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Mangoes Resort
Ranked #14 of 47 Hotels in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
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“Will happily return”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Our recent stay at Mangoes was in a Lagoon View room, which I'd highly recommend for having a bit more outdoor privacy. The resort in general is just lovely, beautiful rooms, excellent restaurant, friendly & helpful staff, well located, there's really only good things I can say about it. But I'm really glad we had a lagoon view because we had two days of solid rain during our stay in Port Vila, & if we hadn't been able to sit outside in the privacy of our own covered balcony, it would have driven us nuts. The rooms were 'romantically' lit, i.e. not overly bright, so it was much nicer to be outside reading & enjoying the view.

I great appreciated Roz's information about malaria risk in Vila, which saved us an expensive visit to the travel doctor. Having the daily access to the tour organiser was really helpful, even though we only did one tour, she was more than happy to help with general advice & information.

We never noticed any roosters, so slept very well on their very large & comfortable beds. The swimming pools aren't huge, but given we always had them to ourselves, there was plenty of room, & they were cleaned & 'flowered' daily. The restaurant was excellent, lots of options for breakfast & the two nights we ate there the dinners were delicious. Whilst a room safe would have been nice, the lockable cupboard did the job, we never had any security concerns anyway, in Mangoes or in Vila in general. We'll definitely stay at Mangoes again if we return to Vila.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

My wife and I stayed at Mangoes for our 25th anniversary. We stayed in a garden view bungalow which was just perfect for the two of us. The staff here are amazing. They never stop smiling, are courteous and very helpful. The food in the resturant was varied and excellant and the drink prices were more than reasonable (especially at happy hour). It is a great location from which to access all the various tours and attractions in and around Port Vila. A 15 minute walk (mostly down hill) sees you in the middle of Port Villa and you can walk back or get a taxi back up the hill for about $3.50 (Aus). Port Vila was a very enjoyable and relaxing experience and Mangoes certainly enhanced the experiance for us.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

My wife and I spent 7 fabulous nights at the Mangoes resort from the 11th to the 18th November in a garden view apartment which was just superb. We chose Mangoes firstly because it was a children free resort and close to Port Villa with great reviews on trip adviser which allowed us to walk to town when we wanted to, certainly a 20 minute walk not 10 as previously stated by some reviews (we walk everyday at home) Everything about this resort is just so amazing, quiet, lovely surroundings, great pools and beautiful gardens and meticulously clean. Now for the fantastic food, what can I say it was out of this world, from breakfast, lunch and dinner it was mouth watering and delicious with a special every night at dinner. The service was excellent, very friendly staff thanks to Nick, Willy in the dining room and Joanna in the front office, all the staff greeted you with a smile and a hello when ever you passed them. My wife and I wouldn't hesitate to stay at Mangoes again as we has a very very relaxing stay and holiday, it was one of our most enjoyable breaks. So thank you to the management and to all the staff that made our time at Mangoes a very memorable one.

Room Tip: Garden view apartment outstanding accommodation
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hazelwood North, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

My husband and I stayed for 7 nights at Mangoes in a Garden room and we loved it. The gardens were gorgeous and our room was lovely - a good size, clean and modern. Yes there are the roosters early in the morning but you get used to them and otherwise we found it quiet and peaceful. Our room had air con but we never used it. The windows and fans cooled the room well. I want to know where they got there ceiling fans as they were the quietest I've ever come across. The view from the lagoon view rooms would be lovely but I wouldn't bother with a private pool room as there are three to choose from anyway and we never had to share. The staff are very helpful and friendly. We had breakfast in the restaurant everyday and found the light breakfast included was tasty and more than sufficient. We also used the restaurant for lunch and dinner several times too and found it very good (separate review). The walk to town is only 10mins or so and is quite interesting though I didn't find it as rugged as some other reviews had suggested. There are always plenty of buses and taxis going past the resort too. We also took advantage of the in house massage which was excellent, prompt and very reasonable priced. You can walk down to the Holiday Inn on the Lagoon on quite a good track and use their pool and facilities for a fee. We went down and checked it out but didn't think much of the beach there though so went to Erakor Island instead.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victoria
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 7 nights for our honeymoon and was absolutely perfect! EVERYONE was so well mannered, friendly and extremely helpful. Our garden view room was cleaned and serviced each day and even beautifully decorated with fresh flowers daily! The pool was very clean. Garden looks fantastic!! We were very well looked after and felt very welcomed. Meals in the restaurant were magnificent...even the cocktails! Planning on coming back to Vanuatu and will be staying here once again :)

Room Tip: Garden view rooms are great!
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

We had a fantastic relaxing stay

Thank you to Dave & Roz plus the boys & girls in the restaurant
Lovely location nice & calm plenty of swimming pools plus nice palm trees
Easy to walk to the beach or 10 mins to town
If you wanted to book a trip you can at reception every morning
Great place to stay plenty of taxis or buses
Just stay relax enjoy a drink at the bar or have a very nice meal in the restaurant
See you next time we come over

Room Tip: Any room they have 3 swimming pools
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Tim and Judi had the best tropical holiday,at the Mangoes Resort. The people,so helpful,friendly,funny,and caring..We had a pool near our villa,and swam everyday. The weather was fantastic ,no rain,and the temp was late 20s early 30s. most of the time. 10 Magical days in Vanuatu,,thank you,,you served us well. Hope to return one day..Cheerz.

Room Tip: Management do a fantastic job..
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mangoes Resort
Address: Captain Cook Avenue and Rue de Wales, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Port Vila
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#11 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
#16 Family Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mangoes Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set high atop a cliff overlooking Erakor Lagoon on Port Vila, imagine that perfect intimate holiday, away from not just your own, but everyone's children. Mangoes Resort is that peaceful tropical escape for couples where you can relax and enjoy your Vanuatu experience. It is located close to the shops, restaurants, bars,of the capital of Port Vila, yet offers a peaceful retreat from the outside world. ... more   less 
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