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Offering, 2 bars, a restaurant and an infinity swimming pool with a waterfall, King Solomon Hotel is 3 minutes’ walk from The National Museum. The reviews of this hotel are unnecessarily harsh. The room was acceptable for the budget category. The balcony was nice to have. The funicular-style elevator is very unique. The entire place has tremendous character. Because the only wifi is in the lobby, you are likely to make some new friends. The staff is excellent. They do everything they are supposed to be doing. There’s nothing wrong with the food at this restaurant either for breakfast or dinner. The bar is also good. No problems with hot water or water pressure or the air conditioning. if you want a higher end accommodation, there are plenty of other choices.
Honiara is a dirty place and with very little to offer a tourist. There are a few dive sites, and world war attractions but it can all be covered in 1 to 2 days, so don't stay longer. Far better to start and finish in Honiara but plan your holiday on outlying Islands, by flying to Gizo, Munda or Isobel for some authentic village, snorkelling, wildlife, swimming... once your out of the main drag you get to see the real Solomon Islands and just how beautiful it is.
Honiara is a gateway to the wonderful islands of the Solomons, and is a typical pacific island town. Must sees are: the local craft market but especially the Art gallery next door (not well sign posted). The American and Japanese memorials make for interesting reading and viewpoints. We ate Japanese at the Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel- very good. We visited the Lime Lounge cafe three times, the food was good, its a bit like a western cafe. Be prepared for delays/cancellations of domestic flights- take it in your stride.
The people are very friendly The main road into the city is frequently overloaded and Honiara badly needs alternative access to the town area. The coastal areas could be developed a whole lot more to attract more tourists. The politicians need to visit Fiji and Bali to understand the potential.
You don’t really go to see Honiara! It’s attractions are pretty limited, though the main produce market is great. It’s a jumping off point to go diving, to visit the more remote islands, or to visit the relics of the battles of WW2. The live aboard dive boat Bilikiki which is based in Honiara is great.
Honiara is a very ordinary town with little for the average tourist to do. Unfortunately traffic & litter dominate the landscape & there is little in the way of shopping, restaurants, museums or even beaches etc to visit. The Central Market was the only highlight for me. It’s a place for hard core travellers rather than a Sth Pacific paradise like Fiji or Tahiti.
Sometimes we meet some friendly locals, but in general Honiara is ugly, dirty, the streets and sidewalks are full of potholes. It's main and maybe only attraction, the National Museum was closed a whole week. They charge a fee to visit the few beaches that exist near the capital, which is outrageous. Besides that , various persons recommended that we shouldn't go, because it could be dangerous. If you want to visit the Solomon Islands, avoid Honiara.
The Heritage hotel is located in the sea front. In Honiara, the sea front is not very appealing for swimming. Heritage hotel has a beautiful garden with frangipane trees and many birds. Rooms were facing the ocean. Beautiful decoration in the room, including fresh flowers. The hotel is walking distance from all attractions: central market, post office, catolic church... Continental buffet breakfast with good selection of food and drinks ( considering the difficulties to ship any products to Solomon islands).
Very spacious and on-ground apartment so my 1 year old child is safe to play around. Very family friendly location. My first time to be in Honiara and I was scared because I arrived at 8pm. But was at Peace when I saw Joe waiting at the arrivals. Very friendly couple ( Joe & Salome) and friendly staffs. I will stay there on my next travel and will recommend to my friends if they travel to Honiara
The price and the receptionists are very friendly. The location is perfect close to everything. The aircon works perfect for the hot weather. Clean towels. The breakfast is good and probably the best breakfast out of the other places we tried in Honiara
Lovely hotel very central. Over priced though.
It's an amazing hotel with amazing view.