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“One of the better options in Moresby”
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Lamana Hotel
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Port Moresby
Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

Lamana has a pleasant airy feel – with its open staircases and small garden features. Reception was welcoming and professional. When it turned out that there was no wifi and no internet (even on cable) for most of the four days I was here, the IT staff were very quick and responsive but unable to fix the problem reportedly external to the hotel. They sold me a 150K card for the pleasure but refunded this in full on check out. Lamana restaurant was pleasant although some of the food was slightly disappointing given that this is Palazzo Restaurant and is usually rated very highly. The rooms were simple and comfortable with small flat screen TVs (although the selection of channels was limited). Like all PNG hotels it has good security but unlike many it wasn’t an overwhelming presence. The hotel is also conveniently close if you’re working with the PNG Health Department. In line with the boom in mining and gas in PNG, Lamana is also building a new extension which includes a new restaurant and spa. I would return here despite the internet issues.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Like most accommodation in Moresby, the Lamana is expensive, however, the hotel is secure, offers a good gym and has a restaurant with diverse choices on offer that should satisfy most tastes. The Lamana offers a secure pick up and drop off service from Jackson Airport which is important in Moresby.

Room Tip: Upstairs is good on a Thursday as this is "party night"
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

Lamana Hotel is one of the better places in POM, even though there is a lot of entertainment happening in and around the Hotel. Try the barber one of the few places in POM with a good massage for a reasonable price.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

I have been coming in and out of the Lamana for several years and just long for a Menu Change. I have never had the Indian food which may be very good but I actually tried the cheapest item on the Menu this time "Mousaka" and surprise 'surprise ...It was quite good. The buffet Breakfast is good with a wide choice.
The tariff is astronomically high when compared internationally but this is the norm for Port Moresby. Perhaps when the large resourse companies gear down it may drop back to something realistic.
The room was basic but adequate with a good coffee and tea bar with ample cold water in the Fridge. The Bar has many slot machines but is fairly civilized. I have never visited the nightclub but the noise that comes from there convinces me that patrons will have hearing problems from the high decibels which can be heard all over the premises.
On a high note the staff are excellent...Freindly and go the extra mile to help you out.

Room Tip: As far away from the disco as possible!
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

What a terrific hotel. Just don't stay in room 19, always check the aircon is working well before you commit to the room. Room 19's aircon just makes a lot of noise and blows hot air.
Don't stay there on a weekend unless you want to party as the night club booms out till 0400.
The restaurant is great but expensive they have recently embarked upon the old increase the price and reduce the quantity ,which does help the old waste line somewhat.
The restaurant is great tho', the staff fabbo the manager Graham although a bit like a Faulty Towers character keeps the staff on their toes.
Despite this a good cheap Moresby hotel.

Room Tip: Mkae sure the aircon is working any room is noisy on a weekend.
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

For a start, Port Moresby is a pretty weird place. Nowhere much to go and not much to see ... and personal security is an issue outside of the hotel compound. But I guess it is where a lot of people may start off when they go to see other parts of Papua New Guinea and may be looking for accommodation at the beginning or end of the trip. Or of course you may be on business..

So if you find yourself in Port Moresby, the Lamana hotel is a fine place to stay while in the city. The accommodation itself is either perfectly good or very good. I'll explain. I was in a normal room at first, which was fine ... although no toothbrush provided! But because of problems with building work (which will soon be over, don't panic) I was upgraded to an executive room, which was fantastic!! Very very comfortable and good aircon. And a fantastic espresso machine :-)

The Lamana is very spread-out in its own compound and is a bit of a maze of a place ... but once you find your way around you will find a good restaurant with very good food and a bar and a nightclub and all manner of things to spend some time in. The staff in the bar and the porters are very friendly and helpful. The General Manager, Yiannis, is a gentleman.

One word of warning: if you have any mobility problems or difficulties with steps and stairs, make sure to tell them so when you book a room here. Some of the rooms are along long (but very pleasant) walkways and there are a lot of stairways.

Oh, and the wifi is very expensive!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

Enjoyed my stay at the almanac although found everything in moresby expensive. All staff went out of their way.Restaurant and bar downstairs great. Would def stay again. Only negative is that moresby is def not for tourists.

Room Tip: Get room away from nightclub which runs Thursday to saturday
Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 1 Famagusta Road, Port Moresby 495, Papua New Guinea
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Region: Papua New Guinea > Papua Region > Port Moresby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Port Moresby
Price Range: £120 - £141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lamana Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 103
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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