We arrived in Apia on Sunday morning and were greeted with a smile from Karl, who is awesome and terrific with communication and quick email replies. They asked if we were hungry (we were starving) and then offered us a delicious Samoan lunch, which is apparently free on Sundays! We had fresh fruit, breadfruit, taro, fish and everything was fantastic. There is a really nice big kitchen that you can use if you want to cook your own food while you're there, and there is a mini-supermarket just next door that cooks bread at around 5pm and 8pm. You can smell the delicious bread at night. It smelled so good we had to venture over. There is also a delicious (although definitely "tourist priced") pizza restaurant down the road. The main town of Apia is a 5 tala taxi ride away.
Karl and Fata and all of the other hosts are so kind and always offer you anything you need. We arrived a little early (before check-in) and they prepared our room regardless. The room was fine, at first the A/C didn't work so Karl brought us a large fan which worked. The pool is clean and relaxing. Overall I had a wonderful time and even though I was only there for one night the staff becomes your friend and genuinely wants you to enjoy Samoa. Even after you leave, they still are there as a resource for advice and tips for the rest of your stay.
My friend left a bottle of alcohol in the trunk of the taxi that brought us from Lynn's to town. We received an email the next day telling us that they had it and we could pick it up whenever. Unfortunately we had already left the area and couldn't go back at that point, but we thought their honesty and communication was extremely admirable, especially since we left it in a random taxi (who must have returned the bottle back to Lynn's after he realized we left it).
- Also Known As:
- Lynn's Getaway Hotel Samoa/Apia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For the busy corporate, holiday-maker, and long term student. Lynn’s Getaway is the perfect retreat. Located 2 minutes from the National Hospital. Rooms for the long term student or enjoy luxury amenities such as spa, LCD TV, and WiFi. ... more less