Ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.2 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
2.8 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 2, 2012 on Hotels.com
The hotel is situated in a beautiful garden. The rooms are simple but adequate. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Our only regret was the effort required to reach the bathroom during the night. If only each fale could have a private bathroom close by, it would be perfect. The location is rather remote, and we found it helpful to hire a car for the time of our stay.
for Familiesby Aimée
great experiencePosted Sep 6, 2012 on Hotels.com
We decided to try a not so touristy Fale on our last night in Samoa. It had been raining a lot and on arrival, having to dodge huge puddles to enter the compound, and faced with a bedraggled looking tree house fale and mangrove environment, my heart sank. However the welcome was genuine and delightful, the food good and plentiful, and even though it rained heavily that night we were quite comfortable on our mattrass with mosquito net. In spite of my worries there was not a bug in sight. Unfortunately the next morning , when the weather was brilliant again, we had no time left to go to the family beach, which would have been better for snorkeling than the one just close by
for Everyoneby Ian/Marjorie from Wellington, New Zealand
A very pleasant Samaon eco resort in the makingPosted Aug 30, 2012
Guests sleep in open walled Samoan fales, so be prepared for a different experience, but one with many attractions. Owner/manager Cort and his helpful Samoan colleagues are ll developing the site, so you can watch Samoan builders skillfully erect tree-houses and walkways to the pleasantly bushed site under the beautiful baobab tree, palms and tree ferns over the clear water of the lagoon.. Barking dogs and roosters woke us occasionally, but we slept comfortably and woke to watch an elegant heron catch his breakfast fish at our doorstep. Meals (and the bottles of Vailima beer) are large. The menu and service are basic(eg boiled egg, fresh local fruit, toast and tea for breakfast) but meals are well cooked and delivered with a smile to the restaurant fale which has electric lighting. Conversation with other guests was wide ranging and good fun. Cort and family and colleagues love to talk about the Gardens, Samoan life and swimming, kayaking and generally exploring the lagoons, seashore,bush and villages. They will take you wherever you need to go. The resort could do with somewhere more comfortable to relax,or read and attention to details like cleaning the kerosene lamps - some pressure Tilley lamps would help. Overall, we recommend Mangrove Gardens to eco/adventurous travellers or those wanting an experience of Samoan life with welcoming hosts. When another tree fale and a tidal pool (now under construction)have been completed this will be a delightful place to stay.
for Everyoneby Susi from Nz
Simple but great!Posted Jul 25, 2012
Pros: Tree house
Very simple ,but truly an experience in a life time, food was amazing ,all very friendly.....