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Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had the worst experience we have ever encountered staying at a hotel or resort. The staff were incredibly rude, the room was a disgrace and the food was not enjoyable. We paid for a banquet/show but could not see the entertainment from the low level seating as the show was in a different part of the function area. When we came to settle our account we could not use the local currency and were told to exchange this at the airport but there was no currency exchange facility at the airport.

We stayed at the Tahiti Pearl at either end of our cruise. Service ranged from exceptional (checkin / reception), to nonexistent (restaurant). A few key negatives : 1 Service in the restaurant was slow and disinterested 2 A fashion show was held around the pool during the stay. Guests were denied access to the pool area from 4pm, however access was restricted from earlier on in the day 3 The pool is used to run local fitness classes, further restricting access to the pool 4 On the following day the noise from dismantling the runway affected the ambiance, again making lasting by the pool and on the beach less than great 5 My husband slipped on some rocks leaving the pool, leaving one toe blue and another with the nail ripped off. When requesting a bandaid we were advised there was not one available but told we could walk 45 minutes to a pharmacy. There was no concern as to how it happened 6 On night one a very loud dance party was held, finishing at near midnight, another held on night two finishing at 10.30 Some positives: 1 our room was fantastically styled and roomy 2 the gym was well equipped 3 reception / checkin offer great service

We booked a day room after our French Polynesia cruise. The hotel could use a bit of maintenance here and there, especially around the pool areas, but our room was clean and quiet and overlooked the bay. The outdoor restaurant and bar are lovely, service is good, and the food is good as well. Expect a black sand beach, which is OK for walking, not great for swimming or snorkeling, as the water was a bit rough. My only complaint about the room was the huge bathtub that was so high it was difficult getting in and out for a shower. But it beats hanging around Papeete airport waiting for that midnight flight to LAX.

Luckily we were only staying here for 1 night as we were transiting to Bora Bora. The resort is very tired and still showing signs of the former owner (Radisson) with some old signage still visible or haphazardly taped over. The hallways of the buildings aren’t attractive or in the best condition. The room was decent enough and clean but breakfast was mediocre and the buffet not presented well. Looked like a soup kitchen for the poor. The reception staff professional but restaurant staff were distant and not forthcoming or overly friendly. Only stay here if you’re transiting to another destination otherwise you are going to be very disappointed.

The overall view of the hotel is good, petty much enjoy the sunset view, we have had a great time on the Saturday night, happy hours time for drinks at the pool side bar. Room is nice and clean, staffs are all friendly.

Not particularly picturesque, especially for Tahiti. A series of multi-story commercial looking structures. No picturesque over the water bungalows here. No lovely white sand beaches either (the sand is black). Also, the hotel is located quite a ways from Papeete central in the opposite direction of some of the other Tahiti resorts we've heard of/experienced. The pool and bar areas are the best parts of the hotel, plus the views at sunset. Nothing wrong with our room - just too "commercial" and not "islandly." Did not enjoy the bar drinks because apparently, they do not use blenders for ice (they crush ice by hand). Very disappointed in my pina colada! Also, this hotel adds one of those pesky "resort fees" on to your nightly rate for all of the amenities (like house keeping and internet access) one expects are included in one's normal rate. About $18 U.S. per night. Would not visit again. If I were looking for a first class Papeete hotel, I would choose the Intercontintenal or Meridian instead. Sorry Pearl Beach.

Wasn't sure about this accommodation, due to quite a few negative reviews. It turned out to be delightful. I had sorted out a few things before arrival with Elisa on reception, by email. It was her who checked us in and said a big hello and introduced herself. Everyone was speedy and efficient at the counter. The room was clean and spacious with a view toward Moorea, but partially blocked by the palm trees. Lovely sunsets. We didn't know that whales might come right into the bay in front of us, but someone else saw an adult and baby come in one late afternoon. You are isolated from shops, so we booked the shuttle and went into town for 3 hours one morning. Did some shopping at the market and mini mart. Walked along the waterfront and admired the yachts. We did a half day circle island tour which was VG and gave us an overview of the island. We enjoyed the chairs on the grass to watch the sunset. The Polynesian show was excellent. It was lovely to get a free pearl from the pearl shop onsite. 1 litre of water is provided free everyday. There are tea and coffee making facilities and a small fridge. There is a resort fee and city tax to pay at the end unless your travel agent has already sorted the resort fee. Our only annoyance was just having one entry to get down to the beach, way along the other end from where our room was. Is it not possible to have more than one entrance? If after Tahiti you are heading off to Moorea on the ferry, there is nice food to buy at the service station opposite the ferry terminal (we got a baguette and cheese and ham) and within the terminal there is fruit and snacks. Also on the ferry you can buy lunch-type food and even freshly baked unfilled baguettes.

What nice place ! After a few negative reviews I was skeptical. Wow, those reviews were wrong. Our room, 2502, had an incredible view. Was 2 levels with the bed & shower upstairs. The staff were all very friendly, happy, and helpful. The pool bar tender would occasionally sing to the music , softly. Breakfast was very good. The pool & beach were nice as well. I didn't want to leave. I recommend.

Got a room upgrade, that was nice. Staff were really friendly and the food was good. The pool is spectacular. The beach is nice, be aware it maybe a bit steep for young children or non-swimmers. A good stepping off point for our Island Holiday.

After some of the reviews I wasn't sure what to expect. We were treated by lovely people, an excellent view of the ocean, and a beautiful infinity pool. The complex is fairly large but feels intimate. We were extremely delighted to find that Thursday nights there's a wonderful Tahitian dance performance in front of the restaurant. It was free but I've paid oodles for far worse Luau's in Hawaii. It was an amazing performance. The food is a little expensive and not very good, but the view and entertainment can't be beat.

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Hotel highlights

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

Located within a mile (2 km) of James Norman Hall Home, Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of Tomb of King Pomare V. This 91-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Pointe Venus Lighthouse and Black Sand Beach.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with breakfast, served for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort 's 91 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones.

Property features

At Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort , guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free area shuttle. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Room, Hot Tub

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Premium Duplex

King 1 | Sleeps 4


King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Premium Room, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 624 reviews