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Vuna Road, Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga

The WATERFRONT lodge offers visitors to Tonga the best private accommodation in the capital, Nuku'alofa.

The lodge boasts a beautiful sea view, excellent services and luxury accommodation.

Located on the waterfront, this charming property is under Italian management and believes in paying special attention to each and every guest. The atmosphere of the Lodge is intimate and home-like and the staff warm and friendly.

Accommodation is in eight large rooms that measure 35 square metres each. The guestrooms are inviting and luxurious, well appointed with Italian facilities and also beautiful paintings by Gauguin, Hopper and other renowned artists. Each guestroom features a private veranda with an outdoor table and deck chairs so the guests can relax and enjoy a cool drink and the wonderful views in private. All of the fully serviced guestrooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a king-size bed, and a private bathroom with hot water. Additional amenities include IDD telephone, Internet access, satellite TV, mini refrigerator, and tea and coffee facilities.

All of the room rates are also inclusive of breakfast. Located on the ground floor of the lodge, the Waterfront Restaurant offers guests international breakfasts and also serves lunch and dinner. Arguably the most popular restaurant in the capital, it features a large selection of seafood, homemade pasta and delicious desserts.

The restaurant is the venue of choice throughout the year for community functions.

The Waterfront Lodge can also supply IDD prepaid telephone cards, safety deposit facilities, foreign exchange, car rental and a return airport transfer service. Tours and island activities can be arranged through the friendly staff at reception.

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.

Hope to see you soon.”

Our Thoughts on Waterfront Lodge, Nuku’alofa
This cute little hotel is handily located on Vuna Road, around 1 kilometre from downtown Nuku’alofa and directly opposite the Interisland Ferry Terminal. Vuna Road runs along the coast on this side of Tongatapu and only turns inland for a block or so to skirt around the Royal Palace.

Waterfront Lodge is a two storied colonial-style building with the Waterfront Restaurant on the ground floor and the 8 accommodation rooms on the first floor. The rooms are nice big hotel-style rooms each with a spacious balcony. Four rooms face the harbour, the road and the Ferry Terminal, while four others face the other direction over the gardens.

We always find there is something rather pleasantly homely about Waterfront Lodge. Perhaps that’s because the Italian couple who own and run the Lodge and the restaurant are so pleasant and friendly, perhaps it’s the wonderfully natural Tongan staff, the great location, the spotless rooms, the warm, family atmosphere in the restaurant, or perhaps it’s the combination of all these attributes that make The Waterfront so special.

Continental breakfast is included in the tariff (includes cooked eggs) and it is served in the Italian-inspired restaurant on the ground floor. The restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner, the menu choice (along with the serving sizes) is huge and the prices are very reasonable. There is a local shop  just a couple of doors down Vuna Road towards the impressive St Mary’s Cathedral and the well-known Beach Hut Café is just across the road. The Market and the town are a mere 20 minutes walk away. This side of Tongatapu is not known for beaches, but Pangaimotu, Fafa and Royal Sunset Islands are easily accessed from the boat harbour across the road and they all have very nice beaches. In the wharf area, in addition to the Beach Hut Café, there is a Dive/Snorkel Shop which hires kayaks.

Your Accommodation Options
There is only one option and that is to have a room overlooking the waterfront or one facing the garden. The garden-facing rooms are probably a little quieter than those facing the waterfront, but if you like to sit on your balcony and watch the world go by and the little boats plying back and forth to the islands, the front rooms are where you will enjoy that experience. All rooms are the same price.

Bullet Hotel Rooms:
All rooms are air-conditioned. Each has a private portion of the veranda which is divided by screens between each room. The dividing screens are an open lattice style which allows the breezes to flow along the veranda. 
Maximum Occupancy:  3 Guests
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed
Additional Bedding: A Single Bed can be added for the 3rd occupant. 

Getting to and from Waterfront Lodge
The Lodge provides personal meet and greet and Airport transfers and Our Specialists will include this service in your holiday arrangements as required. For transfers to nearby islands – just wander over the road to The Interisland Ferry Terminal!

Kids’ Policy
Due to the style of the balconies, the property does not accept children aged under 12 years.

Check-in/Check Out
The hotel will make every effort to ensure your rooms are available at your time of check-in; however, the Hotel standard times and rates are as follows:
Check In Time: 12:00 Noon
Check Out Time: 10:00am
Late check-out to 6:00pm costs 50% of the daily tariff.

Cancellation Policy
Bullet All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellations made within 7 days of scheduled arrival and no shows incur a cancellation fee equal to the cost of one night's accommodation.

The information on this page was correct as at 20 September 2014 and is subject to change without notice.



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Resort Facilities
Bullet Restaurant
Bullet Bar

Room Facilities
Bullet Separate bathroom
Bullet Balcony
Bullet Television
Bullet Writing Desk
Bullet Hairdryer
Bullet Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Bullet Air-conditioned Rooms