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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Basic room, close to town. Continental breakfast included which was good. Lovely staff at check in. Octopus pasta at the Italian restaurant was delicious. Stayed 2 nights. Toilet kept running all night but otherwise ok room just to sleep. Buses are 150VT and there are plenty.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Tanya D
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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Our location is indeed close to town and very suitable for guests who want to do some shopping to bring home some souvenirs!
We have a variety of local delicious fruits included in our breakfast buffet and thank you for trying out our new Italian restaurant! we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Perfect for a school service trip. Rooms clean, comfortable and large. We were very busy so didn’t spend much time during day but was perfect to come back to. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfasts were buffet style, filter coffee was nice and strong. Warmed croissant with butter and jam were delicious.

Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for booking your stay with The Melanesian and we are happy that you are satisfied with your stay!

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Stayed in several places during the course of our trip, and The Melanesian is a good mid-range option for Port Vila. It's just slightly out of the main center of town (about a 10-15 min walk downhill). Rooms are well equipped with the basics, small minibar, light toiletries, small safe, but don't expect much beyond that.

Based on other reviewers I had been concerned about the beds, and they were firm, but nothing out of the ordinary in my experience. The central pool area was quiet the whole time we were there, and even with the evening activities things had wound down by around 9 pm so noise probably wouldn't interfere with any early-to-bed types.

Inclusive breakfast is fine (although would be an issue to those with food allergies). A few kinds of breads & bakery items, rotating selection of fruits, puffy pancakes, a couple of cereals, and juice.

Staff is friendly, and if I went back to Port Vila I'd certainly consider staying here again.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

We thank you for the positive remarks shared here and yes our location is always one of the attractions to stay with us. We look forward to see you again on your next visit!

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Resort is dated, photos are misleading. Bedding was uncomfortable. The only positives I would give are to staff who were great. Meals and drinks were good but facilities lacking. Much better options are available, with better locations.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience we may have caused during your stay and thank you adding in a positive comment regarding our staff.

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The property as such is a little old. Rooms are decent and clean. The hotel offers a free breakfast buffet which is quite limited. If you are staying for more than 3 days it gets a little monotonous.

The real challenge is the free Wi-Fi. It is painfully slow. You need to keep logging on every two hours.

Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
Thank Sanjal S
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Hiroshark, Manager at The Melanesian Port Vila, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for your comments and yes we are an old property but we always try to keep to a good standard to be able to accommodate our guests. Thank you for your feedback on our internet, we will notify our technicians and just for future bookings also take note that we have our new omelette stations during weekends and also have hot break fast available upon guests request. Thank you for your stay with us and hope to see you again!

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