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Hawaiki Nui Hotel

3.0 of 5 PO Box 43 | Baie de Tepua, UTUROA, 98735, French Polynesia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
82 helpful votes 82 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
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12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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san diego
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you are looking for a friendly laid back hotel with reasonable over the water bungalows, look no further. However, if you come expecting the Ritz you will be disappointed. We just spend 2 nights in a premium over the water bungalow. It was lovely and we spent the majority of our time on our wonderful deck. Others have mentioned... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This hotel is lovely. The best part of it was the view from the hut over the water, we kept the sliders open 24/7 and woke every morning to a beautiful sunrise looking out over the motu. There is a deck off the room with seating to enjoy your morning coffee and you can jump right off the deck into... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Hawaiki Nui Hotel as part of our 3 week tour of French Polynesia in December of 2013. The hotel it self was more than suitable for our needs but we felt the whole place was just a little dated. Kind of the hotel that time forgot. With that being said, the rooms were... More 

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Address: PO Box 43 | Baie de Tepua, UTUROA, 98735, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Raiatea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hawaiki Nui Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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