My 21 yo daughter and I recently travelled to Vanuatu. We were keen to avoid the ‘Resort scene’ as we hoped to connect with the ‘real Vanuatu’ as best we could in our one short week (which proved too short by far!).
Our best decision, following Trip Advisor advice, was to spend our first three nights at the Travellers Budget Motel. As already indicated by others this motel is such good value for money; it is well appointed & spotless (thanks Lily), well located (central Vila minutes on foot or 150 vatu by minivan), relaxing & comfortable (shady rooms around central courtyard with planting, nakamal, pool and communal kitchen) and so totally safe & friendly (thanks Jack and Janelle and fellow travellers).
Travellers best asset however are Jack and Janelle who went out of their way to get to know us, understand our aspirations for the week and help us plan our stay. Their local knowledge and willingness to impart it was invaluable and made negotiating transport, shopping and planning little excursions (eg. to the Cascades, Tanna Coffee Factory, Hideway Island or even just down to the local bakery or supermarket etc.) fun and inexpensive. Nothing was a too much of a problem to them.
Janelle worked tirelessly to make arrangements for our flights and accommodation on Tanna while we spent the day swanning around Efate. We are eternally grateful for this as our time on Tanna proved to be one of the highlights of our visit.
We totally recommend the hospitality of Jack and Janelle to fellow independent travellers.
And there is nothing like Janelle’s legendary fruit salad & yoghurt to get you started for the day…….
Julie and Sunniva
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Traveller's Budget Motel is Port Vila's best value for money accommodation. Despite our budget category, the owner-managers have meticulously attended to every detail inside and out, to ensure your stay is relaxing and comfortable. The difference is apparent as soon as you step foot onto the property. The gardens are beautifully landscaped, rooms are tastefully decorated and well lit, showers are clean, sheets are crisp and rooms serviced daily. We believe everyone who visits Vanuatu is entitled to five-star hospitality. All our double rooms have cold remote controlled air-conditioning as well as ceiling fans, en-suite with shower, kitchenette, bar fridge, microwave and free +45 channel Sat TV. Each room has free data and wireless internet connection. An outside nakamal with full cooking facilities overlooks a sparkling blue 8.5 Metre pool. This is a relaxing place to sit and read. Located just 10 minutes walk from the shopping and restaurant precinct of Port Vila, the beautiful lagoons, beaches and attractions are either a short walk or drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Traveller's Budget Motel Vanuatu/Port Vila