This incarnation of the worldwide chain delivers, with spacious rooms, pretty pools among manicured grounds, and highly professional staff. Superior rooms differ from standard in that each has a chair and ottoman and carpeting in place of a couch-bed and tile floor. Poolside rooms have great views across the water to the rest of the mainland. Only ground-floor rooms have bathtubs. There's a cozy cocktail area by the bar, which tends to fill during sports games. The restaurant
offers breakfast and lunch buffets and a large eclectic dinner menu including the traditional dish kokoda. The hotel is on the water, a 10-minute walk directly south of the city center.