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Charles Abel Highway, Alotau, Papua New Guinea
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My husband & I stayed here for 6 nights in total (missed staying for an extra night due to our flight not being able to land in the torrential rain, boohoo). We broke our stay up by going out to Kiriwina island in the Trobiands for a week, which you can reach directly from Alotua. Gretta & her staff are... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It's located in the walking distance from the town of Alotau. The staff is friendly, but there are many mosquitos because of the bush around the lodge. One evening I was invited to join a dinner party organised by an organisation. Various kinds of dishes were served for the buffet dinner, but none of them were quiet tasty. A few... More 

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The Entrance, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The cabins , built from beautiful timbers, are very small and not air conditioned. They are overpriced for what they are. Don't be fooled into paying extra for 'sea facing'' as none of them really are. The gardens have a lot of mozzies and some have no trouble finding their way into the cabins. Great to get picked up from... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Do not get conned into staying here as we were The units are small and and squashed into the property , The shower only works part of the time when the city supply is tuned on , The two single beds had foam mattresses. There is no basin in the bathroom and the small sink in the kitchenette had to... More 

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North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

It's not simply the instant comfort and relaxation I feel every time the friendly guys at the front gate wave me in; it's not simply the warm greetings and genuine care shown by all the staff; its not even the unmitigated joy of sitting on a lazy afternoon upstairs have a relaxed drink amongst friends; it is undoubtedly the centre... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Napatana Lodge is a great base to start exploring beautiful Milne BayThis place is heaven. Not your usual touristy atmosphere. Genuine friendly people. I want to keep this place a secret . !Its like staying at your best friends house. Please don't change Napatana. I'm coming back!!!

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Albany, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The people of Milne Bay are fantastic. You are always met with a smile and a conversation. At the Napatana we stayed in a cabin facing Milne Bay, which was nicely appointed, but not mosquito proof. Hmmm. These cabins should have mosquito nets as standard. Maybe they don't want to scare the tourists. This seemed to be backed up by... More 

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Canterbury, England
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9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed here for five days on a recent work-related trip to Alotau, which is always wonderful to go back to, but it was my first opportunity to stay at Napatana. The staff take care of you as if you were their own family: a casual grumble I made about mosquitoes one morning resulted in a mosquito net magically appearing... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I stayed with a friend in a budget cottage before and after a scuba diving trip. Although we were booked in to flashpackers we were upgraded. The staff were very welcoming and the food great. Loved the gardens and the animals. My parents joined me after the dive trip and the staff helped us arrange a trip to the north... More 

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19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed at Napatana Lodge during the Canoe Festival in October 2012, on a return visit to Milne Bay. The owner, Greta, very kindly collected us from the airport at Gurney and gave us a quick drive around town so we could re-familiarise ourselves. A big plus of the lodge is the friendliness and care of the staff -they were... More 

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Address: Charles Abel Highway, Alotau, Papua New Guinea
Location: Papua New Guinea > Papua Region > Alotau

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