Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
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Tanoa International Dateline Hotel

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#3 of 7 hotels in Nuku'alofa
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Tanoa International Dateline Hotel offers a selection of superior accommodation located in the capital Nuku'alofa, with sensational facilities for leisure, conference, corporate and wedding guests. Located on the waterfront, with 124 rooms in total, Tanoa International Dateline Hotel can be used as your hub to get around Tonga. With extensive conference facilities, a range of dining options, and high-speed internet in every room, this is the place to be.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Harbour View

Location

Vuna Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island Tonga
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Fua'Amotu Intl Airport
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Kaufana Airport
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Angela G wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed for 2 nights. From the warmest welcome at check in to wonderful staff throughout the hotel, we were so well looked after. The staff are all local and so hospitable, happy and friendly. The room was spotlessly clean and with a wonderful view over the ocean, you didn’t even have to step outside to appreciate beautiful Tonga. Breakfast was a ‘fill yourself up for the day’ buffet with great variety of food and the easy relaxed atmosphere at the pool, with poolside bar and restaurant made you want to just stay there all day! As soon as we walked through the doors of the hotel we felt relaxed and just decompressed from life. With a great art gallery show piecing really interesting cultural artwork and carvings to the soothing island music played by the pool and relaxing surrounded by carvings in the gardens, the hotel manages to create a really good ‘island atmosphere’. Rick in Hibiscus tours is super helpful and friendly so you can manage your trip and get to do everything from getting tattooed to island tours and so much more. I’ve travelled extensively and stayed in some 1st class hotels and I really think that what Jason, the manager has achieved on this tiny island with this hotel is outstanding: Anyone holidaying in Tonga and wanting a really comfortable, clean, well run, hotel with great food and staff in a central location to bars and other restaurants, then this is the place. Highly recommend Tanoa Hotel Tonga it and look forward to going again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ocean view rooms - stunning view and really comfortable room with TV and clean ensuite.
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Response from Jason Strickland, Marketing at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
Responded 17 Sept 2022
Malo e lelei "Thekays" Apologies for not responding sooner. Unfortunately we have been closed for 2 years. We are now reopen with limited services, however we are moving toward being fully operational. Not unlike the rest of the hospitality sector world wide we are facing skilled labour shortages. That being said our new team are undergoing training and we hope to be operating at pre covid standards shortly. On the plus side you will be greeted by warm Tongan team with beaming smiles. I am on hand to address any service gaps that you may experience so please ask for me ,Jason , should you require my assistance. At the time of my reply we still offer our complimentary breakfast and we have a limited dinner menu. We are happy to recommend nearby restaurants should you require lunch. Again we should be fully operational in the not to distant future. Regards Jason and the Tanoa International Dateline team
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Tamarin wrote a review Feb 2020
Santa Clara, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would like to commend Tiola at the front desk and her amazing staff for the quality experience and warm hospitality that we received on our three week vacation in Tonga. We really appreciate you all going above and beyond your best to make us feel comfortable and happy. Every morning we enjoyed their delicious breakfast buffet downstairs by the lobby. The morning crew are very attentive and culturally respectful. I miss the papaya jam on toast with my custom made omelette every morning. After having breakfast we waste no time and hit the road to begin our all day fun in the sun exploring. To name a few things we enjoyed the blow holes, caves, market and their night show with buffet at Vakaloa resort was definitely our favorites. A friend told us that we had to try the submarine sandwich and it was the bomb! I highly recommend the burger as well. It ran for about $10 paanga. A beautiful place for breakfast, lunch and dinner was the Little Italy. But I gotta say we ordered two large pizzas that cost $150.00 paanga, yikes! A few more places we ate at mommas cafe, mum's cafe, cafe escape, billfish, ngutulei, nauti ruby, tevanas and more that I can't remember their names.
The top was a great find as well. My list goes on and on with restaurants lol.
We usually had our dinners back at the hotel at the pool side. Where we met the most funniest and entertaining gentleman who work's at the bar. "Koi"..

Tiola is definitely a true asset to the company. Thank you for making our first time to Tonga one to alway's remember. Everyone from the front desk, restaurant, bell men, security guard's and our awesome housekeeping team are highly professional and very accommodating.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lord MacDuff wrote a review Apr 2020
Scotland, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Balcony rooms are a waste of money as the views are terrible. Get a ocean view front room as a minimum. Cleanliness is very poor in all the rooms and we saw several. The staff are lovely but they lack training in cleaning rooms and this must be improved in the current climate. Rooms are cramped and small; renovation work ongoing on the top floor which might be good news for new guests in a couple of months. Wifi is poor and for 2 devices only per room though after some cajoling they did provide coverage for 4 devices. Two people together have more than 2 devices needing connected today with phones, ipads, laptops etc. so additional wifi is required which should be easy given the empty state of the hotel. Restaurant food OK but staff need organising to provide acceptable service levels. Breakfast was very good however with eggs cooked to order and bacon only available on request. Coffee lousy, no marmalade and only white bread for toasting. The highlight was some local music being played poolside and a chambermaid bursting into song – she had the most wonderful voice. Hotel airport transfer $40top pp; local taxi $40 one way. Taxi to local restaurants was $5 each way.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Jason Strickland, Marketing at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
Responded 17 Sept 2022
Malo e lelei Tyranny Apologies for not responding sooner. Unfortunately we have been closed for 2 years. We are now reopen with limited services, however we are moving toward being fully operational. Not unlike the rest of the hospitality sector world wide we are facing skilled labour shortages. That being said our new team are undergoing training and we hope to be operating at pre covid standards shortly. On the plus side you will be greeted by warm Tongan team with beaming smiles. I am on hand to address any service gaps that you may experience so please ask for me ,Jason , should you require my assistance. At the time of my reply we still offer our complimentary breakfast and we have a limited dinner menu. We are happy to recommend nearby restaurants should you require lunch. Again we should be fully operational in the not too distant future. Regards Jason and the Tanoa International Dateline team
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Access Me wrote a review Jan 2020
Worldwide
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The people are what make Tonga so special. Other than that, do not expect anything amazing. The breakfast buffet is adequate and the staff are what make your breakfast experience memorable. The restaurant is often out of ingredients so your first or second choice for lunch or dinner is often not avaliable. This is common across Tongan hospitality.

Two wheelchair accessible rooms where the drainage hasn't been configured very well and the bathroom floors flood during your shower. The tiles when wet are dangerously slippery throughout the room. During the storm our room flooded and necessitated that we change rooms at 1am in the morning.

Outdoor furniture is very comfortable and high quality however the atmosphere definitely lacked, very rarely music being played to create the atmosphere.

I wish they would pick better times of the day or even night than the middle of
the afternoon to drain the sewage tanks by the pool and bar. The smell was unbearable.

The house keeping is very slow to clean rooms often in our room upwards of an hour and the room is still not cleaned. The towels are washed rather than replaced daily meaning your room is without towels for up to 6 hours a day. The cups and dishes are not cleaned in the rooms. The housekeeping staff also speak in Tongan in front of you and giggle which I found a bit unprofessional.

The gym is hardly functional, never cleaned and equipment scattered often blocking access to other machines.

Access to the manager was near impossible hence this review, but what is very unfortunate is that thread's in this review are common across others and appear to be falling on deaf ears.
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Date of stay: December 2019
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from JasonS7325, General Manager at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Malo e lelei AccessMe Thank you for your review. You certainly raise some valid points and i will address them with the team. I live on site so I'm not entirely sure about your concerns regarding accessibility to management. Apologies we were unable to connect, I should have introduced myself. Myself and other managers did see you daily enjoying the pool. Regards Jason and the Dateline team
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Gramps81 wrote a review Dec 2022
Darwin, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros

Staff
Great location
Pool
Comfortable bed
Shower pressure
Clean rooms and attentive housekeeping
Buffet breakfast was awesome
Great vibe and decor
Nice lay out and gardens
Free water

Cons
Laundry was filthy
Same staff appeared to be working day in day out with in restaurant and in housekeeping
Menu rarely changed for my 2 week stay at the restaurant near the pool and it closed early at 8:30pm sharp. No vegetarian options except salad and chips and little interest to change set meal to a vegetarian option.
My room curtains were about 1.5m too short and didn't go all the way across.

Would I stay again - yes
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Terry T wrote a review Aug 2023
United States
2.0 of 5 bubbles
in defense of this ugly monolith, i’d just come from a lovely small hotel. My taxi driver was an older lady so I asked for help with my luggage when I arrived. The front desk said okay but no one emerged and I was only offered a trolly, somewhat like I was at a Holiday Inn. I was the only one checking in but the woman spoke so fast I had to ask her to repeat everything. I lugged my luggage onto the trolly and went in a futile search for my room. The floors are a little different than in the US and I was on the wrong floor. An employee in the hallway saw me struggling to
get down a steep ramp and took pity on me and helped me find my room and bring in my bags.
The room is modern and clean. I didn’t like the smell and tried to turn on the air conditioner which I couldn’t turn on. it wasn’t until I came back from lunch that I saw you had to insert your key at the entrance for power. This would’ve been nice to know. i appreciate the eco aspect, but if I hadn’t known this from previous hotels I’d still be turning lights on and wondering why they don’t work.
The only option for lunch was the pool bar, reminiscent of any beach resort you’v e been to in FL or the Caribbean. Home of the small menu and $15 hamburger.
If a large Euro/USA style hotel is what you’re looking for, this place is for you. Complete with the guys on their laptops in the lobby. There is a nice large pool which is a plus. If you want to feel you’re in a foreign country, let’s say Tonga, there are better options which are more affordable as well.This hotel was chosen by the tour company I’m starting with tomorrow. Otherwise I wouldn’t be here. My tiny salad and weird cheese bread was so bad, I’ll take a taxi back to where I was to have dinner.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Better options available. Book early as hotels here sell out.
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Gene R J wrote a review Sept 2023
Silver Spring, Maryland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed 3 nights, arriving before 2AM, after a transfer from the Tonga Airport. The night manager quickly confirmed payment and accommodated our need for sleep. The spacious room had everything a couple could want; a comfortable queen, quiet AC with remote, nice TV with 8 channels (CNN/ABC/ESPN), closet with refrigerator/hot pot and a bathroom with glass shower and quick hot water.
The 6:30AM breakfast buffet was well attended and very good - fruit, juices, muesli, egg station, pancakes, baked beans, pastries and regular coffee.
Amenities included good wifi, a nice gym and a clean 20m pool. There is an array of quality traditional wood carvings and artwork throughout. Just 2 blocks SW to the central city's Talamahu Market.
At reception everyone was friendly and Lena was particularly helpful to schedule a rental car and help iron out other details.
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Date of stay: August 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cherish_Travel wrote a review Nov 2022
Portland, Oregon
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Eggs Benedict and Breakfast Buffet is great! Pool is large and inviting. Rooms are comfortable, ocean views are beautiful. The staff remember you and go out of their way to advise and facilitate. Artwork prints of historical stamps from Tonga are on sale. Parking lot out back is safe and secured.

I have stayed a couple times now, and I will go back. Central to work in Nuku’alofa, the Tanoa Hotel is a great place for business travelers. We have used conference facilities and catering - does not disappoint.

The concierge service is the best.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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AroundTheWorldIn80kDays wrote a review July 2023
Bangkok, Thailand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It's the most hotel hotel in Tonga, and it's fine. The staff really do work hard to help the guests be comfortable. The food is pretty good. The pool is fine. The breakfast is substandard, but my expectations are very high after living in Thailand. The rooms are pretty good though some furniture is shabby and the railings on the porches need repainting. All around, a solid, fine hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Grahame G wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is the best on the Island. Great value and lovely staff. Cooked breakfast to order is excellent. Very clean and room serviced everyday. Great pool area. Wondetful grounds and gardens. Opposite is the Esplanade with walking paths and town is only a five minute walk.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from JasonS7325, General Manager at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Malo e lelei Grahammeg We will work towards all our guests having the same experience as yours. Regards Jason and the Dateline team
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Answer from ru5tee
Feilding, New Zealand14 contributions5 helpful votes
There was a chair in our room at the writing desk. I would add that we were were completely happy with our accomodation at the Tanoa International. I t completely met our expectations
Terry T wrote a tip Aug 2023
United States46 contributions12 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Better options available. Book early as hotels here sell out."
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David C wrote a tip July 2023
Newport News, Virginia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make reservations early. The hotel has a great reputation and fills up quickly."
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Adrian S wrote a tip Mar 2023
Sydney, Australia99 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose an ocean view room - its delightful"
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Laurie wrote a tip Jan 2023
Granite Bay, California115 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can walk to restaurants and to boats for rental"
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Angela G wrote a tip Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ocean view rooms - stunning view and really comfortable room with TV and clean ensuite."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$306 - AU$357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
international dateline nuku alofa, hotel international dateline
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
International Dateline Hotel
LOCATION
TongaTongatapu IslandNuku'alofa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
122
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Tanoa International Dateline Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Free Church of Tonga (0.9 km), Royal Tombs (0.9 km), and Fishing Pigs (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tanoa International Dateline Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Friends Cafe, Cafe Escape, and the TOP Restaurant & Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Tanoa International Dateline Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Tanoa International Dateline Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Tanoa International Dateline Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Tanoa International Dateline Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Makatolo a Maui (12.0 km) and Captain Cook's Landing Place (8.7 km).
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