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Fatumaru Lodge

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#1 of 1 boutique hotel in Port Vila
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Waterfront boutique hotel offering spacious and comfortable self-contained apartments with a panoramic view on Port-Vila Bay. Decorated with Melanesian craft, each room is different. Swimming pool, private beach and air conditioning. Walking distance to town center. Ideal for couples and families. 7 restaurants nearby.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Beach
Canoeing
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Water sport equipment rentals
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Joyce K wrote a review Mar 2024
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We spent a week at the lodge and were very pleased with our choice. View from the room was lovely. We walked into town or you can easily get a local bus. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. Despite being near a road it was very quiet and peaceful. We have no hesitation in recommending it and would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Joyce, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to welcoming you to the lodge on your next holiday in Vanuatu. Best regards, Fatumaru Team
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Kirsty L wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia87 contributions14 helpful votes
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Lovely setting, super close to town you can walk. Very friendly staff, nice and quiet location. Great having a BBQ on site, which we used. Aircon worked great, loved having the kitchen with everything you needed, as well as a cold bottle of water in the fridge when we arrived.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 17 Jan 2024
Hi Kirsty, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I'm delighted that you had a blast during your stay with us and your visit to Port Vila. I hope to see you again.
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anne m wrote a review Mar 2024
Queenstown, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location and fantastic staff, I had my birthday while staying there and was left a card with a bottle of wine from them, nothing was too much trouble, rooms are nice, clean and tidy which are serviced daily, we just had to open our doors and we were right on the water’s edge. Definitely value for money, thank you ☺️ all for making our trip so enjoyable.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Anne, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your birthday and holiday in Vanuatu! 😊 We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, The Fatumaru Team
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Shan M wrote a review Jan 2024
Gold Coast, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Definitely a hostel, not a hotel (wish I knew before booking). We stayed for a few hours and bailed, getting another hotel instead. We loved walking into our room, the layout was beautiful and the view was incredible. We had one of the ocean-view villas (bottom room on the left when you walk down – the Erromango room). However, thanks to a very annoying group of Aussie girls (who, honestly, were just enjoying their holiday) we had a group of people sitting directly outside our room on the grass. Like, we couldn’t even sit on the deck as there is no railing and we would be essentially sitting with their group. We had been travelling all day and just wanted to relax on the bed, but we were in complete view of the group and they were talking very loudly, so no respite was offered. They kept looking in, so there was also zero privacy. What’s the point in 'that' view if we have to close all the slats on the doors and windows and sit in the dark? When sunset hit, we decided we just had to cop the non-refundable booking, as the girls returned (about 30 minutes of peace all up while they got dressed, I guess) and they then proceeded of take photos of each other for over an hour. If I hear the words, “that photo slays” one more time, I may actually throw up. Again, they were right outside our room. I felt so uncomfortable on the bed and we couldn’t enjoy the seats on the decking – as we felt creepy watching 18 year old girls in bikinis taking photos (we’re both teachers haha). It all reminds me of my early 20s and the hostel stays I used to do (although, I was always respectful – especially for people just checking in who might have been travelling all day – ladies, please think about this). We stayed until sunset ended that first day, copped the loss, and booked the Grand Hotel & Casino for the rest of our stay in Port Vila. But hey, doubled my money on the blackjack table, so all’s good. If you’re young and not worried about privacy – definitely a great location. However, it was a romantic holiday for my husband and I, so we bailed after a few hours. Wish I knew it was a hostel before booking. Well, essentially a hostel, but with lovely rooms. Oh, gosh, and don’t try and get changed if you have one of the bottom rooms like us! We had to try and change in the small bathroom. Shout out to the IG models for stealing our sunset hahah. Sadly we won’t be back, but I will recommend to any of my graduating students who are visiting Vanuatu. I’m 32 and too old for this :)
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No privacy
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Responded 29 Jan 2024
Dear Shanmcloughlin, We're sorry to hear that your recent stay didn't meet your expectations, and we truly appreciate your feedback. It would have been helpful if you had shared your concerns about the other guests with our reception staff. They could have assisted you by speaking to others or arranging a relocation to the top floor for a more peaceful experience. This way, you could have enjoyed your balcony and the view without any disturbance, just like many other guests have at our lodge. While we understand your review focuses on the challenges you faced, we also want to highlight the positive aspects of the Lodge that some guests have experienced, such as the friendly staff, location, setting, and many more. We hope you'll consider giving our property another chance in the future, especially with significant renovations scheduled for next month. Your privacy concerns will be taken into consideration. We're committed to doing our best to ensure every guest has the holiday they deserve, allowing them to savor the beauty of Vanuatu. Best regards, Ziel
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Jenny T wrote a review Jan 2024
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We loved the quietness, the beauty and the ease of getting to town. The room was comfortable and we could step out to the water from our balcony. We enjoyed the breakfasts, using the kayaks and swimming in the pool. The staff were helpful and friendly. We will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 17 Jan 2024
Hi Jenny T, Thank you for your review, and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again!
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TropicalBeachJunkies wrote a review Jan 2024
Pascoe Vale, Australia3 contributions
The 2 bedroom Villa was great, roomy, mosquito nets over the comfy beds, linen, towels and beach towels with a good kitchen if you want to self cater, though the deck is magnificent with large bi fold doors out to table and day beds where one of the best sunsets on Port Vila was enjoyed over looking the property and the lagoon.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 13 Jan 2024
Hi TropicalBeachJunkies, Glad that you enjoyed staying with us and watching the sunsets is always fun. Look forward to seeing you again at the Lodge. -Fatumaru Team
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Bonnie M wrote a review Jan 2024
Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
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Excellent stay, we enjoyed 1 night with Fatumaru lodge and the view from the room was Absolutely Spectacular 💜 We also were very appreciative for the late check out the team were able to accommodate for us, especially due to the fact we were quite tired by the end of our trip and appreciated the air con. Thank you Fatumaru 💜
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 13 Jan 2024
Hi Mauriinspired, Thank you for sharing your experience, and we're glad to hear that you had an excellent stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. - Fatumaru Team
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Kaye B wrote a review Nov 2023
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My friend and I stayed in the two bedroom Fatumau family units with lovely views of the sea from the covered balcony. The small but delightful pool is a few, steps from these units. The staff at Fatumaru Lodge are outstanding and will do everything they can to make your stay wonderful. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds and pillows. The basic kitchenette has all you need to prepare basic meals (we cooked inside and ate outside on the balcony). The bathroom was also good with plenty of pressure and room for two people to use.You can walk to town (about a 15 mins comfortable walk) or catch a, local bus. Free kayaks and paddleboards were a bonus!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 22 Jan 2024
Hi Kaye, Thank you for your wonderful review. The staff are amazing, aren't they? We're glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again sometime.
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Curious62149 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Absolutely loved fatamaru. Loved looking out the door and seeing the water, watching the crabs. Rooms are spacious and well appointed. Staff are lovely. self catering was a bonus. we hope to be back one day
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 22 Jan 2024
Hi Curious62149, Thank you for sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you to the lodge on your next holiday in Vanuatu.
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David G wrote a review Nov 2023
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We loved our stay at Fatumaru Lodge. The setting is delightful, with spacious and clean bungalows right at the water's edge overlooking the bay. The staff were all absolutely charming. They were very friendly and helpful and did everything with the most winning smiles.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 22 Jan 2024
Hi David, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Fatumaru Lodge, and hope to see you again.
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AU$180 - AU$258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fatumaru Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Fatumaru Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Banyan Beach Bar (0.3 km), Fung Kuei Duty Free Vanuatu (1.2 km), and Tana Ciné (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fatumaru Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Fatumaru Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fatumaru Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Fatumaru Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fatumaru Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kesorn's Exotic Thai Restaurant, Reefers Restaurant & Rum Bar, and The Bistro at Chantilly's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fatumaru Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Fatumaru Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Fatumaru Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fatumaru Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Fatumaru Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ekasup Village (4.0 km).
Does Fatumaru Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.