Based on the online reviews, we booked a weekend stay at the Outrigger Samoa and we were very disappointed based on our expectations from the reviews--we had ensuites with A/C. They messed up our reservations and we were forced to pay for 2 separate rooms thus defeating the purpose of staying in one double room for two people with 2 twin beds to save money. The towels always smelled like sweat as if they had not been washed properly in detergent. The water pump apparently did not work one day and I was caught in the shower with soap and forced to rinse with near scalding water (usually they have no hot water). Most disappointing was the quality of the pool--it was murky and clearly it had not been cleaned on a regular maintenance schedule and did not have proper chlorination. This was important to us because we always stay at hotels that have pools when on vacation. If you don't care much about the little things, than this hotel will do. But for all the pump up in the reviews, its very misleading and as frequent weekend travelers to Apia, we would not stay here again. For just the same cost, we could have stayed at nicer local hotels with better quality rooms and equipped with A/C.
If you don't care about the heat and don't need an A/C, then its an ok place to stay--so long as you can request for clean sheets and towels.
- Also Known As:
- Outrigger Hotel Apia
- Outrigger Apia
- Apia Outrigger
- Samoan Outrigger Hotel Samoa/Apia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Samoan Outrigger Hotel is located in Motootua only 15 min. walk from downtown Apia and only 5 minutes walk from the national hospital. The Samoan Outrigger Hotel offers budget accommodation "with a touch of style" Clean and affordable rooms with ensuite and without ensuite. We also have traditional Samoan garden fales overlooking the swimming pool. The Samoan Outrigger Hotel is surrounded by a lush tropical garden. All rooms with ensuite and AC renovated in February 2012. Come and enjoy a cold Vailima on our new pool deck.WI-FI available. ... more less
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