We stayed at the Sportsmen's for just under a month. It's by far the best "value for money" accommodation in Port Vila and perfect for short or long stays, accommodating everyone from the single traveler to couples, backpackers and families. The rooms are simple but everything is spotless and cleaned daily. One of the unique features of this hotel which sets it apart from all others is that they wash and iron your clothes every day free of charge. The clean clothes are neatly folded and always waiting for you when you return to your room.
It's location is perfect right up on the hill across the road from Parliament House. Because of this there is always a cool breeze and one can sit in Emily's 24hr cafe attached to the hotel enjoying a great meal in comfort and with access to the fastest wifi in town. It's location is just a few minutes walk from the centre of town, local markets, the local hospital, supermarkets and right next door to the National Museum and Library as well as rental car agencies such as Hertz, Budget and Avis. It's a short bus ride to everywhere and anywhere in Port Vila and a great base to explore the surrounding beaches and islands.
Bob, the owner, personally introduced himself to us on our first day, as he does to all his customers, and immediately made us feel at home. He went out of his way to make sure that we were comfortable during our entire stay. He is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to "what to do" and "what not to do" in Port Vila. His years of experience as a resident expat has rendered him an expert on how things work (or don't work) in Vanuatu. Our stay in Port Vila was made more enjoyable because of Bob's knowledge and advice. Thanks Bob !
If you are in Port Vila, passing through or staying a while, book yourself into the Sportmen's hotel, have a meal at Emily's cafe and save yourself a lot of money. You will then realise that what you have saved on accommodation can be spent on shopping, holiday activities and exploring the beautiful islands of Vanuatu.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The lovely staff here at the Sportsmens Hotel will make you at home right away. All rooms are cleaned daily. Convenience is our specialty, we are close to town, the National Museum, Our very own 24/7 Emily's Takeaway, and a great bar to relax and dance at with live music. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Sportsmens Hotel Vanuatu/Port Vila