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“Great place to stay, excellent suite, tremendous dinning room and bar”

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Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I was in Kokopo for a conference at Rapopo Plantation Resort, but was put in KBB (as the locals call it) as RPR was full. The second day they said that they could move me over, but I refused!
I had Suite 1, a huge self contained bungalow, which had a large bedroom, a kitchen with a washing machine, which was great to have, a bathroom, and a very large lounge. The lounge had a dinning table, sofa, and a loft accessible by a ladder. I can imagine families with kids could send the kids up to play.
There was also a nice veranda with a view of the sea.
I loved the bar and dinning room, the bar small and cosy, the dinning room large and expansive. There was a deck built out over the beach where you could have a drink and watch the sea.
There is a dive shop there, but the hotel is on a clifftop, perhaps 50 m above the beach, so I didn't venture down.
The meals very very nice as well, a tremendous lobster for K95

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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

A group of 10 stayed here during the Mask Festival and the resort placed us under the wonderful care of Lawrence! We couldn't have been happier as he drove us to see the sites, made sure we had plenty of water, got the best shopping opportunities, etc. etc. Ask for his help when you arrive if possible......you won't be disappointed! Resort is beautiful, all the staff were kind and considerate, food was excellent and they even reserved us a table so we could sit together. Highly recommend - all around!!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Nestled on a quiet beach, the bungalows are clean and well appointed by remote island standards. Containing a safe and fridge and a cute balcony with great view, be sure to ask front desk for hair dryer. They have them but not left in the room. The staff is just amazing. Everyone smiles and seems genuinely happy to have you there. The food was good. Lounge, dining room and coffee lounge are all open air but I never felt the need to wear bug spray. Overhead fans kept the areas very comfortable. Our group had a personal resort guide and driver, Lawrence. What a beautiful person. He did everything he could to make our stay and our time at the Mask Festival welcoming and comfortable - from cold bottled water and "VIP" seats at the festival [that means you are in a chair under cover on a dais] to suggestions for excursions and markets to visit. Would I return....given that it is halfway around the world for me....ABSOLUTELY! Thanks to all staff onsite.

Room Tip: Ask for a bungalow facing the beach with a small balcony
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

I visited Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort for the diving. I dived for 5 days and 4 nights (3 dives a day total). Lloyd runs a great operation down at the dive centre. All their gear was in near-new condition and worked perfectly.

The sites we visited were: Small Pidgeon Island Wall #1 & #2, Atun Wreck, Big Pidgeon Wall, Johnny's Wharf, Zero Fighter Wreck, Prawn Farm, George's Wreck, Biplane Wreck, Kabakon Reef, Evelyn's Reef and their house reef. All the sites were easily accessible in their smaller dive boat but they have a much bigger boat for group trips.

I would definitely visit Kokopo again and definitely would dive with Lloyd and the crew (who were all great) again.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Unique setting by the sea and the perfect place to disconnect from all preoccupation.
Authentic place to discover the majestic beauty of PNG. Kind staff and excellent food. The best papaya and mango ever!
Experience a truly unique early morning tour swimming with the dolphins and a touching visit to the war cemetery.
Wish I could have stayed much longer.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Stayed 4 nights.
Well located to get out and about and explore the surrounding area and Rabaul. The hotel provides guides and transportation.
Rooms clean and tidy with fresh towels every day.
Staff helpful and friendly.
Restaurant is open sided and serves excellent food. Reasonable prices.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We were island hopping from Port Moresby to Kavieng and stopped off at Rabaul to explore some of the military and natural sites New Britain had to offer. The accommodation was perfect, the resort was within walking distance to famous Kokopo Markets. The food was fantastic and the pool was great to kick back in. The only down side we found was the beach area and the walk along the beach to the southern point. By all accounts the beach should be pristine in such a wonderful location however the beach was sadly covered in litter and broken bottles. The resort it self was pretty good. We booked a land tour organised by the resort and guided by one of the resort staff to visit military sites including involvement of Australian forces in both WWI and WWII at Rabaul. The Japanese and allied military sites were visited and the museums were astonishing and included some oddities such as the underground hospitals, ship wrecks,plane wrecks, bunker systems and barge pens some 200 plus metres from the water. However what was also rare for us in Australia is a visit to a volcano, its bubbling waterways and a Government centre which undertake volcano observatory work which this tour included. Lunch was not included as we wanted to have lunch in the Rabaul Hotel. We were also lucky to witness a traditional dance in a village which was not an arranged tourist agenda and eat peanuts and other local fruits with the villagers. I would recommend the resort for a few days stay whilst in Rabaul. I would say the resort would be regarded as Top End style for this destination.

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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort

Address: 1 Kurur Place | Kokopo, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea
Region: Papua New Guinea > Islands Region > New Britain Island
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in New Britain Island
Price Range: $91 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Not only do we have a magnificent resort with traditional PNG architectural character and style. Come and experience some of our amazing land and sea tours. Whether you like snorkeling, diving, volcanoes, history or just lazing around, we have it all. Enjoy this magical tropical wonderland. ... more   less 
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Kokopo Beach Bungalows Hotel New Britain Island
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