I stayed here for five nights in October. The hotel is conveniently located on the main street of Port Vila, on the northern side of town. Restaurants, bars and night-life are within close walking distance. If you want a swimming pool you'll be disappointed. Breakfast is not included: it's an optional extra if one desires it. I found the staff are friendly and helpful, not only with regards to the hotel's facilities, but with their general knowledge about town as well. Wireless Internet is an advertised feature.
My room was styled a "Twin Room", although fitted out with one queen size bed, rather than two beds, which made for a lot more space. Mine was at the front, facing the main street. Whilst there was a bit of street noise, it was never more than an irregular, minor irritant. The queen bed was comfortable, the air con was a touch noisy, but worked well and came with a remote. Other inclusions are in-room tea and coffee facilities, a generously sized bar 'fridge, a small TV and bedside clock-radio. The curtains were thick and kept out unwanted street or early-morning light. There was no in-room security safe. The only complaint I could probably level at the room was the light quality of the bulbs fitted. Both the ceiling and bedside lamps appeared fitted with rather low-wattage bulbs.
I felt external security was quite good. The doors closed at 9:00pm, (a night key was provided) and a security officer was in attendance at the front. He did a good job. On my first late-night return, even though I opened the door with my night key, he still politely verified my bona fides.
In the bathroom, the basin provided both hot and cold running water, the shower water (shower over bath) was hot, didn't run out and had good pressure. The basin was fitted into a long bench top which gave heaps of space to layout all the necessities of bathing without needing to constantly delve into one's bag of bathroom goodies. The only criticisms I'd level at the bathroom is the degree of mildew in the bath recess and also when climbing over the rather high side of the bath, a little care is prudent as one can be a little "off centre" with the potential to slip.
The decor in my bedroom and bathroom was a little tired however it appears that the establishment is gradually being totally refurbished. I settled my account with a credit card along with a card surcharge of 3½%, low by Vanuatu standards.
Summary: A well run mid-range hotel, conveniently situated right in town, close to all facilities, friendly and helpful staff and management. A little "tired" in decor but under active refurbishment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- hotel is currently under renovation, see you soon ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Olympic Vanuatu/Port Vila