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"Not Fair, We Don't Care!"
I made the mistake of reserving some rooms at Le Meridien Tahiti via Expedia. Evidently the rooms were not changeable or cancelable even though the property was fully booked two days after I made the reservation and 6 weeks prior to our arrival. Unfortunately my 92 year old mother cant make the flight so our plans have changed. It seems that if you use a third party like Expedia you are a pariah and Le Meridien will try and screw you anyway they possibly can. Even though they could have sold the property 5 times over they prefer to hold you to your booking and resell it. If you don't arrive by midnight on the night you're due to they'll put someone else in your room. I was happy to pay a cancelation fee but not the $5,200 I paid for the rooms especially when it was fully booked 6 weeks out. I asked to speak to the hotel manager but no they would not put me through. I tried to transfer the booking to another Starwood Hotel but couldnt do that and have actually paid for 2 rooms at a Starwood property in Fiji for exactly the same dates. I'm giving Starwood the benefit of the doubt and hoping it's just Le Meridien Tahiti that's completely rotten. I have been trying for a week now to simply change the Le Meridien reservation to 2 adults per room which you would think would be the default. I've called SPG twice and still nothing. There is no way to communicate with the hotel - calling is useless, I've tried that. I've called SPG - no result. There is no email for the hotel - surprise surprise. Social media for the hotel is all mediated - nothing true sees the light of day. I really hope somehow someone from @meridientahiti sees and responds but I doubt they will. My booking is for next week and I can tell you - if I dont hear anything from @meridientahiti I will find every means possible to tell my story.
"Shattered Dream Holiday"
Our family of 3 had been looking forward to a wonderful holiday experience. The decision to stay at Le Meridien was a mistake. Whilst the room was clean and comfortable, it doesn't deserve to be rated 5 stars. The breakfast buffet and meals ordered by the pool were bad, as was the coffee. The barista used a battery opened whisker to froth the milk - really! The staff seemed stressed at times and gave the impression we were an inconvenience. It was obvious that the hotel was operating on limited staff numbers. The few friendly staff we encountered were great. If we knew how bad this place would be, we would have gone to a luxury resort in Australia and lived like kings and queens for the same amount of money. Our memory of Tahiti has been forever ruined by Le Meridien.
I only stayed here for a very brief time while I had a flight delay. The grounds of the hotel were very nice as was the room. I sat outside by the pool which is large and has a sand bottom. Lunch by the pool was great. The beach was disappointing - not that large and not that nice. It seems that no one sits there and everyone puts their chairs around the pool. Tried to have some food in the lounge/bar area near the lobby around dinner time and it was pretty gross. Other than that, everything in this hotel was just fine. Nothing that knocked my socks off but it served its purpose and was an enjoyable stay.
"family of 5"
I cannot figure out why the reviews on this hotel are so mediocre. We stayed multiple nights in a pair of standard rooms and in a pair of suites and I cannot recommend it any higher. The prices may seem hi, but Tahiti is a very expensive place and it is in line with this. The staff was consistently excellent and the great pools, free kayaks, free ping pong and adjacent coral reefs make it even more of a great value, We did not get to do a bungalow over the water, but from outside they looked well maintained. The kids and adults were well taken care of throughout the stay. Rooms were clean, check in and out was good.
"tahiti vacation 2017"
Just want to review this place since we came back from Tahiti today. I give this area place 3 stars because this is far from the town of Papeete. You need $30.00 just to go into the town one way. The market near you helps out in saving money because the restaurants in this place is so expensive. The people are very helpful which makes the stay amazing. The place has a decent pool the activities just have a kayak rental only. This hotel is situated in a neighborhood so a lot of noise can wake you up just be aware is you stay in room 318 or the back area.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM