed. The place is more of a guesthouse for long-term volunteers and as a result, it's got a really nice and homely feel to it. The managers are so friendly and helpful and the... More 

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SeachangeLodge, Front Office Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Shiri was accommodated in our upstairs lodge where we provide rooms for guests that are volunteer, aid workers, or working at the hospital which is close by. These guests have available a shared kitchen, living area/lounge and shared bathrooms. This accommodation is offered at a reduce rate and we very pleased to hear that Shiri enjoyed her stay with us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Fabulous place to stay and I was well looked czafter by the owner manager and the new receptionist Olivan. I stay in many hotels around the world and find this lovely location is as good as anything I have ever been.

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SeachangeLodge, Front Office Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Ivan. For someone who has travel so extensively, your comments are very complimentary and look forward to looking after you again in the near future. Thanks More 

Port Vila, Vanuatu
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

the most peaceful place to live in!! very quiet and overlooks a lagoon. I stayed in the units and the set up is so accommodating that it makes you feel at home! thanks Ian and Vanessa - will be back!!

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SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Nice comments, your welcome back anytime. Thanks More 

Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

we stayed in the unit on the water.self contained with a spa that has water views.you could nearly touch the water it is that close!gas hot plates good pots and skillet. clean clean.! the owner ian has managed to keep his staff employed after the cyclone.they have other rooms and a lodge for solo travellers. go have a holiday and... More 

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SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous comments. The staff really appreciated your support at a time when they really needed it. Tourists returning to Vanuatu is the best way to help our economy and provide employment for the local people. Thanks again. More 

wollongong, australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

the owner of this accomodation is a small business manager, but he goes all out to assist people who stay. I'll write more later, but the people and locals who stayed with him during the cyclone were well looked after, including the planning of water supplies, when there was no infrastructure. Afterwards, when many other accomodations where just saying no... More 

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SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

We at Seachange were fortunate to have such understanding guests during our category 5 Cyclone experience. We weathered the storm together so to speak. it was a real pleasure to have guests like Julie and Peter who willingly assisted int the clean up in the days immediately following the cyclone. Your support was greatly appreciated and we look forward to... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was only in Vanuatu for two days and the entire experience was quite wonderful primarily due to the friendly service and the lodge! Ian and his team ensure that the accommodations are clean and welcoming. We were pleasantly surprised and upgraded to a Lagoon waterfront cabin that is perfect for anyone looking for a private relaxing retreat, or a... More 

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SeachangeLodge, Front Office Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

thanks for your wonderful comments Nice to have guests from Canada and we luck forward for your return visit More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We spent three nights in the lagoon front bungalow. Actually we just booked two nights and after that we add an extra one. Host Ian is always helpful and attentive, happy to give you some useful advises to help you save cost and enjoy the holiday. A few minutes walk to the town and the big supermarket, quiet and comfortable... More 

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SeachangeLodge, Front Office Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Nice to have some guests from China to stay with us and appreciate you kind and helpful comments More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A short walk into town but good excuse to try the local buses which are fantastic Nice little apartment with excellent self catering facilities, internet & cable tv. Not far from center of town. Fantastic helpful staff. Also has a TV with cable so lots of channels I would stay here again

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SeachangeLodge, General Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Yes thank you for those comments. Many guests find our location close to the city very convenient . We look forward to your return visit. Vanessa More 

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