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“Home away from Home”
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Le Alaimoana Hotel
Ranked #10 of 29 Hotels in Apia
Reviewed November 14, 2012

I have travelled frequently to Samoa over the past three months and stayed at Alaimoana for all of the 3 months because of both the hospitality and excellent service provided by management, staff and even those families connected to the hotel. It was a home away from home; I was treated as a high chief from a distant land and was treated as such. The owner was always ever present to cheer you up with the days happening, the staff always patiently providing you with the traditional warmth of a Samoan smile and I will never forget my experience at Alaimoana, and if given the opportunity to return will always remember it as a home away from home.
Cycling is a must and do when staying at Alaimoana, as Fred is always there to show you the sights and sounds on the back of a cycle. Kia manuia.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Having traveled to Apia frequently for work over the past 8 years or so, I've stayed in many hotels there with varying experiences. I stayed at Alaimoana the first time shortly after it was constructed, and since then have never stayed anywhere else in Apia. It's a small establishment run by a local family with a commitment to providing a great experience for their guests. The rooms are spacious, clean, and well-equipped and the staff is always gracious and helpful. The location is ultra-convenient - close to town without being in the middle of the action - and the food at the small café is outstanding! It's the kind of place you almost hesitate to review because you don't want it getting TOO popular! Mahalo to Mara and everybody for a consistently great experience.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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9  Thank wahineokawaa
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

For our final night in Samoa after a few hit and miss properties I opted to go with what I knew and return to Le alaimoana. Rates are some of the best you will find for this quality of room! Rooms are clean, equipped with old clean beds and facilities even microwaves which is handy with kids. Bathrooms clean and fan/air con facilities were awesome. Free breakfast was great even though we opted for a big cooked one due to the long day we had ahead of us. Staff were wonderful. Even remembered us from our previous stay a year and a half ago! Great choice for business travelers as its close to town, free parking, good wireless facilities and great prices. Only slight downer is the Mosquitos are much worse here than some hotels so may need some sort of outdoor deterrent system due to the lush surroundings they seem to attract the Mosquitos further more.

Room Tip: All rooms are in a good location, grab a family room if you require space or rooms upstairs if you w...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Paulune N
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Taineblue, Owner at Le Alaimoana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2012

Talofa Paulune N,
Thanks for taking the time to write some feedback on us. Its always great to hear from happy guests. We hope your trip back home was comfortable, and that you are back to your normal routines - relieved and relaxed after Samoa.

Thanks for the feedback about the mosquitoes, we will try to do more about it. We do spray bi monthly to get rid of larvae on any water about and in foliage by day, plus havingmosquitoe coils and aeroguard spray available in the dining and poolside areas. I wished there was a sure fix to get rid of the critters off our property!

I hope you return to Samoa again in the not too distant future and stay with us!

Alofa,
Mara

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Reviewed August 30, 2012

I only stayed 2 nights, but found this a great place to base ourselves as we explored the island.
The beds are very comfortable, the gardens are beautiful, we enjoyed our meals and most of all, the people were very friendly and helpful.
One of our party left something in the room and it was no problem to deliver this to her a few days later at the airport- service above and beyond!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Rooms were nice with really comfy beds. Shaded outdoors & pool was great on a hot afternoon. However, the bar & staff didnt seem to mind having extremely drunk people making heaps of noise all night until well after midnight - just a few metres away from our room (we were on the ground floor). Not sure why its reccommended as a business hotel, considering that goes on on a weeknight. But if it wasnt for that, it would have been a very pleasant place to stay.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
3  Thank harlsshiz
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Taineblue, Owner at Le Alaimoana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2012

Talofa harlsshiz,
We are not happy when our guests are not happy and I wished you had let me know when you were with us, and we could have fixed things then and there.
Yes sometimes we have other guests who may make more noise than appreciated, and its always a fine balance managing the needs of all. But we take your point about noise from the Bar particularly after 10pm and we have put in policies to reduce the noise disrupting other guests by not selling alcohol after 9.30pm particularly on weekdays.

I hope other positive aspects of your stay were appreciated, and that you would consider staying with us again in the future.

Faafetai

Mara

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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Le Alaimoana has a homely atmosphere and very friendly staff. Tucked away from the bustle of Apia's CBD in Matautu Uta, it's a quiet place to relax and not too far from the thick of things. The rooms are spartan, have an aircon and a TV set and fridge. The restaurant serves breakfasts and has a modest menu for meals. Has good internet so is a great place to catch up on emails after work as you make friends in the garden restaurant over a few bottles of local Samoan brew Vailima...

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

absolutely fantastic place to stay. i was feeling as iam at back home.(home away from home). Very supportive and FRIENDLY STAFFS. it was my business trip and i find its was a right place for me. after my hard days at work i find very relax go back to hotel. Clean, quite environment,nice beer bar near the pool..very good landscaping has been done. breakfast was more than enough. just on the gate you can catch bus to town. sure i will be coming back to stay at Le Alaimoana hotel next time.

Room Tip: No noise. truly relax. easy excess to town. clean environment,tropical garden.And FRIENDLY STAFFS.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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3  Thank atish n
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Taineblue, Owner at Le Alaimoana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2012

Talofa Atish n,
I hope you had successful business trip to Samoa, which could mean you will be back soon? We always look forward to seeing our wonderful guests back at Le Alaimoana.

Alofa from the team at Le Alaimoana!
Mara

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Additional Information about Le Alaimoana Hotel

Address: Main East Coast Rd, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Location: Samoa > Upolu > Apia
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 29 Hotels in Apia
Price Range: $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Le Alaimoana Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean spacious and convenient to town and just around the corner to beaches and the CBD of Apia. Exotic garden with beautiful flowers to greet you each day. Our staff are friendly, helpful and responsive to any requirements.Our rooms are immaculate with a choice of standard, or with kitchen and dining area for guests who wish to cook their own meals. Tours are available by request for minimal of 4 guests at a time. Wireless Internet available on a prepaid time basis. Printing and business services available at all times with front office. ... more   less 
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