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International Dateline Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vuna Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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Ranked #12 of 14 hotels in Nuku'alofa
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Stayed here 20 year ago and it was shabby sheek. Now it is just shabby. A hotel with this amount of history should not be slipping into a hole but it would appear that it is. The staff are wonderful, but all else is not up to standard. Please do not let this piece of old word history die.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stayed just the one night at the dateline and like in other reviews I have read on Trip Advisor at one time this has been an amazing hotel. The lobby is a wonderful area although some maintenance is required to bring it up to standard. Staff were very friendly and helpful, my room was clean and tidy. Our driver to... More

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Federal Way, WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Our week long stay at the Dateline was adequate. We could see that this hotel at one time was a beautiful place to stay. Customer service in Tonga overall is not a high priority but the staff were very nice and accommodating. The room was clean but it appears there is a termite problem as we had three piles in... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I stayed at the International Dateline for two nights in June 2013, on a last minute plan change. Given my traveling arrangements, I was very happy to have a warm shower and a place to sleep. If you have no other options, this hotel will be acceptable. If you have other options, please exercise them. Good things about the hotel... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I am not very picky about places to stay at so I have to say that what I think is acceptable may be horrid to some. I stayed here in June, it was unplanned for due to other things that were happening. I had already heard that this hotel was quite bad so I went in with pretty low expectations.... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This hotel has to be the worst that I have stayed in considering its price! Sadly, despite its history, it has been very badly water and fire damaged and very little has been done to renovate this. It is a large hotel which is virtually unoccupied and therefore is really beyond salvaging. If it is not demolished, then the very... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in Jan '13 and must say I was rather impressed. We stayed in the "new wing" and the room was large, the bed was comfy, the TV worked and air conditioning was fantastic. I have the feeling we were one of 3 couples at the hotel.. not very busy. The pool was open and clean!

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everywhere man
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

It’s sad to see this once grand Pacific hotel rundown and almost deserted, when it once buzzed with activity. We were going to stay for old time’s sake, but decided better of it after inspecting the rooms. The old front rooms with windows looking out to sea are reasonable value for around US$100 but were musty and long overdue an... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I was there along with few other members of my family in July, 2012. There was improvement in comparison to April 2012, when it was under the management of Chinese. There is a great need for renovation inside the hotel to bring it up to modern and fresh looking standard. I think the staff were warm and good. I prefer... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This is the first hotel built in Tonga and worth a look. This grand old lady has seen better days, but for atmosphere, service and location it can't be beat. The highlight are the staff who provide warm and friendly service. I was travelling alone on fieldwork and the staff became a second family. I realised I wasn't the only... More

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Additional Information about International Dateline Hotel

Also Known As:
International Dateline Nuku Alofa
Hotel International Dateline
International Dateline Hotel Tonga/Tongatapu Island
Address: Vuna Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Location: Tonga > Tongatapu Island > Nuku'alofa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 14 hotels in Nuku'alofa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — International Dateline Hotel 3*

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