Gizo Hotel

Gizo, Solomon Islands

3.0 rating

Gizo Hotel

Welcome to Gizo Hotel, where history and culture converge in the heart of the Western Province. Immerse yourself in a world steeped in the remnants of World War II and the raw, captivating essence of a vibrant civilization. This island getaway is ideally situated just opposite the waterfront dock and adjacent to the bustling markets, making it the central hub of Gizo town. Gizo's strategic location places it next to the island's sole seaport, and it's a mere 5-minute boat ride from Solomon Airlines' domestic airport, which offers multiple daily flights connecting to the capital, Honiara. The flight from the capital is a quick 1.5-hour journey, and upon arrival, our friendly team awaits you at Nusatupe Island's airport, ready to whisk you to Gizo Hotel in just 5 minutes by boat.Read More...

Rooms at Gizo Hotel

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About Gizo Hotel

Welcome to the heart of the Western Province in the Solomon Islands, a region celebrated for its breathtaking tropical islands and rich, distinct cultures. Gizo, the capital, anchors this sprawling province, making it the largest among the Hapi Isles. Here, you’ll discover an array of striking island groups, including New Georgia, Vella La Vella, Kolombangara, Rendova, Ranogga, Vangunu, and the Shortland Islands. Welcome to the finest experience in the Western Province, where natural beauty and diverse cultures come together to create an unforgettable adventure.


Indulge in a distinctive dining experience at Gizo Hotel, where our in-house restaurant offers a convenient option for guests seeking delightful meals right on the premises. Nestled on the upper level of a spacious Leaf Haus with open-air seating, Gizo Hotel’s Nguzu Nguzu Restaurant provides a stunning backdrop of Gizo Bay, accompanied by gentle, cool breezes throughout the day. Savor a delectable menu featuring fresh seafood, locally sourced produce, and European cuisine, all while being treated to traditional island performances by local village groups, with occasional barbecue nights adding to the excitement. The restaurant welcomes diners from 6:30am to 9:30pm, with light snacks available all day. Morning tea is served between 10am and 11:30am. For added convenience, room service is also an option during the following hours:

  • Breakfast: 7am – 9am
  • Lunch: 12noon – 2pm
  • Dinner: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Additionally, on the lower level, the hotel’s popular Carvers Bar is fully licensed, offering a wide selection of wines, spirits, and liqueurs. Here, you can mingle with locals while enjoying a refreshing Solbrew in a laid-back atmosphere.


At Gizo Hotel, we offer contemporary and comfortable accommodation options within Gizo Hotel’s well-appointed facilities. Gizo Hotel’s accommodations are housed in four two-level blocks, with rooms facing either the waterfront road or overlooking the serene swimming pool at the heart of the hotel grounds. For your convenience, first-floor rooms are accessible via stairs, and we also provide interconnecting rooms for families. Gizo Hotel’s selection of 51 Seaview and Garden Wing rooms comes equipped with the following amenities:

  • Under-counter fridge
  • Electric kettle
  • Seating area
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Laptop safe
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Desk
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathrooms with showers
  • IDD telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Shaver adaptor (available at reception)

For those staying in the ground floor rooms, you’ll find a charming small patio right outside, while first-floor rooms feature a delightful balcony.


Families with children are most welcome at Gizo Hotel, and children under 12 years of age sharing the same room as their parents stay for free (selected rooms only). If a child under 18 years of age requires an adjoining room to their parents, a discount off the standard room rate will be provided.


Regarding cancellations, kindly note that all cancellations must be submitted in writing. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the scheduled arrival and no-shows will incur a cancellation fee equivalent to 100% of the reserved accommodation’s cost. Hideaway Holidays guest comfort and satisfaction during your stay are of utmost importance to us.

Gizo Town

Gizo Town, a charming waterfront enclave, stands as the bustling heart of Western Province, adjacent to vibrant markets, welcoming travellers as they arrive. Positioned alongside the island’s sole seaport, Gizo offers easy accessibility, with a swift 5-minute boat ride from Solomon Airlines’ domestic airport. This central location makes Gizo Town the ideal hub for exploring the region’s abundant natural beauty and vibrant culture.

History & New Management Team

Steeped in history and now under new management, Gizo Hotel, the relaxed sibling of King Solomon Hotel, preserves its reputation for friendly, service-oriented hospitality. With 51 well-appointed rooms nestled around a beautifully landscaped swimming pool, the hotel first saw renovations in 1994 and received further upgrades in 2015, enhancing rooms and facilities. The introduction of a new management team ensures the continuation of the warm and renowned King Solomon service, making Gizo Hotel the perfect base to uncover the unspoiled wonders of the Western Province and its surrounding reefs and atolls.

Explore Exciting Activities in the Western Province

When you visit the Solomon Islands, the Western Province, with Gizo Town at its heart, is a top destination for tourists. Gizo stands out as the only truly westernized, tourist-oriented town in the region, offering an array of land and sea activities to make your stay unforgettable.

Scenic Drives and Island Adventures
Embark on a picturesque journey along a coral road that encircles the island, weaving through traditional thatched villages and stunning beaches. Surrounding Gizo, you’ll discover numerous deserted islands, perfect for picnicking and snorkelling day trips, and perhaps even a romantic honeymoon escape. From the vantage point of Gizo Hotel, the islands are framed by the magnificent extinct volcano, Kolombangara. The possibilities are endless when exploring the Western Province’s wonders.

Diving Adventures
Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Gizo, where reef and wreck sites are conveniently close, offering excellent visibility often exceeding 20 meters and water temperatures around 28°C. Explore renowned dive sites, including the famous Kennedy Island, Japanese Transport Ship Toa Maru, Tokyo MARU 11, American Hellcat Fighter Plane, and many more. Dive enthusiasts will be in awe of the underwater wonders that await.

Thrilling Game Fishing
For avid anglers, Gizo’s game fishing is a true delight. Marlin, Spanish Mackerel, Sailfish, Mahi-mahi, Dogtooth Tuna, Wahoo, Dorado, Bass, Yellowfin Tuna, Giant Trevally, and more abound in the spectacular waters around Gizo.

Catch the Waves – Surfing
Surfing is a thrilling adventure near Gizo Hotel, with the best waves between November and April. Explore excellent surf breaks off traditional thatched villages, Despretes break, Makuti Island, and the sacred Skull Island.

Kayaking in Paradise
Kayaking in the Solomon Islands is a breathtaking experience, with striking beauty all around as you paddle along coastlines and beaches. Imagine sharks and turtles gliding beneath your kayak as you traverse turquoise waters.

Island and Resort Hopping
Embark on an island-hopping adventure through the Western Province, visiting numerous resorts and eco lodges scattered across the Solomon archipelago.

Vibrant Snorkelling
Discover vibrant marine life and exquisite corals as you snorkel among some of the Hapi Isles’ most colourful underwater ecosystems.

Gizo Market – A Treasure Trove
The Gizo Market is a treasure trove of fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, and warm smiles. One visit, and you’ll be hooked for life, savouring the flavours and experiences.

Tours and Birdwatching
Nature enthusiasts can enjoy birdwatching tours, providing an opportunity to camp out and catch glimpses of the country’s endemic bird species.

Thrilling Hiking Adventures
Adrenaline junkies can embark on trekking and hiking journeys along trails and tracks, leading to exciting locations with majestic views and spectacular waterfalls. The Western Province offers countless adventures for those seeking to explore and discover the magic of the Solomon Islands.

Facilities of Gizo Hotel

Terms and Conditions may apply if resort offers children Stay & Eat free. Some Facilities/Activities may have charges. Contact sales team for further information.


  • Educational island excursions
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Charter
  • Hire boats for guided day tours
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling Gear (Charged)

Hotel Facilities

  • Babysitting Service
  • Bar
  • Carvers Bar
  • Conference Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Housekeeping (Charged)
  • Laundry Facilities (Charged)
  • Massage House
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Quick access to 24hr hospital
  • Restaurant/s
  • Room Service
  • Safe
  • Security Guard
  • Swimming Pool

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony with most rooms
  • Bath / Shower
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Ensuite bathrooms with shower
  • IDD telephone
  • Internet Access
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Laptop safe
  • Shaver adapter
  • Sitting area
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Under-counter fridge

Resort Type

    Gizo Hotel FAQ's

    Gizo Hotel is located in Gizo Town, which is part of the Western Province in the Solomon Islands. It’s situated conveniently near the waterfront dock and the bustling markets, making it a central hub for travelers.
    Gizo Hotel offers a range of accommodations, including Seaview and Garden Wing rooms. These comfortable rooms come with a variety of amenities to ensure a pleasant stay.
    There are numerous activities to keep Hideaway Holidays guests occupied in the Western Province, such as diving, game fishing, surfing, kayaking, island hopping, snorkeling, birdwatching, and hiking. The region offers a wealth of opportunities for adventure and exploration.
    Yes, Gizo Hotel provides interconnecting rooms suitable for families, and children under 12 years of age sharing a room with their parents may stay for free in selected rooms.
    Gizo Hotel is easily accessible from Honiara. Hideaway Holidays will book your domestic flight with Solomon Airlines, and it’s just a 5-minute boat ride from the airport on Nusatupe Island to the hotel.
    Yes, Gizo Hotel’s Nguzu Nguzu Restaurant offers a delightful dining experience with fresh seafood, local produce, European cuisine, and traditional island performances. Our guests can savor delicious meals with a view of Gizo Bay.
    Cancellations at Gizo Hotel must be made in writing to Hideaway Holidays. Cancellations within 7 days of the scheduled arrival and no-shows will incur a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the reserved accommodation’s cost.
    While Gizo Hotel is an ideal island getaway, it is also equipped with amenities for business travelers, including a desk, IDD telephone, and Wi-Fi, ensuring you can stay connected even in this tropical paradise.
    The best time for surfing near Gizo Hotel is between November and April, offering great breaks and thrilling experiences for surf enthusiasts.
    While Gizo Hotel welcomes guests with open arms, it does not typically cater to pets. However, please contact Hideaway Holidays for specific inquiries regarding pets during your stay.

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    Reviews of Gizo Hotel

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    4.2 rating

    5 Reviews

    Roman H.

    Roman H.January 5, 2024Google Reviews

    5.0 rating
    Restaurant only: Quick, affordable and seemingly fresh meals. Went for a wuick dinner (30min from entry to payment) and was very Read More...


    CMChina遣使會August 28, 2023Google Reviews

    4.0 rating
    Love to stay to this hotel. Situated near the center adn port. Convenience to go anywhere. But the restaurant is not that great

    Annie Cash

    Annie CashJuly 18, 2023Google Reviews

    4.0 rating
    We spent 2 very enjoyable nights at the Gizo Hotel. They pick you up from the airport by boat. Our room had a verandah overlooking the Read More...

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