My boyfriend and I spent 9 days in Samoa in July, and stayed 5or 6 nights at Tatiana motel. I have to say that we didn't plan anything before flying, just booked a few nights before leaving and that was all. I was also a bit dubious when I read about how it was a headquarter for medical students but it was absolutely fine. They were all friendly and gave us some advice on where to go, and not loud as I expected.
We had a large double room for ourselves, comfy queen size bed, A/C, fan, tv, fridge and a large bathroom. All of it very clean. Plus the price is very competitive compared to other hotels.
It's not a resort-type of hotel but they have got the most important thing: the loveliest people ever! The manager Athene and her family were fantastic. Athene arranged pretty much everything for us, from hiring a car, arranging accomodation (at a great price) on Savaii Island, advice on where to eat.... And she did this with a big smile on her face (and her new-born son in her arms!). You really feel welcome and part of the family. Having breakfast with everyone in the common area is a great way to get to know people (Athene, her family and the other guests), ask about what to do/see, or just chat!
So if you're wondering where to stay , definitely opt for Tatiana motel Tanugamanono branch. You'll love the place, the people and you will want to stay longer!
Thank you again Athene!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the outskirts of Apia City within a 3 minutes walking distance to TTM Samoa National Hospital; Oceania University of Medicine and is also close to the National University of Samoa; Ministry of Education, RLS Museum and SPREP. Most popular location for families, medical students, conference/meeting participants, church, sports and school groups & those who like to be near town, not 'in' town in a peaceful, quality & relaxing environment at affordable unbeatable prices. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tatiana Hotel Apia
- Tatiana Hotel Tanugamanono
- Tatiana Motel -Tanugamanono Samoa/Apia