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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We visited when Vanuatu was still rebuilding after the extra-big beating of Cyclone Pam the year before. Tourism was only 10% of what it had been before the storm and everyone was feeling its hard pinching consequences. Despite this, Efate was wonderfully safe and everyone was jovial. We enjoyed many interesting conversations with locals, had lots of fun, were treated...

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SeachangeLodge, Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guests at Seachange and helping contribute to rebuilding tourism after our big cyclone. It was good that you allowed us to involve you in some of the local events and not often we here that guests have their best holiday ever. That is quite a claim but very pleased to hear. Happy to have you...

Gairloch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I was a long-term guest at Seachange while working over the Internet from Vanuatu and doing bits and pieces of volunteer work locally. Seachange was the perfect home-away-from-home: it's within easy walk of the city centre and amenities, yet tucked away down by the lagoon in a scenic and quiet spot. Everyone who visited me there commented on what a...

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SeachangeLodge, Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments Mr. Tabisini. You have been a great ambassador for Seachange and we hope to see you back this way sometimes soon. Kind Regards; Ian & Oli

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We stayed 10 days at Seachange Lodge. Our studio was basic but clean and provided us with a kitchenette that enabled us to cook for ourselves. Ian was great and always there to help or advise. The staff were warm and friendly. Seachange also is well situated, only 10 minutes walk to the city and 5 minutes walk from a...

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SeachangeLodge, Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Lots of guests appreciate having a central location within walking distance of shops and restaurant and we are pleased to able to offer inconvenience to town while still having a quiet and secluded location.

New Zealand
Reviewed 28 September 2015

A group of us went to Vanuatu on an overseas midwifery placement at Port Vila hospital. We had planned to stay at Seachange Lodge but it wasn't quite ready due to cyclone repairs still needing to be done. However, the Owner/Manager of Seachange Ian, went above and beyond, organising us alternative accommodation further down the road (but for the same...

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SeachangeLodge, Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Annie for the lovely comments. It was a real pleasure to have you and your fellow mid wives stay with us and we really enjoyed your company at our guests BBQ and the fire show. Like to see you all back one day when you can have a holiday. You are all welcome and thanks for being such...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 24 September 2015

The property was not what we were expecting after pre booking online with booking.com, nice gardens, view and spacious room (suite 3) with kitchenette but furnishings a bit dated. Smallish lodge located overlooking the lagoon and a short 5 min bus ride to town. Excellent service given by Ian and Olivia. On arrival, Ian sat us down on Guest deck...

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SeachangeLodge, Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Nice to get your feedback, and thank you for that and pleased that the orientation was helpful. We always try to give our guests a quick summary of activities and things to do to make the best use of their holiday time if they choose.

Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner were staying at Seachange Lodge over a period of two months due to work. The staff is so helpful and sweet, always with a welcoming smile on their faces. We were staying in one of the studio apartments, which was cleaned everyday. Any time there was any problems they handle it quickly. We had nice dinners...

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SeachangeLodge, Front Office Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us Denise. We did have some enjoyable dinners with you and JF and some of our international guests. We did try to make guests comfortable as if they were at home and so nice to see your comments referring to that. See you again someday hopefully Love Oli :-)

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I spent 3 weeks in Port Vila for business trip and got the cottage in my first week and lagoon lodge for the last week. Comparing with other place where I stayed for 2nd week, all of Seachange's facilities-prices-and-hospitality was incomparable. Will be very happy to have a chance to be back there someday

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SeachangeLodge, Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Great to have a guest from Indonesia. We appreciate your comments. Hopefully on return trip, you can have a holiday to enjoy our beautiful country and you don't have to work. Look forward to have you back again someday:-)

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 August 2015

My wife and I have just spent a week at the Lodge and had a fabulous time. Ian the Owner went out of his way for us, and all the staff, especially Ollie made us feel really welcome and special. Our room had everything we needed and any requests were handled in a super friendly manner. Thanks again Ian for...

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SeachangeLodge, Front Office Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Bill and Marian for the lovely comments. That was a great effort for walking to the Beach Bar for the fire show, which i trust you've enjoy it. We were all impressed. We look forward to having you staying with us on your next trip to Vanuatu:-) Thanks Oli

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Reviewed 14 August 2015

A very comfortable, roomy cottage with full amenities, well kept and really helpful staff. The owner was very accomodating and friendly, and we loved the lagoon view and central location. You could walk to town in 15 mins, or wait out the front of hotel for regular buses. Security is excellent, but security lights are very bright and if you...

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SeachangeLodge, Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your complimentary comments. Yes we agree the Garden Cottage is ideal for families as has a spacious living area, and balcony with BBQ for outdoor dining. Glad you enjoyed your stay, and hopefully we'll see you back another time.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I have nothing but great things to say about this place. I stayed here for 3 nights in June in a single room and was really impressed. The place is more of a guesthouse for long-term volunteers and as a result, it's got a really nice and homely feel to it. The managers are so friendly and helpful and the...

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SeachangeLodge, Front Office Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Shiri was accommodated in our upstairs lodge where we provide rooms for guests that are volunteer, aid workers, or working at the hospital which is close by. These guests have available a shared kitchen, living area/lounge and shared bathrooms. This accommodation is offered at a reduce rate and we very pleased to hear that Shiri enjoyed her stay with us...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A truly special place for special people, with an ambience you can't buy. Six units tucked away in an exotic tropical garden. It’s like visiting a friend's house instead of being in a commercial resort. From the Waterside Chalet, to the Garden Cottage that is ideal for two couples or a family group, to the single room studios, the care to detail makes Seachange Lodge that very special place. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Seachange Lodge

Address: Captain Cook Avenue, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: $91 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Seachange Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All good, the Garden Cottage is great, the Lagoon Chalet even better.”
 of 5 bubbles parkvista17, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Studio 1 has a good view of the lagoon whereas the more expensive chalets right on the water involve a steep drive or a short uphill walk.”
 of 5 bubbles Tulip1511, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“the sea view room has nice terrace with a view over the lagoon”
 of 5 bubbles 108janniec, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Look at all the options to pick the best room(s) arrangement to suit you. .”
 of 5 bubbles hedleyp2015, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“cool breezes in waterside chalet and lagoon lodge, good airconditioning large garden cottage”
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