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Hotel Tahiti Nui

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The amenities were average. No internet in the rooms and the bedding was not comfortable. The breakfast buffet was quite expensive. However it was close to the ferry to Morea and not too far from the airport.

We were told this hotel has been closed since early 2017 We walked by and it was closed but did see a few people walking around inside. I think it was just security. This is a run down area near the center of town so be cautious what you book.

Our stay at the Tahiti Nui was in January this year. We booked and paid for our one night stay at the Hotel Tahiti Nui in full prior to our trip. Papeete was flooded due to heavy rains and this hotel was flooded so we had to be fully evacuated. Unfortunately the communication on this was atrocious - despite me calling and emailing prior to our stay to see if the hotel was all open. It's three months on and we still haven't received any money back, despite the fact we were evacuated and had to find alternative accommodation ourselves.

I usually visit Papeete for the Heiva festival and have always enjoyed my stay at this hotel. This morning I received notice from Qantas that my reservation had been cancelled. They offered some alternative hotels. I have tried to telephone the hotel without success. I also notice that booking websites are not showing any availability.

Not friendly staff they admitted they prefer to deal with French speaking guests. Bed was very hard, furniture in room was very dated. Only had one key for the room and air conditioning went off automatically when we left the room making it very warm to return too.

Stayed two nights awaiting the arrival of our adult children from Oregon for an island hopping holiday. The Tahiti Nui is not a bad hotel certainly a good 3 star property. As it was off season with good rates we splurged out on a junior suite – spacious, well laid out and quite comfortable. Staff were friendly and helpful if a little distanced. The hotel is situated on the northern edge of the downtown tourist area and a couple of blocks from the harbour. Immediate surrounds are a bit on the ordinary side but only a 5 to 10 minute stroll to the more interesting markets, stores and commercial area. A couple of good bars along the waterfront and a top French style supermarket about 15 minutes NE. We would be more than happy for an economical short stay again.

We had a pre-paid reservation for this hotel and when we showed up, there was a note on the door that they were closed for construction due to a flood. They did not make any attempt to call us or re-accommodate us at another hotel, so we were forced to pay for another cab to another hotel and pay a very expensive last-minute hotel cost. This hotel looked to be in very poor condition from the exterior and so warning not to book there because they will just take your money and be closed upon arrival.

We did this hotel after a cruise. It had solid internet, a nice room and great view of the ocean. The food was expensive with no alternative, but that's pretty normal in Tahiti. We felt well cared for.

We returned from a cruise Mon 23 Jan 2017 after the town had been flooded and were unable to get into our already paid for room. The manager eventually found us another hotel out of town but said we'd have to contact our travel agent for a refund. Neither the wholesaler nor Flight Centre have been able to contact the hotel for the 2 nights refund. We understand the hotel had been flooded but surely someone is dealing with the refunds to hundreds of paid up customers.

The room is nice, the pool lacks maintenance, the restaurant is expensive although is quite good. In the evening I didn't like the area for walking. There is a gas station near by in case you need to grab something to drink or eat.

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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. For your convenience, breakfast is served for a fee each morning.


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.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 2 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Executive Suite, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

65% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1061 reviews