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Samoan Outrigger Hotel
Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Apia
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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“Warm and relaxed :)”
Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

I really loved my stay at outrigger! The service was great, the girls were very helpful and friendly always keeping everything clean and tidy :) the hotel was very basic but had everything you need, I liked the relaxed feel about it. Breakfast was simple but refreshing and having the deck by the pool was perfect. The location is great as you get to know your way around easily and there are shops and restaraunts 5 minuutes away :) although the road can can get busy and traffic is noisy you get over it, the sun is right over the hotel from dusk till Dawn :) overall great place for basic accomodation, would stay there again! :)

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

I stayed at the Outrigger for 5 weeks during my medical elective at the local hospital. The hotel was truly a home away from home and the manager and staff did everything they could to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The owner Claus was particularly helpful! We stayed in the family room which was very spacious and comfortable. The communal kitchen was well equipped and very useful. I would definitely recommend the outrigger for medical students and anyone else looking for good quality budget accommodation.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

As a medical student, I stayed at the outrigger for longer than most. I highly recommend staying. It is close to the town centre (20min walk/3min cab), and it is particularly ideal for medical students as the hospital is a short 5min walk away.

It is very clean and the staff were always there 24/7 and were very friendly and helpful.

Breakfast was great. It was provided every morning by the pool and fresh tropical fruit was available daily. And there is access to a well equipped kitchen for those wishing to save some money and cook at home.

The pool is an added bonus, and the garden is beautiful and very well maintained.

Would certainly stay there again!!

Room Tip: I stayed in the rooms upstairs, they are very spacious and comfortable. The downstairs rooms, despit...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We stayed here a few times while traveling around Samoa....

Wonderful staff. So sweet and friendly.

Major bonus is the hire car fleet....they are very well maintained and a really good way to get around both Upolu and especially Savaii.

Really liked the location as it is just that little bit away from the main 'town' of Apia.

Lovely common areas and nice breakfast.

Room Tip: We actually like the upstairs ones better. The downstairs rooms were newer, but felt a bit isolated...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Im a medical student and I stayed here for 5 weeks on my elective. It was like a home away from home! Very clean, staff were wonderful, breakfast each day was a variety of fresh fruit, toast and alternating eggs, pancakes, coco rice etc, very good! I would recommend this place for both short or long trips to upolu! The pool is great, very clean, the kitchen is great for cooking, close to shops and some of the best places to eat samoa.

Good for families, couples, friends, med students or solo as I saw all of these stay during my time and they all seemed to really enjoyed themselves.

Room Tip: we had 5 staying in the large room, it was very spacious, had two fans and a bathroom (plus you can...
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Had a great time staying here while on placement in the local hospital. As a budget traveller one of the nicest places I have ever stayed. Was there longer than most travellers as was working locally and was pleased to be well looked after. Other than the need for a bit more ventilation in the comunal areas Claus the owner has assured me he'll look into these. Otherwise no complaints.

Room Tip: Was in fan rooms which were nicer than the AC rooms as they are more spacious and comfortable. Fale...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Our group of 14 stayed here for 5 nights in both the fales and a family room with ensuite (no air con). We loved the atmosphere here - very friendly and helpful staff, always ready to recommed places for dinner, help with taxis, booking reservations, etc. The pool area was great, my kids would've stayed in all day long if we let them!
Good location, not far from town and a taxi stand literally across the road - though the main road its on gets very noisy and busy in mornings and after work. The local roosters seem to be confused by daylight savings as they crow at all hours, but hey, thats Samoa for ya!
Loved it, will stay here again!

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms are good, but choose one with air con as it does stay hot all night long.
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Additional Information about Samoan Outrigger Hotel

Property: Samoan Outrigger Hotel
Address: Cross Island Road | Motootua, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Location: Samoa > Upolu > Apia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Apia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Samoan Outrigger Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Samoan Outrigger Hotel is located in Motootua only 15 min. walk from downtown Apia and only 5 minutes walk from the national hospital. The Samoan Outrigger Hotel offers budget accommodation "with a touch of style" Clean and affordable rooms with ensuite and without ensuite. We also have traditional Samoan garden fales overlooking the swimming pool. The Samoan Outrigger Hotel is surrounded by a lush tropical garden. All rooms with ensuite and AC renovated in February 2012. Come and enjoy a cold Vailima on our new pool deck.WI-FI available. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Outrigger Hotel Apia
Outrigger Apia
Apia Outrigger
Samoan Outrigger Hotel Samoa/Apia

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