We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Orator Hotel

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Tanumapua, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 11: English reviews
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We booked for 10 days, but left after 6. When we arrived we were literally the only guests. You might think this is a good thing, but I can tell you, it leaves the place with nil atmosphere. For sure the staff are attentive (especially when you are the only guests) and the surroundings are magnificent, but it lacks maintenance... More 

Helpful?
Thank peterjdaly
wellington
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Recently stayed with a large family group for a week then returned again for another couple of nights. Breakfast was included in room rate and ensured a good start to the day. Served from 7am daily in open dining area which was lovely when the breeze blew through. Remember to wear insect repellant though. Dining staff were always friendly and... More 

Helpful?
Thank GotaBigFamily
Matatufu, Samoa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Took a relative from overseas for dinner on Steak Night, we both raved about it and even sent photos to FB so that our families and friends can see what they had missed. A week later I took my husband unfortunately they did not cook his steak the way he asked, we didnt return it as he is diabetic and... More 

Helpful?
Thank puluesi
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

This place is great, its exactly what you want in a place to stay - if you're at a conference and the like. For starters, the rooms are very close together for a hotel with such expansive grounds. The landscaping is amazing (the owner loves gardens) but the thought that went into planning the buildings is not. The pool is... More 

Helpful?
Thank dusky_maiden10
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

Breakfast selection of cereals and cooked (included in room price). Lunches big selection from the all day menu. Sometimes the fish was not available but otherwise food good. Dinner you could choose from the all day or the a la carte menus. Food excellent.

Helpful?
1 Thank Margaret S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
197 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

Stayed there for almost a week. The staff is attentive and friendly but management really needs to rethink a number of things: 1. The pool: the hotel has a nice 3 tier pool that is surrounded by wonderful landscaping. The problem is once you get close to the pool, you will feel disgusted to go in as its in a... More 

Helpful?
Thank SamDubster
Australia
Level Contributor
413 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

The food was served as smorgasbord and very fresh, tasted delicious. The music was great and we enjoyed the floor show. The setting is very nice. The staff were extremely friendly. We were there for a farewell dinner so we were piped into the hotel by staff and again on our departure. There is a bar in one corner of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robyn-and-Rob
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Had a 70th birthday celebration and it was beyond that i could ask for. The venue decorations was exceptionally beautiful, the staff were very accommodating. My hat off to Dane, Leata and team for making our dad's birthday extra special and one memorable one.

Helpful?
Thank Pearl V
Salem, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
158 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

This hotel had amazing food, a beautiful view, althought it was located in the middle of the island and made it difficult to go to and from. The hotel had a beautiful pool, friendly staff, and wonderful food. But again the location is problematic as it's almost 30minutes from town, and can be rather chaotic ride at night.

Helpful?
Thank Amanda T
Apia, Samoa
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

Twice disappointed with the food here during their Sunday buffets. They started of excellent in terms of quality and quantity but now not worth the price you pay. A pity though cos the setting is probably one of the best in the Apia area.

Helpful?
Thank andrew p

Travellers who viewed Orator Hotel also viewed

 

Been to Orator Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tanumapua, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Samoa  >  Upolu  >  Apia
Description
Relatively new property ate their twice on erecent trip

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Orator Hotel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?