This could be a good place to stay. Could be.
The guesthouse was fine - although getting a shuttle back into town was a difficult thing to arrange. I only stayed one night and I am glad that I wasn't staying longer as I think I would have been trapped because Toni, the owner did not want to do the shuttle run.
As above, this place could be a good place to stay but it is not. Toni the owner from England has been in Tonga for a long time and so should be more aware of Tongan culture. He is rude to staff and aggressive. He complained a number of times about how lazy his staff were and said that it was an indication of all Tongans - "they are all lazy" was a phrase he used a lot. I was pretty appalled by this and by his behaviour towards his staff. I am not sure why he remains in Tonga if he does not like it very much but he should not be treating customers like this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our rooms are based on sharing. They are clean, comfortable and affordable. The cost per person is T$ 15.00. We have good cooking facilities, and a nice lounge room. We have rooms with 2, 3 and double beds. Additional bed on request. Airport transfer T$ 10.00 p.p. Lifts to and from town anytime T$ 1.00. We are the only guesthouse with Kava nights. We offer a tour around Tongatapu for T$ 30. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Toni`s Guest House Hotel Nuku`Alofa
- Toni's Guest House Tonga/Tongatapu Island