After a brief stay at Treasure Garden Hotel, I found Tatiana's to be a welcome change. Great location and friendly staff.
I did feel 120 tala was a tad expensive for a pretty basic room (we get the same type rooms back home for less than an equivalent of 50 tala), but found Samoa to be very expensive overall.
Rooms are cleaned only on request. I didn't mind, just needed a comfortable bed and the room had a fridge which was pretty much all I needed. If properly upgraded and maintained, I think it most certainly would be the place to stay :)
On the issue raised in some of the earlier reviews about prostitution by young girls being encouraged or overlooked, I did in fact encounter a group of young girls one night standing on the steps leading to the rooms on the second floor which is where I stayed.
I know they weren't guests and they were clearly loitering. Whether they were there soliciting or merely visiting a guest is unknown to me. I find it hard to believe that IF this was indeed an issue, management would not be aware of it, since the reception area has a clear view of all that come and go, and a watchman is on duty during the evenings.
Overall opinion is it's good enough for a short stopover and I would probably stay there again because of its convenient location and friendly staff.
- Also Known As:
- Tatiana Motel - Fugalei Hotel
- Tatiana Motel - Fugalei Hotel Apia
- Tatiana Hotel Apia
- Tatiana Motel - Fugalei Samoa/Apia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located within the busy precincts of the Apia Central Business District with a quick access/walk to the Fruits & Handicrafts Markets, restaurants, supermarkets and into the heart of Apia. Ideally for those who like to be in town in the middle of all the hustle & bustle. You have the choice of other locations or any room type from budget/backpacker’s room to the midrange self-contained air-conditioned standard room and/or deluxe room at affordable unbeatable prices. ... more less
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