We stayed at Jane's for 8 nights in July 2010. We had booked online and had been told we would have a beachfront fale but when we arrived we were put into a 'second-row' fale. We asked to move after the first night and the only beachfront fale was No.13 which was 'out of service' at the time but Penina (sp?) and her staff went out of their way to ensure our original request for a beachfront fale was fulfilled. They reinforced the roof with more thatched fronds and even cut down some palm fronds from a neighbouring tree that were banging against the roof. We spent 7 nights in our little cosy fale and hated to leave - although it was an older fale it had the best position on the beach and was more private than others!
I'm surprised what other reviewers have said about the cleanliness. We were amazed at how clean the toilets/showers were while we were there. There must have been people cleaning them out every couple of hours as they always seemed to be sand-free in a sand filled site!! We also thought the food at Jane's was reasonably good (certainly adequate) and our meals were always served hot. There is a set time to eat at Jane's (6:30pm when we were there) and if you don't show up until 7:00 or 7:30pm you can't expect the food to be as hot as it would have been if you had showed up on time! At 120ST per night inclusive for two people you can't expect gourmet but in 8 nights we had no repeat dinners and only 1 repeat breakfast and we always had enough to eat so we were happy with what we had!
The location at Manase is fantastic. We met lots of interesting people at Jane's and we would go back there again the next time we're in Savaii.
- Also Known As:
- Janes Beach Fales Hotel Savai`i
- Janes Beach Fales Samoa