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Tanu Beach Fales

Tanu Beach, Savai'i, Samoa
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Tanu Beach Fales
Ranked #3 of 15 hotels in Savai'i
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

tanu's is awesome - haven't stayed here for years, but was awesome. could've been cheaper given it was off peak season (they charge $80WST pp per night), but does include breakfast & dinner which was good. the bar ran out of vailimas (not good), anyone running a resort should be fully stocked - they ran out every night. so may... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Tanu. Manase beach is beautiful. We stayed in "Lady Judy" fale which was right on the beach but also close to the dining fale, shop and toilets. This is a family run resort and we found good hospitality here, especially Nica and Java. They served traditional Samoan food and all the guests eat together... More

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Porirua, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is where I fell in love with Samoa. Lucky enough to have a fale right on the beach. It rained, didn't care, it was still warm. Slept with most of the sides and front up to savour the view every minute of the day and night. Woke up, as sun was rising, had a swim before breakfast - so... More

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Auckland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Firstly, I'd say beware of the negative reviews with people claiming that the staff at Tanu steal your belongings! Those are pretty strong accusations and my personal experience at Tanu would suggest that the family/staff wouldn't steal from you. Accusations of being "nearly raped" need to be referred to the police but have no place on TA. In an open... More

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Cairns Queensland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Do not stay at Tanu Beach Fales as the family and staff are nice to your face but steal anything from you. A few schools from New Zealand visited Tanu beach for a week in 2008 and the children aged 8 to 10 years were nearly raped by staff members. The schools said they will never return. But trust me,... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

If you enjoy the outdoors and are not too fussy about what you eat then Tanu Fales provides good value for money and the beach is just gorgeous. This family run property offers very simple accommodation (similar to camping but you don't have to bring your own tent as they provide a thatched roof fale with foam mattress and mosquito... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed at Tanu Beach Fales for 6 nights and it was fantastic! Yes, the fales are basic (kind of like camping but raised of the ground), however this is a fantastic experience and was incredibly comfortable. The showers were cleaned twice a day and the views from the fale were like no other. The water is clean and clear,... More

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Christchurch
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Tanu for three nights. This was our first time in Samoa and we had been warned to stay away from fale type accommodation because of the heat and the mosquitoes. We decided to give it a go anyway, knowing this would end up being the best or worst holiday experience yet. IT was the BEST! The ocean... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Great experience, ideally try for one night, as it can be noisy if there are large groups around (avoid times with school clases) , more backpackers type, not much luxury, though great experience of true basic fale living - food very average, coffee connaisseurs to avoid, beer ok, lovely beach, great location, no free kayaks nor snokerling gear, very nice... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Tanu Beach Fales isnt for everyone. If you dont mind sleeping on a mattress on a Fale floor with a slight breeze wisping through the woven blinds, then this is the place for you.Its camping Samoan style and it is a fabulous experience. My Husband and I have been here 4 times and will keep coming back. It is a... More

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Additional Information about Tanu Beach Fales

Address: Tanu Beach, Savai'i, Samoa
Location: Samoa > Savai'i
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Savai'i
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Savai'i
#4 Romantic Hotel in Savai'i
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
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