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“Central location value accommodation” 4 of 5 stars
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Coconut Palms Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Cornwall Street, PO Box 1515, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu   |  
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Ranked #31 of 42 Hotels in Port Vila
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Central location value accommodation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Central location about 10 minute walk to town centre and waterfront. A range of accommodation with varying facilities which creates some confusion with the booking process. Always reconfirm in writing the room type booked as there was some challenges (as well as other guests) with my booking. A nice pool, garden and outdoor dining area. Restaurant was okay and breakfast reasonable except it is the same scrambled eggs and tomatoes, fresh tropical fruit, cereal and mediocre bread every day. It would have been nice to have some variety. Maintenance was an issue with the pool water and surrounds looking very grotty for a couple of days. Washing machine and wifi also out of order too. Bar area was a little dark and needed a good clean. Staff were a little friendly but could have been more welcoming. One of the chefs was in a very dirty whitish uniform for several days which is not a good look. Didn't see any management overseeing and implementing any quality controls.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

A good location, helpful staff, great communal areas and offered reasonable value for money. Also a decent inclusive breakfast and regular entertainment laid on at night. It felt like an upmarket backpackers with a range of different types of people staying. My single room was clean but somewhat small and cell like. However you don't come to Port Vila to sit in your room.

Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Overall a decent place to stay, always something on during the afternoons/nights, staff were great, always around to help out and share a laugh. However the one thing that stood out about the place more than anything was the crammed, noisy rooms. Being a young couple who on many occasions where revelling in the nightlife and buzz of the islands activities, we still found the constant banging of doors, echoing voices, music played in the lounge area apparently to a ghost audience in the early hours of the morning just too much! Would recommend this place due to its close location to most of the islands main sights and restaurants. If you can deal with a bit of noise and dont mind the small rooms this is great, but this isn't a desirable location if your planning on a comfortable retreat.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Echuca, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Travelled to port vila in Jan 2012 and originally booked a up graded room, when we got there, l was shown a room with a bunk bed & little to no furtunture & also that l would be charged a upgrade fee to have a private room, that l had orgionally booked & paid for - the manager was unhelpful - less than what you would expect, from a person in his position. l would have since been back to Port Villa on several trips, staying at hotels by the beach, that did not charge an extra upgrade fees, when you arrive.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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SYDNEY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

travelled to port vila in june 2012 and originally booked a cheap room online. when we got there a small upgrade fee and we had a private apartment - the manager Elliot was very knowledgeable and helpful - a delightful person - complimentary breakfast was good. A great place to stay from backpacker to family and honeymooning couples.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Thanks for such an incredible staff, I felt like having my Christmas in a family! Excellent staff, good price and great location. My choice in Port Villa, absolutely! I recommend this place warmly. The only minus of the place was the kava bar in the neighborhood. Because of that, some of the rooms are noisy during the night. Personally, I was ok with that but it can cause sleeping problems for someone.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NZ
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I could not speak more highly of Coconut Palms. Stayed there last month and we were absolutely blown away with the service, and the fantastic team there who ensured our experience was the best it could possibly be. Lee, the food and beverage manager went beyond the call of service, providing quality in all aspects of delivery and facilities and excellent local knowledge. Clean, tidy, good food (better cocktails), friendly faces everywhere you turn (the staff always wear huge smiles), salt water swimming pool,. close to town centre and helpful advice anytime from all the staff. Something happening everyday of the week at the resort, including getting an authentic taste of traditional Melanesian culture. Highly recommended to anyone travelling to Port Villa. Will be going back for sure. Thanks Coconut Palms Staff!

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  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Coconut Palms Resort

Address: Cornwall Street, PO Box 1515, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Coconut Palms Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Award Wining, Coconut Palms Resort we pride ourselves as "Your Vanuatu Friend" where our happy staff will do everything possible to ensure that you: Stay, Relax & Enjoy all that the resort and beautiful Vanuatu has to offer. We are governed by our mission: "To be the best value resort in Vanuatu where service is not compromised and happy memories are guaranteed." ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Coconut Palms Hotel Port Vila
Coconut Palms Resort Vanuatu/Port Vila

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