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The Melanesian Port Vila Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I arrived 18 December 2017 to lovely friendly smiling staff, offered an ice cold fruit juice and proceeded to check in, I was very surprised to be given an upgrade to a 1 bedroom unit around the back of the property which was nice and quiet (Room 22). I had separate bedroom with comfy queen bed and aircon in the bedroom. Ceiling fans were in the other area. Also, as I was staying for 11 days the reason I was given an upgrade was because I was to be there for more than just a few days. Bonus! in the bathroom was a washing machine, and full kitchen to use, not that I wanted to cook! The Melanesian is within walking distance to downtown, just down a big hill and remember you have to climb it to get back in the heat. I jumped a bus at the front of the drive up to the Resort, just look for buses with a red B before the number plate, cost is around $160 (150 vatu) just flag one down, they will stop. Food was good at the restaurant with themed nights BBQ buffet and curry nights also buffet. Happy Hour each day 1/2 price cocktails and other drinks. I was very comfortable there and the staff are wonderful, always giving great big smiles :-)) Wi-Fi only available in Reception area.

3 nights booked at the melannesian hotel From the check in to the check out its ALWAY been a professional service. We have been upgraded to an appartement, them one eveni g we arrived after restaurant closed but they gave us food. The staff is amazing, accommodation super clear. Thanks for all

We stayed 2 nights, A very neat and clean hotel very close to city centre. Food was good, service was great, very helpful staff. Nice pool area. Air con. The cultural show was great, buffet dinner very nice.

Just outside of town for a nice walk pass the market. Room was clean with own kitchen. Staff are polite and courteous. Breakfast was good, loved the croissants and fresh fruit. Note WiFi is free in lobby. It could do on the exterior with some TLC. Pool with bar next to it for cocktails. 15 minutes ride from airport, standard fare is 1800 vatu

I stayed in this hotel almost for two weeks for my first time and I came back here again about 2 months later. Markets and downtown areas are walkable from the hotel and I also liked their foods. Especially the grilled chicken was awesome! :)

The rooms were clean, tv did not work. The in room Internet is some of the most expensive and unrealisable I have ever come across The breakfast is very poor and the hotel needs a face lift. For business I would not tag them and for holidays this is dreams go to die

Ended up here on an upgrade after our first accommodation booked by our travel agent, turned out to be so noisy we could not sleep- WOW!! What a difference this was. We had a lvoely room by the pool and a delicious meal and were entertained by a superb local cultural group. This certainly made up for the night before and ensured out last day of our Vanuatu holiday ended with a highlight!! Delightful food, amazing service and an all round wonderful time!!

We went there for our honeymoon in 2016. The staffs are very polite and smiling to you all the time. We had a nice room overlooking the pool. Very quiet hotel. The food is amazing and not costy at all. Nice traditionnal show ! The last thing is they allowed us to have a late check out which really help us with our son who was only 2. Thank you

I stayed at the Melanesian as part of a conference delegation and found it to be clean, comfortable and well-appointed, with friendly and knowledgeable staff. It is close to the downtown area of Port Vila by foot. All in all, a very pleasant place to stay for a few days!

The staff were very friendly, helpful and provided prompt service for anything asked. They were very supportive of any request. The ground floor rooms were perfect if you had children, eating tables out front and pool straight out in front.

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Hotel highlights

  • Close to Port Vila Market
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking

The Melanesian Port Vila Hotel places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Parliament House and National Museum. This 75-room, 3-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with a full-service spa, a casino, and free breakfast. Port Vila Market is also 1 mi (1.6 km) away.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at Le Melanesian, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


The 75 rooms have an array of amenities, including furnished balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect WiFi and 26-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes.

Property features

Guests of The Melanesian Port Vila Hotel have access to a full-service spa, a casino, and an outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for VUV 2000 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a children's pool, outdoor tennis courts, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Standard Room (Orchid)

Queen 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room (Orchid)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

1 Bedroom Apartment

Queen 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 317 reviews