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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

great quiet location overlooking the sea. 15 minute walk into town. close to a few bars and restaurants. spotlessly clean accommodation, friendly helpful staff. they can organise a cab to pick you up from the airport as well

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We booked originally in Seachange lodge but got upgraded to Tradewinds by the owner/manager Ian. We stayed in a cottage next to the pool, basic room with airco and fan, small kitchen with stove and toaster. Ian was very helpful, we got a VIP entrycard to stay at the Iririki resort. Tradewinds has a small but nice pool, breakfast is...

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SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments very much and pleased to hear you felt secure. Glad you enjoyed the VIP benefits at Iririki Island Resort. These cards are used frequently by Tradewinds guests and have proven very popular. Safe travels for the rest of your holiday, Best wishes, Ian & Oli.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 November 2016

A great place, very clean,and most helpful staff. The owner very friendly and a good bloke, would recommend this place to anyone, unless it's when I want to back. Have stayed here plenty of times and think it's great, Ian the owner and Oli are the best. Only problem with the place is that I had to come home.

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SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

We really enjoyed your company, and glad you chose Seachange for your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again sometimes soon, Regards; Ian & Oli

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have been coming to Vila almost every year since 1998 and I was unaware of this gem. It is a well kept secret as even some of the bus drivers needed directions to take us back there at the end of the day. If you want a quiet lagoon side stay at a reasonable price without the hustle and...

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SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you found us after almost 20 years coming to Port Vila. Yes being close to L'Houstalet is a real bonus and many of our guests enjoy dining there. We hope to see your again next year. Best wishes, Ian & Oli

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate to find ourselves in the seaside chalet. A beautiful space and view over the lagoon at our doorstep. But even better was Ian who runs the place. So helpful and considerate. We'd reached that conclusion even before we had a serious eye injury that required diagnosing urgently. Ian went above and beyond what you'd expect in helping...

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SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Hope you can come back again sometime:-)

Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went to my nephews wedding on the waterfront at Seachange Lodge. A beautiful venue, charming accommodations, warm friendly staff that made the day wonderful. It's set among lovely gardens, in a location handy to the shops, and easy access to the lagoon.

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SeachangeLodge, Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments, and glad you enjoyed the wedding.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2016

What a wonderful experience, after my scathing review of this property (owners) on 2nd September 2012, following a stay in May 2012. We stayed 12 nights this trip. Ian the owner is a great host, delivering on what he promises, such as collection from the airport, and he gave us a lift to the airport on checkout too. He is...

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SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Moya & Mark, It was great to get such a generous review from such season Vanuatu visitors. As you point out the Garden Cottage is quite spacious and gives you plenty of room to relax while you are holidaying. Glad you enjoyed using the balcony and BBQ. Looking forward to seeing you again on your next Vanuatu Adventure. Best...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

If you've been to Port Vila before you'll probably remember the traffic and horns of the town. This place is probably a 10-15 walk to town and is totally worth it if you want some peace and quiet. I stayed in the bottom apartment right on the lagoon and was greeted by the lapping of the water that put me...

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SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Sandy. Those comments are really flattering but honestly it was a real pleasure to meet you and so glad you enjoyed your experience staying with us in the Waterside Chalet. Hope you can make it back again sometimes soon. Best wishes for your future travels, Ian & Oli

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Very friendly and helpful people. Upon arrival we received advice regarding the area, restaurants and attractions. The room was a good size, clean and with everything that is needed for a few nights stay. It has a

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SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you have enjoyed your stay with us.

Scotts Creek, South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Beautiful views close to town but in a quiet area. Room was clean and spacious and we even had a pool too. I loved sitting on our verandah to enjoy our breakfast. Recommended for families couples or solo travellers.

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SeachangeLodge, Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Belinda, Very kind comments, appreciated and hope to see you back here again one day.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A truly special place for special people, with an ambience you can't buy. Six units tucked away in an exotic tropical garden. It’s like visiting a friend's house instead of being in a commercial resort. From the Waterside Chalet, to the Garden Cottage that is ideal for two couples or a family group, to the single room studios, the care to detail makes Seachange Lodge that very special place. ... more   less 

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Address: Captain Cook Avenue, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: RM296 - RM684 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Seachange Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All good, the Garden Cottage is great, the Lagoon Chalet even better.”
 of 5 bubbles parkvista17, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Studio 1 has a good view of the lagoon whereas the more expensive chalets right on the water involve a steep drive or a short uphill walk.”
 of 5 bubbles Tulip1511, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“the sea view room has nice terrace with a view over the lagoon”
 of 5 bubbles 108janniec, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Look at all the options to pick the best room(s) arrangement to suit you. .”
 of 5 bubbles hedleyp2015, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“cool breezes in waterside chalet and lagoon lodge, good airconditioning large garden cottage”
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 of 5 bubbles 248vick, 4 Feb 2016 | Read review
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