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Heilala Holiday Lodge

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Auckland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Booked a week here in a superior fale after being exhausted after a busy few months. The beach was white, long,empty and peaceful. The snorkelling ( directly in front of the lodge ) kept us extremely happy for hours. LOVED the TRUE island feeling and lack of commercialism found in other pacific islands. The staff are fantastic, friendly and helpful....

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in there for 5 nights and loved it. The staff is really helpful and friendly and do everything they can to make your stay more comfortable. Breakfast should be different everyday as we had toast and fruits every morning and started to get s bit boring, but you always can add some extra things for a little price,...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heilala resort was the perfect choice for our 8 days holiday in Tonga. the fale had everything we needed, it was very clean upon arrival and serviced regularly. the breakfast was yummy and fresh and the staff at the resort were so lovely and helpful. ( many thanks to Sven, Aleki, Liu, Kaho, Linda, Una, Vai, Latu <3 ) The...

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Heilala, Owner at Heilala Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Malo e lelei Yael P, Thanks for the kind feedback and the staff are exited that you have remembered all their names (even all the spelling is spot on ;-). We do hope you will return sometime real soon. Ofa atu and all the very best!!!

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little place, very friendly staff that will go out of there way to make sure your stay is enjoyable and you get to see and do everything you wanted. Tour of the city was a big help to learn where all the essential are in the city. Would highly recommend!!

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Heilala, Owner at Heilala Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Malo e lelei kylefrancis2017, Thanks so much for the recommendation. We are very happy to hear that we were able to help making your Tonga experience and enjoyable. We do hope to welcome you again soon and all the very best!!! Ofa atu

New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such friendly and helpful people, a good mix of traditional with western accommodation. Bikes, scooters, snorkel etc available to use which allows you to enjoy the surrounds so much more. They've set up a lovely garden area so if you're looking for a relaxing beach alternative day you're still comfortable chilling under the trees, on a hammock or chairs. Quiet...

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Heilala, Owner at Heilala Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Malo e lelei Ce1line, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback and we are so glad that you had a good time here with us. We do hope to welcome you back again real soon :-) Ofa atu and all the very best!

Reviewed April 5, 2017

Had a really nice time at Heilala. Really relaxing atmosphere and right on the beach. Even got a couple of days of good surf so spot on holiday all around. Super friendly staff and great home made food at the restaurant. Would definitely go back.

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Heilala, Owner at Heilala Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Malo e lelei Barry M Thanks so much for taking the time for a review and we are so happy to hear that you have had a good relaxing time with us and we would be happy to see you again when next you visit. Ofa atu and all the very best!

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We spent 5 nights here on the off season.... For us it was nice and quiet. (except the fantastic thunderstorm overnight which the staff informed us about and told us not to worry) We stayed in a standard fale, which was reasonably clean, but the bed we found hard and not so comfy. The shower was also unpredictable.... The complimentary...

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Heilala, Owner at Heilala Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Malo e lelei Cherie E. Thank you so much for writing a review and pointing out some of the glitches you noticed ;-). We have since your visit replaced our water pump, as it had indeed started behaving a little erratic. So this problem should now be all solved. For our bedding, all our fales and rooms are equipped with...

Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Great getaway location with well presented fales. Clean and tidy, great staff, beautiful grounds, stunning beach. Kitchen if you want to self cater. Loved being able to use the bikes to visit other resorts and villages. Tasty food - breakfast a real treat. Great for couples, friends and/or families.

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Heilala, Owner at Heilala Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Malo e lelei Jude T, Thank you (and all those before you) to have taken the time to write a review. It's so rewarding to hear that you have had an enjoyable time with us and we do hope to welcome you back again. By the way, we have been now able to re-establish dinner service and we are therefore...

Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

The staff here are amazing. Nothing is too much trouble. The fale's are comfortable, though it was a very hot 32 degrees when we were there, with very little breeze. The ceiling fan did not really create enough air movement at that heat. The views are amazing and often we were the only people on the beach. The breakfast was...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Relaxing comfortable friendly. The staff are so helpful and friendly, the breakfasts a delight, the evening meals simple and tasty. Thanks Linda, Kaho, Liu and Una. The fale are clean and simple and comfortable, the hammock a dream and the beach lovely and clean. And close. Thanks to everyone - guests and staff for a great holiday. Best wishes to...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Malo e lelei from the Kingdom of Tonga! If you are looking for a relaxed, friendly, homestyle "beach garden getaway" in the Kingdom of Tonga, the Heilala Holiday Lodge on Ha'atafu Beach at Kanokupolu may just be the place you have been looking for. Over 1km of sandy beach, wave surfing, snorkeling, or simply relaxing in your hammock. All the best and we hope to welcome you in our little peace of paradise soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Heilala Holiday Lodge

Address: Palm Avenue | Kanokupolu, Tongatapu Island TBU, Tonga
Location: Tonga > Tongatapu Island
Price Range: $40 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Heilala Holiday Hotel Tongatapu Island
Heilala Holiday Lodge Tonga/Tongatapu Island
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Go for a fale, worth the extra for sure..”
Skaxe, Dec 19, 2016 | Read review
“Go for a standard Fale as there is big difference to a superior Fale.”
Rachfisher93, Nov 25, 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the double fales”
Homegrowen, Oct 6, 2016 | Read review
“Take snack foods, difficult to get in Tonga.”
CessKP, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“Superior fales near the breakfast room are closest to the sea and may have wifi.”
GMDNZ, Sep 14, 2016 | Read review
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