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Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu
Ranked #14 of 47 Hotels in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 31, 2011

My daughter and I have just come home from a fantastic holiday in vanuatu. The Holiday Inn was one of the nicest place to stay on the island.We seen a few of the other resorts when picking people up for our tours, and went for lunch at iririki and erakor resort's and we think the Holiday Inn is one of the best. The newly renovated room's are beautiful, we had a room with two double beds. It was very spacious and clean, house keeping come in every day. We had a garden room, with a view of garden and entrance, we still had a nice view and quiet at night. Nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast was included in our accommodation. Full breakfast every day, it was the best breakfast I've seen and the choice was huge.
The restaurant, pool bar and lobby bar are great place to eat or socialise,the food is great. All the staff are very friendly and helpful, they can't do enough for you.The renovation's are almost finished and cause us no inconvenience at all. We made some great friend's and will definitely recommended the Holiday Inn to family and friends.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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6  Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

We wanted a bit of quiet time away from all and the Holiday inn was the perfect choose. You just could not beat the view at breakfast, which was always delicious. We spoke to the manager and he said the lagoon buries would hopefully be finished at the end of September, that's one spot we would come back for. The renovations are near finished and did not disturb us at all, the rooms a beautifully furnished and have the best beds. It is a bit out of town but a taxi is only $5 to get in the town. The facilities very very good with 2 lovely pools water sports and other activities. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, they have the best smiles, you'll see if you go to Vanuatu.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank wilma b
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

My husband and i just got back yesterday from staying in Vanuatu for the first time. The Holiday inn was beautiful and well taken care. Any questions, concerns or needs were always met timely and with friendly and wonderful service. The breakfast buffet was to die for compared to other resorts we have stayed at, the pool bar, beach and activities area was beautiful as well. We were overly pleased with our choice to stay here and din't want to leave. Would recommend to anyone.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view, it's worth the money
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5  Thank Jenfa79
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

We have just come to the end of our trip to Port Vila. The Holiday Inn have almost completed their renovations and the resort is looking real good.
On arrival we were checked in right away and were staying in one of the new rooms. The rooms were comfortable, newly furnished and perfect looking over the lagoon.
We had some nice meals at the restaurant and pool bar but if you wanted to eat in town it is only a 5 minute taxi or bus ride away.
The resort has a 2 pools, kids area and a variety of recreational activities available on the lagoon.
One thing that management might want to think about is having some kind of nightly entertainment. It was fairly quiet of an evening, but
this might suit some people.
The staff were really nice, friendly and always smiling.
Our only downfall of the trip was that we had alot of wet weather but we'll blame that one on mother nature...

  • Stayed: August 2011
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2  Thank Elisia29
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

This hotel is just outside of town and has a nice swimming/outdoor area. The rooms appear to have been recently renovated and are quite nice and comfortable and spacious - the TVs are HDMI enabled for instance. The restaurant has limited selections for dinner/lunch but the service is good and the breakfasts are excellent. The pool area is also excellent while the exercise room is rather small (with only a few pieces of cardio equipment). The hotel uses Adventures in Paradise for airport pickups, etc. and as these are group runs and taxis are inexpensive, it might be better just to take a taxi. Internet is expensive and slow but this is a Vanuatu problem rather than a Holiday Inn problem.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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6  Thank ghfatw
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

We stayed for 6 nights at the end of July. The most friendly and happy staff - nothing was a problem. The hotel is undergoing a serious renovation so only half of the accommodation is open. But the building work did not intrude on us. The King Bed Lagoon View room was exactly that - very comfortable (although the bathroom, beautifully renovated but very small in keeping with the era in which the building was built). The only complaint was that the noise in the corridors came in.
The rest of the facilities were terrific - pools were fantastic and beautifully kept. The food in the restaurant was quite good.
The hotel is a convenient taxi or mini bus ride away from the centre of town, and lots of lovely restaurants. We would definitely stay there again, although I might be tempted to try the more secluded Erakor Resort or somewhere else that we could snorkel. Swimming in the lagoon is not recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank kazm0
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

The location is 15 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the city so perfect location and a cheap bus ride to any attraction or activity. Not that you ever need to leave the resort as there are so many activities available and mostly for free! These include kayaking, tennis, basketball. beach volleyball, swimming, and the list goes on.

The resort is beautiful, the rooms are comfortable and clean, the food is great but most importantly the service is so incredibly genuine and friendly. The staff cannot do enough to help and they were so great with the children that they were in tears when leaving!

It's a must do family holiday and I would also recommend it for couples - get a bure over the lagoon!

Room Tip: Definitely book a lagoon view room - it can't be beaten.
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank CPCoogeeBeach
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu

Address: Tassiriki Park, PO Box 215, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu (Formerly Palms Resort and Casino Vanuatu)
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Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Port Vila
#6 Spa Hotel in Port Vila
#8 Family Hotel in Port Vila
#8 Luxury Hotel in Port Vila
#12 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range: $185 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu 4*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the serene waters of the Erakor Lagoon, Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu is set in vibrant natural surroundings. Meaning “the land that always existed”, Vanuatu is a holiday destination made up of 83 tropical islands located northeast of New Caledonia. Immersed in cultural richness and native splendour, the islands hold crystal blue beaches, coral reefs, hot springs, exotic rainforests, and stunning waterfalls that are some of the most beautiful in the world. The Vanuatu hotel’s Erakor Ballroom and Valea meeting space provides exceptional indoor and outdoor meeting facilities, and the accommodation resort also features a unique Namele Day Spa, two luxurious outdoor holiday swimming pools, and the newly refurbished Palms Casino. The views from the rooms include lush gardens, blue lagoons, and a golf course. The hotel boasts 5 dining areas. Breakfast, buffet and à la carte dinners are served daily. There is an extensive wine list from New Zealand, Australia and France. Get to experience the perfect Vanuatu holiday with island lifestyle at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Hotel Port Vila
Port Vila Le Meridien
Le Meridien Vanuatu
Le Meridian Vanuatu
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Port Vila

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