I agree with all the other reviewers; Come here to be treated like family in an old colonial house and have Samoa's equivalent of Jamie Oliver cook for you! We stayed for one night in Aggie Grey's in the city before heading to Savai'i. When we returned to Apia we stayed for three nights at Lynn's and we would choose them over Aggie Grey's any day!!
It reminded me of a a 1930s hotel where some guests were longstayers such as foreign doctors, professionals and civil servants whilst others were there as tourists to take in the culture. You all sit and have meals together and dinner time is sociable and relaxing.
Paulo, their chef, is one of Apia's best kept secrets. He cooks good, honest home cooked food with great care. If you want to sample proper Samoan food (and not the tired buffets pushed out in bigger hotels) then come here. Though if your palate is less adventurous, he can cook anything you fancy. He always serves everything with a lovely selection of healthy salads and vegetables too.
Lynn's is perfectly positioned close to Robert Louis Stevenson's home and a few of Apia's really good restaurants too. The area is cooler and cleaner than the rest of Apia as well and we could easily walk to the city centre.
My partner is Samoan and therefore a harsh critic but he gave the place the biggest compliment a Samoan can. He said, " I'll recommend my family stay here when they come over again!!"
Thank you to Lynn and her family and Staff for making us so welcome!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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