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Waterfront Lodge

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Vuna Rd | Ma'ufanga, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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114 reviews 114 reviews
31 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are too few moderately priced hotels in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. The choices for lodging are either a hotel with high rates and comfortable such as the Waterfront Lodge or very low rates in uncomfortable & unsanitary accommodations. The Waterfront is a boutique hotel with nicely appointed rooms. It has a water view and is near several restaurants and bars. There... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Waterfront is the best accommodation in Nuku'alofa. A small guesthouse of 8 rooms,set in a tropical garden,& beautifully maintained & clean. It is 2-3 kms out of the main city area, so the late night crowds/ nightclubs can only be heard at a distance. The staff were friendly, courteous & professional.No request was a problem. The restaurant had the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

By no means an hotel, lodge is the right description. Its rather like a good motel in Australia with about 10 rooms upstairs and a dining room and reception down. Quail with outside stairs that are very challenging with a heavy case but the good part is there seems always to be a friendly staff member who will offer to... More 

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Yarragon, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My husband and I arrived late in the evening at the Waterfront Lodge. The colourful "lit up" trees in the windows were very inviting and looked pretty as we arrived, making us feel as "where're here now" We were greeted by Tulla who then showed us to our room and explained how everything worked, a great welcome! The apartments were... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
33 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a very nice Lodge. The staff in the reception and restaurant are a joy. They really care about their customers and nothing is too much trouble for them. The rooms are comfortable and airy. There are some lovely Gaugin prints on the wall which helps provide a special atmosphere. The continental breakfast is more than ample. Evening meals... More 

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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed one night at the Waterfront lodge before heading out to Ha'apai. The rooms are beautifully furnished with Gauguin prints and the view from the balcony looks over the port to the sea. It can be a hive of activity and we were warned often noisy in the evenings but we had no trouble. If you are prepared for... More 

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35 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

A charming hotel in an attractive building with spacious, well equipped and clean rooms. Good meals available, except on Sundays, when they only serve breakfast. Reception- and restaurant service very friendly. Harbour for boat excursions just opposite. Nearby the popular Billfish bar, otherwise a 20-30 minutes walk along the waterfront into the town-center. The hotel can organize taxi-transfers from and... More 

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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The location is very convenient.It was a lovely place to come back to at the end of the day. The staff are very welcoming and friendly. The food at the restaurant is very nice and the prices are quite reasonable as well.

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180 reviews 180 reviews
17 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I stayed for 4 nights, attending a conference at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre which is about 15 minutes walk back in the business centre of Nuku'alofa. Nothing was too much trouble, especially for two of the young women receptionists cum wait persons cum room attendants. We had dinner at the restaurant on the first night - the BBQ'd mahimahi was... More 

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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We stayed here 2 nights on our way to Vava'u and on our way back from Vava'u. We like the quaint building. Everything was kept up. It was quiet, despite being on a main road. The watefront was nice to walk along and interesting in the morning with all the fishermen going out. The room was clean and the bed... More 

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