Hotel with Restaurants & Self-Catering Accommodation in Nuku’alofa
Sleeping and eating are two practicalities that need to be considered during any trip, so it’s only natural to wander how you’re going to sort these things out in Tonga’s capital! Thankfully, Nuku’alofa boasts a good selection of both hotels with fabulous restaurants and self-catering accommodation. Try local and international flavours at one of Nuku’alofa’s hotels or boutique lodges. Or stick to your budget and prepare your own meals using fresh local produce in accommodation with a kitchen! We’ll go over some of your best options here in this list of accommodation in Nuku’alofa for foodies.
While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Foodie Guide to Nuku’alofa.
Note that Tonga is an ever-evolving country. With that, some services that accommodations change with little notice. While we try to keep our accommodation listings as up-to-date as possible, know that some service may no longer exist (as extra ones might be added). If you know of any changes, feel free to reach out.
1. Waterfront Lodge
Enjoy a boutique and homely stay at the Waterfront Lodge on Vuna Road. As the name suggests, the lodge is located on the waterfront and just happens to be above one of the city’s finest restaurant – one of our listings in the 5 Best Restaurants in Nuku’alofa! The colonial-style lodge boasts character and charm, complemented with modern and fresh furnishings. Double rooms are available with a garden or sea view. As a bonus, be reassured that your stay will be a peaceful one with the lodge’s strict no-child policy. See more accommodation like this in the 5 Best Adult-Only Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.
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2. Seaview Lodge & Restaurant
A boutique hotel on the waterfront of Nuku’alofa, Seaview Lodge offers a range of rooms, as well as a fabulous restaurant. Stay in colonial-meets-Tongan inspired guest rooms with a choice of either a sea view with a balcony or a garden view. Continental breakfast and free WiFi are included, while meals can be enjoyed at the on-site restaurant serving contemporary European Haute and Tongan fusion cuisine. See more accommodation similar to this in our 7 Best Luxury Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.
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3. Little Italy Hotel & Restaurant
The Little Italy Hotel brings all of the charms of Europe to the shores of Nuku’alofa. Choose from Standard and Ocean View Rooms, with private balconies and interconnecting rooms available. Stays include a continental buffet breakfast and all of your expected hotel amenities. As for dinner, roll out of bed and go downstairs to the ever-popular Little Italy Restaurant which is now a staple of the Nuku’alofa food scene for their irresistible pizzas.
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4. Villa Apartments Eastside
Check out this apartment complex with seven unique apartments for a self-catering stay in Nuku’alofa. Each apartment is modernly furnished and boasts sea views. Villa Apartments Eastside features large studios, one and two-bedroom apartments, all with fully-equipped kitchens, spacious living areas, and four with a private outdoor living space. What’s more, the waterfront accommodation is within an easy stroll of the city centre and its restaurants.
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5. Captain Cook Apartments
Enjoy the comforts of home at the Captain Cook Apartments. There’s a self-catering accommodation here for just about any group, including a Deluxe Bungalow for two, a Two-Bedroom Apartment for four, and a Four-Bedroom House sleeping up to 12 guests. Enjoy sea views from your private balcony and barbecue facilities to enjoy with the family. The decor is a little flamboyant but has a few interesting Tongan touches. See more like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.
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6. Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
Tonga’s largest hotel offers foodies an elaborate hot and cold buffet breakfast, as well as a poolside restaurant. As for the rooms, the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel offers a number of room types, from the well-appointed entry-level Superior Room to the lavish Ocean View Suite with a private balcony. Facilities include a large outdoor swimming pool, an on-site gym, airport transfers, laundry service, WiFi and TV entertainment in each room.
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7. Emerald Hotel & Restaurant
If you’re a fan of Chinese food, then consider staying at the Emerald Hotel & Restaurant! A well-establish hotel that has been taking in guests for more than 25 years, the Emerald Hotel has a choice of twin and king rooms with a garden or ocean view – some with oversized balconies. Each room has all the amenities expected in an international-style hotel, such as cable TV channels, air conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities and more. On top of that, the Emerald Hotel boasts a fabulous Chinese restaurant on-site.
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8. Malau Lodge
A homestay-style accommodation with only three guest rooms, Malau Lodge provides a small but homely stay. Set back a street from Vuna Road on the waterfront, Malau Lodge is close to the waterfront restaurants. Rooms are private double rooms with shared bathrooms and a communal kitchen for self-catering. Breakfast is included in your stay, as well as free WiFi, hot and cold water and more! See lodges like this in the 5 Best Homestays in Nuku’alofa.
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9. NOA Guesthouse
One of the largest guest houses in town, NOA Guesthouse has something for every type of budget self-catering traveller. Rooms include a 10-bed dorm, single/double rooms with shared bathroom facilities and twin/king rooms with ensuites. There is also a six-bedroom holiday home with a kitchen available for larger groups and families. Making your own meals is easy thanks to the two communal kitchens and dining rooms. Other paid services include breakfast, laundry, airport transfers and vehicle hire.
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10. Dayspring Lodge
Providing an alternative location in Nuku’alofa, Dayspring Lodge can be near the hospital. The well-appointed and colourful six-bedroom lodge features single and double rooms with shared bathrooms. A free continental breakfast is included in your stay, as well as free WiFi and access to a spacious kitchen for self-catering, a dining room and a lounge. Get your supplies from a small supermarket next door or drive into town using the rental cars and bicycles available at the lodge. For more accommodation like this, check out the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.