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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Taumesina Hideaway is a great place to stay - mainly because of Sara and her family, not to mention the world's friendliest dog. As others have noted the units themselves are of the same sort of standard as a cabin in a NZ campground plus basic fridge, TV, ensuite bathroom - but set in gorgeous grounds with the lagoon right...

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Kawerau, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 August 2013

I was very pleased I made the effort to discover Taumesina, its tucked out of the way opposite Apia park down Matautu way ( the road that goes inland from by the port, just around the corner from Aggies Hotel) The buses are frequents (less than a tala) and taxi just 5 tala,but I walked to town most days I...

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1Thank amysmum578
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Taumesina Hideaway is an absolute gem. The location is fantastic - right on the lagoon where you can swim, watch the sun rise, and even check out the paddlers practicing some nights. Its serene and beautiful. Yet its only 5 minutes - and a 5 tala taxi ride away from Apia where you can eat, drink and shop to your...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 July 2013

I loved staying at Taumesina. I had to work in Apia, but I was happy to be based right on the lagoon, so I could start each day with a swim before enjoying Sara's delicious breakfasts. Sara and Masi are fabulous friendly hosts and really understand the meaning of going the extra mile. Their daughters, Celia and Sarona make you...

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Stirling, Australia
Reviewed 6 July 2013

We were walking back from Apia the day we were to check in to this idyllic place when Sara was just coming back from somewhere when I rushed her at the traffic lights to ask if she could take us back to the hideaway. What a great host. I'm sure we put her out as she had to take us...

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Thank Nabsie
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Stayed at Taumesina for a week and while the rooms are basic they are a great size for the price with kitchen sink, fridge and bathroom. Being right on the edge of the lagoon meant a lazy swim before every breakfast. Sara was a fantastic hostess, always smiling and read to help. Will definitely stay here again!

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1Thank abbeyd23
Cambridge, null, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Taumesina Hideaway was perfect for me. If you have to healthy feet you can walk into town, the only thing which made me take a 5Tala-Taxi was the sun! It's the perfect location and the breakfast right next to the beach is just wunderful - just ask for the "avocado-oil-pancake"!!!!! Sara and Masi will make everything easy for you and...

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Kapaau
Reviewed 21 November 2012

If your idea of a holiday is staying at the Ritz-Carlton........don't go to Taumesina but if your idea of the best holiday ever is enjoying authentic Samoan village life, peace, relaxation and beautiful scenery beyond measure, then TAUMESINA will be your little "slice of heaven"!! Masi and Sara exude genuine Samoan hospitality and make everything so easy for you. The...

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2Thank Cheryl T
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 October 2012

I can recommend this venue to anyone and EVERYONE ! Sara and Masi excelled as hosts and went beyond the call of duty to help us , making our experience in Samoa memorable. The best accommodation just ! outside Apia. Pickups and drop-offs perfect even when plane times are very late. Sara is super organised, punctual and exceptionally helpful, referring...

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Thank Anita C
Te Anau, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 October 2012

We spent our last night in Samoa at Taumesina Hideaway & loved it. A great haven from the hustle & bustle of nearby Apia - although the dogs & roosters made for an early awakening! Great breakfast treat. Wonderful self-contained cottages & very special dining area. Sara went out of her way to transport us back to the centre of...

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Address: Taumesina Reserve | Moata'a, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Region: Samoa > Upolu > Apia
Price Range: $40 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Units with bathrooms include air condition and fridge.”
sina_maria2003, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The newer rooms have hot water and air con!”
E5578PPsimonef, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“pre book the air-port shuttle bus”
bottlo74, 18 May 2014 | Read review
“The units are worth the extra money for the space and facilities they come with.”
PipGuy, 11 Aug 2013 | Read review
“No. 4 is good as no one has to walk past it.”
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SPYC, 19 Aug 2012 | Read review
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