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Scenic Hotel Tonga

1 Airport Rd | Fua'amotu, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Nuku'alofa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just had 3 nights at the Scenic Hotel Tonga - this is my 3rd visit and each time it gets better - well done team - great swimming pool , very good meals , rooms are great. Keep up the great work. This is the best large hotel in Tonga with the best service .

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GraemeH582, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Tonga, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review after your recent stay. Myself and the team here are very pleased that you found all our services and amenities to your complete satisfaction and we look forward to your next stay with us. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A great welcome to the Friendly Islands, exceptional service throughout our stay, beautiful landscape and swimming pool. Captivating surroundings, and situated in close proximity to airport and landmarks in the south of Tonga, Mapu'a a Vaea Blowholes and Oholei & Hina cave.

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GraemeH582, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Tonga, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our property after your recent stay with us. We are happy to read that you found our facilities and amenities to your satisfaction. We have worked hard to ensure that we offer friendly Tongan service to our visitors and that the hotel and gardens are well kept. We look forward to hopefully being able... More 

Vava'u Islands, Tonga
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This hotel is lovely to look at and the staff are friendly and although I haven't stayed overnight here, I have done the transfer stopover in the lobby. For T$20, you can sit in the lobby, use the pool and showers, eat in the restaurant while waiting for your flight - either domestic or international. I had 3 hours to... More 

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GraemeH582, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Tonga, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property after your recent transit visit. We agree that this a far better alternative to sitting at the airport and are appreciative of your kind comments on the services we provide. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

The food and service was really good. Very far from the city and far from everything Staff were friendly and helpful , and the food was always so delicious .would recommend to anyone, .....:-))) was there last year and the pool was good

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GraemeH582, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Tonga, responded to this review

Thank you for your review after your recent visit to Scenic Hotel Tonga. Yes we are away from town but this also means it is very quiet and peaceful here. The local beaches are only a matter of 4 minutes away so if you want to escape the town we are the ideal location. Thank you for your comments on... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Very convenient to the airport. Love the free transfers to and from the airport. Very handy when flights arrive very early in the morning. Quite comfortable. Nice decor. Would definitely stay there again.

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GraemeH582, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Tonga, responded to this review

Thank you for your review after staying at Scenic Hotel Tonga. We are indeed very handy to the airport and ideal for a stopover between flights. We are also great for longer stays also with a great swimming pool and food and beverage outlets so maybe next time stay a little longer :-). Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We treated ourselves to the Scenic Hotel on our last day/night in Tonga. Loved the gorgeous pool (all to ourselves!), king sized bed, relaxed drinks at the bar, good food at the restaurant and friendly, efficient staff. It's a good mid-way base to see Tongatapu sights on the west (blow holes and natural land bridge) and east (tombs and trilithon)... More 

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GraemeH582, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Tonga, responded to this review

Thank you for your review after your recent stay at Scenic Hotel Tonga. Great to read that you enjoyed our facilities, service and staff who are our biggest asset!! Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager More 

Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My wife and I shared a few nights at the Scenic Hotel in transit through to Vava'u. Used as base whilst we toured parts of the main island. Excellent staff, great food, and wonderful new paint. I knew there was a refurbishment in place and this did not distract. Will be great when complete. In the meantime we enjoyed all... More 

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GraemeH582, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Tonga, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Scenic Hotel Tonga after your recent stay. We are pleased to advise that the exterior paint job is 99% finished with just a few finishing details to complete - the place is looking fantastic! Glad to read that you found our service and facilities to your satisfaction. Hopefully we will see you back in... More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a huge, once-grand hotel that seems to be getting revamped. It is right by the airport and has a free shuttle service which makes it very convenient if you're passing through, but is around a half hour drive to town ($60 taxi ride). The rooms are reasonably spacious, with genuinely king-sized beds. Wifi is only accessible in the... More 

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GraemeH582, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Tonga, responded to this review

Thank you for your review after your recent stay at Scenic Hotel Tonga. You are quite correct in saying we are in the process of working on the hotel exterior and the last two weeks of the repaint in progress. We are happy you found our facilities and services to your satisfaction. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had a group of 4 couples staying one night while passing through on our way to pick up a sailboat for a week of sailing. Very convenient to the airport especially if you have another flight out early in the morning. Thought the rooms were sufficient and cozy. Staff was very friendly. The restaurant was reasonably priced with good... More 

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GraemeH582, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Tonga, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Scenic Hotel Tonga after your recent stay. We are very pleased to read of your positive impressions of the hotel, the staff and the service received. We look forward to hopefully having you stay with us again in the future. Best regards Graeme Horsley, General Manager More 

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The hotel is ideally located if you are passing through to Fiji or outer islands. Literally one minute from the airport they have great transportation service. However, they are quite a ways from any other activity. The staff is very friendly, but efficiency may be another matter. We found the room cold on our second visit. After waiting half an... More 

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GraemeH582, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Tonga, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our property after your recent stay. I am sorry we had trouble activating the heat cycle on our air conditioner but this is indeed a rare request given that the temperature is not often down below the 20 degrees celsius mark. Luckily the newer units do have a better... More 

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