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Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

OUR Thoughts on Moorings Hotel.    
This 2½ Star boutique-style budget hotel has 26 accommodation units, each offering modern air-conditioned comfort on the Port Vila waterfront. Before the current owners and managers took over Moorings (September 2014) we did not offer this property, but the new management/owner team members are known to us to be good operators, we have regularly inspected Moorings and continue to be confident it is able to over-deliver on its 2½ Star rating.  Not only has everything had a recent makeover and new facilities (such as individual safes in rooms etc) been progressively introduced, all services have improved as well. The rooms are all clean and comfortable, (although fairly small), but with air-conditioning and a ceiling fan you can pretty well guarantee a good night’s sleep year round and your daytime lounging is done outside the room or on the pool deck which cantilevers out from the harbour end of the pleasant horizon pool. 

This little hotel is all about location and views.  The location is great for business or holiday – right on the bay and barely 2 minutes from downtown Port Vila by vehicle or a 10 minute level, shaded walk beside the main road or on the wide, new waterfront boardwalk which runs all the way from Chantilley's On The Bay to downtown Port Vila . Although there is no beach as such on this section of Port Vila Harbour, good beaches are only minutes away and the lack of a beach here is hardly an issue when there is the hotel pool and pool deck facing the harbour and the cruise ship wharf in the distance as well as the incredible sunsets to be enjoyed. 

For anyone who might remember Port Vila from some years back, Moorings is on the site of the sometimes famous Trader Vic’s which is now long gone, but the location of Trader Vic’s was and still is pretty special.

For such a small property the range of facilities and services provided at Moorings is quite outstanding.  To complement the hotel’s swimming pool the Outdoor Dining Deck and thatched beach-style huts are great spots to enjoy meals and drinks and this sand-on-the-ground area only metres from the harbour, is a most enjoyable place to relax while taking in the outstanding views. 

Included in the tariff at Moorings Hotel:
Continental Buffet Breakfast Daily
● Welcome drink on arrival
● Complimentary Wifi in public areas
● Use of non-motorised water sports equipment.

High Speed Internet - Is available for a fee in the rooms and around the property via a local service. This service allows guests to use VOIP services and other more bandwidth intensive activities. As a bonus, this paid service, once activated, can be used around town by connecting with Vanuatu Wireless.

What Moorings Hotel Say About Themselves
“Welcome to Port Vila's best value hotel - located right on the Port Vila waterfront. Moorings Hotel is a combination of a resort and a hotel - modern and stylish accommodation, yet still affordable by everyone!

Moorings offers reasonably priced hotel accommodation but with all the trimmings usually found in the more expensive, up-market Vanuatu resorts!

Moorings Hotel is located right on the waterfront in Port Vila, on the main Island of Efate in Vanuatu, just 10 minutes from the airport (by car, bus or taxi) and a short stroll from the town centre.

The Hotel features 8 harbour front rooms, 6 Poolside Premium Rooms, 12 Standard Queen Rooms and 4 Family Rooms, including a wireless Internet network, extensive tour desk, a beautiful restaurant, bar, pool. When it comes to Port Vila accommodation, we've got it all!

Note re Vanuatu Tourism Levy
In order to assist the development of tourism in Vanuatu, there is a Tourism Levy of 0.05% added to all nightly room charges.  This charge may either be added to the tariff and included in the prepaid accommodation cost, or in some cases, collected direct from guests at checkout.  The actual amount payable depends on room tariffs and ranges from around NZ$1.00 per night per room to around $5.00 per night per room for the more expensive properties.

Our Specials
Bullet Stay/Pay Specials
Bullet Stay 4/Pay 3
● Stay 4 consecutive nights and only pay for 3 nights
    (1 night free)
Bullet Stay 7/Pay 5
● Stay 7 consecutive nights and only pay for 5 nights
    (2 nights free)
 - Valid for stays year-round in all accommodation categories.
 - Maximum stay – up to 30 nights
 - Stay/Pay Specials may not be combined with any other
   special or bonus offer.
 - Guests qualify for normal rate inclusions.

Your Accommodation Options
There are two distinctly different types of rooms at Moorings Hotel – firstly the Poolside King Rooms and the Harbourside King Rooms which are located in two buildings, one on each side of the resort’s swimming pool and secondly, the Standard King Rooms and the Family Rooms which are located in the 2 level (walk-up) building. All are bright and modern and all are air-conditioned. 

All rooms contain a King Bed although this may be substituted for 2 Single Beds if pre-arranged and confirmed prior to guest arrival.   The difference in price between the cheapest Standard King Rooms and the most expensive Harbourside King Rooms is only around $50 a night, so if your budget for accommodation can stretch by $25 per person per night, we recommend you consider the Harbourside King Room category for their absolute harbour-side location and the spectacular views gained from these rooms.

Room Categories (In ascending order of tariff)
Bullet Standard King Rooms:

The 11m2 Standard Queen Rooms are compact in size but quite adequate for 2 guests seeking a reasonably-priced air-conditioned option for accommodation on the Port Vila waterfront.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed.
Additional Bedding: 1 cot can be added for infants aged up to 4 years.

Bullet Poolside King Rooms:

At 13m2 Poolside King rooms front both sides of the resort swimming pool, each has a small covered porch – the pool itself is only a metre-or-so beyond the porch of some of these rooms which is terrific for making a quick entry to the pool almost directly from your room. There are 3 Poolside King Rooms on each side of the pool each offering partial harbour views.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed.
Additional Bedding: 1 cot can be added for infants aged up to 4 years.

Bullet Family Rooms:
The four 26m2 Family Rooms are located in the 2 level building which also contains the Standard King Rooms.  Family Rooms are a good size and occupy the four corners of the building on either ground or first floors. These rooms have limited cooking facilities in the form of a microwave oven and a toaster to compliment the standard fridge and tea/coffee room inclusions.  At present guests who wish to use the microwave/toaster need to approach the resort’s kitchen for access to crockery and cutlery etc.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 Adults or a combination of adults and children.
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed and a set of bunks
Additional Bedding: 1 baby cot can be added for infants aged up to 4 years.

Bullet Harbourside King Rooms:
13m2 and on the front of the buildings flanking the pool, most are on the ground floor but here are 3 on the first floor. Guests in the Harbourside King Rooms enjoy wide views of Port Vila Harbour with Iririki Island off to the left and the hilly residential suburb of Malapoa off to the right.  Sunsets are vivid from these rooms.
Rooms feature private balcony, private outdoor furniture, air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite television, wireless internet, ensuite bathrooms, full bathroom amenities, hairdryers, coffee & tea amenities, minibar fridge & menu and daily service.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed.
Additional Bedding: 1 cot can be added for infants aged up to 4 years.

Getting to and from Moorings Hotel
We will include seat-in-vehicle or private car return airport transfers in holiday package arrangements as required/agreed.

A walk into town along the waterfront to and from Port Vila town will take you around 10 minutes and enroute you pass Chantilly’s On The Bay which is only a short distance from Moorings.  The Port Vila mini-bus public transport system is cheap and frequent passing Moorings and this is a good alternative to walking.  Just flag down any passing public transport mini-bus – these are the vehicles with a “B” on the number plate and often this is the only sign that the vehicle is a public bus.

Kids Policy
Bullet Young Kids Stay Free
Children aged up to 4 years are accommodated free of charge when utilising a cot provided by the hotel.  Cots are subject to availability.
Bullet Children aged 5 to 11 Years  
Up to 2 children aged 5 to 11 years are accommodated in Family Rooms only.  These rooms include a set of adult-size bunks. There is an additional room charge for children sleeping in the bunks.
Bullet Child Food Discount
Children aged 5 to 11 years staying with their parents qualify for a 25% discount on food and beverages when dining with parents at the hotel.

Check-in/Check Out
Hotel standard check-in and check-out times and rates are as follows:
Check In Time: 2:00pm
Check Out Time: 10:00am
Early check-in is free of charge but subject to availability
Late check-out until 6:00pm is charged on an hourly basis.

Cancellation Policy
Bullet All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellations made between 72 hours and 7 days prior to
     scheduled arrival date incur a cancellation fee equal to
     30% of the total cost of the booked stay.
Bullet Cancellations made between 24 hours and 72 hours of
     scheduled arrival date incur a cancellation fee equal to
     50% of the total cost of the booked stay.
Bullet Cancellations made within 24 hours of scheduled arrival
     date and no-shows incur a cancellation fee equal to 100%
     of the total cost of the booked stay.

Travel Insurance is recommended
OUR Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance

The information on this page is correct as at 24 March 2019 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2020.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.

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Resort Facilities:
Bullet Swimming Pool
Bullet Room Service Massage/Spa Treatments
Bullet Restaurant/Bar
Bullet Beachside Dining Deck
Bullet Tour Desk
Bullet Sun Loungers
Bullet Wifi

Room Facilities:
Bullet Air Conditioning
Bullet Minibar fridge
Bullet Ceiling fan
Bullet Electric outlets: 220V
Bullet Ensuite bathrooms
Bullet Hair dryer on request
Bullet Hospitality Tray
Bullet Daily housekeeping
Bullet Complete Bathroom Amenities
Bullet Guest Book
Bullet Ironing Board & Iron on request
Bullet Flat Screen TV