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Tradewinds Villas
Ranked #34 of 47 Hotels in Port Vila
Reviewed 11 December 2013

I stayed at Tradewinds in November 2013. It is quiet, clean and well positioned among the locals so not isolated by itself although quite close to other resorts if you want to eat out. The units are self contained with Air Con and the swimming pool is clean and lovely. Valerie is a good attentive host and up on all the tourist attractions plus a lot more information about Vanuatu in general. You can just go out the gate and be among the locals and see them about their daily activities without being nosey. Tradewinds is a more than a sterile western resort - it blends well into being a cultural experience and the town is only about 15 mins down hill.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Valerie T, Manager at Tradewinds Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

Hi geriontheloose,

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time in Vanuatu and the cultural experience that is so much a part of our everyday life.
Kind regards
Valerie

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Reviewed 1 October 2013

My wife and I stayed here in a studio bungalow for 9 nights in July and our host Valerie was a fantastic host and a wealth of knowledge. The bungalow was very well laid out and very comfortable and well equipped for self catering, with very friendly staff.Location was great just a ten minute walk from Port Vila town center and local supermarket, and it also gives you a good insight as to how the friendly local people live.

Brian and Kathleen
Northern Ireland

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Valerie T, Manager at Tradewinds Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2013

Hi Brian,
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us at Tradewinds. It was a pleasure to have you and we are pleased that you both enjoyed your time here in Vanuatu
Would love to see you if you are ever in this part of the world again.
Kind regards
Valerie

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

I spent just one night at Tradewinds on a brief stopover before flying to Tanna. Valerie was incredibly helpful, especially as we arrived very late due to a delayed flight. As we sorted our stuff out she called the local restaurant to make sure we could still get dinner and then got the security guard to take us up there. We had arrived in darkness so hadn't a clue where we were! The next day we had chance to take in our surroundings and were pleased it was in a nice area and not far to the centre. We liked the fact that you get to see something of the local life just by wandering down the road. Our room was immaculate and had basic provisions (tea/coffee/milk/sugar) so we could make a drink before setting off and didn't have to worry about buying these things just for one night's stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Valerie T, Owner at Tradewinds Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2013

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. As we all understand how tiring and frustrating travelling can be, we try to provide extra care for our guests so that they can begin to relax as soon as possible.
We trust that you had a pleasant trip back to the UK and France and would be happy to have you stay with us again next time that you visit Vanuatu.
Kind regards
Valerie

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights and found it to be comfortable and friendly.I found Valerie to be really helpful for me as a solo visitor,giving me lots of tips to make my explorations easier.The accommodation is self contained and separate from other bungalows,with TV and air con-essential even in "winter."The position is good,being within walking distance of town(as long as you are reasonably fit),but especially in that you are surrounded by the suburbs,and not a sterile western resort.My first evening I came across an outdoor church service,where I stayed to listen and was welcomed by the people and entranced by the childrens choir.I am so glad i stayed here,that experience made it memorable.

Room Tip: bungalows individually situated and not too close together.I found no.9 to be good.A bit noisy if yo...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Valerie T, Owner at Tradewinds Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2013

Thank you for your review Jill. We are pleased that you were able to meet the local people and spend some time with them.
They are all very friendly and only to happy to welcome strangers into their midst.
We wish you happy travels in your next adventure
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Valerie

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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Valerie was a great host and shared many things about Vanuatu. She even took us the supermarket on the first day and told us how to get home.
The outlook was superb. The staff were lovely and accommodating. We were given fresh bananas and a coconut. They met us one night we walked home.
The rooms were comfortable. The beds were great. All the items in the kitchen were available once Valerie got come microwave safe dishes. An inventory had recently been done and they must have gone missing after that. It was good to have the washing line. the loungers by the pool were comfortable.The gas hot water was a challenge and hard to mix. As electricity is expensive the lighting was dim which was a challenge for my elderly father. The television could have been clearer and more channels would have been helpful for the wet days. The information book in the room needed some updating.
Overall a pleasant stay. Thank you.

Room Tip: One overlooking the lagoon
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Valerie T, Manager at Tradewinds Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2013

Thank you for your review Julie. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the fresh produce straight from our gardens.

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Reviewed 21 July 2013

I stayed at tradewinds for 4 weeks during June/July 2013 with a group of friends. I stayed in yhe large self-contained 3 bedroom house with 2 bathrooms, a generous sized living area and great outdoor area overlooking the Erakor lagoon. There is a TV with Australian TV channels and a DVD player in the living area. Tradewinds is a short 2 min walk from the hospital, 15min walk into town and buses pass by regularly. The resort is quiet and great if you're looking to avoid the crowds. Valerie's support and service to us over the month was better than anything I have ever experienced. She was always happy to answer questions and organise tours for us, and we often came home to fresh coconuts or bananas on our doorstep. The rooms are serviced 3 times a week, to an excellent standard of cleanliness and the grounds are kept spotless by the friendly gardener. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable stay at an affordable price.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Valerie T, Manager at Tradewinds Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2013

Thank you for your review Jess. It was great to have your group stay with us and I'm pleased that you enjoyed your time here. We are always happy to help out where we can and I'm glad that you were able to sample some of the fruit from our gardens.

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Reviewed 21 July 2013

I stayed in a studio bungalow for 1 month. This was the best find for value for a safe one person self-contained accommodation close to the hospital (just a few hundred metres walk across the road and through the village) and a convenient and safe walking distance to town. The studio could accommodate up to 2 people. Valerie went out of her way to make me feel at home, even driving guests once to town, providing maps and tips about the local area, organising tours and activities for guests. The gardener would put coconuts and bananas from the garden on the table for the guests. Electricity never went out, the gas stove worked well and water pressure was decent. There was one free load of washing each week. This was not a luxury 5 star accommodation room but very suitable if you are looking for a comfortable home while working in Port Vila. The only critiques I had was that the shower head was cracked, the shower head holder would come apart and the toilet would clog up at times but these were not big problems. It was a great place to call home for 1 month and Valerie and the staff were very accommodating. Would definitely recommend for future guests.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Valerie T, Manager at Tradewinds Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2013

Hi Sandy, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you and I'm glad that you enjoyed the little extras from our gardens. Thank you for your critique also - it has been rectified.

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Additional Information about Tradewinds Villas

Address: Captain Cook Avenue, Port Vila, Efate 00000, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range: £49 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tradewinds Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Serviced Air-conditioned Studio Bungalows Serviced 3 Bedroom Townhouse Serviced 2 Bedroom Apartment Experience the relaxed comfort of home while exploring the unique culture and beautiful lifestyle of Vanuatu. Overlooking the serene waters of Erakor Lagoon, Tradewinds Resort offers self-contained bungalows in the peace and quiet of the 'suburbs'. A 10 min walk will take you to the fresh fruit and vegetable markets in town, or a short stroll to the local restaurants when you feel like dining out. The air-conditioned bungalows also have ceiling fans and can be configured as twin share or double. The kitchenette is equipped with microwave, jug, toaster, and full-size refrigerator and includes crockery and cutlery and cooking utensils. For the family or small groups, the 3 bedroom Townhouse or 2 bedroom apartment overlooking Erakor Lagoon would be a great base for your Vanuatu adventure. ... more   less 
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