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Fatumaru Lodge
Ranked #9 of 47 Hotels in Port Vila
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a stay of five nights at other accommodation so unfortunately we only had 2 nights here. It was very enjoyable. The accommodation was quaint rather than luxurious but had everything one needed. It was well equipped to cook and eat on site. We were made to feel very welcome and the staff couldn't do enough for you. It was a delightful setting with a georgeous view looking out on the bay. We loved sitting on the balcony listening to the water lapping our toes almost. A highlight was kayaking into town, pulling the boat up onto the rocks and sand this side of the market and shopping at the market and having brunch. Be prepared for quite a walk into town, although plenty of vehicles offer to drive you it may feel safer to organise a taxi via the staff.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

A short stay. Nice room and good location on lagoon while close to town. Pool ok but kayaks could do with a bit of work. Pleasant helpful staff. Nit a resort, but a clean and easy place to stay in port vila.

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Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

On my fourth visit to FL and I really look forward to coming back. Staff are very efficient and friendly. Rooms spacious, beds very comfortable and have some really good local artwork. Breakfast by the pool with passionfruit smoothies, fresh fruit, hot croissants and Tanna coffee takes some beating. Quiet but close to town. If I had to fibd something to complain about it would be the sometimes unreliable internet coverage in the waterside rooms but that just means I spend mire time by the pool, which is where I am writing this. Great place to stay.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Nice setting on the waterfront in quiet secluded bay.Very helpful informed staff and good facilities (pool, kayaks etc) Rooms are cool and airy. Handy location for town; just step onto pavement outside hotels & Buses pull over for you.

Room Tip: Rooms near the water are quieter. At weekends noise from the road is louder in the rooms nearer the...
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have just returned from 7 nights at Fatumaru Lodge and when in Vila would not hesitate to stay here again. As others have said it's about 15 minutes walk in to town but not a bad walk. The units are self catering if you're that way inclined which works out well as there's a BBQ by the pool which guests can use. We used it 3 nights while there as we were with a group and it makes for a social evening. There are plenty of local "supermarkets" around where you can get the basics or a bigger one in the main town. If you like a beer make sure you stock up before the weekend as the shops don't sell in the weekend. The rooms were all clean and have aircon as well as a ceiling fan. The big doors on the deck stack wide open making for great flow. Mosquito coils were also in our room for our use. The staff were great and helped with booking taxis and organising other trips. Another thing which is very helpful is a folder at reception which has menus from the local restaurants and tells you how far away they are. Finally a special mention must go to Dexter the cat. We love animals and every morning Dexter would be waiting to come in and sleep on the bed. She seemed very gentle sp probably fine with kids. We will definately stay here again.

Room Tip: The downstairs rooms can get a little noisey if there are kids or adults stomping around upstairs. B...
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stayed for 1 night on a business trip, beautiful views of the water, quiet, safe and a few minutes drive from town. Excellent staff offered free upgrade on arrival and very good service. Will be back.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great location near airport and 15 minute walk into town. Upgraded to owners apartment was lovely. Breakfast mice by the pool, kayaks and paddle boards available for use. Staff friendly apartment clean.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fatumaru Lodge

Address: Walter Lini Hwy | PO Box 1359, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
#9 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
#10 Family Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range: $111 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fatumaru Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 family and couple. ... more   less 
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Fatumaru Hotel Port Vila
Fatumaru Lodge Vanuatu/Port Vila

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