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All reviews cruise ship ferry terminal excellent location balcony room short stay budget hotel post office outdoor market walking distance to food pre cruise hotel tourist office restaurants cafes rooms are basic no frills food truck large balcony front desk clerk
Basic hotel that is in downtown Papeete, very clean, air conditioning, close to airport. It does not have airport shuttle. Easy walking distance to tourist sites in Papeete. Close to food trucks that start opening around 6-6:30 pm.
We stayed here a couple days before and a day after our cruise of the islands. When we checked in, we thought this place was a little sketchy, but once you look around Papeete, you realize, this is one of the best places there is....More
We stayed one night at the Hotel Tiare Tahiti and that was enough. We knew going in that this was a budget hotel. We arrived late (10:30 PM) and check in was fast and uneventful. The hotel is in a great location, within walking distance...More
Budget hotel harborside with great service. Room was very clean with restaurants & shopping all around. Moorea ferries & Tourist Office 3 blocks away, City Market 2 blocks, night food trucks across the street & 10 minute ride to airport. The ladies at check-in were...More
This hotel is in a convenient location in papetee. Close to most things in town, including the ferry terminal. We stayed for 3 nights and hired a car to explore Tahiti island. There is no free parking at the hotel except on weekends there is...More
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Food in Tahiti is expensive. We had breakfast included with our stay at Tahiti Tiara. But it was lots of baguette with some fruit & coffee. There was the option for one egg or some yogurt... More
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Food in Tahiti is expensive. We had breakfast included with our stay at Tahiti Tiara. But it was lots of baguette with some fruit & coffee. There was the option for one egg or some yogurt. But it was mostly carbs. Believe the meal would have cost $10 US.
We ate at Le Roulettes food trucks by the waterfront park for dinner. Great atmosphere & lots of choice. Meals were $10-15 each. There are lots of cafes with outside seating in Papeete. We didn't go to any high end restaurants there as we had great food in Mo'orea & on our cruise. If I were you l'd check out restaurants on TripAdvisor for whatever town you are in. Can't go wrong!
There are food vendors for lunch at the municipal market. Very crowded but nothing written in English!
There's also the option to pick up some food at the grocery store & have a picnic by the water.
There are boat tours that you can catch at the marina across from Tahiti Tiare. Again check out TripAdvisor for some guidance.
If you rent a car you can drive to Tahiti Iti to the south. Teahupoo is a big surfing beach there & worth seeing. La Plage de Maui (on Maui Beach) has fabulous seafood at the restaurant. Vanira Lodge is a beautiful resort up in the hills. They serve breakfast and dinner. It might be worth a night or two... but rent a spa room for the A/C!
There are many web sites that talk about the drive around Tahiti. Frommer's has a good site. You can stop to see water falls, museums, lots to see. Just try not to drive through Papeete during rush hour. It is insane!
Definitely take the ferry to Mo'orea. Cars are very expensive to rent there. Albert's Transport can do private or shared tours around the island. We used him to transport us to Sofitel. Also did a safari tour of the island. Great trip to Magic Mtn & Belvedere point. Dinner at Sofitel might be a good idea for some romance! They have entertainment, sometimes local dancers. Very good show. Beautiful setting. Only thing is sometimes service in the restaurant is poor. Other great restaurants on Mo'orea are Le Mahogany & Rudy's. Again, look on TripAdvisor to see what your choices are.
Hope this helps! Enjoy that beautiful part of the world!