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Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel

Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Honiara
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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25 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our local friends advised us the buffet on a Wednesday night was a must while in Honiara , they were not wrong ! You must book in advance and you will find your reservation name printed on your designated table. Seems this is a local favorite as many families use this as their weekly night out, at 1845 they are... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't stay at the hotel, but had friends staying there while I was visiting. Lovely restaurants, the pool was in desperate need of maintenance/renovation and I wouldn't have swum in it. The grounds and rooms were very well maintained, the lobby was very welcoming as were the staff.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Solomon Islands to dive and explore the World War 2 history. We were on our honeymoon and very excited to travel and see the country. The moment we were dropped off at the hotel, the energy was very off putting. Everyone stared at us, no one helped us with our baggage, and when we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at this Hotel 3 times over the last couple of months on business. Last stay was a refurbished room which was very nice (Few and far between). The prior 2 stays involved rooms that had not seen a good clean in 20 years or more. I have never seen mould in a shower like I had to... More 

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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Conveniently situated in downtown Honiara, it's an ideal place for a few days' stay. There is a good choice of dining facilities including 2 restaurants and a terrace cafe. You may alternate between breakfast in the open air restaurant and snack by the pool, or choose between a light dinner in the terrace cafe and more formal dining in the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Capitana restaurant is well known throughout Honiara for its excellent Wednesday evening buffets. Booking is a must as it is booked -out every week. The selection of food is excellent and quality and quantity first class. Make sure you arrive by seven to get the best choice of food. Other evenings there is a good selection of bistro style... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The Mendana in Honiara is an old hotel, partially refurbished. The hotel foyer is pleasant and welcoming, but belies the hidden perils! Much of the Mendan has been refurbished, leaving the site a prefect example of the sublime and the ridiculous. The refurbished rooms are very well appointed and comfortable - this is the west wing. The un-refurbished rooms leave... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately I would not recommend this hotel to others. The service is terrible, ask for anything and you'll get told "no". The reception staff really don't care. For e.g. at check out we had an issue with our bill and the receptionist rudely stood there tapping her nails on the counter whilst we calculated the correct bill. The paid internet... More 

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Due to lack of availability, I stayed in a garden view room. The units are truly showing their age. The refrigerator will shake every few minutes. The aircon cannot fully make the room cool during hot days. This is slightly compensated by the very good breakfast buffet. You can get fresh coconut juice in a shell, a good selection of... More 

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Dili, East Timor
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stayed here for 10 days for work and it was fine. The Japanese restaurant was very good and did a great bento box with good sashimi. Centrally located between the two best cafes in town (breakwater and lime lounge). Can get noisy if you are in a room at the yacht club end on weekends (real bad cover bands playing... More 

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