Best hotels and hostels in Apia

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    Dave Parker's Eco Lodge

    Surrounded by rainforest and boasting jaw-dropping views of the coast, this delightful hilltop spot is an excellent escape from the heat of the big smoke. The main lodge houses eight tidy rooms and a suite; those wishing to get even further away from it all should opt for one of four bungalows set beside the very swimmable river.

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    Su Accommodation

    This friendly, family-run spot is an excellent choice for self-caterers and families. While there are clean motel-like rooms on-site, the spacious, fully appointed suites are the best option, with serviceable kitchens ideal for cooking up your finds from Maketi Fou (directly across the road) or either of the two large supermarkets bookending the property.

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    Lynn's Getaway Hotel

    This eccentric, social little spot attracts return visitors and long-term guests by the boatload. The two comfy common rooms, shared kitchen, poolside barbecue area and library lend Lynn's a true home-away-from-home feel, as do the hearty, host-prepared dinners (ST20, available on request). Discounted rental car rates are available for guests; if driving isn't your thing, island tours and hiking expeditions can be booked here.

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    Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Hotel & Bungalows

    If you ever wanted to step into a 1940s-era tale of the South Seas, this iconic hotel gives you the chance. Though completely refurbished in 2016, Aggie Grey's has retained its breezy, near-colonial atmosphere, while giving its spacious rooms a much-needed overhaul. In addition to the old-school ambience, the hotel boasts three on-site eateries, a bar, a spa, a gym and three pools, one with a swim-up bar.

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    Insel Fehmarn Hotel

    Blocky and nondescript from the outside, this large hotel is surprisingly welcoming and well equipped. All rooms have plenty of space (families should request a Garden Room on the ground floor) and excellent kitchens; ours had a full gas stove. Genuinely friendly staff are quick to respond to requests. There's a large pool area and a fantastic restaurant-bar; don't miss the Friday night barbecues.

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    Tanoa Tusitala

    One of the swankiest and most professionally run places in town, this hotel – instantly recognisable by its huge, traditional-roofed lobby – is nestled in lush gardens across from the sea wall. Rooms are big and elegant. Facilities include a pool with plenty of lounge chairs (there's also a kids' pool and playground, a rarity in Samoa), tennis court and gym, plus an excellent bar-restaurant.

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    Samoan Outrigger Hotel

    Set in a high-ceilinged, century-old timber building, this charming place is a bit out of town, but worth the short drive. Accommodation ranges from fale -style garden huts with mattresses on the floor to bright rooms with a choice of shared bathroom or ensuites. Bonuses include a good pool, afternoon cultural performances and car-rental discounts for those staying four or more days.

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    Amanaki Hotel & Restaurant

    This popular, two-storey hotel enjoys an excellent location – and equally excellent ocean breezes – across from the sea wall. The huge, comfortable rooms face a nicely landscaped pool. Guests and locals flock to the on-site restaurant for its breezy atmosphere and high-quality, reasonably priced seafood meals (supplied by the hotel's own fishing boats); the bar gets buzzy after dark too.

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    Taumesina Hideaway

    This quiet place, crouched by a lovely lagoon, offers the only beach fales in Apia. All are enclosed; three have shared bathrooms, while the rest come with ensuites and small fridges. Though the ocean views were somewhat spoiled by a nearby construction project at time of research, this is a good – if basic - a getaway for those seeking proximity to Apia without the city buzz.

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    Pasefika Inn

    Carved beams, siapo -inspired bed runners and bunches of polished coconuts lining the stairway add Samoan touches to this central, airy place that’s bettered by its spacious communal lounge, guest kitchen and pool. The good-looking rooms all have attached bathrooms. While the pricier rooms with terraces are bigger, they also pick up more noise from the busy road out front.

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    Samoa Tradition Resort

    Gorgeous grounds, divine digs and five-star service make this resort an absolute stand-out. Accommodation ranges from spanking new hotel rooms all the way up to massive luxury villas. The restaurant gets rave reviews; the Thursday night fiafias are superbly theatrical and shouldn't be missed. It's not cheap, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a more 'resorty' resort in Apia.

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    Annabelle Inn

    Set in a quaint, early-20th-century home, this sweet place offers comfortable, homey rooms and a sunny, sociable verandah restaurant that looks over to the marina. It's a quick stroll to the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve; those interested in a different kind of wildlife will rejoice in Annabelle's proximity to Apia's best bars and clubs. Non-night owls, be warned: it can get noisy.

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    Apia Central Hotel

    As the name suggests, this is one for those who want to be in the thick of it; everything from Maketi Fou, supermarkets, restaurants and nightlife are but a short walk away. The hotel doesn't rest on its good-location laurels, however, with big, impeccably clean rooms, bend-over-backwards staff and a lovely outdoor courtyard for escaping the humid din of Apia.

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    Aniva’s Place

    Run by the exceptionally charming Aniva, this two-storey suburban dwelling offers a homey, welcoming atmosphere with clean, comfortable rooms, an honesty bar, a library and a small pool. Excellent home-cooked meals are available on request for a small fee.

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    Le Manumea Resort

    Le Manumea inhabits the slightly cooler climes of the slopes above Apia. Despite being near the road, the large restaurant-bar fale, resort-style pool and attractive gardens bring plenty of island charm to this upmarket complex of six two-unit bungalows.

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    Valentine's Motel

    This friendly place has the feel of a big family home, a perception reinforced by the prominent tomb of a family member on the back lawn. Air-conditioned rooms with private bathroom and kitchenette are available for ST135.