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Samoan Outrigger Hotel

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British Columbia, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Clean and central location. Staff were amazing, helpful and friendly to make the atmosphere feel like home. Outdoor seating for breakfast and meals. Kitchen available to cook your own meals. Large rooms available for multiple people or families to share. Laundry services available.

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Thank tchristian16
SamoanOutriggerHotel, Manager at Samoan Outrigger Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Christian, Faafetai lava for your nice review. Its always nice to hear that our guests enjoyed the hotel and the atmosphere. All the best to you and your family. Kind Regards Manager The Samoan Outrigger Hotel More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We spent a week at The Samoan Outrigger in early August. It is situated about a 20-30min walk from town (5 mins & 6 tala by taxi) on the corner of Cross Island road. Although it's quite a busy spot it wasn't overly noisy. The staff were all lovely and very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The... More 

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

Talofa Lava Lisa, Thank you so much for your kind review and for the positive feedback regarding our staff, garden area and breakfast. Hopefully we will see you back in Samoa again soon. Faafetai lava, Manager The Samoan Outrigger Hotel More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Room was rather small but had ensuite. Air con in our room which was essential. Some other visitors said they only had a fan. Limited power points not good if you want to charge your phone. Did not try WiFi so can't comment on that. TV hopeless internal bunny ears bad reception didn't bother again.Suggest a satellite dish with Fox... More 

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Thank Bob B
SamoanOutriggerHotel, General Manager at Samoan Outrigger Hotel, responded to this review

Talofa Lava Bob, First of all thank you for the review and also for staying with us. Your positive comments regarding our staff, pool and grounds are noted. However I am sorry to see that you didn't enjoy your stay as much as most of our other guests. The Samoan Outrigger Hotel has ever since we opened 22 years ago... More 

Huntly, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stayed here one night in the biggest bedroom I've ever slept in. Spotlessly clean, simple but adequate facilities, and the most gracious hostess (thanks Susana) and friendly staff. A cheap taxi ride to town, and near the wonderful Roko's restaurant. This hotel is on a busy main road, but this is quiet at night when it matters. The garden... More 

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

Dear Huntly, Your kind review has been forwarded to Susana in the reception :-) The staff is working hard to provide a good service to our guests, so its very encouraging to receive positive feedback like this. Faafetai tele lave. Your comments regarding our cleanliness is truly appreciated as well and has been forwarded to our team of housemaids. We... More 

Wellington, NZ
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at the Samoan Outrigger. Beautiful garden, good swimming pool, lovely staff, and a beautiful old wooden building. We had an air-con room, which was clean and comfy, but a little bit small and concrete-blocky - it does open nicely onto the garden, though. Next time we're going for a fan-cooled room in the old building.... More 

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Thank CMW015
SamoanOutriggerHotel, Manager at Samoan Outrigger Hotel, responded to this review

Talofa lava, "Lovely spot in Apia", what a great start to my day. Thank you so much for your lovely review. Your nice comments regarding our colonial building, staff and breakfast are very much appreciated. Faafetai lava, Manager The Samoan Outrigger Hotel More 

Pago Pago, American Samoa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stayed for a long weekend on our Anniversary August 2016. We chose a double room with ceiling fan because we are acclimated to the temps and used to no AC. I believe the Air Conditioned rooms are more. There are also Fales outside by the pool which looked fun. The staff is friendly and nice and accommodated any request... More 

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

Dear Alec, We truly appreciate you nice comments and wish to thank you for taken the time to upload this review. We are pleased that you were happy with our staff service and breakfast. Keeping our rooms/facilities clean is something we really work hard on. Once again faafetai tele lava and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards... More 

Darwin, Australia
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stayed here 3 nights, 2 nights in a room and one night in a fale. The room was big enough with a ceiling fan, no airco. The shower was the only shower we had in Samoa that also had hot water. The breakfast was good. Also each morning pancakes and eggs. When we slept in the fale, we were... More 

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Thank Martijn K
SamoanOutriggerHotel, General Manager at Samoan Outrigger Hotel, responded to this review

Talofa Martin, Thank you for you nice review and positive comments regarding our breakfast. As the garden Fales are outside and situated in the garden the sound of neighbouring roosters and dogs are unfortunately present sometimes. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you next time you visit our island. General Manager The Samoan Outrigger Hotel More 

Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

The style of accommodation is what I would call a guest-house with various accommodation options available. A place where conversation with fellow travelers flows readily especially in the dining areas and pool-side. I stayed 4 nights and during that time staff could not do enough for me. Extended breakfast times and a seemingly endless supply of great coffee surrounded by... More 

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

Talofa lava Petrina, Thank you so much for your lovely review and for staying with us. Your nice comments regarding our staff, breakfast, facilities and collection of historic items are very much appreciated. Faafetai lava and hopefully we will see you again soon. Regards General Manager The Samoan Outrigger Hotel More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Outrigger for 5 nights in the family room and it was great. The staff were lovely and the breakfasts filling. We stayed in the family room which consisted of 2 doubles and a single and we provided our own cot. The kids found the beds comfortable and slept well. Ceiling fan helped with the heat although... More 

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

Talofa Lukalei, Thank you so much for staying with us and for your kind review. It was a pleasure looking after you and we are happy that you had a good time at the Samoan Outrigger Hotel. Really nice to hear your positive feedback regarding our staff and breakfast. Once again faafetai tele lava and we hope to see you... More 

Kaitaia, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Overall I found the Outrigger quite basic, the first room I was put in had only a bed , side light, a over head fan and a shower with a used bar of soap. The road noise was terrible. I was moved to a better room with air conditioning, tv, fridge, side light, phone and a safe. The ranch slider... More 

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

Talofa Seionie, Thank you very much for your review. As you know we met/talked several times while you where here. I do apologies if you feel that you didn't get a polite service by the night receptionist. As mentioned to you while you were here we have rates for single and double occupancy. Should guests wish to change the amount... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • 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: $77 - $100 (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
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Apia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Apia
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“Rooms on bottom floor were quiet, close to pool, kitchen and dining area.”
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“Sleep in a fale!”
 of 5 bubbles LThaisen, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Large rooms available for multiple people. Outdoor fales available for more of a cultural experience.”
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“Everyone we met was happy with their room.”
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