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Toowoomba, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicely presented, though most Australian guests would find it is really of a fairly average Australian motel standard. But the staff are fantastic, the owners helpful, and they have the best (Chinese) hire cars on Santo. Great if you want to base somewhere within range of Million Dollar Point and the Coolidge, and it is right in the centre of... More 

Thank Tropicalised
Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was a lovely hotel, clean fresh, good food, lovely friendly service and cool and relaxing. And the location was great you will enjoy this location. The staff are informative and it is walking distance to the market.

Thank Kelleigh R
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We recently visited the hotel a few times to join our son for a couple of meals who was staying there for 2 weeks with a sports team. I cannot comment on the rooms but the food was superb, the staff amazing and the common areas very clean and relaxing in a contemporary pacific style. The pool was nice and... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stayed in this hotel on two separate nights (different rooms). One room had a balcony overlooking the main street and this room was much more interesting than the first room which had no balcony. The service was good, we only had breakfast of fresh fruit and coffee but this was perfectly adequate. The bed was very comfortable.

Thank starpath
Suva, Fiji
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The Espiritu is a nice clean place conveniently located in the middle of town, and on the main street. It is walking distance to the local market and also supermarkets. The staff are polite and friendly. It is quiet place and has a pool, restaurant and bar. Room rate is inclusive of continental breakfast. The hotel does offer various activities... More 

Thank Evan N
Canberra, Australia
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112 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I stayed here for 3 nights on business last week and had a balcony room. Could not fault the room in any respect. Super comfortable bed, great balcony with outdoor furniture, good TV with six channels (so I had Olympics on pretty much the entire time I was in the room), great aircon, plenty of hot water, strong and fast... More 

Thank vicbrett
Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The hotel is located basically in a third world country. Having said that the Managing Director Rayman has focused on the big picture at the moment. The pool area with decking is great, the roofed outdoor area is fantastic to relax in or eat your lunch and dinner there and the plant adds a great ambiance. The deluxe room we... More 

Thank lee747
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

If you want to tour Espiritu Santo by yourself, renting a car is a necessity. Espiritu Santo provided us with a old car without air conditioning for 8000 Vanuatu dollars. The car is not nice, but it worked all right. We would have preferred to rent two scooters but the price was honestly too high (7000 each!!! No way!). A... More 

Thank sah78Roma
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I stayed for 5 nights at the Spiritu while diving the SS President Coolidge. My stay was great due to the attention of the staff, particularly Gaetan, there evening Manager, who was professional, attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Nothing was too much for Gaetan. The room (304) had a great view of town, clean and tidy - although it would be... More 

Thank mrodri66
Dunedin, New Zealand
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Went here with a group of friends for dinner one night during our stay in Luganville. The meal and drinks were excellent. The only thing that stops this review from being 5 out of 5 was the confusion and subsequent delay with two of the orders, which meant that two of our group were only served after the rest of... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Espiritu is a boutique hotel and car hire business in Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. We are conveniently located in the heart of town and is only minutes away from cafes, shops and dive operators. Here at The Espiritu, we offer modern and contemporary rooms that reflect a home away from home. We provide accommodation with rooms to suit all travelers – divers, families, couples, groups and even long term stays. Your second home has never been easier to find! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Espiritu

Address: Main Road, Luganville, Espiritu Santo P.O Box 133, Vanuatu (Formerly Apex Garden Hotel)
Region: Vanuatu > Espiritu Santo > Luganville
Price Range: $128 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Espiritu 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Luganville
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“This is lovely clean, needs some maintenance but otherwise really lovely and friendly it was a lovely place to relax”
 of 5 bubbles kelleighr2016, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles starpath, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Balcony rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles vicbrett, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 304 has a balcony and a nice view”
 of 5 bubbles mrodri66, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room sizes vary on each floor.”
 of 5 bubbles whereever2014, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
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