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Moorings Hotel

Lini Highway P.O. Box 1404, Port Vila, Efate Vanuatu
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#29 of 49 hotels in Port Vila
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Moorings Hotel is an affordable waterfront accommodation with amazing views, all ensuite rooms, infinity pool, restaurant & bar, and more! With a gorgeous harbourfront location and only 5 minutes walk to town, Moorings Hotel is the perfect spot to relax in tropical paradise! Moorings comprises 30 air conditioned rooms 8 of which are absolute harbourfront and 18 opening onto balconies or the pool deck.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Water sport equipment rentals
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Darts
Evening entertainment
Car hire
Taxi service
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Business
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Marty045 wrote a review Mar 2024
Southport, Australia223 contributions96 helpful votes
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This is in a great location near the centre of town, on the water and the staff are very friendly, but ... the venue is run down and in need of maintenance. The pool is mouldy around the edges, the decking is lifting in many places, lower mattress is mouldy and torn, timber venetians replaced with painted glass so not blockout, plumbing fittings don't fit, outdoor bar roof covered in a tarp, ceiling panels missing in dining area.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dean S wrote a review Feb 2024
Kippa-Ring, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
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Moorings staff were excellent! We stayed at moorings for 10 days , 5 of those days were due to air Vanuatu cancelling 5 flights. The staff ensured we had a room after each cancelled flights and helped us with finding information that air Vanuatu would not supply us. The staff was wonderful and ensured we were informed and had rooms and meal vouchers. For us for all cancellations although they were not informed by air Vanuatu , we can’t thank them enough for looking after us. Monique and Hana were wonderful in ensuring we were looked after in what would have been more stressful without there continued help. Cannot recommend this place more. Thank you Moorings!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid flying with air Vanuatu
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Responded 22 Feb 2024
DeansX6977YX, Greetings to you from our team , It was our pleasure to have you as our guest even through the Flight cancellations. We are so grateful and kindly appreciate the time you take to review our little property , Your great review and ratings with positive comments on excellent staffs,comfortable rooms , good food and drinks ,great atmosphere is very much appreciated. We kindly look forward to welcoming you back and others , Tropical regards!!
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Diane M wrote a review Nov 2023
Sydney, Australia142 contributions68 helpful votes
I liked this place. Great location only ten minute walk into town, and beautiful views. We were upgraded to the harbourside rooms, but actually would have preferred the poolside as the afternoon sun is too hot at the harbourside rooms. The rooms are basic but clean. The air con worked well. The pool is nice and the bar restaurant area is very pleasant with options to be on the sand. The restaurant was okay but not great. The included breakfast was basic. The staff were pleasant and helpful. Overall the price was okay in comparison to other options and if I returned to Port Vila, I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Whilst the harbourside rooms have a stunning view, it's way too to sit out front on the veranda...
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Responded 22 Feb 2024
453DianeM, We thank you for choosing to stay with us during your Vanuatu travels , thank you for sharing your feedback based on your experience . Your great feedback with ratings are much appreciated , thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Robyn C wrote a review Sept 2023
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed here for a week and this is nothing like the pics. We thought we would be staying on the ground floor as per the pic next to the pool, however we were on the 2nd floor. All the rooms are so small you can not swing a cat in them and the ensuite can only fit one person in at a time. Very small. Extremely noisy hotel. Dripping taps, slamming doors due to no softening placed on the swing of door hinge to make it close slower. Uncomfortable beds. No pool table as website stated. Water activities we had to pay for. However, this is more of a motel, not a hotel. Very old and run down. Breakfast is very ordinary and not worth eating at the Moorings. We went out for breakfast. We went to the Warick Resort whilst here and found that this is the resort type of accommodation we were looking for. It didn't cost anymore either to stay in a 5 star hotel with a full hot buffet breakfast and freshly cooked pancakes, omelet, bacon included in price. Don't worry about being close to the airport /town as being a reason to book here. It is only 150vatu from the Warick to the Airport or into town by 'B' bus. All water activities are free as well there. After seeing both and staying at both, I would never go back to the Moorings even if it was only $50 a night Australian money. So not worth it. Feel very ripped off indeed.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don't stay here, go to a proper resort.
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Responded 8 Sept 2023
Hi P8351ZUrobync thank you for staying with us and your time taken to review our property,
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WineloverMelbourne wrote a review Aug 2023
Melbourne, Australia331 contributions181 helpful votes
The Moorings looks good in the photos but is in serious need of major maintenance. Our first night after a long day of travelling was in probably their worst room in the 3 block. No view, no internet and the toilet broke down and constantly flushed. After requesting a change the next room was better. in the 1 block with a view. But like the rest of the place it was run down. Needed painting and things like broken tiles and pieces of deck missing. Dinner was average at best and expensive, the casino was cheaper and better. I have travelled to many countries and some very remote places but the breakfast here would rate as one of the worst. The was an option to pay for an omelet for around $20 AUD. I refuse to pay that for an omelet. The french bakery down the road has a nice quiche for around $10 AUD. I am sure the management of this place know of all the faults yet they choose not to fix them. Customers should know up front that the pictures do not truely reflect the state of this property. On the positive side, the staff are great and friendly, nice views and only 10 minutes walk to the centre.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid the 3 block
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Responded 25 Aug 2023
Hi WineloverMelbourne Thank you for staying with us at Moorings Hotel and for sharing your feedback.,
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Tess5096 wrote a review July 2023
Adelaide5 contributions4 helpful votes
Great central location, lovely welcoming and helpful staff, clean and well maintained, excellent value for money. Kids loved the pool. Reasonably priced good food. Would definitely recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 8 Sept 2023
Hi Tess5096, Thank you for staying with us and we kindly appreciate your time you took to review our property , we kindly appreciate your ratings and positive comments , we look foward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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Jenise B wrote a review July 2023
19 contributions6 helpful votes
Kind staff saved our bacon. we were meant to stay at a hotel near airport (premier airport motel - dont do it) but it was the dodgiest place i've ever laid eyes on. our driver brought us to Moorings and we were so relieved. great sleep, good food and wine, fabulous staff, only 15 minutes to airport.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 8 Sept 2023
Thank you very much JaquiBates, We kindly thank you for staying with us and we do appreciate your great and positive feedback based on your experience, We kindly look forward to welcoming you back again
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Siobhan L wrote a review June 2023
9 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a clean hotel with friendly and helpful staff conveniently located within a 10 minute walk of the centre of Port Vila. This is not a resort hotel (which is reflected in the price) but perfectly satisfactory. The rooms are on the slightly small side but are adequate. I would recommend spending a bit more for the harbourside rooms over the poolside. The in house laundry service was very reasonably priced and the turn around very quick (6 hrs). I'd skip dining in the restaurant and instead would recommend going to the excellent Stonegrill or Exotic Thai, both within a 5 minute walk and offering superior food, cheaper than offer at the hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 17 June 2023
Hi Siobhanl271, We kindly thank you for sharing with us your experience and thank you for your ratings and time to review our little property. We kindly appreciate your recommendation Thank you
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Daydream30859253475 wrote a review June 2023
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We enjoyed our 2 night stay at Moorings recently. We were pleased to get put up there by Air Vanuatu after our flight was rescheduled but we also stayed an extra night at our own expense. The pool was lovely, especially after a long hot day getting there. As other reviews have mentioned the room was a bit small but we appreciated the air conditioning and nice view from the balcony of the ocean. Generally the free wifi worked well for what we needed. The included breakfast was a bit average but the restaurant area overlooking the water was really lovely. The lunch and dinner we had were really delicious. The location was an easy walk in to town around the waterfront which was great. The main area for improvement for me would be better communication from management about what was and wasn't included in our Air Vanuatu voucher and how the food allowances worked. I thought alcohol was included and it wasn't. It also would have been nice to have our bags taken up to our room/have someone show us to our room. Overall I'd be more than happy to go back and stay again as I found it very good value for money.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 17 June 2023
Hi Daydream30859253475, Thank you for your great feedback and ratings and also you time to share all your experience with us. Your comment on the area of improvement on communication is considered. Thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back again
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Melanie C wrote a review May 2023
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice little hotel. Rooms are very small so probably wouldn't stay a long time but was good for the overnight stay because Air Vanuatu cancelled our flight. Looks over the water and pool is nice. Nothing outstanding but a nice little hotel
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 24 May 2023
Hi Melcooper29, Thank you kindly for staying with us and taking your time to review our little property, We kindly appreciate your feed back and ratings , Cheers from our team! and wishing you all the best !
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AU$126 - AU$249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Moorings Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Moorings Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Port Vila Market (1.1 km), Banyan Beach Bar (0.9 km), and Vanuatu Watersports Port Vila (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Moorings Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Moorings Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Moorings Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Moorings Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Moorings Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kesorn's Exotic Thai Restaurant, Chill Restaurant, and Jill's Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Moorings Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Moorings Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Moorings Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Moorings Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Moorings Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ekasup Village (3.5 km).
Does Moorings Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.