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Malagan Beach Resort

PO Box 707, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Only popped into this place for a beer, only had one as it was 50% more expensive than the resort opposite. I believe it is waiting renovation but has had a bit of a facelift in the meantime. It has a good location but the beach wasn't kept very clean.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

absolutely agree with micka1941; I could not believe that for A$250 per night I had one threadbare towel, stained bedsheets, dirty bath matt, stained bath wall, and so on. I had to change room because the air con was heating instead of cooling. I was told breakfast would be included then was told it was not. Yes it is by... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

There are much better places to stay in Kavieng than Malangan I was in Kavienb on business and wanted to be near the beach. No other hotel or lodge in Kavieng can match the location so if that's you then Malangan is the place you'd want to stay. Be warned however that bar it's location, Malangan is a terrible place... More 

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Got picked up at the airport and within minutes we were there. Outstanding location, views and atmosphere. Unbelievable beauty of surrounding islands. The resort offers fishing, adventures, fine dining and a well stocked bar at very reasonable prices. Hospitality was tops, service great and a most enjoyable holiday.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I was a bit disappointed in the Malagan Beach Hotel. It does have a great location right on the beach but otherwise it is rather uninteresting. No charm or character. My room was clean (I didn't experience bed bugs or mosquitos) the staff was friendly and it did feel safe, even at 4:30 in the morning when one must leave... More 

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

When I arrived (without booking) there was no room available. Then they proposed me a room with no working aircondition at a special discounted rate an i accepted it . Finally a room with aircondition found at the normal price of 500 Kina. The torture started even before i swiched off the light when bed bugs invated my place. I... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Obviously Malagan's didn't leave a great impression on some however it's under new management (Steve) and I've just got to set the record straight. I booked at the Kavieng Hotel based on the rating and that was a mistake. It's in town and there's no view. In contrast, Malagan's has a lot better amenities. Not only is it better priced,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

In my opinion the Malagan is still the only place to stay in Kavieng. It has badly deteriorated over the last ten years and the new manager is doing his best to raise it to a better standard. It isn't flash but it is (reasonably) clean, the restaraunt and bar are good and the staff friendly but most importantly it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009

Good spot to stay while diving in the area. Dive operator was not teh best but probably moved on by now.

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Cairns
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2009

I stayed at the Malagan Beach Resort 23 to 26 February 2009. I arrived at about sunset on the first day and I was immediately taken by the beauty of the location. Literally right on the beach, the time of day made for a memorable arrival. Few hotels are blessed with a more attractive site. Unfortunately, the location is about... More 

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