"Malo e Lelei" Welcome to the Friendly Islander Hotel (Papiloa's Place)

The Friendly Islander (Papiloa’s Place) was established in 1979 with the hotel units opened in 1980 and the fales/bungalows were available in early 1991.     

Our 26 room hotel is family run and we cater for groups, families, business people and those who just need an affordable break away.

Conveniently located on the waterfront just a short 15-30 minute walk to the main town center with  local restaurants and bars as well as passing the local fish market and fresh fish restaurants along the way. We are also about a 30 minute drive from the airport.

Our self-contained accommodation in 1 or 2 rooms provides either budget and also comfortable hotel units with sea or pool view, or cosy, quiet and private fales with garden view (some of our rooms also have kitchen facilities).

We recommend stays in our separate fales where you can also appreciate and experience nature amongst its tranquil garden surrounding.

Papiloa and staff look forward to hosting you and are on hand with personal service to make your stay with us, as enjoyable and memorable as possible.

Our simple motto is, “arrive as a guest and leave as a friend”.

Why stay with us?

We offer best value for your money in a relaxing home-away-from-home atmosphere.

What we offer

  • Courtesy airport transfers (by arrangement, excludes groups)
  • Courtesy late check out on Sundays (by 6pm)
  • Free wifi in lobby and some rooms with portable access (as available)
  • General reception open hours (8am - 8pm)
  • Affordable accommodation in budget rooms, units, or fales/bungalows (with sea, pool or garden view)
  • Discount available for minimum 3 night stay
  • All rooms with private shower/toilet, patio, fan, fridge, kettle (some rooms also have kitchen amenities and other room extras)
  • All fales with television and radio, and some with flat screen and cable tv/dvd also hardwood floors
  • No Sunday housekeeping service
  • Freshwater swimming pool (for guest use only)
  • Sea pool across the road
  • Restaurant (for guest use only, meals available by arrangement)
  • Lounge bar (for guest use only)
  • Excellent set-up for groups and sports teams
  • Meeting room
  • Laundry
  • Vehicle hire
  • Tours and taxis available as required
  • Carpark 
  • Luggage storage
  • Cultural talks and demonstration with Papiloa (by arrangement)
  • Management on site 24/7
  • Night duty security
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • Best rate offered for cash payment

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