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Lava Hotel Apia

Main Beach Road, Apia, Upolu Samoa
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#9 of 28 hotels in Apia
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The Lava Hotel Samoa is your oasis on a shimmering jewel in the South Pacific Ocean. Come, and let us welcome you to the island. At the Lava Hotel, we believe in connections and you’ll notice this in everything we do. Be it the stellar service from our staff creating an island-inspired juice or cocktail while you relax at the bar or on the pool terrace, or simply through the clever design of our hotel. The building guides you effortlessly between all public spaces, inviting you to explore, to wander and to mingle with fellow travelers should you wish.
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Free public parking nearby
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Non-smoking rooms
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Escape04679292728 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Highly recommend staying at Lava Hotel. Spent 7 nights here with my Partner & absolutely loved our stay! Location is close to Apia so accessibility to all you need in town but further enough to be away from all the busyness. The hotel in itself is so tidy & clean with amazing staff! The room had all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay including the bed! Having the restaurant & bar downstairs was also very convenient! This modern hotel is a hidden gem in Upolu! If you’re after a place to stay in Samoa I would highly recommend Lava Hotel! Hotel Manager & staff made our stay even more enjoyable, after days full of activities coming back to relax at Lava Hotel was beautiful. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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JayUla wrote a review Jan 2024
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Thank you for accommodating everything about my stay. I initially missed the check in date due to being stuck in Savaii and the bad weather conditions out there. But they managed to give it to me still since it was prepaid months in advance. Loved the atmosphere, the hotel is very clean, intimate and staff very friendly. One thing that needs improvement just like everywhere else on island is customer service. I was able to attend their buffet/entertainment night and the servers don’t look out to customers who need refills or services. I’ve noticed how a lot of guests had to hand wave down the servers. But overall experience was great!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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DM S wrote a review Dec 2023
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What a top spot! Our fish (tuna) and chips were fantastic, so good that we went back three times, and had fish and chips every time. The servings are generous and very reasonably priced. The casual dining area faces the garden and swimming pool, the beers are cold (no draught though), the background music is unobtrusive and it's fan cooled. A very pleasant place to relax and wile away a couple of hours. We did book for their Thursday night Fiafia which at the time, wasn't confirmed. We left our contacting details, nothing heard, but when we went out for dinner that night, it was in full force. How disappointing as we've now missed the opportunity to experience a fiafia.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Finz2010 wrote a review Oct 2023
New Zealand132 contributions53 helpful votes
A group of us went for dinner at the Lava Hotel. There was a rugby game on TV which a lot of people were watching. While I enjoy a rugby match, next to a restaurant is NOT an ideal place. You are hotel, surely you must have another area where people can watch rugby and make as much noise as they want! Having this match meant the dining room service was lacking. The 5 hrs we were there, only once did a waiter/waitress came to ask about drinks. Each time we had to call for someone to take our order. The food was average. My steak sandwich while it was tasty, was so chewy. Shame because this place with proper management could be a lot better!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Lava Hotel Sales, Sales at Lava Hotel Apia
Responded 11 Oct 2023
Talofa, Can you kindly provide your details and an email address that we can communicate with you directly. We take every feedback very serious and will look into why you were unattended for most of the 5hrs duration of your dinner. We would like to update you on what we have actioned in accordance with your feedback.
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Maliah T wrote a review Oct 2023
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Thank you Lava for making our stay comfortable and going the extra mile to cater to our needs! We are extremely grateful. Services was top notch and everything about Lava was impressive. We will definitely be back! Faafetai tele lava from ASNA🙏🏼👏🏻🙌🏻
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Lava Hotel Sales, Sales at Lava Hotel Apia
Responded 11 Oct 2023
We were honored to host you at Lava and are pleased to hear the many positive reviews during your time with Lava. Our aim is to "delight our guests" with every encounter and we will take on this positive feedback to provide motivation and encouragement for the team to continue to strive for top service delivery. Thank you for choosing Lava and hope to welcome you again.
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Richard F wrote a review Oct 2023
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The moment we arrived to when we checked out, Lava Hotel definitely exceeded all my expectations. Equipped with everything you need to make your stay easy - from with the friendliest staff to the yummy selection of food - not to mention the 24 hour room service for those midnight snacks. Located across from the seawall so we always got the cool sea breeze, and conveniently located, only a 5 min walk to the local shops and 7 min walk to the Fugalei Markets. I would definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Each room does come equip with a kitchenette, hot water kettle. might pay to buy some noodles...
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Responded 11 Oct 2023
Thank you for taking the time to rate and review us. It is great to hear you enjoyed our hotel design and layout as well as the convenient location. Our staff strive to deliver top standard customer service with every encounter and the kitchen team will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed our menu. Thank you for choosing Lava and look forward to your return.
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FarAway00413239112 wrote a review Oct 2023
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The best hotel in Samoa to date! Hospitality from staff was superior! The staff were friendly and always welcoming every time we were served at the bar, restaurant and every time we walked through the doors. Our rooms were always serviced and cleaned every morning. We highly recommend Lava Hotel at your next stay in Samoa because we sure will be staying there again. Staff most definitely went above and beyond on our stay. Thank you Lava Hotel for making our stay with over 30plus people one to remember.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Lava Hotel Sales, Sales at Lava Hotel Apia
Responded 11 Oct 2023
It was a pleasure to host you group. We are thankful for the opportunity to showcase and display the Lava service and standards during your visit. Looking forward to your next visit.
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Auteletoa T wrote a review Oct 2023
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
The service from when we arrived was amazing right through to the end of our stay the team at Lava were very accommodating and catered to anything we needed. Rooms were a good size as most of our time was spent out by the spacious pool and and in the restaurant area. Room service was also always available and we were lucky to have a room for our team to use for team meetings aswell. Will definately be back there!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 11 Oct 2023
Thank you for taking the time to rate and review us. We value the positive feedback as it provides encouragement and motivation for our team here at Lava to continuous deliver top service to all our guests.
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Pili A wrote a review Oct 2023
Apia, Samoa2 contributions
Best experience and service from the staff at Lava. We were there as a sports tour group of 50+ and they were able to meet the needs of our teams and even went the extra mile in most cases. Would highly recommend to anyone including sports teams looking for something close to town, with good service, comfortable beds and amazing cocktails. Will definitely be going back for future trips.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Lava Hotel Sales, Sales at Lava Hotel Apia
Responded 11 Oct 2023
Thank you for sharing your Lava experience. We value your time to rate and review us. Your feedback provides positive encouragement to move forward and strive to do better then the previous day. We hope to welcome you back in the near the future.
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maddymitchell157 wrote a review Sept 2023
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We stayed here in August and were overcharged by $520 nzd. We have been given the run around for over a month now. I’d appreciate a reply as this is ridiculous. We have provided bank account details more than once as requested and still nothing.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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$270 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
49
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lava Hotel Apia
Which popular attractions are close to Lava Hotel Apia?
Nearby attractions include Samoa Cultural Village (0.3 km), Immaculate Conception Cathedral (0.3 km), and Palolo Deep Marine Reserve (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lava Hotel Apia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Lava Hotel Apia?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lava Hotel Apia?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lava Hotel Apia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paddles Restaurant, Milani Caffe, and Nourish Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lava Hotel Apia?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.