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Nabelchel Bungalows
Reviewed September 20, 2013

You have to consider the alternatives before making a rating. No hot water, no a.c. , not even a fan. But what makes this place is the owner and his family. Ocea has to be the nicest and most helpful guy on the planet. He could not do enough for us, from introducing us to business contacts, providing breakfast and dinner, even taking us to the french school for lunch.
If you need somewhere to stay in Malekula look no further.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Me and my partner spent two nights in this place and we LOVE it. Basic, but nice and clean accommodation with access to fridge and very good meals, also cold beer. We fully recommend this place to all kinds of travellers. They can organize all kinds of trips for you including fabulous boat trip. You can also buy some very interesting authentic art from Malekula.
So PLEASE do not even thing about dealing with horrible Malampa Travel Call Centre which is a HUGE SCAM !!!!!!!
Make your booking directly with the hotel.
Voytek and his partner from Vancouver Canada

Room Tip: All rooms are nice and clean.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank wwloszyn
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Bungalow with bathroom for 3,600 Vt.


This positiveearth bungalow is located 5 min walking from the airport (in the way to Norsup).

Staying here is living with Hosea’s family. In fact, the three bungalows and the two rooms are located in the family yard, where there are some chickens walking around and several fruit trees. The bungalows are home-made, but with high standards. Each bungalow has its own bathroom (throne and shower) and all the beds have mosquito net.
The meals are not included… but you have an equipped kitchen to cook. Another option is to ask Hosea to cook for you, which was not very expensive. The biggest supermarket is at the entrance of Lakatoro.

Hosea is very helpful organising activities such as Big nambas (5.000 Vt/pp + 3.000 Vt. truck), Small nambas (5.000 Vt/pp + 6.000 Vt. truck), etc.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank sastals
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights at Nabelchel Bungalows. Basic comfortable accomodation and by far the best food we experienced anywhere in Vanuatu. Handy to beach, airport and markets. Made a day trip to Oripiv which had fantastic snorkelling. Hosts were friendly, helpful and overall a relaxed and enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank KatyL930
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Nabelchel Bungalows were my last stop on Malekula. After a few days travelling rough, Nablechel was very comfortable, had great food and even had beer within walking distance. Being close to the airport and having a good night sleep was a great end to my trip.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Andrew J
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

I stayed at Nabelshel while in business trip to Malekula, I can see that this bungalow are improving a lot lately especially with a real restaurant set up new decoration and better bed. There is almost 3 different categories of bungalow, the one attached to the restaurant building, the individual ones behind and a dormitory. The garden is amazing and Aurelie the francophone owner is very nice. Prices are reasonable and they can also arrange for tours. Osea the owner may take you to Kava during the evening...

Room Tip: Ask for the new traditional bungalow on the back this is the best from far
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank pascal0164
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Reviewed July 12, 2015
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  • Stayed: June 2015, traveled as a couple
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Thank Egbert M
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Additional Information about Nabelchel Bungalows

Address: Tautu | Norsup Malekula, Lakatoro, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Malakula > Lakatoro
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Lakatoro
Price Range: $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8

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