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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2014

We just went to the Melanesian BBQ at the Melanesian. The food was wonderful and plentiful. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the staff were lovely. A wonderful string band played while we ate and then we watched some kustom dancing.

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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear SalDec11, Thank you for your positive comments on the Melanesian Feast night. The event is held on Wed, Fri & Sun of each week, with different cultural groups of Vanuatu. The entertainment is to show the unique customs and diverse culture of the Vanuatu people. We are glad to hear that you did enjoyed the evening. We hope that...

Cust, null, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2014

The Melanesian is set around the pool area with rooms on three sides and the bar on the fourth side. The blocks with rooms are three stories high and there is no lift so if the stairs might be a problem it is worth mentioning this when booking. Rooms are spacious - queen size bed and a couple of armchairs...

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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Lala G, Thank you for the wonderful comments well received. Situated at a convenient location close to the CBC and a bus-stop at the front allows our guest easy access to where they want to go. The hotel has a tour desk that can organize day trips during your stay to enjoy other scenery around Port Vila or around...

Reviewed 16 September 2014

We stayed for a week. The room was modern, clean and very spacious. We were on the ground floor so had direct restaurant, pool and bar access from our sliding door. The staff were friendly and very attentive. It is a little out of town (holiday =lazy) but you can comfortably walk to town for ferries etc. The tour desk...

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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Hubrgo, Thank you for the positive comments well received. Located very close to CBC, a bus-stop at the front of the hotel for access of public transport, taxi can be called at the reception. Please talk to our friendly reception staff for assistance. We do hope that you will visit the Melanesian Hotel again next time your in town.

Perth W.A
Reviewed 10 September 2014

The staff at the hotel were very accommodating and extremely helpful. The hotel rooms were very clean and comfortable. We had a room on the third floor which was a bit annoying as there was no elevator....but that is quite common all over Vanuatu. The food was okay, fairly basic but quite localised. They have a very helpful tour guide...

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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Fishfoeva, Thank you for your positive comments well received. We are glad to hear that the room was comfortable and well spaces. The tour desk is open daily to guest wishing to experience Vanuatu with its different scenery like water sports, buggy fun or even visit the volcanoes from Tanna or diving in Santo. Please ask our friendly staff...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 8 September 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in July when we first arrived in Port Vila and had no complaints to make. It is located at the top of a hill about a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of Port Vila and about a 20 minute taxi ride from the airport (For those interested it was 1800 Vatu and there...

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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Nathan C, Thank you for your positive comments well received. We are glad to hear that you did enjoyed your stay with us. The convenient location has proven to be very good for our guest to walk into town or find places, we are also very close to the Vanuatu National Archive center and supermarkets. We do hope that...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Just spent a week at the Melanesian. It was spotlessly clean and well manage and the included continental breakfast was well-stocked with usual fruit, cereal, pastries and coffee. The cooked-to-order eggs were always perfect. And do try the beautiful runny plain yogurt on muesli for a treat you might like to continue at home - yum. I only experience the...

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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Fleuriefirst, Thank you for the positive comments well received. We sincerely apologies for the noise experience in the Hibiscus rooms, however we can assist in upgrading you to a more noise free Orchid room with an upgrade charge but more comfortable. Please do try out the Melanesian feast when you next visit us to experience the unique warrior dances...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Well, the Melanesian Hotel is nice and predictable.... - Laundry - very fast - back within a couple of hours when returning from a trip to the provinces - Full of friendly smiles - Music by the pool 3-4 times per week - a little tiring in the long term - What is with the 3rd floor rooms - you...

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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear BluePacific, Thank you for your wonderful comments received. We are glad to hear that we were part of making your stay enjoyable. The breakfast is our continental buffet breakfast with minimal choice, however you may want to try out our mega or hot breakfast with more choice at a very responsible cost. We appreciate your comment on the top...

Papamoa, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We stayed for one night in between flights. The Melanesian is tucked down a drive and looks a bit dated from the outside, but the rooms are very clean and modern with all the conveniences you need. We stayed there on recommendation from one of the owners of a resort on Aore Island as she stays there every time she...

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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Kruzesales, Thank you for your wonderful comments received. Our hard working staff from the house-keeping do their best in ensuring that the rooms are well cleaned and maintain for the comfort of guests. Also to mentioned our front desk friendly staff as they strife in providing a professional service to any guest arriving or leaving the hotel. Your comments...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed for one night due to flight rescheduling as a lay over before flying home. The Melanesian is about a 10-15 min walk out of town. 1800 VT by taxi from the airport. There was a problem with our voucher at check in but this was sorted out reasonably quickly. The buildings from the outside look dated and apartment...

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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Hayley, Thank you for your positive comments. Located in a convenient location close to the National Museum, supermarket, and close to the business center makes it easy for our guest to look around. We do have our upgraded Orchid room that is newly renovated and it has given the hotel a new face uplift. Please talk to our reservation...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2014

The Melanesian is in perfect location only short walk into town. The reception was nicely furnished and the staff (especially Adam) were friendly and helpful. Wifi was also available at the reception for free. The pool and meals area was ok but in need of repair but the pool was big, with plenty of outside seating. The food at breakfast...

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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Juju2411, Thank you for your positive comments well received. The renovation in the rooms has really upgraded our image and also give more comfort to our valued guest. The pool area is still under renovations and expected to be completed by November 14. We thank you for the comment on long wait for meal, which we will forward to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only 10min 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 satisfies everyone's needs. Our culture entertainment night with "All You Can Eat BBQ" at our Oasis Pool side is must see! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Melanesian Port Vila

Address: P.O. Box 810, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: $125 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Melanesian Port Vila 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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