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Papamoa
Reviewed October 30, 2012

everything you can ask for from the excellent food, free water sports entertainment every night if you want it or you simply go to a different bar or pool. Loved the quite pool away from the kids!! all the staff wre absolutly great. friendly and very helpfull. WE WILL BE BACK. just make sure you still have those banana coctails.

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon jjkolk Thank you for the review. We are very lucky to have the two pools that enable us to create an active zone around the Beach (main) pool and leave the Terrace Pool as our quiet zone. Allowing an area for the guests that just want too sit in a pool hammock and sip their Banana Cocktails! Look...

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We have just returned from a 7 night stay, our first time on a South Pacific Island. The resort was lovely and the holiday wonderfully relaxing. The staff made our stay. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The smiling faces were infectious. We stayed in a lagoon room which was comfortable and clean. The resort...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Sarah5368 Thank you for takking the time to write a review. Sounds like the team's warm and friendly nature shone through during your visit with us. Sorry to hear that you only heard about the A la Carte menu halfway through your stay as it is offered every night in Verandah Restaurant along with our themed buffets. We...

Wanganui, NZ
Reviewed October 28, 2012

What a wonderful week we had in August 2012 staying in an overwater bungalow. Because our bungalow was not quite ready on our arrival, we were offered a free welcome drink in the lobby bar and then a bottle of bubbles and 2 wine glasses were delivered to us as we unpacked. The additional cost of the bungalow was well...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Margaret J Thank you for the review. Its seems we have the right recipe for Bircher Muesli as it consistently gets compliments in guest feedback. Crowning moments play twice a week with us and quite often get flown to perform at various special events across Australasia and New Zealand by past guests after listening to them in the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We enjoyed swimming, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, playing tennis, relaxing and wining and dining. It is a lovely resort with friendly staff. Room no issues with air conditioning. It was nice to have the ceiling fan in the room. Breakfast Loved the fresh coconut juice and bircher muesli, tropical fruit and omelette. Food We had dinner at the hotel every...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Gonta Thank you for the review. Glad to see you enjoyed your dining experiences whilst you were with us including the most important meal of the day breakfast! Some great points for us to work on around the cultural aspect's of the entertainment and offerings on resort. Look forward to seeing you back in Vanuatu soon. Tankiu tumas...

New Zealand
Reviewed October 22, 2012

This was our 2nd visit to this resort and with one recommendation (refer later), you would find it difficult to have a more relaxing holiday. Our 1st visit was as a couple, however on this occasion we bought our kids (8 & 11) as it is a great facility for all ages. Plenty of amenities and activities to do. Rooms...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Rog4NewZealand Thank you for your review and returning with the family! Great to see that our breakfast started the day off on the right note. Look forward to seeing you all back in Vanuatu soon. Tankiu tumas Thomas Tait General Manager

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We have just came back from a 7 night stay at the holiday Inn and if we had to sum it up in one word we would say "Relaxing". We stayed there with our two girls, 7 and 4 and enjoyed every second of it. The hotel is just absolutley stunning and lived up to all of the pictures we...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon jlb2110 Thank you for your 'relaxing' review! It's amazing how many friendships start here whilst people are on holidays. We are reworking the entertainment schedule at the moment and will be changing it in the coming weeks ready for you and your new friends to come and enjoy! Hope to see you all back with us in the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Hi All An honest review WeI stayed at the Holiday Inn August 2012. Negatives first - Garden View Twin Room the view was of a service driveway - Bathrooms no ventilation, water drainage very slow - We stayed for 7 nights , my sheets had recent stains (looked like blood), I asked to have the sheets changed, a couple of...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon ITravellingTessI Thank you for the review. Please accept my apologies for the lapses in our normal levels of service that you experienced during your stay. It is certainly not the level that the team strive to achieve each day. AS you found Vanuatu is a wonderful destination with a lot of unique experiences complimented by the genuine warmth...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We recently had 6 nights here with our two kids. Would reccommend this hotel as it offered a luxurious family experience. Initially we thought it was expensive for eating and drinking, but have had time to compare this to others in the area and it was very fair.The hotel has recently been facelifted , and the room we had was...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon yvonnebad Thank you for your 'great' review. Sounds like you had a great time and we have now added a "kids special' to the daily specials just to make sure they aren't being left out. Don't forget to like us on facebook! Look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future. Tankiu tumas Thomas Tait General...

Byron Bay
Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a nice resort and has the usual amenties but certainly missing "something" that makes you feel you are far away from oz. Felt like we could just be on Gold Coast. We were disappointed when we arrived, and our kids suite was not ready. Reception offered little information about the resort on check-in. We were staying in a...

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed October 16, 2012

My husband and I just spent 8 nights staying at this resort,before heading to Tanna with our two kids aged 4 & 6 yrs. It really did offer everything to keep the kids entertained. My daughter just loved the kids club and made lots of new friends there. The staff were lovely and always looked happy to be there. My...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon janelle n Thank you for the beautiful review and photo's. Vanuatu is well known for its fresh Kava being the strongest in the Pacific but you have drink it freshly ground to get the full affect. We have it produced locally in the afternoon just prior to our two tasting ceremonies to ensure that experience its as authentic...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Overlooking the serene waters of the Erakor Lagoon, Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu is set in vibrant natural surroundings. Meaning “the land that always existed”, Vanuatu is a holiday destination made up of 83 tropical islands located northeast of New Caledonia. Immersed in cultural richness and native splendour, the islands hold crystal blue beaches, coral reefs, hot springs, exotic rainforests, and stunning waterfalls that are some of the most beautiful in the world. The Vanuatu hotel’s Erakor Ballroom and Valea meeting space provides exceptional indoor and outdoor meeting facilities, and the accommodation resort also features a unique Namele Day Spa, two luxurious outdoor holiday swimming pools, and the newly refurbished Palms Casino. The views from the rooms include lush gardens, blue lagoons, and a golf course. The hotel boasts 5 dining areas. Breakfast, buffet and à la carte dinners are served daily. There is an extensive wine list from New Zealand, Australia and France. Get to experience the perfect Vanuatu holiday with island lifestyle at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu

Address: Tassiriki Park, PO Box 215, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu (Formerly Palms Resort and Casino Vanuatu)
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: $177 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu 4*
Number of rooms: 148
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Hotel Port Vila
Port Vila Le Meridien
Le Meridien Vanuatu
Le Meridian Vanuatu
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Port Vila
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Port Vila
#6 Spa Hotel in Port Vila
#8 Family Hotel in Port Vila
#8 Luxury Hotel in Port Vila
#12 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
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“we were on ground floor overlooking large pool. Since there were so few people staying here noise wasn't a problem”
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