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“Very friendly place to stay with great views and food” 5 of 5 stars
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Deco Stop Lodge
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Hospital Road, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Adelaide, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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“Very friendly place to stay with great views and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed here last year in October and had a great time, we returned in August 2013 for 8 nights and were not disappointed. We were warmly welcomed back by Ben and Kim and all their staff. Once again we met some great people here. Food was very good and we didn't mind paying that bit extra for the quality. Each time we've dined out in town the food was ok and cheaper, but town dining could not be compared to the choices and quality at Deco. Very relaxed atmosphere and great place to just chill out. 10 minute walk to town or 200 vatu in a cab. Hosts are very helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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maseru
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Planned to stay 3 nights but actually 5 nights after plane cancelled at airport. Ben and Kim and their staff were really friendly and helpful. Fabulous view, lovely pool and good food with special veggie meal for my husband every night using local vegetables . Rooms with the best views seem to be 6-11. Brilliant intro to Santo and hope to go back. Bridget D

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I stayed at Deco Stop for 6 nights enjoyed myself thoroughly.
Ben, Kim and the team were so helpful, making my stay very comfortable.
This is a very happy place and it comes from the people involved.
Special mention has to be made of the Narcosis bar and their excellent food.
The setting up on the hill overlooking the channel is spectacular.
I am looking forward to my next trip to Santo.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed at Deco Stop for 9 nights and couldn't speak more highly of our hosts Ben & Kim. The food was excellent and had a great menu selection which changed every day, from magnificent lobster dishes to juicy steaks.
Deco Stop has a beautiful view looking over the Segond Channel to Aore Island. You can do a day trip over to Aore Island via a free ferry service and have lunch and a swim there. We also took a trip up to Port Olry which is where the bitumen road ends and made our way back down the east coast and stopped at Turtle Bay Lodge for lunch and a swim. We also visited the famous blue hole and was amazed by it's beauty and went for a swim in the crystal clear water. Another day we went to Oyster Island for lunch and was a bit disappointed that they didn't have any oysters, but another nice place to stop and have a swim.
Our room was cleaned every day and was very comfortable, the staff at Deco Stop where excellent and very helpful, nothing was too much trouble.
Our group of 14 were mainly divers and stayed at Deco Stop to dive the Coolidge, and did our diving through Rehan at Aquamarine Dive Centre. We had a fabulous trip to Santo and thankyou Ben & Kim for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glenlyon, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stayed 8 nights here as part of a diving group of 9 from Melbourne. What fantastic people and & hosts Ben & Kim were couldn't do enough for us. The staff were excellent and very friendly & I couldn't believe they new us all by name within a day. Food was excellent as was the setting, sitting by the pool looking out over the Segund passage. Great facilities for divers with a safe lockable wash up area for all your gear. Ben took 2 of us out fishing which was fantastic even better that we caught 2 big wahoo, "wahooo" still waiting for the photos Ben! Thankyou to you both and your staff for a great stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Spent three nights at the Deco Stop and were very impressed with the rooms and the wonderful restaurant / pool / lounge area. Having a beautiful view across the Segund channel, made this a great place to chill out. It's only a short walk to town (and a slightly longer walk back as it's up hill on the return).

Kim and Ben were the most friendly and helpful hosts, who would go out of there way to look after you and make you feel like you were staying with good friends. We would definitely stay there again if the opportunity presented.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Stayed 9 nights as part of a group of 14. The host Ben told us to make ourselves at home and we certainly did. Both Ben and Kim were great hosts, helping the non-divers of the group find interesting things to do. Loved the food. The staff were wonderful. The location is superb, only a short walk downhill to the town and a cheap taxi ride back up the hill. Great views. I thoroughly recommend Deco Stop.

Room Tip: The two rooms closest to the office (rooms 6and 7) have continual wifi access. Bonus!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Deco Stop Lodge

Address: Hospital Road, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Espiritu Santo > Luganville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Luganville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Deco Stop Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just a short stoll up the hill from the town centre, the Deco Stop commands one of the very best views in Santo. There you can enjoy the delights from the Narcosis Bar & Restaurant which surrounds the infinity pool. The staff are only too happy to tend your every need and make your stay a memorable one. ... more   less 
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