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Dave Parker Eco Lodge

Tapatapao Road Tapatapao, Apia, Upolu Samoa
Creek pool
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Finding an ideal charming resort in Apia does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Dave Parker Eco Lodge, a nice option for travellers like you.

Dave Parker Eco Lodge is a charming resort offering a refrigerator and a seating area in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as paid wifi is offered to guests.

The resort features shops, a gift shop, and outdoor furniture. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Apia. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular history museum like Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, which is a short distance from the resort.

Dave Parker Eco Lodge puts the best of Apia at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Game room
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Paid wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Billiards
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
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Self-serve laundry
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Great View
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English
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Brittany B wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I stayed here for 5 nights and truly, we wish we had longer! The views are absolutely exceptional, and the atmosphere was so lovely, nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of Apia. We were always greeted with a smile and warm welcome by everyone that worked here, and were invited to join in for a traditional Samoan cookup (umu lunch), which will be an everlasting experience I’ll remember.
Thank you so much to everyone at the lodge, for their hospitality, kindness and allowing us to have such a memorable time. We will be back again!!

Also, their pets are wonderful and I became obsessed !!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ourunner wrote a review Sept 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom478 contributions139 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Remotely located lodge high up in the hills of Apia. Basic room with fridge, fans (not air con), passable shower and sink and limited storage. Breakfast is local fruits, coffee ea bread jam,
Staff very friendly and helpful. Pickup from Airport is possible, though expensive as is the norm in Apia. No local bus servce nearby, though shuttle from lodge will drop off in town at 09:00 and then reurn at 14:00. About 5 miles from t own so not walkable. View is good from rooms. Very steep drive leading up to the lodge, with some careful driving needed!
Restaurant on site does meals and there is a bar. Local SIM can be purchased from here. Cash is preferred but credit cards can be accepted.
Pool is hidden around a corner and is really just a plunge pool as it is very small
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Date of stay: August 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Tiny pool. Really need a car.
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Trina S wrote a review Oct 2023
Mackay, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am here with my family (10)
Arrived after an early morning flight. Lolita was extremely welcoming and arranged breakfast for us all then we wrote off the morning with a catchup sleep. The view from the balconies is astounding and the tranquillity and peace is what we needed just after the craziness of packing and leaving home and all its responsibilities.
We tripped around the area nearby as my father was from Aleisa. I now understand him and his ways so much better.
Dave Parker Eco Lodge isn't fancy, it's had its hey day ... but it is quaint and tidy and for me ... perfectly Samoan! I loved my stay here. The service ... was so accommodating, helpful, kind and respectfully cute!
We were cooked for and served by all young men. Very traditional and very lovely experience. Loved the cultural food on the menu!!
This place has been great and any first time visitors to Samoa need this plantation feel experience! We are off now to a beachside resort which are common here, but you can't beat being up in the hills!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Trip20410686367 wrote a review Jun 2023
Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The day before we arrived, we were told by email we would not be staying at Dave Parker Eco Lodge due to flood damage (floods were the week earlier on Savaii ie the other Island). Another hotel was arranged for us in Apia which we needed to make our own arrangements to get to. We had asked for a shuttle to pick us up. Two days before arrival we queried the amount, which was $55USD ($150 tala). The taxi we got to the other hotel was $80 tala. The other hotel had no pool and there was a lot of road noise as it was on the main road into Apia. Traffic noise 5am - 10:30pm. Our reason for choosing Dave Parker's was for the quiet and the views. Instead, we got loud traffic noise and views of a busy road. Dave Parker charged our credit card the same amount although we got substantially inferior accommodation. We drove past Dave Parker's, there was no obvious work being done to the road. We wondered if our late bump from the guest list was for querying the inflated shuttle fare and because it is a family run hotel. It was busy in Apia when we arrived, and family run will give preference to family and friends. For a quiet budget friendly hotel without the road noise yet in a very convenient location I would recommend Hotel Millenia where we stayed later in our trip.
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Date of stay: June 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Be wary of being scammed.
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399maryjanew wrote a review Apr 2023
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I had to delay my stay they never offered to swap a week instead they cancelled and charged for my room. Probably put it back up on booking.com to be filled by someone else.

They told me they were booked out the week I arrived which was two weeks later but they still had rooms on booking.com for sale.

No partial refund no swapping the week. A misleading and greedy hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Never book misleading if you are sick no refund or swapping weeks given.
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Jerome I wrote a review Apr 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay at here and wished we could have stayed longer. It has a nice family feel about it. We got a free ride into Apia every morning with the lovely Lotita on her way to work. My favourite time was returning to DPE in the evening and enjoying a cup of coffee and looking down at the bright lights of Apia. Thank you for an amazing stay
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kamelionVibes wrote a review May 2012
Vibes6 contributions15 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this place for three nights with high expectations but horrified by the deception behind it. Me my Wife and baby booked a room in town direct with Dave Parker himself to stay in the main bulding and paid for three nights. We Got cheated again by the Taxi (very commen) getting there and when arrived was told we were now not allowed to stay in the main bulding because my baby may disturb other guest. He should of made that clear when we booked. Instead he sent us down to the pits at the bottom of the hill to the shanty town styled hut filled with mosquitos, mice and black lizards.My son and i got bit so bad that night we both got sick. The food they served was horrible and old. The main reason why i chose this so called Eco lodge was because they bragged about having a fresh water waterful spring. When went for swim we were shocked to see a swamp full of tadpoles and Frogs. What a joke we had been played. We demanded a full refund but only got back the two nights we had not used. Stay far from this dump!!!
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Date of stay: June 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Im sure the main bulding overlookinf Apia is fine but the shacks are a no go! Food is crap and...
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Larie wrote a review Mar 2015
PA457 contributions34 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
this hotel sits up on a mountain and has beautiful views. The grounds are lovely and very well landscaped. The drive to get to it is on a very rough terrain, I'm talking major potholes and rocks and then up a very steep driveway. You definitely would need a rental car if you don't want to feel confined to the hotel.the breakfast was very good. One night we ordered dinner and that was good as well. The room to be candid, is one step up from camping.it is on the older side and had ants in it and I was happy when the toilet flushed. It was certainly not the cleanest I've stayed in. However we were there to see friends and this hotel was near them.also the hotel is extremely affordable. the real problem I had was since we were there to see friends they were picking us up in the morning and dropping us off at night. And yes since we were in Samoa they are Samoan. The hotel staff informed me that out Samoan friends were not allowed on the property. It was very insulting and embarrassing to me. I never envisioned our friends staying and visiting us at the hotel but I did need them to pick us up and drop us off. I had to get special permission from the hotel owner for this. When they came to pick us up or drop us off the hotel staff would stop what they were doing and stand at the car. So they would listen as we would say goodbye. It was so intrusive and embarrassing.we were good paying customers staying a full week and only ate breakfast there half the time. I didn't feel I should be told who or what I could do while I was there. I was told the reason why they did not want our Samoan friends there is that they travel in herds. I was surprised at this kind of discussion since they are a Samoan hotel but did not want Samoans on the property. I will definitely not stay here again. we were thrilled to get to our next hotel and take a proper shower.
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elzie_12 wrote a review Sept 2012
Byron Bay, Australia70 contributions27 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the best value place we stayed during our 4 week holiday. I am surprised at the last review because we had fantastic food (best steak in our whole trip) and found the hosts to be extremely generous, friendly and helpful. They are very interesting people with experience, knowledge and insight into both Samoa and the west, and we enjoyed time spent with them and their family and staff.

I did note that the website made it clear about was was required to stay with children. It was a beautiful property, incredibly peaceful place with stunning scenery. Despite being the 'dry 'season, the creek was still deep enough to cool off with, and the swimming pool clean and also in a beautiful spot.

They are also clear about contacting them before arriving - if you do, they can tell you how much to pay for a taxi & make sure the gate is open. They may even be able to give you a free lift, depending on when you arrive.
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Date of stay: August 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Greg S wrote a review May 2015
Gulf Breeze, Florida438 contributions231 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I arrived late at night in Apia driving my rental car on unmarked unfamiliar roads; I got completely lost. I asked a Cab driver Named Jimmy to lead me to the hotel. I would have never found the Eco Lodge without his assistance! Thank you Jimmy!
Upon arriving so late at the lodge, I was warmly welcomed by Dave Parker and his assistant Munga. They immediately set about to make me comfortable. A drink and food were offered and my luggage taken to my room.
The Eco Lodge is on a mountain side overlooking Apia; a beautiful view night or day! In the evening hundreds of flying foxes can be seen from the restaurant/bar porch.
Many Fruit trees are on the property and it is served to customers. I was told to pick anything I would like to eat 😊!
Although you can see Apia, it is about a 20 min drive down the mountain to town.
It is not convenient to go into town for meals but it is not a problem since authentic Samoa dishes are served at the Lodge... Very reasonably priced and delicious.
There is a pool and pool table available for use.
When I return to Apia in the future, I will be sure to stay at Dave Parker's Eco Lodge!
Thank you Dave, Munga and all the staff.😎
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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ourunner wrote a tip Sept 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom478 contributions139 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tiny pool. Really need a car."
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Trip20410686367 wrote a tip Jun 2023
Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be wary of being scammed."
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399maryjanew wrote a tip Apr 2023
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Never book misleading if you are sick no refund or swapping weeks given. "
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Tikibird wrote a tip May 2019
Brisbane, Australia1,255 contribution171 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms have a nice view"
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John N wrote a tip Sept 2018
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I'd recommend the room on the top balcony."
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PRICE RANGE
$74 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SamoaUpoluApia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dave Parker Eco Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Dave Parker Eco Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Dave Parker Eco Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Dave Parker Eco Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dave Parker Eco Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Dave Parker Eco Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Dave Parker Eco Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dave Parker Eco Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Dave Parker Eco Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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