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"Not so bad"
I would be lying if I said it didn't need updating, having said that, it want that bad either. The location was excellent. The beach was right in the door step. Local shops were also within walking distance. The team working there were all very friendly. I personally had a great time there....... it's Tahiti after all!
"A grande dame in need of a facelift"
This hotel is situated perfectly - excellent location, beautiful setting on a hill, easy access to a pretty beach... All the elements are in place for a really tremendous resort. However. It's clear that money has not been spent on upkeep of the grounds and physical plant. It's shabby. It's rusted out. The over-the-water rooms are closed and look abandoned. The paint is peeling. The rooms themselves are fine, if a bit dated. Overall, it's a convenient place to stay especially if you're merely there overnight before a cruise (as I was), but I'd strongly suggest management invest some money in sprucing up the place (and reducing the astronomical prices for food and drink).
"Amazing Venue for Heiva Show and Banquet."
What a night! We had a most amazing time at the Meridien having booked tickets for the Heiva show with banquet. We had no idea what to expect as we'd never been to the hotel as we sailed here in our own boat whilst crossing the Pacific. We were lucky enough to get front row seats overlooking the stage and Koi pond, with the palm trees illuminated in the back ground and torches glowing at the from the stage was set. The food was first class with so much choice we didn't know quite where to start. Oysters, mussels, King crab, sushi, sashimi, meats, salads, scrumptious desserts as well as delicious cocktails. The staff were all extremely polite and friendly and the girls all looked so beautiful with flowers in their hair. The Heiva show was awesome, they performed for 2.5 hrs and filled the room with energy, beauty and skill. We were transfixed throughout. We had a most amazing time and thought the hotel was very beautiful, thank you for a wonderful evening.
"A Once Spectacular Property"
Le Meridien is a bit of a paradox. This property has a beautiful location, but is a "bit long in the tooth". The most important asset of the hotel are its people. They were gracious, friendly and did everything asked of them. My wife and I stayed two nights, before and after a recent cruise from Papeete. We had a King, ocean view room that was adequate. I would have given this stay a two star rating due a sewage odor that permeated the room. It seemed to dissipate as long as we kept the bathroom doors shut and the AC running. The room was clean. Had a large bathroom and the bed was comfortable. If we were to have stayed longer, we would have requested to be moved to another room because of the odor. If you need to watch the television, brush up on your French as that is the only language and viewing available. However, you should be out enjoying the ocean and sightseeing. On the second stay, a week later, there were no similar issues, except that the AC did not work very well and the room was warm. As we were leaving to return to USA very early in the morning we just did not want to move to another room. We solved the problem by leaving our balcony door open for the brief time we were there. Services provided by the hotel --pick up at the airport, handling our luggage after the cruise (without us; in fact, our suitcases were in our room when we arrived late in the day from having taken a tour of the coast) and providing transport back to the airport-- were done with first class service at a reasonable price. Carol at the front desk was very helpful and was the consummate professional. Dinning options were good with an ocean front restaurant and a "buffet/a la carte" restaurant within the hotel that includes a beautiful, open front structure. Food was quite good at both locations. The hotel has a large, unique sand bottom swimming pool that resembles a private lagoon surrounded by trees, shrubs and lounging areas that also transition you to the beach itself. There is a public access area to the ocean and kayaks are available for use at no charge. The exterior of the entire and furnishings of the complex need updating and refreshing as do the rooms and I suspect that now that Starwood is a part of the Marriott operation, this property will be addressed and brought up to their standards. Again, I cannot say enough about every staff member we came in contact with at the property. They are there to help with anything you may need.
"Excellent facilities and services"
Was truly impressed during a recent visit to the Meridien. Aside from the famous overwater bungalows, the hotel has totally picturesque gardens and a lovely pool area. Staff were also very helpful, especially when I was unsure what cocktail I wanted at the bar. They took the time to help me decide and seemed genuinley happy to do so! Will certainly visit again when I can.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM