Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy Tourists

These are some reviews for Vila Chaumieres online:

Melbourne, Australia
 12 reviews
 Reviews in 5 cities
 12 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed 30 September 2012
We were very happy with our stay at Vila Chaumieres. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Ursula and Richard are lovely and happy to have a chat and make suggestions about what to do.

We had a welcome drink and a fruit platter greeting us upon arrival (the lime juice welcome drink is delicious!). They also arranged a breakfast in our room for our early morning flight.

There are only 5 rooms, so it is a nice size (although the restaurant is open to the public).
It is a little out of town but for 150Vatu (about $1.60AUD) you can catch a bus into town. Which we found really convenient. They are local buses (sort of a cross between a taxi and a bus) and their route is based on where customers want to go. They go past about every 2min.

Also the restaurant is great. Definitely recommend eating there.

Overall, Vila Chaumieres is great value and makes a great base to explore Port Vila.

Wagga Wagga, Australia
Senior Reviewer
 6 reviews
 Reviews in 2 cities
“Nice stay”
Reviewed 24 September 2012
This property is very small, quiet, well maintained and established in a delightful garden setting with an excellent restaurant overlooking a tidal lagoon. The owners, Ursula and Richard, are helpful and obliging. WiFi is available free but does not reach all garden rooms. We enjoyed our six-night stay. Would recommend the cooked breakfast rather than the continental breakfast that is included in the tariff. Staff were friendly and helpful. The dinner menu does not change.

Room Tip: Garden bungalows 2 and 3 receive WiFi as do the two Lagoon View rooms. The lagoon view rooms are ups...

Bozeman, MT
 17 reviews
 Reviews in 10 cities
 6 helpful votes
“Exquisite small hotel was an oasis in Port Vila”
Reviewed 22 June 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Vila Chaumieres where our lovely hosts, Richard and Ursula, took care of our every need. We stayed for about a week at the beginning of our Vanuatu adventure of diving and exploring the islands. Vila Chaumieres was always a great place to return to at the end of the day to unwind and relax. The rooms were spotless, light and airy; we especially liked the Garden room. The restaurant was fabulous, in the location over the sublime lagoon, and for food quality/variety and service. We loved the landscaping and the garden art and then there is the new pool!

Room Tip: Ask for a Garden room (really a cottage)!

Reviews here: http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g294144-d313075-r141639340-Vila_Chaumieres-Port_Vila_Efate.html

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vegetarian Menu, Vila Chaumieres Vanuatu

Vegetarian Menu

French Onion SoupServed with Toasted Cheese Croutons
Seasonal Vegetables in Nangae Curry Paste and Coconut Milkserved with Lemon Rice, Salad and Green Paw Paw Chutney
Tempura of Seasonal Vegetables with Lime Chilli Glaze
Vegetable Kebab dusted with Cajun SpicesServed with Saffron Maple Dressing and Rice
Spaghetti tossed in Seasonal Vegetables, Basil Oil, Fresh Chilli and Garlic

Visit the full menu here http://vilachaumieres.com/menu.html

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