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| P.O. Box 989, Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, MA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at Kumul Lodge, a short drive northwest of Mt Hagen, and had a wonderful time! It is a landowner lodge, constructed entirely of local materials, and is unique in that it has feeders (with an observation deck) for close viewing/photographing of visiting birds including several Birds-of-paradise. As PNG birding is notoriously difficult, these are the best looks... More

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Houston, Texas
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17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We spent four nights there and the power went out four times. That wouldn't have been so bad except that the electric blankets are the only source of warmth at the lodge. This wouldn't have been a problem had it been sunny and warm, but unfortunately, we had rain and cold. That said, the location is the best available for... More

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

our hosts were tanya and kenneth and they organised all our transport and travel needs we stayed for two weeks in october and saw most of the different birds in this area[lots of beautiful and unique birds].we had many unforgetable experiences in the local villages and valleys.The staff at kumul lodge were always helpful and friendly and the food was... More

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Port Moresby
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

locally owned hotel in a stunning location with amazing atmosphere and birdwatching both for specialists and those who just enjoy nature. Food is plain though good fresh veges. Be prepared for cold and despite electric blankets rooms are cold in evening and night. Be careful of PNG's inflated costs with add on charges for all goods and services. It has... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Kumul Lodge is tucked away in forest up the hill from Mount Hagen. The drive up is beautiful and interesting with local impromptu markets on the roadside. it is very beautiful there. You can see Birds of Paradise there. The rooms are, well, rough. We had no warm or hot water and it was very cold. The rooms are made... More

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Sydney, Australia
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27 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Kumul is awesome for it's birding and surrounding forest. The accommodation is good, but overpriced as are most places in PNG. The food was average. I had to keep reminding myslef that I was paying for the location and the pleasure of seeing birds of paradise come into the feeders and not so much the accommodation and food - the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

LOCATION - Kumul Lodge is very rustic, hostel-type accommodations located about 1.5 hours from Mt. Hagen, 8600 feet high in the mountains, nearest the village of Anji Walya in the Wapenamanda area. I'm not sure why it's listed in the Mt. Hagen area, I guess because it's the closest main town, even though by no stretch of the imagination is... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

myself and two friends stayed here for three nights in mid-november. room fine and comfortable apart from no hot water and a kettle that didnt work. Max a local is hired in by the lodge (for a pittance) and has great knowledge of the local flora and birdlike and has a wonderful garden of his own twenty minutes away through... More

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

We were really impressed by everything about this hotel. We were picked up at the airport as arranged and received a very friendly welcome from Kim, Josephine and all staff. Max 1 was an excellent birding guide. The food was good and loads of it and rooms comfortable - the electric blanket was not something I ever expected to need... More

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Rutherglen, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

This is a beautiful location and a superbly built lodge all made from bush materials. We stayed for five nights relaxing and walking in the jungle around the Lodge and to the local villages. The meals were satisfactory and we found the staff very friendly and cooperative. The guides -(who were just the staff members) were a great source of... More

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Address: | P.O. Box 989, Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
Location: Papua New Guinea > Highlands Region > Mount Hagen
Also Known As:
Kumul Hotel Mount Hagen

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