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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spend two weeks with the wonderful staff at The Melanesian. Nothing is too much trouble. The room was spacious and well appointed. It was kept well cleaned. There were a couple of minor repairs or touch ups needed (eg the basin tap was loose) but nothing that detracted overall from the experience. WiFi is only available free in reception...

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Hiroshark, General Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear topcat2857, Thank you for staying with The Melanesian Port Vila. We are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us, though there were couple of minor repairs needed as we always make sure guest comments is our prior to us. Also we are in process in upgrading the WiFi soon and hopefully for your next trip to...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to stay just near central Port Vila. On top of a hill, it's just a short walk to the market and some great restaurants. The hotel itself has very nice rooms, clean, and a nice cold pool. Breakfast was alright, definitely filling. If you're looking for a place in central Port Vila, near dive centers and restaurants,...

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Hiroshark, General Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear CanadianChris84, Thank you for choosing The Melanesian Port Vila for your stay. We are very happy for the wonderful comments during your stay with us and for appraising the service provided. For your next trip to Port Vila Vanuatu , you are welcome back to stay with us again.

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch including a drink (Tusker or soft drink) for 1,000 Vatu! I had the steak diane on a bed of sweet potato and my wife had local fish and chips. Both were very nice. We have a further 8 day on Efate, so when we come shopping in town we will be back.

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Hiroshark, General Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear RussJenn, Thank you for your time to come at The Melanesian Port Vila. We have lunch specials every month and we are very happy that you have made your way to taste the special lunch and enjoyed it. You are welcome to come anytime of day especially Wednesday nights and Sunday nights for B.B.Q night and Friday nights International...

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a few choices listed on 1000vt lunchtime menu. A Tusker or soft drink is included in the price. Staff friendly and welcoming even though we were staying at another resort. Drinks served almost immediately but meal slow to come out though no one else seemed to be eating. Worth the wait!!!

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Hiroshark, General Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Redsoniaa, Thank you for choosing Melanesian Port Vila for your lunch venue for that day. Your positive feedback are well received however we will consider the food timing for better service if you visit us again.

Greater Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our family of four (kids aged 7 and 9) have just returrned from staying at the Melaneasian for 15 nights. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment which was spacious and contained a fully self contained kitchenette and washing machine in the bathroom. Aircon in Master bedroom but cooled the whole apartment. The one and two bedroom apartments are located...

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Hiroshark, General Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear melk1975, Thank you very much for your feedback. Regarding the food running out we are taking note of it and will improve it accordingly. If you plan to come back to Vanuatu we will be very happy to have another chance to serve you. Thank you very much for having chosen The Melanesian Port Vila for your last holidays...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Stayed here for 5 days and enjoyed each day. The room was a decent size with air con. Cleaned to an excellent standard.The staff are friendly and helpful.Great location and the Cultural night is great. Wifi only available in the lobby - but it's free!

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Hiroshark, General Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your stay at The Melanesian Port Vila. We will be happy to welcome you back to the hotel on your next trip to Vanuatu.

Germany
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I stayed for 6 nights first and then twice for one night in between flights. I would have been happy there BUT - in the first week my room was not cleaned twice. While I normally wouldn't care a lot about that for the price I paid for the room I DO expect that service. - for my last stay...

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Hiroshark, General Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Andiline, Thank you for staying at the Melanesian Port Vila. Our normal check in time is 2 PM but as soon as the rooms are ready we check guest in earlier. On that particular day we had full house thus your room was not ready as expected. We will definitely consider your feedback and please allow us another time...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great food at the Melanisian feast, meats, vegetables & salad all you can eat, little expensive but then Vanuatu is not a cheap place to visit. entertained by local musicians, traditional dancing and kava tasting, friendly staff

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Hiroshark, General Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Helen G, Thank you for your wonderful comments well received. We trust that you did enjoyed your stay with us at the Melanesian Hotel. With your experience from the Melanesian feast, especially the taste of local Vanuatu drink (Kava), traditional dancing, local musicians and our friendly staff. We hope that you will return to the Melanesian Hotel on your...

Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is an old hotel and probably needs to be updated, the staff are very good, very helpful and cheerful. The food at breakfast was ok, it is in a great location if you need to finish off a few things before leaving

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Hiroshark, General Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear cortanawilson, Thank you for your stay with The Melanesian Port Vila. We acknowledge your comments and we a very much grateful that the staffs made your stay a successful one. Location is convenient close to down and super markets especially the Local fresh food market and the Local Mama's art & crafts market. We hope to see you again...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 September 2016

great hotel, close to town. Staff are really helpful and very very friendly. the Cultural night is great and the BBQ was amazing. although the hotel looks quite old, the rooms are very nice and clean and comfortable.

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Hiroshark, General Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear P9445BOsueg, we are very much grateful for your choice in staying with the Melanesian Hotel. Thank you for your positive comments. We look forward to your return visit to Port Vila, Vanuatu.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only 10min walk from the heart of Port Vila town. Reasonable rates with quiet and comfortable atmosphere. A welcoming smile, friendly hospitality and good service are part of the culture at The Melanesian. Offering a number of guest room styles which satisfies everyone's needs. Our culture entertainment night with "All You Can Eat BBQ" at our Oasis Pool side is must see! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Melanesian Port Vila

Address: P.O. Box 810, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: £66 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Melanesian Port Vila 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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“One and two bedroom apartments are located at the back of the hotel.”
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