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Mangoes Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Rue de Wales, Erakor Lagoon, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu   |  
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Ranked #20 of 43 hotels in Port Vila
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Honeymoon heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

We stayed at mangoes in march 2012 and must say what a fantastic place for couples, very private.The private plunge pool is fantastic as is the rest of the room.All staff are really friendly and helpful. great views off the lagoon and best thing is No kids...... i would go back again anytime.10min walk to portvilla

Room Tip: lagoon view, with plunge pool is a must worth the money..
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We have just returned home from staying at mangoes, if you are after a friendly peaceful resort (eg. no kids) then this is the place to stay at...the staff are friendly and will go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay, The boys behind the bar are awhesome, always there to brighten up our day and wonderful smiles in the morning.

If you aren't a lover of the heat, then we suggest you have the a/c while we didn't switch on the a/c at all while we were here it a good to have "just incase" there are ceiling fans in the dining/kitchen/entrance of the bures and the "bedroom" this is all very open plan.

We enjoyed our stay in port villa however we found management rude at times... while the staff here are amazing over our stay most pleasant and enthusiastic just what you need at brekfast time and after a tiring day of adventure!

Rooms were always cleaned and staff left some beautiful flowers in our room every day

Carlos, the 2 richards,Roys & Karl are a barrel of laughs!

With tours try going with the locals (eg. hire a bus for a day you will get your money worth) we hired a bus for a day to go around the island from 8am-6pm which cost us about AUD100.00 he took us into placed the bigger tourist companies didnt go to and explained thing alot better.

Casscades are amazing we highly recommend going"(stayed there for 3 hrs just swimming around and exploring),along with the blue lagoon, snorkeling is beautiful

Management of mangoes however need to step back a little and review their customer service when speaking to people as it can come across rude

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Just got back from a great week in Port Vila where we stayed at Mangoes in a lagoon view bungalow with private pool. We chose Mangoes based on Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. Our bungalow directly overlooked the lagoon and felt very private, was very clean and had nice little extra touches such as fresh flowers every day. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Restaurant food and service were both excellent. Location of resort is good - a 15 minute walk into town or a short bus ride (buses are only 150vt per person). You can also book tours at the hotel every morning, and both that we went on were worth it (Mele Cascades and the Village Feast on a Friday night).

Note that Vanuatu is not cheap so expect to pay the same prices as home. We ate out a few times in town and particulary enjoyed the steak at Le Cafe du Village next to the Grand Hotel.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a lagoon room view - also we felt that paying the extra for a private pool was wel...
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

My husband and I have just returned from Vanuatu and I felt the need to write a review for the gorgeous Mangoes Resort. Mangoes is an excellent place to stay when visiting Port Vila. It is clean, comfortable and the staff are the most welcoming and genuinly happy people that you could ever wish for. The moment you come into the Resort you are welcomed by the most lovely of staff. Eating here is a pleasure as the food is fantastic, tasty and always fresh but again it is the staff that create an atmosphere that cant be faked. We had a fantastic time in Port Vila and it was always nice to come in from a days adventuring to the beautiful refreshing pool(s). The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable. Ths lovely ladies that service the rooms are extremely coutreous and friendly. I would highly recommend staying at Mangoes, well worth the view as well. Wow

Room Tip: Get a room with a Lagoon View. Well worth it.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

We stayed at Mangoes Resort a couple of times through the year and really enjoyed the facilities. The individual huts are really good, each with its own verandah. The 3 pools give you options and 1 is suitable for lap swimming.

The food, drinks and service was excellent and the staff cleaning / tidying the rooms were just lovely.

The resort is out of town a bit, which was wonderful and only a short bus or taxi ride in at little cost.

But for us, the crowning glory is the helpfulness of both the staff and the management. My husband lost his wallet and the management were incredibly helpful - not only did they send staff out to look for the wallet, but they did everything they could to make sure that he had funds to keep him going and to get home safely.

On his last trip, my husbands taxi failed to turn up to get him to the airport for the 6am flight back to Sydney. When this was realised, The manager himself drove my husband to the airport - such wonderful way & above the normal service.

  • Stayed May 2011, 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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Suffolk
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012 via mobile

Mangoes is a beautiful resort, peaceful and private, I found rooms to be a bit basic but still very clean. Staff and food were faultless...I would have no hesitation in returning or recommending a stay here!

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caloundra, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

We stayed in December and came home christmas eve. My husband and I stayed at Mangoes and we had a ball from the first day we arrived till the day we left, and sadly as I had a cry all the way to the airport. A little about Mangoes, yes you have to request aircon but if you did your reserch a lot of accomodation in Vanuatu is like that and so is the power outs. For anyone who loves privacy and there own pool ask for it... We laughed and smiled every day and not one was wasted. Everyone was so friendly and the walk to town is about 5- 10 minutes, it's very easy to find and if you get lost ask a local they are very very help and friendly much to our surprise after some things we had read. There is so much to do and a trip coordinator at the resort to help you if you need it. Buggies are execellent and so is Melecascades. I have trip numerous time to upload the photo's of how beautiful it is at Mangoes but the website keeps dropping out. So all I can say is if your not a whinger and are adventurous go to Mangoes and take there short walk to town. I miss it sooo much already and have only been home a few weeks... PS Hi everyone we will see you again this year, say hi to the pup pup and cat

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Mangoes Resort

Address: Rue de Wales, Erakor Lagoon, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#11 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mangoes Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set high atop a cliff overlooking Erakor Lagoon on Port Vila, imagine that perfect intimate holiday, away from not just your own, but everyone's children. Mangoes Resort is that peaceful tropical escape for couples where you can relax and enjoy your Vanuatu experience. It is located close to the shops, restaurants, bars,of the capital of Port Vila, yet offers a peaceful retreat from the outside world. ... more   less 
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