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Samoan Outrigger Hotel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My room was really big, with an ensuite bathroom. Everything was clean, but the room was facing the street, so it was loud, and it was impossible to cool the room down. There's also a pool. Breakfast is included and nice, even some hot homemade items. The hotel is not in the center of Apia, maybe about 10 minute walk...

Thank Vieltraveller
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm rating this stay as poor, since the Fale I stayed at *cost was 80 Tala = approximately $32 USD) was really not comfortable and I hated it. If I did not like it that much, I could have upgraded to a fan room at 150 Tala ($60 USD) or an aircon room for 200 Tala ($80 USD). The pricing...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed for two nights and ended up returning after exploring the island for a day. The hotel was clean, basic and a good place to rest your head in town. Advice on travel around the island was a bit limited and staff were friendly yet didn't provide much assistance on transport/further destinations aside from tours/car hire. Overall a lovely...

Thank Maphrao26
Pisa, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is nothing special, the rooms are small but clean. The service of the staff is good, and the employees are smiling and helpful. If you like cooking the kitchen is open to customers, and in front of the hotel there is a supermarket. The pool is clean and well maintained. It also offers a car rental service.

Thank Il_Vinello
Essen, Germany
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Outrigger is the perfect place to stay in Apia - a colorful, exotic garden area with terrace and pool, kitchen, laundry service (15WST each) and a comfortable reception area with a free book shelf. I stayed in one of the garden fales for three months (Oct - Dec) and enjoyed every single day (and night). The staff is friendly,...

Thank AnneGermany2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Located within easy walking distance to the Apia CBD. The team at the hotel were happy and friendly which helped to create a positive and pleasant atmosphere. The rooms were spotless, grounds immaculate and swimming pool a godsend. A fantasatic visit.

Thank c k
SamoanOutriggerHotel, Owner at Samoan Outrigger Hotel, responded to this review

Talofa CK, Wow, thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here. It was a pleasure looking after you. We wish you all the best in 2017 and hope to see you back on island and at the Samoan Outrigger Hotel again soon. Warm regards The Samoan Outriger Hotel

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This place has lovely staff, clean rooms, historic building, lovely pool and great breakfast! We missed AC though since it was so hot at night. Great place to live, rent a car and explore the island. Internet was not good, but that seems to be the case in many places in the island.

Thank Marie H
SamoanOutriggerHotel, Owner at Samoan Outrigger Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marie, Thank you so much for writing this kind review. Thank you for your nice comments regarding our clean rooms, staff etc. Unfortunately internet is rather expensive in Samoa. However I do think charges will drop sometime this year when the new cable arrives. Once again thank you so much for staying with us. All the best in 2017....

Reviewed 9 December 2016

Very peaceful and laid-back feel to the hotel. Wonderful service too. Concierge was very helpful in helping me with my travel itinerary. Breakfast was traditional. I got to sample local fruits and the breakfast pancakes were fantastic!

Thank Bolomenino
SamoanOutriggerHotel, Owner at Samoan Outrigger Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bolomenino, It was a pleasure having you here and thank you so much for your review. Great that you enjoyed all the local fruits and pancakes for breakfast. We hope to see you back soon. All the best in this coming year. Warm regards The Samoan Outrigger Hotel

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We had a traditional Fale. It was rustic, but not like sleeping in the jungle. No problem with shared facility. I would have loved it if there was a small fan in the room as it would have helped with air circulation, but otherwise it was a great experience. Also, they have a security guard which roams the property 24/7.

Thank aspidites
SamoanOutriggerHotel, Manager at Samoan Outrigger Hotel, responded to this review

Talofa, Your comments regarding our traditional garden Fales are very much appreciated. It is rustic but our goal is to give a traditional experience in clean surroundings. Thank you so much for your kind review. Kind regards The Samoan Outrigger Hotel

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I booked a room for 2 and a half weeks in September. The room was great, the air conditioner, television & mini bar fridge in my room were working. The staff were always attentive to our every need & the rooms were cleaned daily. The kitchen facility is open to guests to cook their own meals if need be which...

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SamoanOutriggerHotel, Manager at Samoan Outrigger Hotel, responded to this review

Talofa lava Corina, Thank you so much for your nice comments regarding our staff, rooms, facilities and breakfast. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back in Samoa soon. Until then; we wish you all the best. Warm regards The Samoan Outrigger Hotel

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Samoan Outrigger Hotel is located in Motootua only 15 min. walk from downtown Apia and only 5 minutes walk from the national hospital. The Samoan Outrigger Hotel offers budget accommodation "with a touch of style" Clean and affordable rooms with ensuite and without ensuite. We also have traditional Samoan garden fales overlooking the swimming pool. The Samoan Outrigger Hotel is surrounded by a lush tropical garden. All rooms with ensuite and AC renovated in February 2012. Come and enjoy a cold Vailima on our new pool deck.WI-FI available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Samoan Outrigger Hotel

Address: Cross Island Road | Motootua, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Region: Samoa > Upolu > Apia
Price Range: $79 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Samoan Outrigger Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Outrigger Hotel Apia
Outrigger Apia
Apia Outrigger
Samoan Outrigger Hotel Samoa/Apia
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Apia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Apia
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“Ask for a room facing away from the street(s)”
 of 5 bubbles Vieltraveller, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“stay away from the Fale!”
 of 5 bubbles PincheTravels, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on bottom floor were quiet, close to pool, kitchen and dining area.”
 of 5 bubbles corinaayraim, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Book a fale!”
 of 5 bubbles trollewest, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Sleep in a fale!”
 of 5 bubbles LThaisen, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
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