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Malagan Beach Resort

PO Box 707, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
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Malagan Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Kavieng
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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334 reviews 334 reviews
157 hotel reviews
293 helpful votes 293 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Yokohama, Japan
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7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 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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Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
81 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2008

I would like to say that the Malagan has seen better days, but in truth I suspect it has always been terrible. The rooms are tiny and awful - the sheets were dirty and torn, the floor was dirty, the bathroom and toilet were grimy etc etc. The TV did not work. Initially we changed rooms because the phone did... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2008

We stayed @ the Malagan Beach Resort ( I use that word losley ) for 7 days, yes the view of the beach was fab but so much rubbish on it, broken glass, cigarette lighters, plastic bags etc. Our room which was the DELUX room..well where do start, aircon not working, sheets still dirty from prevoius guests, toilet leaked from... More

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Wiesloch, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2007

Probably the best hotel you can find in quiet Kavieng. You have an ensuite bath, a fridge and a pretty good aircon which freezes your room down to zero if you want. Take a good chilled beer from the fridge and relax in your terace chair. Then you can also forget about some minor issues (room and bath definitely need... More

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Address: PO Box 707, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
Location: Papua New Guinea > Islands Region > Kavieng
Also Known As:
Malagan Beach Hotel Kavieng
Malagan Beach Resort Papua New Guinea/Kavieng

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