Top 10 Hotels And Vacation Rentals In Papua New Guinea - Updated 2023

Top Hotels and Vacation Rentals To Stay in Papua New Guinea
Adrian Chew
Adrian Chew 

Although Papua New Guinea is a relatively new destination to some tourists and visitors, there are many world class hotels in the country. You will be surprised to see such accommodations widely available in the city. Apart from that, you can also choose to stay in various vacation rentals in Papua New Guinea. For the time being, you can also book your accommodation through Airbnb as the country has yet to be listed in VRBO. Below are some of the hotels and vacation rentals you should consider if you are planning to come to Papua New Guinea. Mostly are located in the capital city of Port Moresby and some in other parts of the country.

1. Rapopo Plantation Resort (from USD 136)

Do not be deceived by the name of the resort. Rapopo Plantation Resort is another unique accommodation you should consider for your vacation. Of course it is not located in the farm but is located on the island of New Britain. If you need to get to the town or visit the nearby points of interest, they are all nearby. Among them are Kokopo town and Simpson Harbour.

Look at the pictures above. The resort is indeed unique and just looks like a holiday mansion. Check out the private bathroom. It is definitely better than home. Your bedroom is also worth checking out. The good thing is you get to see the panoramic view of the sea from your balcony. There are 2 restaurants for you to choose from and you can refer to the website in regards to the menu. If you feel bored, you can go canoeing or play squash for free.

Make use of the facilities available during your stay. Among them are BBQ facilities, free WiFi, outdoor pool and many others. You can also buy your souvenirs from the gift shop, located in the resort.

Rapopo Plantation Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Kokopo Road
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

2. Cozy bedroom in a green house (from 44.87 USD)

How about staying in a cool holiday house? Do check out this green home and you will fall in love with it. Location wise, it is within walking distance to the airport and is in the city center. Ideal for solo adventurers and couples. Among the facilities are a kitchen, TV and washing machine. It is a simple eco-friendly home, so do not expect it to be complete with all the facilities.

Cozy bedroom in a green house

Price: from 44.87 USD

Number of Guests: 2

3. Safe and secure accommodation (from 57.22 USD)

When looking and booking a vacation rental, safety and location are always the two important aspects to consider. If you are traveling alone or a couple traveling together, check out this vacation rental. It is located in a secure housing area in Islander Village, Port Moresby. Among the facilities are a washing machine, kitchen and parking. If you need to get to the shopping mall, Vision City Mall is within walking distance from your vacation rental.

Safe and secure accommodation

Price: from 57.22 USD

Number of Guests: 2

4. Deluxe King Room in Laguna Hotel (from USD 163)

Looking for a romantic experience? There is one hotel you should check out. It is none other than the Laguna Hotel. Whether you are a couple traveling together, a solo traveler, family with kids or business traveler, this hotel has everything that you need. You get to play snooker too and you should look at the picture above. Take your kids to the pool in the evening and let them have some fun. Your bedroom is super cool and spacious as can be seen above. Among the facilities are WiFi access, gym, playground, poolside bar as well as restaurant.

Deluxe King Room in Laguna Hotel, Port Moresby
Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
 Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

5. Tufi Dive Resort (from USD 194)

This accommodation is meant for couples and solo adventures so it is not for kids. Besides that, you need to book in advance if you decide to come here. Due to its remote location, you can only reach the resort by plane.

Apart from scuba diving you can also go bird watching, canoeing and trekking. Tufi Dive Resort offers you a unique experience and panoramic views. Take a look at the swimming pool at the resort. It is just like paradise. There is more, as you get to dine at the dining area, which offers you a spectacular view of the surrounding area. You do not need to worry about insects or mosquitoes as all the bedrooms have mosquito nets as well as air conditioning, so you can sleep well during the night.

Have a drink at the bar and dine at the restaurant during your stay at this resort. You can always to refer to the reception counter if you need other services.

Tufi Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Tufi Dive Resort, Oro Province
Accommodates: 3

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

6. Goroka home away from home (from USD 49)

If you have a big family or are traveling with kids, then this family home can accommodate everyone. The holiday home is located in the city but in Goroka town. Time to get away from the crowd and the congested city and spend your vacation at Goroka. You will not want to miss the beautiful highlands of Papua New Guinea. The good thing is the owner of the house can arrange a 4WD vehicle for you and you can contact the owner for details.

Look at the pictures above. It is not the usual vacation home you have seen before. The bedroom and kitchen are also cool and they offer you a pleasant experience and cozy environment.

Goroka home away from home
Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
11 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
safe and clean acomodation in goroko
a very clean quiet and pleasant retreat from the hustle and bustle of goroka
catch up the bus easy the owner is honest kindness responsibility
what else could you ask for? nice hosts? then you’re in the perfect spot as well
it is a perfect place for travellers
Read more reviews

7. Airways Hotel (from USD 234)

Experience the uniqueness of the city by booking your hotel for a perfect vacation. One such hotel you should stay at is Airways Hotel. It is strategically located near Papua New Guinea’s International Airport. If you are traveling with your kids as well as the entire family, then Airways Hotel is just the place you are looking for. The National Museum and Art Gallery is just within walking distance from your hotel.

Have a look at the picture of the hotel above. It is an amazing accommodation and this award winning hotel has won the hearts of various guests and tourists. You can even take a walk outside the hotel to see its majestic botanical gardens. You will want to check out the bedroom picture above. Modern, chic and spacious and it is just ideal for the entire family. Among the facilities are free WiFi, a restaurant, shops, fitness center, children’s playground and tennis court. Besides that, make use of the airport shuttle, laundry, luggage storage and babysitting services free of charge.

Airways Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Jackson Parade, Jacksons International Airport, P.O. Box 1942
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna

8. Luxury modern penthouse

Looking for a vacation rental? Consider this penthouse when you book your accommodation. Located in the middle of Port Moresby, you will get to see not just the city skyscrapers but also the harbor. Among the facilities are a swimming pool, gym, gourmet kitchen, WiFi as well as BBQ facilities. Take a look at the picture of the dining area and the balcony. They are awesome.

Luxury Penthouse, +Wifi, Pool & Gym
Port Moresby, Central Province, Papua New Guinea
8 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in condominium (condo) 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
greg's place was great and well equipped so warm and comfortable - danny was friendly - can't fault it
the two-level apartment is very large and spacious with amazing views of the harbour and surrounds
security was awesome beds were very comfortable everything was clean
as hosts greg and maree are delightful in every way
all in all excellent hosts and excellent experience
haus meri was on time and very helpful
great location exceptional host and a wonderful place to stay
Read more reviews

9. Crossroads Transit Hotel (from USD 116)

If the first three accommodations are not what you are looking for, then consider Crossroads Transit Hotel when booking your hotel. If you like to see the garden and mountain, then this place is for you. Put aside your work and have a long vacation at Papua New Guinea. The fitness center at the hotel will help you to de-stress. You can either opt for rooms with a balcony or without but remember to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

You don’t need to travel far to buy some groceries and have your meals. There are restaurants, a mini market and stores within the hotel complex. The food here is excellent too and you need to try it for yourself. The South Pacific Brewery and Lae town is also near your hotel. Feel free to use the free WiFi, outdoor pool as well as coffee and tea making facilities.

Crossroads Hotel Lae

Wifi Available

Address: 9 Mile, Main Lae/Nadzab Highway
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

10. Grand Papua Hotel (from USD 166)

If you are a business traveler or a couple, Grand Papua Hotel is the perfect accommodation just for you. It is located right in the middle of Port Moresby and you will enjoy the scenic sea views from your room if you stay at this hotel. The airport and beach are located nearby your hotel too. Choose from the 5 different types of rooms. Kindly ensure you have more than enough cash as it is not a budget hotel.

Have a look at the picture above. Your bed is super large and from your bedroom you get to see the harbor and the sea. The bar and restaurant is indeed classy. Buffet, lunch and dinner are available at the hotel, kindly ask the staff at the reception counter. If you are attending a meeting or want to have a discussion, there are meeting facilities and a business center you can book and make use of. For couples, feel free to use the sauna, outdoor pool and fitness center or have your meals at Grand Café or Grand Brasserie.

Grand Papua Hotel, a member of Radisson Individuals

Wifi Available

Address: Mary Street
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

Not what you perceive after all

After reading this article and going through the vacation rentals and hotels above, you might start to be more open-minded as the country has plenty to offer tourists and visitors. Although it is a laid back destination, you will be amazed with its world class accommodations, its unique culture, food and attractions in and around Papua New Guinea.

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