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4.3 out of 5

"Staff & service were fantastic and loved the breakfast. Rooms well kept and any requests were dealt with immediately. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 30 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

The Samoan Outrigger Hotel puts you in the center of Apia, 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Apia Park and 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Robert Louis Stevenson Museum. Highlights at this Colonial hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

WiFi, TVs, and safes are featured in all 15 individually decorated rooms.

This smoke-free hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, a terrace, and a garden. Additionally, you'll find WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Apia hotel include National Parliament and Baha'i House of Worship.

Shared Garden Fale with Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$29* Per night/room 26 May - 27 May

Traditional Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Traditional Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Traditional Room, Shared Bathroom (Triple)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Samoan Outrigger Hotel ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Samoan Outrigger Hotel

Everyone (12) Couples (10) Students (1) Family (4)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
Staff & service were fantastic and loved the breakfast. Rooms well kept and any requests were dealt with immediately.

Posted by on 30 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
Great pool area and breakfast. Nice simple but clean room. Having a TV was good.

Posted by on 20 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5

The friendliest hotel I've stayed in

Pros: The friendly staff. Being able to hire a car from the front desk. The pool and outdoor sitting area. The breakfast. The shop across the road.
Cons: Newer, thicker mattresses in the fales.
The Samoan Outrigger Hotel was a treasure. I'm so glad we chose to stay here. We spent a few nights in the fales for the experience, then moved into rooms for the rest of our stay. The breakfast was a lovely way to start the day and the pool was a cool refresher at the end of the day. It was lovely to sit outside in the cool of the evening and chat with other guests.

Posted by , from Australia on 22 Jul. 2017

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4 out of 5

Great Budget Hotel

Pros: Friendly
Cons: TV reception in room was not good. A new outdoor roof aerial with splitters to each room is required.
Location: Very close to Apia town centre. 10 min walk down the hill & 5 tala cab ride back. Shops accross & up the road. Close to pizza joint also ๐Ÿ•
Nice friendly place. Good breakfast, close to town. This is a great cheap small hotel that has a family feel to it. The pool was very nice after a day out in Samoa. You can't help but meet fellow travellers at breakfast each morning which was neat.

Posted by , from Auckland on 9 Jun. 2017

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3 out of 5

Needs some TLC

Pros: Staff, breakfast, pool, garden setting.
Cons: Room cleanliness
Location: Good location just 5 minutes from central Apia
Hotel staff very pleasant but room needs some TLC. Room felt dirty, Linen seemingly not clean on arrival. TV not working properly. I think the standards here have slipped compared to the reviews that I based my booking on.

Posted by on 9 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

Great hotel for low budget travellers.

Pros: I like all the staff, always happy and smiling.
Cons: Communal shower curtain kept falling off as the curtain rod is not fixed to the wall.
Location: 10 mins walk to the museum of Samoa, tropical crush drink place, massage and various food shops. 30 mins walk to the Robert Louis Stevenson museum.
Excellent staff always available to help with anything. Location is within good walking distance to the city central. Love to stay at the fale outside with lots of fresh air. It is a little scary when lightning and thunder comes. The dry coconut leave cladding gives out a damp smell when it rains, may be its time to change the cladding. Mattress is too soft for my back and fitted sheet would help with tidying the bed in the morning. Plenty to eat for breakfast including their Samoan paw paw soup and cocoa rice. Great swimming pool, tidy communal kitchen, laundry, shower and toilets. Overall a very good experience for me.

Posted by on 23 Dec. 2015

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5 out of 5

Great place to stay in the city

The Outrigger has thought of everything for travellers. The reception area is beautiful, the rooms are colourful and clean, the kitchen is very useful. I highly recommend it.

Posted by , from Geelong Australia on 2 Oct. 2015

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4 out of 5

A budget hotel with beautiful fales good for value

Pros: I love the friendly staff, the garden fale, hammock and their yummy breakfast!.
Cons: The description of fale being shared should be stated more clearly on the website during online bookings to ensure people are aware they are shared.
Location: 25mins walk to town. Scalini Close to 2 convenient stores Robert Louis Stevenson further up road Sliding rocks further up road.
I stayed at the shared fale for 3 nights during my time in Samoa, which was a good experience if you want to experience how it's like to stay in a traditional Samoan hut. The staff was very friendly and helpful, they would go an extra step to help you out with your needs. The fale itself was better than I would expect for a budget hotel, the level of comfort wasn't great, but was good enough for a student to comfortably fall asleep at night. Since the hotel is located by a busy road, it could get a bit noisy at night with cars going pass, a whole gang of dogs barking and cockerels crowing. Therefore, earplugs are essential if you are planning to stay in the fales. The free breakfast provided would definitely fill you up and they make really yummy pancakes! There is a pool in the middle of the garden which is always quiet enough for a swim on a hot day if you are wanting to stay in the hotel. There is also a hammock that would be hung out during the day for guests to enjoy.

Posted by , from Palmerston North, New Zealand on 17 Aug. 2015

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About the The Samoan Outrigger Hotel

Location Motootua, Apia,

Property Features

As a guest of The Samoan Outrigger Hotel, you'll find an outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. The Samoan Outrigger Hotel also features barbecue grills, a garden, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Apia hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 15 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1905
  • Bar or lounge
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Faleolo International Airport (APW) (30.6 km / 19 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Samoan Outrigger Hotel offers 15 accommodations with safes and shared/communal kitchens. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Satellite television is provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Communal kitchen access
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at The Samoan Outrigger Hotel


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.ย For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals not allowed
  • One child stays free
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: WST 15 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: WST 15 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: WST 25 per person (one way)
  • An in-room safe is available for an additional fee
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3.5 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Samoan Outrigger
  • Samoan Outrigger Hotel
  • Apia Outrigger
  • Outrigger Apia
  • Outrigger Hotel Apia
  • Samoan Outrigger Hotel Samoa/Apia
  • Samoan Outrigger Hotel Apia
  • Samoan Outrigger Apia
  • The Samoan Outrigger
  • The Samoan Outrigger Hotel Apia
  • The Samoan Outrigger Hotel Hotel
  • The Samoan Outrigger Hotel Hotel Apia

You should know

  • The Samoan Outrigger Hotel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.