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Main Wharf, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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Vaiala Beach Cottages
Ranked #16 of 18 Specialty lodging in Apia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a week and enjoyed the experience. Don't expect high quality - it's a similar experience to living in a beach cabin or bach (in NZ), i.e. "shabby chic". It is a short walk away from restaurants at the wharf area and is just across the road from a beach. The cyclone spoiled the... More

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Apia, Samoa
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
20 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 2 months while awaiting our permanent accommodation. It was very homely and comfortable. The layout of the cottage works well and even has a spare single bed if you want to have a guest join you. All the basic cooking utensils are available and anything you want, the owners will provide. The owners... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This place is really run down. The price is not that good. For the same price you can get a mid range hotel room. I am not sure why the description in Frommers, Jasons, Samoa Travel etc say that it is a good place to stay. I was actually surprised with how bad the condition really was. The cottages were... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

myself and friends were booked into the beach cottages but had to leave because of barking howling fighting yelping dogs all night long. After three nights of no sleep we were forced to find other accommodation (at much greater expense) whilst the people who run the cottages were lovely people and the cottages were acceptable the inability to get any... More

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Noosa, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

On arrival to the grotty reception area, no record of our booking could be found, despite the fact I had an e-mail confirmation with me. We were told that the manager, Nigel, who I had booked with, was away. After a phone call to the temporary manager, who was at work in town, we were shown to a cottage set... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

Don't stay here unles the place has burned to the ground and rebuilt under new management. I still want to vomit when I think of the stench in the bathroom. Something must have been rotting under the floor. When we first checked in I thought it was gas from the cook top, and the windows had all been shut up.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2010

I would recommend vaiala beach cottages for those who want self contained, close to town but not too close you don't catch any of the "business of Apia" which was a welcoming thought everytime we were coming or going from our accommodation. Stayed here with my partner in our own cottage and whilst i wasn't able to fully utilise the... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

We stayed here for the Teuila Festival and thoroughly enjoyed our time at Vaiala Beach Cottages. We picked this place because we were able to cook our own food and eat out when we feel like it. It is close to restaurants (12 minute walk) and to town. We visited Robert Louis Stevenson and took a walk to this tomb,... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

Our family stayed here for three nights, to explore Apia and surroundings. The cottages were perfect for us. It is a short and quite pleasant walk into the main Beach Road in Apia, and really close to the Palolo Deep marine reserve. The cottages have self-catering arrangements and we enjoyed cooking a simple meal using ingredients we purchased at the... More

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New Plymouth,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2009

NO accommodation in Apia is located on a swimmable beach but this is as close to it as you'll find. It's a 3 minute walk along a seaside park to Palolo Deep, the best, easily accessible snorkeling in all of Samoa (after the tsunami hit the better places on the southeast coast). I stayed here because it was an easy... More

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Address: Main Wharf, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Location: Samoa > Upolu > Apia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Vaiala Beach Cottages Samoa/Apia

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