We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Relaxing on the Bay”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Chantilly's on the Bay
Ranked #27 of 47 Hotels in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
UK
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Relaxing on the Bay”
Reviewed 18 December 2011

I know quite a few locals in Vila, and Chantilly’s is a well-respected hotel in the area. The suite that I stayed in here was spotlessly clean and bright with nice views over the lagoon from the bedroom and lounge. The en-suite was a little dark, with dim lighting and only a small high level window vent with a gap just big enough to allow young geckos through (at least this keeps the insects at bay!)

Not the best location if you are expecting a tropical island with a beach on your doorstep; but the pool is refreshing, and a stroll along the small jetty will keep you entertained if you are keen on seeing some aquatic life.

You should eat at the restaurant, the food was excellent, I am sure you will not be disappointed with the quality – both at dinner (great seafood and steak) and at breakfast, where the property boasts the best breakfast in town ( after eating there I would not dispute the claim, certainly not the “in town” bit anyway!)

If you are on a honeymoon style holiday, then you may find something more romantic on the island (see other reviews), after all Port Vila is a Port town; but for a short break, on business, transit on a RTW trip or when connecting to/from the outlying islands then Chantilly’s is a good quality and value option.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank FlySailSki
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

190 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    88
    68
    21
    10
    3
See reviews for
28
73
21
41
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (52)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2011

Stayed at Chantillys 17-22 July with my wife, selected due to reviews. Can't fault the location with gorgeous views from room's balcony and restuarant. Was in Room 4, upstairs with 1 bedroom plus a lounge and kitchen. Our balcony was next to the roof of the restuarant which extended out and blocked some of the view plus it was over a large table by the pool that guests/diners sometimes ate and drank on. Not much fun drinking champagne trying to watch sunset and enjoy the sight, unable to ignore loud stories from below. They could have at least been interesting. Also the bedroom was very close to the laundry area where cleaners keep their tools and they can be noisy in the mornings. Breakfast was very nice at Tillys, don't hold your breath though following your order. Only other meal was lunch (see other review). Wife bought a top from the clothes shop below and also had a massage at the salon below that was "quite good". In summary for the cost, there is better valued accomodation available in PV. Really only endearing feature of the place, apart from maybe the breakfast, is the location. If that's what you want, go for it. Perhaps a better room would have made for better reading but is expensive, irregardless.

Room Tip: Upstairs, further down from the restuarant
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Joe G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2011

The best place we stayed in Vila, clean well kept rooms, pleasant staff and a good restaurant and bar area with pleasant water views. A nice pool area but its a family hotel so can be noisy.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank badddriva
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
gunnedah
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2011

we arrived Xmas afternoon, we were welcomed by very friendly staff. meals were enjoyable. we were lucky enough to share the large balcony that joined both of our rooms, drinks and nibbles at sunset was amazing. Will go back again.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank karenGunnedah
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2011

Being a frequent traveller to Port Vila, I stayed at Chantilly's on the Bay expecting an excellent hotel and I was not disappointed.

As other reviewers have suggested, Chantilly's does have some negatives but as do most hotels in Vanuatu. If you are expecting great five star features and service as in other countries such as Australia, New Zealand, US, UK, etc than Vanuatu may not be the place for you. It can be a bit more relaxed and rough around the edges than other pacific islands but this adds to Vanuatu's charm.

I found the service at Chantilly's excellent with every request gladly met. The food at the on-site restaurant Tilly's was of a good (but not great) standard but is on a par with that of other restaurants in Port Vila.

The room was adequate, clean and well appointed without being of a high standard. Some of the rooms appear to have been recently modernised with the addition of LCD televisions, something that all the rooms could do with.

Rooms have small but adequate kitchen facilities with ample cooking equipment also provided. A larger freezer compartment in the fridges could be a good addition.

Beds are two singles combined, something which is common in Port Vila by all reports. They are comfortable but will need replacement in the foreseable future. Bedding is average in quality, again something which is common in Port Vila.

Chantilly's consists of apartments on levels 1, 2 and two extra rooms on the top floor. It doesn't feature a lift but rather steps that wrap-around a centra column. Being in a tropic area, these stairs can become quite annoying after a while.

Value for money is good - Port Vila can be an expensive location anyway with Chantilly's room rate being equivalent to other hotels of a similiar standard.

I certainly will be going back to Chantilly's.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank TheTravellers_72
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Port Vila hotels
1.2 km away
Grand Hotel And Casino
Grand Hotel And Casino
#21 of 47 in Port Vila
526 reviews
0.1 km away
Moorings Hotel
Moorings Hotel
#29 of 47 in Port Vila
142 reviews
3.1 km away
Tropicana Lagoon Apartments Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.5 km away
The Terraces Boutique Apartments
1.8 km away
The Melanesian Port Vila
The Melanesian Port Vila
#24 of 47 in Port Vila
299 reviews
0.2 km away
Crystal Palace Hotel
Crystal Palace Hotel
#40 of 47 in Port Vila
6 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Recently Reviewed Hotels around Port Vila

Been to Chantilly's on the Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Chantilly's on the Bay

Property: Chantilly's on the Bay
Address: Lini Highway | Fatumaru Bay, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Phone Number:
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Port Vila
#11 Spa Hotel in Port Vila
#14 Luxury Hotel in Port Vila
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
Price range (per night): $170 - $326
Hotel Class:4 star — Chantilly's on the Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located overlooking the bay. All the rooms have spectacular views across the harbour. Only a 5 minute walk to town and a 15 minute drive to the international airport. Also available: tour desk, beauty spa, outside pool, guest laundry, Tilly's restaurant, room service, air conditioning and kitchenettes. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia APAC, Hotels.com, Wotif.com, Agoda, Booking.com, lastminute.com.au, TripOnline SA, Hooroo Pty Ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Chantilly's on the Bay reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Chantilly`s On The Bay Hotel Port Vila
Chantilly's On The Bay Vanuatu/Port Vila

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing