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Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel

Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Honiara
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the better places to stay in Honiara. Affordable with good service; staff are always willing to help. Clean rooms and sheets, although you may want to request a pool towel as towels provided in the room as on the 'small' side. Follow up on room service as orders tend to get lost or pushed back during peak hour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are basic, depends on which you book. The standard rooms are not bad at all but they are really standard. Big living space though. They are usually fitted with a double and a single bed. Would give 6/10 for cleanliness, the standard rooms are old. Generally the hotels in honiara are expensive, ranging from SBD1200-SBD2000 with less than... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is a bit tired, but we were at least in the refurbished bit. The air con worked, and it had everything we needed. We were there when the independence day celebrations were on, which was fun! the meal options are not cheap, so don't expect that. It might be nice to have breakfast included, rather than having to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed several times at the Mendana. The refurbished rooms are very nice. The old rooms less so but ok when in town for business. The japanese restaurant is very good. The pool is good, the hotel wifi is good in the public areas but only some rooms have in room access. The staff are very nice and helpful.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The full page colour advertisement in the Solomons Airlines magazine advertised '100 fully refurbished rooms...', virtually implying that all the rooms had been refurbished. Our group of 12 must have been given the unrefurbished rooms. Don't be fooled by being told 'you will be upgraded by a seaview room in the West wing'. There is no upgrade. The rooms are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Mendana for two nights during a business trip to Honiara. This is a very good property for business travelers, but you should not stay here if you expect a resort with a pool and sandy beaches. As other reviewers have noted, the pool is small and it is not maintained. The beach is also small,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I often stay at the Mendana when I travel to Honiara for business. I find the rooms comfortable, the staff friendly and helpful and the meals good quality. I have found it to be a quiet and peaceful place to stay. The renovated rooms are very modern and tastefully decorated and the older room are very comfortable. All rooms I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stay in the new section! I stayed in both and there is a difference. The new section has the best beds! Great location for shopping with a pharmacy across the road, an exceptionally fine cafe next door, the pool is clean, the staff are very helpful and professional, their Japanese restaurant is excellent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel looks very 'Resort' like from the outside. The 'Captains' restaurant offers great service. Stopped here for coffee and to relax. The hotel in it self is a higher end Solomon Island Hotel. Can recommend you to check this out if you are staying over night in Honiara.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very disappointed with our stay. Arrived very late, after a delayed ferry from Tulagi. At first things looked promising as the lobby is clean and expensive looking. However, upon arriving in the room, we were less than impressed. Old and tired, the bed is on wheels, so whenever you move the whole bed also moves. Unappealing brick walls. The pool... More 

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