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Accommodation for single nonbackpacker

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Whakatane, NZ
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Accommodation for single nonbackpacker

My husband is flying solo to Port Villa to fish & golf & needs recommendations for places to stay that do not cost an arm & leg. He'll be there for 7 nights and does not want a backpacker type accommodation. Most hotels seem to charge for 2 people even though there is only one. Any suggestions would be considered except he doesn't really want shared toilet facilities.

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1. Re: Accommodation for single nonbackpacker

When you say no backpackers, do you mean like not in a dorm style room?

What sort of budget and quality is he looking for?

Whakatane, NZ
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2. Re: Accommodation for single nonbackpacker

Yes, he is looking for a non dorm type of accommodation without sharing bathroom facilities for approx $100 a night,

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3. Re: Accommodation for single nonbackpacker

Hello Kiwitoni

I wonder where Port Villa is. Have not heard of that in Sri Lanka.

Would you be able to clarify please!


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4. Re: Accommodation for single nonbackpacker

Hey Aussie - that's because Port Vila is the capital of Vanuatu . . .and you're in the Vanuatu forum. Vanuatu's an amazing place to visit - you should go there sometime!

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5. Re: Accommodation for single nonbackpacker

Try a place called Nomads The Moorings, term for them is Flashpackers or another option is Coconut Palms.

My husband and son are heading to Port Vila (our third visit there) on 28/10 and staying at Nomads, they don't do backpacker either but both places have a huge range of accommodation ranging from backpackers to hotel rooms. Nomads is quite cheap but has a better location as it is down by the waterfront a 5-10 minute walk from all manner of food options and shops and has a great view over the harbour. This is a new accommodation, was being built when we were there last year.

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John and Silvana - Vanuatu [bookings@vanuatu-hotels.vu]

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I spent one night at Nomads Moorings as a single (waiting for the rest of the family to turn up for my brothers wedding). It is ideal. The rooms are basic, just bed, tv, small fridge and ensuite - but they are very new and very nice. There is a bar, restaurant and nightclub attached to the moorings which are all very casual but once again, very nice. The best part is that it is only a 5-10 minute stroll into town. I booked this through one of the very popular Australian accommodation websites for $100 per night. I think you can get the fan room rather than the aircon room for even less...

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