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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 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Merimbula, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first came here in March 1972 which might give you an insight to the hotels age. Honiara was a relatively simple and unsophisticated place then. The Mendana, at that time, was the best accommodation available. Great location, good accommodation and good food. Goodness, how things change over the years. Yes, some parts of the hotel have been refurbed over... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It Was a public holiday , only payment was by credit card and we needed to eat . So 7 tired and hungry visitors arrived at this Hotel Dinning room. We had 2 hours between flights. The Hotel entrance was like an Oasis coming from a dusty ; noisy and very crowded street scape. . We chose the light lunch... More 

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Narre Warren, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great little hotel with freindly staff. try to stay on airport side if there on weekend, music veeeery loud over other side till 2am! There is a craft market in paddock 50m down road out then turn right, is not open every day but you'll find some amazing craft and carvings all done by hand no big machines. Best value... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The lobby area of this hotel opens to covered, but open seating in comfortable chairs around tables where guests congregated to have a drink, talk, read, and relax. The "path" to my room was a seies of ascending a de descending stairways and ramps. The room was basic and not in the best condition. Air conditioning was very weak. Loud... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a decent, average hotel in Honiara. I have stayed there twice, on my way to smaller islands in the country. Rooms are spacious, but one of them was smelling like cigarettes, even though I asked for a non-smoking room. The hotel does not have elevators, and has a lot of stairs, which was a bit complicated for us,... More 

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Lewiston, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had the misfortune of spending 3 nights in this hotel. On our first visit, the air conditioning and toilet were not working in our room. There were no elevators, but staff helped to carry up our heavy luggage. The public restrooms were pathetic and never had any paper towels or any way of drying hands. Service in the restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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 April 14, 2015 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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