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.

“Great value, friendly staff, convenient location”

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!
Sunset Bungalows Resort
Ranked #15 of 47 Hotels in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 September 2011

We stayed in an overwater bungalow and it was perfect. Very relaxing! The room is enormous and with the extension onto the balcony it gives the feeling of going forever! Yes, some of the fittings in the room are getting a little tired and it is not the 5* property that you can stay in anywhere in the world but this is Vanuatu and it is true to character of the Pacific Islands and not over the top to make you feel uncomfortable when you go out of the property and into the township of Vila and observe the living conditions of the ni-Vanuatu. I personally would find it difficult to stay in a glitzy property with all the bells and whistles. This property has character, very friendly, helpful staff and a restaurant which offers good food at a very affordable price. It is just out of town on the Lagoon so very peaceful but still easy access to the town for shopping or other activities. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: The rooms which are not over water bungalows still look out over the water but it is nice to sit out...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank 60PlusAdelaide_SA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (592)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

448 - 452 of 592 reviews

Reviewed 21 August 2011

My significant other and I stayed in an over-the-lagoon bungalow. Given that we were there on a package, we didn't expect the world, but found that the billing as a 'resort' is stretching the description a bit far. So much for the kayaks (1 double, 1 single only for all guests with paddles that were broken and close to useless) and the snorkelling gear (3 snorkels only - no masks, no fins) - basically non-existent. The manager even said that the good gear had been taken to their 'sister' resort in town (the ones he said he bought were pretty cheap and useless) The bathroom was dark and needs re-doing (timber benchtop decaying); the kitchenette had a great fridge and microwavve but that was about it. The stove top consisted of 2 small hotplates (not sure they really worked properly) - 2 dinner plates, 1 small plate, 2 cups and saucers for crockery - no bowls at all - 2 'hi-ball' glasses only - a juicer that was cracked and unusable, 3 small old pans, and a few pieces of cutlery. The towels were changed each day - though some days not everything was replaced - and the sheets were changed once during the stay which was fine.
One positive was the bed - large and comfortable. The outdoor table and chairs were great, but you are basically right next to your neighbours when outside and some of the screening blinds were missing.
The service was friendly albeit a little hit and miss.
The food was reasonable too.
As we were leaving, we were amused at the flurry of work being done - deck and hand rails revarnished, garden trimmed etc - it was all done in honour of the owners' pending arrival. Perhaps they need to call in more often!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank CKbb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 August 2011

Sunset Bungalows is the best Resort to stay in if you want peace and quiet. The staff are the best and the most friendliest we have come accross. Will do anything for you. The best place to destress.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Kaz64au
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 August 2011

Having already spent over a week in Vanuatu in another location around Port Vila and then in very basic accommodation at Tanna Island, we were a little disappointed with Sunset Bungalows. Not even considering the 2 nights I had cold showers (which I had forgotten about until I read another review), the welcoming family atmosphere we were looking forward to was simply not there! The food was a let down and actually upset my usual 'iron' stomach (which was nearly a disaster in the middle of Port Vila), and the restaurant music was so painful to listen to (some sort of depressing church music), we couldnt wait to ditch the beautiful surroundings after breakfast each morning. We tried to locate the 'activites' person a number of times, but he was 'off' or 'maybe coming later' each day. We found out not long after we arrived that the usual Manager/Owner was away on holiday, so some friends were 'keeping an eye' on the place.... Unfortunately, it definitely showed, and we would not return to this resort. This scenario seems to be a common theme in Vanuatu, as we also encountered it on a few day excersions (from frustrated managers upon their return to chaos)! The room isteslf was very clean and comfortable, and actually the most luxurious we stayed in while in Vanuatu... and my husband enjoyed watching the news on TV after 2 weeks without any mod cons!

Room Tip: A bungalow over the water is a must!
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank outdoorantz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 July 2011

After reading all the good reviews here I was looking forward to our stay at sunset bungalows! Unfortunately it didn't live up to the reviews. We arrived very late and just wanted a shower and to go to bed but there was no hot water, this wasn't fixed until mid-morning the next day! Although the room looked beautiful, the bed was so hard and being a wooden frame creaked with every movement. We were both in pain by the end of the 5 days. The activities mentioned were a pool table, this was almost completely bald of felt and half the balls were missing! The paddle boat and paddle board were not available. Although quite relaxing to hear water under the bungalow the lagoon is not really that appealing. We visited another resort for the day and used their facilities which were amazing and found to be only slightly more expensive, I feel very let down with what we got for our money and feel the brochure is very misleading.

  • Stayed: July 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Dizzyl35
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
5.1 km away
Warwick Le Lagon - Vanuatu
Warwick Le Lagon - Vanuatu
#10 of 47 in Port Vila
1,560 reviews
4 km away
Moorings Hotel
Moorings Hotel
#29 of 47 in Port Vila
157 reviews
3.6 km away
Grand Hotel And Casino
Grand Hotel And Casino
#18 of 47 in Port Vila
554 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.5 km away
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu
#14 of 47 in Port Vila
713 reviews
8.2 km away
CoCo Beach Resort
CoCo Beach Resort
#21 of 47 in Port Vila
222 reviews
4 km away
Iririki Island Resort & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Sunset Bungalows Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sunset Bungalows Resort

Address: Teouma Road | 2nd Lagoon, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range: $146 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunset Bungalows Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled quietly on the waters edge within a tropical setting and fantastic views across Emten Lagoon. Luxurious surrounds includes a swimming pool with waterfall, over-water restaurant and bar. Sunset Bungalows Resort is a peaceful tropical escape with its relaxing adults only status, ideal for honeymooners. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, Wotif.com, lastminute.com.au, Expedia APAC, Hotels.com, HotelQuickly, Hooroo Pty Ltd, getaroom.com, TripOnline SA and Cancelon so you can book your Sunset Bungalows Resort 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:
Sunset Bungalows Hotel Port Vila
Sunset Hotel Port Vila
Sunset Resort Port Vila
Sunset Bungalows Vanuatu
Sunset Bungalows Resort 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