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Vaea Hotel Samoa

Off Vaitele Street, Togafu'afu'a Rd P.O. Box 3782, Apia, Upolu Samoa
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We are a boutique family operated hotel offering a personal touch to all Guests, catering to all travelers. We are a located on 2 minutes to Apia Township which is a good base for those who would like to check out our CBD (Apia town) before they venture out and explore the rest of our island. Our Rooms are clean, secure and private (Ground and First floor Rooms) -we have block-out curtains for outdoor noise reduction and offer all the modern amenities to make our Guests' stay comfortable and hassle free. We have an outdoor swimming pool with outdoor seating area, timber decking for R&R, in-house Bar offering mixed drinks, chilled beer (Vailima beer!) and classic cocktails. Free Tropical Breakfast is served daily, consisting of fresh local fruits, breads & spreads, coffees, teas and extras. Taxi calls are free, we can assist in tours and rental cars.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Umbrella
Laundry service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Gene R J wrote a review Sept 2023
Silver Spring, Maryland9115 contributions997 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed 5 nights, arriving by taxi from the APW Airport before 5PM. Note; a pre scheduled shuttle is available at 26 WS tala. We were greeted by our hostess who verified our names/prepayment and provided the room key, 2 bottles of cold water and a small carton of milk for coffee or tea. She referred all questions of car rental to searching various Apia providers and offered a free sim card in absence of wifi. Upper floor room #8 was tiled with a queen bed, new refer, desk with hot pot & coffee, then TV with 8 channels(most religious supporting Australia/NZ news). The tile bathroom had a new sink and toilet, a large walk-in shower without a curtain, small bars of soap and quick hot water. The AC was cool and quiet, adjusted with a remote control. A sliding glass door opened to a balcony with table/chairs and a beautiful view over the garden pool and the busy Lalovaga Avenue to the homes perched on Mt. Vaea. The 7:30AM breakfast included fresh fruit, lemonade, pancakes, cooked eggs, toast with peanut butter/jam, regular coffee and sporadic pastry. The quiet host tended the office, maintained the clean pool, gave us new bulbs for our bedlamps and rented room routers. We appreciated the hotel’s adult atmosphere with the ‘no children’ policy. We walked 100m west to the modest Foodlands/Alan’s supermarkets, 1 km north to central Apia’s cathedral/American Library, over to ENT cafe/car rental and the nearby produce market.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Lovely clean pool and good breakfast.
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Emily Reyes Hogan wrote a review Jul 2023
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You can really see the love that has gone into creating this fabulous boutique hotel. Lupe and Dean are kind and welcoming hosts and we had some great chats with them looking out over the beautifully lit garden. The room was very comfortable and we fully enjoyed some afternoon dips in the pool. This will be our go-to spot if we stay in Apia again. We think it’s far more enjoyable than the big resorts where you’ll never get the personal attention to detail that you’ll find at Vaea Hotel. Excellent value and an unforgettable stay.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Marikochan wrote a review Jul 2023
DC6 contributions3 helpful votes
My partner was a Peace Corps volunteer in Apia in the early 70s and always wanted to go back for a visit so we finally managed the trip this year. She reserved a variety of lodgings on both islands, Upolu and Savaii, for us to stay at over our three week stay and Vaea Hotel in Apia was a perfect beginning to our Return to Samoa. The hotel is in a quiet neighborhood behind an unassuming gate. I still remember the effect of walking through that gate the first time and seeing the garden and the pool and the beautiful surroundings. It felt like a sanctuary. Lupe, Dean and their son Shane were wonderful hosts and Lupe in particular prepared lovely breakfasts often with a traditional Samoan dish to accompany the freshly made eggs, pancakes, fresh fruit, coffee and other goodies. The rooms are spare but complete with everything you need. Each one looks out over the garden and pool and the birds wake you in the mornings with their singing. One tip: ask Lupe for recommendations for cafes and restaurants since there isn't much to eat within close proximity to the hotel. If you want to stay in town (rather than up on the hill), then don't hesitate to choose Vaea Hotel on Togafu'afu'a Road.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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sal C wrote a review Mar 2020
Brisbane, Australia58 contributions21 helpful votes
Just a gem this little place, if you want to step away from the usual resort buzz! It has everything we want, small, private,personal, clean, youre not just a room number! The place is run by the loveliest owner/operator family who go out of their way to help in any way. It doesnt have a restaurant but Lupe and Dean are up with all the current "eats" in town! And theres plenty!! Their local themed breakfasts are the best in town as Lupe sources the seasonal market products and throws in local breakfast dishes ( vaisalo) my Aussie mates just adore!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Quiet, no kids, 5 min walk to town centre
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AngieEnokaNZ wrote a review Jan 2020
Wellington, New Zealand63 contributions5 helpful votes
If you're looking for privacy with a homey feel then Vaea Hotel is ideal. We had a decent size room, bed is comfortable, fully aircon, clean with a great patio looking out to Mt Vaea. We were offered bottles of water on arrival and that was such a warm welcome on a hot afternoon. Owners, Dean & Lupe are fantastic hosts and very accomodating from the day we arrived. Both had good knowledge of places to see and where to go for great food. We hired a car and parking was never a problem at the property. We really enjoyed great breakfast and smell of local coffee in the morning ending with evening of cocktails. Try out their magaritas! Although there is no restaurant on site, there are plenty of restaurants and off road BBQ nearby. Just down the road is the anazing Coffee Roaster, check it out! Sadly we didn't get to try the swimming pool as we were too busy but we had a great time sitting near the pool admiring the spectacular garden. Vaea hotel is in a great location and only a short walk to Apia (5mins). Already our favourite. Vaea Hotel is a perfect choice for accommodation if you want a private, charming and a very clean hotel with accommodating staff. Excellent hosts, highly recommended. Thank you Dean & Lupe and we'll see you again!!!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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beetrootsal wrote a review Aug 2019
6 contributions6 helpful votes
We loved our stay at Vaea Hotel. Our room had a beautiful outlook, it was very clean and comfortable. The pool was lovely, and the owners were fantastic - so helpful and kind. This hotel was great value for money, a nice breakfast was provided too. It was a little oasis in the city of Apia.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from lupedean_1990, Manager at Vaea Hotel Samoa
Responded 23 Sept 2019
Dearf beetrootsal, Thank you very much for taking the time out to write a review for us. We appreciate it very much. All the Best, Regards, Dean Johnston Manager
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Sulu Nanai wrote a review May 2019
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed a couple of nights at the Vaea Hotel and very happy with everything. Nice clean room, quiet and good location close to town. Lovely, friendly and helpful owners who made us feel welcome and comfortable during our stay at their hotel. We would definitely stay here again. Highly recommended! Thanks Lupe, Dean and kids Regards Sulu & Chris
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Feeya Teo wrote a review Nov 2018
Sydney, Australia18 contributions2 helpful votes
I recently stayed here with my aunty and it was amazing! The cleanliness of the rooms and the hotel in general was amazing! Not to mention the fantastic hospitality from Lupe and Dean! They were always great with their knowledge of the island and suggestions of where to journey to. The location of the hotel is great because your right in town and close to many restaurants. Oh definitely got to say Lupe makes a great koko laisa!! I would definitely stay here again! Thanks Lupe and Dean.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 23 Sept 2019
Dear Feeya T, Thank you very much for your lovely review of our place. We appreciate it very much. Glad you enjoyed our famous koko rice! Hope to see you again on your next trip to Samoa. Alofa, L. Johnston Manager.
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Simon B wrote a review Sept 2018
Gold Coast, Australia53 contributions38 helpful votes
Vaea Hotel is located just off the main road coming into Apia. We stayed here on three separate nights over the course of a week as we used it as a base for road tripping to different parts of the main island. For this purpose it was most convenient. The hotel is owned and run by a Samoan family who were fantastic and contributed to a relaxed and comfortable stay. They were very friendly, provided really helpful recommendations, and assisted us when my partner was not feeling well, with some local tea which worked wonders. The rooms were neat and tidy, and we slept comfortably. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Responded 23 Sept 2019
Dear Simon B, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Samoa. All the Best, Dean Johnston Owner
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UA-Aroundtheworld wrote a review Jul 2018
Zurich, Switzerland165 contributions62 helpful votes
We stayed for 5 days here and used it as a hub to explore the main island. It is close to Apia city reachable for 3 tala by taxi or a 15min walk. The owner family was really nice and helped us out in all matters. The stay has a bit a family character which is nice. We enjoyed our stay here and can highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vaea Hotel Samoa
Which popular attractions are close to Vaea Hotel Samoa?
Nearby attractions include Samoa Cultural Village (0.9 km), Immaculate Conception Cathedral (0.8 km), and Janet's (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vaea Hotel Samoa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Vaea Hotel Samoa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Vaea Hotel Samoa?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Vaea Hotel Samoa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vaea Hotel Samoa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nourish Cafe, Milani Caffe, and The Pickled Lam Deli & Eatery (Scalinis).
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vaea Hotel Samoa?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Vaea Hotel Samoa accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.