Dates of Stay 13 – 14 July 2014
Will We Return Yes
Rates Garden Bungalow from $165. Superior Bungalow from $195.
Value for money Good
Check-in Check-in time is 2pm standard. Check with the staff if you are able to check in early.
Room Type Garden Bungalow
Rate $165 per night
Breakfast Continental breakfast included
Tea and Coffee: Yes
Mini Bar: No
Clock Radio: Yes
CD Player: No
TV Channels: N/A
Internal or External Noise: Absolute peace and quiet, only the birds in the trees
Work Desk: Yes
Ironing Board: Yes
Bath robes and slippers: No
Lounge: No. Single chair and coffee table provided.
Wifi: No Wifi is available in the rooms, however free Wifi is available in the main reception and dining areas
Services directory: Yes
Smoking: All rooms are non-smoking. Trays are provided on the external dining table outside each room.
General comfort: Good. Quite firm.
Pillow comfort: Very good. Plenty provided.
Squeaky: Not at all
Space to put own toiletries: No bench space
Quality of complimentary toiletries: Average
Shower temperature: Perfect
Shower power: Perfect
Water stays in shower: Yes
Availability: No rooms have Wifi access, though free Wifi is available in the reception/dining areas
Room service is not strictly advertised, though as Wayne was unwell we were able to have food delivered to the room, which was done without any hassles and with their usual big smiles.
Size There are a total of 18 bungalows, with slightly varying room configurations, some which will suit families. Concrete pathways lead you between lush rainforest gardens, set beneath huge trees which provide plenty of shade from the warmth during the day. The pool is overlooked by undercover restaurant seating as well as an outdoor deck. Water views are available from the reception/restaurant area.
Proximity to Town It’s only a five-minute drive from the centre of Luganville. A taxi will cost you about 3000Vatu, or about AU$3.30.
Easy to find Yes
Reception: Standard hours
Currency Exchange: No
Safety Deposit Box: No
Guest Dry Cleaning: No
Guest Laundry: Yes
Business Centre: No
Meeting Rooms: No
Photocopying and Faxing: No
Time Taken: 2 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: Fantastic! The best soup we’ve tasted anywhere – Pumpkin with coconut and ginger – and Roast Chicken stuffed with fresh pawpaw.
Presentation The reception area is beautiful and clean, and decorated with numerous local artefacts. It’s worth taking a bit of time just to explore this aspect of the resort. Seating is available within reception, as well as along the veranda overlooking the water or our the back by the pool. (Hint: the best wifi reception will be out the back undercover as it is closest to the office) Landscaping around the whole resort is very lush and well looked after. Concrete pathways lead to all bungalows.
Swimming Pool – Yes
Tennis Court – No
Gym – No
Sauna – No
Scuba diving – Yes
Snorkelling – Yes
Fishing charter – Yes
On-site massage – Yes
The resort is great for couples, families and groups. On the day we checked out, the resort was fully booked by a Dive Adventures group from Brisbane who had come here to scuba dive and snorkel the various underwater sites around Santo.
Nearby Attractions Five-minute taxi to Luganville town centre or the jetty over to Aore Island. Twenty-minute drive to the SS President Coolidge and Million Dollar Point dive sites. About an hour boat trip to the SS Tucker dive site. 35-minute drive to Champagne Beach, Blue Hole and Port Olry. About a 20-minute drive from Santo’s main airport.
Address Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Sanma Province, Vanuatu Phone: 678 36257 Web: www.coralquays.com