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Moanalisa Hotel

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Moanalisa Hotel is named after daughters of the owners Liz and John Hunt who first built the hotel in 2010. The hotel is located in Vaitele on the main road between Apia and the airport only a few minutes from Apia city. Liz and John manage the hotel along with their children - which makes it very much a family affair. They are ably supported by their other friendly and helpful staff members and boast having one of the best restaurants in town. Their goal is to make every guest feel like a member of the family. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated, extremely clean and well appointed with new LCD TV, bar fridge, telephone, and coffee/tea making facilities in room. There are many local amenities close by including transport to/from the city or airport, car rental, bank and a medical center right outside the front door. The newly built Vaitele Markets are also located right across the road from the hotel. All this combines to truly make Moanalisa Hotel your family and home in the heart of Polynesia.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Kids pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Paid Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Stayed there during the 2017 PIF Leaders Meeting. Loved the simplicity. Try the Taro chippies... I'm a convert! A friend recommended I must try it when there and boy I loved it. Dip the crispy fried taro in the Palusami Sauce and voila! Thank you for a great Samoan experience!
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As soon as you arrive, you are greeted by friendly staff. A true family business with value for money and a great location. Plus a world class chef running the restaurant. The food was AMAZING. Air conditioning, clean rooms and al beautiful pool to sit beside and sip your
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Stayed for nearly 2 weeks. Loved it. The owners are awesome and so are the staff. True samoan hoapitality. If you arrange in advance you get picked and dropped from the airport. The chef cooks awesome meals.
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I had the Best Experience staying at The Moanalisa Hotel. It is Perfectly Located if you are a tourist. you are close to everything! There's a Money Exchange shop next door as well as 2 major banks(ANZ and bank of Samoa)less than 1 min walk from the hotel. Right across the
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Lovely stay with very hospitable staff and grounds people. When you walk through the doors you enter an oasis right in the middle of town close to all the markets and shops. Perfect for your stay while in Apia with a beautiful pool. The restraurant was delicious as well!
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"The Villas are nice with a/c"
"stay in a villa if you can afford it, theres a special place out back you can park your car"
"ground floor rooms have more privacy"
"asked to view your room before staying"
"we had room number 15 and it was great."
US$120 - US$136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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