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Reviewed 15 September 2018

The Scenic is a decent hotel. It is just a couple minutes to the airport, which is convenient. The rooms were clean and decently sized. The hotel itself is in a little need of "love" it is run down some on the grounds outside the restaurant. The restaurant was not my favorite part of the stay, I am not a picky eater, but for the cost I would hope for a little better meal. The cheese appetizer was yummy though!

The spa option was nice. I had a deep tissue massage to help work the kinks out from our 12 hour flight and she did a great job, I felt much better. We were blessed with great weather so the pool was a bonus, it is a smaller pool, but very relaxing and clean. The staff is top notch! Everyone was very friendly and accommodating.

They had the most adorable pet pig, "Mr. George" out front - he received walks daily and loves cucumbers. It was fun to see the children play with Mr. George and the staff all had fond stories of the little fellow.

Overall, the hotel is good enough for a place to stay on the way to somewhere else. I wouldn't book it for a vacation as the location on the island is a bit away from anything "touristy". The outside could use some touch ups here and there - especially the "patio" just outside the restaurant area.

Did I mention the staff was fantastic? They really made it fun to stay!

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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zeynbuksh, Manager at Scenic Hotel Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Kia Ora and malo e lelei redmondengraving
Thank you for your broad review, we appreciate all reviews from our guests. We are aiming to complete some renovations of areas around the hotel due to cyclone damage. I have to agree, even we love George the Pig. I will pass onto the team regarding your positive comments about our wonderful staff.
Malo 'auputo Zeyn and the Scenic crew

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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Vastly different experience here compared to the scenic hotel in Franz Joesf. Looked run down and in need of a bit of money poured into it. Our welcome drinks had bugs in them and not drinkable, the paint was coming of the walls, there was no water in any water features or pools and the grass needed cutting. Wifi was included but was such a small amount of data that my wife and I used it all in 20minutes. The room was clean however and they used great NZ products.

Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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zeynbuksh, Manager at Scenic Hotel Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Kia ora and malo e lelei DanEames
Our Franz Josef property is truely amazing in an opposite environment so cannot argue with that!Im so saddend to hear about the drink. We take pride in delivering a comfortable stay in Tonga and do stand out against the rest. We hope you enjoy many other Scenic Hotels or Heartland Hotel. Malo Zeyn and the Scenic Crew

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

We stayed 7 nights at Scenic recently. Thanks to Katie and the whole team for a great week; everyone went out of their way to look after my family. This included booking whale swims, arranging day tours, baby-sitters, trips to the beach and to and from the airport, and we went through the whole menu at the restaurant so compliments to the chef too! Also the pool was great and the free mini-golf for guests was entertaining too.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
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zeynbuksh, Manager at Scenic Hotel Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Malo e lelei and Kia Ora pajoChristchurch
Thank you all for spending your time in Tonga. We hope you all had a blast and have passed on your comments to our team.
Glad you got home eventually! Malo Zeyn and the Scenic Crew

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We stayed one night on arriving at Tongatapu. They sent a car to pick us up at the airport, and drove us to the domestic airport the next day. We also went back for a few hours before leaving Tonga two weeks later, and they arranged for a room so we could change clothes and relax a bit before our international flight.
The hotel is clean, the food is ok, and everyone is very serviceminded. The location is very convenient to the airports.

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mona F
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zeynbuksh, Manager at Scenic Hotel Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Malo e lelei and Kia Ora Mona F
I am glad you were happy along with the many other guests that use the free shuttle. I would also like to thank you for returning and acknowledging our staff being "service minded" as we do stand out against the rest of the Kingdom respectfully.
Im a little unsure as to where we can find out where we can improve as your rating is 3 points, so feel free to contact our hotel and will be happy to discuss anything.
Malo 'aupito, Zeyn and the Scenic Crew

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

This is within walking distance of the airport, but they have a shuttle to pick up and drop off. We stayed a night after our international flight arrived and before flying out domestically to outer islands. The pool was clean and welcoming. The rooms were a big tired.
there isnt anything close, except the airport, and beach at the end of the road, so its a great stopover place. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel and meals were good.

We also spent half a day on the way back from our travel and used the pool area for TOP12-50 - money well spent as it was a hot day and sitting beside the pool drinking coconuts was way better than spending 4 hours at the airport.

Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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zeynbuksh, Manager at Scenic Hotel Tonga, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Malo e lelei and Kia Ora nzp0ppy
It was a pleasure having you stay with us even though it was just the one night, but great to see you had a transit stopover with us before the dreaded home time! We pride ourselves in giving the best quality service and food to compliment our facilities,being mini golf, driving range, 25m pool, luxury spa and gym. We hope you visit us again at any of our 17 other hotels across NZ and Niue! Malo ‘aupito Zeyn and the Scenic Crew

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