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Mbabanga Island | Western Province, Gizo, Ghizo Island 1100, Solomon Islands
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Sanbis Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Gizo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent a week at Sanbis and recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing but entertaining experience. We found the facilities welcoming and very comfortable and the staff friendly and willing to help you in any way you want (including a game or 2 of table tennis). Take the time to talk to the staff, a lovely friendly... More

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30 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What are all the things one can think of that make up a PERFECT holiday? Great accommodation, a perfect host, fantastic tours, activities on tap, transfers on time, a location to absolutely die for and all wrapped in a package of natural beauty that is very hard to beat - that best describes our stay at Sanbis! Sanbis met, exceeded... More

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Sydney, Australia
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27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you live in Honiara, this place is an excellent get away. We went up and fished, snorkelled and chilled out. Hans was very entertaining, the staff were very good and if you go in expecting an Eco-friendly resort then it will deliver. If you are wanting a 5 star luxury resort then you must be in the wrong country!

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6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wow! What a visionary project by eccentric and entertaining owner-builder Hans Mergozzi! Constructed from local materials, this place was an "Eco Hotel" before the term was even coined. We ate amazing fresh seafood every night served by fun and friendly staff. Having only six bungalows makes this a relaxing, exclusive resort; however, there is also the option of taking a... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This place is spectacular! Bungalows were cute and immaculate. Food was delicious. Snorkelling was great, straight off the jetty, crystal clear water. Nothing was too much to ask of the staff and the owner. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here.

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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I've just returned from my 5th trip to Sanbis (being based in Honiara) but this is the first time I've written on Trip Advisor, as my time in the Solomons is coming to an end soon.... I simply believe that Sanbis is the best resort in the Solomon Islands and I can say that with some confidence, having stayed at... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Just got back from our honeymoon in the Solomon Islands, spent 4 nights at the Sanbis resort. Beautiful location! There is a over water bar with stunning views, you can jump straight off the jetty into the crystal clear waters! Snorkeling is very good! We also opted to take a trip to Olsana island which is a short boat trip... More

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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I have spent 6 days at the resort. There are six bungalows and a restoran and a bar. The place is very quiet and not crowded. The stuff is very very friendly. The food is very good. The accomodation is good. Those that seek perfect luxery may find few objections but those who seek true vacation, good relaxed holiday and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We just returned from 9 nights with our two children, 12 and 14. We had the family bungalow which was very comfotable and had a relaxing yet active holiday. Hans and his staff were were friendly and happy to help with anything we needed. Food was great - big portions and fresh! Everyone was happy with surfing, diving, and snorkelling.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Business – SOLO Had some business in Western Province but accommodation options in Gizo are limited so came to Sanbis as the other resort on the Island had been a let down last year. Airport collection is always a lovely way to start a visit to Gizo and there have been improvements to the runway and the wharf so it's... More

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Address: Mbabanga Island | Western Province, Gizo, Ghizo Island 1100, Solomon Islands
Location: Solomon Islands > Ghizo Island > Gizo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
Sanbis Hotel Gizo

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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Total Exclusivity! Located on a secluded island approximately 7 minutes from Gizo by boat, Sanbis Resort offers premier accommodation with each bungalow having its own private beach; ensuite with hot water and a stunning view across the lagoon. The number of bungalows has been limited to six to ensure privacy and luxury for guests. You will be spoilt in every way possible. The resort boasts a gourmet kitchen with a fully stocked bar. ... more   less 
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