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Ahitea Lodge

2.5 out of 5.0

Ahitea Lodge

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed here for two nights in November 2018. The owners are very friendly and they property is very quaint. The free breakfast was delicious and you get to sit with the other guests on one large table. There is a pool but I never got the chance to use it. The room was small and basic but that’s what you get for a cheap price. There was no TV or air conditioning in my room which is a negative. My room did have a private bathroom. The lodge is located on a small side street in a residential neighborhood so it’s in a nice, quiet area. It’s about a 10 minute walk into the center of town which wasn’t too bad. The owners also arranged for an airport transfer for me which was very nice. If you’re looking for someplace cheap and quiet, this is the place to go.

We spent four days at the lodge before our next cruise out of Papeete. We stayed in Room 4 which in my opinion is the nicest room overlooking the swimming pool. It also has its own bathroom. Some of the other rooms have a shared bathroom. The rooms are very clean but basic. They offer an adequate Tahitian style continental breakfast. There is a very good grocery store up the street for snacks, salads, cheese, water, wine and beer etc. Bring your own shampoo and water. The only amenity they provide is a bar of soap. The only drawback I could see were the cats roaming the property. I have an allergy to cats. Overall, we had a enjoyable time there but maybe staying in town would have been more advantageous for restaurants etc.

We stayed there for one night before our cruise. We had originally booked another hotel using Marriot award points but the hotel got sold and the new owner did not honor our reservation. We found this out 3 weeks prior to the trip so we were happy to find this lodge for US$87/night where all other hotels were more like US$300/night. I was a bit disappointed that we went from a 4 star hotel to a 2 star lodge, but we had very few choices to choose from. Our flight arrived in Papeete around 6:15 am. After picking up luggage and taking a taxi, we arrived at the lodge around 7:30 am. The hotel staff greeted us with a cool glass of drinking water and were able to check us in that early. The room was clean, very basic with balcony, working A/C, no TV, night stand, and bathroom was shared with other rooms. Wifi in the lobby only. The bed was quite comfortable. They only provided two bars of soap and towel, but no shampoo or hairdryer, although I can't tell if they could have provided those if we had asked. The ceiling fan was noisy but the A/C worked well enough so we turned off the noisy fan overnight. We had a comfortable and restful sleep. The neighboring rooms were not occupied so our room was very quiet. Morning breakfast was decent and we had great conversations with the workers there. Checkout time was 10 am, but we were welcome to stay at the lobby until we got on a taxi at 1 pm to leave for the cruise. They also helped us call our taxi. The hotel is situated in downtown and at the end of a dark dead-end street. I would not feel comfortable going out at night by myself. The neighborhood otherwise seems safe. There are restaurants and convenient stores within walkable distance.

This is a family friendly lodge which the kids really enjoyed. Especially the swimming pool the friendly service and the breakfast patio. close to the Ferry terminal which is the reason we booked it. The wifi was better around the patio swimming pool area and it would have been really great if the air con was working. Unfortunately the surrounding area is run down and my kids did not enjoy the walks from town back to the lodge in the evenings. Just something to keep in mind

First of all- if you are looking for a five star hotel, this isn't it. You will not like it here so keep looking. My friend and I loved staying here! The rooms are good size but basic. The beds are comfortable and clean. What more do you really need while on vacation, how long do you really spend in your room? This lodge felt to us like we were staying in a friend's spare room. Ramona and Nani were friendly, accommodating, and welcoming. The lodge has a resident cat which I loved because I was missing my own cats at home. Like I said before, it really feels like you are staying over at a friend's house. We met the owner, Michel and he was very nice. I really don't understand the bad reviews unless these folks were expecting Four Seasons accommodations. The continental breakfast was delicious and filling. You are served a big chunk of a baguette with butter and jam. I walked over to our favorite local market, Easy Market, to purchase more butter as I love lots of butter on my bread. Easy Market was an easy 20 minute walk. You could buy all that you need there. At the lodge, there are two refrigerators where you can store your perishable goods that you purchased at Easy Market. The patio where you eat your breakfast is quaint, inviting and comfortable. Adjoining the patio is the outdoor pool. I made sure to spend as much time as I could in the pool. It wasn't a full lap size pool but it was clean and well taken care of. It was so refreshing to come back after a day of shopping and sightseeing and take a dip in the pool. The only negative that I could say is that it is almost always booked on the dates that I am looking to stay there. ;-) This is the first place that I will go to book first whenever I plan a trip to Tahiti. Merci beau coup to cher Ramona et Nani. A bien tot.

Small but clean room. New owners have updated all rooms and made very commodious. Romina and Addo were the owners. Like the pool and the covered dinning/conversation room with big screen TV. Opens up to nicely landscaped swimming pool. Comfortable with shared large refrigerator, big kitchen sink and community dinning table. Clothes line off of swimming pool if you want to hand wash and hang some laundry. Served us chilled water and some homemade banana crepes. The rooms had a plug in bug guard that worked well. Walls thin and leave windows open for air so can hear your neighbors. Nice though and priced very reasonable for the area's hotel options. Hotel contacts: 2 Women: Romina (caretaker) and Addo (owner) Telephone: 40-53-13-53, 87-76-63-88,

We stayed four nights in Ahitea Lodge in Tahiti and our stay was wonderful. Friendly owners, clean rooms, big pool, delicious breakfast, good location in Papette. I recommend for a stay with kids or as a couple.

Came off the ferry from Moorea it was a bit of a walk but pretty straight forward, was greeted by the owner who was very friendly and showed me my room, the room was on the 2nd floor overlooking the pool it was nice with double bed and shared balcony. Wasn't too far from the town about 10 min walk deffinately recommend this to anyone with the added bonus of a pool.

Stayed one night on way home for early morning flight - my large room overlooked the pool and I swam for a while in the evening after a walk downtown. I arrived late in the afternoon but I was able to walk to the downtown and to the market, even though it unfortunately was just closed, but I did get to the roulottes. Didn't have tons of time to enjoy the pension, but I would go back in a heartbeat - Because I was so early to leave in the morning, they gave me a to go breakfast the night before. Just perfect. I would definitely stay here again. A/C shared bath - I did want to lock the patio door because the balcony is shared and I was solo. I was still very comfortable there.

Within city limits, in a quiet residential area. This is a family run business, at low prices and very friendly service. Rooms offer basic comfort. A good solution for any traveler in need of a simple accommodation between flights or boats.

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Hotel highlights

  • Close to Papeete Market
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Ahitea Lodge is located within a mile (2 km) of Papeete Market and Papeete Town Hall. This 13-room guesthouse has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi.

Property features

Guests of Ahitea Lodge enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. There's free parking if you drive. Additional amenities include a terrace, a picnic area, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds, Private Bathroom

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room (3 People)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room (3 People) with Private Bathroom

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Family Room with Shared Bathroom (4 people)

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

46.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 122 reviews