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Tofoakoloua Tongatapu, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island 3084 Tonga
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#6 of 16 Speciality lodging in Nuku'alofa
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Our rooms are based on sharing. They are clean, comfortable and affordable. The cost per person is T$ 15.00. We have good cooking facilities, and a nice lounge room. We have rooms with 2, 3 and double beds. Additional bed on request. Airport transfer T$ 10.00 p.p. Lifts to and from town anytime T$ 1.00. We are the only guesthouse with Kava nights. We offer a tour around Tongatapu for T$ 30.
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Tofoakoloua Tongatapu, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island 3084 Tonga
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Chris W wrote a review Nov 2018
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Toni's Tours may have had a good write up in Lonely Planet but we found him disorganised, unpleasant to his wife who did the driving (why does she put up with him?), somewhat condescending to the locals and well past his prime. The one star rating is for his knowledge of the history and culture of Tongatapu. In hindsight I wish I'd hired a car. I'm writing this here as Toni's Tours doesn't seem to have its own Trip Advisor page, not surprising really.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jessenia G wrote a review Nov 2018
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Where do I start.. this place was incredibly boring. There is no WIFI, which I knew coming into this, but I did expect there to be people to talk to or things to do. I was alone in my 4 bed room which was nice, but it was incredibly awkward and hard to get anywhere. The only way to get to and from town is with a (admittedly cheap) drive from Leni, Toni's wife (as Toni is unable to drive due to heart conditions), and often I would sit and literally do nothing for hours, waiting for Leni to appear in the mornings or the afternoons so I could go into town. Toni offered to do a half day tour of the island for a ridiculous price and assured me I wouldn't be able to find cheaper, and that I'd have to recruit at least another person for the 'tour' to run. Well.. I was travelling alone and there weren't any other people around so that wasn't gonna happen. And so I found a cheaper, PRIVATE half-day tour in town and it was literally the highlight experience of my time on Tongatapu. Toni himself is an interesting man. I didn't see him treat Leni in a negative way like most reviews here state but could've been that I just missed it. He is a bit racist, but I also think that might have more to do with his age/way of thinking/"different times" kinda thing. I honestly didn't have much to do with him during my time there so I'll refrain from making any other comments. The house is a bit tricky to find. There is confusing signage indicating that the house is on one street where it's actually on the next - I was violently chased by some dogs when I made the turn onto the wrong street after being dropped off by a Taxi on the main road. All in all though, Leni was a lovely woman who helped me with most things and organised a cave + buffet night tour for my second night there. She also was patient with me when I was just short on cash at the domestic airport drop-off and happily ran me to the international to get some cash out.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Michelle A wrote a review Jul 2018
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Our group of 13 stayed in the two family houses and were very pleased with the accommodation. It was clean and well equipped, in a beautiful enclosed garden. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Loved being out of town and in a quiet area. Leni helped us to arrange a rental car so getting around wasn't a problem. Great option for a big group!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Callum Denali wrote a review Apr 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions8 helpful votes
How this man is in business is beyond me!? He was rude, obnoxious, homophobe and at worst abusive to his staff. Advice - Avoid at all costs! I don't even like that I'm wasting my time giving him a review at all.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Response from LILIOSA, Owner at Toni's Guest House
Responded 5 Jun 2018
Hi 271 callumd. Sorry to read that you had a bad time on your tour. I am not sure who you are so I can not be specific. As I can not drive anymore since my 2 heart problems my wife usually drives and I do the talking. We act and play to the audience to entertain you between the sights. All my stories are based on facts and embroidered to make them amusing. I have been a Tongan for more than 20 years and making tours for 25 years. I can only say that most guests seem to enjoy the FAWLTY TOWERS (JOHN CLEESE) act. Hope this helps to clear the bad feeling. Also this is the first time I have learned to answer a review. Thank you. Toni.
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Bengt H wrote a review Oct 2017
Stockholm, Sweden363 contributions107 helpful votes
We stayed four nights here in a decent budget room with shared bathroom and kitchen. The place is a bit worn but very clean and the garden is tidy. No breakfast is provided but after picking you up from the airport Toni will offer to drive you to a supermarket and a place to buy beer if you would like to do so. The guesthouse is located in a quiet and safe residential area. There is a supermarket, sorts of, about 1 km away and Nuku'alofa is about 5 km from the property. Toni provides cheap rides to and fro town. There is no wi-fi at Toni's. Toni's island tour is highly recommended. Toni knows a lot after 27 years on Tonga! He also helps out to arrange whale swim excursions, cultural experiences and so on. Toni was very friendly and reliable dealing with us. What significantly detracts from our experience is Toni's behavior towards his Tongan wife Leni whom he kept yelling at and making fun of in front of us and other guests. He was also talking in a disrespectful way of Tongans in general. This is really a shame since, apart from this, we were very happy with our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from LILIOSA, Owner at Toni's Guest House
Responded 5 Jun 2018
Hi Bengt H.. Sorry to hear you feel upset by the banter between me and Leni.. This is part of our FAWLTY TOWERS (JOHN CLEESE) and is not meant to be taken serious. Also I have been a Tongan for more than 20 years and any stories I told was meant to amuse not to offend. Hope this helps to clear the air. Thank you. Toni.
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