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The Melanesian Port Vila

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Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Quite a few choices listed on 1000vt lunchtime menu. A Tusker or soft drink is included in the price. Staff friendly and welcoming even though we were staying at another resort. Drinks served almost immediately but meal slow to come out though no one else seemed to be eating. Worth the wait!!!

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

Dear Redsoniaa, Thank you for choosing Melanesian Port Vila for your lunch venue for that day. Your positive feedback are well received however we will consider the food timing for better service if you visit us again.

Greater Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our family of four (kids aged 7 and 9) have just returrned from staying at the Melaneasian for 15 nights. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment which was spacious and contained a fully self contained kitchenette and washing machine in the bathroom. Aircon in Master bedroom but cooled the whole apartment. The one and two bedroom apartments are located...

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

Dear melk1975, Thank you very much for your feedback. Regarding the food running out we are taking note of it and will improve it accordingly. If you plan to come back to Vanuatu we will be very happy to have another chance to serve you. Thank you very much for having chosen The Melanesian Port Vila for your last holidays...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Stayed here for 5 days and enjoyed each day. The room was a decent size with air con. Cleaned to an excellent standard.The staff are friendly and helpful.Great location and the Cultural night is great. Wifi only available in the lobby - but it's free!

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

Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your stay at The Melanesian Port Vila. We will be happy to welcome you back to the hotel on your next trip to Vanuatu.

Germany
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I stayed for 6 nights first and then twice for one night in between flights. I would have been happy there BUT - in the first week my room was not cleaned twice. While I normally wouldn't care a lot about that for the price I paid for the room I DO expect that service. - for my last stay...

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

Dear Andiline, Thank you for staying at the Melanesian Port Vila. Our normal check in time is 2 PM but as soon as the rooms are ready we check guest in earlier. On that particular day we had full house thus your room was not ready as expected. We will definitely consider your feedback and please allow us another time...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great food at the Melanisian feast, meats, vegetables & salad all you can eat, little expensive but then Vanuatu is not a cheap place to visit. entertained by local musicians, traditional dancing and kava tasting, friendly staff

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

Dear Helen G, Thank you for your wonderful comments well received. We trust that you did enjoyed your stay with us at the Melanesian Hotel. With your experience from the Melanesian feast, especially the taste of local Vanuatu drink (Kava), traditional dancing, local musicians and our friendly staff. We hope that you will return to the Melanesian Hotel on your...

Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is an old hotel and probably needs to be updated, the staff are very good, very helpful and cheerful. The food at breakfast was ok, it is in a great location if you need to finish off a few things before leaving

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

Dear cortanawilson, Thank you for your stay with The Melanesian Port Vila. We acknowledge your comments and we a very much grateful that the staffs made your stay a successful one. Location is convenient close to down and super markets especially the Local fresh food market and the Local Mama's art & crafts market. We hope to see you again...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

great hotel, close to town. Staff are really helpful and very very friendly. the Cultural night is great and the BBQ was amazing. although the hotel looks quite old, the rooms are very nice and clean and comfortable.

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

Dear P9445BOsueg, we are very much grateful for your choice in staying with the Melanesian Hotel. Thank you for your positive comments. We look forward to your return visit to Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Considering the price we paid we were very impressed with everything! The rooms were a decent size with a tv, fridge, safe deposit box, phone. Cleaned to an excellent standard as requested. Breakfast was great. We weren't expecting much but there was pancakes, toast, muffins, pastries, crossaints (which were so good!) cereal, fruit, yoghurt, juice, tea and coffee. We certainly...

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

Dear TravelAnnaW, Thank you for staying with The Melanesian hotel. We value your fantastic feedback. Hope to see you on your return trip back to Vanuatu.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Not much to look at from the outside, the Melanesian opens nicely into a lovely pool-centered courtyard overlooked by most of the rooms. The staff is friendlyThe rooms are quite lovely, with sculpted towels and flowers greeting the weary traveller. I had a comfortable bed, on the firm side, and a nice terrace overlooking the pool. The included breakfast is...

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

Dear kilrwat, Thank you for staying at the Melanesian hotel. Your comments are much welcomed. We acknowledge the need to provide more variety within our breakfast buffet choices and the need also to provide wireless service within our rooms. We look forward to your company with us in future.

Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The Sunday night cultural show & buffet is well worth the visit. The cultural show is informative, engaging and interactive. The buffet dinner has a good selection of salads, meats and vegetables which are replaced often. There was a small range of deserts but limited numbers - I missed out so can't really review them. This was a great night...

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

Dear Pippiwillow, We are very grateful to you for choosing to stay with us at the Melanesian. Your comments are indeed appreciated. We will indeed look to expanding our choice of desserts to better cater for our customer culinary needs. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Port Vila, Vanuatu.

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $123 - $156 (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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“Take the third floor on the North side...no elevator”
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“1st or Second floors are best”
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“One and two bedroom apartments are located at the back of the hotel.”
melk1975, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors are quieter, but pricier.”
kilrwat, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“taking a room on the 2nd and 3rd levels are great. all rooms face the pool”
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