lovely relaxing setting in large grounds”
The staff extremely helpful, the pool and sea were fabulous
Great location - only if you have a car”
I read a lot of reviews of the Royal Tahitien before I booked, and I booked it mostly because of its location. And if we had a car, it would have gotten an excellent rating. A taxi to the hotel from either airport or downtown is $25 - $30. The buses are quite comfortable, but do not run regularly - AND STOP RUNNING AT NOON ON SATURDAYS, AND DO NOT RUN ON SUNDAYS AT ALL. The hotel is older, but they have remodeled the interiors of the rooms. Our room was recently painted, new wallpaper, furniture and lamps. The floors in all the rooms were nicely tiled. However, even though the lamps were plentiful, they were not well located, and since the nightstands at the bed are attached to the headboard and are very low, it was difficult to read in bed. The bathroom could use new faucets - and the caulking around the tub was not done well - but it was clean. Many of the reviews referenced a musty smell in the room - which is quite common in tropical areas. We opened the slider and the front door of the room, and in 10 minutes, the smell was completely gone. The grounds are beautiful, all of the rooms face the garden, not the water. The pool is tiny, but very nice. Some of the reviews referenced trash on the beach - the hotel is right opposite the opening of the harbor which leads to the yacht club and the tide brings all of the debris directly to the beach in front of the restaurant area. The beach is quite narrow with a sharp dropoff and not suitable for swimming or wading, but it is lovely to sit on the restaurant patio and enjoy the view. (If I were the manager, I would send someone out every day to pick up the trash - a 5 minute job.) The restaurant is quite pricey - $70 for two fish burgers and two beers - the cheapest thing on the menu is $25 (burgers). They come with a raft of delicious french fries. The hotel staff is friendly and very accommodating - reception attempted to rent us a car from 3 different agencies, but last minute availability and or p
Airconditioning screamed all night. Either yoy get no sleep from the heat or noise. Never again!
About as good as a 1970's US motel”
Up to the standards of a 1970's US motel. Two bath towels provided for 2 adults, no face towels, no wash cloths, only the 2 bath towels. Hair dryer not included, had to obtain from front desk, then it quit working. No free wi-fi, but they are happy to sell you a card to connect with a local commercial service. Cold, tile floors throughout, but no slippers, no robes. Long way to town and absolutely no commerce anywhere walking distance from hotel.
Comfortable hotel for a short stay”
This is an older hotel that's in the middle of renovations - the rooms are clean and comfortable while being a little basic. Staff very helpful and the hotel is close enough to the centre of town for you to use the local bus service into Papeete. It's more of a stopover location than a resort hotel.
Large hotel rooms located on beautiful property (a”
We stayed at the Royal Tahitien for four nights in late March 2014. We stayed in a large 2nd floor room which had an ocean view overlooking the grounds of the hotel from the balcony and a view toward the mountains from the entrance door. The room had twin beds which could be converted to a king, a/c mini fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen TV with only French language programming and balcony furniture. Unfortunately during three days of our stay, the hotel had booked three children's birthday parties which lasted from approximately 12 noon to 6pm on each occasion. Due to the pool being very small, the children at the birthday party completely overtook the pool and surrounding area making it impossible to utilize by the guests staying at the hotel. The huge grounds were also often overtaken by games and general running around of the birthday party guests. When we brought this matter to the attention of management, we were informed that in future they would not book 3 parties in a row. The only other comment we have is that the hotel seems to be short of towels and we often had to wait for laundry to be done before we could get replacement towels. On one day we were only provided with one bath towel for two people for a 24 hour period. We also had to wait 24 hours for pool towels. A further small investment in more towels would alleviate this problem and go a long way towards customer satisfaction! These observations were passed on to management prior to our departure and satisfactorily resolved.
Hotel landscape is beautiful, should remodel fast”
Front desk's hostess is lovely friendly, only that we have to change room to grand level as there is no elevator for the luggage. Hotel guest not many properly part of rooms under renovate... the only thing upset us was the construction underwent so earlier in the morning before 7:00am that we have to ask them stop but they continue so spoke to front desk then they gave us another room for sleep and later use the bathroom.... Front desk should have gave us room far from construction site in the first place....night shift staff was very helpful provided his website care for my roommate when one hour card was not available. front desk area was too dark, should put on lights...HOTEL IS NEAR BEACH BUT HAS NO ACCESS GO TO THE BEACH, THERE ARE FENCES.
Excellent place to stay beore and after a cruise.”
We stayed for two day before and after a cruise of the islands. We arrived at 7:00 am the first time and thought we would have to wait for hours to check in. We were greeted by Jasmina by our names at the door when the taxi arrived and she said our room would be ready in 15 minutes and to have a coffee and it would be ready. The first stay was on the 2nd floor and in an older room but everything worked great and it was clean. The second time we arrived around 10:00 am we were once again greeted by Jasmina and directed this time to a newly remodeled room on the first floor. This room had a complete kitchen with refrigerator and was very comfortable. It was too bad it rained most of the time we were there but it dampen the great service provided by the staff.
it was only for a short, one night stay, luckily.”
we would not recommend staying here. the entire place is very rundown and outdated. we had a tough time finding our room in the dark and only did so because we had our own flashlight. there were no pillows ion the bed, just bolsters that were dirty...no pillowcases. a very low budget hotel for way too much money.
Nice staff, good room.”
The staff was very friendly and helpful. They let us use the room the last day before our departure until 10 PM free of charge.
Acclamation before moving to Moorea”
If you want to keep costs low, it's totally possible to walk to the nearby Carrefour in Arue and buy ingredients, then cook in the room.
A small hotel near the black beach”
The Restaurant is good with local performance! Very near to the balck beach and you can enjoy the sunset and the sea.Not very far from the city center and airport.The garden is good.
Good for all class of people”
Room without hair dryer and coffee maker. No alarm clock tv does not work, Rooster coo in early am, some friendly receptionist assisting to get $15 dollars shuttle to Fasa airport,
HOTEL SYMPA SANS PRETENTION”
Hotel face à la mer, on peut prendre le petit-déjeuner avec la mer à ses pieds. j'avais un studio, qui est convenable mais le mobilier aurait besoin d'être changé. Le lit est bon et grand.
Ce FUT un très bel hotel”
Je désire etre juste et correct, l'emplacement de l'hotel est bon. Le personnel sympathique et dévoué ! Le restaurant est nickel, que ce soit au petit déjeuner, en journée et en soirée (sauf quand il y a des animations, là le service devient lent et franchement décevant ! ) Le personnel d'entretien des chambres est sympathique et efficace ! Par contre, cet hôtel manque cruellement d'un peu de modernité et d'entretien de ses abords,... à la piscine les abords ne sont pas entretenus (mauvaises herbes) et le jacuzzi est juste désastreux. Dans la salle de bain, les bords de la vitre de douche sont verts (mal entretenu) les joints autour de la baignoire sont noir …. meme problème ! le mobilier est propre mais d'un autre temps. Conclusions : l'hotel est bon en général, mais face à la beauté du lieu et à l'efficacité de l'équipe, la direction devrait investir dans les manquements cités plus haut !
Nous sommes un couple et on nous a donné une chambre avec 2 lits séparés qu'on a collés par la suite. Comme l'hôtel était complet donc on n'a pas pu changé. La climatisation faisait plus de bruit que de frais. Heureusement que ce n'était que pour une nuit.
En transit uniquement, pour 1 ou 2 nuits”
Un beau potentiel gâché par : - des coqs en liberté dans l'hôtel, qui chantent devant la porte à 4h du matin - la piscine qui ne mérite plus ce nom. Ce n'est plus qu'un trou bétonné, bien loin de la photo de rêve figurant sur la plaquette de l'hôtel.
Satisfaisant mais quelques problèmes...”
C'est un hôtel assez bien situé avec un cadre et un parc magnifique au bord du lagon et si l'on dispose d'une voiture ou taxi on peut facilement visiter le centre ville ou l'île Tahiti. Quelques soucis de climatisation et salle de bain (merci Charlie) et le personnel très à l'écoute (merci Yasmina) et changement fait dans l'heure. Par contre le restaurant une catastrophe !!! Prix exorbitants (je vous déconseille leur salade Landaise !), personnel pas accueillant pour un peu que vous arrivez à 20h45 malgré qu'il ferme à 21h30...
Un vrai taudis ”
Hôtel totalement délabré, sale, personnel inutile qui ne s'occupe aucunement de ses clients Photos mensongères État de la piscine deplorable Tres mauvaise surprise pour notre dernière nuit en voyage de noces
exélent raport calité prix ”
Schöner Garten, erneuerungsbedürftiges Interieur”
Das in die Jahre gekommene Hotel hat eine gute Grundausstattung, die aber viele altersbedingte Mängel aufweist (verrostete Klimaanlage, lose oder fehlende Fließen auf Treppenaufgängen und Balkonen). Der Internetzugang wird stundenweise abgerechnet, und wenn man vergisst sich auszuloggen ist das gekaufte Guthaben weg. Mit der Abendbeleuchtung ist das Restaurant eine Augenweide, wie auch die schöne Gartenanlage. Das Essensangebot ist auch preislich ok.
Für einige Tage Ok, mehr nicht”
Det bedste hotel ved Papeete.”
Vi havde et dejligt ophold på hotellet. Haven er smukt anlagt og indbyder til at man opdager. Da vi var der, fandt vi modne stjernefrugter og mango, og man kunne frit plukke og spise af frugten. Stranden ved hotellet er ikke stor, men med fint sort lavasand.