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Vaisala Hotel
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Savai'i
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

My fiance Siosefa Tupa'i and I stayed here for 7 nights, it was the best having our own hideaway, thoroughly enjoyed our stay, perfect spot, the beach is to die for, the staff were excellent and the owner Kolone Vaai is just the perfect host, very charming and hospitable, we will definitely stay here again in the not too distant future, highly recommended.

Fa'afetai Kolone xo!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

This is one of the best kept secrets on Savai'i island.

We brought our Killara West Pymble junior rugby tour here in 2012 and we loved it so much we toured again in 2013 with Gordon Junior rugby.

The service from the staff to the owner Kolone who runs the hotel is very professional. They really look after you and make sure you are taken care of. The food is to die for, fresh produce from taro to lobsters!! they really strive on making sure guests are fed well and lots of it because thats the Samoan way.

The rooms are fine, nothing wrong them we spent most of the time on the beach the only time we came back to the rooms was to sleep! they have air conditioning and fans, beds are comfy and have a nice little deck where you can enjoy a drink or 2 with your neighbours.

The coral on the beach is simply stunning! our tour party had an absolute fabulous time playing beach volleyball (make sure you get Tommy one of the staff there, on your team can play that boy), swimming and enjoyed the great entertainment Vaisala put on for us while there.

The hotel band is fantastic and the fiafia night even better.

We will be definitely be going back for future tours and will also be suggesting Vaisala Beach resort to friends and family.

The outdoor deck they have when you have dinner, breakfast, lunch etc...is one of the best. The view when the sun sets is amazing.

Thank you Kolone and staff for making us feel welcome and as always we were sad to leave you guys. We will see you again soon for the next trip and hope to bring a new bunch of players and families to experience the beauty of Vaisala Beach resort and Samoa.

Dont hesitate to book, you will not be disappointed!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

Recently spent a day at Vaisala whilst staying at a nearby resort. It is a large, old style Samoan hotel, looking a bit worse for wear. We had lunch at the hotel, on a large, high deck/balcony overlooking the sea. The view was fabulous. Contrary to other reviews, we enjoyed a good lunch and staff were very pleasant and helpful. We did not stay there, so I can't comment on the accommodation. I have rated Vaisala as very good, as we had an enjoyable day there. However, the main reason for our visit there was to snorkel, which we found disappointing. It was good to have an outdoor shower to rinse off in after our swim. Overall, a worthwhile trip to see another small part of Savaii.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

Look beyond the tiredness of this place and experience the tranquility of the location. If you want 5 star don't come here but you will miss out on something unique.
We thought the food was OK, breakfast was great with a good choice. The rooms although basic were clean ( the bed was very hard ) and most of all it was cheap .
The snorkeling here is reputed to be the best on the island and we were not disappointed with lovely coral with an abundance of fish life. The best snorkeling is at low tide as the lagoon gets quite deep at high tide but swimming is also good at low tide.
This place is on the dry side of the island so there is not much chance of rain.
We stayed for 2 nights and for me this was enough as I realize that I do like some of the home comforts.!!.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

Didn't spend the night here, just came for lunch. Was quite run down. Bad food. Not sure of the prices but you'd need to be desperate to stay here. If you are on a tight budget, look at the budget fales in the Manase area. That's a great spot! Or the nearby Vaimoana is a great place to stay instead.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

though a little run down probably due to the sunshine, this is a classic venue. Our family of 9- adults, nana and teenagers had an absolutely fantastic stay at Vaisala. The rooms comfortable, clean, air conditioned (which helped after your long day in the sun), serviced. Very helpful staff, only to happy to help. The food - lots of choice and great that all of the vege's and fruit cam from the hotels plantations...and the lobster we had was delicious too huge for nana so we shared. This beach is the best in savaii always deep and the snorkelling fantastic...lots to do for teenagers 17/7-20/7/13...we wished that we had come here instead of spending a couple of days in manase beach fales...have car can travel anywhere on the island

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Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

The Vaisala Hotel was a great hotel in its day but has sadly slipped into a state of decay, which would be a challenge to reverse. The plumbing is dire...in our school group we even had water from the room above leaking through the ceiling and down the light cable of the room below. The hotel complex is vast and rambling. However, all these deficiencies can be overlooked given the warmth of the welcome and the delightful host/owners, who made us feel so welcome.
Vaisala Bay is an idyllic location in the remotest NW corner of Savaii. I recommend a stay here if you aren't worried about five star accommodation. The staff are just the greatest and the breakfast buffet the best I have ever seen in Samoa!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Vaisala Hotel
Address: Northern Coastal Road | Vaisala, Savai'i, Samoa
Region: Samoa > Savai'i
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Savai'i
Number of rooms: 114
Also Known As:
Vaisala Hotel Samoa

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