I was on my way to a Sepik river trip and stayed a night in this delightful hotel. I arrived when it was already dark - plane from Port Moresby having been delayed. (see footnote re Madang.)
I was very hungry and went almost straight to the restaurant. First impression was great - there was a lot of art work on display. Some was old style, shell bride price belts, other shell decorative pieces, along with more modern very attractive carved wooden wall ornaments.
I ordered Sepik Prawns in garlic butter, which were about 10cm in length, four on the plate served with rice and vegetables. They were a little overcooked, but very tasty.
The room was not facing the sea, was upstairs above the pool, but spacious, clean with good ensuite facilities.
The staff were very pleasant, keen to be as helpful as possible, nothing was a bother. Next morning I asked to leave the bulk of my luggage (one bag) for storage while I was away on the river. When I checked back in after the river trip my bag was already there in the room for me.
This second night I was in a room at the back - with views of the sea, but again I was a little too late to get to appreciate the view. Requested a 3.30am wake up call as I needed to check in at 4.00am for the morning flight to Port Moresby at 6.10am. All domestic flights require early check in, and this should be observed as flights are frequently overbooked and you can be bumped if late.
I was so happy to enjoy a lovely hot shower after not having access to such luxury while up river. There I sluiced my body with water in an open area which sometimes was home to many mosquitoes. As a malaria prone area I was quick to leave the 'shower' spot. So, thanks to In-Wewak Boutique Hotel I again felt oh so clean!!
This may appear to be an expensive hotel, but it is worth the cost - other accommodation in Papua New Guinea is not cheap anyway, making this very good value in my opinion.
Madang - the flight from Port Moresby calls into Madang on the way to Wewak, however if the flight is delayed and will not arrive before 6.00pm (nightfall) in Madang those wanting to alight there are given accommodation in Port Moresby and travel next day. This is because there are so many flying foxes in Madang they are an airline hazard. If you want to get to Madang best take the morning flight.