Alotau International Hotel

Papua Region
Accommodation Type
P.O. Box 341 Alotau Milne Bay Papua New Guinea

Alotau International Hotel has a dedicated team of friendly and professional staff to ensure that everyguest has a memorable stay in the hotel. We also have ample car parking facilities and round-the-clock security.

The Alotau International Hotel is beautifully located on the water’s edge and right in town. We offer every service and convenience for the business and the leisure traveller.

With a convenient Airport Shuttle, Cool and comfortable modern rooms, Swimming pool, In-house WiFi, cuisine prepared by International Chef prepared cuisine, Conference facilities, magnificent Views and park-like grounds.

Making you feel at home is our highest priority………..

A bit of History

Milne Bay played a significant role in World War II history. American and Australian forces were based in Milne Bay from May 1942. When the war in the Pacific escalated and the Japanese navy started moving south, two battles ensued in Milne Bay, which altered the course of the war.

In May 1942, during the Battle of the Coral Sea, allied forces turned back the Japanese after an intensive battle in the skies. Three months later, a second attempt saw the Japanese troops land at Ahioma. After twelve days, the Australian army defeated the invading troops.

Below are some Villages/Sites with some of the war relics remaining.

  • Turnbull War Memorial – visit the site of original No.3 airstrip during WWII and its memorial to Australia’s Squadron Leader Peter St George Turnbull, killed during the Battle of Milne Bay.
  • Nigila – the privilege of accessing privately owned land where six American landing barges were “dumped”, 1km from the shore.
  • Wahuhuba Bay – the site where the Japanese first landed, and the first exchange of gun fire in the Battle of Milne Bay took place.
  • Corporal John French Memorial at Goilani River – the monument to Corporal John French, honored with the Victorian Cross.
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