Heritage Park Hotel, Honiara
This waterfront hotel is 12 kilometres from Honiara International Airport, close to the city’s main port and yacht club. The hotel is in Honiara’s small CBD and is just a short walk to a market, bank and shops.
On a verdant site that was once home to the country’s governor general, the Heritage Park Hotel is one of just five premier hotels in the city. Despite being part of the CBD, the hotel was quiet during the nights I stayed. Hotel guests come for the cleanliness and safety aspects, according to the manager.
There are four styles. My room was impeccably clean and perfectly cool – the tiled floors helped in this regard. The hot water can take a while to come through in the shower. William and Kate stayed in room 312. There were no complaints from them about the hot water.
FOOD AND DRINK
There are three eateries. The fine dining restaurant is in a part of the governor general’s former residence. The resplendent and aged timber floors remain. The restaurant – it serves Solomon Island dishes, Indian, Western and Italian (pizza) – is known locally as GG’s, but more formally as The Renaissance Restaurant.
A buffet breakfast is served from 7–10am, lunch from 11am–3pm and dinner from 6–10.30pm. Splash is the poolside bar/cafe, The Terrace is a coffee shop. A nightclub is open until 2am. Room service is 24 hours.
Mostly business travellers. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate) stayed in 2013. HOW BIG?
66 keys (39 hotel rooms and 27 apartments). COST
Standard rooms from $S1980 (about PGK800); suites from $S3025 (about PGK1230). The executive and deluxe rooms fall between the two price ranges. CHECK IN and out
Every room has a water view with a private balcony. There is also a swimming pool, five conference rooms for groups between 10 and 250, three restaurants and beautiful gardens and lawns. NEAR BY
The National Museum is a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. WHAT GUES TS LIKE I visited the hotel as a prospective site for our annual business conference. The hotel is a fantastic location for a conference or a getaway. The staff are beyond hospitable, nothing is too much trouble. The resort has a very tropical oasis feel with the most incredible view from the pool bar, perfect for a sunset dinner and cocktail. I can’t wait to get back to Heritage Park Hotel for our conference. – TripAdvisor
Modern, good quality room fittings. By far the best hotel in the Solomons. Staff always helpful. Free Wi-Fi which actually worked well! – Bookings.com
The hotel overall was nice, the staff in the restaurant were lovely, the rooms were clean and the sea view rooms had a great view – TripAdvisor