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Heilala Holiday Lodge

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 5 nights here on the off season.... For us it was nice and quiet. (except the fantastic thunderstorm overnight which the staff informed us about and told us not to worry) We stayed in a standard fale, which was reasonably clean, but the bed we found hard and not so comfy. The shower was also unpredictable.... The complimentary...

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Heilala, Owner at Heilala Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Malo e lelei Cherie E. Thank you so much for writing a review and pointing out some of the glitches you noticed ;-). We have since your visit replaced our water pump, as it had indeed started behaving a little erratic. So this problem should now be all solved. For our bedding, all our fales and rooms are equipped with...

INNKEEPER’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We loved our stay at Heilala. The fale was lovely, the staff were welcoming, the dinners (which we ordered at breakfast time) were delicious. We love snorkelling and Heilala is situated by the most lovely beach with wonderful snorkelling. Often people say that people 'go the extra mile' but the staff at Heilala really do. On an evening out, we...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great getaway location with well presented fales. Clean and tidy, great staff, beautiful grounds, stunning beach. Kitchen if you want to self cater. Loved being able to use the bikes to visit other resorts and villages. Tasty food - breakfast a real treat. Great for couples, friends and/or families.

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Heilala, Owner at Heilala Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Malo e lelei Jude T, Thank you (and all those before you) to have taken the time to write a review. It's so rewarding to hear that you have had an enjoyable time with us and we do hope to welcome you back again. By the way, we have been now able to re-establish dinner service and we are therefore...

Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The staff here are amazing. Nothing is too much trouble. The fale's are comfortable, though it was a very hot 32 degrees when we were there, with very little breeze. The ceiling fan did not really create enough air movement at that heat. The views are amazing and often we were the only people on the beach. The breakfast was...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Relaxing comfortable friendly. The staff are so helpful and friendly, the breakfasts a delight, the evening meals simple and tasty. Thanks Linda, Kaho, Liu and Una. The fale are clean and simple and comfortable, the hammock a dream and the beach lovely and clean. And close. Thanks to everyone - guests and staff for a great holiday. Best wishes to...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Bang for buck, This place takes the cake- For the price you pay vs what you get in tools to have a great experience.. The surf was mint the entire time straight out infront of Heilala with nice medium size barrels that were as consistent as they come. We stayed a few different places in Tonga including Heilala for 4...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I stayed here in August 2016 with my sister on a girls holiday. The hotel itself is what you expect. Traditional, simple and no frills. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was superb and the option to add cooked food was at very reasonable prices. The location is not in town but you can get the bus for...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Heilala in October with our two 15 year old sons. We had the most relaxing holiday - the staff, especially Sam and Liu couldn't do enough to ensure that we were well looked after. The boys were forever asking for WiFi tickets, which were given with a smile, often 5 at a time! The beach and the...

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pukapuka
Reviewed 3 November 2016

really nice beach to hang out and grab a beer. The owner is extremely responsive via email and such a great guy. He even offered me a discount cause I book a week with them. I stayed in the shared facilities which was great. I think it is one of the nicest "hostel" type places I've ever stayed in. The...

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Waikanae
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Clean comfortable fales - very friendly staff - lovely complimentary continental breakfast - free bicycle hire - lovely beach. Kayaks could be upgraded but they did the trick. Easy to spot passing whales, good snorkelling. At the northwestern tip of Tonga'atapu - quite secluded but still plenty of options for dinners at neighbouring resorts. Price good value - tours organised...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Malo e lelei from the Kingdom of Tonga! If you are looking for a relaxed, friendly, homestyle "beach garden getaway" in the Kingdom of Tonga, the Heilala Holiday Lodge on Ha'atafu Beach at Kanokupolu may just be the place you have been looking for. Over 1km of sandy beach, wave surfing, snorkeling, or simply relaxing in your hammock. All the best and we hope to welcome you in our little peace of paradise soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Heilala Holiday Lodge

Address: Palm Avenue | Kanokupolu, Tongatapu Island TBU, Tonga
Region: Tonga > Tongatapu Island
Price Range: $55 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Heilala Holiday Hotel Tongatapu Island
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“Go for a fale, worth the extra for sure..”
 of 5 bubbles Skaxe, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for a standard Fale as there is big difference to a superior Fale.”
 of 5 bubbles Rachfisher93, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the double fales”
 of 5 bubbles Homegrowen, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Take snack foods, difficult to get in Tonga.”
 of 5 bubbles CessKP, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Superior fales near the breakfast room are closest to the sea and may have wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles GMDNZ, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
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