Didn't have high hopes for this hotel but was pleasantly surprised.
Clean rooms, friendly staff, attached bar and pokies (slot machine gambling), excellent restaurant.
Most hotels seem to use salt water for their swimming pools, but that doesn't keep the expats from availing of the pool services daily.
The attached serviced appartments have the best view, overlooking the pool area.
Ela Beach Brasserie seems to be a very popular restaurant, serving very nice steaks, freshly made pizza in their display kitchen and a host of drinks. Guests enjoying the pool services or wishing a smoke may do so poolside while having their meals served to them.
The rather antique elevator is exciting - you have to press the buttons several times to get the doors to close and the elevator to floor levels ALMOST line up (+ / - 2 inches).
All in all, a pleasant stay, though the pest control standards around and in the the restaurant have to be upgraded (crushed 2 out of 3 mini roaches around my table). It may have been the weather though. Regardless, the restaurant was full most nights and with expats too, probably the not so squeamish ones.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Ela Beach Hotel & Apartments! Meet, Stay and Play at Ela Beach Hotel and Apartments, overlooking Port Moresby's Ela Beach. Situated in close proximity to the CBD, the Hotel offers 97 well-appointed rooms and apartments (92 Hotel Rooms and 5 Apartments), including the popular Beachside Brasserie. Recently completed are the Premier suites which offer modern, luxury rooms with a private lap pool, guest's gymnasium, and business centre. Management is currently implementing a maintenance program for the other hotel rooms. 2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards Winner: Luxury Diplomatic Hotel - Australasia & Oceania Luxury Coastal Hotel - Papua New Guinea ... more less
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