I've stayed at the Tanugamanono Tatiana's for extended periods of time on 2 separate occasions.
I actually stayed in the same private room in 2004 and 2008. The rooms are comfortable, have a private bath, refrigerator, television and are clean and serviced. The motel is situated an easy cab ride away from Apia's center and is in close proximity to the memorable Robert Louis Stevenson's house and yet away from the bustle/noise of Apia (which is easily accessed via plentiful cabs which go past the motel towards town on regular basis).
Fresh bread and tropical fruits grace the breakfast table every morning.
I agree with some of the positive reviews of this hotel and one of the other reviews on this site regarding the motel I find somewhat astounding and my experience of over 3 months' stay there was quite different. The management is most receptive to the guests' needs. As a matter of fact, the best part of my experience with Tatiana's was the family-run nature of this facility and the opportunity to get to know and interact with the kind, warm-hearted proprietors who'll enrich your experience in Samoa.
As for their other locations--I haven't stayed at the other two locations. Fugalei is very close to the market and close to the downtown and has budget and beautifully (and newly) constructed private rooms. Their newest mountain-top location (not a hotel per se but a luxury rental apartments) is absolutely beautiful and ideal for setting up a base for travel/work while in Apia. The apartments themselves are immaculate, well-appointed, the garden is beautifully landscaped and the view--to die for.
Enjoy Samoa and Tatiana's--both very special places.
- 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