Sanc­tu­ary Ho­tel Re­sort Spa, Port Moresby

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LO­CA­TION Hid­den at the end of a quiet lane, the ho­tel sits just off Pipit Street in the dis­trict of Waigani. As in most places in Port Moresby, you will mostly travel by car; how­ever, ev­ery­thing you need is close by, in­clud­ing Jack­sons In­ter­na­tional Air­port, which is about 10 min­utes away. THE PLACE

Open­ing its doors late last year, the Sanc­tu­ary pro­vides a tran­quil es­cape from the busy streets of Port Moresby. As the sis­ter prop­erty of the award-win­ning Rapopo Plan­ta­tion Re­sort in East New Bri­tain, the ho­tel has been trans­formed from an old hostel into a mod­ern and wel­com­ing re­sort. It fea­tures hand-made furniture, crafted by the busi­ness’ very own car­pen­ters. As well as hav­ing meet­ing rooms, a busi­ness cen­tre and gym, the ho­tel grows its own herbs, which it uses in its restau­rant. ROOMS A range of rooms in­cludes ba­sic, to deluxe and stu­dio suites. Some in­clude two sep­a­rate sleep­ing quar­ters, while most have bal­conies or over­look rooftop gar­dens. The rooms are clean and con­tain ev­ery­thing nec­es­sary for a com­fort­able stay. FOOD AND DRINK The ho­tel’s restau­rant is open ev­ery day for lunch and dinner, spe­cial­is­ing in all things seafood. There is also a big fo­cus on lo­cal pro­duce, es­pe­cially fruit and veg­eta­bles. The sec­ond din­ing area – out­side next to the pool – has a re­laxed at­mos­phere with bar and wood-fired pizza oven – a great place to take a break from the day. Break­fast is in­cluded in room charges. WHAT GUES TS LIKE “I was pro­vided a pickup on ar­rival at the air­port and re­ceived a friendly, warm wel­come from the man­age­ment team at the ho­tel. Rooms were clean and had mod­ern fa­cil­i­ties.” – Book­ “What stands out for me the most is the peace and tran­quil­ity of the premises. The bird sanc­tu­ary, the set-up of the rooms pro­vid­ing pri­vacy for both the chil­dren and par­ents, plus the warm greet­ing of the staff is very com­fort­ing.” – TripAd­vi­sor

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