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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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Ranked #5 of 6 hotels in Raiatea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014
trobb628 Vancouver, Washington
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Boise, Idaho
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 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

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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

Reno, Nevada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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
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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

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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*
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A small hotel, truly and wonderfully polynesianWalking distance from downtown Uturoa, facing <> pass and its 2 <>,*25 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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