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“A lovely place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Coral Motel & Apartments
Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu   |  
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Ranked #21 of 46 Hotels in Port Vila
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A lovely place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I recently spent a month in Port Vila and stayed in Coral Motel and highly recommend it. The rooms are clean and spacious with fans and air con available in the bungalow. It was fully furnished with all the mod-cons and cleaned daily by the friendly locals. The owners Beth and Tony were amazing hosts and would always do whatever they could to help. It is about a 20 minute walk from the centre of town or a 5 minute bus which stops all the time

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Having read previous reviews before arriving at the Coral Motel, I had some preconceived impressions. However, I was pleasantly surprised. This motel humbly describes itself as 'budget accommodation'. I've stayed in real budget places before and I can say that the Coral Motel exceeds budget. Budget in terms of price, but what it offers is more. I stayed in a studio with a fan; the room was large, clean and had a more than adequate kitchen which made self catering easy. Beth and Tony went the extra mile to make my stay even better, nothing is too much trouble.
Yes, the motel does overlook a busy road, and there is a walk into town. But, the motel website doesn't pretend otherwise. They don't pretend to be a boutique resort with private beach!
I'm looking forward to a return visit. Thank you Beth and Tony!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Booked the two bedroom cottage months in advance. On arrival were told that a couple and their disabled son had arrived two days before and needed a room where they could all be together...so they were given the cottage.

We were given two motel rooms next to each other...teenage daughter in one room, my husband and myself in the other room. Great start to a family holiday...different rooms!

Motel itself was ok. Cheap, central, comfortable and clean...but the room switch would prevent me from ever returning. I understand the need for a room where the other family could all be together...but I wanted that too...which is why I booked it, and why I expected it.



Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The place is good and I can experience the service staff good. The rates are good easy access to CDB and have small shed enjoy BBQ drunk kava. The place is has own cooking facility which makes u try local produce in your style cooking. The hospitality in house could seen from staffs.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had one night stopover here before travelling to Santos for diving. This should not be ranked under Hotels etc and if was just listed as a B&B would be much better and less disappointing. Apart from that clean and tidy with the higher up apartments getting a view across the very busy and noisy main highway. Probably ok if you need to be near town and not in Vanuatu for a actuall holiday.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Alform, Owner at Coral Motel & Apartments, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Dear Maxi H,
Thank you for your review and I will state at the outset, we are exactly as described! In all online advertising and our website! All photos & descriptions are of the Coral as it stands! We are not a resort. The Coral is budget accommodation, with very clean and comfortable apartments. The best value budget accommodation in Vanuatu.

We made a point of not responding to reviews in the main for the past 9 years. We consider reviews should remain “stand alone”. We make an exception this time because we figure you are most unfair in your review after just a one-night stop over. We take your main concern being a noisy road onboard and it can get noisy at times. This is a situation out of our control. It is Vanuatu.

As for re-inventing ourselves as B&B. We cannot profess to be that which we are not, because the Coral has full kitchen facilities in each apartment. A B&B has a single communal kitchen where the host prepares everyone’s breakfast to eat in a communal dining area at a set times. We do not have this and nor would we want to make set times for anything to disrupt guests’ sleep-in and relaxation. With their own kitchen or the many restaurants in and around Port Vila, the options are endless. B&B, I think not!

I note you have reviewed an overnight transit stopover with us yet nothing about your stay on Tanna and absolutely nothing on your accommodation in Luganville, Espiritu Santo.

Thank you again and we take onboard your comments and concerns.

Kindest Regards,
Beth,
Owner/manager.
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Noumea, New Caledonia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The room are big, cheaper and the people so nice.
It's been three times we stop by at Coral Motel, we are from Nouméa, a couple with two small children, and it's like home, better it's like a holidays.
O. Martin

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Rest assured travellers! Sometimes it is the owners who make the property, and in this case, Beth & Tony were invaluable for our first trip to Vanuatu & the South Pacific.

We stayed at the Coral Motel for one night as a layover, and we are very lucky that we did. Beth & Tony really do go the extra mile making sure their guests have their needs met. They also have an excellent knowledge of the area and travel options if you are looking to plan a trip to Vanuatu, the South Pacific, New Caledonia. We would recommend using the Coral Motel as a base.

In terms of the rooms, they were spacious with all the basic amenities. Transfers were arranged in advance for pick up from the airport – which were efficient and professional given that our arrival time was late in the night.

Thanks to Beth & Tony, a crisis was averted and our holiday was salvaged. Once again we would highly recommend Coral Motel to any inexperienced travellers. You will be in good hands.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Coral Motel & Apartments

Address: Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Port Vila
#7 Business Hotel in Port Vila
#16 Family Hotel in Port Vila
#23 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE BEST KNOWN, BEST VALUE ACCOMMODATION IN VANUATU. Very large, spotlessly clean, SELF CATERING studio apartments (twin share) for your cost effective holiday/business trip. Ten studio apartments, all with their own kitchens including full size stove & fridge/freezer, direct dial phones, complimentary wireless internet & satellite TV. Extra beds added on request. WE NOW OFFER HUGELY DISCOUNTED, QUALITY CAR RENTALS FOR OUR GUESTS. Friendly Australian owners are on hand to help at all times. ... more   less 
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