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Brisbane, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place, good location, comfy and well decorated rooms. Breakfast was great and staff were amazing. Wifi in rooms (for free) and complimentary pool table would be nice but otherwise great. Restaurant was reasonably priced for lunch and dinner. Would definitely recommend.

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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to stay in Vanuatu. I spent 2 weeks at this lovely hotel and glad I chose there. The room was clean, comfortable and big enough for what I needed. The staff were absolutely amazing.......and the Manager so friendly and approachable should you need. The food was SO tasty, I mostly ate there, as prices were also... More 

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Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Leelee58, Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your experience at Moorings Hotel. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday! It was a pleasure having you, and I am glad you got to experience so many things during your time here.... More 

Wanaka, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Convenient location with excellent staff. Great service with good food at a realistic price. Our harbour view room next to the pool was awesome. Even the restaurants close by were good. Bar and in house entertainment provided made for a relaxed comfortable stay.

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Thank Chris L
Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris L, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at Moorings Hotel. We are very pleased to read that our accommodation and services were to your satisfaction and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back sometime in the future. Kind regards, Yorick Nicholls General Manager More 

Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super friendly staff who remember me each time I go - even down to which coffee and which wine I like! The most beautiful location - right on the bay - perfect for over the water dining - peaceful, quiet, and so very welcoming. A 5 min walk to the town centre is perfect, the expert Thai massage just across... More 

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Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Terri, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay. It was a pleasure welcoming you back to Moorings Hotel. The staff are always delighted to see a familiar face again. Nice that we can bring you subtle new improvements each new visit, as Moorings continues to make adjustments wherever possible. Thank you again and we... More 

Clyde, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

This is the second time we've stayed here. It is very well situated - if you want to rest or go on a tour somewhere. Be sure to book on the Internet - usually cheaper. Restaurant good and continental breakfast included. Staff very friendly and rooms well cleaned. Aircon and fans in room, fridge, electric jug. Clean swimming pool, and... More 

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Thank 100Dm2
Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 100Dm2, Thank you very much for your kind review and for visiting us once again. We are very pleased to hear that our efforts in service and improvements have met your satisfaction. And we look forward to showing you further works in 2017! Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Tropical regards, Moorings Management & Staff More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

The hotel was convenient and nice for doing work on a project and I have plans to stay at the Moorings when I return soon. It is very accessible for everything downtown and is on the beach. For swimming, it has coral so people use the pool and go out of town to the best beaches and snorkeling.The staff are... More 

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Thank Calvin M
Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Calvin M, Thank you for your kind words. Very pleased to hear Moorings Hotel was a suitable accommodation for your work in Vanuatu. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Tropical regards, Moorings Management & Staff More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This place is great a short stroll into town. Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Service and staff friendly helpful and very welcoming. Movie night once a week, great breakfast everyday, new menus to choose for meals and compliments to the chef thai beef salad wow! kayak and paddleboards to hire, amazing pool and lovely outdoor area to watch the... More 

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Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Veronica D, Thank you for your review of Moorings Hotel! Very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for mentioning our many hotel features :) It was our pleasure to assist you with your fundraising item storage and I'm sure Vanuatu is very grateful for your support. Looking forward to welcoming you back in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Moorings is beautiful with friendly staff and a great location. Love hiring out a paddle board and heading straight out from the resort and the view, especially at sunset out by the water with a nice juice is the perfect way to end the day! Nice and close to town, easily able to walk but with a quiet and relaxing... More 

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Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear hannahnz20, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experiences with us. We are delighted to hear you've been enjoying your time at Moorings. Your family is now here with us, I'm sure they've enjoyed the local beers we had made ready in-room as requested, and we look forward to meeting them during their stay! We... More 

Canberra, Australia
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30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

As others have said Moorings has a fantastic location on the waters edge and on the way into the main area of Port Vila from the airport. It's an easy flat walk into town and when the new beachfront park is completed will be lovely. There is a good open air restaurant at the hotel plus pizza, Chinese, Thai close... More 

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Thank jaybee1965
Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jaybee1965, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience with us at Moorings Hotel. Very pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us! As you have literally pointed it all out, I guess there's not much space for me to comment! Glad you appreciated all the efforts we make, despite the small inconveniences... More 

Whakatane, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We stayed a night at The Moorings, our 8th time to Vanuatu. Normally we stay at the 4 + star resorts here. For a Hotel of this rating it far exceeded our expectations. We stayed at another Hotel of the same rating ..NO comparison ..new TV with news and movies. Free movie night on top screen and a 5 minute... More 

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1 Thank colin m
Yorick N, General Manager at Moorings Hotel, responded to this review

Dear colin m, Thank you very much for your kind review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at the new Moorings Hotel, and very pleased to see the improvements meeting your satisfaction! It's not often we get our Movie Night mentioned, appreciate that. Tonight, Wednesday, we are showing "Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice". Should be exciting for the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Moorings Hotel is Port Vila's latest Hotel accommodation offering to the tourist market on the harbour, with amazing views, all ensuite rooms, infinity pool, restaurant & bar, and more! With a gorgeous harbourfront location and only 5 minutes walk to town, The Moorings is the perfect spot to relax in tropical paradise! Moorings comprises 26 air conditioned rooms 8 of which are absolute harbourfront and 18 opening onto balconies or the pool deck. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Moorings Hotel

Address: Lini Highway | P.O. Box 1404, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: $61 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Moorings Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Moorings Hotel Port Vila
Moorings Hotel Vanuatu/Port Vila
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Port Vila
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