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Manava Suite Resort Tahiti
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Punaauia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 March 2012

My wife and I just got back from our Honeymoon to Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora last night. This hotel was our first stop. We stayed in Tahiti our first night.

First, let me say that if you are coming all the way to French Polynesia, skip Tahiti. This hotel was ok, but we were bored in Tahiti and there are much nicer places to go. This hotel was fine, more than fine actually.... It was a nice hotel by normal standards. But this is French Polynesia, and nice just doesn't cut it here. The hotel was clean and had a nice infinity pool. Beautiful actually and I got some great pics of the pool area and a curious crab.

So there is nothing wrong with the hotel really. It is just that we were eager to move on to bigger and better places and so we felt we wasted a night in Tahiti. We were also quite bored here as there are limited amenities and it is not all that close to anything. I will say that the dinner at the restaurant in the hotel was great, maybe the best we had in FP. The breakfast was mediocre at best (we had the included breakfast buffet).

Hope this helps, if I missed anything or if you have any questions, please message me.

Room Tip: They all seem good and I believe most of the rooms are suites. Try to get one overlooking the harbor...
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

Nice hotel, great pool with simulated beach, swim up bar etc. Rooms OK but air conditioning very poor so room far too warm. Televison has lots of channels but none in English so be aware if you want a quiet night in watching the television as we did after 6 weeks travelling. Restaurant food good but pricey as is everything in Tahiti. We found road cafe's (turn left out of hotel 400 metres)....good cheap food and fun. Overall a good place but Tahiti very disapointing, dirty, untidy, and it felt unsafe. Stay on Morea instead.....lots of great beaches and hotels plus superb beaches.

Room Tip: Get room facing beach
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

Great Hotel for a stopover. Really good service and good food. Is about 10 minute drive from the city centre and not far from airport.

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Reviewed 18 March 2012

Like most of you reading this I too read many reviews in the process of wondering where to stay in Papeete. On the way over we stayed at the Sofitel and on the way back we stayed here at the Manava. It is a nicely laid out resort. Highlight is obviously the pool, although it would be good if the bar stayed open until at least the sun sets. Sitting in the Infinity Pool sipping a cocktail and watching the sunset with the love of your life is why we all end up in Tahiti, isnt it? Going for a snorkel you need to be aware of the fast marine traffic that is very close to the front of the resort. We chose a garden view room as we didnt envisage spending to much time in the room other than to sleep at it ended out as a good choice as it was very quiet. The Manava is very close to the main road. At night go out the front turn left and about 50- 100 meters up the road is the caravan dinner market. About 6 caravans cooking great value meals at a fraction of the price of hotel restaurants and a chance to mix with the locals.
Free wifi a bonus. Rooms nicely laid out with kitchenette so you can self cater if you wish. Downside is the resort is quite a trek from town so if you are relying on a taxi it can add up. In fairness though they do put on a shuttle at about half the fare price if you are a little more organised. Staff are polite, friendly and helpful. Or maybe that was because we weren't French! I would definitely head back here for one of those lie in the sun do nothing holidays.

Room Tip: Suites facing the lagoon will be very hot as the resort is west facing. Ground floor is very quiet.
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

There is more an Asian than Polynesian feel to the design of the this place. Checking in we moved our luggage to our room ourselves through largely open and industrial feeling design spaces. The rooms are as described and unusual to Americans. However one of the more challenging issues were climate control. The AC was weak in the room, bar, restaurant and significantly absent in the internet area where the letters of the key boards were missing due to the humidity of the hands touching them.

Breakfast was adequate and dinner was better than BB Pearl Beach.

We had a loud wedding party group next to us which interrupted our sleep.

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Address: PK 10.5 Cote Mer, Punaauia 98703, French Polynesia
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Region: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Tahiti > Punaauia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Punaauia
Price Range: RM772 - RM1,507 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Manava Suite Resort Tahiti 4*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Manava Suite Resort Tahiti promises to be the premier Papeete resort for business and leisure travelers alike, offering 121 guest rooms ranging from rooms to multi-bedroom duplex suites and Manava Suites. Consistent with the South Pacific Management portfolio and decorated by Tahitian architect/designer Bruno Hervochon, all guestrooms will reflect authentic Polynesian decor, while still offering contemporary amenities and the comfort of home. With state-of-the-art technology and in-suite kitchen quarters, each room offer a luxurious, well-appointed home base for travelers of all kinds, from business travelers staying for a week, to leisure travelers en route to the outer islands. The resort encompasses five separate buildings, with the first housing the reception area, restaurant, meeting rooms and 12 guest rooms, and the additional four housing 109 suites on 3 floors. In addition, the resort features two bars, a restaurant, a fitness centre, a spa & beauty centre and the island’s largest infinity swimming pool facing the lagoon and nearby island of Moorea. The Manava Suite Resort Tahiti is located in the island’s northwestern region, in the community of Punaauia, conveniently located five minutes from Faa’a International Airport and ten minutes from the city center. ... more   less 
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