I was visiting Samoa as a medical student and had a wonderful time. I along with three friends stayed at Tatiana's for a month, and were made to feel very welcome.
Tatiana's has the best of a hotel and hostel feel, with private rooms with en suite, air conditioning and are cleaned daily - offering clean sheets and linen.
The communal area offers a homely feel, with a large TV and hard drive full of home comforts - both movies and television. Kitchen facilities are extensive, and Tatiana's offers a lovely free breakfast every morning.
You are quickly made to feel like part of the family at Tatiana's - and the owner Sandra is fantastic. She works in the tourism office in Apia centre and knows all the best places to stay, places to eat, things to do and willingly sorts everything from car rental to accomodation in the far reaches of Samoa.
Tat's offers easy and cheap access to the centre of Apia, the hospital (if you're a med student) and everywhere is an easy drive if you rent a car.
I would highly reccomend Tat's to absolutely anyone - couples, students, backpackers - it's a real home and hub to see such a beautiful country from.
I hope to see you all again when I can afford to come back :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the outskirts of Apia City within a 3 minutes walking distance to TTM Samoa National Hospital; Oceania University of Medicine and is also close to the National University of Samoa; Ministry of Education, RLS Museum and SPREP. Most popular location for families, medical students, conference/meeting participants, church, sports and school groups & those who like to be near town, not 'in' town in a peaceful, quality & relaxing environment at affordable unbeatable prices. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tatiana Hotel Apia
- Tatiana Hotel Tanugamanono
- Tatiana Motel -Tanugamanono Samoa/Apia