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Chantilly's on the Bay
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lini Highway | Fatumaru Bay, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu   |  
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Ranked #25 of 43 hotels in Port Vila
Brisbane, Australia
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“Great hotel in vila”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed at chantillys for seven nights on the top level in a studio room. The room is a good size and had a microwave and hotplate if you would like to prepare own meals. All rooms have amazing water views. The bathrooms could do with some basic maintenance but overall met our needs. Please be aware there is no lift (only 3 stories) so older people or those with young kids may want to stay on the lower floors. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There is free wifi in the lobby area but none in the room. We ate at Chantilly resteraunt regularly and found it to be the best food we had in port vila. The prices are also very reasonable compare to whats available in town and you get the amazing views as well. The hotel is located a 10 minute walk along the waters edge to town which is a positive as is much quieter and relaxing,

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Have spent many nights at Chantilly’s over the past three years and have always had the most comfortable ‘feel like home’ stays. Rooms have amazing views and are well maintained and serviced. Reception and other staff are friendly, efficient and always helpful. The restaurant serves excellent food and the coffee is the best in Vila. There is Wifi available in dining room and nearby lounge downstairs (ask for the password) and internet access can also be arranged in your room. Conveniently situated, the hotel is a pleasant and safe (at any time of the day and night) walk away from town and numerous restaurants and bars. My choice for business accommodation every time.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We had to escape the perils of the Moorings Hotel and found a delightful and delicious dinning experience at Tilly's Restaurant which is part of Chantilly's on the Bay.

The waiters and the service were just fantastic and this alone has had me decide that when I am next in Port Vila, I will stay here.

I would like to thank all of the restaurant staff for making us feel so totally at home and offering such a superb dining experience!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Hotel overlooks the bay, right on the water edge. Great views. Rooms are spacious with small kitchen with fridge. Sparse room but functional. There is no real beach, it is best to swim off the dock, watch the black long spinny sea urchins located every where, they have a very painful sting. The dinning room is nice overlooking the bay and the food is very good but pricy. Actually everything is pricy in Port Vila. Located within 400 yrds to the edge of main street where you can walk to and do some shopping and try the local restaurants. No elevators. Appears to be a great drop / pick up area for local excursions. Great sunsets. Attentive staff.

Room Tip: All rooms have a view, with balcony.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

My friend and I are both 21 and spent a week at Chantilly's, and it was a great experience. The hotel staff were very friendly and always willing to help out. We had a fantastic view of the harbour from our studio apartment, and our rooms were cleaned every day without fail. It is located very close to the city area, just a few minutes walk from restaurants, bars and the club Electro Rock (where we had lots of fun). There is a small balcony in the apartment, where you can sit and read or just admire the view. The apartment also has a small kitchenette, with complimentary tea, coffee, dishes, cutlery etc. We also had a small fridge, pool towels and a hair dryer. The lounges by the pool made it ideal for tanning and/or reading by the pool and were always kept clean. Overall, our stay was very pleasant, and I highly recommend Chantilly's!

Room Tip: This didn't trouble us at all, but the hotel doesn't have elevators, so if you have trouble...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Great service and a top view from our room. Food was great and eating at the end of the jetty watching the sun go down is one of life's diamonds. It is at the other end of town but it is only a short walk to the markets

Room Tip: They all look over the bay so you can't lose
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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83 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We've visited Port Vila many times and always spend time at Chantillys (best coffee on the island)

But this was the first time we have actually stayed there in the accommodation.

We choose the Studio rooms as they are top floor so the best views. Nicely laid out with a little sofa area, TV, and small kitchenette area. Effective air-con.

It was nicely done and comfy/homely, though just starting to feel like a refresh is due.

The balcony was nice with STUNNING views, however it had no cover / roof, so if it rained (which it does ALOT in Vanuatu!) you can't sit out there, nor can you leave any towels drying out there as you never know when the next rain shower is coming.

The 1 bedroom apartments would have balconies shaded from the rain, as the studio flats above would create some cover.

The communal lounge area is so relaxing and welcoming, and backs on to the pool area, and of course the gorgeous view of the bay.

The staff are lovely, over the years many of the staff have stayed, and they recognise us and it feels like a family.

There is free wi-fi in the downstairs lounge area, though it is charged in the rooms which was a shame.

The restaurant is very good, breakfast in particular is very popular.

We visited a few other resorts, some were a bit snobby, and all still felt like a refresh was definitely overdue (so not sure what they had to be snobby about), so we were always happy to come back to Chantillys and get that lovely warm welcome.

In particular we would rate Chantillys as nicer and much more welcoming than Iririki island, more 'charming' and boutique than the Grand Hotel.

As a central option, it is our favourite.

Room Tip: Studio rooms are top floor so better view, rooms 15 / 16 / 17 are situated behind the central stairc...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Chantilly's on the Bay

Address: Lini Highway | Fatumaru Bay, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Port Vila
#8 Spa Hotel in Port Vila
#9 Luxury Hotel in Port Vila
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Chantilly's on the Bay 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located overlooking the bay. All the rooms have spectacular views across the harbour. Only a 5 minute walk to town and a 15 minute drive to the international airport. Also available: tour desk, beauty spa, outside pool, guest laundry, Tilly's restaurant, room service, air conditioning and kitchenettes. ... more   less 
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