Review: The Lamana Hotel, Port Moresby


The Lamana Hotel is tucked away in the foothills of Waigani, about 10 minutes from the airport and close to government offices. The hotel has a staggering range of accomodation styles and facilities as well as one of Port Moresby’s most authentic Italian food experiences.

The Lamana Hotel in Port Moresby.

The place

This four-star hotel has a staggering range of accommodation styles and facilities, including apartments, twin and deluxe rooms, as well as executive suites. There are three restaurants and a cafe. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of several bars/lounges. There’s also a nightclub, a bowling alley, a snooker room, a day spa, a beauty salon, a dental clinic, a fitness centre, and outdoor tennis courts. The hotel recently completed renovations, including new food and beverage venues.


All rooms have flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Depending on the apartmentor room style, they also include king and queen-sizedbeds, coffee tables, lounge seating, Nespresso machines, free Wi-Fi and writing desks.

Food and drink

The Italian restaurant is popular for its pizza and pasta (for lunch and dinner) and provides one of Port Moresby’s most authentic Italian food experiences. It also has a buffet on Sundays. Rio’s at the Temple is a steakhouse that serves meat off long skewers straight from the barbecue, a Brazilian-style of cooking known as churrasco. Spices Restaurant offers Indian-inspired dishes and has a buffet on Thursday nights. Cafe Palazzo has some of the best barista coffee in Port Moresby, made from locally sourced beans. There’s comfortable lounge seating in the cafe, along with a good selection of pastries and light meals.

What guests like

‘We stayed for two nights at the Lamana Hotel, following eight nights exploring northern battlefields. The Lamana was just what we needed. Great rooms, efficient a/c, nice showers and a boot-cleaning service included at no charge! The room rates are extremely competitive.’ —TripAdvisor

The Lamana Hotel in brief

Who stays? Business and leisure travellers

How big? 120 keys

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Cost Standard rooms from K400

Check in 2pm

Check out 11am

Highlights The Gold Club provides some of the best nightlife in town. There are a variety of eateries, several bars, and regular live music and DJs. Lanes is the only tenpin bowling alley in PNG

Nearby Parliament House, High Commissions, National Museum and Art Gallery, Vision City Mega Mall, University of Papua New Guinea


This review first appeared in Paradise, the in-flight magazine of Air Niugini

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