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Takara Springs PO Box 94, Port Villa, Port Vila, Efate 4670 Vanuatu
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#51 of 51 hotels in Port Vila
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Free parking
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
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Takara Springs PO Box 94, Port Villa, Port Vila, Efate 4670 Vanuatu
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PeaceAndLight wrote a review Sep 2016
Australia2,963 contributions91 helpful votes
Theres 2 commercial hot springs at Takara, one has several above ground pools and mud ponds, smells of sulphur and is a mess. The other is at the old Beachcomber Lodge and has 2-3 in ground pools. One is inside what was the restaurant before Pam. The pool is small and there is now a tarp instead of the roof. the cafe is open again and sells burgers, chips and Tusker. The smaller outside pool is very hot but lovely on a cool day! The bigger pool was shut for repairs when we were there as the storm tide had damaged it. The area has nice views out toward Emau island. Its a nice stop on your way around the island.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Room Tip: Accomodation was not open in August 2016
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misstee2015 wrote a review May 2015
Port Vila, Vanuatu6 contributions4 helpful votes
I remember 1970's here when i was a toddler, those visits were special for a sunday dinner at the chicken farm run by the Kerr family later to metamorphose into the only worthwhile attraction 3 hours drive away from port vila before the tar sealed road was layed down. 2 years ago a change of management was obvious as we had to make our presence known as customers rather than a disturbance to the locals now residing on the premises, we felt disappointed by the lack of interest & willingness of the staffs' demeanor at the time. I did another round island trip with my friends some 2 months after Cyclone Pam visited (May 2015) again we were confronted by the same miserable people running this place telling us to F@#k OFF ! the (their)?? place is closed !!! After a quick reunion with many local villagers nearby I was informed the actual owner shafted his brother manager / builder (after 20 years) 4 years ago hence the bad experiences reported by many others which unfortunately i also must confirm. From a chicken farm to a well run & managed resort to what it is now is a very sad ending to what used to be a very pleasant sunday family visit as a child & adult. My young children were also left with a impression of their experience, no doubt it was different to mine when i was growing up. OWNERS TAKE NOTE! THIS IS A DUMP ! I must agree this is the worst place in vanuatu rated 46 out of 46???? Simone.T
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Date of stay: May 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: more than 2 years experience visiting here tells me not to stay! any place but here
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KiwiCriticDunedin wrote a review Oct 2013
Dunedin117 contributions65 helpful votes
We paused at his sorry establishment with the intention of grabbing a drink and a quick bite to eat after snorkelling a WW2 aircraft wreck nearby. My first attempt to order anything failed; the woman behind the counter simply failed to respond in any way to my presence. We would have walked out then and there, but I was really thirsty, so I went back to the counter and asked for three ‘coca-colas please’ (decided not to risk any food). The woman did not look up, and used a calculator to show me the price. Once I had handed over the indicated Vatu, she supplied me with three drinks from the fridge, and then went back to whatever she was doing out of sight behind the counter (playing with her phone?). There was no eye contact, no smile, and no word of any sort throughout. We had our drinks (nice setting) and left. As my 14 year old son observed, the next 100 random Ni-Vans we saw as we drove on around the Efate coast road were friendlier and more interactive that the woman behind the counter at Beachcomber; they generally smiled and waved. In two weeks spent travelling in Vanuatu, this was easily the worst interaction we had with anyone, be they a local or a fellow tourist. So appalling, in fact, it was almost comical. Avoid, obviously.
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Date of stay: October 2013
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kaiviti2007 wrote a review Jun 2013
Brussels, Belgium91 contributions94 helpful votes
I have been there before, but this time things got worse. Unfriendly service, no manager around, long waiting times and moreover - one of the reasons the children like to go - no hot water in the hot water pool ...
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Date of stay: June 2013
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mkerr123 wrote a review May 2013
brisbane26 contributions31 helpful votes
Stopped off here on our around island trip. There's much better options either way of the place, and i'd recommend anything else than here. I'd agree with the strange vibe. It's unnerving. the most miserable staff i'd encountered on the island. All we could think when we walked into the joint was how luck we were not to be staying here. There were a few families that appeared to be staying, boy did I feel sorry for them. I'd hate for them to take away this place as their only memories from Vanuatu. the food was over priced, and horrible. there were a few stray dogs running around the place. The burger was terrible, filled with gristle, and i few most of it to the dogs. we'd stopped off earlier at a random road side market and bought a piece of fish on some local cake thing, a pawpaw, and a fresh coconut to drink. luckily we had some left over and finished it off. avoid at all costs.
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Date of stay: May 2013
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beachcomber Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Beachcomber Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Beachcomber Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Beachcomber Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Beachcomber Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Beachcomber Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Beachcomber Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Beachcomber Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.