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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed July 28, 2016

We had made arrangements to stay at a friends while in Port Vila, a house to ourselves for myself and my family but while out at Teouma the house water pump stuffed out and the power, very frustrating for us, friends were over at Santo Island and were unable to help but we were on a tight budget so we...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Great accommodation spacious and Clean. Food was great at reasonable prices. Bob and Emily were so friendly and were very helpful when booking local activities. I would highly recommend The Sportsmen's Hotel if in Vanuatu for families or single travellers.

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Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Handy location to town, restaurant/bar onsite, Bob gave us a lot of helpful advice and Emily is lovely! We had a family room, Luved the huge shower room! : ) Oh and they had an ATM there too which was handy. Has large screen TV in restaurant area which has sports and Aussie channels.

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Bob N, Owner at The Sportsmens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Roberta for your candid review, everything is full steam ahead at the Sportsmans Hotel. Kind Regards Bob & Emily

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed December 7, 2015

This is a great spot to stay when in Port Villa. Bob and Emily went out of their way to make us feel welcome and offered great advice / help on where and what to do while in Vanuatu, it was much appreciated. The rooms were excellent and great value. We also enjoyed Emily's restaurant with it's laid-back, extremely friendly...

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Bob N, Owner at The Sportsmens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Plamuk2015 for your wonderful review, Your feedback is important to us and we look forward to seeing you all again. Kind Regards Bob & Emily

Allingham
Reviewed September 23, 2015

Bob as usual is a font of local knowledge. Rooms clean and well kept. As a single traveler very cost effective for Vanuatu. Close to all major facilities that I needed to visit. Easy to get too as on a main road. Staff always helpful. Washing done as part of the deal at no extra cost for longer term travellers....

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Bob N, Owner at The Sportsmens Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks John, Always a pleasure having you here and people like you here at our hotel. Kind Regards Bob & Emily

Suva, Fiji
Reviewed August 30, 2015

Was booked there for 4 nights. Left following the first night in a windowless noisy room after the Manager Bob barked at me first thing in the morning "where is my money?". He then forced me to pay cash for the full length of my stay holding my luggage for ransom (apparently hotel policy in very small print). They don't...

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Bob N, Owner at The Sportsmens Hotel, responded to this review

Unpleasant people get an unpleasant response, the 3 people that came here with YOU, stayed on for the duration, and they said YOU are an unreasonable person. I explained fully on arrival that we give a discount per nite per person if you pay your full booking in advance, you agreed to do so and then argued with me in...

Fiji
Reviewed June 9, 2015

I stayed for 1 week and was on a very tight budget. Bob, Emily and the other staff are great and do everything possible to help you out and give you information, even to the extent I was given a cash advance until I could access money. Rooms are spotless, as are the bathrooms. Good food at a great price....

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Bob N, Owner at The Sportsmens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you SofiC123, We are always happy to help, especially in circumstances that are out of your control, look forward to seeing you again sometime.☺️ Kind Regards Bob & Emily

Bordeaux, France
Reviewed March 27, 2015

Working for an NGO, a few days after the storm, we settled at Bob and Emily's. They discounted the price by 50% due to the situation and were more than helpful. They linked up with suppliers, stored some relief items free of charge, found great vehicle. We stayed there a week and all was made to accommodate our needs and...

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Bob N, Owner at The Sportsmens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your support coming from all over the world to support the people of Vanuatu, after cyclone Pam. You guys did a terrific Job, and it was our pleasure to discount your stay to compensate you in a small way for the time and effort and expense that you incurred to assist us. All the best! Kind Regards...

Singapore
Reviewed March 21, 2015

exzellent. ratio between price and service. clean, reliable budge hotel with forthcoming staff. owners Bob and Emily look,well after their guests. solidly built hotel, still standing without damages after cyclone.

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Bob N, Owner at The Sportsmens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much Peter, Look forward to seeing you again mate. Kind Regards Bob & Emily

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed March 12, 2015

I had the pleasure of being in Vanuatu for a Conference. We stayed at the Hotel and I found that the staff were very friendly and it was a pleasure to draw on Bob's knowledge and recommendations for places to visit. The food was delicious and there was lots of it.

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Bob N, Owner at The Sportsmens Hotel, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear that we can make a lady feel so comfortable, looking forward to having you back Rosemary.🌺 Kind Regards Bob & Emily

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The lovely staff here at the Sportsmens Hotel will make you at home right away. All rooms are cleaned daily. Convenience is our specialty, we are close to town, the National Museum, Our very own 24/7 Emily's Takeaway, and a great bar to relax and dance at with live music. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sportsmens Hotel

Address: Opposite Parliament House, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: $19 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
The Sportsmens Hotel Vanuatu/Port Vila
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Family Rooms were Great”
 of 5 bubbles eloisepouhila, Jul 26, 2016 | Read review
“Ask Bob or Emily - they will choose for you.”
 of 5 bubbles 234rosemarym, Mar 12, 2015 | Read review
“the rooms are simple but clean; the hotel is situated at a busy main road”
 of 5 bubbles 760christinex, Jan 23, 2015 | Read review
“Number 19 is the best, quiet, large, balcony, cheap and cheerful”
 of 5 bubbles 905annetteg, Jan 7, 2015 | Read review
“Rooms away from the Cafe are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles paulmL6561DQ, Dec 8, 2014 | Read review
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