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Papamoa, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We stayed for one night in between flights. The Melanesian is tucked down a drive and looks a bit dated from the outside, but the rooms are very clean and modern with all the conveniences you need. We stayed there on recommendation from one of the owners of a resort on Aore Island as she stays there every time she...

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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Kruzesales, Thank you for your wonderful comments received. Our hard working staff from the house-keeping do their best in ensuring that the rooms are well cleaned and maintain for the comfort of guests. Also to mentioned our front desk friendly staff as they strife in providing a professional service to any guest arriving or leaving the hotel. Your comments...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed for one night due to flight rescheduling as a lay over before flying home. The Melanesian is about a 10-15 min walk out of town. 1800 VT by taxi from the airport. There was a problem with our voucher at check in but this was sorted out reasonably quickly. The buildings from the outside look dated and apartment...

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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Hayley, Thank you for your positive comments. Located in a convenient location close to the National Museum, supermarket, and close to the business center makes it easy for our guest to look around. We do have our upgraded Orchid room that is newly renovated and it has given the hotel a new face uplift. Please talk to our reservation...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2014

The Melanesian is in perfect location only short walk into town. The reception was nicely furnished and the staff (especially Adam) were friendly and helpful. Wifi was also available at the reception for free. The pool and meals area was ok but in need of repair but the pool was big, with plenty of outside seating. The food at breakfast...

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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Juju2411, Thank you for your positive comments well received. The renovation in the rooms has really upgraded our image and also give more comfort to our valued guest. The pool area is still under renovations and expected to be completed by November 14. We thank you for the comment on long wait for meal, which we will forward to...

Melbourne
Reviewed 11 July 2014

As an extended family of nine we stayed here just for the day due to flight rescheduling. In spite of our short stay the staff couldn't have been more welcoming, friendly and helpful. The reception staff organised our rooms and food vouchers quickly and seemed to appreciate how tired we were after getting up at 3.30am to catch a flight...

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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Allycabally, Thank you for your wonderful comments well received. We try our best to welcome guest and ensuring that their stay with us is hospitable. Your comments will be forward to department concern for staff mention appraisal. We hope that you will visit us next time our in town.

Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Mel is a little out of town atop the hill Kummel highway.we would stroll down town,15 mins or so, but get a taxi back. No bad stuff about this place.well presented grounds,nice pool/ bar.good brekkie in open area.rooms are clean and fresh,serviced daily.super friendly and accommodating staff. Excellent free dance shows poolside,book early. Gambling on site if you wish. Port...

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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear John Thank you for your positive comments well received. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our house-keeping staff maintain the cleanliness of the rooms and restaurant staff always welcoming guest to the hotel. Your comments will be forward to department concern for staff appraisals. We look forward to receiving you at the hotel...

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 2014

My spouse and I stayed at ‘The Melanesian’ for a one week holiday to Port Vila in Dec 13. Before leaving, we read the reviews posted on Trip Adviser which happily proved to be correct. 'The Melanesian’ is a great ‘character’ hotel providing something close to an authentic experience of Vanuatu culture- to help there is cultural entertainment on Sunday,...

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Hiroshark, Front Office Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear John O, Your comments well received by the hotel. We are definitely located in a convenient location, close to town and supermarkets - ABM Nambatu and Leader Price. The maids take extra care in maintaining all rooms to the comfort of guests as well as the restaurant staff who attend to guest effectively. Your comments will be forwarded to...

Auckland
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I stayed here for a week on a business trip. The entrance to the hotel doesn't promise much, but the rooms were surprisingly modern. Didn't try the pool but the food was quite good. If its a lousy day the wind and rain tend to blow through the outdoor restaurant, as there is no sheltered area other than overhead thatching....

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Hiroshark, Front Office Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Dear Ian G, We are definitely located close to the heart of town and close to two supermarkets. We are currently reviewing and upgrade our cuisine which should give more options to our guest in their choice of food. Please ask our friendly staff for any specials of the day that our chef can offer. Thank you very much for...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 May 2014

This was our second visit to the Melenesian and this time we brought the rest of the family. We stayed for twelve days and loved every minute of it. We had a two bedroom appartment that had just been updated and it was very modern and beautifully done. Staff are so welcoming, friendly and cant do enough for you. Lovely...

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Hiroshark, Front Office Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that we were part of making your family holiday wonderful. Our breakfast staff (Lucy) is one of our skilled staff providing a professional service to our guests. BBQ nights have live cultural entertainment from unique cultures of Vanuatu. With the renovated rooms, this have given comfort to our guest. We thank you for the feedback...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 24 April 2014

The Melanesian is a great place to stay in if you are going to spend any time in Port Vila.The Hotel is only a five miniute walk from the main street in town and a 10 miniute mini bus ride from the air-port.The rooms were great ,Pay a little bit extra and ask for one of the hibiscus studios. These...

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Hiroshark, Front Office Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

We are definitely situated in a convenient location and walking distances to town or supermarkets. With the room just renovated, it has uplifted our images in the rooms and more comfort to our guests. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your next visit to the Melanesian Hotel.

Hoi An, Vietnam
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Arrived at this property expecting a 3 star property. The entrance does not reflect the quality of the resort, it is far better. Staff were always friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. Rooms appear to have been recently renovated and were quite spacious. Had not expected breakfast to be included, so the provision of a continental...

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Hiroshark, Front Office Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments and feedback well received. We are located in a convienient location with a bus stop at the entrance. Our friendly staff are always helpful with assisting guest for transportation. Your comments will be forwarded to departments concern for staff appraisals. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only 10min walk from the heart of Port Vila town. Reasonable rates with quiet and comfortable atmosphere. A welcoming smile, friendly hospitality and good service are part of the culture at The Melanesian. Offering a number of guest room styles which satisfies everyone's needs. Our culture entertainment night with "All You Can Eat BBQ" at our Oasis Pool side is must see! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Melanesian Port Vila

Address: P.O. Box 810, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: ₹ 4,867 - ₹ 11,477 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Melanesian Port Vila 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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