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Talanoa Fales Accommodations

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Our family is very proud of our Talanoa Fales and the beautiful gardens surrounding our 5 self-contained Samoan accommodations. Talanoa Fales caters for the backpackers, budget/independent traveller, retired couples, middle-aged couples, honeymooners and family with 2 children. Located at the cool foothills of Mt Vaea at Moamoa, our Fales are only 10 minutes drive from Apia town area. Samoans, being one of the most hospitable people in the world, serving and taking care of our visitors is nothing new to us. We would love you to stay with us enjoying wonderful Samoan hospitality, and sharing our culture and activities with you.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Alysha V wrote a review Aug 2023
Nelson, New Zealand265 contributions29 helpful votes
We stopped here to visit family. Very very cool fales! Nice location with plenty of room outside for the kids to run around. Fales are also private too with plenty to offer! Great friendly and welcoming staff and a great location. Beautiful plants and gardens.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Eseta M wrote a review May 2023
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Review: Thank you so much Talanoa Fales for accomodating myself and my mum & aunty for the last 4 days. I was referred by my sister in law who found you via FB & instantly I asked for her to book us in ASAP. When we checked in on Monday the service was absolutely beyond words, cannot fathom how happy we are with Talanoa fales. We were greeted and given a plate of fruits & water bottles. Breakfast was served every morning, different varieties of breakfast which is inclusive of the room price. Aircon was absolutely strong in this humid weather. The rooms were absolutely clean & tidy which concluded the kitchen and bathrooms. It had every essentials that we needed. Such a good sleep every night we stayed here, cannot fault anything. Staff here are just so outstanding with their customer service very exceptional. Thank You Talanoa fales I highly recommend this place to everyone and most definitely will he staying here again as well as spreading the word to families. Thank You Talanoa Fales xoxox Easther Sinclair
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Tanya W wrote a review Jul 2017
Benalla, Australia26 contributions7 helpful votes
arrived at 5 a.m. but this was no problem for Jacinta who was ready and welcomed us warmly. Best of all, she left us alone after a few minutes, sensing that we needed some sleep. Woke and explored a couple of hours alter - gardens were immaculate and bursting with colour. Beds were comfortable, fale was spotlessly clean with a natty little kitchen provided which we used for several meals. Also provided breakfast - bread, eggs, coffee, milk, and an enormous bowl of delicious tropical fruit. Local bus (4 tala to Apia city for2 adults, 2 kids) goes past front gate. Only downside was the early morning wakeup from some nearby roosters who were fairly persistent.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Response from E_e31-sa, Owner at Talanoa Fales Accommodations
Responded 18 Jul 2017
It was a pleasure hosting you and your beautiful daughters. After you left we hosted our first meeting ever at Fale 5 where you first stayed. It was a small board meeting for Goshen Mental Health Services. The members were very happy and enjoyed the cool breeze at our Samoan fale where your family had dinner and your breakfast sometimes. Thank you for sharing and we hope you will visit us again in the future. All the best from all of us at Talanoa Fales Accommodations.
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HybeeIkiuaPasi wrote a review Dec 2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions3 helpful votes
Talanoa Fales is such a gorgeous place to stay. Situated in the village of Moamoa it is very close to the Apia Township - it only costs you a $1 tala bus ride to go from Talanoa Fales to Apia Shopping area. This place is very private, has gorgeous and lush tropical surroundings. "Uncle" Felise tends to the grounds there and he ensures that the grounds are kept immaculate. The fales are quaint, very clead and rooms are good with the added protection of mossie screens on the windows. There are TV's in the rooms as well as a communial Fale outside where you can sit in, cool down and watch the news if you really want to. We had a room with air-con and this was a great feature as Samoa can get really hot. It is secure as in you can lock up your fales and I loved how at night time when we would go out that Felise would wait until we all got back before closing the big gate to Talanoa Fales, therefore ensuring we were all safe and secure whilst we slept. Owner Jacinta Vaise ensures that you are taken care of and popped in every morning to see if "all was well". Her local knowledge is next to none and she can always point you in the right direction from places to eat to where to shop. The atmosphere is beautiful and this place was really a home away from home for us. They even stock-up the fridge with milk, eggs, water and bread and you can even help yourself to the Pawpaw, Banana's, Mangoes and Pineapples that grow on the property. On Sunday you even get to eat yummy delicacies provided for you from Jacinta and her team. Laundry was opened on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and we provided our own washing powder and did our washings. The lovely ladies who work there even took down our washings and folded them. Talanoa Fales is private, beautiful, secure, clean and when you are there it will really feel like your home away from home.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Room Tip: We loved Fales 5 and 6 - private and away from the rest of the fales which are situated in the...
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Kyle S wrote a review Apr 2016
Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand31 contributions8 helpful votes
Quaint enclosed fales, Set in beautiful gardens in a peaceful area up by the base of Mt Vaea. The staff are extremely friendly and Jacinta the owner is very helpful. She left fresh fruit and milk in the fridge, as well as butter, coffee, sugar cereal and tea. The fales are fully self contained with hot showers and are approximately a 20 minute bus ride from Apia center. The bus costs WST $2 and goes past frequently. Alternatively the there are lots of taxis and it cost us WST $70 from the airport. I recommend Talanoa fales to people who want affordable, private self contained accommodation in a peaceful setting but still close to Apia and its surrounding attractions.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Room Tip: go for a room at the far end of the property for more privacy.
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Response from E_e31-sa, Manager at Talanoa Fales Accommodations
Responded 11 Sept 2016
Dear Kyle I hope you are keeping well. I just want to thank you very much for your kind review of Talanoa Fales. I must apologise for the very late response but just came across your review now! We look forward to having you again when you next visit our shores. Take care and God bless. Jacinta
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F0nzy11 wrote a review Jul 2015
Pago Pago, American Samoa1 contribution1 helpful vote
-My husband and I stayed here for two days. Friendly owner and staff. Very beautiful and warm atmosphere. Nice and quiet, clean room, very comfortable and inviting place. Only about 5 minutes drive from downtown Apia. It was a very welcoming place to stay. Outstanding service and wonderful Owner and staff.
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Date of stay: July 2015
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Kiti1984 wrote a review Oct 2014
Hastings3 contributions2 helpful votes
This is our 5th stay at this amazing place. It is quiet, away from Apia yet a bus stop outside door or taxi stand down the road which Mary will ring if you ask. Jacinta is a wonderful, caring host and when you arrive the fridge is full of water, milk, eggs, butter . There are frsh flowers on the bed and around the place and also a fruit bowl on the table with pawpaw and bananas. Every night Jacinta or 1 of her family deliver fresh bread to you. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful and is a lovely place just to relax and stress out before moving on to other parts of Samoa. Bruce and I always stay there at the beginning of our trip from NZ. Just lovely and so peaceful. Jacinta and family are lovely hosts and we thoroughly recommend Talanoa fales to anyone. It is much better than a big resort.
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Date of stay: September 2014
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Dulcie F wrote a review Jul 2014
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My family and I stayed here for 8 days. We were spread out between 2 Fales. Jacinta and the team are beautiful people. Very welcoming. Her niece Maria and her husband who live there are such amazing people and we're very good to us. Their laundry service is very cheap. Its 5 Tala a load and that includes them hanging and folding it for you. They give you fresh bread every day for breakfast. They provide you with traditional samoan food on Sundays which was awesome. I miss this place and have decided that it's where I will stay every time I visit Samoa. Being allowed to eat the fruit off the trees was awesome too. Good way to try most of the tropical fruit the island has to offer. The best part of the Fales is not having to worry about too much noise and disturbing other guests as opposed to being in a hotel. These reviews don't do the Talanoa Fales justice. You have to try it out for yourself :)
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Date of stay: July 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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ReesJulia wrote a review Jan 2014
Wellington, New Zealand18 contributions4 helpful votes
Me and a group of friends stayed here for 7nights in October and just fell in love the moment we arrived. What really attracted us had to be the fact that Jacinta was very on to it when we first enquired and answered all our questions via email before we had even booked - she really is a jem. The two fale's we rented out were clean and tidy and had all we needed. On nights that we couldn't be bothered going in to town to a bar or nightclub, we were able to have drinks on the patio and just relax and unwind. The fale's are not too close yet not too far from town.Thanks for everything Jacinta. Forever grateful. :)
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Date of stay: October 2013
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Suliveta T wrote a review Dec 2013
Kapaau, Hawaii1 contribution
HIGHLY recommend staying here. Jacinta is the most gracious Samoan lady. Her staff are extremely friendly and helpful.........expect a large bowl with fruit, when you arrive. The grounds are fantastic and a daily walk around to see all the fruit and foliage that is there is a must. There's enough bananas to feed a village, the papayas are huge and pineapples, avocados were abundant. The fales are the perfect size with all you need to prepare meals, they are clean and the linens are nice. It's such a gorgeous spot nestled along the side of Mt Vaea so, it's nice and cool at night. You don't want to miss Talanoa Fales. My wife and I will be back next year.
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Date of stay: December 2013
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Talanoa Fales Accommodations
Which popular attractions are close to Talanoa Fales Accommodations?
Nearby attractions include Samoa Cultural Village (4.3 km), Immaculate Conception Cathedral (4.2 km), and Robert Louis Stevenson Museum (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Talanoa Fales Accommodations?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Talanoa Fales Accommodations?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Talanoa Fales Accommodations?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Talanoa Fales Accommodations?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Talanoa Fales Accommodations?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paddles Restaurant, Nourish Cafe, and Milani Caffe.
Does Talanoa Fales Accommodations have airport transportation?
Yes, Talanoa Fales Accommodations offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Talanoa Fales Accommodations?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.