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Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu

Tassiriki Park, Port Vila, Efate Vanuatu
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#21 of 51 hotels in Port Vila
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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.
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Free parking
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Bar / lounge
Casino and Gambling
Adult pool
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Poolside bar
Golf course
Tennis court
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Kids club
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Banquet room
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Bradley B wrote a review Jan. 2021
Newcastle, Australia111 contributions38 helpful votes
Stayed here for our honeymoon and it was beautiful. We stayed in am Overwater villa, incredible location, beautiful resort on this part of the island. Highly recommended, would stay here again. Food and drinks can be pricey however this is really to be expected at a resort.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Kerrie P wrote a review Dec. 2020
canberra5 contributions8 helpful votes
We have traveled to Vanuatu 16 times over the past 12 years. We have stayed most of those times at the Holiday inn. William always greets us and the staff all recognise us when we arrive. Yes the staff are probably told to smile at everyone and be really nice , however, it does not matter what part of Vanuatu you visit ,you will be greeted with wide smiles and happy faces. There are few places in the world where it's possable to see untouched nature at its best. The Vanuatu people are very proud of their country and love to show it to the tourists. The only sad things l have seen in Vanuatu are tourists being rude to locals, this is very sad to see. On our first visit to the Holiday inn, 12 years ago, my boys met a local boy who was working at the Holiday inn and going to school, and we have kept in touch, he has even come to Australia and stayed with us. One visit he took us to the remote island of Ambrym where he is from and we stayed in his village with his family. We were made so welcome and they looked after us so well , they even built us a hut to stay inn. They took us to the top of a mountain and we were told that no white people had ever been there , the most awesome experience for my family. I can recommend the Holiday inn as probably the best place to stay in Vanuatu depending on your budget. It's close to everything as so nice to return to after a full day of waterfalls , blue Lagoons ,chocolate and coffee factories, and my favourite, hideaway island. So much to do or just relax at the resort and rest. I cant wait for covid to be over, we will be on the first plane from Australian going back to paridise. Please book a holiday and support the locals, you will love it.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: All room's have great view's
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Tom D wrote a review Mar. 2020
Greater Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Beautiful location on the bay. Recommend kayaking up the bay to Erakor Island and the other resorts for lunch and coffee, as well as sailing and happy hour by the pool. The Holiday Inns rooms and restaurant are dated but you are never really there. The hotel is expensive for what it is but this is pretty standard for Vanuatu.
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Date of stay: March 2020
sharley1912 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Quebec City, Canada82 contributions104 helpful votes
Very good Holiday Inn, probably one of the best we have been to. Excellent benefits for Spire members, upgraded either to Bungalows or Suite. The bungalow are on the other side of the lagoon, about 40sqm. Very quiet during the day, as no other guest can disturb you directly. Shuttle is very efficient to bring back and forth to the reception whenever needed. The 10 minutes walk is even better, with beautiful grounds and the magic view of the lagoon. The king suite is also very private and fairly huge, about 60 sqm with a separate living room. Also a big balcony overlooking the golf. Very quiet as well. Easy access to the golf and all facilities of the hotel. Breakfast is good, at 3000 Vatu. For the restaurant, we had dinner several times as well as room service. Every time, we have been satisfied by the quality of the food and presentation. The waiting time was always very decent. Price wise, it is very comparable to other restaurants in the city. It feels the hotel is really well managed. The hotel organize every two days a special night (fire show, local dances, movie night...) and bring excellent live bands at the bar of the reception and at the main pool on Sunday. Hotel provides lots of free activities, such as golf, tennis, kayak, catamaran, fish feeding, kava testing and yoga once a week. Lastly, the staff is absolutely lovely, smiling and kind, from the restaurant to the pool team, housekeeping, gardeners, reception and managers. Highly recommend this property.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Julie G wrote a review Feb. 2020
Tasmania, Australia200 contributions77 helpful votes
I have rated this property very good and is some aspects it is very very good but in other areas it lets itself down. But I want to be fair in my review because we had a wonderful and relaxing holiday at the Holiday Inn. Firstly the staff are terrific. I make special mention of a few....Nixon, Pool Bar, the absolutely lovely omelette/egg girl at breakfast each day and Sheiltha (prob wrong spelling) in Lobby Bar. Many others made our stay great but these 3 were special. The resort is older and is in need of some updating but I can see there is always work going on....the new deck by the pool. Our Lagoon view room was extremely comfortable, the best storage in bedroom and bathroom. I don’t like climbing in to a bath to have a shower, can be very dangerous especially if older. The Lagoon Pool was just wonderful.....we hardly shifted from here as it was clean, big and just fabulous. Some dislikes.....the many stairs from pool to room to verandah restaurant. We were on 3rd floor....never again. If anyone has mobility issues then this resort might not be for you. Lastly the food and beverage side of it. Not the greatest food at all. Not a great selection and very over priced. Alcohol as well. I understand having to import in, but a better choice of wines especially whites is needed. Pinot Gris or Grigio are the popular whites in Australia, definitely not Chardonnay. But that’s a personal thing I guess. The credit card surcharge is not popular but it is universal in Port Vila. We were ripped off on our first day getting a taxi into town VATU2000. Stupid us didn’t know any different .......and this amount was organised by someone on reception!!!!! We had a lovely relaxing holiday which was our aim. If some of the concerns of guests were looked at and improved then this resort will gain by the changes. I would recommend if stairs and climbing into a bath, with a wide lip, were not an issue.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: 2nd floor or ground floor Lagoon view
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Response from MatthewSenyard, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu
Responded Feb. 25, 2020
Dear Julie G, Thanks so much for taking the time to write and share your review and tips with fellow travelers, we're absolutely thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful and relaxing stay with us! It's great to see that so many of our team played such a big part in making your stay so memorable, particularly Nixon, Estella and Shieltha (so close on the spelling, took me ages too) and we will share your feedback with them and ensure they are recognised for their efforts! I was disappointed to read that you were overcharged by one of the taxi drivers, particularly one arranged by Front Desk. They are normally so good with their fares. We also appreciate the other constructive feedback that you shared and will also share this with the team as we strive to improve our product and service. We cannot wait to welcome you back some day soon! Kind Regards, Matthew Senyard General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu?
Nearby attractions include See The Real Vila Tours (7.4 km), Ekasup Village (1.9 km), and Aelan Chocolate Makers (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paradise Cove Restaurant, The Blue Marlin Club, and Stonegrill Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ekasup Village (1.9 km).