Hotel Name: Heritage Park Hotel
Address: Mendana Ave, Honiara, Solomon Islands.
The Heritage Park Hotel is a 4-star luxury hotel that offers hotel rooms, executive suites, and short-term and long-term accommodation options.
The hotel is located in the centre of Honiara, though it’s hard to describe Honiara as having a centre as it’s built up on a narrow stretch of land along the coast. The hotel is next to the Australian High Commission, and not far from the National Museum. It’s ideally positioned between the main road (Mendana Ave) and the seafront, on a large block of land that makes it feel like it’s a resort. It’s certainly a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the main road.
The ceiling fans and open plan reception give the feeling of having arrived in the tropics.
A most welcome welcome drink and refresher towels.
A gallery of some of the famous guests that have stayed at the hotel, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (that’s William and Kate).
On my first night I was allocated a twin room with a garden view.
On my return night I stayed in a double room with a sea view.
A simple and uncluttered work desk with a comfortable chair.
There are tea and coffee making facilities in the room.
A beuatiful bathroom with a walk-in shower and plenty of space.
The hotel is set in a lush tropical garden, and there are covered walkways to each hotel block.
I had no problems with mosquitos here, which might have been due to these mozzie zappers.
My garden room had a balcony that opened out onto the garden area, and that was a great place to get some work done. There is free wifi at the hotel that you can use on two devices with the one login. There is a data limit though, so turn off any automatic backups if you don’t want to burn through your allocation. The internet connection was good in my room and throughout the property.
There is a pool, and it has it’s own bar area. The seafront makes a scenic backdrop, though it’s more of a working harbour and not somewhere to go swimming.
The sea still makes for an ideal place to have a drink, and there are tables and chairs along the waterfront.
A hearty breakfast buffet in the covered outdoor cafe-restaurant space. During the day this area was busy with people on their laptops, so it appears to be a popular choice for business travellers.
There is a good lunch menu here, and for dinner I had an excellent curry.
After being in the islands where there are no coffee machines, I must say that on the flight back I was dreaming of the cafe lattes that they make in the bar. This was a seriously proper latte.
Overall this an excellent place to stay in Honiara. It’s ideal for business travellers, or if you want to treat yourself after roughing it in the islands.
Read more about my week in Solomon Islands.