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Tanoa Tusitala Hotel

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We stayed for 5 days and there were 45 family members. I'm glad that breakfast was part of the package as the food and drink prices at the hotel are expensive. It's a pity that there is no buffet dinner as we had to go outside the complex to eat. You do have an option to order off a menu... More 

Thank Loren72
GMTTH, General Manager at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, responded to this review

Talofa Loren We are glad that we were able to provide and cater for your family and that breakfast, the bar the pool and staff were a highlight of your stay. I'm happy your iPod was located but would also like to point out that the most common item left behind in hotels are phone and mobile device chargers. Our... More 

San Francisco, CA
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

This hotel is the best in Apia. The rooms are spacious, very clean, and modern. The bath products are cruelty free, which is a big plus for me. The grounds lovely with traditional Samoan touches throughout. The continental breakfast included with the room is much more substantial than the other hotels I stayed at in Samoa. The restaurant's food was... More 

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GMTTH, General Manager at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, responded to this review

Talofa Karen We appreciate your concise review of our property which essentially highlights all the elements of a good hotel experience - comfortable clean rooms, a great breakfast and food, ambience and feel and of course service. We are truly encouraged by your remarks as we do try our best to deliver a complete experience to our guests. In this... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 review
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Upon arriving to Tusitala, our school trip - Waitakere College Samoan Language Senior classes and Samoan Group 2015 - fell in love with the hotel straight away. Awesome rooms, spacious and very homely. The service from the staff, day in day out, especially with teenagers for 9 days at Hotel, was of high standard. Our students were in awe of... More 

Thank WezItamua
GMTTH, General Manager at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, responded to this review

Talofa Wez We are glad that we were able to look after your group of students for their trip to Samoa and thrilled that they felt so comfortable, well fed and were able to enjoy our pool and facilities. Do come back and don't hesitate to recommend us to other schools and colleagues. Regards Jason and the Tanoa Tusitala team. More 

San Jose, California
1 review
Reviewed 18 July 2015

My work takes me around the world staying in 5 and more rated star hotels. I always find myself comparing these hotels to Tanoa Tusitala Hotel of Western samoa....the environment, customer service, F&B and housekeeping, none comes close to making you feel at home like the Tanoa. A home away from home.

Thank Lina V
GMTTH, General Manager at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, responded to this review

Talofa Lina We are thrilled to receive such an overwhelmingly positive review. It is with a sense of pride that we are grateful for your encouragement and recognition. We are glad that the hotels warmth and character appeals to you and you have indeed found your home away from home. I can only imagine that the characteristics that you have... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

I've stayed at the Tusitala now for ten week-long work trips spread out over two years. The transport is reliable, the staff are kind and capable, and my rooms have always been wonderfully clean. The woodcarving artwork around the grounds is incredible. The beer is cold, the pool is refreshing, and the mini gym really gets the job done too.... More 

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GMTTH, General Manager at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, responded to this review

Talofa JKG It is extremely encouraging to get such positive feedback from a regular guest and we have been able to consistently meet your expectations over a long period of time. Adjectives such as reliable, kind, capable and clean continue to remind the team of what an excellent job they are doing and at the same time serve to reinforce... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Made sure we checked out the bar here for cocktails - boy were they good! Great service and fantastic setting by the pool. Didnt get a chance to try the food but lots of customers seemed happy with meals dining beside us! loved it here and will definitely aim to stay next time we are in Samoa.

Thank MerelSas
GMTTH, General Manager at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, responded to this review

Talofa Mere Well it seems curiosity got the better of you and you wanted to see what it was about the Tanoa Tusitala that made it the hotel of choice for the All Blacks on their recent trip to Apia. Its fantastic to hear that even though you didn't stay with us you enjoyed your cocktails and were able to... More 

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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The Tanoa was lovely for our family for our first island holiday. We wanted a bit of comfort and this worked out perfectly for us. The restaurant has a very small menu and not very affordable for everyday. The breakfast was lovely and the staff very friendly and happy to help. The FiaFia night is special and we really appreciated... More 

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GMTTH, General Manager at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, responded to this review

Talofa Aeroplane It is wonderful to hear that as a first time visitor to Samoa you enjoyed your stay with us. As with most of our guests you enjoyed being close to town and used the hotel as a base to enjoy other aspects of Samoa. Our Fia Fia night is always well received by our guests and our breakfast... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

I've stayed here a few times in the recent past, typically for one or so weeks at a time. The hotel is laid out among beautiful, well kept and verdant gardens (this is Samoa) and it is an easy walk across to the main Government offices and downtown. My room was comfortable and reasonably well furnished and clean but noisy... More 

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GMTTH, General Manager at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, responded to this review

Talofa Abarao Thank you for what appears to be an overall positive review of our hotel and its facilities. I do appreciate your comments regarding value and whilst this is subjective we wholeheartedly believe our pricing does reflect the services, facilities and location on offer. That being said we always need to remind ourselves that we must maintain a level... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

We left our 1st hotel after the 4th nite and we were able to move to the TENOA as we had many problems with the 1st.so we had 7 nites of near bliss (nite club fri n sat,boom)apart from those nites the tenoa was quiet and very peaceful.all the staff were so friendly and made us feel special along with... More 

GMTTH, General Manager at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, responded to this review

Talofa DugnSelina We are glad that we were able to assist in turning your holiday around to enable your family to experience true Samoan hospitality. Our staff are often mentioned on this forum in terms of their helpful and friendly nature and time and time again this serves to complement our facilities. We are glad that your daughter also enjoyed... More 

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1,096 reviews
226 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Stayed here 1.5 days in June 2015. Checkin and checkout were fast and efficient. Rooms are in a two-level U-shaped concrete block structure with stairs--- separate building from breakfast and reception. Bed was huge and comfy. Bathroom is basic but fine. bar/dining area is next to the pool-- and comfortable with nice gardens and sculptures around. I had lunch and... More 

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GMTTH, General Manager at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, responded to this review

Talofa Jena It appears overall that our hotel has met your expectations as far as your requirements were concerned. It does appear that the operator that we have commissioned to transfer our guests to and from the airport has detracted from the overall experience and I will be discussing this with them. We look forward to welcoming you again in... More 

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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Apia, the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel is the ideal Hotel for Business and leisure. It is located within walking distance to all major offices,and is easily accesable to all major tourist spots.There is 95 beautifully renovated guest rooms all with individually controlled Air Conditioning. Situated on 12 acres of landscaped gardens and offering all the facilities you would expect of a 4 Star Plus Hotel. The hotel features a swimming pool and children’s pool, Tamarind Specialty restaurant, tennis courts and Poolside Bar.Senakai Spa is located at the Hotel, and is the perfect place to rewind, relax and enjoy some wonderful Spa treatments. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tanoa Tusitala Hotel

Address: Beach Rd | Sogi, Apia, Upolu 1, Samoa
Region: Samoa > Upolu > Apia
Price Range: €122 - €226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tanoa Tusitala Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Apia
#5 Family Hotel in Apia
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“Ask for the ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles Churchill48, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pool Side Wing Rooms are best booked.”
 of 5 bubbles ilovecoffeefrappe, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in block 2 and 3 face towards a night club, not too bad yet the noise level is lower in block 1 and 4. Block 3 has the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles truelycosmopolitan, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Can get noisy if you have a room close to the pool. There are no lifts to the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles bnthrdonethat, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you have kids ask for the rooms by the playground”
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