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“Lovely fale stay” 4 of 5 stars
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The Savaiian Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 7009, Salelologa, Savai'i, Samoa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Salelologa
Arnhem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Lovely fale stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed for one night, and joined one tour on each of the two days. The fale that we stayed in was clean and pleasant, and relatively luxurious in comparison to the normal (tourist-oriented) fale. There were one double bed and two single beds. As advertised, the shower (!) only had cold water, but that was OK in the tropics. The fale had walls, windows with fly screen, curtains, a lockable door, and ceiling fan (amongst other things).

The food was lovely, and the staff were friendly. The tours were fun, but pricey (pricey in relation to the fale, but cheap in relation to tours in 'Upolu). One tour covered the eastern half of the northern coast, and the other tour covered the eastern half of the southern coast.

They were not 100% responsive to internet communications (I wasn't sure whether it was them and/or the state of internet in Savai'i), but they were very pleasant to talk to over the phone, and they were apologetic for not having replied online. When I was booking the fale and the tours, their booking website worked for the accommodation, but not for the tours. On the ferry halfway to Savai'i, I discovered that I didn't have any written confirmation that I have booked the tours (which included the transfer from the ferry terminal), but I was relieved to see the tour guide standing there waiting for us with a big smile at the ferry terminal.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kamloops, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I stayed at the Savaiian Hotel for six weeks, during and International Practicum for nursing school i was attending in Kamloops BC, Canada. Eight Student, and one instructor stayed here.

The rooms were fantastic, and cleaned daily. The cleaning ladies always folded our towels into fun shapes (swans, fans). Comfortable beds (3 beds), a small fridge, fan, air conditioning (a must when we're used to cold air from Canada!). Small bathroom with a shower.

Food was great, with amazing breakfast with fresh fruit. Their lunch/dinner menu had both Samoan cuisine and western, which was great for our home sickness! Bar, with the Samoan beer on tap! Yummy!

A small pool, with a deck, great for tanning. Kayaks we could use to go out kayaking on the ocean! Fantastic view!

Service was absolutely amazing. Since we were there for so long, we got to the know the staff quiet well, and they were great in immersing us into their culture. The owners took us to see how lavalavas were made, how their art and mats were made, and took us on a tour of the island... which included a crater walk, a waterfall, and cave walking. AMAZING!

I have never had such an amazing say anywhere before. If anyone needs a place to stay while in Samoa, this is it!

Room Tip: There is no bad room, but if you're not used to the Samoan heat, get an A/C room!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The Savaiian Hotel was everything I needed for my stay on the island (3 nights August 2013). The staff were very welcoming when I arrived and throughout my time there. The room, restaurant and the grounds were always tidy and well kept. The swimming pool was great to hop into and refresh yourself whilst looking back across at Upolu. And the breakfast was really nice i loved the esi, fresh coconuts and the pancakes! Though I was the only one booked to stay at the hotel - staff were more than happy to accommodate my girlfriend as well, whenever she came around. She was Samoan too and got along fantastically with staff.

I would recommend the Savaiian Hotel to anyone looking for simple comfort and a great place to relax after a day enjoying what Savai'i has to offer.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Upon my second stay at the Savaiian this year, i couldn't have asked for better service.
Everything from clean facilities to the warmest and friendliest staff is only part of what they have to offer (no to mention the fantastic restaurant that is a must!). No doubt, will be happy to return hopefully in the near future.
The Savaiian makes it that much harder to leave :)

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The Savaiian hotel is located on the coast and what a wonderful location it is. We stayed there on the budget fale but that is what you need here on Savaii, a bed and shower. The premises itself is wonderful. Nice small swimming pool (enough to cool down) with a gorgeous view to the sea and Upolu. I must say the dinner we had was the best dinner we had during our stay on Samoa. Breakfast was simple but enough to have a good start of the day. Great place to do nothing for a day. Staff were fantastic and very helpful. Big thanks to Olivia, Vaitele, Turkey and Tofua (I hope I spelled the name right).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My wife and I were on business in Savaii and stayed here for 5 nights. I wanted a location near to town and close to a supermarket ....and the Savaiil Hotel ticked both boxes. The rooms are clean, well equipped and the beds comfortable. We also really enjoyed the pool and swan here every morning and evening.

The tropical breakfast includes tea / coffee, a selection of 3 fruits normally and bread or toast with jam. Quite adequate. For those wanting a hot breakfast, this is available for an extra charge. For the evening meals there is a good selection and you place orders in advance so that the meal is ready when you sit down to dinner.

Room Tip: The best rooms are the most expensive ones (the ocean view aircon ones) but all are set in quiet sur...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Stayed at Savaiian Hotel leading up to White Sunday 2013. Great place to stay, private and beautiful natural surroundings. All the staff made us feel welcome. Would definitely go back and stay for future trips. Affordable, small and peaceful.

Room Tip: Rooms by the waterfront are awesome. Sunrises in the morning and sunset in the evening
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Savaiian Hotel

Address: P.O. Box 7009, Salelologa, Savai'i, Samoa
Location: Samoa > Savai'i > Salelologa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Salelologa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Savaiian Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Savaiian hotel offers comfortable affordable accommodation in 6 self contained units with aircon/en suite bathroom/hotwater/fridge/tea coffee/patio/kitchen facilities available as well as 5 traditional styled fales for those on a tighter budget-all fully screened with ceiling fan and en suite. We provide haven to those wanting to get away from the busy city life and you will not forget your stay in the tranquil village of Lalomalva. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Savaiian Hotel Salelologa
Savaiian Motel Salelologa
The Savaiian Hotel Samoa/Salelologa

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