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Fatumaru Lodge

Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate Vanuatu
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-11-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-11-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 51 hotels in Port Vila
Travellers' Choice
Waterfront boutique hotel offering spacious and comfortable self-contained apartments with a panoramic view on Port-Vila Bay. Decorated with Melanesian craft, each room is different. Swimming pool, private beach and air conditioning. Close to town center. Ideal for families and couples.
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Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Water sport equipment rentals
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Kathy R wrote a review Apr. 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
The Fatumaru Lodge wasn't on our vacation list, nor was the island of Efate. We had reservations on the island of Espirito Santo for almost a month but due to COVID-19, after less than two weeks into our vacation, we needed to relocate to Efate in case a flight became available for my husband and myself to get back to the United States. As Vanuatu announced a state of emergency and all countries we would need to transit through closed their borders, we found ourselves stranded on Efate Island. Long story short, we found Fatumaru Lodge and spent the remainder of our time staying there. We can't say enough about the excellent service and warm welcome we received from Rae, the manager...Julie and Nettie! (sorry if I misspelled any names). We also would like to express our gratitude to the owner(s) as through the owner(s) and Rae, they negotiated us a very reasonable rate for our unexpected stay. The lodge and grounds itself are beautiful, very well kept, serene and you couldn't find more welcoming staff. My husband and I enjoyed our daily walks into town where there are many shops and restaurants. The walk along the sea is beautiful! We would highly recommend staying at The Fatumaru Lodge if planning a vacation to the island of Efate in Vanuatu or if even if you happen to find yourself stranded there. We are so appreciative of our time there, the staff and all the people in general in Vanuatu....they are some of the most welcoming and gracious people we've come across in our travels. Once again...thank you Rae, Julie, Nettie and the owner(s)! Kathy & Tony Rosling
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We loved either the lower or upper level rooms above the water.
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Response from Rae Ernst, General Manager at Fatumaru Lodge
Responded Apr. 16, 2020
Hi Kathy, It was such a pleasure to host you and Tony. I am so very glad that you are both finally (& safely) home. Warm regards, Rae
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sswan971705 wrote a review Mar. 2020
1 contribution
Great location - an easy walk into town. Lovely, clean facilities - comfortable beds. Good breakfast option by the pool every morning. Friendly, welcoming staff. We would definitely stay again. You won't be disappointed!
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Date of stay: April 2019
Response from Rae Ernst, General Manager at Fatumaru Lodge
Responded Mar. 9, 2020
Thankyou for leaving us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed our facilities and poolisde breakfast. We hope to see you again one day! Thankyou, Rae- Hotel Manager
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Flans_Travel wrote a review Feb. 2020
Alexandria, Egypt136 contributions87 helpful votes
A wonderful place to rest and enjoy the lovely island of Efate. This boutique style hotel is quiet and peaceful and the rooms are well appointed and comfortable. The pool area is lovely and there are kayaks and SUP boards available for free use on the lagoon that the hotel sits beside. The staff are extremely friendly and treat you as if you are a family member, always ready to give advice or a helping hand. It is a short walk to town and surrounding eateries and bars. A good choice in Port Vila.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Rae Ernst, General Manager at Fatumaru Lodge
Responded Mar. 2, 2020
Thankyou for such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed the lovely service offered by our guest relations team and our hotel facilities. Thankyou for your reccommendation.
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willsbronwen wrote a review Feb. 2020
Waiheke Island, New Zealand1 contribution
Great location. Room were well set up. Staff were super helpful and friendly. The breakfast was great, we enjoyed sitting by the pool every morning. The kayaking was fantastic even in the rain. Would recommend. I travel that pacific islands 10-20 per year and this is one of my favourate places to stay
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Rae Ernst, General Manager at Fatumaru Lodge
Responded Mar. 2, 2020
Thankyou for leaving us such a wonder review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, in particular the breakfast. Rae, Hotel Manager
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Saad wrote a review Feb. 2020
Sydney, Australia4 contributions9 helpful votes
Loved the room and the views Enjoyed our stay and it was calm and soothing Location is ideal as it's just at the tip of city but not so close to hear the noise during the day Enjoy your stay and beautiful views
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Make sure to close the doors and windows in the evening if you go out to keep bugs and flies away
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Rae E, Manager at Fatumaru Lodge
Responded Feb. 7, 2020
Thank you for your positive feedback. The Fatumaru Lodge service team is happy that you had a pleasant stay with us and that your appreciated its calming effect. Patricia, Owner
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US$63 - US$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fatumaru Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Fatumaru Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Fung Kuei (1.2 km), Banyan Beach Bar (0.3 km), and Tana Ciné (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fatumaru Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Fatumaru Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fatumaru Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Fatumaru Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fatumaru Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kesorn's Exotic Thai Restaurant, Reefers Restaurant & Rum Bar, and Tilly's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fatumaru Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Fatumaru Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fatumaru Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fatumaru Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Fatumaru Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ekasup Village (4.0 km).
Does Fatumaru Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.