Unfortunately my Company choose to use Lamana Hotel for all our stays. Having been in and out of PNG for the last year and probably having stayed at Lamana for half of that time, the initial novelty and quirkiness of the Hotel has worn extremely thin.
The prices are normal by PNG standards but way over priced for the quality of the Hotel, Staff, Restaurant and Accommodation.
The Service in the Restaurant is often poor, last week, after waiting 45 mins for my meal I overheard the waitress say to the Manager how long I had been waiting, his reponse (which I overheard), was "What do you want me to do" another night I waited over an hour for a pizza, because they had forgotten to put the order through and they regularly forget to bring you the drink you order. After a week in the Hotel the Menu becomes extremely repetitive and boring although if you enjoy Indian food, you might be happy for 2 weeks.
If you're a light sleeper or not a drinker, the accommodation is not recommended for a Friday and Saturday night. The music in the Gold Club starts around 10pm and goes on until around 4am in the morning. The open air design of the Club means the music can be heard from almost all the rooms, including the extremely expensive Executive ones.
I have to compliment the cleaning staff though, they do a good job of keeping the place looking nice, although being told on Sunday I had to leave my room and waiting on the landing so the lady could clean was a bit strange.....
The Gym is small but reasonably well equipped and if you can find a tennis partner, the Court there is pretty good and floodlight.
Would I recommend a stay here? For a week or so, yes. If you plan on spending a longer period of time or have regular visits here, try to find something else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lamana Hotel is a world of its own serving PNG for over 20 years and now with modern accommodation facilities, stylish conference rooms, Italian restaurant, Spices restaurant, Rio's Brazilian Steakhouse, Palazzo cafe, Lanes Ten Pin bowling. Located in the heart of Port Moresby CBD and just 5 minutes away from Jackson's International Airport; Lamana Hotel sets you close to the National Museum, Parliament House, Government offices and the University of PNG. They provide a free 24-hour shuttle bus for all its houseguests. They have 120 modern accommodation suites with individual controlled air conditioning, direct dial phones, free WiFi, in-room safes, refrigerator, cable TV, laundry service, room service & 24 hour security. The Lamana Hotel brings you a culinary worldly experience with 3 great restaurants - Spices restaurant open for breakfast, lunch & dinner, The Italian for authentic Italian cuisine and wines, open from lunch to dinner, Rio's Brazilian Steakhouse at The Temple open for dinner. With daily lunch specials, you are spoilt for choice to enjoy authentic flavors from around the world. Lamana Hotel also offers Conference and Meeting rooms ensuring an enjoyable and memorable conference. They offer packages designed to suit your organizations needs and your participants' expectations, with a choice of fully equipped conference rooms. After a workout in the Spartan Fitness center or a game on the outdoor tennis & futsal court, guests can enjoy a soothing massage at Lamana Spa and a fresh look at Trends Lamana Hair Salon. They also have an on site Dental Clinic and even a Travel agency. Lamana Hotel is famous for having the biggest and best nightlife in town with The Gold Club’s indoor bar and Gold Club open air Arena. You can try your luck on the poker machines, play a friendly match at the pool tables or try the more serious game of snooker at the Q Club Snooker room. There is live musical entertainment by the resident deejays and from Thursday to Saturday live bands at the Gold Club inside bar. The daily promotions in the evenings at the Gold Club ensure you can win cash, meal & drink vouchers or take part in a fun karaoke night. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lamana Port Moresby