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Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Sinalei Resort between 23-28 December 2016. the resort itself is lovely, the fales are perfectly fine and we were lucky enough to have a beachfront fale which was perfect and very comfortable. The tropical gardens are gorgeous as is the beach and lagoon. The resort itself on the East Coast of the island which seemed to get...

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Port Lincoln, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just returned home after a lovely, relaxing 12 day stay at Sinalei and WOW is how I would best describe the resort! On arrival into Samoa we were picked up at the airport by Sinalei staff and transported to the resort - the drive goes quite quick (approximately 40mins) but you forget about the time as there is...

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Burnley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There was no driver to pick us up at the airport despite a confirmation so we got a taxi, which turned out fine. Check in was fine, but we were surprised to be taken on a tour of the resort before being shown to our room, as some people will have travelled many hours to get here, and it was...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

What does a 5 star resort mean to you? For me it's comfort, superb service, excellent cuisine, unforgettable experiences, beautiful views, welcoming and warm hearted staff because although you're on holiday you also want to feel at home.I believe Sinalei provided this and more. Sinalei resort is located in one of the most beautiful spots in Samoa. It's on the...

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New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just had the privilege to enjoy Sinalei for 8 days and fallen in love with Samoa and Sinalei. You are welcomed by a lovely driveway through the 9 hole golf course with ocean views. Then the gardens guide you through to your Fale - we stayed in the Ocean View ones C&D and loved them. however if you...

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Sinalei-Reef-Resort, Manager at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Talofa! Thank you very much for an awesome and heart-warming review! We do our best to keep that Samoan friendly and hospitable culture in tact while facing the challenges of modernization. It's sometimes difficult to balance the two when dealing with guests' comfort. We are glad that you had a lovely time here at Sinalei and hope that you will...

Currumbin, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I did have a nice time and it ticks a lot of boxes. Nice pool, nice rooms, good golf course for a resort and yes the staff are very loveable. There is no doubt about it. However, for the price you pay it seems to come up short. You feel like you are at the Pacific Fawlty...

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Sinalei-Reef-Resort, Manager at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Talofa! Thank you for your review and feedback. We are happy that you had a nice time here at Sinalei. We understand how you might have found the Samoan laid back culture frustrating at times. We do our best to hire staff from the local villages and training them can be challenging. As you realized, they are very friendly and...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our daughter and son-in-law recently celebrated their wedding here on the beach, it was an absolutely magnificent location for a beach wedding, the staff were so friendly and the service was wonderful. I can highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a destination wedding.

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Sinalei-Reef-Resort, Manager at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Talofa Lava! Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. We had so much fun doing your daughter's wedding. We aim to make occasions like this as memorable as possible to our guests. We hope to see you, your family, and your friends again here at Sinalei. Fa'afetai Lava and much alofas!

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed here for 3 night over New Year, a mix up with Agoda booking and they sorted it no problem. Rooms are clean and modern and with good AC. Bathrooms a re light and bright Staff are excellent, food is excellent, and bar and poolside is marvelous. Good beach, great jumping are next to a deep pool spring. On site...

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Sinalei-Reef-Resort, Manager at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Talofa lava! We aim to please and we will do everything in our power to make our guests as comfortable as possible. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Sinalei and hope that you will be back to Samoa soon! Thank you very much for your review and for being so understanding. Fa'afetai lava and alofas to...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a short getaway to recharge and Sinalei definitely provided. Absolutely gorgeous location, restaurant over the water, local band serenading us every night and staff that couldn't do enough for you. We will definitely be returning to this piece of paradise. The magic was also enhanced by the peace and quiet. This is not the place to go if...

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Sinalei-Reef-Resort, Manager at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Talofa Kelly! Thank you for an awesome review! We are touched that you found Samoa and Sinalei a magical paradise. We will do our best to continue giving the kind of service our guests expects. We can't wait to have you back here. Let us know when you do. We treat our returning guests even better!!! Fa'afetai lava and alofas!

Masterton, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't rate the place highly enough. You know when your very overdue a holiday, well this is the place to come. The vista from Senalei is more beautiful than the pictures on the Internet. It is just what you think a Pacific Island should be. We had a beachfront room with the balcony overlooking the beach, so relaxing going...

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Sinalei-Reef-Resort, Manager at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Talofa Amanda! We wish all our guests were as lovely and as nice as you! We are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday here in Samoa and the time you spent with us. We make it a point that our guests leave happy and content. Thank you very much for your heart-warming review. We look forward to seeing you...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An untouched beach front paradise, where the irresistible beauty of nature surrounds you. Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa offers a range of 29 villa hideaways with garden, ocean view or beach side settings, and stunning abundant tropical surrounds. An absolute utopia for couples and honeymooners accepting guests over 12 years of age only. *WIFI & Internet access is available at the Resort at an additional charge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa

Address: Siumu, Apia, Upolu 1510, Samoa
Region: Samoa > Upolu > Apia
Price Range: €182 - €288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Sinalei Reef Hotel Apia
Sinalei Reef Apia
Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa Samoa/Apia
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Apia
#1 Romantic Hotel in Apia
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Apia
#1 Luxury Hotel in Apia
#2 Family Hotel in Apia
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“Pay the extra for Ocean View or Ocean front rooms although even the Garden rooms are still quite close to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles davidP3883RP, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Any ocean view room”
 of 5 bubbles RichardT553, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Ocean View Rooms C & D are best - better value than the ocean front fale's.”
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 of 5 bubbles KiwiGs, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“big villa by beach best - but more expensive”
 of 5 bubbles haysinarabia, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We downloaded the resort map and chose, but actually all the rooms were to a high standard.”
 of 5 bubbles amandahorne50, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
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