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Comments from guests

Malo Papiloa and all the wonderful staff here who make the Friendly Islander warm and welcoming.  Thank you also for your work advocating and supporting women, children, gender and sexual minorities including leitis.  We will send your love to your niece Susi Feltch-Malohifo'ou in Utah,  Such an honor to meet you.  (Tom Meyer & Sam Forlenza, PhDs, USA, 14/9/18)

Thanks for everything.  Great stay and help with anything we needed.  Malo aupito.  (Julia Tuineau, & family + Joe Tuineau, Ikale Tahi, NZ & Europe, 10/9/18)  

Kia Ora, Thank you for our wonderful stay here at Papiloa's.  We enjoyed our stay in the fales and your hosting was awesome.  We loved every moment and we all hope to return one day.  Malo, ofa atu & thank you very much. (Aloua family, NZ, 8/9/18)

A big thank you to Papiloa and staff at the 'Friendly Islander'.  Papiloa went out of her way to show us her home and was very informative.  Thank you for making Patrick's 50th birthday very special and we will be back to enjoy this beautiful island.  All the best. (Sue & Patrick Birell, Batemans Bay, NSW, Australia, 7/9/18)

A place that makes you feel like home.  The accommodation had everything that we needed and had calming and peaceful surroundings.  Many thanks to the staff for the assistance through out the stay.  Special thanks to Madam Papiloa for her kindness and enthusiasm to make sure for us to get best option to get to Eua safely.  Will definitely consider this place to stay again in the near future.  Hugs (Zaflee Suibarek & friends, Malaysia, 1/9/18) 

Staff were so welcoming and accommodating!  They organised a pick up from the airport, a great taxi driver and a great room.  Two excellent night and a great way to finish a wonderful holiday.  Malo aupito. (Shelley Friedrick, NZ, 21/7/18 

Thanks for a great stay for showing us real Tonga.  You were friendly and helpful the whole time.  Keep smiling. (Miro & Lani Blaskett, Melbourne, Australia, 26/6/18)

Papiloa, you are a legend!  The staff have certainly provided me with the holiday in my island paradise that I really needed  since 37 years ago.  Words cannot convey my true gratitude from my heart.  I thank you all and God bless. (Paul Pownall, NZ, 15/6/18)

Dear Papiloa, Thanks for looking after us, we had a great time in lovely Tonga.  Thanks for everything, You're all fantastic people.  Would definitely stay again next time. (Connor & crew, HMAS Adelaide Australian Navy, 15/6/18)

Many thanks for a comfortable and welcoming stay.  (Julia Johnson, U.K. 22/5/2018)

Thank you for your hospitality. Love it, thank you all.(Daphne 'Aholelei, Australia, 21/5/2018)

Very friendly staff, always willing to help. Very fast WiFi at the lobby. Love it and recommend. (Yong, China, 21/5/18)

Can't say how beautiful this Friendly Islander [is]. Facing the ocean, away from the busy downtown, yet only 5 mins away by car. This is where you find peace, serenity and the quiet time. The service superb, they gave us free ride everywhere to get food etc. (Tute and Viliami Alusa, U.S.A, 19/5/2018). 

Beautiful, friendly, peaceful accommodation, nice people.  Thanks a lot!  (Kirk Pitiquen, Phillipines/NZ, 14/3-16/5/18)

Lovely place to stay in Tongatapu!  We highly recommend if you want good attention, comfort and feel like you are at home!  Thanks Papiloa and all the staff for the amazing attention you give to us, you make it hard to leave!  Very tidy and comfy facilities, we definitely loved the swimmming pool.  The very long trip really worth it.  (Lujan-Ramos-Nieddu-Diaz family, Argentina/NZ, 8/5/18) 

It has been an abosolute privilege to be welcomed at the Friendly Islander.  It is amazing how welcoming and accommodating everyone here is!  Thank you so much for the warm hospitality and lovely service.  You went out and beyond to make my Tongan experience unforgettable!  Look forward to returning!  Aroha (Kristina Sokolova, Bulgaria/NZ, 8/5/18)

Papiloa and family, Malo 'aupito  you all made us feel so welcome.  Thank you for all the extra things you did for Jess and me.  Especially, the informative, friendly tours.  May God bless you & those you love.  Nofo a. (Liz & Jess Cullen, NZ, 5/5/18)
 
Great place and vibe cloe to nature.  Swimming area across from road, fantastic watched some great sunsets and sunrises across road.  To all the team here, have a great and prosperous 2018.  (Malo from, Troy Woodham & partner, Onehunga, N.Z, 30/3/18)
 
Thank you so much for everything!  It has been such a pleasure to stay here as it was the last time we were here!  Thank you Mele for being so kind and taking care of us and our kids!  We look forward to our next stay here at Papiloa's friendly place.  Thank you again, kind regards & Happy New Year (Fono family, "Yellow House", Australia, 2/1/18)
 
Malo aupito hono sii tali kimautolu ke mau ngaueaki ho'o mou feitu'u ni.  'Oku mau ongo'i fiefia pea oku hange pe ha'a mau h'au mei api ki api, pea oku mau look forward ke mau toe ha'u pe ki heni 'o ngaueaki eni he kaha'u hokomai.  Pea temau toe tu'uaki atu foki ho'o mou feitu'u ni kihe emau famili moe maheni i Australia. 'Ofa atu & Happy New Year (Tonga family, 1/1/18)
 
Thanks for the hospitality,  Enjoyed stay will be back.
Malo e lelei, I am a NZ born from Tonga (Nukunuku).  Papiloa I like to thank you from my heart for being a beautiful mother.  I really loved talking with you and I will always remember you.  You are a blessing to my travel path!  I fully enjoyed and appreciated my stay here at Friendly islander - service and stay 100%. Thank you. (Peter Lean & Suli Laomahei, NZ, 31/10/17)
 
Dear Papiloa & staff, thank you so much for making our first family visit to Tonga enjoyable and memorable.  We appreciate your hospitality and kindness alongside your wise words.  Your staff were very kind and pleasant.  We enjoyed your larger fale and the children loved swimming in your pool daily.  We will surely be back and will also to recommend your accommodation to family and friends back home.  Once again thanks for providing accommodation for our 16 days in Tonga.  'Ofa lahi atu, Nick Buckley & family, NZ, 27/10/17 
 
Papiloa is a great lady!  She is smart, kind and willing to help to make my stay enjoyable.  Thanks Papiloa (Fredy Basri, Canada, 29/10/17
 
Enjoyed our stay very much.  Spent a lot of time in the salt water pool across the road. (Immi Patterson-Harkness, NZ, 12/10/17
 
Papiloa, 'Oku ma fakamalo atu he ma'u ha malu'anga kia kimaua.  'Oku faka'ofa'ofa 'aupito ho fale, ikai ha launga, ma'a lahi pea 'oku mou anga lelei, fakakaume'a moe anga fakalotu foki.  Te ma foki ki USA 'o ma tu'uaki ho fale.  'Ofa atu pea talamonu atu ki ho'o pisinisi pea 'ofa atu kihe kau ngaue.  Ka ma toe foki mai ha taimi te ma i heni pe.  "Ofa atu (Vili Foliaki & Telesia Folau, USA, 4/10/17
 
Malo aupito te mau fetu'utaki mai he taimi te mau toe foki mai ai.  'Ofa lahi atu Semisi & Mary Ann Ross Ma'u, San Diego, CA, USA, 3/10/17
 
Papiloa thank you so much for your kind kind hospitality.  We enjoyed our stay so much so that we will return!  Thank you especially to Fine, she is a wonderful staff addition and goes above and beyond!  Ofa atu (The Puleiku family, Australia, 3/10/17)
 
Thank you very much for a lovely stay.  Special thanks for ferrying me around when it was hot .  The childrren really enjoyed swimming in the pool.  (Rosemary Lamb, NZ, 2/10/17
 
Thanks very much for everything  you provided .  Looking forward to come and enjoy again.  (Sunil Chand, NZ, 30/9/17
 
Thank you so much for a most enjoyable stay.  Staff are very pleasant and helpful and we did enjoy the fruit.  Thank you for all your helpful information and we enjoyed the use of your car to see around this lovely island.  Hope to be back someday. (John & Margaret Shearer, Ashburton, NZ, 29/9/17
 
Malo 'aupito Papiloa, and team.  This is my second time here and I have enjoyed your hospitality and facilities once again.  Your staff are excellent and always provide service with a smile which I think is very important.  We will always come back to Papiloa's every time we come back.  Again thank you very much.  'Ofa lahi atu (Alfred Sinisa, Australia, 25/9/17)
 
Aloha & Mahalo (thank you)  we enjoyed ourselves but the best part was Papiloa howing us around and helping us buy groceries and get settled.  We enjoyed your hospitality and we will always stay here when we come to Tonga again.  (With warmest personal regards, Dr, Deborah & Colin Kippen, Hawaii, 24/9/18)
 
From Russia with love, we got very nice view from our room!  Every monring sunrise, evening time beautiful sunset and whales!!!  All the best.  Thank you Papiloa & staff very much (Yuriy Olesya, 23/9/18)
 
Malo aupito, fakaofoofa 'aupito ema nofo, anga fakakaume'a e kau ngaue, pehe kia koe Papiloa.  Na'a ma fiefia mo lata he nofo he Friendly Islander.  Thank you so much for all the beautiful hospitality while stay at your lovely place.  I will recommend to all my friends to come stay here.  Beautiful environment and peaceful.  Keep up the beautiful service.  'Ofa lahi atu. (Tupou & Sione Tu'itahi, NZ, 21/9/17) 
 
Malo e lelei, thank you for a wonderful 10 days.  "Teukava" was the best part of our stay.  We will share our photos and video's on facebook.  Thank you for showing us around.  Regards Genevieve & Mel Allan, NZ, 21/9/17) 
 
Dear Papiloa & staff, we had a wonderful time at your place the last 9 days.  We enjoyed your help with searching for the best activities.  We are going back to Auckland but hopefully see you again in the future. (Isle Blomberg & friends, Netherlands, 14/9/17)
 
Beautiful place to stay, will definitely recommend to all our friends.  It was so nice to have a plact to stay so close to town and lovely people so friendly!  We are coming back for sure.  (Kendra Bernyk & friends, Canada, 9/9/17)
  
Beautiful gardens and lovely friendly staff.  Thank you for your hospitality!.  (Serena Findlay & Alana, Danielle, Sarah, Australia, 7/9/17)
 
Thank you.  (Emiline Smith, UK, 2/9/17)
 
Thanks a million to an amazing team from Papiloa & staff being so helpful and kind and did everything in their power to make our stay as relaxing and trouble free as it could be.  We couldn't ask for more. We'll be back. (Eoin & Siobhan O'Brien, Cork, Ireland, 22/8/17) 
 
What a lovely place, thank you.  Only here for a week and so wish we had longer.  Came all the way from England (it took slightly less time than Captain Cook!) and hope to visit again in the future.  We thank you for a fantastic stay and all your assistance.  (Lucy & David Pattison, UK, 19/8/17)
 
Thank you so much Papiloa & team.  This was the perfect place to hang out as a family and relax.  Mum & Dad had a beautiful relaxing wedding anniversary and I really enjoyed showing them around.  (Malo 'aupito, 'Ofa atu from Erin, Helen & Sam Beamish, Australia, 18/8/17)
 
Thanks for your help and hospitality.  (Rivas family, NZ, 14/8/17)
 
Fascinating stay and special thanks to Papiloa for making Ingrid's birthday so special.  (Neil & Ingrid Rendle, NZ, 9/8/17) 
 
To all staff at the Friendly Islander.  Tonga is very nice and warm.  Thank you for taking us to many great places and teaching us how to husk coconuts.  We gonna be back here someday.  (Malo Ayana & Yuka, Japan, 8/8/17)

Aunty Papiloa, thank you for your wonderful hospitality & for showing me the wonderful sites of Tonga.  You truly made my birthday complete and I am honoured to know such a kind, giving and loving lady.  You are the ambassador of Tonga and I will return soon.  (Fa'afatai tele lava, Alofa atu, Sefa Enari, NZ, 2/8/17)

Thank you for the lovely welcome, we stayed 1 night on our way to 'Ataata.  We really appreciate your kindness and all the help you gave.  (Thank you & love from Jill, David, Oliver & Emily, NZ, 3/8/17)

Awesome stay, thank you very much again Aunty for your support & help.  ('Ofa lahi atu, Vea Bloomfield, Pio Wilson, Dyrall Wilson, Auckalnd, NZ, 2/8/17)

What a great holiday I have had.  So much laughter and fun with a wonderful lady Papiloa.  It has been a pleasure to have come to Tonga and share things with her.  Hope I will be able to come back again soon. Wonderful girls and a great treat to meet them also.  God bless you all. Heaps of love, Shirley Pickering, Tauranga, NZ, 31/7/17

Malo e lelei.  Thanks a lot for the superb attention we've received at Papiloa's.  We have felt like being at home. We are a group of 17 from Spain and Fiji.  Papiloa and staff have given to us all the information and help we would need.  It has been a great pleasure to listen to Papiloa telling us really interesting stories from her ancestors, one of them originally from Spain (Morei).  Malo 'aupito from our hearts and sure we'll share more moments together.  (Pedro & Mai Pacific, 26/7/17) 

Lovely and quiet.  Super snorkelling on islands & near Nuku'alofa.  (Broni family, NZ, 21/7/17)

Andy, Belle, Connor and Dylan would like to thank Papiloa from the bottom of our hearts for a holiday that we will never forget. Her help to us with all of her staff has been invaluable.  Her advice, her friendship, her trust, her knowledge and her willingness to help has made our holiday so so memorable.  (Thank you with all our love, Endersby family, NZ, 19/7/17)

Enjoyed my stay here in Tonga 12-14/7.   Malo everyone, especially Papiloa.  (God bless, Patrick Hallis, NZ)

Thanks for your great hospitality and helpfulness. (Many thanks, Piotr, Diane, Alicia Bourn, NZ, 12/7/17)

Dear Papiloa & staff, thank you once again, 7 times in 21 years being your friends & guests.  We had a lovely time again UNFORGETABLE!  (Thank you, Henk & Elizabeth, Netherlands, 5/7/17) 

 A wonderful  introduction to the warmth and hospitality of the Tongan people.  Thank you Papiloa for including us in unique experiences that gave us some insight into authentic Tongan culture.  A great place to stay, nothing was a problem or too much trouble.  A fabulous beginning to our Tongan holiday - here at last after 11 years.  (Much love Sue & Stephen Dodd, Congo, Australia, Congo, Australia, 3/7/17)

Dear Papiloa, thank you for a lovely stay.  We have absolutely fallen in love with Tonga.  Thank you so much for your hospitality. Tonga and the Friendly Islander have touched a special place in our heart.  We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to experience so much of the culture, meet so many unique and wonderful people and to witness the beauty of  Tonga.  So much love.  (Soph & Harriet, NZ, 3/7/17)

Such a wonderful stay at Papiloa's.  Kia ora for your exceptional hospitality!  Get in touch when you are in New Zealand. Arohanui. (Dianne Sharma-Winter, Whakatane, New Zealand, 9/6/17) 

Spent 9 nights and we had a great time here!  Love the people of Tonga, we came to be the hands & feet of Jesus to be his vessels to pour out his love!  We are definitely going to miss this beautiful island!  We pray we will be back soon!  Jesus bless this business!  Thank you so much for your hospitality!!  (Zeal Bible College, New Zealand, 24/5/17).

Had a great two nights here in transit to Ha'apai.  What wonderful owners & staff.  Nothing was a problem, so helpful.  Highly recommended.  (Phillip Hunt, Tauranga, NZ, 17/5/17) & I agree!  (Tony Lucas, Whangamata, NZ, 17/5/17).

This is a fabulous place!  Quiet, convenient, helpful.  We came as tourists and feel like we are leaving as family! Thanks so much to Papiloa & all.  (Peter & Jane, Adelaide, Summertown, South Australia, 15/5/17).

This was my first time in Tonga and I am so happy I stayed here!  Everyone was so lovely.  They took such great care of me and made sure I was always safe and happy.  I would recommend it to everyone and anyone.  Thank you so much.  Love from Ella, Cambridge, NZ, 1/5/17)

Thank you for a lovely stay!!! (Eli & Ian, Sydney, Australia 17/4/17)

Papiloa's Place is a wonderful and peaceful place in Tongatapu.  We enjoyed with our young children the stay here.  Maybe we see you again.  (Christin & family from Germany, 13/4/17)

Dear Papiloa & all the wonderful staff, thank you for a real walm welcome & a wonderful stay also showing us around Nuku'alofa. We enjoyed staying in the nice comfortable fales & the staff are friendly, nothing too much trouble.  The only regret that I have is not staying longer at the Friendly Islander.  It was too short & I will be back.  (Del, Queensland, Australia, 5/4/17)

There has been many changes since I first visited Tonga in the winter of 1949 while serving on board HMNZS Bellona. That wonderful warm welcome we received then, has only improved over the years. My late wife and I spent a number of visits during the mid 80's and early 90's, staying each time at the Friendly Islander.  This time I brought my companion Del with me, to give her an experience of the Tongan way of life.  We have both been extremely impressed with the wonderful kindness shown to us, not only by dear Papiloa, but all the staff members.  It is with a heavy heart that I leave this all behind  when we leave tomorrow.  God bless you all (Doug Reynolds, Rochedale Sth, Queensland, Australia, 5/4/17)

had a very very happy time at Friendly Islander ERI; Thank you very much, enjoyed  my time Tonga is nice JAPANESE KAZU; I enjoyed Tonga Thank you (Wakasa family, Japan, 30/3/17)

Thank you very much for the wonderful stay @ Friendly Islander.  Will surely be back.  Meitaki Maata for everything.  God bless, Ka Kite!! (Vavia Tangatataia, Cook Islands, 25/2/17)

Thank you for the wonderful care you took of us & our 5 kids.  The kids absolutely loved staying here.  Wonderful hospitality & service by all who work here - you REALLY ARE The Friendly Islander Hotel!!!  We especially appreciated the New Years gift bag - that was a very delightful surprise.  We will always come back to stay here whenever we come to Tonga.  Thank you so much & God bless.  (Sione, Esther, Talamasina, Siuti, Mata, Sione Jnr & Tofua'ipangai Vea, Sydney, Australia, 10/1/17)

The place reminisce memories of our father's workplace.  It was a very hospitable stay & friendly staff who were willing to help in every which way.  We hope to return to stay in one of Tonga's pioneer accommodation business.  We will recommend to  others your hospitality & service.  Sincerely (Siasau family, Pagopago, American Samoa, 7/1/17)

I have stayed here many times at the Friendly Islander, plus others in Nuku'alofa.  The Friendly Islander is the best value and friendliest safest accommodation!  I fully recommend Papiloa and staff as great hosts, they look after me!!  (Pete Southern, Christchurch, NZ, 15/12/16)

Thank you for the past month.  Great views, nice pool, friendly & helpful staff.  We'll see you soon again hopefully.  (Sharon & Rick Valentine, Queensland, Australia, 14/12/16))

Enjoyed the stay at Papiloa. (Nauru Ridge to Reef Wrestline Team, 25/11/16).

Blessed 1st November 2016, Malo e lelei, Glory to God and thank you Papiloa Bloomfield Foliaki.  We of the Christian Greek Orthodox Church (NZ, Tonga, Fiji & Samoa) share our appreciation for accommodating us for last few months at your Friendly Islander Hotel.  Thank you for your love and care and your awesome christian care to our people.  Your hotel is very safe and peaceful and thanks to your staff for being so honest and trustworthy.  We shall have you in our hearts and continue to pray for your hotel business may it always flourish.  God bless and thank you.  (Father George Pillay - on behalf of our Archbishop, Fathers Melelios, Paul, Savva, Arseni, Sister Kryiki, Irini and Nikolaas)

Greetings and thank you from 2 Germans.  Hope the weather turns better.  Es war ein sehr schoner shefenthalt hier bet Papiloa.  (Hans Martin & Gunter Koehler, Germany & Uganda, 20/10/16)

Thank you for the nice stay in the Fales!.  (Elisabeth T. Kennedy & Erwin Bauernadfer, Sydney, Australia, 13/10/16)

What a wonderful place, a quiet and green oasis, with trees and flowers and the birds singing.  Thank you so much Papiloa and your great team for a lovely stay here.  You were so lend and helpful and made me feel very welcome.  I very much hope that one day I will be able to come and stay at the Friendly Islander again.  Wishing you a very happy end to 2016 and a very happy new year.  Malo, a very big thank you.  (Sophie Van Der Meeren, Cornwall - England, 3/10/16)

To Papiloa & family, Malo to the ofa and faifatongia, it was very pleasant and relaxing stay in your Friendly Islander abode.  What more can be said about the old world charm of a bygone Tonga.  Much ofa to you all.  (Taliu Aloua & Donal Ducie, Australia, 30/9/16)

Dear Papiloa & staff, Thank you so much for the kind hospitality at your accommodation.  I always find the place nice, tidy, quiet and secure.  I would recommend the place to other travellers that come into Tonga.  I look forward to returning in the near future.  Thank you so much and I wish you all the best.  (Andrew Tukana, Fiji, 28/8/16)

Thank you so very much for the hospitality!  Our 2nd year here, 17 days this time.  Very nice staff and accommodation.  Thank you to Temalita for introducing us to the "Friendly Islander" Hotel.  Thank you for everything.  (Sione Sitake & Teresa Madden, USA, 24/8/16)

It is just a wonderful opportunity to stay in this lovely paradise of Tonga especially the hospitality of the pioneer of Friendly Islander Papiloa.  We are so grateful and thank you so much for your love and kindness for us.  You have shown us the true love as a mother to her child  the way you treat us during our stay at your place.  We cherish and will never forget what you have done for us especially the sharing of your success and experience.  The advice you told us will add bonus to our life and surely empower ourselves throughout this challenging life.  As we depart Tonga today we pray that the good Lord pours heap of blessing on you Papiloa in your endeavours.  God bless you.  (Kapuafe Lifuka and friends, Tuvalu, 6/8/16)

Praise the Lord for opening the door for me to come to this wonderful place owned by Papiloa.  Lord I thank you for tihs wonderful blessing that I met in Tonga.  I pray that God will extend your territory and continue to shower his blessing upon your life, as you continue to bless others as you exalted him in whatever you are doing.  Thank you Papiloa for the advice and sharing we had.  It is really indeed a blessing.  May God bless you Papiloa.  Love you always in Christ.  (Your sister in Christ, Freda Katepu, Tuvalu, 6/8/16)

Papiloa's Place is very nice and cosy. We really like the service here.  Everyone one is so good and helpful.  Thank you guys for the best service.  This place deserves the highest rating.  (With love, Petra & Martin, Czech Republic, 1/8/16)

Another excellent stay at Papiloa,  Very relaxing.  Thank you (Howard Taylor, Brisbane, Australia, 26/7/16)

Myself and my wife enjoyed our stay.  Privacy was a highlight and security at Papiloa.  (Sam Uasi, Auckland, NZ, 26/7/16)

Always love coming back to Papiloa's.  See you next year.  (Rhys, Auckland, NZ, 26/7/16)

Nga Mihi Kia Koe Papiloa, Thank you for making our stay warm and welcoming.  Our whanau are grateful to you and staff for your guidance and Aroha throughout the duration of our stay.  "He aha te mea nui o tenei Ao?  He tangata he tangata he tangata."  What is the most important thing in this world?  It is people, it is people, it is people."  (Lindsay Tamihana & Shirley Raukawa, NZ, 23/7/16)

Papiloa, We have been coming to Tonga, as you know, for about 15 years (lost count!) and each time we have stayed at your Friendly Islander.  As always, thank you for your friendship, service, and taking care of us, providing anything that we need.  Thank you, and we will return and stay here again.  (Ray, Maureen & family, Sydney, Australia, 30/6/16)

Papiloa, Thank you so much for giving us a great & memorable experience.  Your generosity & helpfulness is truly legendary, & the legend lives up to its name.  Many thanks (Bill Frengley, Catherine Quin & family, NZ, 27/6/16)

Papiloa, Thank you for your very kind service.  Our stay was very comfortable, will come back again!. Ofa atu (Bronwyn Finau & Loretta, Ha'apai & Queensland, Australia, 21/6/16)

Papiloa, Thank you for having us TONGA 7's team here.  We've enjoyed our stay!!  Great staff, Great food, Great facility!  Malo. (Cooper Vuna, National 7's team vice captain, Australia, 12/6/16)

Papiloa, This is a good place for rugby camp, good facilities and friendly staff.  Malo.  (Taholo Anitoni, Tonga, National 7's team coach, 11/6/16)

Papiloa, Thank you for your generous spirit and the amazing work you do to make Tonga, and the world, more safe, respectful, and inclusive of all, across the gender spectrum.  (Joe Wilson, Halewa, Hawaii, 8/6/16)

Papiloa, This is the place to find the TRUE TONGA!  And also the only hotel in Nuku'alofa with a swimming pool.  We love it here!  (Dean Hamer, USA, 8/6/16)

Dear Papiloa, Thank you so much for the warm welcoming and making us feel comfortable. We loved to stay at Friendly Islander Hotel.  Thank you for your time and availability.  (Serena & Frderico, Italy, 19/5/16)

Dear Staff at the Friendly Islander Hotel, thank you so much for your lovely hospitality during our stay with you. Hope to see you again soon! Ofa lahi atu.   (Rebecca & Lucas, NZ, 19/3/16)

Nice to be back (after 25 years) to say hello and see how you are getting on. Still working hard I see and the business has grown. God bless.  (Jeff Daniels, Australia, 16/2/16)