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“Good Value but dirty”

Vila Hibiscus Motel
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Vila Hibiscus Motel
Auckland
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“Good Value but dirty”
Reviewed 29 October 2011

Stayed with a group of 7 for 2 single nights with a 2 week gap, the place is great value we each paid 1500 vatu per night with the following points noted. First room/dorm had a cold shower, and was grubby throughout, the outside grounds were sweep to perfection, it is a shame they don't spend as much time in rooms as out side, the floors could do with a mop, my feet got black walking on them. The second night was a 2 bedroom apartment once again floors were horrible under foot, rubbish under beds and in rubbish bins from previous guests. Shower was broken so you had to perch it up to try and get water in your general direction, but was heated in this room. But 1500 vatu? not bad value I guess (NZ100 for 5 of us)

Room Tip: upstairs 2 bedroom apartment quite roomy.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

We stayed here for three weeks in August. Given our tight budget, we were looking for somewhere that was clean, close to town, and which allowed us to cater for ourselves.

For the first few nights of our stay, we were in one of the double rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen (2,200vt/approx $35NZ per night). While pretty basic, this was fine if you just want somewhere to sleep for a couple of nights. Bathrooms were not far from the room, and were all functioning and cleaned pretty regularly.

Because we were staying for a while, the manager upgraded us to more expensive accommodation - a three room 'apartment' with bathroom, bedroom (double bed) and living room. I would definitely recommend this option if you're planning on staying for any length of time. There was plenty of space and everything was clean and comfortable. We had the option of having our room serviced most days. In terms of sleep quality, staying anywhere in Port Vila is likely to be noisy. The Hibiscus wasn't too bad, but if you're looking to get a full 8 hour sleep each night, you'd probably prefer a resort (unless you're a very heavy sleeper).

The cooking facilities were fairly minimalist, but ok to make simple meals (e.g. pasta, steak). Don't expect a microwave or oven, but there is a gas stove top, and if you ask at reception the manager may well give you your own pots to use (as she did for us).

The motel is set over quite a large area, with a very nice garden where it was lovely to sit and enjoy a drink or have dinner. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. It was about a fifteen minute walk along the harbour to the main market in Port Vila, and buses ran past the motel all the time.

We really enjoyed our stay at the Vila Hibiscus. It's a great spot for travellers on a budget - just don't expect any frills.

Room Tip: Apartments with living room and bathroom were very good. (We were in Room 3)
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vila Hibiscus Motel

Property: Vila Hibiscus Motel
Address: Avenue du Stade | Teoma St, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Vila Hibiscus Motel Vanuatu/Port Vila

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