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Kaiviti Motel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

At the time of writing I have been working in Port Vila for some 9 months and I believe that I made the best accommodation decision I could in June 2017 when I moved into the Kaiviti as a long term guest. The fact that I have stayed here for over 6 months and intend doing so for as long as I am in Port Vila speaks for itself. I am delighted with the service and the facilities offered. The owner/operators are lovely people and look after my interests well. The staff are a delight too. The Kaiviti's location is another drawcard. Its closeness to a large supermarket and easy walking distance to the centre of Port Vila is just as I like it. The views from my room are excellent. The other day I awoke to a magnificent day with a view that can only be described with that same word. There before me was Port Vila Harbour with a backdrop of a P&O cruise ship alighting people who no doubt were full of expectation at the thought of a day in paradise. It is like living in a Post Card. My only regret is that I should have stayed here from the outset! I unreservedly recommend the Kaiviti to any visitor to Port Vila.

These self contained units more than suffice for business travel. Rooms are large and clean, air condition is bliss. Did not have time to use the pool, however it looked clean and inviting. The service could have been better. I was on the third floor and there was no offer to assist me in getting my suitcase up or down the multiple flights of stairs on arrival or departure. The continental breakfast was very minimalistic and you do need to get in quick if you're wanting any of the fresh fruit.

My recent stay was awesome, after work come back in a relaxing environment for the night....close by to restaurants, supermarket, bars and Casino. The staff are very friendly and the daily service is great, room kept nice and clean by the staff everyday. Rooms have all facilities needed for cooking and relaxing. Wish to come back to the hotel in future.

i found my stay at the Kaiviti Motel excellent. it was a short one week stay and i booked online and there was a small issue with my booking which was instantly rectified and i was offered a better option at the same price. i loved the gluten free option i had everyday for breakfast (which comes free if you book online) and the staff are so friendly and the ambience is just excellent :)

We were please with this choice. They have a nice swimming pool that looked lovely. We arrived late and had to leave very early in the morning. They were happy to give us our breakfas in our room the night before and the security guard was a great help getting us a bus at 5am. Would be happy to stay here again. The room had a nice view over the harbour.

We had a lovely room next to the pool. We were holed-up there during cyclone Cook and the hotel took great care of us and kept us informed about the storm and flights. All email correspondence prior to the trip was great.

Lovely position looking over harbour. Close to town for shopping and restaurants. Had a good pool and bar area. Meals were good value. Rooms clean and comfortable. Staff were friendly and helpful. Could always get a bus without waiting long.

Had to be in Vila for a meeting, as my favourite hotel was full I booked with Kaiviti. I will not do this again! The evening check-in clerk requested to pay 100% upfront on arrival. The 9000vt/night un-renovated room has a bumpy old bed and run-down bathroom, but hey it was advertised as unrenovated. The big ugly surprise came the next morning when breakfast was served at the pool area. It cost's another 900vt for the 'continental' bowl of musli or weet-bix without any fruits (only plastic decoration fruits here). The table offered only toast with cheap jam as an alternative. And nasty instant coffee to go with that.. I could complain about other things as well but keep it short; This place is a disgrace for Port vila, Vanuatu, other places in this price class have fabulous rooms and service, with a fresh local coffee to match. Stick to the other options if you want to enjoy good service and pricing.

Room was clean with good views and had cooking facilities. It was spacious. Many of the room have been updated . However this is refelected in the price. The swiiming pool was great with a bar and good meals at reasonably prices

The staff were friendly, and the room comfortable and spacious. Even had air conditioning! ita short walk to L'houstelet restaurant and there is even a bit of a casino next door. Short taxi trip into town for more food outlets etc. The pool area is nice but the pool side bar and restaurant service needed to have its game lifted - inexperienced and unconfident staff wasnt helpful to us or fair on the staff concerned.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Port Vila Market
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Kaiviti Motel places you within a 10-minute stroll of Parliament House and National Museum. This 3-star motel has 37 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Port Vila, the motel is also near Port Vila Market and Pango Point.


This motel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


The 37 accommodations feature kitchenettes and furnished balconies or patios, and there's space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Coffee makers, ceiling fans, and phones are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Kaiviti Motel enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a library, express check-in, and laundry facilities.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

65.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 88 reviews