Quite the enigma, this place. The website shows the rooms well, and they are pretty good, although we had an executive suite, so it was as good as the rooms can get here, and the cheaper rooms looked pretty average.
Yes it is central in Honiara, but that is a curse as well as a blessing. It is situated about 10 meters from a major storm water drain, the spews forth a substantial proportion of the dross from the town. One our first morning a stroll along the beach revealed several items of discarded underwear, at least 100 plastic bottles, and a dogs head. I understand that the hotel cant control what comes out the drain, but there appears to be no effort whatsoever to clean up the beach in front of the complex. It was absolutely horrible
The food at the complex is expensive and average at best. The adopt a most unusual approach to the bill. At this establishment, there is no option for two couples to simply split the cost of the bill across two rooms, equally. They insist on going through each individual item on the account, and apportioning every item to one room or another. Absolutely infuriating.
Then there is the matter of the internet. The cost of a wireless connection works out at about 20 dollars Australian, per hour.
I wanted to like this place, but just could not face returning
- Also Known As:
- Solomon Kitano Mendana Honiara
- Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel Solomon Islands/Honiara