Tahiti is an expensive destination - and this hotel is expensive by Australian standards - but not by Tahiti standards. It is in a great position - close to the markets, the Moorea ferry and the Roulettes.
My husband and I stayed 4 nights - supposedly in a "Double Mini Suite". The room was large - but it was more like a family room - with 2 double beds and a single. It is old - but clean enough - and attempts have been made to renovate (in spots). I found the reception staff very helpful and friendly. There is a massive Ice Machine where guests can grab an ice bucket full and take back to their room. We did not eat in the Coffee Bar or restaurant - they are too expensive. We breakfasted in the markets - a few minutes walk- on lovely fresh ham rolls for XPF100, and freshly cut fruit. There are dispensing machines in the markets for water Coke etc - also very cheap. For the sweet tooth there is a lovely French Patissiere selling delightful cakes etc. For dinner - you cannot beat the Roulettes - near the ferry. Grab some wine or beer from the supermarket (Champion 1/2 hour walk toward airport - reasonably priced), bring some ice from the Mandarin ice machine - and select from a number of Food Vans, We had the best veal ever - it was carved directly from the beast being BBQ'd right there. The food is fresh and reasonably priced. I would stay there again - value for money in Tahiti it is fine.
- Also Known As:
- Mandarin Papeete
- Papeete Mandarin
- Hotel Le Mandarin Tahiti/Papeete