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Napatana Lodge

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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The Entrance, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
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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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stayed at Napatana in January for a total of four nights and loved our little bungalow home with its view of the bay. Simply furnished these bungalows have a lovely feel, which combined with the warmth of the staff made us feel very relaxed and at home. The food in the restaurant varied from gorgeous banana pancakes for breakfast... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Stayed here twice in October & November during the Canoe Festival in one of the flashpacker air-conditioned rooms. We were collected at Gurney Airport and taken to the hotel by Greta, check in was smooth and our room was nicely appointed with the tea/coffee facilities a great idea. The restaurant was popular and the food was good and inexpensive with... More

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

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