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Dave Parker Eco Lodge

Parker Road | Tapatapao, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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Ranked #17 of 30 hotels in Apia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014
avmdijk Porirua, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Porirua, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Long Beach, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We saw this advertised on the local map and after driving for hours we decided to dive up the mountain and stay here. It was low season and we didn't have a phone so we though we'd give it a go anyway. There were signs stating reservations only along the road but we kept going as it was heavily raining... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We arrived late at night and got a long taxi ride most of the way, getting out when the car couldn't make it up the hill. I had told Dave when we were arriving and he came down the hill to meet us, despite it being 1 am. He was very helpful and the room we stayed in was perfect... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

This was the best value place we stayed during our 4 week holiday. I am surprised at the last review because we had fantastic food (best steak in our whole trip) and found the hosts to be extremely generous, friendly and helpful. They are very interesting people with experience, knowledge and insight into both Samoa and the west, and we... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I booked this place for three nights with high expectations but horrified by the deception behind it. Me my Wife and baby booked a room in town direct with Dave Parker himself to stay in the main bulding and paid for three nights. We Got cheated again by the Taxi (very commen) getting there and when arrived was told we... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
44 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

I made a booking (bookings necessary) but arrived early by car and there was a big chain preventing car access. So I walked up a long hill to the guest house. They did not want to check me in. So I went back into Apia - from Dave Parker's music shop I was given a lift back to the guesthouse... More

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Address: Parker Road | Tapatapao, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Location: Samoa > Upolu > Apia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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