We were here for just an overnight stay between our flight from Moorea and the flight back home to the US. If you’re looking for a hotel right next to the airport, this isn’t it. I’d guess that it’s about a 20 minute ride to downtown Papeete. But for the few extra minutes, it’s a lovely experience.
We arrived after 10pm. The lobby was darkened, but the night clerk was personable, quick and efficient, and had excellent English. If you arrive at night on the upper floors, the only light comes from small blue fixtures in the doorways. Once your eyes adjust, you can see the numbers on the rooms. It’s a bit eerie, but stunning. It also cuts down on the unnecessary use of electricity.
The room is all done in black, white and grey. Everything is either a square, rectangle or a circle. I have never been in a more attractive hotel room. There is also a balcony with chairs and a table and a view of the city. Breakfast starts early and is bountiful. They will make eggs for you in addition to the buffet.
It’s a short walk to the marketplace where you can buy food (the fruit is amazing), clothing, and souvenirs. You can buy Tahiti’s famous black pearls in shops close to the market. You’ll also find a pharmacy and a few banks within walking distance.
I can’t speak to the other hotel amenities because we weren’t there long enough, but I wouldn’t have missed the interior decoration and architecture of this boutique hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of downtown Papeete, right by shops and restaurants, Hotel Tahiti Nui offers 44 rooms and 47 most comfortable and modern suites.Hotel Tahiti Nui strives to you any service you may expect from an international hotel with competitive rates.Nearby the Market, shops, movie theatres and other Papeete downtown attractions. A few walk from the shorefront and the pier, this hotel is just the ideal stop between two islands.Enjoy the open-sky pool, relax at the fitness center or eventually let yourself go for a delightful massage at the Dhana Spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Tahiti Nui Papeete