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“Very tidy place, friendly atmosphere and a great variety of rooms”

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Samoan Outrigger Hotel
Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Apia
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Berga
1 review
“Very tidy place, friendly atmosphere and a great variety of rooms”
Reviewed December 21, 2009

The hotel has all the facilities you can expect and and a friendly service minded staff. The garden, the pool and spacious sitting room makes the place an excellent choice for families with kids and the quiet air-con rooms makes it suitable also for business people. It's a real good value for the money for a wide range of visitors.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 10, 2009

I spent 1 month at outrigger hotel while I spent time at TTM hospital as a med student. It was a great place for a budget travler, the rooms were really spacious and clean, nice brekfast with fruits and toast, awesome pool which was much appreciated in the heat. The staff were really friendly and Claus (the owner) was very accomodating with weekend travelling etc. I felt very at home in the lovely old wooden house and i would thorougly recomend it for anyone planning on staying for the long term in Apia. They love having med students here and its very handy to the hospital - just a 10 minute walk.

I would especially like to thank Malo for making my stay at outriggers so enjoyable, it was great having such a friendly member of the staff to talk to on the nights by myself!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 3, 2009

I have been at the Outrigger several times in the past years, so You might guess I liked it there. And You are right, absolutely.

I loved to get back to this hotel (and I WILL go there again!) because I really felt welcome and home (this is not an empty phrase for me). It's the friendly staff and the owner Claus, the beautiful garden setting, the great day starting breakfast, the really nice rooms and fales, the nice furniture and decoration, the stylish building, the pool and also the other guests! I had always a great time chatting with guests of all ages and backgrounds and made quite a few good friends there with whom I stayed in contact. And the whole (the people, the building, the location) really has a soul!
So You see: It is my type and style of accomodation, where I always look for. I've found it, and it is clearly my favourite in Apia (on Upolu)

Things I disliked? The chanting of the dogs at night, maybe. But every morning I found: there is no better place all around!

Want more info? Write me on Upolu99@yahoo.com

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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Tauranga
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Reviewed December 1, 2009

traveled with my sister and father, had an amazing time in samoa. found the outrigger hotel to suit us; lovely staff and clean tidy rooms and grounds. will definitely be coming back sometime in the future. highly recommended for travelers on a budget.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 1, 2009

The service was number 1. I arrived late at night with a stomach bug, and the staff made us comfortable and even gave me breakfast in bed the next morning. The beds where comfortable, and every room had its own electronic safe for great peace of mind, this I have never seen in any hotel or hostel before. The amenities where really nice with a great kitchen to cook your meals, and always kept clean and tidy. The pool was spacious and for once was deep and long enough for a good swim. Town was very close, but for 4 Tala (2 $NZ) you could take a taxi which arrived in 2 min as the taxi rank was approx. 50 meters away. I really enjoyed the breakfast which consisted of at-least 5 or 6 types of fruit followed by toast, sometimes pancakes and tea or coffee. The best was the service and pool, and the least was people that had travelled very little and pretended to be world wise, but would whine if they shared the palace with the Windsor's.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Nelson
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Reviewed November 30, 2009

I have stayed at the Outrigger many times as it offers great value for money, staff are great and the lopcation suits my work. I favour one of the rooms downstairs as the Aircon drowns out the noise of the dogs which can be a problem almost anywhere you stay in Samoa.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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Bris Vegas
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Reviewed November 30, 2009

Stayed here for 4 weeks from 20/09/09 - 15/10/9. Initially was in fales but after a few nights moved into the main house and into a room. If you can share the cost of a main room (without private facilities) with one or two others it can work out to be the same as/cheaper than a fale. Main rooms (upstairs without air con) are much brighter and nicer than the downstairs rooms. Pool is handy to lounge around beside during the afternoon and the hammock is quite nice too. Kitchen is great and has the basics so that you can prepare meals for yourself and save a bit of money (fridge isn't the best however and the freezer is a bit temperamental). Breakfast in the morning is basic but is included in the price and usually consists of bread/toast and fresh fruit. Staff are quite friendly., the owner Claus is happy to tell you about local sights etc. There is internet at the hotel which is handy but it is relatively expensive compared to town. Can either hand wash your own clothes or do a load of washing 10 tala for washing, 10 tala to dry. About a 15 min walk into apia, 5 min walk to hospital, 5 mins walk to Lyn's (supermarket).

I stayed here while doing my final year medical elective at Tupua Tamasesse Hospital and it had everything i needed as a student/budget traveller. I also chose Outrigger as there always seems to be a couple of UK/other med students around so it was great place to meet other travellers/med students. Would recommed it to others.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
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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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Outrigger Hotel Apia
Outrigger Apia
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