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Well, it is not a to expensive place, the staff is outstanding friendly and helpful ! the rooms a very clean and big, the place overall need a very urgent renovation ! I used the hotel as base during my diving holiday, so I was not to much in the hotel ..

The hotel itself needs a refurbishment in every area. It advertises as upmarket but rooms are small, not well equiped a gloomy atmosphere.We had constant problems with the door lock failing. The restaurant is adequate but again looks like it hasnt had a refresh in at least 30 years. Menu was adequate but not exciting. Possibly could have been OK except I also had the worst service Ive ever experienced anywhere. The lady on reception (Jasmine?) was just outright rude. Clearly no interest in helping anyone with anything. Im not sure why she works in hospitality. Its not for her. Overall I cannot recommend this for any sort of holiday. Its a basic roof over your head. If thats what you need.

Overall because of the price I thought it was very good. Dated but all the staff were great, Very clean, I loved the grounds and swam every day in the lagoon and at sunset it was just beautiful. Not too much rubbish but I enjoyed picking it up and doing my bit for the planet. I pick up rubbish back home in NZ as well.Only 30 degrees in August their winter great for me. Very nice restaurant with lovely food great view of the ocean.The pool was nice too.Quiet but local music to dance to in the bar.

Very spatious studio with huge, supercomfortable king bed. Facility bit tired, under construction in some parts. Restaurant good, prices reasonably. Cca 2 km from inner town and 10 min from airport. Small black beach by.

This is the worst hotel I’ve ever stayed at, and I’ve been to the Motel 6 in West Virginia. The AC did not work, the screen door was lying on the ground, and the room was so dirty that I stood on a towel in the shower. There are stray dogs and chickens running around the grounds and the only customers are local Tahitians. One of the stray dogs tried to attack me as I entered the office and I peed myself. I asked to leave early to sit at the airport. Anything was better than this place.

I just stayed here and it wasn’t a bad little place at all. It might not be the Tahitian dream hotel over the water but it’s fine for a short stay in Papeete . The room was sort of retro trendy. Great bed and everything was clean . The grounds are lovely and the restaurant has great view and the food was very good . The staff at the front desk were very helpful and friendly. Especially when my Air France flight took a 18 hour delay. They let me store my luggage and take a shower before heading out to the airport for the delayed flight . The only sad thing I found was the beach . Not because it was black sand but there was garbage everywhere. Annoys me people don’t put trash where it belongs . Keep TAHITI beautiful!!!

Lower end, older hotel (brochure states quaint 60s style) however the Royal Tahitian isn't quaint, just old and outdated. The pictures on the website are staged/photoshopped as the reality was nothing close to the pics. My room had black mold in the bathroom, the smallest television (maybe 27") I have seen in a hotel with limited channel selection, a super tiny pool, no elevator so you will have to tote your bags upstairs unless you can get someone to help and the largest roach ever. Note that there is no early checkin or late checkout without additional fees. Customer service was disappointing especially given the local, friendly culture. General note on Papeete: As a nonsmoker, I really hated the stench of nonstop smoking everywhere. Hotel employees smoked all the time creating a general cloud of toxins. The restaurant offered a limited menu - as part of a travel group, meals that were included in the travel package was not honored so we paid double for meals. Additionally, I was to have a twin room share with the travel group however the hotel booked me and a stranger into a single bed room causing me to have to book a separate room at additional costs (double room costs). Overall, I would never stay at the Royal Tahitian again.

The Royal Tahitien is a good hotel, with a great location on the sea shore, a good restaurant and friendly staff. But some aspects definitely need upgrading and would make this hotel so much better. I suggest they do three things: 1. Provide free WiFi in the rooms. At present it is only available in the restaurant, and it is not conveninet to go there during meal times just to do email. 2. Provide 24/7 hot water in the bathrooms. I had just a trickle of lukewarm water, which made washing, showering and shaving difficult. The temperature should be 55 C all day and a much better hot water flow rate. 3. Provide some English language TV channels such as BBC, CNN and France24 (in English) With these three simple and not very expensive improvements the Royal Tahitien would be a very much better place to stay.

The staff is most helpful in navigating the money, buses, cabs and airport. We stayed there two years ago and they treated us like long lost family when we arrived this trip. We stayed a couple nights, flew to Raiatea, went sailing for two weeks, and returned for a couple nights before flying home. The desk people were helpful in arranging side trips and all the back and forth around our complicated itinerary. The rooms are modest, clean and the patios are a nice place to read and drink wine.

Friendly staff, but a number of other issues... located next to a hospital, so some nights were spent listening to helicopters landing. Menu is 99% meat, definitely not suitable for vegetarians or vegans. No attempt made to reduce plastic straws or other wasteful packaging

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Hotel Royal Tahitien places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Tomb of King Pomare V and Stade Pater. This 40-room, 3-star resort has private in-room pools along with a restaurant and an outdoor pool.


This resort is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


The 40 rooms are individually furnished and have an array of amenities, including private pools, furnished balconies, and refrigerators. Guests can expect WiFi and 26-inch LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers and hair dryers. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, safes, and phones.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Royal Tahitien enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 25 per person roundtrip. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, securing valuables, and access to locker space. Other amenities at this beach resort include a meeting room, a business center, and express check-in.

Room options

Studio, Kitchenette, Ground Floor

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

46.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 202 reviews

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