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The Black Pearl Suites

Vuna Road | Sopu, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I stayed here for over ten days. It was a work trip to Tonga and we needed to be based in the capital. On first glance I thought the Black Pearl needed some major attention, it was ghostly quiet but after a few days that was part of its wonderful charm. We were treated as part of the family as... More 

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Te Kauwhata, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The staff were unfailingly cheerful but totally ineffective. I was sold internet time but it turned out there was no reception in my room. Then when I went to the lounge it turns out there was no service anyway bit it might be on tonight. By the third time I spoke it turned out they had been that day, needed... More 

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Deer Park, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stayed here overnight before heading to Vava'u and found the place to be very nice for Tonga. The rooms were clean and the staff was very nice. We got a continental breakfast as part of our room rate and for a fee, we could have them make us a hot breakfast. There is a nice outdoor patio that overlooks... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Black Pearl Suites hotel is very clean & our room was comfortable & of a normal size hotel room, if you want a big room you have to get a bigger suite. We never had any problems with hot water & our room was attended each day with fresh towels, we asked for a kettle for our room, but... More 

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texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Hotel seems like an old house that has been converted into a hotel. Rooms felt like I was staying at my great grandmother's house! old furniture, box tv, window unit AC (which we were grateful we had!). Water in shower was very, very low flow with variable temperatures (rapidly cycling between hot and cold). Had breakfast (fresh fruit, cereals, coffee)... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We just spent a week at the black pearl, after hearing so much about it we thought it would be a good place to spend our last week on Tonga after a few years working here. Well it did not start well, couldn't check in when we organised even though we had confirmed the week before, during our stay, service... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We stayed at the Black Pearl on our first night in Tonga. The staff was helpful and very kind but that was it. On arrival the bed for our son had not been installed (we did not have any space to move once installed), the plugs for the fans had been twisted to fit Tonga, the bathroom was mouldy and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

We moved here from a hotel in the town Very friendly staff could not do enough for you good rooms Great being able to sit out on the balcony and getting the sea breeze as was very hot . We were lucky enough to have the hotel to ourselves so was very spoilt We had our 14 month old grandson... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

A first time trip to Tonga and our hotel was nestled in quite close to town which was within walking distance. Neat decor, large colonial building with excellent views to the ocean and a warm ocean breeze to cool of in when lounging on the open balcony. the rooms were very nice though the plumbing needed upgrading and the lounge/bar/dining... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

If I paid, anywhere else in the world, what I paid for a night's stay at The Black Pearl and got the same standard of room, I'd be pretty cranky. Objectively, the room I had was ...not good. Cramped, deeply ugly decor, mouldy bathroom with reluctant hot water. But the bed was comfortable, staff were genuinely lovely and the food... More 

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