My husband and I stayed here at the end of June 2012 before travelling to (Western) Samoa.
Wonderful place for those want R&R and would like to have somewhere close (metres) to enjoy the beach, pool or sit at the cafe at the back which has an outdoor area for those who would like a meal, alcoholic drink or just a coffee/juice in the afternoon reading a book. The plus was the cafe at the back which I thought should be classed as a restaurant of an evening as it had live music one evening, chilled out singer with a keyboard and the decor certainly was more upmarket but Polynesian style relaxed.
We stayed here for 3 days and enjoyed having the beach on our doorstep which was not affected by low tide being too low to swim. The water was clean at the beach and the tide was not strong, we were able to just float in the water without the tide taking us too far. We didn't use the pool so I can't comment. It looked clean though. The amenities are good, pool is just outside at the back which has shaded area with plastic tables and seating to use. Goat Island Cafe located also at the back of the hotel which had great food and friendly service. I would say the food here is probably one of the best choices around.
The only downside I found was late check-in time (3pm) when we arrived on an early flight at 1pm and had travelled from overseas and the room wasn't ready. The staff were very helpful and checked for us if the room was ready and seemed to go to great trouble to do so for us to get us into the room early.
Unfortunately when the room was ready the bathroom floor mat provided in the room was more like rag which had holes in it. Apart from that the stay was relaxing and very enjoyable. I didn't want to leave when the time was up to go back to Samoa (Western) to finish our holdiay.
Room had good a/c (split system), nice clean towels and a small fridge. Points to the hotel for not having it located in the bedroom area as they are often noisy. There was free internet access which was great for us to be able to use as were were on holidays and we could look up attractions for the rest of our holiday in Samoa etc and confirm flights on email. It was a little slow but who can complain as free internet is a rarity these days in hotels so it was great to have at all.
Our room was located near the curve part of the road located outside. The noise was 99% blocked by the bathroom being located at the back of the room which led onto the door access to the hotel room.
I would definitely like to return at some stage for a break for 3-4 days just for rest and relaxation as the beach at the doorstep was wonderful.
Book your car before you arrive, we found AVIS didn't have any rental cars available and we used one of the small car rental places which we could only rent a sedan which had seen better days. I would recommend getting a 4WD as the roads in American Samoa are in very sad state. The worst road is the road near the airport has more potholes than road.
Also make sure you wind your windows up if you don't like the smell of tuna when passing the tuna cannery located on the island.
P.S. For those who remember Pizza Hut pan pizzas in Australia like the "old days" drop on in to Pizza Hut near the airport and order the pizza that's the equivalent of a "supreme". Service is friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sadie's By The Sea is the only full service, beach front resort in American Samoa, located in the heart of the government and business centers of the island, and close to many tourist attractions. Sadie's by the Sea is a fun, charming resort with first class Polynesian service. Lush forested mountains surrounding Pago Pago's deep blue harbor complete the view from every room. Our private beach and clear warm water, just a few steps from your room, are perfect for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sadie`s By The Sea Hotel Pago Pago
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