Stayed at Grand Papua hotel for the first time as other hotel i normally stayed ( Airways hotel ) is fully booked. The hotel is new as it started operations just last year, so it is less than a year in business. The hotel is run by australian management.
The greatest complains i have would be the hotel rate which they charged which was 460 USD for standard room without breakfast and internet ! Although i would say the hotel is nice but it would be an equivalent of 3 stars hotels in most countries . So this is most expensive hotel i have ever stayed in my life and i am well travelled to many countries ! Although i know that things for foreigners here are expensive because everything have to be imported , nothing is made locally but i was still hard to accept the ridiculous rate for the same level of hotel in other countries.
Well , apart from the overpricing issue. I think the hotel is located in great location as most rooms are facing the sea so you can see beautiful sea from the balcony. The room is reasonably nicely decorated as well as other areas of the hotels such as restuarant, bar, pool, gym. I am a bit disappointed at the food which is not so good, especially breakfast and room service, not much selection. Service level was not up to the standard e.g. i had to ask for body shower gel, and shampoo almost everyday as they were not provided in the shower. Wifi internet connection signal is not as strong at my floor ( i am staying at 5th floor) and there is no internet cable provided.
Well, if i have the choice, i would probably not coming back to this hotel unless the price is more reasonable. Airways hotel near the airport is much better choice for the same rate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the city centre of Port Moresby, the Grand Papua Hotel is the newest deluxe hotel to open in PNG. Comprising 161 rooms and suites, the hotel caters to both the corporate and leisure traveller. ... more less
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