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TJ V

Exceptional hotel all round

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 Mar 2024via mobile
This hotel is definitely ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 star not ⭐️⭐️⭐️. From the presentation and taste of the food is 5⭐️the options and service of the staff are exceptional everyone of them. The pool staff, housekeeping , front desk, bar areas ,serviceman and groundsman again 5⭐️. Nothing was ever a issue to help us in any way we needed, and they would go the extra mile in all departments. The managers were so friendly and welcoming also. The location is so close to everything but you also feel
Like your on your own little island sitting by the lagoon or pool. This place is family friendly, couples friendly, and overall exceptional service. They have so many activities and many options of water-sports too. We got to experience tasting kava, Melanesian food , a local village dancers and being educated on the culture, to fire dancing. All air conditioned rooms, wifi and beautiful views outside your room. They have everything here in the hotel you need. Highly recommend holiday Inn. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Date of stay: March 2024
Room Tip: Make sure you bring mozzie spray for tours, and water shoes, towels supplied by the hotel.
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rashmi Tulsiani, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, an IHG Hotel, responded to this review
Responded 30 Mar 2024
Dear TJV,

Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us, from our exceptional staff and service to the variety of activities and amenities we offer. It was our pleasure to ensure your experience was nothing short of amazing. We hope to welcome you back to Holiday Inn soon!

Best regards,
Holiday Inn Team
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Reviewed 22 March 2024

Best Service rendered and rooms are quite nice
Had a lovely sleep beds so comfortable fluffy pillows.
And the services provided by the restaurant staffs, Mr. Paul from the lobby and the entire staff. Felt so welcomed. Home away from home. 5 🌟
Always had that Pacific Smile.
Vinaka

Room tip: Looking for your next stay in Vanuatu Check out Holiday Inn You won't regret Best Hotel in the country
Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Rashmi Tulsiani, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, an IHG Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2024

Dear 104atoniot,

Thank you very much for sharing your positive feedback with us. We're extremely glad that you had a great stay with us and enjoyed the comfort of our rooms and the service by our team. We strive to make every guest feel welcomed and at home during their stay and we are glad to have made an impact on yours. Thank you again for choosing Holiday Inn Resort and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Best regards,
Holiday Inn Team

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Reviewed 21 March 2024

We had a lovely stay at the resort, got upgraded to the lagoon view room. Staff are very friendly and helpful from the front office -Paul, Merilyn+others , sporthub Sabrina to the spa ladies Catherine & Aileen and all the staff we met.
The location is beautiful and perfect with the lagoon surrounding. The activities promised in our package was awesome. Everything indicated in the package was delivered. There is regular entertainment which is also very well organised. High recommended

Room tip: Go there during off season.
Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Travel06669693876
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Rashmi Tulsiani, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, an IHG Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2024

Dear Travel06669693876,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your wonderful experience at Holiday Inn Resort. We take pride in our staff’s dedication to service, and it’s delightful to hear that all our team members made such a positive impact on your experience.

We’re also pleased that the activities included in your package exceeded your expectations and that you found our entertainment offerings well-organized.

Your high recommendation is much appreciated, and we eagerly await the opportunity to welcome you back for another memorable stay.

Warm regards,
Holiday Inn Team

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Reviewed 21 March 2024

Had a great stay at the Holiday Inn Vanuatu. The staff was very friendly and the food was great. The rooms were nicely furnished and made for a comfortable stay. A special thanks for all the assistance Paul provided me during my stay! He was very helpful and professional.

Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank Matt80112
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Rashmi Tulsiani, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, an IHG Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2024

Dear Matt,

Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us.

We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our friendly staff, delicious food, and comfortable rooms. Will be sure to pass on your compliments to Paul, a valuable member of our Front Office team.

We’re honored to have contributed to your great time in Vanuatu and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Warm regards,
Holiday Inn Team

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Reviewed 17 March 2024

The place has a pleasant environment. The staffs there are so friendly and provide a very good service to us , special thanks to bandula and mayank for their excellent service. We have a wonderful experience each time we visit and we would by visiting more in future!!

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Rajagopalan S
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Rashmi Tulsiani, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, an IHG Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2024

Dear rajagopalans2021,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our pleasant environment and received excellent service from our friendly staff, especially Bandula and Mayank. We look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable visits in the future!

Warm regards,
Holiday Inn Team

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Reviewed 17 March 2024

Great location a 5 minute drive from Port Vila. Resort was not super busy which may just be the season, and made the trip very relaxing. Staff are friendly and attentive. Special shout to Jacinta, Jacquelyn, Paul and Mary amongst many other names we forgot. The pool bar and staff was the highlight. The manager seems to work Dawn til dusk and is very accommodating.

Rooms are neat and comfortable. Co.ing with both a firm and soft pillow each.

Many tours available near and far.
The experienced traveller may do well to organise their own transport and get to all the sites without the tour companies which will save a few bucks. There does appear to be tariffs payable to locals at most destinations including beaches.

Taxis, especially Uncle Barry, are good and will wait for you to bring you back. Buses are great and only 150vt each way to wherever you want to go, with a few extra stops along the way. Every local is a tour guide and very happy to chat and point out things of interest and give insight to their lifestyle. They are all very proud of the university.

The town is busy but not bustling. Perhaps due to no ships at the time, and limited flights that week. There is no pushy oversell from anyone, and no tourist grab from the locals.

Make sure you shop at the local craft market and seek out Gweneth, she will do you a deal. Avoid the imported and cheap tourist shops as they do not support the locals.

A great time to come to Vanuatu, with some rain and plenty of warmth. They can really use your dollars.

We discovered the local bars and pop up trucks in the South of Port Vila a little late in our trip. Seem to be a great atmosphere there. Tourists mixing well with locals to some good tunes and great food.

Drink prices seem fairly consistent in and out of the resorts. Local beer is about $6-8AUD. Only about$2 at the bottle shop.

Big yellow duty free shop (Fung Kuei) in Port Vila is as cheap as they come. A litre of JD for $27 I excellent.

Would definitely travel here again.

Room tip: Pool was very clear while we stayed.
Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank D N
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Rashmi Tulsiani, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, an IHG Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2024

Dear 969dn,

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our location convenient. It's great to know that our staff, especially Jacinta, Jacquelyn, Paul, Mary, and our pool bar team, made your experience memorable. We appreciate your feedback on the rooms and the local tips you shared. Looking forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Vanuatu!

Warm regards,
Holiday Inn Team

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