Ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
2.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Toronto, Canada
overpriced, but that is Port MoresbyPosted Aug 8, 2011 on Hotels.com
I have always liked this hotel, even back when it was the Islander Travel Lodge, though I never actually stayed here back in my volunteer days (I just came to have a drink and use the pool). It has always felt to me like a peaceful refuge from the noisy crowdedness of Port Moresby. I usually wouldn't stay at a hotel this expensive, but I got a good deal (for Port Moresby) online, and so it was the cheapest of the good quality, safe hotels in Port Moresby at the time I made the reservation. (I think it was somewhat cheaper at that time because they have a lot of construction and renovation taking place, so it is a bit noisy during the day). And in any case, all the reasonably safe and comfortable hotels in Port Moresby are outrageously overpriced, so one doesn't really have a choice. I stayed in the garden wing (not in the tower), and was initially given a room with a door (locked) that adjoined to the room next door. There was a big gap under the door, and I could hear everything in the room next door. I complained, and they eventually changed my room to a much nicer one (big balcony, no noise from neighboring rooms, poolside). I found the service to be very good--all the staff are very friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. There are a few problems: twice they took away old towels, but never brought new towels (and another guest I spoke with experienced the same thing). But in general the service is very good. My room (once I changed rooms) was large and very comfortable. The bed/pillows were comfortable, and the bathroom was large, clean, and well supplied with shampoo, soap, etc. This room was on the second floor of the garden wing, and overlooked the pool and beautiful flowers. I really loved sitting on my balcony in the late afternoon and evening. The food at this hotel is terrible, however. I tried the buffet for dinner twice, as well as 4 different meals on the dinner menu. All bad, so be warned. Also, the so-called gym is in terrible shape--most of the weight machines are broken and unusable.
by Paul from Vancouver Canada
Would not recommend itPosted Apr 26, 2011
Hotel needs to get its act together as it is terrible
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Reykjavik, Iceland
Overpriced hotel but for those who like the diversity of PNG culture this is a great place to stayPosted Dec 20, 2010
Overpriced hotel but for those who like the diversity of PNG culture this is a great place to stay