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Dave Parker Eco Lodge

Parker Road | Tapatapao, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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Dave Parker Eco Lodge
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Ranked #16 of 31 Hotels in Apia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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114 reviews 114 reviews
31 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived late at night in Apia driving my rental car on unmarked unfamiliar roads; I got completely lost. I asked a Cab driver Named Jimmy to lead me to the hotel. I would have never found the Eco Lodge without his assistance! Thank you Jimmy! Upon arriving so late at the lodge, I was warmly welcomed by Dave Parker... More 

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PA
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

this hotel sits up on a mountain and has beautiful views. The grounds are lovely and very well landscaped. The drive to get to it is on a very rough terrain, I'm talking major potholes and rocks and then up a very steep driveway. You definitely would need a rental car if you don't want to feel confined to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This place is a bit out of the major city (Apia) yet a good distance to be able to visit and explore the city and other island attractions. The food and service were excellent, especially good value for money. It is surrounded by tropical forest which provides stunning views. Would 100% recommend a stay here, just remember to bring mosquito... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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36 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Beautiful view of Apia and the coastline. It is a little bit out of town but Dave also owns a store in the city and he provides a free shuttle in every morning and back out in the evening. After a day in the heat the temperature drop in the mountains is very welcoming. There is also a small pool... More 

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AKJL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I've been visiting Samoa for nearly twenty years and continue to enjoy new experiences with each visit. The UN conference for development in small island nations this week meant that many of my usual accommodation choices were unavailable. That problem turned into an advantage when it led me to Dave's property. This is a truly unique way to experience Samoa.... More 

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Porirua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The lodge is situated above a valley filled with tropical forest. A large tree some 50m away is the roost for more than 100 fruitbats, and they come within 10m to feed on ripe banana. Great spot to watch birds flying through the valley. Fabulous views down to Apia and the surrounding lowland. Dave, Malama and the rest of the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My wife and I stayed with Dave and Malema Parker between 3 April 2014 and 23 April 2014. We loved our stay and were looked after very well. Both spoke excellent English and the staff also had a good working knowledge. The advantage of staying at the EcoLodge is that at 1400' above sea level it is considerably more comfortable... More 

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Blue mountains NSW
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Would recommend you have a car if you stay here as it is a 15 minutes drive out of Apia and up some very steep hills. This was a lovely retreat high above Apia with spectacular views. Dave is an interesting character with a vibrant past. He shares his knowledge of Samoan history and culture if asked. Breakfast is included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

I celebrated my 50th birthday coctails @Dave Eco Lodge! With the most fascinating and breath taking views galore of Apia and the neibouring big island of Savaii in the distance on a clear day. With beautiful people, the best Sashimi, service WIth a SMILE!! Whatelse can one ask for? Waking up to the birds, bats, early crows with nature to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I felt so relaxed after a very hectic week. The guests were young and restless the youth church from Pago were staying at our family home while attending a church conference near town. After tending to their needs I had to leave to tend to my own. I did the right thing. Faafetai to Mrs. Parker and her helper and... More 

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