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Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate Vanuatu
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#10 of 51 hotels in Port Vila
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Waterfront boutique hotel offering spacious and comfortable self-contained apartments with a panoramic view on Port-Vila Bay. Decorated with Melanesian craft, each room is different. Swimming pool, Jaccuzzi, private beach and air conditioning. Close to town center. Ideal for families and couples.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Kids stay free
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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The Fatumaru Lodge wasn't on our vacation list, nor was the island of Efate. We had reservations on the island of Espirito Santo for almost a month but due to COVID-19, after less than two weeks into our vacation, we needed to relocate to Efate in case a flight became available for my husband and myself to get back to the United States. As Vanuatu announced a state of emergency and all countries we would need to transit through closed their borders, we found ourselves stranded on Efate Island. Long story short, we found Fatumaru Lodge and spent the remainder of our time staying there. We can't say enough about the excellent service and warm welcome we received from Rae, the manager...Julie and Nettie! (sorry if I misspelled any names). We also would like to express our gratitude to the owner(s) as through the owner(s) and Rae, they negotiated us a very reasonable rate for our unexpected stay. The lodge and grounds itself are beautiful, very well kept, serene and you couldn't find more welcoming staff. My husband and I enjoyed our daily walks into town where there are many shops and restaurants. The walk along the sea is beautiful! We would highly recommend staying at The Fatumaru Lodge if planning a vacation to the island of Efate in Vanuatu or if even if you happen to find yourself stranded there. We are so appreciative of our time there, the staff and all the people in general in Vanuatu....they are some of the most welcoming and gracious people we've come across in our travels. Once again...thank you Rae, Julie, Nettie and the owner(s)! Kathy & Tony Rosling
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Response from Rae Ernst, General Manager at Fatumaru Lodge
Responded Apr 15, 2020
Hi Kathy, It was such a pleasure to host you and Tony. I am so very glad that you are both finally (& safely) home. Warm regards, Rae
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Hotel's Favorite
My husband and I just spent a night at Fatumaru during an overnight in Port Vila. The staff was super helpful in arranging an airport transfer, quickly checking us in and orienting us to downtown Port Vila. Our room was super spacious, luxurious and clean, had a small deck that extended over the water and A/C (a rarity - at least in our experience - in Vanuatu!). It's a quick (~15 min)/easy walk from the lodge to Port Vila's main drag (lots of restaurants/bars/shops plus a couple of cool local markets). Our only regret is that we weren't able to spend more time/take advantage of some of their cool sounding adventure tours. HIGHLY recommend staying with these guys!
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Response from Rae E, Manager at Fatumaru Lodge
Responded Dec 26, 2019
Hi Meg, Thanks for such a terrific review! So glad you guys enjoyed your stay with us!! AC is a must at this time of year!! Although the bi-fold doors open do get a lovely breeze during the day. Warm Regards Rae
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Great location - an easy walk into town. Lovely, clean facilities - comfortable beds. Good breakfast option by the pool every morning. Friendly, welcoming staff. We would definitely stay again. You won't be disappointed!
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Response from Rae Ernst, General Manager at Fatumaru Lodge
Responded Mar 8, 2020
Thankyou for leaving us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed our facilities and poolisde breakfast. We hope to see you again one day! Thankyou, Rae- Hotel Manager
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A wonderful place to rest and enjoy the lovely island of Efate. This boutique style hotel is quiet and peaceful and the rooms are well appointed and comfortable. The pool area is lovely and there are kayaks and SUP boards available for free use on the lagoon that the hotel sits beside. The staff are extremely friendly and treat you as if you are a family member, always ready to give advice or a helping hand. It is a short walk to town and surrounding eateries and bars. A good choice in Port Vila.
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Response from Rae Ernst, General Manager at Fatumaru Lodge
Responded Mar 1, 2020
Thankyou for such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed the lovely service offered by our guest relations team and our hotel facilities. Thankyou for your reccommendation.
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Great location. Room were well set up. Staff were super helpful and friendly. The breakfast was great, we enjoyed sitting by the pool every morning. The kayaking was fantastic even in the rain. Would recommend. I travel that pacific islands 10-20 per year and this is one of my favourate places to stay
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Response from Rae Ernst, General Manager at Fatumaru Lodge
Responded Mar 1, 2020
Thankyou for leaving us such a wonder review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, in particular the breakfast. Rae, Hotel Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fatumaru Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Fatumaru Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Fung Kuei (0.7 miles), Banyan Beach Bar (0.2 miles), and Tana Ciné (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fatumaru Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Fatumaru Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fatumaru Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Fatumaru Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fatumaru Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kesorn's Exotic Thai Restaurant, Reefers Restaurant & Rum Bar, and Tilly's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fatumaru Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Fatumaru Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fatumaru Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fatumaru Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Fatumaru Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ekasup Village (2.5 miles).
Does Fatumaru Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.