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“Best location if you need easy/rapid access to the airport...but that's pretty much it” 3 of 5 stars
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Tahiti Airport Motel
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   PO Box 60113, Faa'a 98702, French Polynesia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Faa'a
Sydney, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“Best location if you need easy/rapid access to the airport...but that's pretty much it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The airport is located a few hundred meters from the airport which is really convenient for early morning flight to the islands.
However there's nothing else to enjoy from this hotel; basic room, basic comfort.
If you are staying in Tahiti for longer than a night, then find another place.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We came off a cruise ship early morning and our onward flight was at night, we needed a place to place our luggage to spend the day in Papeete. Good that we took a Taxi from the port to the Hotel since it is high up on a road and as someone mentioned in another review that would be difficult to carry suitcases UP. Even when more luggage than one it is difficult to go downhill with it. We did take a Taxi to the Airport too. The staff was friendly, yes, "no lift" was a bit inconvenient , so they kept one suitcase of each of us in a storage room. The room was VERY pleasant, good size , nice Tahitian prints on bed cover , oversized window and good curtains to block out the light when resting in day light.Correct, not the cheapest accomodation but really worth it for the convenience to be so close to the Airport!

Room Tip: not too high up since "no elevator"
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Monica, California
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6 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I stayed at the Tahiti Airport Motel on the night of 8/1/2013. I arrived on an Air Tahiti Nui flight at night and needed to stay over near the airport to catch the plane the next day to Bora Bora. The Tahiti Airport Motel is clearly visible as you walk out of the Tahiti airport and can be easily reached with a 4-5 minute walk. This is a MOTEL so don't expect very much -- just a very well located place to get some sleep before you fly out the next morning.

I would not stay at this hotel for any other reason.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Masterton, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We had a perfectly pleasant stay here for one night at the end of our vacation. We had chosen it for its convenient location to the airport, since we had a very early flight the next morning. The location was perfect, just a two minute walk away. Admittedly the walk is down a rather steep driveway and then several steps, but we had four suitcases between the two of us and still had no trouble, and we are in our late 50's. I admit it might not be quite so easy going UP the driveway. I suppose you could take a taxi there but it seems kind of silly to do so considering how close it is.

The front desk receptionist was wonderful and spoke very good English. She even helped us carry our luggage up the two flights of stairs to our room. I was surprised there were no elevators, but no big deal. She also recommended a "roulotte" (local outdoor restaurant) for dinner just down the road, which was excellent.

The room itself was more than adequate and perfectly clean. The air conditioning worked just fine. We had a room at the end of the corridor with a stunning view of Moorea in the distance. The bed was comfortable, and there was plenty of hot water. We could hear very little outside noise despite being so close to the airport and traffic below.

Unfortunately we had to leave too early in the morning to take advantage of the breakfast that was included in the room rate, but there was a decent coffee machine (as opposed to instant coffee) available 24-7. There is a supermarket just a block away from the hotel where we were able to buy our own breakfast provisions the evening before.

I would definitely recommend this hotel if you need a place for an overnight stay convenient to the airport. I wouldn't stay there for my entire vacation, certainly - it's not meant to be that kind of hotel. I honestly can't say anything bad about it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed a few times to Tahiti Airport Motel while in French Polynesia this July, travelling back and forth in different islands. It has the big advantage of being right in front the airport, so you don't lose time travelling to your lodging. Price is not the lowest in Tahiti, but very acceptable ($154 CAN for a night) for a place so well located. Nothing to pay in advance, you can cancel the same day if needed without charges.

Personnel is very nice and always ready to help. Breakfast is free with the room and quite generous with bread, jam, chocolate bread, cereals and different types of acceptable coffee... better anyway that what can be eaten at the airport with only McDonald open every time we passed by the airport. A good choice for us!

Room Tip: Try to have a room on the third level. There is a ramp from the street level so you can roll your su...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

A friendly welcome and they speak English. Spotty but free WiFi -- recommend using it in the lobby. Using it in the room will infuriate you. Free breakfast was classic French options PLUS cereal, which I liked. Nice decor with hardwood floors and good water pressure on the bathroom. Negatives are the Stairmaster climb up a steep hill to the hotel, and ask for a room on a low floor -- there is no elevator. fair value for money overall.

Room Tip: Get a room AWAY from the landing strip for low noise.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas,Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed here one night on our way to Bora Bora. I was a bit nervous after reading the reviews. We were pleasantly surprised. We reserved the "family room" a year in advance and it was perfect. It's one giant room with a half wall dividing it. King bed on one side and 2 twins on the other. The bathroom is large with 3 sinks and 2 showers. There is an additional tiny bathroom with just a toilet in the front part of the room with the twin beds. AC could have been a bit colder but was adequate. No electrical plugs in bathroom. (Make sure you have an adaptor!) Everything was kind of simple and basic but very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was simple but ok.
Everyone mentions the hill. Here is our take: To leave the airport- roll your luggage up the airport driveway, where the cars go, (minor hill) to the street level. There is a sidewalk when you get there. There is also a marked crosswalk and cars will stop if you let them know you're there. We arrived at night and didnt know this but they stopped for us the next morning when we went back to the airport. There is a very steep dark deteriorated asphalt hill up to the motel. We had no trouble but we are in our early 50s and fit. Our 2 teen daughters complained but did fine. The real problem is getting your luggage to your room with no elevator. That is a huge sweat-fest. And people, the halls are not dark if you turn on the light as you enter. They tell you this at the front desk when you check in.
We also used this motel as a day room on our return trip. A place to store our luggage for the day and clean up before our late flight. We had a small room the 2nd time. Clean and good AC.
We would definitely stay here again for one night.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: PO Box 60113, Faa'a 98702, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Tahiti > Faa'a
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Faa'a
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tahiti Airport Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Comfort at reasonable prices.Located in front of Tahiti Faa'a International Airport the Tahiti Airport Motel is only at 5 minutes walk from the terminal.For a greater comfort, all the rooms as well as the corridors are entirely non-smoker and air conditioned.The establishment is ideal for transit travelers or for long-term stay. The motel provides luggage storage and parking.It is a very comfortable place which proposes 46 units. ... more   less 
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Tahiti Airport Hotel Faa`a
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