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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Returned to Tonga after 26 years and found this a wonderful place to stay. The rooms were spacious and clean and tidy. The balcony was a great place to relax and watch the sights of the wharf opposite. Staff could not have been more friendly and helpful, and the food in the restaurant was superb. A nice 20 minute walk...

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Waterfront-Lodge, Owner at Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Waterfront and look forward to seeing you again and for your kind words. Regards Liz

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Waterfront is situated on, as it says, the Waterfront. Good amenities, friendly staff, restaurant etc. Is across the road from where you can book to go swimming with the Whales (only 2 countries allow you to do this). It's an awesome experience, never to be forgotten. The whales are normally there from abt June to end October, & are not...

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Waterfront-Lodge, Manager at Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks fro your comment and we will see you again next time. Cheeres, Waterfront Team

Elmira
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

What a great place to start our vacation in Tonga , The rooms were quite nice and they came with a wonderful balcony and a view of the waterfront , they served excellent meals at breakfast lunch and dinner. Ongo and his staff would absolutely bend over backwards to help you with any questions or problems you had . They...

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Waterfront-Lodge, Manager at Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review

Malo e Lelei I'm very Glad to hear that and thank you very much for your reviewing for us we try to do our best as we can.Thank you guys and i hope we see each other again next time. Best Regards, Ongo

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing was too much trouble for the wonderful staff at the Waterfront Lodge. Room was great and the food in the restaurant was lovely. Its only 50meters from the wharf where you can catch boats to any of the nearby islands!

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Malo e Lelei Julie , I hope that you guys enjoy your staying here for this short time anyway wish you all the best and see you guys next time. Best Regards, Ongo.

Coolangatta, Australia
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Nice and quiet lodge in the centre of Town. Nice place to base for exploring the City and the waterfront. Close to the Markets and other places of interest. The room was comfortable and clean, bed was great, the Restaurant was well presented and the food good. Staff were extremely helpful and provided free storage for our Luggage while we...

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Thanks for rating us and hope you was enjoy you stay with us see you guys next time. Best Regards, Waterfront Team.

Kansas City, USA
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Located on the ocean near the wharf about 3 km from the center of the business district, the Waterfront is a two floor B&B with a nice European style restaurant and office on ground level and eight guest rooms (all with bath) upstairs. Four of the rooms face the ocean with a pleasant view of gardens and the sea and...

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Waterfront-Lodge, Manager at Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review

Malo e Lelei Sunny, We'll try to keep it up always for you for your next visit in the future. Hope you was enjoy your staying here and we will try to do our best to serve you guys . Have great day and see you guys next time. Best Regards, Ongovaka Finau.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I stayed in the Waterfront Lodge in June 2016, it was only a couple of days but I liked it. It's a fairly basic place with only 8 rooms but the staff are very welcoming and friendly. I really liked its location and the food was good too. I can't actually praise the staff highly enough, they went beyond the...

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Thank you for your rating us and Welcome to Waterfront Lodge. Hope you enjoy and see you next time. Cheers , Waterfront Team.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Hotel options on Tongatapu Island are somewhat limited. After a lot of research, I decided to stay at the Waterfront Lodge, which is a small (8-room), very basic hotel near the water in Nuku'Alofa. The hotel is set up so that the office and restaurant are on the ground floor and the rooms are on the second story. The rooms...

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Thank you for your rating us and hope will see each other again the next coming future. Cheers , Waterfront Team

Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night after arriving on a late flight from Australia. We were met at the airport and greeted on arrival at the hotel. The room was very clean and comfortable ...with a fabulous shower. Wish we could have stayed longer. Highly recommended for comfort, location, friendly staff.

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Malo e Lelei , Thanks for rating us and hope will see you guys next time. Best Regards, Waterfront Team.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Just spent 2 night / 3 nights at Waterfront Lodge Tonga As usual the accommodation was great and the new menu in the restaurant was excellent. All the staff were so friendly and accommodation very comfortable and great. Internet excellent too. 100% be back next time – hopefully October / November this year. Cheers Kerry

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Waterfront Cafe and Lodge, the best private Tonga hotel, is located opposite Queen Salote Wharf, with the Nuku’alofa waterfront unfolding right before you. Just a 20 minute stroll to downtown Nuku'alofa and you will soon find yourself immersed in the sights, shops and markets of the Kingdom of Tonga capital city. The colonial-style lodge is packed with character and boasts a beautiful sea view, excellent services, high quality accommodation and arguably the most popular restaurant in the capital. The charming property is under Italian management and believes in paying special attention to each and every guest. The Waterfront Cafe and Lodge’s atmosphere is welcoming and homely, our staff is warm and friendly and every guest is treated with special attention which makes their holiday in Tonga even more memorable and their vacation so comfortable to make them feel at home. The Waterfront Lodge is internationally renowned not only to be the perfect hotel for your stay in Tongatapu but also to be a place of art where artists from Polynesia and the South Pacific often meet to expose their masterpieces. From our reception we can also organize tours of Tongatapu and packages to some of the top island hotels and attractions to ensure your Tonga holiday will be remembered as one of the best of your lifetime. If you are looking for your personal getaway to the friendly islands of the Kingdom of Tonga, welcome to the Waterfront Cafe' and Lodge, the best private owned accommodation you can find on our shore.World Class Tourism gives us 4 stars We have the pleasure to announce that the World Class Tourism for Tonga has recently judged the Waterfront Lodge & Cafe' as a 4 Stars hotel. This is indeed a great news for us and for all our new and returning guests. The unique accommodation, the casual atmosphere, the popularity of our restaurant and the smiles of our staff make the Waterfront Lodge & Cafe' the perfect stop over if you are visiting the capital or if your holiday takes you to one of the marvellous islands of the Kingdom of Tonga. Hope to see you soon. ... more   less 

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Address: Ma'ufanga, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island 1001, Tonga
Region: Tonga > Tongatapu Island > Nuku'alofa
Price Range: $165 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterfront Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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Waterfront Hotel Nuku Alofa
Waterfront Lodge Tonga/Tongatapu Island
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“Rooms facing the back are much quieter than those road facing.”
 of 5 bubbles mbaas, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room with a balcony overlooking the waterfront.”
 of 5 bubbles Emilia100, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A little bit of noise from across the road on Saturday night but once we closed the door it shut it out.”
 of 5 bubbles Cheryl1509, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1, 3, 5 and 7 face the wharf and road and probably get a bit more noise than those at the rear.”
 of 5 bubbles , 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Seaview rooms are a little more expensive, but can also have traffic noise. We moved from Seaview room to Garden Room, as it was quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles robmI5470AT, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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