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Royal Tahitien

Pirae, French Polynesia
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Brisbane, Australia
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Arriving in the small hours of the morning we were shepherded across the cold wet lawn to our room seems like nothing out of the ordinary. The disappointment starts when you enter the room. Not that anything would crawl in but a hole in the door on the inside doesn't create a great first impression. The bathroom is out of... More 

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vaitiare m, Responsable relations clients at Royal Tahitien, responded to this review

Dear Deanne, Thank you for taking time to write your impression on our hotel. The Royal Tahitien was built in the 1960's and has been refreshed 2 years ago. I take good note of your remarks and will fix the little inconveniences. Regarding the price, could you please tell me where you've booked your night as the average price per... More 

Eltville am Rhein, Germany
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Because we had some health problems, we had to cancel our flight back to Europe and send a lot of papers to different insurance companies etc. My mobile phone didn't work and everything was difficult. The staff in the reception was just great, they helped me with everything, calling, scanning papers, cheering me up, just everything. I don't think that... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Don't be fooled by the photos. This place is a ghost town.. I'm sure it was rocking in 1972. The pool is tiny and dirty the waterfall feature is dead same with this hotel, not even a beach chair. The black sand beach you came here for is filthy..littered with garbage. Rooms are clean that's it.

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Devonport, New Zealand
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for two nights. We enjoyed our time at the hotel; staff was great. Grounds were beautiful. Facilities were heading toward the run down as described by other reviewers. I was most surprised when we stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel Tahitian our last night and the food on their menu was significantly less expensive!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My experience at the Royal Tahitian was definitely a positive one. While the physical plant is a bit tired, it isn’t nearly as bad as some of the older reviews indicate. My room was clean, relatively modern and well appointed. My little patio faced a beautifully landscaped, inward oriented green space with a generous serving of grass, trees and lilies... More 

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1 Thank Dennisvj
vaitiare m, Responsable relations clients at Royal Tahitien, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write your comments about our hotel and restaurant. I will definitely pass on your compliments to Yasmina. Looking forward to see you again. Best regards, Vaitiare More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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63 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for eight nights and I couldn't disagree more with some earlier reviews. I was a bit concerned after reading the latest review the day before flying out so took some insecticide with me. I had no need of it as our room was completely bug free. The door was fitted with insect screens which we kept closed at... More 

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Thank daisynz
vaitiare m, Responsable relations clients at Royal Tahitien, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write such a nice comment on our hotel and staff. All your comments are well noted and we will do our best to fix the little things that you have pointed-out in order to get rated 5 stars from you ;-) We hope to see you soon as the way you feel about our... More 

Santa Cruz, California
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94 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We rented this as a day room between flying back from Tikehau in the am and waiting for our late night flight back to the US. Although the room looked clean, the cockroaches were everywhere. We changed into bathing suits and thought we'd get in a little beach time or a swim in the pool. Both were so dirty and... More 

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NZ
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights in June. The rooms were ok apart from two huge cockroaches visiting us. The hotel is a bit tired and seemed quiet. However the swimming pool seems to be never available for hotel guests as it is used by the locals for birthday parties. The local beach is dirty and awash with juice cartons... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

For the price this hotel is not to par. Very old rooms, bathroom only just clean enough and no real hot water. Sheets had make-up stains. Restaurant very overpriced, especially breakfast. Was brought the wrong order and the waitress tried to get me to just live with it instead of taking it back and getting the right order, was friendly... More 

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Silicon Valley
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The two words that immediately come to mind when entering the property, sadly, are deferred maintenance. Ants in the room, old and dirty bathroom, cracked and missing flooring. And the "pool" is a relatively unclean swimming hole - a dripping water feature and a nice pebble bottom show what it once was or could be, but otherwise it is not... More 

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