Our flight arrived at 1050pm from Sydney and our flight to Vava'u was at 0830am the next morning so we thought that we would get an extra hours sleep by staying close to the airport. The pick-up went fine and when we arrived at the lodge there was one person who pointed us to our "room" and then disappeared never to be seen again.
The place was filthy with cockroaches everywhere, mosquitoes and no flyscreen, smelly toilets and a cold shower that looked like you'd come out more dirty than when you went in. The beds were terrible and I hate to think when the last time the sheets were washed, our room didn't even have a working light.
I've stayed in similar hovels in India, which is fine when paying a couple of dollars a night, not US$50 which is what my girlfriend and I were charged.
In the future I would take the extra time to go into town to somewhere nicer seeing as we got almost no sleep anyway, or just crash in the terminal and spend my $50 on a bottle of duty free instead.
Oh and the free "breakfast"........dry crackers from an open container in the roach infested kitchen......
- Also Known As:
- Fua'Amotu Transit Lodge Tonga/Tongatapu Island