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Waterfront Lodge

Vuna Rd | Ma'ufanga, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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Ranked #1 of 14 hotels in Nuku'alofa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bere Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Waterfront Lodge. Very good welcome by all of the staff and the room was very comfortable and spacious. With the added bonus of the outside balcony we were able to chill out and relax. The food was always excellent with plenty of choice from a very varied menu. We stayed for five nights... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

This lovely boutique guesthouse could not have been a better choice for us returning to Tonga on a 'trip down memory lane' after living here 38yrs ago. Welcoming, spotlessly clean, affordable, spacious rooms, excellent food in restaurant, professional & attentive staff, ideal location - everything we needed and/or wanted. Stayed initially 2 nights, returning after 2 nights on FaFa Island... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My room was spacious, pleasantly furnished and had a nice view over the harbour.There was a nice terrace for evening drinks. The restaurant service was fine and the food and wine very enjoyable. The staff at reception were always very helpful and friendly. Unfortunately what would have been a most enjoyable stayat the Waterfront was marred by two scarves, presents... More

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Waterfront-Lodge, Owner at Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Brian, thanks for your nice review...we received your Email about the missing scarf but we do not find anything when you left the Lodge and we set up the room, we already have a lot of stuff (umbrella, bags, clots, books, glasses etc.) forgot in the rooms in the past by the guests, but any scarfs...are you sure to... More

Yekaterinburg, Russia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

When the taxi delivered me to the hotel, I was shocked. The two-storeyed building, looks, as a shed. It is located opposite to the market. The personnel on a reception was friendly, our suitcases were delivered to the room on the 2nd floor. The room and the equipment correspond 4 stars to hotel. Everything is in working state. There is... More

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Darwin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The Waterfront Lodge is in a great location right on the harbour. It has an old colonial feeling & there is a safe, fridge & TV. The décor is lovely & we really enjoyed our waterfront room. Unfortunately the restaurant was not open as we were there between Christmas & New Year but we did go there to eat our... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

This is the nicest hotel in Nuku'alofa. It only has 8 rooms and I think it might be the biggest hotel too. We stayed here the day we landed in Tonga before we boarded a boat to go swim with Humpback whales in the Ha'apai Islands and again after we disembarked. Very clean. Very convenient to the city market across... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We had 2 nights in Nuku'alofa after a week sailing in Vava'u - all wanted was clean, cool & comfortable. The Waterfront Lodge delivered all this - rooms are immaculate, staff great & the restaurant very good. Could not be faulted - thanks !

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I stayed here as part of a work trip. The rooms are beautifully decorated, full of local character and the staff go out of their way to help you. We had people helping with wifi, air con, buying peanuts (!!), and even buying stamps so I could send postcards home. Quit generous for what is not a big lodge. Nothing... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

The rooms have that homey feeling - just like in my own home. Furnishings are not pretentious but comfortable. My tonsils swelled while there having been on the road for weeks but just like at home, they took care of me - upon request, they called a doctor and offered comfort food. Much appreciated. The restaurant downstairs is quite popular... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I think in one way or another this app really helped me a lot in knowing where else in Tonga that I could stay. My 5-day visit was very hectic with meetings and planning sessions and coming back to my room in Waterfront is a perfect getaway after a long day of work. Kudos to the staff and management for... More

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Also Known As:
Waterfront Hotel
Waterfront Hotel Nuku`Alofa
Waterfront Hotel Nuku Alofa
Waterfront Lodge Tonga/Tongatapu Island
Address: Vuna Rd | Ma'ufanga, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Location: Tonga > Tongatapu Island > Nuku'alofa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Nuku'alofa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waterfront Cafe and Lodge, the best private Tonga hotel, is located opposite Queen Salote Wharf, with the Nuku’alofa waterfront unfolding right before you. Just a 20 minute stroll to downtown Nuku'alofa and you will soon find yourself immersed in the sights, shops and markets of the Kingdom of Tonga capital city. The colonial-style lodge is packed with character and boasts a beautiful sea view, excellent services, high quality accommodation and arguably the most popular restaurant in the capital. The charming property is under Italian management and believes in paying special attention to each and every guest. The Waterfront Cafe and Lodge’s atmosphere is welcoming and homely, our staff is warm and friendly and every guest is treated with special attention which makes their holiday in Tonga even more memorable and their vacation so comfortable to make them feel at home. The Waterfront Lodge is internationally renowned not only to be the perfect hotel for your stay in Tongatapu but also to be a place of art where artists from Polynesia and the South Pacific often meet to expose their masterpieces. From our reception we can also organize tours of Tongatapu and packages to some of the top island hotels and attractions to ensure your Tonga holiday will be remembered as one of the best of your lifetime. If you are looking for your personal getaway to the friendly islands of the Kingdom of Tonga, welcome to the Waterfront Cafe' and Lodge, the best private owned accommodation you can find on our shore.World Class Tourism gives us 4 stars We have the pleasure to announce that the World Class Tourism for Tonga has recently judged the Waterfront Lodge & Cafe' as a 4 Stars hotel. This is indeed a great news for us and for all our new and returning guests. The unique accommodation, the casual atmosphere, the popularity of our restaurant and the smiles of our staff make the Waterfront Lodge & Cafe' the perfect stop over if you are visiting the capital or if your holiday takes you to one of the marvellous islands of the Kingdom of Tonga. Hope to see you soon. ... more   less 
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Waterfront Cafe and Lodge, the best private Tonga hotel, is located opposite Queen Salote Wharf, with the Nuku’alofa waterfront unfolding right before you. Just a 20 minute stroll to downtown Nuku'alofa and you will soon find yourself immersed in the sights, shops and markets of the Kingdom of Tonga capital city. The colonial-style lodge is packed with character and boasts a beautiful sea view, excellent services, high quality accommodation and arguably the most popular restaurant in the capital. The charming property is under Italian management and believes in paying special attention to each and every guest. The Waterfront Cafe and Lodge’s atmosphere is welcoming and homely, our staff is warm and friendly and every guest is treated with special attention which makes their holiday in Tonga even more memorable and their vacation so comfortable to make them feel at home. The Waterfront Lodge is internationally renowned not only to be the perfect hotel for your stay in Tongatapu but also to be a place of art where artists from Polynesia and the South Pacific often meet to expose their masterpieces. From our reception we can also organize tours of Tongatapu and packages to some of the top island hotels and attractions to ensure your Tonga holiday will be remembered as one of the best of your lifetime. If you are looking for your personal getaway to the friendly islands of the Kingdom of Tonga, welcome to the Waterfront Cafe' and Lodge, the best private owned accommodation you can find on our shore.World Class Tourism gives us 4 stars We have the pleasure to announce that the World Class Tourism for Tonga has recently judged the Waterfront Lodge & Cafe' as a 4 Stars hotel. This is indeed a great news for us and for all our new and returning guests. The unique accommodation, the casual atmosphere, the popularity of our restaurant and the smiles of our staff make the Waterfront Lodge & Cafe' the perfect stop over if you are visiting the capital or if your holiday takes you to one of the marvellous islands of the Kingdom of Tonga. Hope to see you soon. ... more   less 
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