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Waterfront Lodge

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Vuna Rd | Ma'ufanga, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island 1001, Tonga
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel options on Tongatapu Island are somewhat limited. After a lot of research, I decided to stay at the Waterfront Lodge, which is a small (8-room), very basic hotel near the water in Nuku'Alofa. The hotel is set up so that the office and restaurant are on the ground floor and the rooms are on the second story. The rooms... More 

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Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night after arriving on a late flight from Australia. We were met at the airport and greeted on arrival at the hotel. The room was very clean and comfortable ...with a fabulous shower. Wish we could have stayed longer. Highly recommended for comfort, location, friendly staff.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Just spent 2 night / 3 nights at Waterfront Lodge Tonga As usual the accommodation was great and the new menu in the restaurant was excellent. All the staff were so friendly and accommodation very comfortable and great. Internet excellent too. 100% be back next time – hopefully October / November this year. Cheers Kerry

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The Waterfront is a very convenient place to stay close to town. Neat and clean with well-appointed rooms that are large and airy, each has a large balcony with a colonial style. The restaurant is of good quality and quite stylish. Well worth a visit.

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Makawao, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This hotel was quite hard to locate as there was not sign at the front. We got in late at night and drove around trying to find the hotel. Finally was able to after calling the front desk who stepped to the roadside even with the directions give over the phone. Recommend getting a sign. The rest of the stay... More 

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

Thanks Lyman for your comment. You're right about our Sign. We are producing a New Logo for Waterfront Lodge as the New Owner takeover this business on Jan this year anyway we will try to do our best for the Future. Have a nice day and a good weekend. Best Regards, Waterfront Lodge. More 

Sheffield, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Waterfront for a night on our way to Vava'u and were very comfortable. The room was large, clean and comfortable. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. We loved our dinner and enjoyed chatting with the chef when he came out to check on us. Highly recommend their Ota Ika!

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

Hi ! I am so pleased to Read that you enjoyed your stay with Us and hope to see you again in the near Future Malo Christiane More 

Novato, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

I had not been to Nuku'alofa for over 20 years and our business associates booked me at the Waterfront. I am so glad they did. The room was good, shower was good, AC was good, bed was good. Staff was great and food was great. I felt very at home and really enjoyed the warm service. Chef William is gifted... More 

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

Malo e Lelei , Thank you for your vote us we are so happy and we hope we will see you again next time. Malo and Regards, Waterfront Lodge and Restaurant. More 

Toronto, Canada
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69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights. Room door needs new lock also had to get our air conditioning fixed. Other than that room is clean and comfortable. Shower and bathroom fine. Nice patio with harbour view. Beds are ok. Next time if we come back we will stay on the beach somewhere instead.

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

Hi , Thank you very much for your help ,very much appreciated we fixed the lock already. And we will try to improve and do our best for your next visit. Have a nice day and a good weekend. Malo and Regards, Waterfront Lodge and Restaurant. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

This is centrally located, 2 minutes walk to the fish market, other markets and a nice bar across the street. There is also a supermarket 2 minutes away, and it is about 10 minutes walk to the main CBD area. It is also just over the road where you get on the ferry to go to the smaller islands like... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Waterfront Lodge has truly very friendly and helpful staff. Our room was really nice with high ceiling and our own balcony! Very clean, good atmosphere and nice view of the ocean. There is also a restaurant downstairs and the food and service is amazing. We had a chance to meet the owners and heard that the artwork on the walls... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about Waterfront Lodge

Address: Vuna Rd | Ma'ufanga, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island 1001, Tonga
Location: Tonga > Tongatapu Island > Nuku'alofa
Price Range: $128 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterfront Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Waterfront Hotel Nuku Alofa
Waterfront Lodge Tonga/Tongatapu Island
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