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Newest reviews for Olini Lodge

  • Moira
    August 24, 2014

    Our host Saia met us at the airport and gave us a very warm welcome on our first visit to Tonga. He is a great ambassador for Tonga. We enjoyed chatting to the other guests over a lovely breakfast.


  • Zena
      New Zealand
    August 21, 2014

    Saia and Olini are the perfect hosts. Saia's was attentive, helpful, generous with his time, energy and advice. We loved his sense of humour and happy spirit. He greeted and treated us like old friends. Thank you for making our first trip to Tonga so wonderful.

    Noise from road could be loud at the weekend.


  • Lidong
    August 13, 2014

    my husband and I stayed there for 1 night for transit to Auckland. The room we booked has bathroom and is very spacious. We asked the owner, Saia to help look for a half tour for us and finally he brought us to blow holes with reasonable price.


  • Christopher
      United Kingdom
    August 10, 2014

    Owner is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and breakfast is superb!


  • Lisa
      United States of America
    August 4, 2014

    The owner really wants you to enjoy his country and learn about his culture ... way more than making a profit. Enjoy his humor and his stories. Let him take you on a tour of the island instead of paying a well advertised tour company. You will get a more interesting tour and will pay far less for it.

    I don't have any complaints.


  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    July 31, 2014

    The owner's very friendly and helpfull

    The place needs a good clean from top to bottom! Overpriced


  • Anonymous
    July 27, 2014

    Very friendly and welcoming staff

    Couldn't stay long enough


  • John
      New Zealand
    June 26, 2014

    Saia is a fantastic host ... attentive, considerate, and entertaining. The facilities are clean, well kept. Saia is rightly proud of his guest house.

    Location a bit noisy on the main road into town. Rooms need reading lamps.


  • Giovanni
      New Zealand
    June 17, 2014

    What an amazing place! And Siai is the best Host! Absolutely recommend it. And.. will be back as soon as possible! Siai took us on a great tour of the island... seen things that are definitely off the beaten track!! AWESOME.


  • Judy
      New Zealand
    June 15, 2014

    Olini's host Siaia is devoted to being the best possible host ever at this lodge. He loves meeting new people, young or old, and seems to gain great pleasure out of introducing each one of his guests to all the best places in Tongatapu. Anything a guest wishes to see or experience, Saia can find a way to accommodate.

    I agree with Peter. The worst part is that the holiday in Tongatapu was all too short, and we had to return back home to winter and work.


  • Samantha
      New Zealand
    February 19, 2014

    Siosaia is a great host and well connected in Tonga. There is no stress at all staying at Olini!


  • Tina
    February 18, 2014

    Vegan friendly breakfast, amazing hospitality, great intro to Tonga

    Leaving Olinis to return home to Australia


  • Magdalena
    January 30, 2014

    Saia is a wizard who captivates you and wins your heart within first minute of conversation. Not only that he picks you up from the airport and makes you feel like home, he drives you around the island to attend parties and beyond all he is an excellent guide. He brings you to some places nobody was before. The daughter Olini is very kind and helpful. I had an excellent time. I am sure I will come back. Thank you!

    The mosquitoes are a real overkill especially if you are a "palanga". Comfort can be improved by installing ultrasound devices instead of using chemical spray.


  • Peter
      New Zealand
    January 22, 2014

    The place is great and the staff are super friendly! Saia is awesome and really he and his family really makes the place.

    That we had to leave!


  • Graham
      New Zealand
    January 9, 2014

    The hospitality



  • Sue
    December 9, 2013

    Olini Lodge is a true home from home. Our host Sia was so welcoming, making sure everything was just right for our trip to this beautiful island. Definitely recommend Olini Lodge if you wish to learn about the real Tonga.

    Can't think of anything!


  • Nicola
    November 5, 2013

    The owner Saya is a great host. He takes great care of all guests like family. We were only with him for three days but felt as if we have known him and his family a lifetime. He will make sure that your experience in Tonga is the BEST!


  • Sarah
      New Zealand
    October 28, 2013

    The laid back family atmosphere and the very helpful and friendly host! ;)

    THe fact that we didn't stay longer :)


  • Alexander
      New Zealand
    October 28, 2013

    Great staff, attention to details and care for all people.


  • Luis
      New Zealand
    October 24, 2013

    I liked everything about my stay in Olini's Lodge. Great environment and atmosphere and it's like everyone say, the breakfasts are amazing! Many thanks Siosaia for providing me with a wonderful time over there.



  • Sandy
    October 13, 2013

    Olini Lodge is clean, conveniently located (Saia is also more than willing to give lifts into town) and very friendly. It is a guesthouse in the true sense in of the word. You meet people from all over the world, chat in the very comfortable lounge or on the spacious verandah and then share a meal - breakfast is great and the dinner that was prepared for us one night was sumptuous. Saia and his family really make you feel welcome and are genuinely interested in you as well as exchanging views on a range of topics. Saia is the consummate host and tour guide, who loves his country and will do anything to make your stay enjoyable and memorable. A great place to stay, we would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Saia (Snowy)

    Nothing it was great


  • Margaret
      New Zealand
    October 12, 2013

    Delicious breakfast and the chance to meet people from all over the world. A special chance to be hosted by a Tongan family and experience their culture and traditions. Friendly towards children. Hospitality at its best.

    Everything was pleasing.


  • Elda
      New Zealand
    October 10, 2013

    The relaxed atmosphere, the "home from home" feeling, "Snowy"s sense of humour and generous sharing of resources and time, the sumptuous breakfasts, and Sunday night meal was a real gourmet experience. I stayed in various accommodations while in Tonga and Olini Lodge was by far the place where I relaxed the most. I would highly recommend Olini Lodge to anyone in need of an island experience and "mixing with the locals". The view from the balcony makes one immediately feel on holiday.

    Leaving Olini Lodge and Tonga.


  • Richard
    October 4, 2013

    The host is the friendliest and most helpful person- what a character!!

    not staying longer


  • Lonan
      New Zealand
    September 25, 2013

    Olini Lodge was by far the friendliest, most fun and interesting place I have ever stayed! I have travelled throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and nowhere I stayed can rival Olini for the feeling of a true home away from home. It's superb for a number of reasons. The location is fantastic, the beds large and comfy, rooms and shared facilities are all very clean. The breakfast of local fruits, toast and freshly baked cakes was not only delicious, but sitting around the table with fellow travelers and our host, Siosaia, really felt like sitting around the table with your own family. The conversation was always fun and interesting. My husband and I were also told to feel at ease helping ourselves to tea, coffee and snacks throughout the day from the well-stocked kitchen. Night times at the lodge were also fantastic fun! We would sit around with Siosaia and our new friends, everyone sharing their alcohol, songs and stories as if we had known each other all our lives. The lodge was always full of laughter and fun. On top of this, one of the great highlights was Siosaia's unique "getting lost in Tonga tour" where he brought us to some of the secret corners of Tongatapu island, the scenery was so beautiful, raw and wild and we never even saw one other tourist. I really would say this tour is a must if you are staying at the lodge. And ensure you ask to be "blown up" on the tour; you won't stop laughing at the unique force of nature! In short, do not stay anywhere else if you are coming to Tongatapu!

    Having to say goodbye and tear myself away from Olini Lodge!


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