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Located on the outskirts of Apia City within a 3 minutes walking distance to TTM Samoa National Hospital; Oceania University of Medicine and is also close to the National University of Samoa; Ministry of Education, RLS Museum and SPREP. Most popular location for families, medical students, conference/meeting participants, church, sports and school groups & those who like to be near town, not 'in' town in a peaceful, quality & relaxing environment at affordable unbeatable prices.
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Apia, Upolu Samoa
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Rachael wrote a review Jun 2019
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Tatiana Motel was such a special place to stay during my two months in Samoa. Sandra and Joe were exceptionally thoughtful hosts. All the on-site staff, especially Soata, Leutu, and Milly, were amazingly hospitable and caring. All the staff went above and beyond to support us students in every way and share Samoa with us (giving us a tour around town, taking us on a day trip to Lalomanu, taking us shopping, making us koko rice, even handpicking taro leaves from the motel garden and teaching us how to make palusami for dinner)! Sandra even took on the role of travel agent for us, hiring cars, arranging accomodation, and planning adventures around the islands for us. They really made us feel like nothing was too much trouble. Any issues we had (I once locked myself out of my room) were remedied straight away. A yummy breakfast was provided daily. My room was perfectly simple and well equipped with air conditioning, a ceiling fan, a small fridge, toilet cubicle, shower (with hot water), desk, cupboards, and double bed. The room was cleaned every week. For peace of mind, a security guard was stationed outside the motel all night every night. Tatiana's is a very short walk from Kento's laundromat where laundry can be washed for only 10 tala per load. One of the benefits of choosing a destination that's so popular with medical students was the surprise of meeting six other medical students from around the world who were staying at Tatiana Motel at the same time. One student even moved from a nearby motel to Tatiana's partway through his elective because Tatiana's was better equipped and cheaper. Overall, there is absolutely no better place to stay in Samoa for a medical elective student. A home away from home, I hope to be back one day!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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V8405WH wrote a review Mar 2019
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My girlfriend and I, we spent about one and a half month in Apia (part for our studies and part for vacation). We chose Tatiana's Motel for our stay because it was recommended to us by friends. And we weren't disappointed at all. Our room included a shower, sink and a toilet. It was cleaned and tidied up once a week. Breakfast was included and contained toast, a variaty of fresh tropical fruits, some jam, milk and tea to drink. Together with other students staying at Tatiana's at that time, we used the kitchen quite often to cook. It had all you needed to prepare you fresh veggies etc. The pool was very nice for a swim after a long days work, even when the rain was pourring down! Last but not least: the staff!! Such wonderful people, from the ladies tidying the rooms, preparing breakfast to the host: Sandra! We can't express our gratitude, especially to Sandra. She helped us plan every trip we made in Samoa (from car hiring to accomodation). She knows so many people around the islands, so we often got the best deals! She and her partner Joe even took us students on a day trip to Lalomanu beach. She checked in with us frequently, made sure everything was going well! Thank you so much, Sandra! You made our stay so much better!! Cheers, Chloé and Marc
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rachael M wrote a review Feb 2019
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I'd like to start by saying that I could not recommend staying at Tatiana's any more if you are a medical student! The set up was absolutely perfect for doing an elective and there were about 8 of us there in January. There is also no need to bring your own scrubs to TTM as Tatiana's had about 3 giant black bags full of them from previous students! The best part of Tatiana's was the service. Sandra (and Joe) were incredible hosts and did the most fantastic job of looking after us. We were taken for tours of town, on a day trip to Lalomanu beach and had all of our trips/car rentals/Fia Fia night etc booked or partially planned for us (and at discounted rates). When my roommate lost her key Sandra even changed the locks on our door just for our peace of mind. She was always available on Whatsapp and checked in with us regularly despite her very busy schedule. I stayed in a twin share room with another student I was travelling with - it was basic but had all the things you could need for a comfortable stay (small fridge, ensuite, desk, wardrobe, air conditioning + fan, single beds). Everything was cleaned on a weekly basis and to a high standard. Every morning breakfast was supplied (staples of bread/cereal/milk/boiled eggs/butter/tea/coffee, plus a variety of fresh food that varied by day - bananas, papaya, mango, pineapple). The kitchen was very well equipped for cooking if you are that way inclined, although I would note that the fridges were dodgy so we had to rely on the tiny ones in our room quite a bit. The ladies who work at Tatiana's were fantastic and would never let us do any dishes which took some getting used to! One thing I would note is that all of the washing for the 3 Tatiana motels is done at Tanugamanono and by hand, therefore the ladies were very busy/tired so it would be better to do your own handwashing or take laundry to a laundromat in town. Other things that were great about the motel - very nice pool, excellent proximity to the hospital and other places. I would recommend Krush (smoothies, vegan food for cheap and yum lunches), Touch of Samoa (great cheap massages), Pickled Lam (good lunch options), Scalini's (amazing Italian food), and Lynn's (reasonable supermarket for basics - particularly cold drinks and iceblocks!). Overall - if you are a medical student, you MUST stay at Tatiana's because it is cheap, comfortable and comes with the amazing local experience offered by Sandra and Joe.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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NicoH wrote a review Feb 2019
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I was staying at Tatiana's during my medical elective at TTM hospital. The rooms are simple but clean and equipped with a little fridge and a perfectly working ac. The pool is great and the hospital is very close. Right at our arrival the managers, Sandra and Joe, took us on a tour through Apia and made us feel very welcome right from the start. The next day they even took us to get our Samoan SIM cards and to an atm with the best exchange rate outside of town. And on Sundays they sometimes drove us to a beach or to see some waterfalls. Sandra and Joe were always very helpful when we had questions or needed something.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Meg C wrote a review Feb 2019
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I stayed 4 weeks at Tatiana Motel during my medical elective placement at TTM hospital, which was a 10 minute walk away. The motel was also located only a short walk from a small supermarket (Lynn's), several nice restaurants/cafes, and a gym. I was in a twin share room with a friend. The room was simple, but had everything we needed, including aircon, which was much appreciated for allowing a good night's sleep in the humid climate. The motel's pool was nice and well-maintained, and the communal dining areas were always kept clean and tidy, with toast, spreads and hot drink-making facilities always available. Breakfasts are provided and there is a kitchen that you are able to use for cooking other meals if you wish. It was generally well-equipped, however the two fridges there were quite old and not the best for food storage - one too warm, the other too cold. Far and away the most biggest factor that made my stay here so enjoyable was the hospitality we received from the staff, particularly the manager, Sandra. From an initial orientation tour of Apia when we arrived, to helping arrange any trips and sightseeing we wanted to do, to even doing a pharmacy run when I was ill, Sandra ensured that we felt very much at home and were able to have the best possible experience of Samoa.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Molly Redford wrote a review Jan 2019
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I stayed at Tatiana Motel for 6 weeks during my medical elective at TTM hospital and it was exactly what I was looking for. The location was very convenient for myself as it was only a short walk away from the hospital and a very short taxi ride to anywhere in town. It was also very close to a supermarket and a gym which made it even more convenient! I was very impressed with my room and the other facilities the motel had to offer. It was amazing to be able to chill in the pool after a long, hot day and the ping pong tournaments in the evening with the other medical students made my stay extremely entertaining! The kicthen was really big and full of plenty utensils for cooking which meant that I could pretty much make anything that I wanted. I also enjoyed the breakfast in the mornings as this set me up for the day perfectly. What made Tatiana really special was the warm welcome I received on arrival. Sandra and her team really went of their way to make me feel comfortable and they ensured that I made the most out of my time in Samoa. Overall I had a fantastic time at Tatiana- I felt really well looked after and I would 100% recommend it to future medical students!
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Kris wrote a review Dec 2018
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I stayed at Tatiana Motel during my 4 week medical elective and had a wonderful time. The hosts were welcoming and gave us lots of advice and recommendations for our stay in Samoa. The motel is conveniently located for medical students being very close to the hospital, supermarket, and a number of nice eateries within walking distance and is just a short drive into the main part of town. The room was basic but there was enough space and it was clean and comfortable and I felt safe there. The large communal kitchen and dining areas were useful and the pool was nice to come home to each day! It was nice having other medical students and tourists around as well during my stay.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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jess_a wrote a review Dec 2018
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I came to Tatiana and stayed as part of my medical elective for 4 weeks. The location was very convenient in terms of being close to the hospital, grocery stores and the main town being only a short drive away. The hosts were very welcoming and hospitable. They genuinely looked out for the students over the time we were there. The facilities such as kitchen and pool were readily available and in good condition. The rooms and bathroom were a good size. Overall was very good value for the price paid and very good hospitality from the staff. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Benjamin O wrote a review Sept 2018
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Stayed 8 weeks .Perfect hospitality and ambiance. Location with picturesque views of the area. Facilities good for cooking and self catering. Pool available for those who like keeping fit. Jogging possible from Motel going uphill towards mountain. Very friendly staff depicting authentic Samoan culture. Rooms well sized with Double beds and reading table. Definitely excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Room Tip: God location, uphill and quiet area of Samoa
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mcbeee wrote a review Feb 2018
Wellington, New Zealand45 contributions9 helpful votes
I was here for 6 weeks as part of my medical elective. Unfortunately there was no one else there for most of my stay which made it less enjoyable than I imagined. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I loved that they picked me up from the airport. The facilities are basic, but what you need. Wasn't that clean though especially in the kitchen and fridge was gross. I also had termites in my room. I was upset that when I paid for a load of washing, my clothes came back with bleach stains. Since it is a paid service you definitely don't expect clothes to come back damaged. Overall it was an OK stay, but for the same price could probably find somewhere better. If you are travelling with a friend it would also help.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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