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My husband and I booked this hotel for our honeymoon. When we arrived, the hotel gave us a garden view instead of the ocean view that we paid for. The difference between a garden view and ocean view is obvious. Anyone can differentiate that. The hotel did nothing to correct this error except insisting us to keep the room. Why would we wanted to pay more and get less' That doesn't make sense. We thought that was deceiving and very frustrating. We booked a nice hotel, nice room to enjoy one of the important events in our lives to celebrate our honeymoon. Instead, we got a terrible experience from the hotel, ruined our trip. We will never come back or recommend this hotel to anyone. It's a shame that this hotel ruins the hotel brand by operating such a deceiving business. Please be honest.
"Great resort with a white sand bottom swimming pool ."
I was most impressed with the white sand swimming pool area where anyone can walk into the swimming pool, because of the gradual slope. There are many lounge chairs around the pool area which is also located next to the beach area. The staff waited on us to the point where we did not have to get out of our beach chairs until we needed to use the restroom. They would bring us drinks, food, and just about anything we might request. This hotel is also excellent for large groups in addition to couples.
We stayed 2 nights here prior to going to Moorea and one night upon our return from Moorea. We were welcomed well on each occasion - the fruit juice and cold flannels were much appreciated! There is a supermarket close by. You will need to purchase water. The breakfasts are varied and plentiful and there is live music playing while you dine. It's worth waiting till 5:30pm for the 'buy one, get one free' cocktail hour. The staff speak good English and are very accommodating re late check out - we got a 2:30pm check out before catching our taxi to the airport. Wifi is only available in the lobby area - which we got used to and actually helped us 'holiday' in every sense. We spent the days lying on the day beds looking out to sea (need to 'claim' them by mid morning if you want a good position). We would stay there again.
Having read previous reviews on Trip Advisor we were a little cautious about staying at this property. We were however very pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed our time at Le Meridien. The rooms looked as though they had been recently renovated and were large, clean and comfortable. The large sand-bottom pool was fantastic, and we found the staff friendly and accommodating. There is a supermarket just 3 minutes walk away and a few other local shops and restaurants. We had two days staying here before heading to Moorea and Bora Bora and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
"Classic resort experience"
I stayed at the Le Meridien for one night before leaving French Polynesia. As I had already visited downtown Papeete and Moorea, I was not fussed about the location (which is about 15 to 20 minutes taxi ride from downtown Papeete). The property is a pretty classic western resort experience. Large comfortable rooms with plenty of amenities (e.g. fridge and kettle for tea/coffee), a couple of bars, a restaurant, large pool area and helpful staff that all speak excellent English. A nice spot to spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool before an early flight out the next morning.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM