Since hotel was full when I checked in, I was upgraded to a two bedroom apartment. A nice surprise as it included a separate small kitchen, dinning area and living room. Internet cable and TV was only available in 1 (out of 2) bedroom.
While the rooms shows signs of aging, it functions well and is clean and large. No bathtub in the bathrooms but this is not an issue for me.
Hotel also provides washing machines in the common area but you would need to bring your own detergent.
Breakfast menu was the same for 4 straight mornings so this would be my biggest complain.
Another letdown was the internet connection. Anyone who wanted to use the internet here had to buy a prepaid card from the convenience stall located at the hotel lobby. However the connection was down for 2 nights when I was there. Though this is not the hotel's fault, it was frustrating since there is not much to do outside of the hotel after dark.
The hotel is undergoing some renovations and hence the condition of the elevators are not the best. The noise started after 9am.There is also a new section of the hotel being built but this facility would probably not be ready for at least another year judging from what I see on the outside.
Overall, it is still a decent choice in Port Moresby and having seen the location of Crowne Plaza/Grand Papua and Ela Beach, I think Holiday Inn is in a better location when it comes to security. About 15-20 minutes drive to the airport and 5 minutes away from the only noteworthy shopping centre in town, i.e. Vision City. Would have no problems staying here again.
P.S. The hotel does provide free shuttle bus to the airport which leaves once every hour.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in 5 hectares of landscaped gardens, the Holiday Inn Port Moresby offers a secure environment combined with international service standards and Papua New Guinea friendliness.Located in the heart of the Government district, access is via a modern four-lane highway 6 kilometres from the airport and a continuation of this highway a further 8 kilometres into the Port Area. Parliament, many government departments and embassies are situated close by as is the Port Moresby Golf Course. Accommodation totals 166 rooms including standard and Premium rooms, two room suites, executive suites and serviced apartments.Facilities include a Sports Club with four Squash Courts, outdoor swimming pool, two Tennis Courts, daily aerobics classes, cardio vascular training equipment, a volleyball court, a jogging track and a fully equipped weight room. Professionally managed by qualified staff, the Sports Club is the ideal place to maintain fitness while in Port Moresby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Port Moresby Hotel Port Moresby
- Port Moresby Holiday Inn