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PK 27.100, 1309, French Polynesia
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Camping Nelson
Ranked #12 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Moorea
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Camping Nelson has a TON of potential, but the owners leave a lot to be desired. Very uncommunicative, and have a very wierd way of running things. Although it is one of the cheapest options on Moorea, they have bumped their prices from their website so double check this when booking. They have kitchen facilities but can only be used... More 

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El Calafate, Argentina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It is cheap and offers Free WiFi. , and that is about it. The owners are some of the most unfriendly people I have met on my long trip. Sleeping is a problem because roosters make helluvanoise all night and when they stop a bunch of crazy dogs takes over and barks on and on. Earplugs is a must. The... More 

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Paris, France
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146 reviews 146 reviews
118 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stayed 4 nights in a bengalow Pros - Cheapest accomodation in Moreea (~5000 CFP for a bengalow with a fan) - Hot shower, wifi, kitchen ... - Grocery, scooter rental, souvenir shops near the camping - Good location in Moorea for snorkeling (not so far from the motu) Cons - The mattress is really bad - The beach should... More 

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Montefano, Italy
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had a lovely time in Moorea while staying at the Camping Nelson. The staff was always nice and happy to provide useful infos, such as where to hire kayaks or going food shopping. The structure is a bit old, but still looks quite nice and the sea view is simply amazing!!! Waking up every day with such a beautiful... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here in 2012, had a good experience, so I returned in 2013. What a bad idea! Same owners, and upon my arrival, I was told my reservation was non-existent. Thank goodness I had my email confirmation with me. After a bit of an argument, they conceded and offered me a room that would not accommodate my needs...hmmm... Eventually,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the Alto bungalow. It was rustic but charming. With its own garden overlooking the lagoon, table, chairs and a fridge plus a communal kitchen we felt it was a relaxing place to be self sufficient for a few day. The location of this place is great with shops, bar and restaurants just 5 mins walk away. The... More 

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Saitama, Japan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I have stayed here twice before, in 2007 the last time. First, I was here alone, it was great, had a simple room, made friends, enjoyed swimming in the water. The second time, I came here with my gf, our room wasn't that comfortable, had thick walls and it was quite uncomfortable for us. And also, the price of the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

My husband, daughter and I camped here last week for 8 nights. It was wonderful. The owner showed us around, was always kind and helpful. Location is wonderful and we will remember the beautiful sunsets every night. Good snorkelling right on the beach and easy access to shops and eateries. The shared showers and toilets were always clean and so... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Sometimes you have to trust your inital "gut" feel as we parked at Camping Nelson. This was not for us! The cabin we had was "average" to say it mildly. Very small, no fan or air con. People hanging out in front of the cabin drinking beer and smoking got knows what...(with all the respect not my cup of tea).... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Well, what more to say than location! After successful hitching to Camping Nelson (free trip around half the island) we immediately jumped into the lagoon, after all it is literally 5m from the accommodation. white sand beach narrow, but very nice, walk along sandy beach, wont spend much time in accomm. anyway, just swimming and snorkelling all day. Whale snorkelling... More 

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Address: PK 27.100, 1309, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Moorea
Also Known As:
Camping Nelson Hotel Moorea

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