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Samoan Outrigger Hotel
Ranked #4 of 29 Hotels in Apia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 3, 2014

Clean, tasteful and ideal value for money hotel. Very friendly staff. Very interesting colonial architecture which gives an early 19th century feeling. Run by a danish which has settled on the island so you can expect scandinavian organisation. Definitely recommended for those who plan for a quick stay in the bustling city of Apia. There are some better hotels out there but far more expensive.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dear Harris,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you back in Samoa again soon.

Faafetai lava,

Regards

Staff and Management
The Samoan Outrigger Hotel

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Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a great hotel, particularly if you have a car, as it is a bit of a walk down the hill to the centre of Apia. (They hire cars out here as well). The pool is large, deep, cool and clean with lovely chairs and lounges. The gardens are well maintained. I stayed in 3 different rooms during my various times at the Outrigger. The room at the back nearest the fales was great, as it had a cross breeze with windows on two right angle walls. It was also away from the road with the taxi stand. It can be very noisy on the taxi side, and there is less breeze. You can do you washing, and there is plenty of room to dry your clothes. The staff are so lovely, helpful and friendly. It is also quite nice to know they are around 24hours a day, including a security fellow at night. Breakfast was lovely - thin crepes, fruit, toast, eggs, tea and coffee. Thanks for this.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the road with the taxi stand. Try room 3 or the large family room. At night...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

We stayed in a private room with shared bathrooms which were all very clean and quite nice. Its a lovely and quiet double storey house turned hotel with a pool and grass area behind. The free breakfast every morning was always delicious and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Its a great place to stay to explore Apia and the surrounding area.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

I stayed here for 3 weeks while doing a medical elective at the hospital in Apia. Not only was the Outrigger was conveniently located (6 min walk from hospital), but the hospitality and service here was exceptional. Breakfast every morning was healthy and filling, the rooms are airy and clean, and the entire place is decorated in calming hues of blue. The pool is fantastic for a dip during hot, sunny days, and the staff is friendly and knowledgable. Claus, one of the owners, was even kind enough to take us on a barbecue at a beach on the south side of the island one day. Good value - they offer a discount for medical students. I would highly recommend!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We stayed at the Outrigger for an extended period of time and enjoyed it immensely. Klaus was very accommodating during our booking and stay and even took us on a beach BBQ on the south side of the island. The staff is pleasant and knowledgeable and they make a mean crepe pancake. The rooms are spacious and airy, and the bathrooms are newly remodeled with excellent water pressure and hot water (though a cool shower feels much better in Samoa). The pool is big and clean and provides a welcome relief from the heat.

Room Tip: Room one is the breeziest
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Stayed here for almost a month in Jan-Feb and the staff made us feel so welcome and comfortable that it felt like home and was very sad leaving at the end. Everything is clean, there is a great garden and pool, perfect for cooling down from the heat and humidity! Breakfast of fresh fruits, toast, pancakes and eggs is a great start to the day too!

Can't recommend Outriggers enough, a really special place!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Westsideisthebest
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed for a week and had an amazing time in Samoa. The staff were available 24 hours a day, very hospitable and friendly! It was lovely to have a chat with them any time of the day as they were very helpful. Our room was clean and comfortable and nice and cool at night. The staff helped us out a lot with planning our trips, telling us about the local history and how to get around the island.Every morning we got up to a beautiful breakfast of fresh fruit and pancakes, it was definitely worth getting up early for!! The pool was nice to cool off in and we enjoyed the hammock outside on the warmer nights. Would definitely stay here again, great value for money!!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about 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: $55 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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