Dates of Stay 16 – 19 July 2014
Will We Return Definitely! We’re sorry to leave.
Rates Garden Bungalow from $165. Superior Bungalow from $195.
Value for money Excellent
Check-in Early check-in at midday is available
Room Type Garden Bungalow
Rate $165 per night
Breakfast Continental breakfast by the pool included
Tea and Coffee: Yes
Mini Bar: Yes
Clock Radio: Yes
CD Player: No
TV Channels: Foxtel
Internal or External Noise: Very quiet
Work Desk: Yes
Ironing Board: Yes
Bath robes and slippers: No
Lounge: Two single chairs and coffee table provided, as well as seats and table on the veranda.
Wifi: Free Wifi is available in the main reception area, and in-room will pickup other pre-paid local internet providers
Services directory: Yes
Smoking: Non-smoking in the room. Smoking allowed on the verandas.
General comfort: Good. Quite firm.
Pillow comfort: Very good. Plenty provided.
Squeaky: Not at all
Space to put own toiletries: Plenty of bench space as well as shelving
Quality of complimentary toiletries: Good
Shower temperature: Perfect
Shower power: Perfect
Water stays in shower: Yes. Shower above the bath.
Availability: Free Wifi is available in the reception area, or if you have purchased pre-paid internet with a local provider you will pick this up in your room.
Available from 7am – 10pm. We utilised Room service quite a bit during our stay. All delivered without a hassle and promptly. We also utilised their in-house laundry service, which was completed within just a few hours – the quickest we’ve had anywhere.
Size The Resort is set in a U-shape over three levels, with all rooms looking down onto the pool and restaurant area. There are numerous room configurations, some with 1 or 2 separate bedrooms to suit families. Currency exchange is available on-site, and there is also a day spa in the complex with very good prices for beauty and hair services. Some room balconies will get ocean water views.
Proximity to Town Very close. Just a five-minute walk down the hill to all local shops, chemist, food, etc.
Easy to find Yes
Reception: Open 24 hours
Currency Exchange: Yes
Safety Deposit Box: No
Guest Dry Cleaning: Yes
Guest Laundry: Yes
Business Centre: Yes
Meeting Rooms: Yes
Photocopying and Faxing: Yes
Time Taken: 4 minutes
Politeness: Smiles all round
Newspaper offered: No
Friendliness: Very friendly
Responsiveness to complaints: No complaints
Helpfulness: Very helpful
Cleaners: Very friendly
Table Availability: Straight away
Politeness: Smiles all around
Range available: Very good, hot and cold
Time Taken: Average
Accuracy of order: Spot on
Presentation: Very nice
Overall food rating: Very good
Presentation The reception area is beautiful and clean, and in some areas has quite an intimate feel. Extensive seating is available within reception, and this is where you will pick up the free Wifi service. Landscaping around the whole resort is very tidy, and fresh coats of paint were being applied while we were there. Overall, there is some work being done which indicates they take great pride in appearance and upkeep.
Swimming Pool – Yes
Tennis Court – No
Gym – No
Sauna – No
Scuba diving – No
Snorkelling – No
Fishing charter – No
On-site massage – Yes
The resort is great for couples, families and groups.
Nearby Attractions 8km from the airport – a tax will cost you about AU$16. Five-minute walk down the hill to the town centre of Port Vila, with it’s duty free shopping and markets.
Address Rue Picarde, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu Phone: 678 22150 Web: www.melanesianportvila.com