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Merimbula, Australia
Reviewed 17 June 2015

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...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 14 June 2015

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...

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Narre Warren, Australia
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

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...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 14 May 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...

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Florianopolis, SC
Reviewed 6 May 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,...

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Lewiston, Maine
Reviewed 3 May 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...

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Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

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...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 April 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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Reviewed 15 April 2015

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...

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Gold Coast
Reviewed 14 April 2015

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...

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Additional Information about Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel

Address: Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
Region: Solomon Islands > Guadalcanal Island > Honiara
Price Range: $218 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 96
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