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Scenic Hotel Tonga, South Pacific

The first overseas addition to our Scenic family of hotels makes for a wonderful gateway to the Kingdom of Tonga. Scenic Hotel Tonga is located at Fua'amotu close to the island's secluded eastern beaches. 

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The Scenic Hotel Tonga (previously called the Royal Tonga International Hotel) is located near the Kingdom of Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa, in the South Pacific. The hotel is situated on approximately 16 acres of beautiful Tongan countryside, surrounded by native flowers and trees to create a relaxing atmosphere. It is situated on the island of Tongatapu in the Kingdom of Tonga, which is rich with the cultural Heritage. The Scenic Hotel Tonga is the ideal place for all travellers, on business or leisure, to come and relax. Its spectacular location offers some breathtaking views every afternoon as the sun starts to sink slowly towards the horizon.

Scenic Hotel Tonga is in the southern region of Tongatapu, the main island of the Kingdom of Tonga. It is close to sandy beaches, limestone caves and dramatic cliff walks. The picturesque drive to the capital, Nuku'alofa, takes about half an hour. A short detour will take you to the Mapu 'a Vaea Ocean Blow Holes. North of the Hotel is the site of Captain Cooks landing.

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Scenic Hotel Tonga Location

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Lat:21° 14' 14.874" S
Long:175° 8' 0.7404" W
GPS: 1 Airport Road, Nuku'alofa

Scenic Hotel Tonga Facilities

For your convenience the Scenic Hotel Tonga offers...

  • Visitor Information & Booking Service
  • 24-hour Reception
  • 24-hour Security
  • Wireless internet available in public areas
  • Conference facilities
  • Catering
  • Heilala Restaurant and Siale Bar
  • Large outdoor swimming pool and seating area
  • Airport courtesy transport
  • Rental Car agency on site - please contact the Hotel for further information
  • Taxis and Tours can be arranged by the Hotel
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Complimentary parking
  • Laundry service
  • Additional 3 meeting rooms
  • Full exterior repaint
  • Defibrillator


Children’s Adventure Playground: includes swing set, a climbing tower with slide and lookout tower, climbing wall, and flying fox. The Adventure Playground is free of charge for any children staying at the hotel.

18-Hole Mini Golf Course: crafty and challenging holes. Adults $6 and children (14 and under) are $4 when staying at hotel.

Check-in time: 2:00pm. Check-out time: 10:00am. Extended Check-out on request, subject to availability.

Scenic Hotel Tonga Room Amenities

Scenic Hotel Tonga offers 76 spacious Superior Rooms and Suites. All our rooms can be organised to suit the needs of even the most discerning guest and feature excellent room amenities. They have been furnished and decorated with elegant, native furnishings to make you feel both at home and on holiday.

All guest rooms include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • bathroom with shower and/or bathtub
  • mini refrigerator
  • international direct dial telephone
  • laundry service
  • tea and coffee making facilities

Please note that electricity is 220-240V.

Tonga Local Attractions

Nestled in the South Pacific, Tonga is the 'True South Pacific'. With over 170 islands, there's plenty to do. From historic tours around the main island, Tongatapu - meaning 'Sacred South' - to adventure activities like diving and whale watching off the stunning islands of Vava'u, you'll find it all here.

Just a few ‘must dos’ in and around the island include: 

  • Whale watching
  • Kayak secluded coves
  • Sail around protected lagoons
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling crystal clear waters
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Horse treks
  • Guided nature and culture tours
  • Local handicraft markets
  • Bird watching
  • Eco tours
  • Adventure kart safaris
  • Oholei Beach and Hina Cave
  • Tour ancient monuments and tombs, historical places and amazing ocean blowholes
  • Fua'amotu Beach

There is so much to see and do in Tonga and the surrounding islands. Our Reception staff are happy to provide information and assist with booking you leisure-time activities.

Heilala Restaurant and Siale Bar 

The Heilala Restaurant provides guests with relaxed atmosphere to sit with friends and sample delicious local cuisine while enjoying views of our expansive grounds and lovely water features. The Heilala Restaurant and Siale Bar are located in our hotel lobby offering the opportunity to sit either indoors in the restaurant or bar, or outdoors in our impressive courtyard.

Opening Hours

The restaurant is open for breakfast from 7.00am until 10.00am offering both continental buffet and a la carte options. Dinner is available from 6.00pm until late offering an exquisite a la carte menu which combines flavours of the Pacific with European cuisine. Siale bar is open from 10.00am until late from which you can relax in our beautiful courtyard area that contains ornamental water features.

Flavours of the Pacific

The Heilala Restaurant offers delectable local flavours combined with European cuisine to suit even the most discerning guests tastes. With all these great meal options you won't need to go anywhere else to experience the tempting culinary delights of Tonga.

View the delicious selection available at Heilala Restaurant:

Heilala Restaurant Breakfast Menu

Heilala Restaurant Dinner Menu

Scenic Hotel Tonga

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Our Hotel History, Scenic Hotel Tonga

Construction of the Royal International Tonga Hotel began in 1991 under the auspices of Dr Sam Wong and Edwin Mo’ungaloa. Difficulty with finances and staff coupled with some quirks of circumstance meant the building of the hotel was very stop-start, with some periods of inactivity lasting years.

The hotel was partially opened in 2007, with the first phase of construction complete.  A total of 50 rooms, the Bar, Restaurant and a courtyard garden were opened to guests.

The large swimming pool and additional rooms were completed in 2008 in time for the coronation of his Majesty King George Tupou V.

After 15 years of on again, off again construction at a cost of over US$14 million, the King officially opened the completed Royal International Hotel Tonga on 9 October 2009.

In February 2010 the hotel welcomed His Highness Sheikh Abdulla bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates to the luxurious Presidential Suite.

Dr Wong passed away in 2010, and the hotel was put into receivership in 2011. Scenic Hotel Group provided a joint venture investment with another New Zealand company and took over management of the hotel in May 2011.

While the ‘bones’ of the hotel have stood up well to time, the upgrade to the high standards of the Scenic brand was a much-needed investment. Time and weather had taken its toll on the rooms, the facilities and the kitchen. Undeterred, Scenic Hotel Group is proud to bring the property up to the four-star Scenic standard. 

As the largest New Zealand owned and operated hotel chain, Scenic Hotel Group is committed to bringing true Kiwi hospitality to Tonga, while maintaining the special island ambience of the Kingdom.

Backed by Scenic Hotel Group’s strong reputation in sourcing local products and engaging local communities, Scenic Hotel Tonga is set to re-establish itself as a premium hotel. The Group is dedicated to bringing quality facilities and superior service to Tongan tourism, and committed to adding real value to the Kingdom of Tonga. 

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Contact us

1 Airport Road, Fua'amotu
Tongatapu, Tonga
Ph: +67 635 678