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Sec 4 Lot 7/8/9 Taurama Road P. O. Box 206, Gordons, Port Moresby 121 Papua New Guinea
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#7 of 19 hotels in Port Moresby
Location
3.5
Cleanliness
3.4
Service
3.8
Value
3.5
The Shady Rest Hotel, one of Port Moresby's top hotels, is conveniently located 10 minutes from the International and Domestic airports and 5 minutes from the business district. Entertainment and other options include The Cellar Restaurant featuring the best steaks in town, fresh pastries, breads and PNG coffee and PNG's original authentic Indian Restaurant with their popular Tuesday and Friday night buffets. The Hotel also features prepaid wi-fi access, free Wi-Fi, well-stocked wine cellar, a gaming lounge, the Tapas cocktail lounge and Glow Hair Boutique, a popular salon, spa and retail shop specializing in Papua New Guinea designs. Also onsite is Mr. Mike's Pizza Company Take away Pizza featuring PNG's best Pizzas.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Casino and Gambling
Free airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Spa
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Alma U wrote a review Dec 2022
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Customer Service from the Management to the auxiliary staff was excellent! They were prompt in communication via email and mobile to understand our needs for conference room setup. Once we arrived, all requirements were met. Where additional assistance was asked- the staff went out of their way to find ways to resolve our queries. Conference Room Team, facilities team, catering/restaurant, Management, in particular (Ms. Cecile), displayed exceptional customer service. I would recommend other business houses to choose Shady Rest.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from The Shady Rest Hotel Marketing, Marketing at The Shady Rest Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear, Alma. Belated festive greetings to you. We appreciate the time you have taken to write us this review. It was a great experience having your team over for the weeks of training. We are delighted to hear of your satisfaction with our facilities, services, and most importantly our People. We've passed on your thanks to Cecil and our team for delivering for your team. We wish you well for this new year and look forward to having you again in the near future. Best Regards from our entire Team.
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patty p wrote a review Jul 2022
Meals: The meals were good, everyone enjoyed Conference Venue: although it was small, it was adequate for the number of participants Rest Room : The rest room is quite small Water: Water was provided, need to provide ice/cool water rather than just water
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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MaryRBV wrote a review Jul 2022
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The food was great esp the cakes and muffins. Friendly catering staff who went out of their way to cater for the one vegetarian in the group. Great venue for a small group conference. The only drawback was the entry to the toilets was from the back of the conference room so anyone going there could be seen going in and out of the toilets.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from The Shady Rest Hotel Marketing, Marketing at The Shady Rest Hotel
Responded Jul 4, 2022
Hi, Mary. Thank you for the lovely review! We are glad you and your team had a good time at the conference and enjoyed the food from our restaurant and bakery. What may seem like a drawback for you is a convenience for most people who have used our facility. We can however arrange for your team to use the toilets downstairs when you next use our facility. Until then, take care and best regards.
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@lovelycody2022 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Hotel prime location, Room comfortable ,has necessary facilities like kitchenette, food is delicious esp. the curry buffet, Thank you to Cecile and team who assisted me, staffs are very friendly and helpful. I will recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Marco A wrote a review May 2022
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Great place for a small conference/meeting. Great services and food. Cecile was really helpful at all time. My team and I really enjoy our 4 days there. We will come back soon for our next meeting. Thanks for you hard work.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from , Owner at The Shady Rest Hotel
Responded May 24, 2022
Hi Marcoa, we're delighted to hear that you and your team enjoyed the facility and service here. We're also happy to hear that our team, Cecil in particular, was of great assistance to you throughout your conference. We looking forward to having you over again soon. Best Always.
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Helen Douglas wrote a review Aug 2021
Lae, Papua New Guinea1 contribution
We had a wonderful 5 nights stay at the Shady Rest Hotel. The rooms were clean, very comfortable, the staff was amazing, and very welcoming. The food was amazing and customer service was excellent. Thank you.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Ziya Rayani, Owner at The Shady Rest Hotel
Responded Jul 19, 2022
Dear Ms. Douglas, Thank you for the wonderful review and compliments. We are truly humbled by your exceptional remarks! We aim to deliver genuine PNG hospitality to all our guests and we are more than glad you experienced it firsthand. Our staff enjoyed serving you and loved your review. We look forward to serving you very soon again and continue recommending us to all your friends and colleagues. Take care.
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Gracia R wrote a review Sep 2020
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I had to surprise someone from Papua New Guinea all the way from the Philippines. I had the pleasure of working with Cecile who readily and willingly answered all my questions and ensured a good customer experience. She was patient with me and polite. She even personally delivered the items I order to the one I had to surprise. Thank you Cecile and Shady Rest Hotel!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from , Owner at The Shady Rest Hotel
Responded Sep 24, 2020
Dear 27graciar,, Thank you for the wonderful review and compliments. We are truly humbled by your exceptional remarks! We aim to deliver genuine PNG hospitality to all our guests and we are more than glad you experienced it firsthand. Our staff enjoyed serving you and loved your review. We look forward to serving you very soon again and continue recommending us to all your friends and colleagues. Take care.
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Helen Ombi, Wartsila PNG Ltd wrote a review Sep 2020
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We had the pleasure of Cellar Restaraunt providing our brunch to celebrate PNG's 45th Independence Day on the day before actual independence day (16th Sept 2020. )We greatly enjoyed the food supplied by the Cellar Restaraunt at the Shady Rest Hotel. Nicely prepared. The Red Velvet cake was to die for - not too sweet but just perfectly right.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from , Owner at The Shady Rest Hotel
Responded Sep 16, 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review and ratings. It was our pleasure to serve you and we hope you will continue visiting us over and over again. Take care
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Muoti M wrote a review Dec 2019
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions
Love the pizza! If you are in Port Moresby, be sure to pass by. The pizza takes 10 minutes or less, it’s fresh and the staff are very friendly . A place that you have to visit! I ordered pizza from there a couple of times and they never disappoint
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from , Owner at The Shady Rest Hotel
Responded Sep 15, 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review and ratings. It was our pleasure to serve you and we hope you will continue visiting us over and over again. Take care
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Voyager55839532190 wrote a review Jun 2019
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My first trip to Port Moresby, and just an overnight stay but I needn't have worried. Felt very secure at The Shady Rest (behind high gates, with security guards...) the room seemed fine, and all the staff were unfailingly polite and helpful. If you're worried about security and concerned about the high accommodation prices in Port Moresby, my advice would be to book in at Shady Rest for a nice, affordable stay. If I'm ever travelling this way again, I'd definitely go back to The Shady Rest (was sorry to miss the Indian restaurant ... next time)
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Sep 15, 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review and ratings. It was our pleasure to serve you and we hope you will continue visiting us over and over again. Take care
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$114 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Papua New GuineaPapua RegionPort Moresby
NUMBER OF ROOMS
74
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Shady Rest Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Shady Rest Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Port Moresby Nature Park (4.8 miles), National Parliament House (3.0 miles), and National Museum and Art Gallery (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Shady Rest Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Shady Rest Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Shady Rest Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Shady Rest Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Shady Rest Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tasty Bite Indian Restaurant, Duffy Cafe, and The Cellar Restaurant.
Does The Shady Rest Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Shady Rest Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Shady Rest Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Shady Rest Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Shady Rest Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Shady Rest Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Shady Rest Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ahearn Point Fort Ruins (6.7 miles).