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Heritage Park Hotel
Property Location With a stay at Heritage Park Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Honiara, steps from Museum of Traditional Houses and minutes from National Museum...
Golden Dragon Motel
This is really the place to pop the question to your sweetheart, but the bare-bones rooms will do for a night's kip. The dearer rooms have air-con and private bathrooms...
This classic, well-managed establishment is a perennial favourite for its central location, salubrious yet unflashy rooms and professional service...
This welcoming abode obviously suffers from excessive self-esteem, but offers commanding views over the sea (with Simbo and Rendova islands seen on the horizon). It's perched on a hill in a quiet area, a 30-minute walk from downtown Gizo...
This is based on Tinggoa's outskirts. There are five simple rooms in the main house and two stand-alone, dinky bungalows.
A place of easy bliss...
'Villa' is a pompous description for a simple house with ordinary rooms, but it's a safe bet for thrifty divers (it's almost next door to Dive Gizo). Cheapest rooms have shared bathrooms...
Just beside the 'head road', at the 'entrance' of the lake. A rustic yet very atmospheric house on stilts, entirely built from natural materials, directly over the water...
This little B&B-like oasis in a quiet neighbourhood is a reliable standby despite being a bit far from the action, up a steep road. The rooms, some of which come with private facilities, are compact and lacking in charm but perfectly serviceable...
You can spend the night at Malu'u Lodge, which has fan-cooled rooms, a kitchen and shared facilities.
There's no mistake: it has an email address (via an internet connection at nearby Niupani village). This guesthouse has been upgraded and features a three-room house with shared facilities (flush toilets and clean shower)...
At Sepo island, a lovely retreat just 15 minutes from Gizo, in a beautiful traditional house (entirely rebuilt after the 2007 tsunami), is Oravae Cottage.
Owned by former Prime Minister and current MP Sir Allan Kemakeza, this is your best bet if you're in search of a relaxing getaway without being too disconnected from the trappings of modern civilisation...
Kajoro Sunset Lodge
John Wein, the ebullient (some might opt for 'intense') owner, is a kind of local Che Guevara. He'll be more than happy to explain everything you ever wanted to know about the wrongdoings of local logging companies...
Solomon City Motel
Reposed over sloping grounds with lots of tree and flower coverage, this unpretentious joint is very different in atmosphere from the alcohol-free resthouses in Honiara...
An honest-to-goodness outfit located right in the centre. It features spacious and quite comfortable rooms with access to a small balcony overlooking the main drag. Noisy? Yes, in the morning.
Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel
If you want to launch yourself into the heart of the action, this is your answer. Like most hotels in Honiara, this one has some bright rooms and some darker ones, so definitely ask to see a few before plonking down your money...
Tavanipupu Island Resort
If you've ever dreamed of having your own island paradise, this idyllic retreat has all the key ingredients - exclusivity, seclusion, atmosphere. Digs are in six tastefully decorated, spacious bungalows dressed up with hardwood furnishings...
Serah's Lagoon Hideaway
Langa Langa Lagoon
The supremely relaxing Serah's Lagoon Hideaway, an aptly named retreat run with grace and flair by Serah Kei. There's one bungalow on stilts embellished with a few feminine touches as well as a four-room house...
This is distinctly unimpressive for the price; even 'Lodge' sounds pretentious for what you get. Think uninspired architecture, rooms with very ordinary interiors, and lackadaisical service.
A short (uphill) walk from town, this family-run guesthouse features plain, functional but well-scrubbed rooms (the more expensive ones have good views)...
United Church Resthouse
This teetotal place features a handful of rooms that are in sore need of TLC; otherwise the place is in reasonable condition. Some rooms have saggy mattresses; others have three beds and feel cramped...
Bulaia Backpackers Lodge 2
This is almost a carbon copy of the original Bulaia: same management, same nondescript building and samey rooms (albeit more recent and a bit brighter). Good value if you can handle a strenuous 20-minute steep walk from Chinatown.