Alotau Waterfront Lodge

Alotau Waterfront Lodge

Section 43, Lot 18 Charles Abel Highway, Alotau 121 Papua New Guinea
Nice view of Milne Bay from the bar of Waterfront Lodge.
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Amazing meals and views from Alotau Waterfront Lodge. 
Fui and her team
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Cold Beer, Nice Chips and a Great View
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Alotau Waterfront Lodge is your gateway to Milne Bay Province. A family owned loadge situated only 5 minutes from the Alotau town center. Enclosed away from the busy town life, located right by the waters edge of the bay. We have 17 rooms, including bunk rooms for the easy travelers and also have our suites for those looking for a little more luxury. We have a fully licensed restaurant and bar with our dinning located in a large traditional "hauswin" (Open air House). We aim to provide all our guests with clean and affordable accommodation, and helpful friendly service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Bar / lounge
Snorkelling
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Section 43, Lot 18 Charles Abel Highway, Alotau 121 Papua New Guinea
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courtresort wrote a review Jan 2020
Brisbane Region, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you walk down the drive by the Waterfront Lodge which is the blue painted building about a 200 metre walk from the cruise ship dock you will find a great spot to sit and have a cold drink and some lovely food. Usually an island band playing on cruise ship days too. It is called a Hauswin which is PNG speak for an open sided thatch roof structure. This one is right on the waterfront. P.S. it is on the left hand side as you walk towards the town.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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John W wrote a review Oct 2015
Townsville, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 6 nights with a group of 17 family members.
Fui and her loyal assistants were kind, efficient,friendly and informative.
The Lodge is right on the waterfront.
The Jetty needs some repairs but is very handy for fishing as well as boats up to 50 ft.
The rooms are comfortable with air conditioning and ensuite and a tv.
The 'house wind' (open rised floor with a roof) is virtually on waters edge and is a nice place where we drank copious amounts of SP Green beers.
The food was excellent and reasonably priced.
I would go back and stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Rupeni Reginald... I, Owner at Alotau Waterfront Lodge
Responded 28 Oct 2015
Gudi Mr Wilkinson! Thank you so much for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to have hosted you all here at the Alotau Waterfront Lodge. Our apologies for the late reply, we only just claimed the listing today. But I hope all is well, and we look forward to welcoming you all again in the future! Gudi from all the staff here aswell. Thankyou
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Wayne R wrote a review Nov 2018
Yeppoon, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pleasant venue where one has access to their own personal pier , allowing visitors to fish for free. No fish were caught this time but we feel we were too late or too early to fish this very clear water coral environment!
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Merilyn K wrote a review Sept 2017
Wollongong, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On our walk into town from our cruise ship, we popped into the souvenir shop at Waterfront Lodge, as much for relief from the hot sun as anything. To our surprise, out the back was a lovely, open-air restaurant, right on the water. With cool breezes wafting over us, and a local band playing, we enjoyed excellent fish (mackerel), chips, and cool beers. The toilets were clean and the staff friendly and helpful, even standing out in the hot sun to hail us a taxi. And we did buy some nice wooden souvenirs which later passed through Customs without a problem.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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SydneyBambam wrote a review Jun 2017
Sydney
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Behind the Alotau Waterfront Lodge is a beautiful bar and restaurant, called the Hauswin Restaurant and Bar. The perfect place to sit and relax and enjoy the view across the bay. The staff are very friendly and the facilities very clean. We enjoyed cold beers and very flavoursome Tarot, Sweet Potato and Banana chips. There is a good menu of dishes with people making very good comments about the fish. The prices are very reasonable.
The bar is located at the rear of the Alotau Waterfront Lodge, look for the Likalili Gift Shop and go through the building to the rear. You won't be disappointed.
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Date of stay: June 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Timbervolt wrote a review Jun 2017
Melbourne, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a nice enough place to stay. Even though they said they would pick me up from the airport, they didn't. There were taxis outside but I managed to get a lift in with some kind people (and had a great conversation).
They apologised but what can you do? They use a local driver, but he was busy or not notified, whatever.
The rooms were basic but clean. There was a town wide blackout and the generator that was powering it all was outside my room. A polite request had me moved to the other side of the building and was much quieter.
Don't expect the free wifi or internet to be in any way faster than snail pace. I measured the Lodge's wifi speed with speedtest to 0.1Mbps. I got a Digicell sim card and it was 3x faster. The text version of Facebook was free though. It's useful for something like WhatsApp, too slow for emails.
The food at the restaurant was average and slow to come but I wasn't going anywhere and just kept reading my book.
It's a pretty chilled out place and ok for the price.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Saricie_Q wrote a review Nov 2016
Taipei, Taiwan
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
I arrived by P&O Cruises and only had a few hours in Alotau. We had a very nice and informative village tour in the morning. In the afternoon I was walking around with a local guide in the town center and had a drink with him. Afterwards, I walked back to the cruise terminal and accidentally found this gem. Since I only had about one and half an hour left (before the cruise ship left the port), I only had a quick drink here and stayed for about half an hour.

Even though I did not stay here, I can see it is a nice place to stay. It is not as centrally located as Alotau International Hotel. However, the waterfront area also affords a great view of Milne Bay. They even had a small band playing in the bar/restaurant area.

Even though you may arrive by cruise and do not stay in town overnight, this can be a nice place to have a drink or a lunch. Since it is close to the cruise terminal, you can always walk here from the ship (Alotau downtown is further away and may be too far to walk to for some passengers).
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Date of stay: September 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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NeilandMaggie wrote a review Feb 2016
K'gari (Fraser Island), Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our cruise ship called in to Alotau. After seeing some of the sights of this little town we took a boat ride to a lovely restaurant on the waterfront owned by Robert Igara. we spent an hour or two enjoying Robert's company whilst savouring the locl beer , both the SP Export and the Green SP.
This is a lovely resort and even though we were not staying we were shown through the exceptionally nice rooms by Robert's wife. If you are coming to PNG by ship do drop in The Alotau Waterfront Lodge , the service is terrific and the beer even better.
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Date of stay: January 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Look for the sign on the main road. It is pretty small so you might miss it.
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wanderlust1408 wrote a review Oct 2015
Townsville, Australia
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fui and her staff do an amazing job running this lodge! The lodge was a convenient 10 minute stroll to the war memorial and city centre.
The rooms were very clean and came equipped with a small bar fridge, coffee and tea making facilities and aircon!
The food here was nothing short of spectacular! Loved sitting on the deck eating breakfast looking out to the amazing view!
Thanks to Fui and all her staff who spoiled us, can't wait to visit again soon
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Rupeni Reginald... I, Owner at Alotau Waterfront Lodge
Responded 31 Oct 2015
Gudi!! Thankyou so much for coming back and taking the time to review us. We really appreciate your kind words and the beautiful photos you shared. We will be sure to add them to our facebook page. But again, it was such a pleasure to have hosted you all and we can't wait for your return in the future. Greetings from all the staff and I here at the Alotau Waterfront Lodge and thankyou!
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capsicum0620 wrote a review Nov 2017
Thailand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
An OK place for backpackers and budget aware visitors. The rooms are extremely clean if basic (avoid half of those located on the ground floor- #4, 5 and 6- as you'll feel like you're overnighting in a prison cell) and the bathroom is in good conditions. Most of the staff, especially the housekeeping one, is very nice and helpful. There is a general lack of training however, whick can lead to many...misunderstandings when setting the bill upon check-out. Make sure to verify what is being billed to you on a regular basis...
The restaurant area is actually quite pleasant but the food was... a catastrophy. None of the dishes served over our 4 day stay corresponded to the menu descriptions. As soon as more 4 guests shoed up for dinner, the whole thing turned into a complete chaos. An hour waiting time to get a simple salad seemed to be the norm...
If the hospitality aspect of the hotel is moee or less under control, its Food & Beverage section is completely lost at sea.
As a matter of fact, the whole place seems to be managed by ghosts...
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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450unad wrote a tip Sept 2016
Mission Beach, Australia10 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best views"
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NeilandMaggie wrote a tip Feb 2016
K'gari (Fraser Island), Australia23 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Look for the sign on the main road. It is pretty small so you might miss it."
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Terry R wrote a tip Nov 2015
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea7 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best views would be the suites facing the Bay."
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alotau Waterfront Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Alotau Waterfront Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Massim Museum (0.5 km), Alotau's best bar (0.7 km), and Milne Bay Memorial (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alotau Waterfront Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Alotau Waterfront Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Alotau Waterfront Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alotau Waterfront Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Masurina Lodge, By the Bay Restaurant, and Daisies.
Does Alotau Waterfront Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Alotau Waterfront Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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