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“Fantastic hotel! Wish I was there longer than 1 night!” 5 of 5 stars
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Little Italy Hotel & Restaurant
Vuna Road | Kolomotu'a, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga   |  
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Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Nuku'alofa
Sydney
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Fantastic hotel! Wish I was there longer than 1 night!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

Stayed here earlier this year for just one night, as the following day I joined a cruise.

The hotel is just wonderful. From the very happy and helpful staff greeting us at the airport, to the wait staff the next morning at the restaurant.

Location is good, you are directly across the road from the water. The room I had didn't have the water views as it was at the back of the hotel, however it did look out to the swimming pool below.

Rooms were a comfortable size and were very clean. The bathroom, well, I would never have expected to see a massage shower (with radio) in a hotel in Tonga, but it was nice.

Had breakfast the following morning in the restaurant. It was a shame that my flight got in so late the night before, because the menu for dinner looked great.

Its only a few minutes drive into the town centre, or you could walk it (nice and scenic). My suggestion would be to hire a car (as we did) and drive around the island and explore it yourself. There are some really beautiful places to see and we pretty much saw most of the island in one day.

Room Tip: Pay the small amount extra to upgrade to the ocean view room with balcony!
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

We are regular visitors to Nuku'alofa. Liltte Italy staff offers the very best atmosphere, service and value - every time. The service is A1 . This hotel has a lovely atmosphere, and the owners will do their utmost to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay. Little Italy Hotel represents quality, comfort and convenience for those who would also like to experience the unique culture of the Kingdom of Tonga. If you need any assistance, hosts Angelo and Mele are always happy to assist.They are 'beautiful people and superb hosts.' All the rooms are very comfortable, and quiet and restful. The restaurant menu offers plenty of choice.Really, Little Italy is a great place to stay. We will be back again for sure.

Room Tip: Obviously, ask for a room with a view if you really want the sea outlook.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Stayed in this hotel with my husband and 5 year old. We had a room at the back of the hotel so did not overlook the sea. This was no great loss. There is a small pool at the back of the hotel. The Italian restaurant on the ground floor served some lovely food - we had breakfast here too which was sufficient,
The room was nice, clean and tidy. The shower was fab with built in radio and lights.
The staff were lovely and so helpful.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

My partner & I did not stay here. We were looking for a nice place to dine. A local taxi driver recommended Little Italy. Well we arrived to the wonderful sounds of music being pumped out by one man band Dwayne ( absolutely brilliant on the guitar) a great meal and superb night, dancing on the sidewalk which may have had something to do with amount of wine consumed. Thank you Dwayne, Mele & Angelo, ( I put you last mate cause you said) "Im not the boss" HaHa. Dwayne you are a legend mate, best of luck.
Les & Cindy

Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

We stayed at Little Italy late June 2011 and it was one of the best hotels we have stayed in. Room was clean and had everything we required for our stay. Even on ourr last day before catching our flight at 10.30 at night the staff let us stay until the shuttle took us to the airport. The restaraunt was great and the service impeccable. Thankyou so much to Angelo and all his staff for their friendly , awesome service. We will be back .

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

Lovely hotel, delightful owners, really helpful staff, delicious Italian inspired food, nice breakfasts, beautiful views of ocean, handy to town. Recommended.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011 via mobile

We stayed at this charming hotel for 5 nights in June. It's in a great location, with views out to the sea. It's also in a quiet part of the capital, but within walking distance of town itself.

Highly recommend the food, especially the pizza and pasta!

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Vuna Road | Kolomotu'a, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Location: Tonga > Tongatapu Island > Nuku'alofa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Nuku'alofa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Little Italy Hotel offers 22 deluxe rooms recently renovated, all have a unique decor with a different theme. ​It's a unique boutique hotel, blend of Italian style and Tongan cultures surrounded by the warmth of the South Pacific, providing everything you need under one roof. Ocean view rooms have a private balconies with sensational views overlooking the Pacific Ocean make these rooms extremely popular. The hotel features a well-known Italian restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisine, beef fillet steak, lobster, fish and poultry. They have a great range of rental cars at very competitive prices, Kayaking and Shuttle for Airport transfers & tours. The Royal Palace is just 1 km away, CBD and Talamahu Market is a 20-minute walk or less than 3 minutes drive. ... more   less 
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