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Allysha P
Newport, United Kingdom

Fantastic, homely, wonderful

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 Apr 2019
A huge thank you to Lynn and her hard-working team for making us feel so welcome.

We're two medical students from the UK who stayed at Lynn's for a month. We were a bit apprehensive (we couldn't have been further from home!) but within a few hours we had been made to feel at home. As soon as we arrived at the airport, Karl was on hand to help us sort out sim cards and cash; he even grabbed us a coconut on the ride to Apia. When we arrived we were given fresh fruit to enjoy and showed to our room.

The rooms are comfortable and clean. It's good quality for what you pay, with air conditioning. We initially shared a bathroom with another room which was fine and were upgraded with a week to go to a room with an ensuite. The hotel is lovely, with a great pool and kitchen area that you can use at any time.

The food was also incredible - breakfast (included in the price for students) was delicious - I'll very much miss the papaya! We also ate dinner in a few times and it was exceptional. Sunday lunch is provided and definitely worth hanging around for!

There is a shop next door which is open 5.30am-10.30pm, even on Sunday (otherwise unheard of in Samoa). It's well stocked and you can run up a bill corresponding to your key, so that you can use eftpos/card to pay instead of cash.

Karl was great for excursions, and would help us plan complete weekends away. Car hire was $100 tala (around £33) for a day, and very easy to sort out. The service was just incredible!

For student doctors/people looking to work at the hospital, the location really couldn't be better.

Can't recommend enough! Thanks all, hope to see you again soon!
Date of stay: March 2019
Room Tip: Main house is best for pool access and breakfast. Long-term accommodation was cheaper but a...
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Talofa lava,

Thank you for this great review. Really glad you had a awesome time. Hopefully we will have you back in the future.
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Reviewed 26 March 2019 via mobile

I booked and paid deposit for my family of 45 to stay here last year in December. I Advise the owner at the time I booked if its a definite that we can stay there as South Pacific games are on at this time which she advise at time yes for sure. NOW 3months out for our 1st family trip they come back to me saying they cant accommodate us anymore after months of sending emails of room allocation and invoice pricings they just think its cool to just brush our booking to side without any help or compensation to try find another place because now its so hard to find anything for our group.
This will never happen in any other country due to consumer acts but I dont see Samoa having any of this in place to protect consumers!!Shame on this facility for being greedy and non compliant to consumers!!if anyone know and can help try rectify this complaint i would be happy to hear it cause I find this so unfair and appalling.
Thanks

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Tuli Tony S
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Reviewed 14 February 2019

Lynn's Getaway is locative nearby Apia town, 15minutes walking distance. Supermarket, resturant, petrol station are just next door. Accommation is easy. Breakfast is attractive. I could not wait every morning for the nutritious papaya. While the cats are a lovely scene. The puppy dog is cute. The staff are friendly help always. Lynn's also provide car rental with reasonable price.We rented car always for sight seeing for the bus normally does not go to the spot directly, or the interval is too long. All in all, Lynn's is the place could provide common helping for tour in Samoa.

Room tip: Family room
Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rosemarie2685, Front Office Manager at Lynn's Getaway Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2019

Talofa lava,

Thank you for your great review. Hope to see you back.

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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Lynn's Tropical Mountain Villa - Afiamalu House

Initially stayed here with my 3 young girls for a month in March, Loved it so much we returned for another 7 months. Without a doubt would recommend this accommodation to those preferring fresh cool air of the mountains rather than the heat and bustle of Apia. Great location, beautiful setting and lots of room to entertain and have visitors.

Great having a fully fenced house with all the mod coms of home. My girls loved being able to use the pool at Lynns Getaway Hotel when in town, it is such a bonus. We also hired a car from Lynn which was hassle free.

But the highlight would have to be the service. Warm welcome from the start. Always available to sort any issues and quick to respond to any queries. Thank you Lynn for sharing your beautiful home.. Thank you Karl, Fata, Na'i and all the staff for making our stay so memorable.PS Girls & cat send an extra huge hug.

Date of stay: March 2018
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Rosemarie2685, Front Office Manager at Lynn's Getaway Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2019

Talofa lava Niki,

Thank you so much for this awesome review. Was a pleasure getting to know your family. Hopefully see you back here.

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Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

I wanted to thank you Lynn and your entire stuff for making me have an amazing time, feel safe, feel at home, and for everything you have done for me! I will never forget you all, and I’m lookinh forwards to come back someday and without any doubt I’ll go there again!!! I have a piece of all of you in my heart!!! People should know you are the best option to choose!!! Thank you very much! Sincerely, Jessica from Uruguay!

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Rosemarie2685, Front Office Manager at Lynn's Getaway Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Talofa Jessica,

Thank you for this great review. Hope to see you back in the future.

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Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Stayed 2 weeks at Lynn’s, pleasant clean guesthouse with friendly staff, catered for breakfast and dinner. Single rooms or separate suites. Clean pool for hot days and 5 minute walk to hospital so seems to attract lots of worldwide medical staff, students which makes for interesting conversations. Not a hotel in the normal sense, highly recommended if you want company

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Netzler, General Manager at Lynn's Getaway Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Talofa Robb,
Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and also for this fantastic review! We definitely are unique when it comes to typical accommodation as we like to bring the community together. Please let us know in the future on how we can make your next stay 5 stars so we can continue to improve our service.

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