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Royal Mamberamo Hotel
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Sorong
Des Moines, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A rough staff nice rooms”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

the staff are completely ignorant the food is terrible as well and do not drink the water they serve have you heard of bali belly ask for bottled water. outside of the rooms there is nother nice about this hotel this is like the only hotel in sorong so i would say its the best but just keep a fast in might when you go there and dont expect teh staff to be helpfull ask 3-4 times.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jakarta
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Best hotel so far in Sorong. New, clean, staff are very helpful & service is good.
Also try their restaurant, excellent, tasty crab, fresh veggies. We stay overnight after live aboard at Raja Ampat. Most of the guest are also european tourist.
Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

We stopped in at Sorong before embarking on a Live Aboard Dive Ship, "The Pearl of Papua".

Everything was booked through our operator and hotel room cost almost twice what others have reported for a basic room with no window.

We got in early around 06:00am and although the operator had arranged transport from the airport no-one showed up. We made our own way to membramo, we were quoted 100,000rp from airport to hotel. High aparrently but after overnight travelling we couldn't be bothered bartering.

Hotel got my name wrong, not a massive deal.

English was a struggle for the staff but they did their best and helped us out, sadly there was not much to do. Booked 3hrs with a 'security driver' to take us north to cassowary beach (75000 per hour).

Our room smelled of stale smoke which was a bummer.

Food was great, I recommend the seafood nasi goreng!

Hotel offers a boat and scuba hire on a day rate. Bring your wallet or come in a group, costs started from about AUD$1100 for fishing with add on costs for fishing, snorkeling or diving equipment and guides.

If you can help it, I recommend keeping your stay in Sorong to a minimum.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2012

The Royal Memberamo is a simple place: clean, the no-smoking rooms really smell like no one smokes in them, the water is hot and lasts a long time, the sheets are clean, the staff are friendly and efficient, the rooms are quiet, and the food in the restaurant is good. Central location: you can walk to the waterfront where are the decent food stalls are. I've stayed at this hotel 6 times so far and it is the best one in Sorong.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Rome, Italy
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151 reviews
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Nice rooms, great food and pleasant staff in a place where I spent 2 nights while staying in Sorong.
The restaurant serve really good food and the bar is really complete considering that it is very difficult to find anything around there.
Will for sure stay there again in during my next trip in R4.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2012

After a wonderful 5 days journey to Raja Ampat, Pak Benny -our tour leader- took us to this hotel before departing to Jakarta next day. We stayed in room 201. It's nice, although not spacious. Moreover, we're family of 4. But it's ok. We could refresh after camping, trekking, hiking, sailing, and those kind of nature activities. The shower, the bed, AC, TV, electrical outlet, were such gems for us :)
Yes, this is the best hotel in town! Nowadays, you wouldn't find any better hotel. But, as the Raja Ampat tourism is getting more famous, it's supposed to be more hotels like this in Sorong. Service is excellent. It's clean. But I suggested the hotel to change the shower. It's strong, but not comfortable.
The bed is comfortable. We've got an extra bed. Amenities and toiletries are complete. From our room, we only could see local residences. It's really close from the hotel. If we could open the window, we could jump to their roof!
Breakfast is OK. They've got bread with the accessories, rice, noodle, fruit, snacks, juice (it's not fresh. It's syrup), coffee, tea, fried potatoes, chicken nuggets, porridge, and so on.
Most of the guests were business guests. I'm not sure about the rate, coz Pak Benny did the reservation for us.
There are some mini shops around the corner. It's not located on the main road, so it's not noisy. This is not a hotel for recreation or leisure. If you wish to entertain your self, jump to Raja Ampat! The hotel staff could assist you, I think. Or you can find another operator/travel agent. I'd be pleasure to advice you to connect with the best operator I've known.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Singapore
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Reviewed October 1, 2011

Stayed here for a night after my diving trip in Raja Ampat. This is the most decent and modern hotel in Sorong. Located 15 mins from airport, this hotel is away from the main town area of Sorong.
This area has many night spots with few eatery outlets, row of minimart and some shops 3 mins walk down the road. There are also 2 massage palours and salons at reasonable prices.
Internet in hotel room and public area is chargeable. Stayed at standard room without window. Room and bathroom is small but clean. Bed is soft and comfortable. TV with many channels. Air-con is cold. Buffet breakfast is below basic, cold and very limited variety Do not expect any luxury and you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Standard rooms do not have window. You need to pay more for upper grade rooms with window
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Royal Mamberamo Hotel
Address: Jln. Sam Ratulangi no. 35, Sorong 98413, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Papua > Sorong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Sorong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Mamberamo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the city centre (Kampung Baru), Royal Mamberamo Hotel (RMH) is only 20 mins from the airport, 5 mins from the famous 'Berlin Wall' and within walking distance to most local attractions (inc. Boswesen Market). Voted #1 hotel in Sorong on Tripadvisor, our rooms are spacious and well-maintained. Staff are polite and go out of their way to make our guests feel welcome. Our Metamani Restaurant is also one of the finest in Sorong, serving both international and Asian cusine. To ease your trip to Raja Ampat, we have an in-house travel and diving facility which includes the rental of speedboats and diving equipments. At RMH, we believe your needs are our utmost priority. ... more   less 
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