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Hawaiki Nui Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 43 | Baie de Tepua, UTUROA, 98735, French Polynesia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has many pros: it is a small property with a genuine touch of Polynesia. The entire staff is smiling and friendly. The restaurant is almost incredible considering the size of the hotel. Also tit is close to the airport and w/in walking distance from the town. Even if the snorkeling is not at par with other primary locations,... More

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Norfolk, VA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We prefer to stay at small boutique inns or B&Bs that have unique features and locations...we don't need perfect rooms, we want ambiance, a good bed, and great location. The Hawaiki fit our needs almost perfectly. The staff are happy and helpful and clearly enjoy working there, which makes it much more fun for the guests. In fact, locals were... More

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San Pedro, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is a small hotel and perfect for two nights before a sailing charter. As seen in the pictures, this hotel is older and the rooms are not fancy but the price is modest when compared to any luxury hotel who share the same beautiful view of water and mountains. We wanted the experience of a bungalow over water, and... More

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Patricia R, Directeur général at Hawaiki Nui Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy when you feel happy with us ! Thank's for let us know ! We are really proud of our old little hotel and we love to share this feeling with our guests. Did we told you that our overwater bungalows were the FIRST one in the world ? Of course, those last 40 years, the concept... More

Perth
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Wow what a great hotel. The staff were absolutely amazing and could not be more helpful, they went out of there way to make us feel comfortable and arranged all our tours. Diving of the end of the jetty on the Nordby wreck could not have easier. The Friday night Polynesia show was a blast, it certainly is the place... More

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Patricia R, Directeur général at Hawaiki Nui Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for having spend some of your valuable time to write this. Let me tell you that those nice comments are our pride and joy ! And please... Do come back any time. We are waiting for you ! More

High Sierras California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights after a charter week. Got to the hotel still wearing the flower crown and lei I had received the night before at the Polynesian Show Friday evening. Reserve your table early since there is no stage and you'll want to be up close. Get up and dance like there's no one watching. We were... More

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Freeport, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was a small hotel we used before and after a sailing charter. The staff were extremely nice and helpful- and friendly! The rooms were by no means fancy, but clean and nice. The restaurant was one of the few open on Sundays- but good food, service and reasonable prices (for French Polynesia....). Local ex-pats and Polynesians were also restaurant... More

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Deer Park, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I did not stay at the hotel, but did get to see the rooms (some of which are over water bungalows. However, I did want to comment on the great dinner shows. They have a show every Saturday night which feature the local culture and it is a wonderful experience. We had the great fun of seeing all the children... More

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Sedona, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

My wife and I needed a nice place to stay before and after our one week catamaran charter. No fancy huge international chains here. Raiatea has few lodging choices but this was wonderful! You are greeted with a beautiful leis and a nice drink from the bar while they whisk you luggage away to your room. We arrived for one... More

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Patricia R, Directeur général at Hawaiki Nui Hotel, responded to this review

There is some Sundays morning like this : You open your computer and you read this so generous comment ! You made our day ! We are so happy to know that we succeed in sharing our love for our island, our people and ... our small hotel ! Thank you again for your kindness and ... Welcome back ! More

Stuart, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We spent seven nights at this resort and found the experience to be very enjoyable. We asked for a garden room and were upgraded to an over the water bungalow. Although it was fun to be over the water, we had five nights of high winds and waves and the noise level was deafening. Earplugs are a must! The restaurant... More

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Taipei
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We - group of 22 - 8 families, age from 10 to 60 - stayed two nights here. 1. Great food - buffet was just ok, a la carte is amazing from burgers, steak, lamb to mahi mahi (it's pricy if comparing to Far East islands, like Thai, Philipnos.. but compared to Tahiti, Bora Bora, Taha'a, here is just fair... More

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Patricia R, Directeur général at Hawaiki Nui Hotel, responded to this review

I do not know what to say ! Except that it was a pleasure for all of us to have you staying with us. I will tell every body how much you enjoyed your stay, starting tonight, as it is Friday and the dance group is coming to perform ! I will take care of the weak hair dryer so...... More

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Additional Information about Hawaiki Nui Hotel

Address: PO Box 43 | Baie de Tepua, UTUROA, 98735, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Raiatea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 hotels in Raiatea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hawaiki Nui Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small hôtel, truly and wonderfully polynesianWalking distance from downtown Uturoa, facing «Teavapiti» pass and its 2 «motu»,*28 bungalows or rooms of which 9 are overwater*A fresh water swimming pool *A renowned restaurant*a cocktail bar with live music during Happy Hours*A Polynesian show on friday night* A wide range of activities to discover Raiatea and TahaaAnd a casual and friendly service ! ... more   less 
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