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Sally B

Melanesian Hotel - nice, clean and friendly.

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 Nov 2023
A great budget friendly place to stay. I stayed one night as I had a layover in Port Vila. Staff are friendly, rooms are clean and tidy and comfy beds. Good breakfast. Airport transfer was organised and on time.
Date of stay: November 2023
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

Like many hotels in Vanuatu, this hotel could use an upgrade. Also there is no disability access and no lift. The rooms are very clean and nice. Unfortunately I was asked to move rooms, and told to wait 4 hours by the pool, and I had a migraine. I ended up leaving and finding another hotel. It would be great if there were lounge chairs by the pool and not just chairs. Book online, otherwise they add a considerable more to the room rate. Everything has become very expensive in Vanuatu, but nothing has been upgraded. Sunday night buffet is well worth it, delicious!!!

Room tip: No lift, lots of stairs. Average food, except for Sunday night buffet. Great location, just out of town, but a 2 minute bus ride into town.
Date of stay: October 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

I'd give it 3.5/5 but the rating system does not allow it, and am being generous.

The hotel seems to have been around for some time already and it is slowly delapidating. It is not in a bad shape, but parts of it could benefit from a facelift.

Rooms are clean and spacious. The bathroom style is oldish but it is perfectly usable. They do housekeeping only if requested, which is a smart move. Who really needs daily cleaning in their room?

Staff is very helpful and friendly.

There is a quite good restaurant attached to the hotel, and it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Complimentary continental breakfast is included in the room price, and you can exchange money to items on the menu. Continental breakfast has the usual bread, butter and marmalades with fresh baguette and coffee/tea. They have also (watered down) soup to go with bread.

Room tip: They have a tour desk and mailbox
Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank Kari H
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

The staff are fantastic but this hotel is run down. Mold in the bathroom and paint peeling. It might have been good 20 years ago, sadly not now. The rooms only cleaned when requested. Breakfast was basic (extra for eggs etc).

Date of stay: July 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 July 2023 via mobile

We stayed following a flight cancellation. We had an excellent experience. The staff are fantastic and rooms clean. The restaurant- Casa Mia was excellent!!! We ate the the Warwick the night before and TBH the food here (we had dinner, breakfast and lunch was better!!!). We probably wouldn’t have chosen to come here but SO glad we did!!

Date of stay: July 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 23 May 2023

The hotel is in a good location near the city centre however the city centre isn't really anything amazing so not sure it's an advantage like I thought it would be. Food from the restaurant at the end of the hotel is great. Hotel itself is fine - nothing amazing but not bad either. It's good just not amazing!

Date of stay: May 2023
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