Overall, the hotel provides a good comfortable room and service, although beware of the ‘express’ part as some aspects are lacking that little touch of luxury.


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The Holiday Inn Express is a relatively new hotel; this is evident in the modern furnishings and decorations. The excellent price would indicate that the rooms would be fairly small which is true, but expected, although they are on the smaller side they are comfortable and equipped with tea and coffee facilities, free WiFi, ironing facilities and have a touch of luxury about them.

Located conveniently between the airport and Ela Beach; views from the room include that of Port Moresby’s suburbs Waigani and Gordons.

The rooms are furnished with a flat screen TV equipped with Hitron cable channels.

The buffet-style breakfast is included in the price and is served in a standard western style with a variety of cereals, scrambled eggs, sausages, beans and toast providing a simple but delicious start to the day.

Unfortunately the customer service provided in the morning left a lot to be desired, when the staff were asked for some cups to use for the tea and coffee area (which was empty), the staff told the guests to wait or go to the front bar and get one from there; usually this would be something that the staff would do.

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Staff at the front desk were slightly more helpful however a smile wouldn’t have gone a miss; occasionally throughout the stay the staff seemed unsure about certain aspects of the hotel, for example one member of staff said that guests were allowed to use the neighbouring hotel’s pool whilst another member of staff said that this was not the case.

Facilities at the Holiday Inn Express include a restaurant, computer station, 24-hour business centre, laundry service and a well-equipped gym.

Overall, the hotel provides a good comfortable room and service, although beware of the ‘express’ part as some aspects are lacking that little touch of luxury.

Being cheaper than its neighbour (the Holiday Inn), the Holiday Inn Express was PGK440 including breakfast however normally the price would be around PGK600; prices can fluctuate for hotels in and around Port Moresby making this great value for money.

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