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“The true beauty of Vanuatu”
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Fully fenced infinity swimming pool
Hammocks, what else do you need on holiday
Entertainers Dream
Large dining/living areas
The perfect spot to wind down
Birds eye view of the house
Actual sunset
Relax
The perfect sunsets
relax
6m high ceiling
plenty of places to chill
large dining/living areas
master bedroom
Large breezeways
Master bedroom
Master bathroom
Monsoon shower
two person outdoor bath
swimming rockpools
Guest wing
Entrance Hallway
large 5th bedroom with 2 queen beds
large 5th bedroom with 2 queen beds
The perfect evening drink spot
Hammocks in the trees
perfect for dining
sheltered swimming
large grounds
Our snorkelling reefs are sensational
Large second bathroom
Set up for one of our wonderful weddings
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Port Vila, Efate

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Peta T
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The true beauty of Vanuatu”
Reviewed 27 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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The reef house is a favorite of ours. As residents of Port Vila this is a fabulous get away from the traffic of Port Vila.

This trip we took our visiting family. As first time visitors to Vanuatu they were delighted to see the beauty of the environment with a magnificent indoor/ outdoor living environment. The design of the building allowed space and quiet time to relax and enjoy family. The pool and ocean frontage provide space to play and the indoor/ outdoor showers allowed us to connect to nature.

Staff were amazing and loved the interaction of my nephew. Making my family feel at home as well as enjoy what Vanuatu is famous for. Smiles, laughter and glowing happiness.

The reef house provides everything you need for a relaxing break or holiday. you will have no regrets booking the reef house!

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Liked best: the beautiful design and function of the property
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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flyingkiw...
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Absolutely fabulous ”
Reviewed 21 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

I stayed at The Reef House with my parents and family it was truly outstanding with amazing views. The house staff were efficient and effective.

I will be highly recommending The Reef House to all of my friends and relatives to come back and stay here as you can sit back relax and watch time pass, perfection.

Thank you again for the awesome stay.

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Management Response
23 Oct 2016
Thank you for the nice review, very kind of you. We like to run a low key bit of tropical luxury and pleased you found everything to your liking.

See you back again next year

Glen
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travelnut...
Sydney
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Will definitely be returning”
Reviewed 18 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

I really have nothing bad to say about our stay at the Reef House, but I don't want to write too good a review or I'll never be able to get a booking again!

From our (very late due to car rental issues) arrival the caretaker John was fantastically helpful - about the house and things to do and places to eat. The house girls Wendy and Anna were efficient and unobtrusive and Wendy went out of her way organising a visit to the local prawn farm to buy prawns and taking us to a local school for a visit.

The house itself is amazing, it is so nice to be so close to outside all the time. The kitchen is well equipped, with everything you could need to prepare simple meals. There's plenty of space for everyone to relax and read or watch TV together or apart. The hammock was the favourite place for most of the kids (and the adults when they could get near it). I still dream of sitting watching the colours of the sunset with a cocktail in hand.

We had 6 kids ranging from 1-8, and they thought it was the best place ever. Swimming whenever they wanted and plenty of room to run around and play - especially out of sight of the adults.

There is a very small strip of sand that you could lie on, but the beach is mainly coral, so definitely need reef shoes (there are lots at the house but mainly adult sizes, as well as snorkelling gear).

We hired a minivan for our group of 10, and I probably wouldn't want to be without a car. The local buses pass regularly but for things like shopping a car is essential. The road is quite bumpy as other reviewers have said, but if you're used to an Australian dirt road it is not a problem.

Just around the corner is Ripples restaurant which was amazing - our only issue was that it isn't open Mon-Wed. We rang for takeaway one night, and when our phone ran out of credit halfway through the call they made our meals anyway and were about to deliver it for us!

This was our perfect holiday and we will definitely be returning (as long as we can get a booking!)

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
19 Aug 2016
Wow, what a review. Thank you very much for such a detailed response and thank you for choosing The Reef House. One of our most heard comments is that there is plenty of space for everyone so we like to think that the large space of The Reef House means family groups or friends can unwind. We are gald to hear you are coming back and look forward to it. Wendy and Anna send a big hello bck and they miss your kids!. So in Bislama "Wan Big Fella Tank Yu Tumas" from us all here. Glen, Jayne, Anna, Tom and Wendy
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amyjvdl
Taupo, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect place to make family memories!”
Reviewed 20 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed at The Reef House with family friends. It was the perfect place for both the adults and the children. Set in an amazing setting the facilities were fantastic and the house staff were AMAZING!!! Would definetly recommend as a fantastic holiday destination for all the family.

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Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
19 Aug 2016
Thanks for the wonderful review. You were great to have stay and the girls said you got out and about and explored a lot of Vanuatu. We hope to see you back again! Luk im Yu from Glen, Jayne, Anna, Tom and Wendy
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Sarah V
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Our Vanuatu Holiday”
Reviewed 20 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We have just returned from a fabulous week at the reef house.
We were a group of 6 adults & 6 children & the house accommodated us easily without us feeling "on top" of each other.
The kids had plenty of room to play & they loved the pool & exploring the rock pools.
The snorkelling off the beach below the house was fantastic.

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Angela P
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Luxury Relaxation ”
Reviewed 20 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

What an amazing location for a holiday. The house exceeded our expectations offering open plan living giving a sense of space as well as room for privacy. We were a group of 12 including 6 children. Each and every one of us are taking away lifelong memories.. fun in the pool, exploring the beautiful coral reef right from the house and settling by the firepit at night with a drink. The house staff were very courteous and helpful in every way. Glen, the owner, bent over backwards ensuring our satisfaction. We have no hesitation in highly recommending and look forward to our next visit.

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Scott C
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect”
Reviewed 14 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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person found this review helpful

We were married at The Reef House in 2013 and count it as our special place. We have since returned to stay recently and it was again an amazing time. The house is simple but extraordinary and lacks nothing. The staff that look after the property and the house are awesome and extremely welcoming and happy. Theres so much to do or absolutely nothing to do but relax and enjoy. With the addition of the fire pit over looking the shelly beach and water it makes it all that more awesome to sit, relax and just appreciate those special moments. Thank you Glen and the lovely staff that made our time as special as it can be.

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Liked best: Reminiscing
Liked least: A day of rain
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Jul 2016
Hi Scott and Bec, was so wonderful to have you come back and stay with us. The firepit was a recent addition to watch the sunsets and a hope skip and jump to the swimming holes and is one of our favourite places. We are glad you like the simplicity of The Reef House, as a past reviewer commented it's a living piece of art and if you come to just relax and unwind, we promise you will enjoy it. Many happy returns on your anniversary and please come back and visit us.

Glen, Wendy, Anna, Tom and John.
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