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Lae, Papua New Guinea
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Basic rooms, very tired and run down. Menu basic if things are available. Local staff are fantastic however resort is let down by the whites managing it poorly and their hangers on of which there are a few. Common to find white staff smoking where you are trying to have a meal with no regard for others. Resort is expensive... More 

1 Thank sean4440
Worthing, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Only popped into this place for a beer, only had one as it was 50% more expensive than the resort opposite. I believe it is waiting renovation but has had a bit of a facelift in the meantime. It has a good location but the beach wasn't kept very clean.

Thank SimonTheSailor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

absolutely agree with micka1941; I could not believe that for A$250 per night I had one threadbare towel, stained bedsheets, dirty bath matt, stained bath wall, and so on. I had to change room because the air con was heating instead of cooling. I was told breakfast would be included then was told it was not. Yes it is by... More 

1 Thank Natalie B
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71 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

There are much better places to stay in Kavieng than Malangan I was in Kavienb on business and wanted to be near the beach. No other hotel or lodge in Kavieng can match the location so if that's you then Malangan is the place you'd want to stay. Be warned however that bar it's location, Malangan is a terrible place... More 

3 Thank Tui0200
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Got picked up at the airport and within minutes we were there. Outstanding location, views and atmosphere. Unbelievable beauty of surrounding islands. The resort offers fishing, adventures, fine dining and a well stocked bar at very reasonable prices. Hospitality was tops, service great and a most enjoyable holiday.

3 Thank John S
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

I was a bit disappointed in the Malagan Beach Hotel. It does have a great location right on the beach but otherwise it is rather uninteresting. No charm or character. My room was clean (I didn't experience bed bugs or mosquitos) the staff was friendly and it did feel safe, even at 4:30 in the morning when one must leave... More 

2 Thank Sandra C
Athens, Greece
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330 reviews
152 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

When I arrived (without booking) there was no room available. Then they proposed me a room with no working aircondition at a special discounted rate an i accepted it . Finally a room with aircondition found at the normal price of 500 Kina. The torture started even before i swiched off the light when bed bugs invated my place. I... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2012

Obviously Malagan's didn't leave a great impression on some however it's under new management (Steve) and I've just got to set the record straight. I booked at the Kavieng Hotel based on the rating and that was a mistake. It's in town and there's no view. In contrast, Malagan's has a lot better amenities. Not only is it better priced,... More 

2 Thank Quality C
Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2012

In my opinion the Malagan is still the only place to stay in Kavieng. It has badly deteriorated over the last ten years and the new manager is doing his best to raise it to a better standard. It isn't flash but it is (reasonably) clean, the restaraunt and bar are good and the staff friendly but most importantly it... More 

2 Thank Ossie55
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2009

Good spot to stay while diving in the area. Dive operator was not teh best but probably moved on by now.

1 Thank Les W

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Additional Information about Malagan Beach Resort

Address: PO Box 707, Kavieng 631, Papua New Guinea
Region: Papua New Guinea > Islands Region > Kavieng
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Malagan Beach Hotel Kavieng
Malagan Beach Resort Papua New Guinea/Kavieng
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“Choose a top floor room”
 of 5 bubbles sean4440, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“check air con before moving in; lower floor have direct access to beach; specify if you do not want small beds but only double beds are available”
 of 5 bubbles 426natalieb, 14 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Bottom floor rooms are cheaper and also have a waterfront balcony. Even if the prices were same, I would still choose the bottom rooms”
 of 5 bubbles P7073UEjohns, 17 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Take your mosquito spray and go!”
 of 5 bubbles BIZAS, 18 Jul 2013 | Read review
“All rooms are facing the water!”
  • Partial view of the beach
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 of 5 bubbles QualityC, 11 Sep 2012 | Read review
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