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Stevenson's at Manase
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Manase
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We didn't have high expectations after reading previous reviews, but we were very pleasantly surprised, we stayed in the Jasmine Suite which was very comfortable and well equipped with Air con, stunning bathroom, Fridge, superb views over looking the beach and about a 10m walk to the beach! The resort was quiet and best part was the very accommodating and helpful staff. Megan and Derek were fantastic and really made an effort right from the start, nothing was too much trouble. They are on a mission to make their already excellent resort even better. Looking to put in a swimming pool and always encouraging staff to improve service. Its important to note this is not a 5 star resort, if you want this you need to go to Aggie Greys where you will be one of 200 people and prices will be double, music will be blaring out like it was when we spent the final day there. Samoa is still a new destination as far as tourism goes, for us it was the perfect, peaceful relaxed break away. Snorkeling was great too, pristine waters saw turtles within a minute of getting in the water, right in front of the villas!

Room Tip: Suites are the best
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed at Stevensons at Manase for six days - it was Paradise in the Pacific.
The accommodation we had was a lovely beachside villa - admittedly these villas are in need of an upgrade - but were roomy, had a wonderful "verandah" within an arms length of steps down to the white sand beach. An outside shower worked well for us - remember you are in Samoa! We would have loved to have had a "clothes line" out the back to dry towels and clothing.
The beach was truly beautiful - pristine sand, clean water and snorkelling to your hearts content. Even on a busy day you would have been lucky to count 20 people on the beach. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the meals were excellent and although facilities were limited our needs were largely catered for. It would have been great to have had access to paddle boards, and perhaps the use of the kayaks could have been free of charge!

Room Tip: Beachside villas were basic and upgrading is imperative and on the resort's agenda for this year...
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Libby H
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you have come to Samoa to experience the incredible geography and natural wonders , this is a wonderful place to stay. the beach is perfect and you can swim at low tide. We are staying in a beach villa which is spacious and has great decorative touches. I like the outdoor showers and the fact we are a few steps from the sea.The food in the restaurant is very enjoyable and the fruit, toast and pancakes for breakfast is great. The beach bar is a lovely spot to enjoy a beer or cocktail, the restaurant is an impressive room and the staff are very pleasant. A staff member Megan has been most helpful with maps and tips for exploring the island ( oh the waterfall swimming at Afu A Au Falls must be the most beautiful swimming place in the world) and car rental was easily organised. Wonderful tropical fish, turtles and incredible blue water are standard. Great gusts of rain turn to blue skies in 15 minutes. Minor hiccups in communication never matter in the end . We spent a week in another resort on Upolu but I like it much better here. I would love to return.

Room Tip: Beach villas are great. Outdoor cold shower is lovely . Not really fancy but spacious and good. Quie...
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

The 4 nights we had in a Euro Fale were magic!! We stayed in the last fale (Valima) which gave us a real sense of privacy. The experience of living like a 'Samoan' was fantastic and the kids loved sleeping in the open just a short step onto the golden sand. Even the cold showers didn't bother us but do remember your insect repellant the mozzies are everywhere!!
The staff were welcoming and the food impeccable, the kids especially loved the pancakes.
The Fia Fia night was fantastic - it was great to see the umu being prepared and the dancing was beautiful.
We loved our four days here - the sunsets were gorgeous and the sea was crystal clear and warm. Although after 4 days we were hanging out for a warm shower!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have just spent 4 days at Stevenson's Beach Resort , Euro Fale on the beach front was comfortable and clean. swimming on the best beach in Manase , the crystal clear water which was 29 degrees C , and the evenings watching the sun set from the beach bar - stunning . The meals were great , we will be back. Big thankyou to the staff at Stevensons

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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Thank adventuresouthland
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

I spent 6 days in the Euro Fales in June 2014. This suited the swimming, relaxing, book reading holiday I was looking for. There was a hiccup with the sewage on the first day and I was transferred to a new Fale (and the problem being fixed). The water in the shower was hot.
This style of Fale is like Glamping and having your own toilet and shower was a real bonus.
The servicing of the the Fale and cleanliness could be improved. I needed to ask for the rubbish bin to be emptied on the third day. The mats in the ensuite were dirty on arrival.
The staff are still in going training and were pleasant and helpful.
The food was very good and the bread and toast for breakfast was scrummy. Apparently they do not use preservatives. The Umu on Wednesday night is well worth attending and the show afterwards entertaining.
Occasionally they ran out of things such as coffee, wifi data cards and the like! I am sure Derek the new manager will improve this level of service. While I was there they installed more spots to access wifi.
The beach bar could use a bit more atmosphere with Samoan music and encouragement to be there to meet up with other guests. Perhaps a happy hour would be worth thinking about.
All in all an enjoyable stay and the highlight was the beach and the ability to swim at any time of the day no matter what the tide was doing.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is the place for a real holiday. I keep coming back for the locals, position, friendly service and fair prices. Various 'types' of accommodation available: my favourite is a unit on the beach front - literally 10 steps from door to water. Safe, clean, and unbelievably friendly.

Room Tip: Possibly negotiate a package (accommodation, meals).
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: North Coast Road, Manase Beach Area, Manase, Savai'i, Samoa
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Location: Samoa > Savai'i > Manase
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Manase
Price Range: $93 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Stevenson's at Manase 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located on the white sandy beaches of Manase, on the Island of Savaii. Our Villas, Suites and Euro Fales are just steps to the ocean’s edge and our restaurant, bar and function fale are situated within the tropical garden on the inland side of our property. With so many options, you're sure to find something that meets your needs and budget. Traditional materials are used throughout the resort to create a rustic appeal in our Villas, Euro Fales and the Restaurant. Stevenson’s Luxury Suites have modern samoan decor, using bright colours fused with old-world Samoan carvings, tapa designs and exquisite lava rock. Stevensons is the ideal spot for honeymooners and those seeking peace and quiet – swim or snorkel in the cool, clear blue water or simply relax on the beautiful white sandy beach and listen to the gently lapping waves. Simply paradise! ... more   less 
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