Where to Find Motel Accommodation in Samoa
Looking for an affordable place to stay? Perhaps something low-key where just the bare essentials are the main priority rather than overpaying for all of the usual holiday fluff? You might be interested in staying in a motel in Samoa! Only available in the most convenient locations: either in the capital, Apia, or by Faleolo Airport and Mulifanua Wharf, Samoa’s motels are here to make your life easy. Check them out in this list of the best motels in Samoa.
Before we begin, be sure to also open The Best Samoa Travel Guide: Plan a Trip to Samoa the EASY Way for more effortless holiday planning.
1. Transit Motel
Offering perhaps one of the most convenient motels in Samoa, Transit Motel is your go-to when you need a place to stay between flights or taking the ferry. Located moments away from Faleolo International Airport and Mulifanua Wharf, Transit Motel not only offers shuttles to these transport connections but a selection of fan and air-conditioned rooms. Sitting firmly in the budget category, rooms are basic but comfortable enough with layouts to suit families to even solo travellers in the dormitory rooms. What’s more, there’s a restaurant on-site providing an easy option to replenish. In true South Seas style, the accommodation also has an outdoor pool.
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2. Le-Ric Housing Motel
Especially catering to families, Le-Ric Housing Motel is designed for the ultimate timeout with all of the essentials at your fingertips. There are eight two-bedroom units surrounding an inviting swimming pool and tennis/basketball court, offering plenty of recreation too! Your tastefully furnished unit comes complete with air-conditioning, as well as an open-plan lounge and kitchen with all of the fixings. Find this motel in the Apia village of Vaitele. For more family-friendly stays, don’t miss the 25 Best Family Resorts in Samoa.
3. Vicky’s Motel
Also in the Vaitele suburb, Vicky’s Motel offers a range of studio units with layouts for families to the business traveller. Adjust to your budget with fan and air-conditioned rooms, while each has some sort of lounge and dining furniture and an ensuite bathroom. There’s a communal kitchen if your unit doesn’t already have private cooking facilities, while the on-site restaurant provides an alternative option for food. For more options with kitchen facilities, take a look at the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Samoa.
4. Valentine’s Motel
For a more central stay in Apia, consider Valentine’s Motel. Ideal for a short stay with irresistible prices, the motel is more like a guesthouse than a motel with private ensuite rooms situated in a renovated family home. The homely hospitality extends all the way to breakfast when your host cooks a warm and hearty meal included in the already reasonable rate. Relax with a game of pool in the lounge and have a wander in the garden where the tomb of the motel’s original founder lays proudly. For more affordable stays across the islands, have a look at the 25 Best Budget Accommodations in Samoa.
5. Ieu and Winnie’s Islands View Motel
Not only is Ieu and Winnie’s Islands View Motel on the island of Savai’i but it offers one of the more idyllic locations for motels in Samoa. On the water’s edge yet conveniently close to Salelologa for dining, convenience stores and catching the ferry, the motel boasts six studio units with ensuite bathrooms. The studios are pretty basic but provide a more down-to-earth Samoan experience.
6. Love & Caring Motel
A hidden gem in Apia‘s central Fugalei district, Love & Caring Motel is not just a motel with a cheesy name. Here, you’ll find some of the cheapest room rates in town! Sure, the room, which consists of solo, couple and family options, are as basic as they get but the soothing tones of the colour scheme and attention to detail on the towel and floral displays on arrival do show that, indeed, this motel has a lot of love and care.
7. Tatiana Motel Fugalei
If there couldn’t be more motel competition in Fugalei, Tatiana Motel Fugalei from the capital’s largest motel group boasts a wide selection of rooms with a range of upgrades, from budget rooms to corporate apartments. Whether you decide to choose the bare essentials or full self-catering facilities, know that you’re still getting just the basic but comfortable stay in Apia. There’s also the benefit of on-site parking, which is ideal in busy central Apia.
8. Tatiana Motel Tanugamanono
Located on the other side of town, near attractions like the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum and many of the cafes and restaurants listed in our The Food Guide to Apia, Tatiana Motel Tanugamanono could just be the motel in Samoa you were searching for. While all units are private, the usual clientele of this motel is long-term guests studying at the local university and hospital. Whether you’re here for the long or short term, the on-site outdoor pool will surely be your go-to after a long day in the hot Samoan sun.
More Motels and Places to Stay in Samoa
That’s it for our list of the best motels in Samoa! As you can see, motels are nowhere near the prominent accommodation type in the islands, so expand your options with some of these alternatives:
And if you’re still having trouble finding the perfect place to stay, be sure to also check out Where to Stay in Samoa: The 50 Best Accommodations in Samoa.