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Reviewed 8 November 2019

The location is excellent if you are attending the Kenu and Kundu festival as it is walking distance. The rooms are comfortable with views or glimpses of the sea. The food is average.
We had attempted to book through the hotel web site twice with no reply. We then booked three nights through booking.com. When we arrived we were bumped for the first night. they offered to find alternate accommodation or a site shed (see picture below). Eventually after asking to speak to the manager we were offered a room of inferior quality to the one we had booked. The arrogant receptionist made it clear that it was our fault as we had booked through booking.com. We were not given an apology or a refund. We were paying $300 per night.

Room tip: You will need to ring the hotel to make sure you get the room you want. They dont reply to emails and any booking can be changed by them
Date of stay: November 2019
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Thank Bronwyn C
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AIHGM, General Manager at Alotau International Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2019

Dear Bronwyn C,

Warm greetings from Alotau International Hotel.

Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor response after your recent visit.

From the feedback shared, I thank you for your insight and on behalf of Alotau International Hotel please accept my sincere apologies for any shortfall in service standards you received, rest assured this is not representative of the levels we generally deliver, as you will see from previous reviews.

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss the issues in person, I'm having problems to find your email in our email server please contact me at gm@alotauinternationalhotel.com.pg for me to be able to recover our service shortcoming on your future stay with us.

Feedback is always important as it is a vital way of reviewing the level of service and facilities we provide our guests so as to make continuous improvements. Once again thank you for your truly valuable comments, we believe that we can enhance our service day by day to meet and exceed the expectations of our valued guests like you.

We do hope to welcome you back at Alotau International Hotel as and when your travels return you to Alotau.

Until the opportunity permits,

Kind Regards,

Dony Kristianto

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Reviewed 26 October 2019 via mobile

Spent couple if days in Alotau and stayed at Alotau International. Room is basic, but clean and spacious. Wifi worked ok. Hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast is terrible though. If you want an omelette you will have to fork out an additional 20 K.

Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Travelled on business
Thank mathelaci
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AIHGM, General Manager at Alotau International Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2019

Dear Mathelacy


Thank you for time spent in leaving us review about your stay. I'm glad to hear that our associates are friendly and helpful during your stay. I also would like to apology about those breakfast inconvenience that you experienced. especially for the wrong information given by our wait staff, our new live omelet cooking station should be free of charge with all the accompaniment (Sausages, Baked Beans, Bacon, hash-brown or sauteed potatoes)

Once again, I apologize for our shortcoming and I assure you the hot breakfast is inclusive in our room rate, please email me directly at gm@alotauinternationalhotel.com.pg should you wish to book your future stay at our hotel for us to be able to recover our shortcoming.

Thank you for your kind feedback and I look forward to having you back in our hotel.

Warmest Regards,
Dony Kristianto

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Reviewed 21 May 2019

For Alotau this is probably the best hotel around in the area. The staff are very friendly & helpful. The rooms are basic (or should I say beach style rooms), yet they are extremely clean. The food was ok and I felt safe whilst staying here, which for me was very important. I would definitely stay here again when next in Alotau, there truly isn't much choice out here ..... Wifi would be an asset, but that will probably happen in time.

Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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2  Thank tammym758
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AIHGM, General Manager at Alotau International Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2019

Dear tammym758

Greetings from rainy Alotau, Milne Bay.

Thank you for taking time to share your stay experience with us on TripAdvisor.

It gives us great satisfaction to know that we have met your expectations and you truly enjoyed every aspects of your stay. My team and I are most pleased to learn that you find our associates are very friendly and helpful, the safety and security of our guest and associates is our main priority and we're glad that you feel secure and well taken care of during your recent stay.

We have just sign up with PNG DataCo (Fiber Optic Internet Provider) in mid of April and the connection has been in place starting in May 2019 for our guest connectivity as a complimentary.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and we look forward to creating more memorable experiences for you in the future.

Warm regards,
Dony Kristianto

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Reviewed 9 May 2019

I have stayed at this hotel on several occasions now and found the staff to be consistently pleasant, positive and helpful people. They have made me feel welcome and my stays there comfortable. The restaurant staff have been extremely accommodating when it comes to dinner and I have found myself enjoying some of the most delicious food I have eaten in PNG. However, these dishes have not been part of the regular menu which I would rate as consistently mediocre in quality and taste - especially since the departure of Sri Lankan Chef Manoj. Chef Manoj created a delicious crab dish, which Chef Christine has taken to even greater heights. She is very capable and creative and I give her cooking 5 stars! I understand they now have an Indonesian Chef, but alas I have chosen a mother hotel for my next stay in Alotau, however I may return. Things to watch out for are the tiles which run the length of the outside walkway to many of the rooms which become extremely slippery and have already caused trips to the hospital for people who have slipped up. Although this is an obvious health and safety issue, the owners choose to ignore it. It rains a lot in Alautau so beware.

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank MPW050
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AIHGM, Manager at Alotau International Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2019

Dear MPW050,

Thank you for taking a moment to review Alotau International Hotel following your recent stay at our hotel.

Your comments are greatly appreciated by the team, and I surely pass your kind compliments to our Chef de Partie Christine. Unfortunately our new Executive Chef Mr. Devi Murdevi arrived in March 2019 just after your last visit in early February. He has extensive experiences and have worked in many parts of the world such as Germany, Switzerland, Dubai, Vietnam and Indonesia, surely he would be able to surprise with new delicacies on your future visit.

Crabs and lobster are seasonal items, that is why we do not list it in our regular menu in order to avoid complaints. As you may know Alotau is a very small town and Food items here are inconsistent, but feel free to contact us to put special order while making making your hotel reservation for us to be able to source it well in advance.

Thank you for your sharing your concern on our floor tiles, we surely will elaborate your concern on our upcoming renovation project this year and will source for rough surface floor tiles to avoid hazard and safety issues along the guest room walkways.

Please do contact me at gm@alotauinternationalhotel.com.pg when you make your booking on your next trip to this beautiful Alotau, Milne Bay Province. We look forward to welcoming you back to Alotau International Hotel.

Warm regards,
Dony Kristianto

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Reviewed 5 May 2019 via mobile

Apparently I decided to make my tracks back to the popular AIH over the weekend the place is the best and first class. Though most people crowd around the garden bar is too watch NRL most do have moneý to buy rest are there only watch.
The GM understands cause most are NRL followers, people undersþands hotel rules n the abide to it. Thank GM.

Am impressed with the lookout and it's still best location for the visitors nationally n abroad. Popular Papa's Pizza is everybody's favourite because it so delicious. So if you are thinking of visiting Alotau I bet you Alotau International Hotel is the place to be.

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank rwayabu
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AIHGM, General Manager at Alotau International Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2019

Dear rwayabu,

Thank you for the time spent to leave us this wonderful review, it's a pleasure for Alotau International Hotel to be able to serve the local community itself.

We will strive to do better in the future in term of service and facilities and we look forward to serve the local community well during special events and functions.

Once again thank you for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming back in our property.

Regards,
Dony Kristianto

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