We planned to spend our last three nights in Samoa exploring the Apia area and chose Le Manumea on the basis of the swimming pool, proximity to Vailima and Mt Vaea Reserve, the special they had on offer that included breakfast and dinner at no extra cost and Trip Adviser reviews. We were very pleased with our choice.
We arrived at 9:30am without having intended to be that early but there was no problem letting us into a room which we appreciated greatly. The units are located in a charmingly landscaped tropical shrub garden providing maximum privacy. Our room was very spacious with tasteful interior design and décor. The lava rock ensuite opened to the blue sky above adding the perfect tropical appeal for both guests and geckos alike.
The fresh tuna served on the special dinner menu was so perfectly cooked that we could not resist it for each of our 3 nights stay and we enjoyed immensely the palusami, breadfruit and taro on the Sunday buffet. Luna, the owner, and her staff were very friendly and looked after us well.
Although on the main Cross Island Road the location was quiet and less than 10 minutes by taxi (10 tala) to the Apia city centre or the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve. Robert Louis Stevenson's Vailima Homestead – now a fascinating museum and historical photograph gallery – was a 10 minute walk, and immediately adjacent was the Vailima Botanical Garden and start of the climb to the Stevensons' grave on forested Mt Vaea all providing a worthwhile day's enjoyment.
We paid 280 tala per night for the room, tropical breakfast and dinner which we thought was great value for an establishment of this quality, and a fitting end to our Samoan adventures.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Manumea Hotel is located on the Cross Island Road, approximately 10 minutes from Samoa's capital, Apia. Nestled at the base of Mt Vaea, the resting place of the late Robert Louis Stevenson, the Hotel is only minutes walk away from the late-author's residence which is now a museum and grave-site.The Hotel's 12 Executive Suites command panoramic views of the Pacific horizon. Fully air conditioned with a ceiling fan, each suite has a secure indoor/outdoor bathroom with hot and cold water, a quaint little kitchenette with coffee and tea amenities with a little mini fridge and microwave. A 32" Flat Screen is provided, and laundry service is available. The Hotel restaurant serves a range of Europeen and Samoan dishes and the bar is fully stocked and ready to serve a range of beverages which can be enjoyed poolside. Also on site is an air conditioned Conference Suite, which can seat up to 40 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manumea Hotel Apia
- Le Manumea Hotel Samoa/Apia