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Pension Ahitea Lodge

Avenue Vaitaaoa, Papeete 5597, French Polynesia
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It's cheap and you get what you have paid for. We didn't expect much but it is still below our expectation. If you are looking for basic and budget accommodation, it might be your option. The room doesn't look as good as it is on the photo. The breakfast was basic too so we didnt have any.

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great little hotel crossed with a b & b with hostel thrown in. We had a studio room with own bath but there was rooms with shared bath... all very clean and simple. nice space with shared balcony . breakfast baguette and cheese/butter spreads and a grapefruit . Beds was a tad hard but for a day or two livable.... More

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Berlin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I found Papeete itself not very charming. The more pleased I was to check in at this little lodge. It has could beds, furniture in rooms that make you feel a bit home and a nice and sizable swimming pool. The best: In contrast to most other hotels it is really quite. You need to walk 7 to 10 minutes... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stayed here for few days during late September 2013...Felt compelled to write a review about this pension after reading negative reviews that may of had some truth to them PRIOR to the new owners taking over in July 2013,but this is not the case now in my experience. The new owner Melinda has hosts Maritta & Teiva living across from... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This place is great. Apprx 1km walk from ferry terminal. The walk to the lodge is not the greatest. Poor community, groups of kids at corners, stray dogs. Its manageable during the day BUT would be very wary at night. Mind you this is 'real' Tahiti not the globalized version. The lodge is located down a cul de sac. The... More

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West Kelowna, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

We stayed one night at the Ahitea, after arriving on a late flight from New Zealand. We were picked up at the airport (extra $) and driven directly to the Pension. The owner was friendly and helpful but the room very basic (no night table or lamp or clock). The ceiling fan barely worked and as there were no screens... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

I received an immediate favorable response when I queried the Ahitea about staying there for a couple of nights prior to sailing on the Aranui III. It is a small place on a quiet lane. You would never find it by yourself. The rooms were very sparse but clean. Upon my return they upgraded me to a room with attached... More

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New Jesey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2010

Very good for the money. Everything is so expensive in Tahiti. If you do not need a five star atmosphere this is a great find. Tafa (sp) and Ray do everything to make you comfortable and can answer all your questions and help you get around. Breakfast is a simple French bagget with butter and jam, coffee and juice. You... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2008

Pension Ahitea lodge Date of stay-- October 16, 2008 prior to cruise on Tahitian Princess. Reviewer-- from California. We booked this room because we did not want to pay for a 5 star hotel for less than 10 hours. We were originally booked at the Sheraton but it would have been about $450-$500 for the night to accommodate 3 single... More

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Christchurch NZ
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2008

The Pension Ahitea Lodge in Papeete is an exceelent place to spend your first one or two nights before heading out to your island. It's reasonably well situated, about 15 minutes walk down to the market or the ferry or the roullotte (caravans selling food). The walk into town is along a scruffy road in not a particularly nice area... More

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Address: Avenue Vaitaaoa, Papeete 5597, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Tahiti > Papeete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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