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“Comfortable, great location.”
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Moanalisa Hotel
Ranked #4 of 19 Apia B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“Comfortable, great location.”
Reviewed March 20, 2011

I stayed here with my husband and baby boy. The place is in a great location if you are visitng to do business or need to be near the city. The staff are great. Lisa and Moana at the front desk were very helpful when we were trying to get chocolate in the middle of the night :) They were also very helpful when my baby needed to go to the hospital for dehydration, and my husband needed to go to the doctor for gastro (hehe). The doctor is located right next door and she was fantastic! The hotel itself is clean, great value, modern and comfortable, with all the neccessity's you need a great pool out the back and a nice restaraunt. The rooms were clean, modern and the bathroom was great!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2011

This hotel was 1 of many highlights of our trip, What i really love about this place is the evening we went there to check out the rooms well the the owner & her staff was soo soo friendly & very welcoming, They made us feel like we were family. The rooms were very modern, beautiful & very clean, aircon was fantastic, I cannot fault the rooms in anyway, i loved loved it. Moana & Lisa thank u very much for your awesome service, not only did u treat us like guest but u were like family. It's because of this hotel We would love to come back to Samoa. We would highly recommend this hotel to every 1 thats travelling to Samoa especially if u don't knw how to speak Samoan cos they speak & understands both language, English & Samoan. Staying here was worth every dollar. Love & missing ur all, Jah Bless. Luv Poese fam.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 25, 2010

As a frequent traveller to Samoa for work...Moanalisa Hotel has provide me with
all the comfort to sustain productivity for the days am in Samoa. The room am
provided with is a/c, has a very tidy bathroom with powerfull and roomy shower
cubicle. The management had also provided me with a large desk to accomodate my
laptop and printer with the added bonus of broadband internet for easy access to
my colleagues outside Samoa....and could easily fit another single bed within
the spacious room.
Moanalisa Hotel is on the main road from the airport to Apia and is 15 minute to
Town centre....situated near all amenities which tourists and travellers will
find most convenient for their many needs....i.e. Supermarkket with bakery,
Takeaway, Western Union plus walking distance to the nearby and soon to be
completed Vaitele Market.
The hotel has a large pool suited to all ages including a paddling pool for
youngsters and conveniently located between all the lower rooms and now famous
open restaurant / bar which is big enough to accomodate functions of up to 150
people. The Restaurant food is fantastic, staff very friendly the bar always
filled with many overseas import beers and while am staying there was able to
dine on request various traditional Samoan dishes...my favourite been sua i'a
with fa'alifu kalo or variety of supos filled with local organically grown
vegetables....and not forgetting chef BJs famous salad with his secret
dressing...a big congrats to Seigafo John Hunt and the BOSS(wife) Elizabeth
Hunt....have a beer cold ale ready for me Reg / Saili as will be there soon....
NOTE:
This hotel is new and work in Progress....front Entry to Hotel is a little
deceiving but when walk through pass the Reception area into an open area filled
with a variety of flora and fauna beautifully landscaped with swimming pool /
restaurant / bar nearby.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 11, 2010

We have been to samoa on several occasions now and this rates as the best stay. A beautiful hotel away from hustle & bustle of Apia but still close enough to pop in to the markets etc when you want. All the other amenities you would want are at your fingertips in Vaitele like supermarket, bank, medical centre etc.
The Hotel was totally kid friendly which helped us to unwind so thumbs up from me.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Moanalisa Hotel

Property: Moanalisa Hotel
Address: Main Road | Vaitele, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Location: Samoa > Upolu > Apia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Apia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Moanalisa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moanalisa Hotel is named after daughters of the owners Liz and John Hunt who first built the hotel in 2010. The hotel is located in Vaitele on the main road between Apia and the airport only a few minutes from Apia city. Liz and John manage the hotel along with their children - which makes it very much a family affair. They are ably supported by their other friendly and helpful staff members and boast having one of the best restaurants in town. Their goal is to make every guest feel like a member of the family. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated, extremely clean and well appointed with new LCD TV, bar fridge, telephone, and coffee/tea making facilities in room. There are many local amenities close by including transport to/from the city or airport, car rental, bank and a medical center right outside the front door. The newly built Vaitele Markets are also located right across the road from the hotel. All this combines to truly make Moanalisa Hotel your family and home in the heart of Polynesia. ... more   less 
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