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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We were very suprised by the quality of this property. We weren't expecting much from a Holiday Inn but were very pleasantly suprised by the service, room comfort and, mostly, the food. Great a la carte menu and extensive buffet breakfast - everything you could want. As we were transiting through to/from Tanna we didn't get to try the other...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Max G Thank you for your review. A good tip regarding times if you are looking for a quieter time. Trust the trip lived upto the expectation some of the photos that guests share with us of the Volcano are simply amazing. Another one of the unique experiences here in Vanuatu which you can do in a day...

Sydney
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We booked this holiday based on the advice of our travel agent. Having 3 children 6 and under, we were after somewhere with a good kids club and generally an easy holiday. Unfortunately we have been underwhelmed with the child minding in general in the resort. The kids club has very basic activities and the staff are not that good...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Sandra B Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that the kids didn't enjoy the Kids Club as the feedback we normally get about the team is usually very positive. The first three hours of babysitting is 3,000vatu then 500vatu for every hour after and we ensure that all the babysitters have first aid trained...

Taupo
Reviewed 16 September 2013

This is a great little resort with all that you need to enjoy your stay in Port Vila. Close to the town centre and waterfront/market area and less NZ$2 to grab a bus. Pools are nice, and the adults pool was a peaceful haven - although we spent most of our time either kayaking or swimming in the lagoon. Rooms...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Morning KylieHTaupo Thank you for your 'Fab' review. Being close to town whilst still on a tida lagoon makes us a very easy base to get out and explore some of the fantastic experiences in Vanuatu or just sit back and relax. Hope to welcome you back to Vanuatu very soon. Tankiu tumas Thomas Tait General Manager Holiday Inn...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 September 2013

This is a great hotel and was a fantastic base for our holiday in Vanuatu. The décor may be a little tired in places, but our room was VERY comfortable, the staff were very friendly and really helpful, the location is stunning, and the food was superb. We especially enjoyed relaxing in the lobby bar enjoying some of their signature...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Morning ThatKiwiCouple Thank you for your "Great' review. One of the big differences in Vanuatu as a holiday destination is that the ability to get out and about have some very unique experiences and not travel far to have them. The tidal Lagoon makes the activities available all day in a very safe environment and helps to work of...

Troy, Michigan
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Great Holiday Inn. The rooms were of international standards. The grounds had the feel that you were in Vanuatu. I really enjoyed this hotel. I loved the open air lobby. The only thing I can say was I don't think they were expected me. when I got there. I had rented a car got there well before the rest of...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Morning jeffbI88 Thank you for your 'Great' review. We recognise that it's important to ensure that our guests get the feel of Vanuatu whilst still getting the creature comforts that a global brand brings. Sorry to hear that your arrival experience was not to our usual standard and sounds like we need to be very mindful that not everyone...

Rowville, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Stayed here the first week of September 2013 with a group of 40 from Melbourne and was pleasantly surprised by the improvements since my last visit in 2005. The staff were always courteous and willing to help with nothing being too much trouble but i must say that the breakfast menu was not as extensive as the last time i...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Morning David P Thank you for the review . The mattresses are a brand standard for Holiday Inn Resorts so you will find the same great sleep in anyone of the 48 we have globally. We of the main exports we have in Vanuatu is beef and as the locals say the biggest stress that the cattle have here...

Southland
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Honestly, what I have said in the title is the best recommendation I can make. Firstly, you have to remember this is Vanuatu, secondly, this is not the same as Holiday Inn in other countries and the premises is pretty tired looking BUT, the staff are very friendly and will try and accommodate your needs. We were not that impressed...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Morning NZTraveller20 Thank you for your review. Some of the dining options around Efate certainly add a little something to the experience of Vanuatu with Restaurants that have been in place since before Vanuatu gained independence in 1980 including one that hasn't changed it's french based menu for 30+ years!. Sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We spent a week at the resort on a mother and daughter trip. We had a problem with the bathroom in our room but it was dealt with promptly and professionally by Kimberly who is an absolute asset to the company. All the staff are lovely, the food was great ( particularly breakfast!) and we had a very relaxing break!...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Morning happyholidays918 Thank you for your 'excellent' review. Evergreen tours is owned and operated by Ni-Vanuatu providing not only airport transfers but also some great tours around Efate. Sorry to hear that you had a problem during your stay and thank you for letting us know during the stay. Look forward to welcoming you back to Vanuatu in the...

Wagga Wagga, Australia
Reviewed 5 September 2013

My partner and I were recently married at the Holiday Inn Resort, Port Vila. We could not recommend the Resort in a high enough manner. We had 60 guests also stay at the Resort without a single complaint. The staff were excellent from the moment we arrived until we hopped in the bus to return to the airport. The food...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Morning JessicaB Thank you for sharing such a special occasion with us! I know Janelle will be just a little red faced when I share your fantastic feedback with her and the rest of the team. We look forward to welcoming you all back for another celebration. Tankiu tumas Thomas Tait General Manager Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu

Ipswich, Australia
Reviewed 4 September 2013

this accommodation was 4 star, but to get to town you had to catch a taxi and this worked out quit expensive in the long run. All restaurants were in town except for eating in hotel. This hotel had a golf course attached to it, but did not see anyone playing. The pool was great for kids and happy hour...

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Thomas T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review

Good Morning jillybean Thank you for your review. The close proximity of the resort to the town centre certainly makes it easy to take advantage of the many good restaurants around town. With 10 Cabana's along the edge of the Lagoon there is always somewhere that you can find a quiet space to get that all important Holiday nap in....

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Overlooking the serene waters of the Erakor Lagoon, Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu is set in vibrant natural surroundings. Meaning “the land that always existed”, Vanuatu is a holiday destination made up of 83 tropical islands located northeast of New Caledonia. Immersed in cultural richness and native splendour, the islands hold crystal blue beaches, coral reefs, hot springs, exotic rainforests, and stunning waterfalls that are some of the most beautiful in the world. The Vanuatu hotel’s Erakor Ballroom and Valea meeting space provides exceptional indoor and outdoor meeting facilities, and the accommodation resort also features a unique Namele Day Spa, two luxurious outdoor holiday swimming pools, and the newly refurbished Palms Casino. The views from the rooms include lush gardens, blue lagoons, and a golf course. The hotel boasts 5 dining areas. Breakfast, buffet and à la carte dinners are served daily. There is an extensive wine list from New Zealand, Australia and France. Get to experience the perfect Vanuatu holiday with island lifestyle at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu

Address: Tassiriki Park, PO Box 215, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu (Formerly Palms Resort and Casino Vanuatu)
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: ₹ 11,845 - ₹ 13,615 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu 4*
Number of rooms: 148
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Hotel Port Vila
Port Vila Le Meridien
Le Meridien Vanuatu
Le Meridian Vanuatu
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Port Vila
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Port Vila
#6 Spa Hotel in Port Vila
#8 Luxury Hotel in Port Vila
#8 Family Hotel in Port Vila
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
#12 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
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“Beach view room”
 of 5 bubbles zoeaparkinson, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There is no elevator to the upper floor of the main building, so request a ground floor room if stairs are a problem.”
 of 5 bubbles evelynw356, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“bay view rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles , 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“No noisy lifts to worry about here. A very quiet hotel whether you have lagoon views or garden views.”
 of 5 bubbles julianne673, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lagoon view room on third floor was beautiful and I preferred it over garden view room I stayed in last time.”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
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