Ocean view
BBQ facilities
Free WiFi
Free parking
Air conditioning
24-hour front desk

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Just 2 minutes’ walk from the waterfront and the American Wharf, Malau Lodge features 300 MB of free WiFi and free continental breakfast. Guests have access to a communal kitchen and a lounge area with a TV and DVD player.

Malau Lodge Tonga is 5 minutes’ walk from the Faonelua Convention Center, and 15 minutes’ walk from the Royal Palace. Fua'amotu International Airport is a 25-minute drive away.

The tour desk can arrange car rental, island tours, sailing trips, swimming with whales and snorkeling.

Each room offers mosquito nets on all windows. Rooms have either a private bathroom, or access to shared bathroom facilities. Malau Lodge is fully secured with a large fence, an electronic gate and security bars.

Your breakfast consists of fruit, juices, cereal, eggs and toast. There are a number of restaurants and a supermarket within a 10-minute walk.

Malau Lodge has been welcoming guests since Jul 18, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Property questions and answers
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  • How much is the airport shuttle ?
    From airport TOP$50. To the airport TOP$45
    Answered on 13 October 2019
  • Is there a shuttle available to get to the closest beach nearby? What are the other transportation options?
    Tonga has a lot of beaches. We are close to the waterfront (less than 5mins walk) but if you want to visit more remote beaches we can arrange for a shuttle, rental vehicles, or even taxis. Most beaches, even places, are within 30mins drive.
    Answered on 12 September 2019
  • How can I get to the closest beach from the property?
    less than 5mins walk. Waterfront is less than 100m from Lodge
    Answered on 12 September 2019
  • Why is it Correspondence via email is a challenge with your Lodge?
    I certainly hope not. We do check out email regularly and its used for contact by booking. Or via the messaging apps of booking. Regards
    Answered on 15 December 2019

Host Info

Host Review Score

Malau Lodge is 100% locally owned and a small family business employing friendly local staff. Malau Lodge has been an "Affordable Home Away from Home" in Nuku’alofa in a Great Location to its valued customers both Corporate Clients and Holidaymakers since 2012. We stay loyal to our Tongan history by integrating tales of Tonga to our business and practice our culture and values in serving our valued customers. Your Home Away in Nuku’alofa being named after a very special creature and is the only surviving megapode in Polynesia, Malau Bird of Tonga. They are unique to the Niua Islands. Malau Lodge is set on a private property with three units each with three bedrooms; ensuite Queen Room, Queen Room Shared Bathroom, and Double Room with Shared Bathroom. Queen Ensuite and Double Room can be connected to form a bigger Family Room. Each unit has a kitchen and a lounge. We would like to believe that the configuration of our lodge is family friendly and provides a 'home' feel.
We genuinely believe in providing a friendly and homely feel to our lodge. We enjoy making guests feel at home and helping them enjoy their time in the Kingdom, whether its learning a few Tongan words, or arranging for a visit to outer islands or simply to share stories. We understand being away from home is never easy and why we endeavour to make Malau a Home Away from Home.
Malau Lodge is situated in Fasi moe Afi Village in a quiet and safe neighbour-hood on Fasi moe Afi Road. It is opposite Tanoa Hotel/Ministry of Labour and Commerce and centrally located with short walking distance either to the central business district of Nuku’alofa where Government Offices, café & restaurant, bars and local market can be found or relaxing walk through water-front to its restaurant and bars, local bus station; to the local ferries for a simple day out at the outer island resorts or for a whale watching trip or a lifetime experience of swimming with whales. Its centrally located for meetings at the Faonelua Park, National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Australia High Com, Ministry of Labour and Commerce, Electoral Commission, US Peace Corps, Chinese Embassy
Language spoken: English
Area info *
Amenities of Malau Lodge
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Shared kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Free toiletries
Living Area
  • Desk
Room Amenities
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Mosquito net
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Garden
Common Areas
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Hairstyling
  • Hair coloring
  • Haircut
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Hair treatments
  • Makeup services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Room service
  • Live music/Performance
  • Cooking class
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Beach
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
    Additional chargeOff-site
Services & Extras
  • Wake-up service
Outdoor & View
  • View
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Car rental
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

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From 2:00 PM

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
$15 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
$20 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card JCB Malau Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Transfers are available to and from Fua'amotu International Airport. These are charged at USD $25 for up to 2 people, each way. Please inform Malau Lodge in advance if you want to use this service, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note the property provides 300 MB of free WiFi. Additional WiFi is available for an extra charge of $2.50-$20. For more information please contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please inform Malau Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.