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Traveller's Budget Motel
Ranked #11 of 47 Hotels in Port Vila
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
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“The perfect choice for one and all.”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

You would have made the right choice if you decide to stay at Travellers' ! The team running the hotel is informative, casual and the atmosphere is relaxing. The pool is a welcome addition and the eating arrangement ensures that friends are made. Travel information and onward bookings are done with your time, money and experience highly considered.

And if you can't resist the island , you can even get first hand investment information over a cuppa.

Trully enjoyed my stays here ( 3 times) and would very highly recommend to other leisure travelers , business and family groups.

Travelers is practical, beautiful and welcoming.

Loved it.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Ferntree Gully, Australia
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We only stayed a couple of nights, but left feeling that we had gained two new family members in Jack and Janelle. On arriving in Port Villa we initially stayed at the Sportsman's Hotel which even though we had paid for two nights, we left after the first night and thanks to trip advisor went to Jack and Janelle's. Best decision of our trip. They were extremely helpful on helping us organise our itinerary for the next few days and went out of there way to check that we could go to the places they suggested. We tried to book back in with them again for our last night in Vanuatu but unfortunately for us they were booked out. We hope to get back to Vanuatu next year with all of our family and Jack and Janelle's place will be No 1 on our accommodation preferences. It is in a great location to use as a base for exploring Efate. We look forward to seeing Jack and Janelle again.

Glenn and Debbie

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Darwin, Australia
1 review
Reviewed November 24, 2013

I stayed for a week I felt comfortable, relaxed, important,
Received great rates for day or o/n packages to see great locations.
I will return to Port Vila and definitely stay at budget value inn.
Be smart book early!!!
A popular resort in Port Vila.

  • Stayed September 2013
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San Francisco
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

I can agree with the positive reviews. Jack and Janelle treats the visitors very well, including giving lots of tips on what to do on the islands. Their place is spotless clean, the owners are friendly, and there is always cold beer that you can drink with the owners and the other guests. Around 10-15 minutes walk from the center of Port Vila. There is even a small pool on the premises.

Practicalities:

1. The wireless connection was really slow, but the wired connection was much faster, so be prepared to use a wired connection if you can.
2. The mozzies were eating me alive one evening, so some mosquito spray or so might be handy.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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5 reviews
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

After treating ourselves to the Paradise Cove resort, we were again treated by Traveller's Budget Motel to use as a base to do more exploring around Vanuatu. Janelle and Jack are fantastic hosts, who can suggest what's best to do and help book anything and everything (such as Lelepa Island and Tanna Island). The kitchen area is a great place to hang out – more like a hostel common area, where you can meet other travellers and swap stories of your experiences or enjoy the company of Cinder, the hotel dog mascot. Janelle's also got some good dinners available too if you're feeling too lazy to wander down into town. The room comfortably provided everything we needed – a fridge, air con, a couple of plates, some cutlery and glasses that made breakfast in the room a cinch – it's great not having to wake up before breakfast is stopped being served elsewhere! Can't recommend Travellers enough – I'd go back for sure.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Alex L
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Melbourne
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed at Travellers for our first 3 nights in Vanuatu and it was the perfect way to start our holiday. Jack and Janelle were so warm and welcoming, and super helpful in suggesting what we should do for the rest of our stay. Janelle and Pauline were great in helping us make our arrangements. Travellers is really chilled and friendly, with a great communal area to relax and chat with other guests. It was really easy to get around Port Vila and the rest of the island, with local buses stopping right outside and only a 10 minute walk into town. I agree with other people's comments, it really does feel like you're staying with family and I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from 7 days here, after reading the Trip Advisor reviews, it was everything we expected. Janelle & Jack, the owners, made us at home instantly & always introduced us to the other guests. it's a very snug set up, making one feel part of one big family. Loved the kitchen being open & very user friendly, with tables always available to eat at.
The pool was nice too, always clean & inviting.
The motel is an easy 7-10 minute walk to town & the busy market where one can buy fresh, cheap, fruit, veges & yummy bread!
We self catered, but the breakfasts & dinners provided looked brilliant & the guests that partook, all loved their meals & recommended the coconut yoghurt & fresh fruit salad.
Janelle was ultra helpful, giving us plenty of info regarding things to do & places to go.
The staff were lovely, always smiking & obliging.
We were a 5 minute drive to the Airport so very centrally located.
All in all a great place to stay!! thanks Janelle & Jack.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Traveller's Budget Motel
Address: Avenue Du Stade, PO Box 3164, Port Vila, Efate +678, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Port Vila
#3 Business Hotel in Port Vila
#5 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
#5 Family Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Traveller's Budget Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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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