Dave Parker Eco Lodge
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- Shuttle bus service
- Refrigerator in room
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Meal plan
TravelPod Member ReviewsDave Parker Eco Lodge Apia
I enjoyed my one night stay at Dave's Eco-Lodge. Everyone was very friendly and solicitous. I like the informality and homeyness of the lodge. My room was basic in the older section but I had a wonderful view of Apia at night. In the morning I got to drive into Apia with the owner. I had dinner and breakfast here; they were very good, but huge portions!
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