We arrived hot and thirsty having flown in from NZ. We settled immediately with a cold drinking coconut and all was well, if not better! Lovely little intimate hideaway, cool and shady dining area, loungers around a pool, very warm and friendly staff. The rooms are great - spacious and clean and cool with a gorgeous outdoor shower. We didnt eat in the restaurant, but breakfast was great and included. Luna was warm, friendly, couldn;t do more to help. I couldn't find my passport the day I left and Luna MADE me empty out my suitcase to look even though I knew for SURE it wasn;t in there, and of course it was...... We really enjoyed staying here for the two days we were attending to business in town, Taxi fare was about 7 tala to town, and I walked up the road to the Robert louis Stevenson Museum ( it was great, and worth waiting for the guided tour), then hiked up the hill behind the museum in the hot sun, nearly killing myself with heat exhaustion (slight exaggeration) but a neat view and a chance feel a bit smug as I descended to people who looked impressed! Spoiled a bit by the taxi driver later that day who told me he used to walk up there five times a week with his wife!!!!!
Anyway, you will find a warm welcome at Le Manumea - price is very reasonable and we would go back there without hesitation, in fact we are already planning our next Samoa trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Manumea Hotel is located on the Cross Island Road, approximately 10 minutes from Samoa's capital, Apia. Nestled at the base of Mt Vaea, the resting place of the late Robert Louis Stevenson, the Hotel is only minutes walk away from the late-author's residence which is now a museum and grave-site.The Hotel's 12 Executive Suites command panoramic views of the Pacific horizon. Fully air conditioned with a ceiling fan, each suite has a secure indoor/outdoor bathroom with hot and cold water, a quaint little kitchenette with coffee and tea amenities with a little mini fridge and microwave. A 22" TV is provided, and laundry service is available. The Hotel restaurant serves a range of Europeen and Samoan dishes and the bar is fully stocked and ready to serve a range of beverages which can be enjoyed poolside. Also on site is an air conditioned Conference Suite, which can seat up to 40 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manumea Hotel Apia
- Le Manumea Hotel Samoa/Apia