Welcome to your home away from home - the Ponderosa Family Hotel in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea



Come stay with us at the Ponderosa Family Hotel!

I'm Esther Holloway, manager of this family business, and I would like to assure you of a warm welcome, a comfortable and safe stay, and great value with the affordable rates we offer.

We offer more comfort and value with air conditioning and fans in every room asnd 24/7 security with our own people. But don't take my word for it -- check the list of features on our Rooms & Rates page.

Whether you are to be a first time visitor or a returning guest to our hotel, a private traveler or a business visitor, please take a minute to look at what we offer … then call us to book!

We look forward to welcoming you to a top value stay at the Ponderosa Family Hotel.

"Quiet area…friendly place," says Lonely Planet

The Ponderosa is one of Lonely Planet's recommended places to stay in Port Moresby. Their independent reviewers reported: "In a quiet area, this friendly place has simple, tidy rooms…" In fact, the review is out of date -- today the Ponderosa is even better. The older rooms have been renovated, all rooms are air conditioned, and the prices are still budget level.

Tropical garden setting, quiet, convenient location

Set in lush tropical gardens in suburban Five Mile, the Ponderosa Family Hotel is within easy reach of major retail and entertainment centers -- Vision City and Waigani Central, bigger hotels, bars, and clubs.

For business travelers, the Ponderosa Hotel is minutes from the center of government in Waigani, the commercial services center of Boroko, the major commercial and industrial centers of Gordons and Waigani, and 15 minutes from downtown Port Moresby. The airport is five minutes away -- but out of earshot behind a hill. WiFi Internet service is available.

Find our location in >>> Google Maps.

A hotel with rooms like a motel, and friendly like a guest house

The Deluxe motel style rooms at the Ponderosa hotel offer a double and a single bed, a small sitting area, en suite bathroom, air conditioning and fans, and a private balcony. Upscale motel quality in a guest house ambience.

The Ponderosa Family Hotel is a family owned business and in many ways it is more like a friendly guest house than a hotel. Certainly, it has hotel facilities -- the motel style fully self-contained rooms, all air conditioned, the bar, the restaurant, the pokies. It is pleasantly people sized with a friendly 84 rooms set in three garden blocks. Stay a few days and you feel like one of the family -- just like a guest house.

>>> Click to check out the rooms.

Three hotel accommodation styles, three budget rates

The Ponderosa hotel’s Super Budget motel style rooms come in either twin share or double format, with air conditioning, en suite bathroom, and  large range of services backed by the hotel’s friendly, family guest house style. Deluxe P1160782 2 two beds.jpg

The hotel offers three accommodation styles -- Deluxe, Super Budget, and Family -- all at economical prices ranging of K350 (=$175), K250 (=$125), and K300 (=$150) per night.

Super Budget? These rooms offer super facilities for a budget price!

>>> Click here to check the super features all our rooms offer!

Call, fax, or email to book into the hotel now!

hotel reception personnel are welcoming and efficient.

Book your choice of friendly, secure hotel accommodation in Port Moresby now:

Call: +675 323 4888. Or fax: +675 323 4555. Or >>> email.

You will always get a smiling reception at the Ponderosa hotel!

The Ponderosa Family Hotel sign shines a welcome in the night.The hotel Beer Garden with is “haus win” grass roofed shelters is a pleasant place to relax — or even do a little work.Meals served with a smile in the Ponderosa Restaurant are tasty and generous.

© Geoffrey Heard, ngislands.com, 2014 - Tel: +675 7384 7177