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“Fantastic view” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #19 of 46 Hotels in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
93 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Fantastic view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Staying at mangoes was fantastic. My Villa was very spacious, quiet and had a wonderful view of the lagoon. A private little pool outside at the varanda was just the perfect spot for me to spend a few hours relaxing and enjoying the view. A taxi to the city was $300vat(around A$3). Great place to stay.
Would strongly recommend staying there.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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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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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We spent 7 nights at Mangoes and very much enjoyed the experience. The cabins are very comfortable and a very good size. The food was excellent, highly recommended. The one thing that prevents the fifth star is the island time approach where service was not necessarily as speedy as one might expect elsewhere, and the level of staff training was inconsistent, with some being excellent, (Richard and Carl, take a bow), others appeared to be unfamiliar with a corkscrew.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

My partner and I spent 5 nights at Mangoes in July and had a great stay. The gardens are lush and lovely, the bungalows comfortable and roomy. We were very impressed with the restaurant food and service and really enjoyed winding down there most evenings. The staff are very helpful and we got some great suggestions from the tour desk on both places to go and also basic information on how to get around, how much to expect for a bus fare etc. It's about a 15 minute walk to town but we very much enjoyed doing that as it gave us a bit of a feel for the area and how the locals live. There was only a minor hiccup in that replacement of the bathroom towels was a bit inconsistent by the housekeeping but we were never without and it's a really small thing. Additionally a mix up over our final bill was resolved via email with absolutely no hassle. We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wholeheartedly recommend this resort.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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South Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

This resort was the main reason that we booked our trip. Mangoes has everything you could want with luxury at an affordable rate - pools, bar, restaurant, reception with basic goods, laundry service, private plunge pools for some, views, self contained options, no children (so not for families), peaceful surroundings, easy walk into town, access to all attractions. Our room was the garden view pool room - 80 sq m.

We booked a room with a plunge pool, fully self contained kitchen allowing self catering by choice, a lounge, king size bed and a fairly modern ensuite. Sadly the weather was not hot enough to make use of our private pool - in the low 20's during July. However it was warm and of course hotter after we left.

We were greeted by reception and all our questions were answered along with advice on how to catch the local buses (and rates); advice about he tour bookings each morning and where to shop for meat and food. That was our first requirement after we arrived and settled. We quickly got into our room then set off into town for some food shopping and caught the local bus 150 Vatu each... Carry the right change! We got to buy some fresh meat just before 4:30pm local time, then off to the Au Bon Marche. We got back to our room and cooked our own food as we did most days.... Much cheaper than dining our and safer on your stomach when in new environments.

The dining room provided extensive menus and specials at restaurant prices. Breakfast was included each day to the value of 600 Vatu. Cooked breakfast was more. The staff were excellent and very timely with service.

Glenda from Melanesian Tours was very helpful too with our bookings and helped to choose our activities. Pays to check the final bill as an error did arise even though she fixed it without troubles.... All gets paid at reception on check out.

Our trip included transfers to the airport. Essential and convenient especially as we arrived not knowing anything about our destination, and invaluable on the day we left at 4:50am for an early flight home. Just settle the bill on the night before leaving and ensure you are booked on the bus!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Had a work trip to Vanuatu, Mangoes Resort was recommended and didn't disappoint. I was very comfortable there, lovely gardens and some bungalows with private spas, nice artwork, clean and comfortable beds, tasty food and staff were friendly and fun! Some great views to be had, and they have built some very attractive looking appartments with infinity pool etc. Management was very accomodating and trusting and flexible and helped arrange taxis etc. Easy access to town etc.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pokeno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We travelled with another couple in May 2013, for a relaxing break in both Tanna and Efate. Mangoes was our recommended hotel. Good location with a walk to town, nice pools and comfortable and spacious rooms. Food is good though there are also many other good restaurants in Port Vila. We felt looked after.
Love the new apartments next door - would definitely look at those if going back.
One thing we would have liked was to have been offered a self catering option - there is at least one suite which is very nice.

Room Tip: Look for a room with a view over the lagoon or its own pool - may cost a little more but worth it
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We booked a last minute holiday and decided vanuatu was the place to go. The TA tried to swing us to stay on a resort island, good ferries etc. Thankfully we decided to go to Mangoes. Just what we needed. A short walk to town, excellent service, no children, nice pools, good food, very helpful people.

The accommodation was good, very good.

Would I stay there again, without a doubt.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#14 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mangoes Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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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Mangoes Resort Port Vila
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