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Royal Tahitien

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pirae, French Polynesia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phil T Buckingham, United Kingdom
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for six nights in total, though not all consecutive. Rooms are clean and a good size, but a little tired-e.g.bed-head lights did not work and fridge light stayed on because switch broken. Toiletries very limited. That said I was perfectly comfortable and slept well. The grounds are attractive and there is a small swimming pool, (which I did... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been using the Royal Tahitien as a base while travelling through Polynesia. I have had a number of rooms, and they may be a bit dated but they are comfortable and everything works as it should (except that one room had a weak AC unit). I never smelled damp or felt that we had a musty room. The... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights. This hotel was appealing to us because of the price, however once checked in, we were very disappointed. Negatives - We were given a room with two single beds and told they would move us to a room with a double bed the next night. In the morning when we enquired about this move... More

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147 reviews 147 reviews
29 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I can't say enough about the friendly, courteous and efficient staff at the Royal Tahitian. They gave great service helping us with emails, copying, contacts with service providers, taxi, etc. Their help and friendliness made our trip so much more pleasant. And it was all in English even though we were in French Polynesia. We needed to be by the... More

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Bethpage, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stayed here one day as a last resort as everything was booked. We pretty much used this hotel for a long wait for our flight that nite @11:50 p.m. Yes as in other reviews the property is beautiful but the rooms are very dated. Bedspreads worn and faded, cobwebs, musty smell etc. It really wouldn't take that much to... More

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It is in the suburbs of Papeete and not near anything (restaurant, Shops etc.) the grounds are beautiful but the accommodation is horrid. Curtain roads hanging down, shower not functioning. Absolutely no toiletries. No hair dryer. It smelled moldy. AND it was very expensive. $200.00 for the 8 hours we spend there waiting for our flight. The Hotel dining room... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We stopped here on our way back from Raitea for a morning flight to Auckland. We are not strangers to the South-Pacific, and having travelled to over 60 countries are neither expensive nor "spoilt" as many reviewers seem to be. Check-in great, staff lovely, room dated but hey that wasnt a surprise. What was is that they make the maximum... More

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San Diego, California
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297 reviews 297 reviews
55 hotel reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Flew in from New Zealand where we were for 3weeks. On our way home to San Diego, California. This was our last week of vacation. We arrived at this hotel late at nite, and we really enjoyed being picked up from the airport from the hotel. Received shell leis and a warm welcome by the staff!!!!! We experienced a wonderful... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for one night and enjoyed the spacious room and well-equipped kitchenette. The hotel was built in the sixties at which time it must have been an excellent hotel but it now is very dated. Rooms are large but rather impersonal. The grounds are good but the tiny black sand beach accessible by a heavily locked... More

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Rocky Mountains, USA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed here for our last two nights in FP. After eight days in a vacation rental on Moorea, the large room, air conditioning, properly working toilets and restaurant/bar were welcome amenities. Yes, the decor is dated, but the staff is friendly and accommodating, the grounds are beautiful, and the property is quiet (except for the roosters!). There is a... More

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Address: Pirae, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Tahiti > Pirae
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Tahitien 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Royal Tahitien Hotel Pirae
Royal Tahitien Hotel Papeete
Royal Tahitien Papeete
Royal Tahitien Tahiti/Pirae

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