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Hotel Tahiti Nui

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel has a good standard, big rooms, very modern reception (too big to my taste, it gives a rather cold impression), the pool is quite nice, and service is good. The hotel does offer the facilities needed for the stay over before an international flight (bagage room, access to a shower before leaving). The restaurant is very good but the price is really high though. The bar is not very interesting, and quite dull actually, the music plays the same5 songs forever and the furniture is outdated : the bar needs renovation and ambiance ! The location of this hotel is problematic : it is not far from centre but to walk there you long the not so nice road and go trhough some not very welcoming streets. Not so fun on that part.

Staff rude at book in ie refused to arrange for luggage to be taken to our rooms. I was travelling with a friend & we are both in our 70's. The room left a lot to be desired. Two queen size beds but only 1 small pillow on each. Only 2 towels & 1 small bath mat in bathroom. No hand towels, facecloths or tissues. Shower grubby. On our post stay approx. 1/3 of the toilet paper had been left from the previous guests(very unhygienic). There was a half empty bottle of soft drink left in the fridge & no milk in the fridge but the state of the room ie cleanliness or lack of it would not encourage you to use tea/coffee equipment. My friend ordered a Ginger beer & was given a Sprite, I ordered a Lemon,lime & bitter & was presented with a glass of tap water with a piece of lemon. Breakfast cutlery was grubby & poor selection ie just 2 cereals, 2 juices & the scrambled egg was sloppy. No condiments on table. It was the worst hotel I have every stayed in!!

The room was excellent, large, modern and very clean. No curtain on the shower so the bathroom floor get wet to some extent. The room was very quiet and the beds were very comfortable and the necessary air conditioner worked well. Staff were helpful an pleasant. Only downside was the lack of wifi, available only in the reception area and even then was ver6 slow. If it had been available in the room and was fast I would give the hotel five stars. After all this is 2018! Perfect location for embarkation for a cruise ship.

I've had the opportunity to work with hotels the world over. This was an extremely disappointing experience with hotel owner unresponsive and not willing to help solve problems. I would recommend selecting another property.

We stayed here for three nights. Hotel has been recently renovated. Good location near downtown. Rooms on the street side are so noisy from traffic at all hours that we moved to a room at the back at 6 a.m. on our first night.The staff member who helped us move was excellent. On the whole, desk staff were lacking in the basic courtesy that one would expect from hotel staff. In our second room, the door to the balcony would not lock and it was never fixed because according to staff, the external maintenance people never showed up. Their solution was to stick a broom handle in the door. We weren’t charged for an upgrade to the second room because we made an issue of the broken door. We would not stay in this hotel again.

The hotel is perfectly located, approximately 400 yards from the cruise terminal. The rooms are clean. WiFi is available only in the lobby and was slow and unreliable. The property was dimly lit. The restaurant is extremely expensive; $40 USD for breakfast is unreasonable.

We stayed here for 3 days in February 2018. The rooms are furnished to a high standard (e.g., Hyatt or better) and the staff are incredibly attentive and friendly. The spa is tiny but the therapists are competent and again very friendly. The restaurant is first class gourmet French cooking with a wonderful wine list (albeit pricey but everything is in Tahiti). It has a rooftop pool which is small but pleasant. There is no room service and no WIFI in the rooms (you can connect by Ethernet apparently). This is the only major deficiency I could note. The hotel is very close to downtown but is not on the water and has no views to speak of. It also seemed that towards the back of the hotel there were neighbors with dogs that barked all night. We could only hear them when we walked to the elevator in the atrium.

Planning to visit Papeete again on a tour around the world, we tried to book a suite at the Tahiti Nui Hotel, having stayed there a couple of times. Alas, we were informed that the hotel was under renovation, apparently after some water damage during a storm. While staying at another much less comfortable hotel in Papeete, before flying to the Fakarava Atoll in the Tuamotus archipelago, we learned that Tahiti Nui had just been reopened. After the visit to Fakarava we were therefore very happy to be able to transfer to our preferred suite at Tahiti Nui. The junior suites at Tahiti Nui are very large and comfortable with balconies, and if you are lucky enough to get one with a view towards the harbour you can spend the evening watching the sun set over Moorea, while enjoying a bottle of wine from the Rangiroa Atoll. The hotel is conveniently located for strolls in Papeete, with no need for taxi or bus. In the evening you might enjoy a leisurely meal at one of the many Roulottes (foodtrucks) at Place Vaiete near the cruise ship terminal.

While this is not an exceptional hotel, it delivers on all the basic: clean, comfortable and reasonably quiet. It is also very convenient to the port... should you be joining a ship as we were. We arrived rather late at night and the reception was friendly and fast. Two elevators serve the lobby and take us to our room. The room is modern and large with dark wood and contemporary accents. In the standard rooms, there is no bath tub but the shower is large and effective. No wash cloths, but the smaller towel will do the job. Lighting is good. Bed is large, clean, and with crisp linen. Even the pillows are fresh, which isn't always the case in Polynesia with all the humidity. bravo! We didn't have dinner as our arrival was rather late, but the hotel did recommend the breakfast buffet. I looked it over in the morning and it seemed rather sparse in offerings given the approximate $44.00 per person price. We passed on that idea as did most of the other hotel patrons, (based on the number of people we saw go into the restaurant). Free wifi in the lobby and ample air conditioning make this a place we would return to.

We had 3 rooms all different sizes L/M/S and the same price. Over priced and run down. We only needed it for a couple of hours do to a red eye Flight back to LAX. Furnishings are old and tired with lots of staines. Wood Floor boards were lose and just not clean. We did not eat here, but went for our meal at the Intercontinental. If you are staying more than a few days and want a great place to stay go here it is worth the money. Beautiful area. We were in a run down part of Tahiti and did not feel safe at all. The restraints and bars are run down as if you were in a he poorest section of Mexico. Our taxie driver also charged us $45.00 for a 2 1/2 m ride took us 30 min and drove us all over. Found out the normal cost is $22. Plus $1 per bag. Befor tip. Found out by calling cab company. So beware.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hotel Tahiti Nui places you within a leisurely stroll of Papeete Town Hall and Papeete Market. This 91-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. It's in central Papeete and also a short walk from Cathedrale de L'lmmaculee Conception and Black Pearl Museum.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 91 air-conditioned rooms feature sofa beds, minibars, and coffee makers. 51-cm plasma TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free wired Internet. Other standard amenities include hair dryers, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

At Hotel Tahiti Nui, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for XPF 1700 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a spa tub, a steam room, and free WiFi in public areas.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

65.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1092 reviews