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Reviewed 17 October 2016

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...

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Thank Coen W
kaivitimotel, Manager at Kaiviti Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on our service. I am sorry that your experience was not a good one and I have taken your comments on board. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast and wifi internet to all our guests who have prepaid or booked on line through our website or our partner wholesalers. Continental...

Collingwood, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 September 2016

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

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

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...

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South Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Stayed for a few days on a business trip. It reminded me of motel stays in my childhood in Australia - in a good way, a sort of familiar and simple lifestyle. Comfortable and clean room, comfy bed, wifi was pretty good. Quite liked the soaps provided, would have loved a few more toiletries as I had forgotten to pack...

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Kapaa, Hawaii
Reviewed 8 June 2016

It's a little Motel with a small pool but for the value is very good. It's clean, it has kitchens inside the rooms and refrigerator, and the service is very friendly and nice. It can be busy at times but in the evening everything becomes quiet.

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Suva, Fiji
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Stayed here to attend a meeting. This was a great experience. The motel in general is great Australian standards. Very nice and clean. The staff are understanding and very supportive. Rooms are self contained with all basic cooking facilities. Plus its walking distance to the City and the Big supermarket and the other eateries. I would recommend it for a...

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Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Kaiviti as part of a group for 3 weeks. The staff were all beautiful people who were very considerate of our needs. Our room was cleaned and made up daily and the bar staff were lovely. The pool area was always clean which was perfect for our daily Arvo swims. It's close to the supermarket and a...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Nice staff, clean, but after my second stay there i promise myself not to come back again. The cheapness and bad tone of the owners is simply fascinating. Claiming they can't call a taxi only to learn that they are trying to save a penny on the phone call, insinuating that they will call police on people having a quiet...

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kaivitimotel, Owner at Kaiviti Motel, responded to this review

Dear Oscarresenaren, Thank you for taking the time to review on Trip Advisor. Yes, we do have a policy of not calling taxis as there isn’t a central number to book one. The staff end up ringing several taxis, getting answering services and then the guest has to wait only to find that they do not turn up. It is...

South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2015

The Kaiviti is in a pretty good location to access parts of Port Vila. 10 minute walk to shopping, dining and bars one way, and a 5 minute walk the other way to a large supermarket which has everything. It was a fairly quiet area, although there were renovation works going on when I stayed which was a bit noisy...

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kaivitimotel, Owner at Kaiviti Motel, responded to this review

Dear Keith, Thank you for your feedback. We now have 9 Executives and 9 standard studios that have been renovated. Work has already commenced on the 2 bedroom apartments and they should all have new bathrooms early next year. We look forward to welcoming you back if you head this way.

Hobart
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Well equipped for self catering, spacious, close to town, good view of the harbour. The owners, staff and security people very helpful and friendly. The rain water tanks for fresh drinking water were a nice touch. We were given free wifi because we stayed for a month.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Kaiviti Motel

Address: PO Box 152, Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: RM503 - RM556 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kaiviti Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Kaiviti Village Hotel
Kaiviti Motel Vanuatu/Port Vila
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“next door is the Melanesian, which is great”
 of 5 bubbles coenw725, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“chose a room away from the road”
 of 5 bubbles scotland307, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were downstairs and thought it would be noisy but it was nice and quiet. Some of the upper rooms apparently have a view over the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles B2962QJmartint, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“go next door.”
 of 5 bubbles Oscarresenaren, 20 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on the ground level have been updated and are a bit nicer. They are slowly working their way up to have all rooms renovated.”
 of 5 bubbles 502keithp, 29 Oct 2015 | Read review
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