Pacific Casino Hotel
Travel Blogs from Honiara
... could've at least covered that cost! But what do you do when you're the only guest and the breakdown of the bill is only given to you verbally? Its not like I knew exactly how he got to his grand total.
If I'm honest I was quite glad that my time in the Solomons was coming to an end, plus Benjamin made 1 or 2 comments that made me feel slightly uncomfortable and everything was just so expensive and slow moving...
- Honiara and the Solomons is hard work. Lots of places close early or don't open on a Saturday. Everywhere is closed on a Sunday. When places I.e. the National Museum is supposed to be open, it's closed and I should come back in the afternoon. When the gates of the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) are closed when they should be open, I should come back in 10 minutes. When I do get in, there is no printed information to take away, no tours or day ...
... in Honiara the Chinese businesses and areas have been targeted as the Chinese are seen as being close with the government. The police became visible on the streets and helicopters circled.
Apologies if you're reading this hoping for an eye witness account of action! But some time later Brother Tony told the English girl I'd been speaking with that "everyone had come to their common sense" and it was safe to go outside.
... that absolutely reek of sweat when they drive past you. There's no destination displayed on the front, and you can only really tell where the bus stops are by the crowd of people on the roadside looking in the same direction (for the bus). A bus will then pullover, with 2 guys in the front getting out and calling out what I assume is the destination. Some people get in, others don't.
Perhaps the most noticeable ...
... br> Honiara is still a little dangerous after dark and we were recommended to stay in our hotel compound or get a taxi anywhere. The civil war ended a while back but the remnants are still there with the slightly edging feeling and the guarded compounds everywhere. We didn't feel unsafe at any point but I could imagine it putting a few people off! We stayed in Honiara a few days at either end of our trip to experience the place and to align with our international flights.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPacific Casino Hotel Honiara
Basic room, rather old and tired Hotel. Air conditioning in room was welcome! The room overlooked a large pool, but i didn't try it. My partners company put him up here for 4 weeks, but luckily I only stayed 3 nights before we moved into a house.
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