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THE MELANESIAN Port Vila, Vanuatu 
Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

OUR Thoughts on The Melanesian Port Vila.    
Very centrally located in up-town Port Vila only a 5-minute walk down to the town itself and a similar distance (on a level walk) to Au Bon Marche Supermarket which has groceries, takeaway food, a good selection of wine and clothing etc.  The Melanesian is rated 3 Star.  All 79 Rooms, Apartments and the Suite are modern, clean and comfortable.

A good range of facilities is provided in the form of its swimming pools, restaurants, bars, a small casino, 2 tennis courts and a Day Spa.  The hotel provides a whole range of services with its 24-hour Reception, Tour Desk and Vehicle Rental service. 

Our daily tariff includes what The Melanesian refer to as “Continental PLUS Breakfast” this includes:
Pancakes, eggs (cooked any style), croissants, fruit, cereal, porridge, toast, juices etc.

As well as a convenient stop-over place to stay when travelling between Port Vila and the outer islands, The Melanesian is a good-value option for both business and holiday stays, especially for those people who are not necessarily requiring a beach environment but would like to experience something of the urban culture of Vanuatu.  Staying at The Melanesian gives visitors to Vanuatu an easy opportunity to sample not only the delights of the town but provides an excellent base from which to discover and enjoy all the natural highlights of Efate.

Included in the accommodation tariff at The Melanesian:
Continental Breakfast daily
Welcome Cocktail on Arrival
Personalised welcome letter from Manager.
● Complimentary Wifi in the lobby and all rooms.

What The Melanesian Say About Themselves:
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Experience royal treatment while staying at The Melanesian Port Vila, where all guests are provided with 'Full Service' - the hotel's unique concept associated with the utmost personalized care.

Port Vila is well known for the variety and quality of food available through some 60 restaurants dotted around Vanuatu’s Capital. In a further enhancement of the ‘foody’ scene the iconic hotel The Melanesian is proud to announce the opening of its flagship restaurant “Le Melanesian”. Management’s brief to their experienced international chefs was to create menus that embrace the availability of fresh domestic produce, recipes that reflect local culinary influences and match it to travellers tastes.

The result was the launch of ‘Pacific Fusion’ and Western Fusion” menus featuring delectable dishes such as: Prawn Simboro, Chicken Bounia, Squid Bomber and Prawn Tapas to name but a few.

The Club 21 Casino & Gaming Lounge located at the main entrance of the hotel has a variety of poker machines, cascades, jackpots and automated roulette and a black jack table. Enjoy a drink at either of the 2 bars (Jungle Bar & Casino Bar) whilst collecting your winnings.

Our Reception desk is open 24 Hours. Our staff speak English, French, as well as the local dialect, Bislama or to use a more common term, Pidgin English.

Our Tour Desk is open daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Book a cruise, an island tour or hire a car.

The Melanesian Port Vila Hotel has 2 Tennis courts with night lights. No additional charge to house guests on day use.

For your beauty needs Rina’s Island Spa which operates Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 8:00am to Noon caters for a wide range of beauty treatments including Massages, Waxing, Manicure, Pedicure, Tinting and Hair braiding.

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 for 4 nights and only pay for 3 nights
Bullet Stay 7/Pay 5
● Stay for 7 nights and only pay for 5 nights
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation categories
 - Offers may be doubled eg Stay 8/Pay 6 etc
 - Valid for says until 31 March 2020
 - Neither offer is available in combination with any other
   rate special
 - Stays will be on consecutive nights to qualify for
   Stay/Pay bonus nights
 - Normal inclusions and conditions apply.

Bullet Honeymooners:
Honeymooners qualify for the chance of an upgraded room on arrival at the hotel with the compliments of The Melanesian Port Vila.
Conditions:
 - Honeymoon status to be established at the time of
   booking accommodation
 - Room upgrade is subject to the availability of an
   upgrade room at check-in.
 - Offer may be combined with Stay/Pay Specials.

Bullet Birthday, Anniversary and other Special Events
A small gift will be presented to the guest with the compliments of The Melanesian Port Vila
Conditions:
 - We need to advise the hotel of the event prior to guest
   arrival at the hotel
 - Proof of the event may be required.

Your Accommodation Options
There is a wide range of accommodation types at The Melanesian and it’s quite important to understand the differences that are offered. The cheapest type is the Hibiscus (Studio) Rooms.  These are located close to the reception, pool complex and restaurant/entertainment area and are not air-conditioned so can be quite hot in summer and a little noisy on occasions.  They have self-catering facilities. Next in order of tariff are the Orchid Rooms which are in a two-level block on the other side of the pool complex, they are bigger than the Hibiscus Rooms and are air-conditioned but do not have self-catering facilities. The ground floor Orchid Rooms are close to the action.  The Superior Orchid Rooms are on the floor above the Orchid Rooms (3rd floor), are the same size and have the same facilities as Orchid Rooms. Being one floor up gives more privacy and results in guests being a little further away from the action.  Superior Orchid Rooms are air-conditioned and accessed by stairs. The Bougainvillea 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments are housed in a three-level block along the back of the complex and all face inward over the pool complex. The Bougainvillea Apartments are not air-conditioned and those on the second and third floors are accessed by stairs only, all have full kitchens, a generous bathroom and separate bedroom and living rooms. The newer Hibiscus Apartments are air-conditioned and offer a kitchen with microwave and gas hob etc.  

In Port Vila rooms/apartments not having air-conditioning is not usually a problem from May to November when ceiling fans and flow-through ventilation are normally sufficient for cooling.  Air-conditioning is a definite improvement to sleeping during the months of December through April.

Complimentary wifi is available in the lobb and throughout al the rooms..

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

Ceiling Fan Cooled and Kitchen Facilities
Each Hibiscus Room offers kitchen facilities complete with 2 element cook-top, refrigerator, sink, toaster, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans.  Rooms feature coffee & tea making facilities, mini bar, local STD & ISD telephone, in-room safe, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, colour television with in-house movies, local & Cable TV, furnished balconies. Bathroom with shower.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 guests of any age
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds.
Additional Bedding: 1 baby cot can be added for infants aged up to 2 years.

Bullet Orchid Rooms:
Air-Conditioned
Orchid Rooms face over the Oasis Bar & Grill and the courtyard pool area. 
Orchid rooms are equipped with refrigerator, mini bar, coffee & tea making facilities, local STD & ISD telephones, in-room safe, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, smoke detector, furnished balconies, colour television with in-house movies and local and Cable T.V.
Each bathroom has a bath/shower combo.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 1 Child.
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed or 3 Single Beds.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Superior Orchid Rooms:
Air-Conditioned
The Superior Orchid rooms are located at the top floor (2nd floor) of the Orchid Building and have an outlook over the central courtyard/pool complex.  Beautifully furnished, including a curtained Queen Bed.  Each room is equipped with refrigerator, mini bar, coffee & tea making facilities, local STD & ISD telephones, in-room safe, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, smoke detector, furnished balconies, colour flat screen television with movie and sport channels and local and Cable T.V. Bathroom has combo bath/shower
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults only.  Children are not accommodated in Superior Orchid Rooms.
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Bougainvillea Apartments One Bedroom:
Ceiling Fan-cooled
Apartments are fully self-contained with a well-appointed kitchen complete with microwave oven, gas stove, full-sized fridge/freezer, pots, pans, cutlery and crockery. Apartments are equipped with mini bar, coffee & tea making facilities, local STD & ISD telephone, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, hair dyer, smoke detector, colour television with in-house movies, local & cable TV and an automatic washing machine. Bathrooms have separate shower and bath.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children aged up to 12 years.
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds in the bedroom and 1 Single Rollaway Bed in the lounge.
Additional Bedding: 1 baby cot can be added for infants aged up to 2 years.

Bullet Hibiscus Apartments:
Air-Conditioned
A new addition to the hotel, although very limited in number and usually occupied by long term guests.  We are happy to request availability and pricing.  The apartments are self-contained with kitchenette including microwave, gas stove, refrigerator, pots & pans, cutlery and crockery. Each bathroom features a shower recess and fully automated washing machine. The apartments are fully air-conditioned supplemented by ceiling fans and include tea & coffee facilities, mini bar, local TD & ISD telephone, in-room safe, iron & board, hair dryer, smoke detector, furnished balcony, colour TV with in-house movies and local/satellite TV.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Guests. 
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed.  
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Melanesian Suite:

Air-Conditioned
The Melanesian Suite comprises 2 rooms – a lounge/living room and a separate bedroom.
The Suite is equipped with refrigerator, mini bar, coffee & tea making facilities, local STD & ISD telephone, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, hair dyer, clock radio/alarm, smoke detector, colour television with in-house movies, local & cable TV.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults only.  Children are not accommodated in The Melanesian Suite.
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Bougainvillea Apartments Two Bedrooms:
Ceiling Fan-cooled
Often difficult to obtain a booking due to their popularity, the 2 Bedroom Apartments are fully self-contained with a well-appointed kitchen complete with microwave oven, gas stove, full-sized fridge/freezer, pots, pans, cutlery and crockery. Apartments are equipped with mini bar, coffee & tea making facilities, local STD & ISD telephone, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, hair dyer, smoke detector, colour television with in-house movies, local & cable TV and an automatic washing machine. Bathrooms have a separate shower and bath.
Maximum Occupancy: 7 guests of any age.
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds in the main bedroom, 3 Single Beds in second bedroom and 1 Single Bed in the lounge.
Additional Bedding: 1 Rollaway Bed may be added for the 7th occupant.

Getting to and from The Melanesian
We will include return seat-in-vehicle airport transfers in our package arrangements as required/agreed. 

The Melanesian Port Vila is very handily located for business and pleasure in “up-town” Port Vila.  When staying at The Melanesian, guests are only a 5 to 10-minute walk from the centre of town one way and 5 minutes (in the other direction) away from the Au Bon Marche Supermarket.  The hotel has a restaurant and bar as well as a pretty little casino on the main road-side of the hotel and for those wishing to try other dining options in Port Vila, there is a Japanese restaurant and bar immediately opposite and the famous Waterfront Bar and Grill is no more than a 5-minute walk towards the town. L’Houstalet French restaurant is only a couple of minutes further along from the supermarket.  The supermarket has a dine-in or takeaway café on site which is a great option for lunch and snacks.

The local taxi buses (any vehicle with a ”B” in the number plate) constantly pass The Melanesian so just flag one down - it’s really easy to get around from here.  Taxi Buses are a good way to get back to the hotel from town as, while it’s an easy walk into town, the hill on the way back can be a bit of an effort in the heat of the day. 

It is easy to hire cars, scooters and bicycles in this part of town.

Kids Policy
Bullet Kids Stay Free
Up to 2 children aged up to 12 years stay free of charge when sharing with adults and utilising existing bedding.
Bullet Kids Eat Free
Children aged up to 12 years eat all meals free from the Kids’ Menu when dining with parents and seated at the same table as their parents.

Exclusively For Adults:
Superior Orchid Rooms and The Melanesian Suite are designated for occupancy by adults only (Minimum age allowed is 12 years).

Check-in/Check Out
Check In Time: 2:00pm
Check Out Time: 10:00am
Late check-out until 6:00pm (when available) is charged at a flat rate.
Early check-in between 6:00am and 2:00pm is always subject to availability on the day of arrival.

Cancellation Policy
Bullet All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellations made between 72 hours and 7 days of
      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 25 March 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:
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Swimming Pools

Bullet Restaurants
Bullet Bars
Bullet Casino
Bullet 24 Hour Reception
Bullet Island Nights
Bullet Tour Desk
Bullet Rental Vehicle Bookings
Bullet Entertainment
Bullet Wifi in Public Areas.

Room Facilities:
Orchid Rooms

Bullet Air-conditioning
Bullet Cots Available
Bullet Non-Smoking
Bullet Telephone
Bullet Wireless Internet
Bullet Hairdryer
Bullet Queen bed
Bullet Television
Bullet Desk
Bullet Bath
Bullet High Chair Available
Bullet Room Service
Bullet Tea/Coffee Making
Bullet Free In-House Movies
Bullet Cable/Satellite TV
Bullet Iron/Ironing board
Bullet Shower over Bath/Spa
Bullet Views
Bullet Mini Bar
Bullet Daily Room Service
Bullet Linen and Towels Provided

Hibiscus Rooms:
Bullet Ceiling Fans

Bullet Balcony
Bullet Hairdryer
Bullet Non-Smokin
Bullet Shower - separate
Bullet Tea/Coffee Making
Bullet Cable/Satellite TVBullet Iron/Ironing board
Bullet Telephone
Bullet Desk
Bullet Daily Room Service
Bullet Kitchenette
Bullet Television
Bullet Free In-House Movies
Bullet Linen and Towels Provided
Bullet Room Service
Bullet Toaster
Bullet Mini Bar
Bullet Cots Available
Bullet Microwave

1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments:
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Fan-Cooling

Bullet Kitchen
Bullet Microwave oven
Bullet Gas Stove
Bullet Refrigerator
Bullet Pots, pans, cutlery and crockery
Bullet Mini bar
Bullet Coffee & Tea Making Facilities
Bullet Local STD & ISD telephone
Bullet In-Room Safe
Bullet Iron and Ironing Board
Bullet Hairdryer
Bullet Smoke Detector
Bullet TV with in-house movies,
Bullet local & cable TV
Bullet Clothes Washing Machine.