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The Friendly Islander (Papiloa's Place), Nuku'alofa

2-star2 stars
Vuna Road, Touliki, Tongatapu Island, Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Suburban hotel in Nuku'alofa with outdoor pool and bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
  • The beds were to low and too soft and the hot hot water off and on...Jul 18, 2018
  • The staff were friendly, smiling and very ready to please. The owner, herself, Papiloa,…Jul 15, 2017

The Friendly Islander (Papiloa's Place), Nuku'alofa

from $52
  • Studio Bungalow - Front Garden (Self-Catering)
  • Studio Bungalow - Back Garden (Self-Catering)
  • Superior Bungalow, Multiple Beds, Kitchenette, Garden View (Self-Catering)
  • Superior Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette, Garden View (Self-Catering)
  • Standard Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, Patio, Garden View (Self-Catering)
  • Economy Studio, Kitchenette, Sea Facing (Self-Catering)
  • Economy Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette, Sea Facing (Self-Catering)
  • Economy Studio, Patio, Garden View (Self-Catering)
  • Economy Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom, Patio, Poolside (Self-Catering)

What’s around The Friendly Islander (Papiloa's Place), Nuku'alofa


  • Ancient Tonga - 11 min walk
  • Interisland Ferry Terminal - 14 min walk
  • Royal Palace of Tonga - 44 min walk
  • Royal Tombs - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Flea Market - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Halafuoleva Beach - 8.8 mi / 14.2 km
  • Mapu'a 'a Vaca Blowholes - 10.8 mi / 17.4 km
  • Captain Cook's Landing Place - 13.2 mi / 21.2 km

Getting around

  • Nuku'alofa (TBU-Fua'amotu Intl.) - 39 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 26 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 7 AM to midnight. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. The general deposit is only required for guests booking the Large Bungalow self-catering room types.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle from 7 AM to midnight *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built - 1991
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • In-room safe

The Friendly Islander (Papiloa's Place), Nuku'alofa’s small print

Also known as

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Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Cash Breakage deposit: USD 50 per stay

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 15 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Great for families
Nice to have the pool to cool down in after a day out sight seeing
au6 night family trip
Poor 2.0
I would never go back to this dump!
I spoke to a woman maybe the manager...she comes across as rude blunt zero people skills and poor customer service. I didnt like her manner.She also made a point of telling me i was upgraded. (she didnt tell me it was to squalor) on the surface our fale looked ok...old and run down i can deal with to a point. I couldn't afford to check out and pay for another place and shouldn't have had to. Our verandah had a bee hive swarming with bees ( unless they were wasps) we couldn't use it. Take a few minutes to check the place was bloody filthy. I wasnt told that hot water only happens sometimes as i never would have booked. Im a a very very easy give or take traveller but this place (our fale) doesnt leave much to be positive about. I took many pics but hard tp upload from airport. I was on holiday love Tonga and wasnt there to complain or cause issues so i sucked it up...even after paying extra for an upgrade that i made prior. Anyway my bad. I chose to stay to be nice. Im an idiot. the microwave was 100 yrs old it turned but didnt heat. The sheets were stained and worn the mattress was disgustingly filthy old and extremely uncomfortable ( my partner kept sleeping on the floor or at his mums) not acceptable! Fly screens were old worn and filthy. Fridge covered in a4 paper didnt close. Much more to write but run out space. The lady who serviced the room was lovely and the iron worked. I checked out a day early due to being bitten by ants and bugs in my bed all night.
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The Friendly Islander (Papiloa's Place), Nuku'alofa

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