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“Euro-Pacifika Elegance”
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Seaview Lodge
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Nuku'alofa
Certificate of Excellence
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Euro-Pacifika Elegance”
Reviewed May 7, 2012

Well situated just minutes from the commercial centre of town, yet quiet and private in its own space. Facing the sea with the benefits of a cool breeze in the evening and endless scope to use the kayaks available at the property.
Nicely decorated, but fittings a bit fussy and worn for my taste. European breakfast available, with toast and cereal, boiled egg and salami and a lovely range of fresh fruit. Hostess very obliging and helpful.

Room Tip: Best rooms face the sea over the front balcony. They have fans and air-con, if the remote could be f...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Redding, California, United States
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52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2012

for the second time we went back again to the Seaview , and it is still the best place stay at , if you just want a homely feelings.....we stayed here on our way out to Vava'u....Franz and Gudrun made us feel more welcome than before and the staff were good

Room Tip: oceanview room , quite AC....
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Aurora, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2012

The Seaview Lodge is an experience you’ll not forget. Our seafront room had a magnificent view across a quiet street to the ocean, which was just yards away. Swimming out to the edge of the reef, some 150-metre-distance, was an experience of a lifetime. Located a couple of minutes walk from the Royal Palace and a few minutes more to the town centre, the hotel is ideally placed. Our elegant room, like the rest of the building, was clean and comfortable, with a balcony for enjoying an evening drink overlooking the Pacific. Gudrun, our ebullient hostess, lent an old-world charm to the exquisitely decorated and furnished restaurant, while husband Franz, a cordon bleu, prepared superb meals that were literally fit for a king (the late King of Tonga enjoyed dining there). We were fortunate in having their remarkable daughter, Bianca, as our expert guide, showing us many incomparable sights around the island that we would otherwise have missed. And it was Bianca who swam out to the reef with this seventy-year-old, her sharp eyes spotting things of interest while keeping a watch out for me.
Period of stay March 10-16, 2012
Chris McGowan

Room Tip: A seaview was important to us, so that's the room we chose. Given that the garden is gorgeous, a...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Salzburg, Austria
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24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2012

I highly recommend Seaview Lodge. Excellent. It was a Hotel-Highligt on my trips through the South Pacific. The entire house, all the rooms always perfectly clean, beautifully furnished and decorated in Gudrun’s very special style, the garden beautifully maintained. Gudrun is the perfect host who really cares for every single guest. Franz does a great job with his wonderful food. The staff is great. It’s a place for relaxing and feeling well. Even when it’s raining.
I can also warmly recommend the interesting island tour with my tour-guide Bianca.
The only thing I did not like was that I could not stay longer.
Gudrun - Franz - Bianca, ich habe wunderschoene, interessante, unvergessliche Tage bei Euch auf Tongatapu erlebt. Vielen Dank. Ich komme gerne wieder.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2012

As above. Really happy with the entire stay, just sorry I never got to dine at their highly recommeded restaurant!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Didn't pick the Seaview myself, it was all organised by my daughter as a suprise birthday present. We were greeted at the front door by Gudrun, who couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome. As the 'wing' was being done up we were upgraded to the garden view rooms at no extra cost, and the rooms were just fabulous. Dinner the first night was one of the best we have had in a long time (only comment, bleu steak is almost raw, not rare/med but I am getting used to it always being rare these days), anything we asked for - help - advise - was taken care of immediately, and thank you Franz for arranging for Hema for our Island tour, great day out. We only ate there the first night wanting to try as many places as possible in four days, Little Italy does brilliant food and is only 10 mins walk up the road, Cottage Breeze is just fabulous and also a 10 minute walk up the road, then coming back to the peace, quiet and comfort of Seabreeze was the icing on the cake. The Staff are fabulous, thank you ladies for taking such good care of us and thanks to Gudrun and Franz for making us feel to at home and welcome, Dad and I will be back :-)

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Redding, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2012

Thank you Seaview for making our stay the most enjoyable and happy vacation place ever. Gudrun and Franz you two are the best hosts any traveller could ask for thank you so much , and your staff are awesome thank you and your resturant is a must , so to you all travellers out there Seaview is the best place to be at when visiting Tongatapu. Thank you and we are looking forward to next time .....from the Hargreaves , Redding California.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Seaview Lodge
Address: Vuna Rd., Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Location: Tonga > Tongatapu Island > Nuku'alofa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Nuku'alofa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Seaview Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seaview Lodge and Restaurant offers an idyllic waterfront location. The on-site restaurant serves international and local gourmet cuisine. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a DVD player. They offer a refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. The private bathroom offers free toiletries, a hairdryer and a shower. Towels and linen are provided. A Continental breakfast WiFi / internet access is included. Located in Nukualofa, Seaview Lodge is just 500 metres from The Royal Palace, and 800 metres from the City Centre, where guests can enjoy a variety of shops, markets, and cafes. Surrounded by tropical gardens, Seaview Lodge features a Restaurant and a Bar. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and canoeing. The property offers free parking. ... more   less 
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Seaview Lodge Tonga/Tongatapu Island

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