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The Melanesian Port Vila

Corner of Rue Picarde, Port Vila, Efate 810 Vanuatu
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#26 of 49 hotels in Port Vila
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Only 10 min walk from the heart of Port Vila town. Reasonable rates with quiet and comfortable atmosphere. A welcoming smile, friendly hospitality and good service are part of the culture at The Melanesian. Offering a number of guest room styles which satisfy everyone's needs.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Poolside bar
Casino and Gambling
Evening entertainment
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Tennis court offsite
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Business
Languages Spoken
English, French, Filipino, Japanese
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Sally B wrote a review Nov 2023
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A great budget friendly place to stay. I stayed one night as I had a layover in Port Vila. Staff are friendly, rooms are clean and tidy and comfy beds. Good breakfast. Airport transfer was organised and on time.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Dee H wrote a review Oct 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Like many hotels in Vanuatu, this hotel could use an upgrade. Also there is no disability access and no lift. The rooms are very clean and nice. Unfortunately I was asked to move rooms, and told to wait 4 hours by the pool, and I had a migraine. I ended up leaving and finding another hotel. It would be great if there were lounge chairs by the pool and not just chairs. Book online, otherwise they add a considerable more to the room rate. Everything has become very expensive in Vanuatu, but nothing has been upgraded. Sunday night buffet is well worth it, delicious!!!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: No lift, lots of stairs. Average food, except for Sunday night buffet. Great location, just out...
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Kari H wrote a review Sept 2023
Oulu, Finland53 contributions19 helpful votes
I'd give it 3.5/5 but the rating system does not allow it, and am being generous. The hotel seems to have been around for some time already and it is slowly delapidating. It is not in a bad shape, but parts of it could benefit from a facelift. Rooms are clean and spacious. The bathroom style is oldish but it is perfectly usable. They do housekeeping only if requested, which is a smart move. Who really needs daily cleaning in their room? Staff is very helpful and friendly. There is a quite good restaurant attached to the hotel, and it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Complimentary continental breakfast is included in the room price, and you can exchange money to items on the menu. Continental breakfast has the usual bread, butter and marmalades with fresh baguette and coffee/tea. They have also (watered down) soup to go with bread.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: They have a tour desk and mailbox
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Goop4551 wrote a review July 2023
Sunshine Coast, Australia12 contributions
The staff are fantastic but this hotel is run down. Mold in the bathroom and paint peeling. It might have been good 20 years ago, sadly not now. The rooms only cleaned when requested. Breakfast was basic (extra for eggs etc).
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Scott S wrote a review July 2023
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We stayed following a flight cancellation. We had an excellent experience. The staff are fantastic and rooms clean. The restaurant- Casa Mia was excellent!!! We ate the the Warwick the night before and TBH the food here (we had dinner, breakfast and lunch was better!!!). We probably wouldn’t have chosen to come here but SO glad we did!!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Melanie C wrote a review May 2023
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel is in a good location near the city centre however the city centre isn't really anything amazing so not sure it's an advantage like I thought it would be. Food from the restaurant at the end of the hotel is great. Hotel itself is fine - nothing amazing but not bad either. It's good just not amazing!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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W5231BZmaxr wrote a review May 2023
Sydney, Australia68 contributions61 helpful votes
Very basic hotel, but the staff make it. Always friendly and very helpful. Had problems with the TV for first 3 days but was fixed on day 4. Restaurant attached to hotel was good. Service with a smile and good serving staff. Room was spotless. Had trouble with water in bathroom, connection to appliance burst, cleaned up and fixed within a short time ( thank you again). Happy to recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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POM Jim on Holidays wrote a review Mar 2023
Peru2 contributions
Good basic food - sustenance was primary need and we got what we expected. Restaurant was decent. Kids loved access to the pool. Rooms met what we needed for our family trip. Close to town. Overall: good stay.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Wilfred W wrote a review Jan 2023
Roma, Australia10 contributions2 helpful votes
Very close to town but a bit noisy in general, the staff are very friendly and helpful, the restaurant had good food and the drinks were cold, easy walking distance into town and a safe area to walk around at night. A very friendly security who was happy to walk us to our room of a night
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Alligator457 wrote a review Jan 2023
Noumea, New Caledonia81 contributions23 helpful votes
Base camp of all our stays in Port-Vila for years, the Melanesian hotel remains a welcoming and quality place. But the Covid crisis has been there and revitalizing the hotel structure should not be easy. Under the pretext of modernizing and completely redoing the restaurant area, we now have breakfast at the "Casa Mia" adjoining the hotel and located after the "Club 21". But their content and diversity is very poor. If the rooms are very correct, the wifi connection from the rooms is uncertain, the water pressure in the showers is low and the water in the swimming pool is not chemically treated in the standards and it tends to turn green. Otherwise bravo for the environmental policy of preserving water resources. Finally, the service is excellent and it is always a pleasure! moreover, that is why we will come back to it.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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AU$110 - AU$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Melanesian Port Vila
Which popular attractions are close to The Melanesian Port Vila?
Nearby attractions include Port Vila Market (0.8 km), Iririki Island (0.9 km), and The Vanuatu Cultural Centre (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Melanesian Port Vila?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Melanesian Port Vila?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Melanesian Port Vila?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a poolside bar, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Melanesian Port Vila?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Melanesian Port Vila?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stonegrill Restaurant, Chill Restaurant, and Jill's Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Melanesian Port Vila?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Melanesian Port Vila have airport transportation?
Yes, The Melanesian Port Vila offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Melanesian Port Vila?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Melanesian Port Vila offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Melanesian Port Vila?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Japanese, and Filipino.