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Lynn's Getaway Hotel

Salenesa Road Motootua, Apia, Upolu 1561 Samoa
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Lynn's Getaway Hotel has a rich history, dating back to 1820, just a year after the devastating Apia cyclone of 1889. It was constructed using salvaged materials from the USS Vandalia. Serving as the Masonic Lodge until the 1980s, it witnessed a transformation when Thor and Lynn Netzler acquired it, utilizing it as both a storage facility and a residence for their burgeoning supermarket located adjacent to the property. Remarkably, to this day, the second floor proudly retains the original deck of the USS Vandalia.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Outdoor pool
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Kirsty L wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia87 contributions14 helpful votes
really lovely place to stay was made to feel very welcome. we had our own private deck upstairs and could see the beach Staff were lovely, rooms were a good size. Breakfast was nice with fresh fruit, toast, cereal and pancakes. Biggest avocado I have ever seen and so tasty
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Nicola E wrote a review Jan 2024
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We stayed in the apartment and it is definitely in need of some TLC - missing doors in the vanity, shower door that is broken (my daughter got locked in). The driveway is SHOCKING, there was no TV. The check in process lacked details but it was an ok stay. Staff were friendly and the pool was great as was the security guard who even turned the outside light on for us when we were late back. The lounge was very hot as the aircon was in rooms
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Date of stay: January 2024
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pcm55 wrote a review Jul 2023
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand71 contributions9 helpful votes
This is our second time visiting Lynn's Getaway and enjoyed it for a second time. The people there are lovely to deal with and it is a great place for a family to stay while in Apia. The swimming pool is a great place to cool down in and the communal meals were very enjoyable. Yet again, thank you so much for an enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Minjee S wrote a review May 2020
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Love mama lynn and all staffs here! They really look after you well and feed you well! Makes you feel like you really belong to this samoan family (very well family run place!) Mega friendly and sharing is caring is their motto♡ Karl takes people around the island and also organises affordable longer trips too. All the essentials are covered and if you need anything just ask. They are always willing to help! Surrounded by good eateries too but they provide free breakfast and sunday lunch anyway (samoans are more than generous when it comes to toanai!!). cannot thank them enough for such beautiful experience! miss them all!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Rosslyn W wrote a review Apr 2020
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There is no better place to stay for long-term accommodation in Apia, particularly as a medical student for elective. The rooms were perfect for what we needed, with nice ensuites and desk. The main hotel provided brilliant breakfasts and Sunday lunches, offered 2 lovely swimming pools, and the location was extremely convenient for the hospital and other amenities. We felt very well supported, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic which we really appreciated. A personal highlight for us was definitely the tours led by Karl, who went above and beyond in his expert looking after of us, and completely made our trip! Thank you so much again for a perfect stay
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Kimberly B wrote a review Apr 2020
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I stayed at Lynn's for 2 weeks while visiting and working at the local hospital. Coming from the U.S. solo I was a bit intimidated with travelling this far by myself. Lynn's was excellent and I would definitely stay there again. The most valuable part of Lynn's was all of the guidance from the staff and most of all her son (Karl). He made sure every guest got to see as much of Samoa as they could and without Karl I would not have learned any of the history or seen many of the sights I was able to. He took us hiking, snorkling, waterfall jumping and lounging at the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. His tips to stay safe and get the most out of my two weeks were much appreciated. Lynn even took us to a beautiful Catholic church on Sunday (only if interested of course). Pick up and drop off at the airport by Lynn's was reliable. The food at Lynn's was wonderful, especially the pancakes (best I've ever had) and there is a shop next door and multiple good restaurants (check out Scalini's) within walking distance. There was an affordable gym within walking distance with spin bikes looking at the ocean and mountains. The air conditioning was much appreciated as it was quite warm in Samoa. Room was clean and well kept, staff helpful with needs. Pool was great. Have found myself wanting to back to Samoa and Lynn's very frequently since returning to the U.S.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Niki wrote a review Feb 2020
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I stayed at Lynns for 3 months it’s the best place to stay if you are visiting Apia. Comfortable rooms, helpful staff, homely ambience. If i ever go back to Apia I would definitely stay with them again. The way they treat their guest us very nice.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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sanlar2014 wrote a review Jul 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed two nights at Lynn's Getaway and had a brilliant time. Thank you so much to Lynn and all her staff for their welcome and hard work. The meals were delicious, the room was incredibly clean and comfortable and all in a great location. Would highly recommend to anyone and would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Responded 12 Oct 2019
Talofa lava , Thank you for this great review. Hope to have you back to stay with us.
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Ash B wrote a review May 2019
Apia, Samoa29 contributions19 helpful votes
Why stay anywhere else in Apia? A two min ride to town, a pool, great rooms, the friendliest most helpful hosts around and delicious food. Lynns has it all. We'll be back! Thanks Lynn, Karl and the gang.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Talofa lava Ash Thank you so much for this great review. Look forward to seeing you two back.
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Mark D wrote a review Apr 2019
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions3 helpful votes
Was last here in 2014 and now I’m glad I came back. Has a family feel and service with a smile. Rooms are are clean, well appointed and the food is awsome. My room is upstairs so gets a breeze without having to have the ac on
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Talofa lava Mark, Thank you so much for your review. Hope to have you back soon.
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$99 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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SamoaUpoluApia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lynn's Getaway Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Lynn's Getaway Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lynn's Getaway Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lynn's Getaway Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lynn's Getaway Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Pickled Lam Deli & Eatery (Scalinis), Giordanos Wood-Fire Pizza & Garden Restaurant - Est 1990, and Kokobanana Bar & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lynn's Getaway Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lynn's Getaway Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Lynn's Getaway Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.