Lope Lope Lodge4.0 out of 5.0
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We had three nights in this very nice lodge. Any closer to the water and our bed would have been wet at high tide! Well I exaggerate somewhat but going to sleep with the sound of the ocean was tranquil and beautiful. Steps from the good sized deck went down to your own private waterfront. When the tide goes out you can take advantage of the small blue hole that was less than 100m walk from our cabin. The clarity of the water in the small river feeding the blue hole has to seen to be believed. There is the choice of a cold water shower by the deck, after a dip in the sea, a full bath or the glorious hot and cold private outdoor shower underneath massive stunning trees. Walking the short distance barefoot to the restaurant was also a treat. Current managers Kevin and Eileen were very welcoming and hospitable hosts - down to giving us a lift with our bikes to the airport as we were departing on the same plane. The lodge provides wonderful privacy and seclusion so if you feel like a few days or weeks of being left in peace and quiet then this is the right place. Thanks Kevin, Eileen and your friendly staff. T Maude
We had a delicious meal and an all-round lovely evening at Lope Lope restaurant. My partner and I shared the mud crab and the fish and had a very nice NZ sav blanc to go with it. There were several diners that night, all very relaxed and chatting happily across tables whilst a refreshing breeze blew in from the ocean a few metres away. The food and wine were excellent and we thought the meal was great value for money. We enjoyed the friendly ambiance and the conversations with others patrons. Highly recommended.
We ate lunch at Lope Lope Lodge and were welcomed by the owners on arrival. We were told everything on the menu was available, and that there were also fresh oysters that had just come in. We ordered the chicken liver pate and 6 oysters kilpatrick for entree, and the seafood pasta and seafood crepe for main. Shortly after ordering, the waiter told us that the pate was not available, and we then heard him tell another table who had ordered a dozen oysters that there were only 3 left (after our 6). The oysters were nice but quite small, and there was a bit of shell in them. Nice kilpatrick topping though. The seafood crepe (1500VT) and pasta (1850VT) were both nice. The pasta was topped with about 6 prawns, 2 large scallops, and had some small pieces of fish, which was all very nice. The pasta underneath was quite bland so I left most of it. Service was friendly, but slow, as it was everywhere we went in Vanuatu.
Lope Lope was the premium location when it first opened and was fantastic. It then went into decline. It has now been resurrected by Keven and his team. We didn't stay there but ate there regularly. The menu is huge and fantastic. Fresh crabs are delivered to the restaurant daily. The prices are very reasonable. The Happy Hour is very cheap. We chose from the pizza and pasta menu on a few occasions and were never disappointed. The highlight of the week is Friday night with the fabulous Desmond and the occasional Karaoke singers. On Sunday there is the most fantastic roast lunch. It is essential that everyone who visits Santo dines at Lope. I forgot to mention the water front location and stunning scenery.
we had a very wonderful stay at lope lope, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the resort itself was very welcoming and made you feel like you were the only ones there. The rooms are great, very clean, tidy and everything worked.
Wow what a fantastic place to stay. You want for nothing and the managers are so helpful and super friendly. Need a quiet place to get away, Lope Lope is the place for a getaway. Would recommend staying here to anyone and we are going back next year.
Our stay at Lope Lope was outstanding, the resort manager was welcoming, accomodating and we felt instantly relaxed and cared for. It's an amazing place that's better then a post card. The views and private beach hut are spectacular. It's hard to describe just how lovely the beach hut villa was but it was everything you would want when you think of relaxing holiday with crystal clear water and privacy to feel as if your VIP on your own island. Recommend this stay for couples who need a break to unwind and truely relax. 5 stars and 10/10 for hospitality and food.
Me and my fiancé recently returned from a 4 night stay at lope lope lodge. The bungalow style rooms have to be seen to be believed!! You literally have your on piece of waterfront beach! The food at the lodge restaurant is exceptional and you are always greeted with a welcoming smile from the friendly staff. The manager went above and beyond to make sure our stay was enjoyable!! Thanks for having us👍👍
Our first visit to Santo and we were told to give Lope Lope a miss. However my daughter & I decided to walk along the beach for a sunset drink. Lope Lope looks quite 'tired' at the moment but there were guests there so in we went and greeted by friendly staff. We ordered two cocktails and decided to dine. Ordering grass fed steak w fresh salted veg on a bed of garlic mash & burger. I should probably admit to being an Event caterer & hotelier and the food was absolutely delicious. My daughter telling me it was possibly the best burger she'd had. Flavoursome and so tasty house made burgers full of herbs. My steak was cooked to perfection, veggies dusted al dente on a bed of creamy mash all served hot! We enjoyed it so much that we took 4 locals back two days later and again delicious, fresh produce served with a smile. I did however quietly talk to the head wait staff as our cocktails were nothing short of dreadful. She apologised and replaced our drinks with a bottle of wine free of charge. I am going back in a couple of weeks and will definitely go back hoping for another great experience.
We visited for a short stop during a day of sight seeing. This was paradise. Bring your snorkel & mask for an up close look at the coral & sea life. Glass bottom kayaks for the kids, and cold beers & cocktails as well. This place is certainly a must-see!!
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92% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 180 reviews