10 Best Accommodation in Nuku’alofa for Foodies(c) tongapocketguide.com
10 Best Accommodation in Nuku’alofa for Foodies

10 Best Accommodation in Nuku’alofa for Foodies

(c) tongapocketguide.com

Hotel with Restaurants and 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 wonder 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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10 Best Accommodation in Nuku’alofa for Foodies(c) Waterfront Lodge


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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10 Best Accommodation in Nuku’alofa for Foodies(c) Seaview Lodge


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 its irresistible pizzas.

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10 Best Accommodation in Nuku’alofa for Foodies(c) tongapocketguide.com


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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10 Best Accommodation in Nuku’alofa for Foodies(c) Villa Apartments Westside


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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10 Best Accommodation in Nuku’alofa for Foodies(c) Captain Cook Apartments


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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10 Best Accommodation in Nuku’alofa for Foodies(c) Tanoa International Dateline Hotel


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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10 Best Accommodation in Nuku’alofa for Foodies(c) Emerald Hotel


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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10 Best Accommodation in Nuku’alofa for Foodies(c) Malau Lodge


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 Best Accommodation in Nuku’alofa for Foodies(c) NOA Guest House


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.

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10 Best Accommodation in Nuku’alofa for Foodies(c) Dayspring Lodge


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Tonga Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Tonga. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Tonga’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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