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Hawaiki Nui Hotel

PO Box 43 | Baie de Tepua, UTUROA, 98735, French Polynesia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Madison, Alabama
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stayed four nights at the Hawaiki Nui in late October 2014. After the long flight from Alabama through LAX to Papeete, and then to Raiatea, we stepped into our overwater bungalow and found it so peaceful and relaxing that the jet lag almost immediately began to seep out of us. I don't remember the room numbers. Ours was the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great spot with a nice swimmingpool. We just went here for a short visit during a hot day to get some icecold lemonade. It is really nice that you can enter this hotel while not sleeping there. The staff was very nice and did everything to make is feel comfortable.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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11 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We stayed in bungalow 22. These units are infested with termites. We turned on the lights about midnight and found them feasting above our heads. The mosquito netting kept them out of the bed, but they tried their best to get in. These units also do not have air conditioning. Breakfast was good, but the ants had a penchant for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

the much touted renovation has not happened and it is still very run down and nothing works in the rooms. We stayed in a "premium" over water bungalow but the lights didn't work on our viewing window so we couldn't see anything. The fridge didn't get anything cold etc.. etc.. The swimming pool was still unserviceable so although we didn't... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Rooms are lovely, staff is amazing and location is just a bike ride away from town. We had an over water balcony and it was pure bliss to wake up in the morning and sit on the patio looking at all the fish down below. Would recommend this place to anyone and would definitely stay here again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights after a bareboat charter out of Uturoa. Given the price compared to say Bora Bora overwater bungalows, this is a no brainer. So I am glad we got to experience "over water bungalows" in French Polynesia. HOWEVER the property is really quite run down. Our deck chairs were extremely old and in bad shape.... More 

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San Francisco
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42 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stayed here just one day. It was OK, but I would look for something else if I passed by again. The room was reasonably clean, but not real high standard. Some of the basics were not in good functioning condition, i.e., a couple of electrical outlets didn't work, and some of the furnishings were well-worn. We ate here as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Firstly I feel terrible writing this as the lovely staff were kind enough to upgrade us from a garden bungalow to an overwater bungalow as we were on our honeymoon! The overwater experience (our only one on our honeymoon) was great, however was soon surpassed by the realisation that the bungalows were terribly outdated and falling apart. The bathroom was... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We chartered a yacht out of Uturoa, Raiatea, French Polynesia but planned a three day stay on the island prior to embarking. The charter company recommended the Hawaiki Nui. We booked for three nights. The lobby was acceptable but the overwater bungalow while clean was in poor physical condition. More disappointing was the pool. It was very small and there... More 

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Sf Bay Area
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Our Windstar cruise ship was docked .5 miles up the road overnight, and in the morning, we took an easy walk to this hotel. We returned to the ship and asked where to find good "poisson cru" (very fresh fish marinated in citrus, coconut milk, and mixed with cucumber, tomato and sweet onion). Many staff recommended this restaurant at Hawaiki... More 

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