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3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Sunset Lodge: Probably Savo's only Hotel

As far as I know, if you want to spend a night on Savo Island, you'll be staying here. I did find the place to be a bit pricey for what you got but what are you going to do. The hotel is a basic concrete building with tidy rooms but definitely well worn. Some rooms have a private bath, if you are using the shared bathrooms they also have seen better days. I believe the shared bathroom rooms were $500 Solomon dollars. They also provide meals. I had dinner here and you did get a lot of food. Though they had a set dinner time so if you wanted to eat later in the night, your food will get cold. They offer a variety of tours but when booking a tour, make sure you understand the complete cost of the tour before hand. For instance the one tour I went on looked cheap but that didn't factor in the boat ride there and such.

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  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written September 25, 2015
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  • canuckmike profile photo canuckmike
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Tanuli Royal Plains Motel: A cheaper decent place in Honiara

I think there about 16 rooms here and the one I had was basic but clean. There was a TV here but it didn't really pick up much and when it did, it wasn't for very long. They have free wifi here but you have to be closer to reception to get a strong signal but they have a good size seating area with a few couches. It's a bit of a distance to town centre but taxis are cheap enough. I know it doesn't sound like I'm selling the place but it's a cheaper place, clean and a courteous staff. If you are paying with a credit card, you may want to give yourself some extra time at checkout.<br/><br/>To get here coming in from the airport on the Kukum Highway take a left just before St Barnabas Anglican Cathedral. Follow the road all the way up the hill until it ends at a road that runs perpendicular to it. There will be a road heading in a sharp left back towards the ocean, take this and it will be on your left in about 500m.

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  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written September 23, 2015
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Tanuli Royal Plains Motel


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  • canuckmike profile photo canuckmike
  • Reviews: 654

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Heritage Park Hotel: The Top Hotel in Honiara

What has been becoming a little bit of a ritual for me, I like to spend my last night on a trip in a nicer, more expensive hotel. The Heritage Park Hotel is probably the top end for hotels in Honiara and probably near the top for the entire country. This is where the who's who stay at when they come to town. Heritage Park is in the area where I spent a lot of my time when in Honiara which is what helped when picking a place. I enjoyed my time here. Staff was courteous and even when there was misunderstandings, we were able to work through them. When my power adapter died, I was able to use the front desk computer to charge my devices. The rooms were nice enough and the grounds were well kept. I ate at the restaurant twice I think and the food was decent to good though one time was a buffet so what do you expect. I would stay here again for a last night.

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  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Written September 21, 2015
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Sanbis Resort: Solomon Islands Ecolodge - Tropical Paradise

My wife and I spent several days at Sanbis resort in Gizo. It was amazing. It was started by a Swiss guy who married a local girl and its an ecolodge of a very high standard. They have a dive operation, their restaurant makes excellent meals. All in all, a great place to stay and to dive from in Gizo. I believe it was not affected by the earthquake/tsunami last year, but you'll want to contact them to find out (you can find information here: http://www.solomonwatersport.com).

An ecolodge sitting on its own island outside of Gizo. Each bungalow sits on the water and has amazing views across the lagoon to Kolombangra (a volcanic island). A place where you can have a private lobster dinner on the end of the dock while hearing the water lap below you.

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  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Diving and Snorkeling, Eco-Tourism, Beaches
  • Written August 11, 2008
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Sanbis - View from restaurant to dock and lagoon

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  • digiter58 profile photo digiter58
  • Reviews: 8

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Koburutavia Divers Lodge: Ghizo Solomon Islands

low cost budget accommadation<br/>comfortable with basic shared facilities<br/> there is two levels here with a set of 6 rooms downstairs and upstairs a 3 bedroom unit with full facilities including kitchen

the Views of the village and the harbour is a highlight from the balcony upstairs at the lodge

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  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Diving and Snorkeling, Budget Travel
  • Written September 24, 2005
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  • Mac5060 profile photo Mac5060
  • Reviews: 3

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Mendana Hotel, Honiara: Quality Accomodation

Regaining some of its past glory after the tensions. Very popular and located next to the Honiara Yacht Club.<br/><br/>Majority of rooms have views and the staff are friendly.

Excellent restraurant located within and on Wednesday and Sunday all you can eat seafood buffet is available ($120SOL/$25AUD).<br/><br/>Pool overlooking the water.

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  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Road Trip, Trains, Photography
  • Written April 7, 2005

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  • minstrel74 profile photo minstrel74
  • Reviews: 68

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Provincial Assembly Rest House: cheap accomodation in Buala, Santa Isabel

Spartan, but cheap. Whatever it lacks in amenities, however, it makes up for in friendly guests, who will probably be government workers or other people on official business. You may have the entire place to yourself. During my stay, there were only two of us.

The facilities here are old and rotting. I had to get help from the other guest to figure out how to work the place. Nonetheless, I have no real complaints. Despite its being rather run-down, this really is a wonderful place to get information and make friends.

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  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written November 27, 2004
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  • minstrel74 profile photo minstrel74
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Gizo Rekona Lodge: Excellent dorm accomodation in Gizo

This was a very nice place to relax for a few days. The owner, Ivan, is exceedingly helpful and he will go out of his way to ensure that you have a nice stay. In fact, it was he who arranged for me my trip to Vella Lavella Island (see my travel page for Vella Lavella). He's very business-savvy and seems to take great interest in ensuring that his guests are happy. <br/><br/>As with many other businesses in town, the lodge relies on a catchment tank for its plumbing needs. If it hasn't rained in a while, you'll be skipping showers involuntarily! Be sure to conserve--Gizo does in fact have water problems.

The lodge is primarily dorm-style, and it is built up on stilts above the ground. Underneath is a covered area where you can hand-wash your laundry even when the rain is pouring, which is a very frequent occurence! There's also a nice shared kitchen where you can meet and talk with other travelers, which may include both backpackers and local business travelers.

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  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written November 26, 2004
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Solomon City Motel: dorm accomodation in Honiara

This was a perfectly acceptable place to stay for a few days in Honiara. The dorm rooms and shared facilities are basic, but if that's all you need, this will work just fine. Downstairs is a kitchen where everyone congregates in the evening while cooking meals and watcing television.

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  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written November 26, 2004

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Island Motel: decent lodge in Honiara

This wasn't the greatest place to stay, but it was fine for a couple of nights. For about US$17 you get a basic room--nothing fancy, but after exploring town a little bit it seems pretty nice. The rooms are clean and you're lucky as I was, you'll have a fan in your room (very important if you've just arrived and your body hasn't yet acclimated.

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  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written November 26, 2004

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  • Reviews: 5

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Chester Rest House: Chester Rest House



The resthouse is run by the Melanesian Brothers. It is central to town. OIt is clean and new. There are great showers, and wonderful Brothers looking after you. Reasonably priced, compared to the hotels.

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  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written August 24, 2002

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