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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the stay very much. Janine is friendly and helpful. The room is spacious, clean and well equipped. We had meals sitting on the deck in the sun looking over the Harbour. There's a jetty at the bottom of the path with crystal clear water to swim in. Kayak across the Harbour if you want. They have a game fishing...

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We booked in to Hakula Lodge for 2 nights at short notice when our flight from Vava'u to Tongatapu was cancelled. We were lucky to get in. Janine welcomed us and did our washing in her own machine, which was a godsend as we had just come off a rainy week on a boat and everything was wet and/or salty....

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed September 24, 2015

Hukula lodge is set a few kms from the main town which can be accessed by taxi for around TOP$8-10, a leisurely 10 minute cycle or around 25-30 min walk. Our party had 4 adults so we used both apartments which were good in size and practical. Great view of the harbour and surrounding area from the deck. Kayaks available...

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Vientiane, Laos
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Hakula lodge consists of 2 adjoined apartments with a large shared deck, built up the slope between the road and the bottom end of the Port of Refuge harbour. There is a jetty where the owner Jeff keeps his fishing boat. Its 2.5km from the centre of town - a 25 minute walk along the road (or you can call...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great accomodation far enough from town to be secluded but close enough to walk to town. Amazing outlook on to the beautiful bay with a private jetty below housing the deep see fishing charter vessel "Hakula". Whale swimming adventures, amazing snorkelling, 40 metre viz diving and deep sea fishing all at your doorstep. Jeff and Janine were welcoming and helpful....

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Karikari Peninsula, New Zealand
Reviewed April 24, 2015

Fishing was awesome fun, blue marlin on first day, bins of yellow fin tuna and Mahi Mahi on the next day, great experienced crew with high quality gear, would highly recommend for any fishermen looking for great week away. Accommodation nice and clean with everything you need, fantastic meals with fantastic hosts, looking forward to next trip.

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1Thank AdrianMcCormick
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Reviewed September 19, 2014

We really enjoyed our week staying at Hakula Lodge in September 2014. We bought food with us from NZ and also bought fresh food from the local market. Jeff picked us up from the airport and showed us the local features and set us up well. We shared the balcony space with some lovely guys who go fishing annually there....

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Reviewed July 13, 2014

In May 2014 My son and I stayed at Hakula Lodge, all during our bookings to the arrival Jeff and Janine were 100% on top of our planning, we stayed in 5 star accommodation, best service in town, we were welcomed like family, shared meals and really became one of the islanders, we had the best fishing money could buy,...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed August 4, 2013

there are only 2 apartments available here i think as the lodge is for sale.I chose this lodge as it looked like it fitted in best with my reason to visit--the whale swimming.they have a wharf directly below where you are picked up by the barge.it is a few k's from town but I was able to cycle into town...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Hakula Lodge may have a 3 star rating,the room was clean, the bed really comfortable,we had every facility that we needed, there is no phone or tv in the room, that is a blessing, the view from the deck right outside your room is amazing, the privacy was 5 star, and the hospitality from Jeff and Janine LeStrange was 10...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hakula Lodge: Set on the foreshores of Port of refuge harbour with breathtaking views. Just far enough to be away from town but still in walking distance to all the fine restaurants. Hakula Lodge offers you the perfect base for all your holiday activities. Your hosts Jeff & Janine Le Strange have lived in Tonga for over 25 years and will be happy to help with your holiday plans. When you stay at Hakula lodge you know you are in good hands. "You may arrive as strangers but will leave us as friends." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hakula Lodge

Address: Main Road | Toula, Neiafu, Tonga
Location: Tonga > Vava'u Islands > Neiafu
Price Range: $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Hakula Lodge Tonga/Neiafu
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“Just 2 rooms to choose from which makes for a quiet and relaxed environment.”
 of 5 bubbles timsy2015, Aug 20, 2015 | Read review
“The are only two rooms,, advise book early !!!”
 of 5 bubbles 227graemew, Jul 13, 2014 | Read review
“I had the apartment for 1-2 people”
 of 5 bubbles 557jill557, Aug 4, 2013 | Read review
“Only 2 rooms, book with friends and have them both!!!”
 of 5 bubbles groomfamily, Sep 28, 2012 | Read review
“Either of the two self contained units are superb.”
  • Your private deck
 of 5 bubbles brucefpain, Oct 19, 2011 | Read review
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