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Reviewed 17 March 2015

My friend & I originally booked a holiday package through Virgin Australia to travel to Vanuatu & a 4 night stay at the Melanesian Port Villa. Unfortuantely due to Cyclone Pam where the country itself suffered unprecedentual damage, airport shutdown & the lost of water & electricity, we were never able to experience this wonderful country. In addition to the...

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

Dear Beeleeeee, TC Pam was not pleasant at all for a start and it did make so much damage to the island itself. The Melanesian hotel did suffer minimal damage and did tried to be operative within three to four weeks. We sincerely apologies that you were not informed properly when making reservations and bookings, however, we do have an...

South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

This ok was for overnight stay on our way to Santo. The room was a bit dated, pool area was nice, water was bit to warm to be refreshing, but this could not be helped. We had dinner by the pool which was like good pub food. Would stay again but only for a short period. It was short distance...

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

Dear 524frankm524, We thank you for the positive comments received. We sincerely apologies that for your one night stay on your way to Santo was not enjoyable. You must have stayed in one of the un-refurbished rooms and we do hope that on your next visit to book one of the Orchid Room that are newly renovated. To improve our...

Reviewed 6 March 2015

We have stayed at the Melansian a number of times while travelling through Vanuatu, and I will stay again. The upgraded Orchid Rooms are as good as any 4 star hotel, and they have air-con which is an essential in Vila if you go in the wet season. A lot of bookings include a complimentary buffet breakfast with fruits, cereals,...

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

Dear Miss Tripabout, Your return visit has kept us all smiling. Thank you for the wonderful comments. The assistance one of our manager did to assist you is well noted and will definitely pass on the comments. Thank you again for choosing always to stay with us at the Melanesian Hotel and being part of the family.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Stayed here for a week in early January. Re-furbished rooms. Found the beds quite OK after reading earlier reviews. Staff are very friendly and eager to assist you. Fairly central to main town - about a 5 min walk. Supermarket even closer. There are no lifts/elevators so look at booking ground floor accommodation if necessary. Overall a most pleasant experience.

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

Dear Wirazzin, It was a pleasure to have you staying with us at the Melanesian, as our moto say "arrive as a guest and depart as a friend", you have now become a friend to the Melanesian Family. Thank you for your wonderful comments received and looking forward to any future return visit to Vanuatu and especially to the Melanesian...

Reviewed 4 February 2015

I had a great week-long stay. I was on business so it was a pleasure to come back to the Melanesian. The staff are wonderful. It was clean and I really enjoyed the barbecue and dance evening - not to be missed. I will definitely return there on my next trip. It was excellent value for money.

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

Dear Sally G, Thank you for staying with us for a week and your wonderful time with us. We do hope that you will visit us again on your next visit to Vanuatu and to the Melanesian Hotel family.

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a week long Island getaway.  I've visited Vanuatu many times and did an over nighter at this hotel many years ago. This time round i was looking for a good value option close to town. The location is very central to downtown Vila. It's a 3 minute walk downhill to the main street. The return trip is...

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

Dear Caspeluc, We are glad to hear that you stay with us on this trip for a week. Yes, we are located close to town and the big supermarket and other car rental companies. With all the positive comments received has help us to improve in areas that needed more improvements and thank you very much for bringing them to...

Reviewed 15 January 2015

Stayed here with my wife Over New Years, the staff and location are amazing buttttttt The beds are that hard we could not sleep and also the free wifi in the lobby is that slow you could say old dial up back in the 80's is quicker !!

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

Dear AZZA1308, Thank you for staying with us during the new years eve period and believed that you had a wonderful time with us. Thank you for bringing to our attention the state of the bed and off course will agree with you on that, however our department concern are now in the process of making changes to the beds....

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2015

Stayed at The Melanesian with my husband in a Superior Orchid Room. The room was quite nice having been refurbished recently. The bed was extremely hard and uncomfortable and when we asked for an underlay we were given an extremely thin mattress protector which didn't make any difference. The walls of the room were extremely thin and quite noisy. Noisy...

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

Dear Hortonmary, Thank you for the comments well received of your wonderful stay with us. We can only know what happen during the late hours through comments received. We did received a few comments regarding the beds hardness and our department concern are now in the process of improving the comfort of the beds. Again thank you for raising that...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights and wasn't overly disappointed or impressed. Not really any sort of atmosphere here and the place is almost deserted during the day. Room was clean and comfortable, staff were friendly, food was average but nothing to write home about. Stayed for BBQ night which had good entertainment but not great food. Overall I wouldn't choose...

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

Dear Cduve, We received your comments positively and we do sincerely regret that your stay with us was not enjoyable. For us and most hotels, January is a low month with minimum travelers, however we do have other activities that one can enjoy during their stay instead of the normal activities in the hotel such as swimming pool and a...

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

Great hotel, very friendly staff, great location close to supermarket. Have the BBQ if it is available! We stayed for one night before flying to Tanna and this hotel had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend the Melanesian for a quick or an affordable stay. The staff were extremely helpful and went out of their way to make sure...

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

Thank you KellyHay for the positive comments well received. We try our best to ensure that our guest are welcomed and enjoying their stay with us and we believed that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Vanuatu and especially to the Melanesian.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $112 - $217 (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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“One and two bedroom apartments are located at the back of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles melk1975, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors are quieter, but pricier.”
 of 5 bubbles kilrwat, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“taking a room on the 2nd and 3rd levels are great. all rooms face the pool”
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“away from the main road”
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“The apartments are at the back and back onto a main road. They are a little more noisy than regular rooms”
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