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“PERFECT FOR RELAXATION” 4 of 5 stars
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Aggie Grey's Lagoon, Beach Resort & Spa
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Mulifanua Ferry Terminal Pier | PO Box 67, Apia, Upolu, Samoa   |  
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Ranked #18 of 32 Hotels in Apia
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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“PERFECT FOR RELAXATION”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This was my second stay at Aggie Grey's. It's a beautiful resort with immaculate grounds and very well mannered, hard working staff.
The pool is excellent with three different depths and a swim-up bar! It's right next to a beautiful white sand lagoon so you are spoilt for choice when it comes to swimming.
The rooms are very basic and could do with a freshen up though. The painting was a bit tired and the amenities are budget. (Shampoo, soap, tea, coffee - all very cheap looking).
The TV is the old style with a big back to it. We took a hard drive hoping to plug it into the TV to watch some movies of our own choice, but there was no USB port!
The TV channels are very basic. So we ended up going to be quite early every night.
Wi-Fi is available to buy at 150 Tala per week. That's about $80 NZD.
The on-site day spa Manaia Spa is beautiful. Set in the lush trees, the treatment rooms are outside in your own private forest Fale.
The gym is well equipped but there was no air conditioning. SO HOT. But good to work off a sweat.
There isn't much to do aside from lie by the pool, eat and drink, so it was a wonderful, relaxing holiday.
The resort is next to the ferry terminal so a lot of people took day trips over to the main land Savaii where I heard the snorkelling was excellent.
We rented a car for a day and drove around Upolo and it only took an hour and a half to cross the island. We went to the To Sua Trench which is the most incredible thing I've ever seen in real life. The most beautiful swimming hole that looks just like it does in photos.
Then we went to the Sliding Rocks. We were the only ones there and it looked really dangerous. We had to come down about 100 metres of stairs to get to the rocks so we were nervous that if we hurt ourselves, it would be a long time to go and get help.
APIA town is about 40 minutes drive from the resort. It's a good place to stock up on snacks and souvenirs.
Back at the resort there are 5 restaurants on site, which sounds like a lot, but I wasn't too impressed with the food. Also, you get sick of seeing the same menus everyday. So the main disadvantage if you like food is that town is so far away so you really don't have much choice but to eat at the resort.
Kids eat free but their menu is very small and limited. They do have a Kids Club for them during the day though, which is good if you need a break.
Overall, it was good value for money, and the resort is beautiful. We had a great time.
The only thing they could improve on for me is the variety of food, a better stocked on site gift shop, and an upgrade of the rooms.
I will go back.

Room Tip: All the rooms are the same but there are six blocks of them. They are all beach front but gardens re...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Apia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This place is great for kids. Nice Kids Club, Ping Pong Table & Tennis courts are free to play on, Pool is clean and great for the whole family. Room service is great, Food is not too bad, huge breakfast included in the price. Overall a great place to stay with family.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

If your after pools, restaurants, room service, 5 star spa, all the water sports you can shake a stick at and air con then Aggie Grey's is for you.

We stayed one night in a Ocean Deluxe Room - Very comfortable and easy after 6 nights on Savaii. A nice way to relaxed after staying beach fales on the floor. I recommend getting out of the resort and seeing the rest Samoa has to offer and using the resorts facilities to unwind.

A great place for kids and families - although everything here is pricey compared to the rest of Samoa it is truly a 5 Star resort.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Just returned from Aggie Greys, stayed a week with my partner - overall we thoroughly enjoyed our break which was chilled out and relaxing. We had obviously read the mixed reviews on Tripadvisor, however I think that most of the negative feedback has been blown out of proportion. If your looking for a five star + resort then look elsewhere - I doubt such a place exists in Samoa!

Our experiences are as follows;

Pros - The Pool, clean & tidy room, well kept grounds, free water every day in room, beach front location, food was fairly good, friendly staff, great wifi signal in all areas, gym, close to airport, prompt transfers, free shuttle to Apia, happy hour cocktails (3 hours!).

Cons - The price for Internet was very expensive, I would also add that the food is expensive (however I can appreciate that many items are imported), films & tv signal is very poor in the room, woken up a couple of times by planes flying over during the night and UB40 playing non stop every day all day for a week drove us mad! We even offered the use of our iPod to get it changed but it was declined by the staff!

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms are best
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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47 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This resort is very close to the airport and by the sea. It is about 45 minutes from the centre to Apia and about 15 minutes to the ferry for Savai'i. It is nothing special and is a bit tired. The swimming pool is lovely. The resort is isolated so the restaurant has a captive market, again the food is nothing special.

Room Tip: Nice to have ground floor and walk through the gardens to the sea
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

After reading all of these reviews I rang my travel agent freaked out. Most resorts don't take kids so we didn't have much choice available and I decided to risk it. But I really enjoyed my stay at Aggie's. Things aren't perfect but that is part of Samoa's charm (I suppose the price leads to high expectations however the people are so poor I didn't mind giving a few dollars away to their economy). The pool is PERFECT. Cocktails were great! The rooms are fine but nothing flash. I did appreciate how sound proof they were though! The worst things about Aggie's are the food which is not disgusting, but not fine dining (need some good chefs on board), and the movie channels which are completely unreliable: you might be half way through a film and it will stop suddenly. Some days the advertised films just aren't on. This was a big deal for my children.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

An average resort at way above average prices. The dining and spa were a plus but everything else is quite disappointing. Their beach is murky and all the coral is dead so if you want to snorkel/dive, this isn't the place. You get much more for your money at smaller resorts particularly on Savaii which have much nicer beaches.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mulifanua Ferry Terminal Pier | PO Box 67, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Location: Samoa > Upolu > Apia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Apia
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Apia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aggie Grey's Lagoon, Beach Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 140
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