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A very warm welcome to Agnes Gateway Hotel, to Munda and the Roviana Lagoon. Whether you are here for only a brief visit or a longer stay, all of the staff here at the Lodge will help in making your time with us, memorable.

Our lodge was started by Agnes Kera who, for nearly 30 years, had been the cook and custodian of the original British Solomons Government Resthouse, the building which is now known as the Orchid Wing. After Agnes' retirement, her family carried on the Anglo-Solomon hospitality traditions, and we are proud that even though the shareholding has widened to include long-serving staff members, Agnes Lodge is still a 100% owned Solomon Islands company. During your stay with us you will get to meet many of Agnes' children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Make yourself at home.

Orchid Wing

Welcome to Agnes Gateway Hotel

We have another appeal you must experience. Not only is the Lodge local in most of its ways, you will be living very close to adjacent local villages where you can observe traditional Solomon Islands life and become involved in our local culture.

Welcome to Munda and the Roviana area.

Tranquil Evening

OUR LANGUAGE

All of our staff are trilingual. You will have little difficulty in conversing in English, and you will also hear many speaking Pidgin, the lingua-franca of the Solomons. The indigenous language of our area is Roviana, and you may like to try out a phrase or two on our staff. Try these few for a start:

ENGLISHROVIANAPRONOUNCED
Good Morning Munumunu leana Mu-nu Mu-nu le-ah-nah
Good Night Bongi leana Boon-ghi le-ah-na
Thank you Leana hola Le-ah-nah hor-lah
How are you? Vea si goi? Ve-ah-see-ghoi?
I am fine thank you Leana mo si rau Le-ah-nah mor see raow
Can I have a beer? Hiva beer si rau Hi-vah beer see raow
I am hungry. Arau ovia Are-raow oh-viah
What's your name? Esei pozamu? Es-say por-zha-muh