We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Seachange Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Seachange Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 121: English reviews
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank parkvista17
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 23 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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tulip1511
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Rucio2
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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Robyn B
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank wabster
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sandy C
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

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jannie C
SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you have enjoyed your stay with us.

Scotts Creek, South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 26 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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Belinda B
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.

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

When making booking offered courtesy bus to pick me up from airport. Under impression this was free transport to the lodge, cost was $20. Oneway. Room basic, problem with ants, access to rooms not great, pebbles, carry your suitcase cant use if has wheels, so travel lightly. Not very welcoming on arrival.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank leanne j
SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Appreciate your comments. Apologies for confusion regarding your airport transfer.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2016

A relaxing stay. The apartment was spacious,clean and with good facilities in a comfortable setting. The surrounding area in quiet but it is easy to get to town either by walking or catching one of the local buses, which are plentiful and cheap. The icing on the cake however is the extra care and assistance provided by the owner and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Blank70
SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments. Our location close to town allows guests to walk to central Vila in a short time and glad that was a benefit to you.

85 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (67)
Viewed
View from Room (8)
Viewed
Room/Suite (15)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (23)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (18)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Port Vila hotels
0.4 km away
Poppy's on the Lagoon
Poppy's on the Lagoon
#21 of 47 in Port Vila
375 reviews
1.0 km away
Grand Hotel And Casino
Grand Hotel And Casino
#19 of 47 in Port Vila
490 reviews
2.6 km away
Warwick Le Lagon - Vanuatu
Warwick Le Lagon - Vanuatu
#14 of 47 in Port Vila
1,363 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.1 km away
Traveller's Budget Motel
Traveller's Budget Motel
#9 of 47 in Port Vila
374 reviews
1.3 km away
Iririki Island Resort & Spa
4.2 km away
Breakas Beach Resort Vanuatu
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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 

Additional Information about Seachange Lodge

Address: Captain Cook Avenue, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: €64 - €143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Seachange Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Agoda, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Seachange Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Seachange Lodge Vanuatu/Port Vila
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Seachange Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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”
  • veiw outside our room
 of 5 bubbles 248vick, 4 Feb 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay