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"Good resort for a few days"
Stayed here for 3 nights to have look around on Tahiti. Location is very good: reasonably close to the airport (approx. 20 min) and it has a nice beach. Hotel is a bit older and if it wants to be a luxury paradise destination it could use a good refurb. As you would expect prices in the hotel for food and drinks are pretty steep, but there are some good restaurants just outside the hotel. Annoying was that there weren't always pool beds available and if there were then they would be out of clean towels. All in all a good stay, but they charge more than what they offer.
"Perfect place to coordinate a cruise-both before and after"
Wonderful hotel, excellent helpful staff, and very customer-oriented. The wife and I arrived in Papeete at 5:30 in the morning and after clearing the airport we arrived at Le Meridien at about 6:30 a.m. The staff was great, they had our room prepared and we checked in and relaxed after our 9-hour flight from the USA. We had made reservations at least 5-months in advance and included an airport pickup and transfer. Our driver was at the airport to meet us and all went well. Recommend exchanging foreign money for local currency at the airport...best rates. DO NOT exchange money at LAX or any stateside exchange facility. The reservations we made included breakfast and all the amenities offered by the hotel, including snorkeling equipment, and a kayak for exploring the lagoon. The pool was great and pool-side service was very good. Dinner at the hotel restaurant, Le Carre was excellent, although VERY expensive, even by Papeete standards. With the help of the hotel staff, the transfer to our ship on the morning of our cruise went well, but be aware, the traffic from the hotel to the city was incredible. A normal 15-minute cab ride to Le Meridien from downtown Papeete during slack traffic ended up a one-hour commute during rush hour stop-and-go morning traffic. And we had a pickup at 6:30 am!! Great place to hang out in Papeete; we had the same good experience when we returned after our cruise to the Marquesas Islands.
"A little dated - but..."
Ok, lets just go ahead and get this piece out of the way first. This is an older property that could use a little investment. That said, there is a lot of good here. Our room was clean and well provisioned, the front desk staff was competent and friendly (although not completely consistent, some of the personnel were not as well versed as others). The grounds were well kept and clean. It's fairly close to the airport and walking distance to a couple restaurants and a grocery store. The pool has a sand bottom which is a bit unique and was clean and enjoyable. The actual beach isn't to much but it's there if you want to use it. As far as the food goes, it's fairly average for this type of place. Not bad, but not gourmet and rather forgetful. Also priced as to be expected - which is to high for what it is. Personal opinion is to avoid the buffets and order al a cart from the menu. It's much more reasonable as the buffets are very overpriced for what they deliver. The setting for the restaurant is very nice and with some attention to detail, preparation, and service it could be very good. It's just not quite there yet. All in all, a nice place for a couple days.
"The Warm and Friendly Staff"
First, the staff consists of professionals from the people raking the leaves to the people at the front desk. The staff in the front speak English, French, German, Spanish and probably other languages I didn't hear first hand.This is my third stay at this hotel and they are constantly making improvements in the facilities. All the beds are new since my last trip in 2014. The rooms are huge with a very large bathroom with tub, shower and two basins. They supply you with bottled water daily. The manager made himself available to address an issue of a member of my group. One member of my group had to go to the hospital and the manager sent them a cab to return to the hotel after she was released. If you are here on Sundays, they serve copious amounts of Tahitian food. The restaurant was filled with Tahitians. I read some of the other reviews and my wow factor is you have a great view of Moorea, you are situated on a beautiful lagoon surrounded by homes of Tahitians. Get in a kayak and go twenty -five meters and look back, the view of the mountains is fantastic. There are dozens of species of fish and seabirds right in front or under you. Bora Bora is the most expensive place on earth for the like of Bill Gates and the private yacht set. This is a mid-range hotel, you won't see a lot of CEO here, but as I mentioned you 'll see plenty of friendly people. Another wow is that it is located a 10-minute walk to a very nice museum that explains the ethnography of the island and its history which I will review separately.
"Part of a package and it was worth it"
We stayed for 4 nights as part of a tour package. We were not disappointed except for the pool which was too shallow for my tastes. The service was excellent and the food, not outstanding, was good. They were wonderful to us as they let us stay for an afternoon before our late night flight after we returned from Moorea. They did not charge us and even locked up our luggage to keep it secure and arranged for a taxi to get us to the airport. Their service was exemplary.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM