The only real top-range international standard hotel in Manokwari is the Aston. The Swiss Belhotel is now the second-best in town, while next down in the list, but with the most beautiful location, is the Mansinam Beach Hotel. Other than these, there is a wide choice of mid and lower range hotels, though none stand out as being exceptional in any way, and at any given time, a certain percentage of the promised facilities (water, air-conditioning, TV, minibar, etc.) are likely to be broken down — just grin and bear it. Prices are around 50% to 100% more than what you’d expect from similar standard hotels in Indonesia proper, but fluctuate frequently, and are negotiable.
Transportation will be provided to and from the conference venue from the Swiss Belhotel and the Mansinam Beach Hotel. Many of the other hotels listed are within easy walking distance from the Swiss Belhotel, so participants staying at those hotels wishing to avail themselves of the transportation should make use of the Swiss Belhotel pick-up point. An exception is the Aston Niu, which is about a 15 minute drive out of town; people staying there should make use of the Aston Niu shuttle which can connect them with the Swiss Belhotel.
Top Range Hotels (Rps 500,000++):
Aston Niu Manokwari
(021) 8318800 (Jakarta Office)
A fancy new four-star hotel on a hill overlooking the airport; all the modcons you’d expect.
Jl. Yos Sudarso 8, (0986) 212999
The closest thing to an international standard hotel in Manokwari. Located in the middle of town, adjacent to the shopping mall. Swimming pool, business center, occasional wifi.
Mansinam Beach Hotel
Jl. Pasir Putih, (0986) 213585
A few kilometers northeast of town, in a village called Kwawi, beautifully situated on the waterfront facing Mansinam island. Watersports, billiards, karaoke, a good restaurant over the water, and occasional wifi. The cheaper rooms are clean and modern, but very small and with no view.
Mid Range Hotels (Rps 150,000 – 500,000)
Billy Jaya Hotel
Jl. Merdeka 51, (0986) 215787
Recently renovated and expanded.
Jl. Merdeka 49, (0986) 211403
Jl. Biak, (0986) 215975
Jl. Bhayangkara 1, (0986) 211693
Some rooms face the harbour.
Jl. Bhayangkara 4, (0986) 213884
Next door to the Mangga, also facing the harbour.
Low Range Hotels (Rps 80,000 – 200,000)
Jl Taman Ria, Wosi, (0986) 211759
Jl. Yos Sudarso, near corner of Jl. Percetakan Negara, (0986) 211320
Jl. Sudirman 52, (0986) 211948