US$107 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 13 Feb 2015 Check-out 15 Feb 2015

Friendly Bungalows

2 stars
Lowelcas Cove, Tanna,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.0
out of 5
3 reviews
A little piece of Paradise

Location is superb. Bungalows placed right on a pristine beach. A great location to access the... See full review

  • Get Out There
  • 7 Oct 2014
Will not return, will not recommend

The location is far far away from everything. No shops, no restaurants, nothing nearby. It's great... See full review

  • Uane
  • 13 May 2013
Offering a favourable location and relaxing atmosphere, Friendly Bungalows Tanna is the right choice of accommodation, while visiting Vanuatu. Tanna is best known as the home to one of Vanuatu's most popular tourist attractions, the Mount Yasur, one of the most accessible volcanoes in the world, is located on the southeast coast. It is said to be one of the prime attraction of Tanna. There is a lot to see and do in Tanna so, if visitors want to swim in underwater caves, snorkel on some of the best coral in the South Pacific, they can visit untouched waterfalls.
General

Friendly Bungalows Tanna features a wonderfully resourced library to relax with an interesting novel. The Museum and Cultural Centre contains lots about the interesting history of Vanuatu.
Location

Friendly Bungalows is located 6 kilometres away from Mt Yasur Volcano right on the quiet secluded sand beach of Lowelkas Cove, on the other side of the island from the airport.
Dining

Friendly Bungalows in Tanna serves breakfast, lunch and dinner including a variety of French, English and Island style cuisine at the dining room. A wide selection of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are also available.
Rooms

This property offers spacious and well equipped accommodation units that are furnished with modern amenities such as telephone, shower, private bathroom and a hairdryer.

Friendly Bungalows Rooms

Oceanfront Bamboo Bungalows
One Room Oceanfront Bamboo Bungalows offers one Double bed or Two Single Beds With Balcony / Terrace and Non-smoking rooms. Authentic Melanesian bungalow made from all local materials including thatched natangora & coconut roof, timber and bamboo floor and doors. Absolute beach location, facing pacific ocean. Comfy double bed with base made from local materials, mosquito netting, internal door to en suite coral floor bathroom and toilet facilities. Gas hot water for shower. Large veranda with hammock.

Amenities

  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Tour desk
Transportation
Airport shuttle

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Hotel Map

-19.489 169.4418
Area served
TANNA.
Nearby airports
Tanna Airport.
Area description

Friendly Bungalows is located 6 kilometres away from Mt Yasur Volcano right on the quiet secluded sand beach of Lowelkas Cove, on the other side of the island from the airport.

Dining

Restaurant
Friendly Bungalows has a sand floor, open guest dining area. The set menu is prepared from fresh seasonal local ingredients, including fresh fish and sometimes lobster. Continental breakfast is included in room rate. Continental breakfast includes, fresh seasonal fruit, cooked breakfast (ie, French toast, pancakes, omelet etc) and hot tea or coffee. Lunch and dinner are cooked to order. Picnic lunches can be arranged during the stay. There are no self catering facilities on site. Meals are well priced (VT2500 for lunch and VT3500 for dinner including entree main and desert with tea and coffee) and feature local produce.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1000
Check-out:
1400

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (3)

Ratings and reviews for Friendly Bungalows

Overall score

2 / 5
5.01.0
3 out of 3
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2.3
Hotel staff:
2.7
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
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Review of Friendly Bungalows

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Get Out There
Business
Dubbo, NSW
7 Oct 2014

A little piece of Paradise

Location is superb. Bungalows placed right on a pristine beach. A great location to access the volcano from with excellent tour guides. A truly get away from it all experience. A range of tours available each day or you can simply go snorkelling by stepping out your front door. As the name suggests staff are very accommodating. September a perfect time to go - warm days cool evenings. Food was fresh and simply prepared though a bit on the pricey side. But hey it beats cooking it yourself.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Friendly Bungalows

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Uane
Business
EU
13 May 2013

Will not return, will not recommend

The location is far far away from everything. No shops, no restaurants, nothing nearby. It's great for people who want to enjoy a quiet place, and I like that too. But given there are absolutely no shops / restaurants around, the hotel offers just one SINGLE set menu for lunch/dinner. You can either take it or leave it. Room is very old and totally uncomfortable. An awful experience and I cannot really recommend it to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Friendly Bungalows

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
TomYam
Business
Hong Kong
10 Nov 2012

Paying for Scarcity

Uncomfortable transport, miserable food at a full price, hardly any of the advertised drinks available (no water first day, then no spirits other than vodka)comfortable bed, scalding or freezing water. Friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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