"Great location property is beautiful, needs upkeep"
Very nice property with beautiful views and very convenient location. Is over priced and especially annoying are food and drink prices which while we can afford are so high we refused to really endulge mixed drinks at about 24$ a pop is seriously over priced as well as 70$ brunch
Traveller from candy
Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Place Jacques Chirac, Papeete Market, and …More
Travelled here 29th Mar - 03Apr with my partner and mother.
Stayed in two premium deluxe rooms in building 5.
Initially had mixed concerns booking this place due to the mixed reviews however none of the cons came to fruition. Absolutely loved it here. No issues at all. Lovely, friendly staff who were always open and warm. The rooms were both equally inviting and spacious. Yes perhaps slightly dated however does not impact on the quality of the overall stay.
Food was reasonably priced and filling. Front house staff spoke enough English if needed and were very attentive.
If you have concerns about the noise of the waves crashing, use your brain and don't visit an island destination. Yes the waves are loud however you're staying on the beach and should expect that. It was very calming and added to the ambiance. The issues of the towels as some have reported were not an issue. The system of the towel cards worked and we always had a towel given if provided. Other amenities such as soaps etc were also plentiful and replenished when needed. Pool was also inviting and well kept. Perfect for getting away from the western world and stresses to just let yourself melt away and relax.
Traveller from Auckland. NZ
Nestled on the beach, this Arue hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of James Norman Hall Home, Black Sand Beach, and Tomb of King …More
This hotel is not bad for one of the cheaper hotels in Papeete. Know that while it's only a few blocks from downtown it's in a light industrial area, so if you have trouble walking you might need to take a cab to find food. Luckily the cabs are not very expensive.
They do have a clever little trick going -- most flights arrive very early in the morning, but if you want to check in before 3pm they charge you an extra $90 even though the room is empty and waiting. Sometimes it's worth it, but if paying extra is going to be a problem check out some of the other hotels.
Traveller from Edmonds,
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Papeete Town Hall, Papeete Market, and Black …More
At first we were skeptical, but the place grew on us. If you want North American standards, go to the big hotels out of town. If you want an authentic Papeete experience stay here. Ask for an outside corner room for an amazing view of Moorea. Ignore the main street--you won't hear it after hours. Lobby is a breezeway; you have to turn on your room's air conditioner. Speaking French helps with the front desk staff but they try hard. Great location, if you are interested in the downtown. Easy walks to supermarkets. If you want golf and private beaches go to the big hotels. Lovely parks in three directions, shopping everywhere.If you want golf and private beaches, go to the big hotels instead. Acquaintances of ours who did so somewhat regretted not having our location here for at least part of the time on island.
Located in the heart of Papeete, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Parc Bougainville, Place Jacques Chirac, and Black …More
Restaurant Expensive and food not so good
If you need a cab try to get one on your own. Cab driver on call with the hotel is impolite rude and makes up charges against taxi policy. Fact we we learned later.
Located on the west coast of Tahiti, in Punaauia, this resort is situated on the edge of a lagoon. The property is just two …More
Hotel is obviously older, but looks to be recently upgraded.
However, room is not perfect. There is a horrible sewer gas odor coming from shower, a not so great mattress, spotty replenishment of coffee, cream and frequent short drops in room internet service.
Lack of seating: one chair at desk and a bed/sofa in room and two very uncomfortable chairs on patio. No good place to read due to uncomfortable seating/lounging everywhere.
Hotel is a $30 taxi ride from everywhere. Food at hotel $30+ per plate (but this seems to be standard). Small market and a couple of restaurants in center next door.
All staff are very nice and helpful.
Traveller from Dallas
Set on one of Tahiti's few sand beaches, this west coast resort offers views across the lagoon to Moorea and is just 15 km …More
Manama Beach Resort certainly did not disappoint. The location was excellent - close to all attractions and walking distance to shops. The resort was beautiful, intimate and cozy. It had a Tahitian feel to it and was not a large chain type of hotel feeling. It has a nice mix of garden bungalows, beach front bungalows and over the water bungalows.
It was so nice to have such friendly, caring staff that went above and beyond to service our needs. We had our 2 kids with us and they had it set up with extra beds at no charge despite the website saying it would be an extra charge.
We had an over water bungalow which was out of this world. We jumped off our balcony into the ocean and snorkeled amongst the coral reef just below our bungalow. There was even a glass cut out in the floor of the bungalow that we could see the coral reef and fish below us.
The room was always clean and every night the staff would come in to clean it up again and place beautiful flowers on our pillows. On our first night they brought a delicious pineapple cut out and refilled.
We rented kayaks and paddle boards and snorkel gear at no charge.
This was a dream vacation for us and they certainly delivered on that.
Traveller from Florida
Situated on a white sand beach, this resort is two km from Cook's Bay, six km from Belvedere, and 17 km from Tahiti.More
My girlfriend and I had a beach bungalow. It was quite large had a bathroom double bedroom and a sizeable kitchen dinner sitting room. There were two beds in the sitting room we swopped one for a bench as we wanted to sit in comfort we covered it in pillows. We cooked our own food to save money for our trip as we enjoy whale snorkelling diving walking ect. The surrounding back drop is so beautiful . Volcanic mountains covered in lush rainforest . At the front a calm lagoon protected by a reef. This is a quiet place to relax. There are sit on top canoes snorkel equipment cycles. We hired a small car. As we were leaving we noticed the owners had received a new dive boat rib. There is a honesty fridge with drinks on site. We prefer this kind of accommodation than busy more expensive places. The owners are very friendly and cant do enough to make you comfortable. Snorkelling with whales was amazing.
Traveller from England
This Haapiti resort is on the beach, 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Tiki Village Cultural Centre, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Tiahura …More
The best thing about this hotel are the grounds, which are maintained a little better than the hotel itself it seemed. Our room had a few damaged fixtures & fittings but was very comfortable. Neither of us like air con, but we were grateful of it in the sticky warmth of the rainy season. The menu wasn't bad but it was the same for lunch & dinner.
One reason I booked this hotel was direct access to the beach. There was an access gate but it was locked, probably for good reason, as there is a gap in the reef & heavy waves came right up to the sea wall. Luckily there's a swimming pool but it was rather small.
The staff were friendly & helpful & their English was better than my French.
Would I stay there again? Probably not, but mostly because of lack of beach access.
Traveller from London
Nestled on the beach, this Pirae resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Tomb of King Pomare V, Stade Pater, and James Norman Hall …More
Puna’auia is less than 10 km south of Faa’a Airport, and its restaurant scene is known throughout the islands. Many of Tahiti’s most luxurious homes are found here, often perched on hillsides high above the sea for optimal views. In town, you can visit the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands, or you can take an excursion to Mount Marau and nearby Punaruu Valley.