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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   51 Rue Colette, B.P 302, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
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Hotel Le Mandarin
Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Papeete
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

Absolute crap. Lifts so small we had to go up one person and 1 case at a time. TV not working just fuzz. No where to eat. Do not venture out at night as in dodgey area near the port and full of prostitutes and gangs. Drawer unit kept opening itself as floor must have been on some sort of... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2010

This is a nice hotel in the center of Papeete. Everything is a short walk away and we could walk to the pier for our solar eclipse cruise. The room was clean and spacious, but a bit outdated (7/10). The breakfast was in the restaurant next door, simple but nice (7/10). The service was not very friendly, but not unpleasant.... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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189 reviews 189 reviews
171 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2010

We stayed two nights in this hotel during our time in Papeete which was mostly necessitated by transit. Given how many places to stay on Tahiti have bad reviews, I think this hotel is recommended. At XPF 15,500 per night, it is among the cheaper options available on Tahiti. The hotel rooms are clean, if dull in décor. The views... More

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Washington DC
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2009

Dingy dank hallways lead to shabby rooms with broken plumbing - at what anywhere else would be luxury rates. Indifferent staff. Expensive wifi. Filthy and rude. Avoid.

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Adelaide, South Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2009

This was our second stay in Hotel Le Mandarin. After extensive searching for an alternative reasonably priced and centrally located hotel for two relatively brief in-transit stays we decided that Hotel Le Mandarin still provided a no-frills, mid-range, honest option. The hotel is in central Papeete, within walking distance of the ferry docks [we were going to and coming from... More

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Grass Valley, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2009

You wouldn't want to spend your Tahitian vacation here or any other place in downtown Papeete for that matter. Hotel Le Mandarin is fine for a short (one or maybe two night) stay if you need to stay in downtown Papeete or want to take the ferry to Moorea. The location is convenient, but it is noisy. It is just... More

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New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

We stayed at Le Mandarin for 2 nights prior to our cruise, along with 30 other pre cruise people who were all on the same plane, hence we all booked in at the same time, with only 1 person booking everyone in, so took a long time! Hotel room had bear essentials, and was very noisy, there is a night... More

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New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2009

Very central hotel in Papaeete, bit outdated but its affordable and clean. staff were very helpful and always friendly. There is no jug in the rooms to make coffee but ask at reception and they will get you one. If you get a back room there are no views. Ate breakfast in the coffee shop not over expensive and at... More

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Sun City Center, FL
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2009

We arrived late at Midnight to a clean room in the front, with a very comfortable double bed, TV which had CNN, a small refrigerator/mini bar with enough room to keep food we bought at the market. It was quiet with a good air-conditioner which you need because of the heat and humidity. We stayed for two nights before our... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2008

Tahiti is an expensive destination - and this hotel is expensive by Australian standards - but not by Tahiti standards. It is in a great position - close to the markets, the Moorea ferry and the Roulettes. My husband and I stayed 4 nights - supposedly in a "Double Mini Suite". The room was large - but it was more... More

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Address: 51 Rue Colette, B.P 302, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Tahiti > Papeete
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Le Mandarin 3*
Also Known As:
Mandarin Papeete
Papeete Mandarin
Hotel Le Mandarin Tahiti/Papeete

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