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Condo/Apartment -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Port Vila, Efate

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shannean8...
Brisbane, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Lovely views”
Reviewed 20 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Santina sunrise is absolutely beautiful and has everything you need. Beautiful out look from the deck. Will book again

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Management Response
20 Feb 2018
Thanks for your lovely teview Shannean
Hope to see you again soon
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Daniel M
1 review
“Perfect, 5 star self contained accomodation”
Reviewed 5 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

This stunning three bed room apartment is located in Port Villa, Vanuatu and really is paradise on earth. The owner Marge is a delight to deal with and will go to the earths end to ensure you have everything you need. Three large rooms, spacious luxurious living areas, fully equipped kitchen (I mean even more that our kitchen at home), TVs in every room with a full home cinema in the lounge room! The apartment complex only has three units in it (each on it's on floor) and has it's own pool for your enjoyment. The staff attached to the house are attentive but aren't there all the time which is perfect for those who like to enjoy their downtime in peace. The apartment sits on Elluk Plateau which sits above Port Villa with sweeping ocean views - the centre of Port Villa is only 5 minutes bus ride away and once you have your driver's phone number they will come within 30 minutes of calling to take you were ever you need to go, grocery shopping, dinner, bars, site seeing - anything you want. If you want a 5 star holiday without the 5 star price tag then Santina Apartments is definitely the way to go!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Jul 2017
Thank you Daniel for your great review. We love this place too.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again another time soon. Vanuatu is a little piece of heaven and it's hard to stay away from its charms too long!
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Oct 2016
Thank you for your kind review. We have to agree , its very comfortable, cool and just gorgeous with that view!
Look forward to your next stay again soon!
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Reviewed 27 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

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Liked best: Fantastic views, pool and gentle cooling breezes
Liked least: that we had to leave !!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
27 Jan 2016
Thank you Rod for your thoughts. We looked around for 10 years before we bought here for all the same reasons you mentioned, view, coolness/ breeze, size of unit and closeness to town- a winning combo we thought! Glad you think so too!
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JoshandSa...
Glass House Mountains, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Amazing”
Reviewed 7 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We stayed at this property from the 20th December to 4th January with my partner and kids (6&8 years old). It is a beautifully positioned house is high on the hill over looking Erakor lagoon/village and most of Port Vila.

Marg and Martin went out there way to ensure we had everything we needed and more as well as offered a lot of great local tips. Their efforts to resolve any minor issues we encountered was commendable. Everything from booking to arrival to departing went smooth and trouble free.
A big thanks also to Linda and Erin for their help.

We honestly could not fault it. The breeze was constant meaning our use of the AC was not needed due to the massive by fold doors and louvers through out.
A large back deck that opens straight on to the fenced pool meant we could easily relax while also keeping an eye on the kids in the pool. Also great for an afternoon BBQ and THE BEST position to welcome in the New Year with amazing views of the fire works from surrounding resorts and locals!

The view is AMAZING!! Sun rises straight across the lagoon with a truly tropical setting of crystal clear waters, amazing reef and local villages.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the 3 bathrooms comes in handy with a family!
Kitchen was large and had everything we could have possibly wanted. Make the most of the local markets and fresh bread and cook up a storm!
I loved the coffee machine and my morning ritual of fresh coffee and hot chocolates on the deck.
The pool was always a perfect temperature and the supplied pool toys were a hit with the kids.
Make sure you take full advantage of the local phone provided. 2000vatu credit lasted us 15 days! It is very handy to text or call the bus saving you exaggerated prices. Just be mindful to book your pick ups and drop offs for at least half an hr before you actually want to leave as all drivers are on local time and are also busy with their usual work, especially on cruise ship days.

We used the house keeper Erin 3 times during our stay and she is always friendly, approachable and does a great job. She needs the money so never feel bad about getting her in for the day.
She also done a little cooking for us on request which meant we came home not having to worry about preparing our dinner!
We also had no worries leaving our 2 children with her and her Mother Lessie for the day while I went fishing and my wife got massages and done some shopping. We paid 2000vatu for this and our kids had a great day learning about local customs.

Santina is just close enough to the city for supplies and day trips but also just far enough away to avoid to noise and humidity. The best and cheapest way to get around is by Bus. We Used a local bus driver named Mr John. He would pick us up and drop us off any time we needed it, any where on the island, for very reasonable rates. He also speaks good English and very helpful with any information or day trip locations. A full day trip with John only cost around $150 for as many people as you like and he will give you the true local experience. Just ask and he will do anything to help out.
Taxis cost around 1000vatu from the city to your door though we didn't need to use one. Always negotiate the trip price BEFORE getting a lift as some drivers are from outer islands and will charge you as much as they can. From our experience you should not pay more than 2000vatu to get any where on the island.

Our family thoroughly enjoyed Santina and all its features and would not hesitate staying here again or recommending it to any one. It is not 5 star, nothing in Vanuatu really is, but it has absolutely everything you could want for a relaxing stay. It has a great homely feel that makes you feel at ease as soon as you arrive.

Thank you Marg and Martin once again for an awesome stay.

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Liked best: How organised and self sufficient the accomodation is
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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 your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
8 Jan 2016
Thanks Josh for your lovely review. For your next stay we will have a pizza oven, clear bottom kayak and a floating 2m x7m aquapad that the whole family can float on in the lagoon and even picnic on with the supplied picnic equipment and a blackjack-roulette table for those days you just want to spend indoors.
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