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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved it. The easy check in, very spacious room extending onto a roomy balcony, obliging staff made us wish we could stay for more than one night. Such a contrast to our our first visit to Nuku'alofa about 11 years ago. We only had breakfast here but that was good with many choices. Our room overlooked the road and wharf...

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Waikanae
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Good decor and had a nice vibe - the owner Liz made us feel very welcome, we had arrived early and our room wasn't ready but our bags were whisked away and tea and coffee arranged in the restaurant while we waited. Stayed two nights in between island hops - location was great - a nice stroll into town with...

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Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed October 26, 2016

I stayed at the Waterfront Lodge for 3 nights from the 1st November 2016. The staff were delightful and the food was excellent. As I booked at the last minute and the hotel was full, I initially stayed in room 5 with sea views which I loved being able to relax on the balcony watching the boats coming and going....

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed October 21, 2016

A delightful hotel with lots of character. We had an upstairs room with a balcony overlooking the waterfront. Our room was very comfortable and clean. But the best part of our stay (we stayed two nights) were the friendly and welcoming staff who greeted us so warmly each day. We had delicious meals in the restaurant and especially enjoyed the...

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Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love the Waterfront! It has a great atmosphere, great service and amazing food! What more could you want? What's also incredible is its progressive menu and willingness to cater for people with special dietary requirements. I often opt for a vegan option and Waterfront nails it every time! Would highly recommend to anyone visiting or staying in the Kingdom🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Clarks Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Had 3 great nights sleep here a good place to stay in Nuku'alofa. Older building but very comfortable and inviting. Complimentary breakfast was excellent and served in the restaurant, much better than the usual uninspiring buffet. Also had excellent evening meal in the restaurant. Liz and all the staff are very friendly and helpful. Would be great if they had...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed September 29, 2016

The Waterfront Lodge was a fantastic place to stay the rooms are spacious and cleaned every day the balcony was a lovely place to sit with a drink and have a quiet read or watch the boats coming and going. The breakfast was great fresh fruit and eggs every morning, the food in the restaurant was wonderful. Liz and the...

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

Thank you choosing Waterfront and it was a pleasure to have you stay, look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed September 27, 2016

Returned to Tonga after 26 years and found this a wonderful place to stay. The rooms were spacious and clean and tidy. The balcony was a great place to relax and watch the sights of the wharf opposite. Staff could not have been more friendly and helpful, and the food in the restaurant was superb. A nice 20 minute walk...

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

Thank you for choosing Waterfront and look forward to seeing you again and for your kind words. Regards Liz

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Waterfront is situated on, as it says, the Waterfront. Good amenities, friendly staff, restaurant etc. Is across the road from where you can book to go swimming with the Whales (only 2 countries allow you to do this). It's an awesome experience, never to be forgotten. The whales are normally there from abt June to end October, & are not...

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

Thanks fro your comment and we will see you again next time. Cheeres, Waterfront Team

Elmira
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

What a great place to start our vacation in Tonga , The rooms were quite nice and they came with a wonderful balcony and a view of the waterfront , they served excellent meals at breakfast lunch and dinner. Ongo and his staff would absolutely bend over backwards to help you with any questions or problems you had . They...

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

Malo e Lelei I'm very Glad to hear that and thank you very much for your reviewing for us we try to do our best as we can.Thank you guys and i hope we see each other again next time. Best Regards, Ongo

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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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: Ma'ufanga, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island 1001, Tonga
Location: Tonga > Tongatapu Island > Nuku'alofa
Price Range: $130 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterfront Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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Waterfront Hotel Nuku Alofa
Waterfront Lodge Tonga/Tongatapu Island
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“Choose a room with a balcony overlooking the waterfront.”
 of 5 bubbles Emilia100, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
“A little bit of noise from across the road on Saturday night but once we closed the door it shut it out.”
 of 5 bubbles Cheryl1509, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1, 3, 5 and 7 face the wharf and road and probably get a bit more noise than those at the rear.”
 of 5 bubbles , Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
“Seaview rooms are a little more expensive, but can also have traffic noise. We moved from Seaview room to Garden Room, as it was quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles robmI5470AT, Sep 26, 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms have Harbour views”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewH161, Aug 14, 2016 | Read review
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