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Taaroa Lodge

B.P. 498, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed here after booking it because of good reviews. Ralph is great, friendly and helpful and the airport pickups are very useful. The location is a bit far away from papeete but the city isn't a great place to stay anyway. I wish I'd taken a mozzi net with me though as these insects BITE and many budget hostels... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We reserved Taaroa Lodge partly because they had kayaks to use on the lagoon, and that part was very good for us. Overall, we liked it here because it is out of the city of Papeete, at kilometer marker 18 on the east side, facing beautiful Moorea. It is on the lagoon with two public beaches nearby, either a short... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stayed in a private new bungalow which was no frills but comfortable and clean. I don't feel it was the best location... It had a wee beach out front (which the owner said was quite dangerous with rips etc and sharks came at sunset- scary!! But cool to watch... from on land). There was also a nicer beach 10min... More

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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

When we arrived on Tahiti, we stayed for two nights with Ralph and his family in this backpack-style accommodation. The room was simple, but clean with a private bathroom. The shared kitchen, which is located outside, is very convenient. We had a great time and especially enjoyed the oceanview while eating our breakfast. there is a shop close to the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Taaroa Lodge is the perfect place for short/long holiday in Tahiti! not to far from Papeete and near to a beautiful beach! Ralph and his family are very friendly and helpful hosts and the location is perfect!!! warmly reccomended

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Not sure why this place got GREAT reviews… I’m guessing those people stayed in the private bungalow?—that might be a little nicer? We stayed for two nights in the 6 person shared room...but were lucky enough to have the room to ourselves. I called this experience "glorified camping"...the windows and doors were always wide open (had no screens) which basically... More

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Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I have tried to book in this place 3 times... but unfortunately, it was full twice, and I had the chance to be there for 2 nights... among 4 different hostels in Tahiti island, this was the best place so far. The owner is a great surfer with an international experience, so the place has different influences from all over... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Nice place with excellent hosts Ralph and Diane. It's a great place for the price and location. Not too far / far enough from town and swimming, snorkelling and kayaking right off the beach next to the lodge. Good place to get your bearings and plan your trip too. They will help you out and you can store some stuff... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Really good location, far enough away from the busy-ness of Pape'ete but close enough to make traveling to/from the airport or ferry very easy. Ralph and his wife were great hosts who would help you out with many requests. Ralph was able to help me rent a car for the days I was there and gave me good advise as... More

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ventura, ca
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

We stayed in one of the bungalows for 5 nights. It is right at the beach and free use of kayaks and snorkeling gear. Beautiful view of Moorea and sunsets. Ralph was helpful with info for the area. Always had a fresh baguette every morning on the front table. Very chilled place, hosts leave you be and give you your... More

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Address: B.P. 498, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Tahiti > Papeete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
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