How to Book a Hotel Room in Samoa

Samoa, the heart of Polynesia, is one of the last frontiers of the South Pacific. Colonized last century by the major empires, Britain, Germany, and America, now what remains of the old empires are colonial estates converted to hotels. This article will show you how to book in a restored colonial hotel.

Steps

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    Search for colonial style bed and breakfast in Samoa.
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    Decide which kind of room you want. En suites have their private bathroom. Shared Facilities may share bathrooms with one or two other rooms.
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    Long term stays can be much cheaper so email for rates.
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    Add a vehicle with your room to get around the island. It may be cheaper to get a package deal with the hotel for a rental.
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    Email the hotel to get more information if you have questions.
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    Check the hotel's rating on travel sites for guests comments and suggestions.
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    Ask about a tour around the island. Most hotel's can arrange private or group tours around the island. Seeing some of the best beaches on island.
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    When you arrive, pick up a free guide and map and explore the island. Most airports and hotels will have free guides for the sights and restaurants on island.

Tips

  • Make sure you see a Fia Fia show. Fire knife dancing with mesmerizing traditional siva (dancing).
  • The restored colonial hotel often accommodates families, NGO (non government organizations) volunteers, medical staff and students, and business visitors. They can meet your needs for affordable accommodation.
  • Air conditioned rooms are more expensive, but other rooms have ceiling fans that keep you cool and are more affordable.
  • Renting a room and car will give you a much cheaper rate on the car than any other place on island.
  • You can decide via their booking site what your dietary needs are.
  • Avoid using large booking engines and contact the hotel directly. Large booking engines online can charge heavy fines for their services. Rather book direct with the hotel on their site if they have one. This way, the full amount will go to the hotel.

Warnings

  • When out and around the island bring bug spray.
  • Watch out for so called Resorts as they can be expensive 2 star hotels at most.
  • Avoid piggies crossing the road when driving. Running one over can be very costly.
  • Don't drink tap water. You will thoroughly regret it.

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