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Reviewed 26 September 2016

As we arrived at the Port Moresby airport we called the hotel "Shady Rest" from the free-phone at the arrival lounge. The shuttle bus arrived in a few minutes and take us to the hotel and two days later back to the airport. This service is also free! Every employee is incredible friendly and very helpful. The Rooms are high...

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The Shady Rest restaurant has become our favourite place to dine, especially on Friday nights Curry Club. Delicious food, fresh salad and a good vegetarian selection. The service is excellent and the atmosphere warm and tasteful. I really recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Claire J
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The ambience is quite nice and the food is excellent!! The people are quite warm and very friendly. Would like to dine more once im in Papua New Guinea!! The voice of dishes are also very good. Kudos to the team !!

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Thank kaushik4
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I've stayed at The Shady Rest on two occasions over the last three years. It's a great and quiet place with new rooms and a good restaurant. It's a bit out of the way which means it's best if you have transport. But if it's an overnight or stopover like that it's great without wheels. Hotel has free airport transfers...

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Thank Jarrodlac
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The food was pitch perfect! Fantastically delicious, I wouldn't imagine how wonderful the restaurant is...it was my very first time to eat in Shady Rest. I hope to look forward on visiting this restaurant often.

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Thank Bhargav V
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Wow, for the price you pay(100+ $), you get such an amazing quality room. Very clean, newly refurbished with high quality design, comfortable and home like feeling. Local staff are always smiling and easily available to make your stay enjoyable. The pizzas are not bad and the Thaï lady does wonderful massage!! Birds singing makes it a peaceful haven. Supermarket...

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1Thank Jainil974
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The room was bright and clean and the setting pleasant. The experience was enhanced however by the restaurant providing good quality food. My only criticism is of the initial transfer from the airport. Despite a promise that I would be collected the car only arrived after several phone calls made by local tourism workers on my behalf. Apart from that...

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Thank Blank70
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great Service, food is amazing, I have found my new Favorite hotel in Pt Moresby, I cant explain enough how the Hospitality of the owners makes your stay a memorable one, The rooms are well priced clean and the beds comfortable, I will be booking my room at the shady rest the next time I Travel to Pt Moresby

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Thank Gerard F
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 July 2016

There are a number of reasons to stay at the Shady Rest but, for me, the NYC Cheesecake served in its Restaurant looms large.And I am not a big desert eater. However on the suggestion of the Hotel's owner Mr Rayani i did at 0600hrs with a latte whilst checking out. I cannot think of a better way to kick...

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1Thank MendiMan
Cairns Region, Australia
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Well a very nice evening was had by us all. The food is out of this world. The curry buffet has a good range of dishes and Chef can always adjust the heat to your liking. The Shady is run like a family hotel with very friendly owners and staff ready to look after you. I certainly recommend a visit...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Shady Rest Hotel, one of Port Moresby's top hotels, is conveniently located 7 minutes from the International and Domestic airports and 5 minutes from the business district. Entertainment and other options include the Cellar Steak House featuring the best steaks in town, PNG's only authentic Indian Restaurant and the all you can eat buffets showcasing the vast talents of our chefs every Tuesday and Friday nights. The Hotel also features prepaid wi-fi access, a well-stocked wine cellar, a gaming lounge, the Tapas cocktail lounge, a big screen karaoke lounge and a beauty salon with a souvenir shop. Also onsite is Mike's Pizza Company Take away Pizza featuring PNG's best Pizzas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Shady Rest Hotel

Address: Sec 4 Lot 7/8/9 Taurama Road | P. O. Box 206, Gordons, Port Moresby 121, Papua New Guinea
Region: Papua New Guinea > Papua Region > Port Moresby
Price Range: $161 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 74
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“I chose an upstairs room which was accessed via a covered 'veranda' and enjoyed its location.”
 of 5 bubbles MendiMan, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Get the Deluxe rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 429jettyd, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Room 34 - top floor and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles sballantyne2016, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“executive suites are excellent & relatively brand new”
 of 5 bubbles candicew798, 9 Aug 2015 | Read review
“You do not want to stay here”
 of 5 bubbles DrTravell007, 13 May 2015 | Read review
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