Aggie Grey's Hotel, Apia, Samoa
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Spindoctors
S 13° 49.952 W 171° 45.620
2L E 417830 N 8470664
Quick Description: One of the most famous and oldest hotels in the South Pacific.
Location: Samoa
Date Posted: 11/18/2010 3:07:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMA52W
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NFreitas
Views: 7

Long Description:
The Hotel was founded by Aggie Grey in 1933 as the old British Club.

In the 1940's it became a renowned club for American servicemen stationed in Samoa during World War II.

Soon after the war, the location became a popular holiday spot for celebrities including Marlon Brando and author James A Michener. Some people say Aggie Grey was the basis for the character Bloody Mary in the book Tales of the South Pacific.

Today, the hotel is made up of the main wooden building, which includes the reception, restaurant and ocean views, as well as a series of fale-like bungalows and pool-side rooms.

The hotel puts on a 'traditional' Samoan fiafia show every Sunday night.
Name of the Hotel: Aggie Gray's Hotel and Bungalows

Address:
Main West Coast Road Vaisigano, Apia, Samoa


Number of Rooms: 146

Height in floors: 3

Hotel Rating: 3.5 Stars

Hotel since: 1/1/1933

Date Building was built: 1/1/1900

First use of building:
Hotel


Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): no

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Hotel website (if available): [Web Link]

Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): Not Listed

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): Not Listed

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: Not Listed

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Casper&Aero visited Aggie Grey's Hotel, Apia, Samoa 5/3/2013 Casper&Aero visited it