PENSION JUSTINE2.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We stayed 3 night in the pension. Warm welcoming from the people leaving there. The food is excellent well done to the lady chef in charge of it : fresh salad from the garden every night(something rare in remote place like Tikehau) fresh fish also every day. access to private beach literally in the pension. Just the perfect place to stay in Tikehau
In 1 month in French Polynesia, this was by far the worst. In general, the worst place we've ever stayed. As 2 people who work in resort management, we were shocked. The lady was extremely unfriendly and hostile, it felt like she just didn't care, near enough every time we spoke to her she was rude and insulting. There is a lot of negatives to say about this place and the staff. Fortunately for them, there aren't many other option around on Tikehau, so they can get away with charging a ridiculous amount for poor service. However, the location is nice enough and that's about all that can be said from a positive side.
My first review after 5 months in the Polynesia. I was quite shocked by the unfriendliness of this pension for campers. They clearly hate campers and don't want them there; so why even accept them? You pay $35 a night for next to nothing; we had no running water for showering or cooking and no toilet paper. The worst is how they treat you. When I asked for more toilet paper they told me to go to the shop. They shout at you for suggesting to put your tent on a location on the beach that might be slightly visible to the bungalows so you have to camp in a smelly corner cramped together next to a load of trash with flies everywhere. There is one water filter which is in the restaurant; which they close sometimes without warning during the day so you have no access to drinking water. When I asked if they could open the door so that I could get a drink (I had NO water left) they told me no, I could go and drink from the tap in the kitchen, which as far as I can tell is unfiltered and dripping through a rusty and algae covered faucet. Anyone for a stomach bug? So I had to stockpile drinking water. They give you absolutely no information about anything when you arrive (including drinking water), just dump you on the sand. They gave me the wifi password when I asked but shouted at campers for sitting in the spots where we can capture the wifi. They shout at you for charging your electronics in the restaurant but there is only one outlet in the kitchen. If they were friendly I wouldn't care about any of the lack of commodities and would pay happily; but since they are so hostile I feel incredibly begrudging about handing over any money, especially $35 a night! Unfortunately they have monopoly for campers. It is also the cheapest option in Tikehau still. Coconut Beach has unfortunately stopped doing camping and this pension is the only one that remains. The only saving grace is the free kayaks and bikes, and the nice location on the beach.
I stayed at the pension justine with my tent, it's a budget accomodation in wonderful tikehau. location is great right on the beach. free kayak to explore and bicycle. the family is very very firendly, they welcome guests and will help you with everything you need.
When my first choice was fully booked I chose this place (I didn't want to pay the rates of the expensive resorts). The location on a lovely beach was great and the free bikes (in pretty bad shape, though) let you move around the island easily. Free kayaks are also available. The bungalow was fine, nothing fancy, but it did its job. Two beds, bathroom, fridge and shelves. Breakfast and dinner are included in the rate. Breakfast was avarage, I wish they had more local items (juice and jam for example) and not imported cheap things. Only fish for dinner (same fish every day, just different sauce) and I don't eat fish, but I was prepared for that. Meals were served on a long table in a pretty boring building, it would have been a lot nicer to sit under a roof on the beach (like we did on other islands where meals were included). We went on the day tour that the pension offers. It was very nice, but I think we were supposed to go to one more place (according to the website) and not stay at the lunch place for half the day. We didn't know we were staying there for so long so after eating we were in waiting mode instead of relaxing mode. The lunch was really good, though.
We really loved this place so much although we have been to so many islands! Laroche was truly amazing and Justine was also helpful. They made us feel like part of their HUGE family and we enjoyed every single minute here. So remote so beautiful... thanks to Laroche and his family! Delicious food every night (breakfast is basic) and super friendly atmosphere!
The price and location of camp Justine on Tikehau island is perfect for a budget traveler - there is an option to camp -only a few meters from a lagoon!!. Free pick you up and drop off the airport - it's only few hundred meters anyway. Don't worry about the noise - there are only 3 flights per day? The facilities the reasonable and match the price. The 2 bathrooms are a bit run down and the showers were not more than a hose with a tap...it looked like in the middle of renovation. There are bungalows, a bit too pricey for the location - we opted for a tent which was the cheapest in FP....and right on the lagoon - amazing.. There is a communal kitchen room with basic stuff you need if you want to cook your own meal, with a fridge and stove - large dining area is available during the day and evening with TV. We are raw vegans so didn't need any of it.... There are free bikes to explore this small island. Tikehau is a very quiet and isolated place to visit. There is only 1 grocery store with very limited choice of food - enough wine though.. with bakery next door... also 1 take away store. Supply ship docks weekly and little fruit/veggies there is delivered goes quickly. This was a challenge for us being vegans, real challenge... Scuba diving - they say it is THE best in FP "all natural & unspoiled" - in reality it looked like a moonscape after a nuclear blast - shocking - don't waste your money, go to Fakarava & Rangiora, you will fly via those islands anyway, so spare your money for those..been there 3 times and will go again... visited Tikehau August 2016 for first time and for sure last time - sorry...Fakarava & Rangiora is where I go......
The location for camping on Tikehau cannot be beat, especially for the price. They pick you up at the airport and take you back for free. Great swimming right out front and close to the airport and an easy bike ride to town. The facilities at the resort are not great. The bathrooms are run down and the showers were not more than a tube connected to a faucet. The bathrooms are also located where a lot of the garbage is dumped and it's pretty gross and smelly. The kitchen area is nice with a small fridge and stove. We appreciated having the bikes to use for free to explore the island. It's a very quaint, quiet place to visit.
If you're looking for clean sheets every day and someone asking you if you're ok every 5min : this is not a motel!!! But if you want to live something quite immersive in the polynesian way of life, this is the perfect spot!!! You must make the first step talking to Justine or Laroche you will learn a lot about their lives and how hard it was few decades ago and they can show you a lot of thing... The beach is beautiful, magic sunset, peaceful black tips shark cruising all day in front of the fares!! The fares are POLYNESIAN : Simple!! It's clean and their is a terrace... Perfect!! Just a little advice : Don't mess with mosquitos in the tuamotus, it can ruin your stay, anti mosquito incense is provided by Justine but you must buy a spray or anti mosquito monoi! If you are going to eat the meal they prepare you will appreciate their talent and fresh fish they serves!! Real breakfast homelike too!!! To sum up, if you're looking for something quiet and immersive, just go and enjoy!!
We stayed 3 nights at the pension Justine. We really like the place. We got a bungalow right at the beach with a great view of the beach and the nice lagoon. The pension offers a lot of free extras like wifi, kayaks and bikes. It's great to take the bike to go to the supermarket, the marina, or just ride around the motu. Laroche was a great host, he speaks good english, is always happy and great cook! We always had huge portions of lobster or fish with fresh made coconut bread, poisson cru and much more. Thanks Laroche for the amazing stay!
- Free continental breakfast
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Onsite dining
- Free airport shuttle
PENSION JUSTINE places you next to Pacific Islands. This 8-room guesthouse welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and a free airport shuttle.
Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 8:30 AM. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.
All 8 rooms provide refrigerators. Limited housekeeping is available.
Guests staying at PENSION JUSTINE enjoy free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a TV in a common area. Airport transportation is made easy with a free airport shuttle during limited hours. Friendly staff can provide front-desk service during limited hours, and also offer advice about sightseeing.
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61.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 78 reviews