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Samoan Outrigger Hotel
Ranked #4 of 29 Hotels in Apia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 3, 2009

The staff at the outrigger provided us with outstanding service and were like family to us both before and after the terriable events of September 29th 09. We returned from Savaii with nowhere to stay they arranged a fale for us and helped with phone calls to arrange flights and transfers back home. I am already organising a return trip to Samoa in two years time and the Outrigger will be my first place to stay when I return. Thank you to everyone at out rigger for your lovely hospitality and beautiful clean affordable accommodation.
Jan and Katie Rowland

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 21, 2009

The Outrigger hotel has been a high point on our trip in Samoa. They have made us feel welcome and looked after us whenever we needed help.

The rooms are a decent size and comfortable with an extremely nice social area within the grounds for you and your friends to relax and enjoy the sun or take a dip in the nicely sized pool. They can be a bit noisy from the road traffic and local wildlife but this is to be expected from any hotel in the area and the quality you have here is by far the best from what I have seen.

if your a medical student then it is a great place to stay, 5 minutes walk from the hospital, close to other hostels, 10% discount for extended stays and the facilities to share some great times with students from around the world.

The best thing about this place was that it felt like a home away from home by the end of our stay and we will really miss the staffa and the friends that we made here.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2009

Outrigger is a well maintained and beautiful building that is a great spot to stop for a few days if your looking for a bit of comfort without blowing the budget in Apia. The kids were happy in the basic but good pool and the pool table and internet (good speed for Samoa) were appreciated too. Staff were friendly and helpful. Garden fales are well kept but noise can be an issue if people in the common area get too raucous. Being on the central road mean road noise will probably wake you up early.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2009

The outrigger was very clean in a lovely old colonial building, the rooms looked big and comfy, we stayed in the garden fale.How wonderful to stay in a hotel where you can sleep in the garden.The pool was clean and refreshing, but the fruit was the best i have ever eaten and we live in a subtropical climate so have access to a great variety. The breakfast was wonderful [real coffee] the freshest fruit that tasted like it was home grown and just picked,and toast you cook yourself so nice and hot and yummy butter.You are pretty close to town, but you feel you are in a little tropical paradise. We had a great taxi driver called Martini who was very helpful and nice. The staff were helpful and friendly, and there was a guy making coconut milk in the Samoan way so was educated as well. A Must see in Apia is Plantation house the best shopping experience.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2009

We stayed at the Samoan Outrigger Hotel for 3 nights and I must say that we really had a wonderful time staying there. The staffs were friendly, caring and really helpful. We have two kids (age 4 & 8) and they loved playing in the tropical garden and cool off in the swimming pool.
They also have a fast internet connection, nice kitchen/laundry facilities and even an on-site car rental. A night there includes a lovely breakfast of fresh tropical fruits, toast with jam and coffee/tea.
The owners are very friendly, and are always willing to offer you advice. If you are a small family travelling, looking for a clean budget place, we will without doubt warmly recommend you to spend a day or two or even more at the Samoan Outrigger Hotel.
We stayed at the Outrigger Hotel for 3 nights in a large family room. The room was clean, well-kept and have a nice bathroom and toilet.
We used it as a base during our stayed in Samoa. The location is convenient, close to a supermarket and in a short walking distance to town.
If you're looking for a peaceful & quiet place to stay, the Samoan Outrigger Hotel is the best place to stay.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 19, 2009

We enjoyed the staff friendliness and helpfulness. The pool was the cleanest we saw in Samoa.
We chose room without air conditioning, but with fan and good ventilation through large windows. And with shower and toilet in the corridor, always clean and nice.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 14, 2009

I have had the pleasure to travel intensively in all fourteen South Pacific Island countries - for both holidays and business - since 1996, and therefore also had the opportunity to stay in numerous hotels, guest houses and beach huts. While the service, quality and price inevitably vary significantly across the region, the Samoan Outrigger Hotel consistently maintain high standards and unquestionably provides the best value for money in the South Pacific. While the Samoan Outrigger Hotel may not be a fancy high-end establishment, it ticks off all the right boxes when it comes to providing a diverse range of travelers with exactly what they need. The service is exceptionally friendly and competent, and the hard-working owner and manager Claus Hermansen often goes out of his way to make sure that all needs and requests of his guests are fully met - however unusual they may be. Unlike most other hotels in the Pacific, the Samoan Outrigger Hotel has that rare ability of bringing the guests together and facilitate/encourage exchange of traveler's tales and advice; be it at the wholesome breakfast, around the swimming pool, during a game of billiard or over a cold Vailima beer once the sun has set. The Samoan Outrigger Hotel attracts an interesting, multi-cultural and global crowd: from backpackers to oversea Samoans visiting family, and from UN consultants to journalists and photographers. To top off the list of positives, the Samoan Outrigger Hotel is also impeccably clean and 100% safe, something one cannot always take for granted in other Samoan accommodation. Claus Hermansen also manages the best car rental business in Samoa, and will be happy to fit you out with wheels and insider tips if you plan to tour the spectacular beaches and mountains outside Apia. It is not often that I feel the need to share my travel experiences, but given the uniqueness of the Samoan Outrigger Hotel, I think it is only fair that this establishment is recognized for what it is: The Best Budget Hotel in the South Pacific.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled solo
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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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