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“A Garden of Eden Paradise!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Pension de la Plage Tahiti
PK 15,4 | B.P. 381593 Tamanu, Punaauia 98718, French Polynesia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Punaauia
Nashville, Tennessee
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“A Garden of Eden Paradise!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

As a church organist/pianist from Nashville, Tennessee, I came to Tahiti for 2 months to read the Bible & was only going to stay here for 1 week, but the BEAUTY of the gardens; the incredible kindness of the lovely couple that own this gorgeous pension has kept me here for 6 weeks!!!!! The pool is incredible, the clientel top-notch & the rooms are absolutely fabulous & I have already been in 3 of them! The location is excellent (aross the street from the only white sand beaches in Tahiti) & Punaauia although only 10 miles from Papeete seems like another world!! The big-city hustle & bustle of Papeete I can get in New York City......I needed peace, calm, beauty & a spiritual vibe when I looked up from the Bible!! God put me in this special place & believe me I AM a WORLD TRAVELER! Also near restaurants & everything you could want.....the owner Vincent even had an electic keyboard! And the staff are gorgeous Tahitians!!

Room Tip: EVERY ROOM is EXCELLENT!! They are named after the different islands. I have been in the Bora Bora...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

To start off, the staff are lovely and I couldn't say a bad word about them! Very helpful and pleasant..

£88 per night and after reading all the reviews on tripadvisor, my girlfriend and I thought we were going to be staying in a beautiful resort. When we arrived, we walked inside and realised there were no locks on the doors or windows and people could easily get in. They give you a stick to wedge against the door to make it more difficult to break in so we felt pretty unsafe the whole time. It was hard to sleep because of the barking dogs (inside the grounds).

The first morning when I had just woken up, I was greeted by a lady from the room next door walking into my room (There are doors between the rooms and they aren't locked). Shortly after that I was greeted by a huge colony of ants in my suitcase. Decoration is.. to put it lightly, lets just say 1970s. Floor was dirty when we came in and there were hairs in the bed (hair not from a head).

There was a tray sitting on top of the fridge and I picked it up.. It was sitting there for a reason: to cover up the large hole on top of the fridge that was caused by mould. Cutlery couldn't be used because it was dirty when we arrived and also because of the ants which were just everywhere.

Bathroom was clean enough but very old..

Beach opposite hotel is actually all rock and not beach at all. There are stray dogs running around everywhere aswell as rats, cockroaches etc.

There was a dead bird sitting outside for the duration of our stay which was the icing on the cake really..

If I was to recommend anything it would be to just pay £50 extra per night and stay in the Meridien just down the road. Much nicer and worth the extra money.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I had always dreamt to go to Tahiti and Polynesia and I wasn't disapointed it was even better than in dreams.
We stayed a week at la pension and I didn't want to leave the place and go back to Chicago.
We had a beautiful, large room with a terrace overlooking a tropical garden. The decoration was done with local flair and I loved it. There was a big swimming pool but I didn't put a foot in it, there is a white sand beach a few minutes away...
The hotel is not far from the main city of Papeete and a few conveniences are around.
The staff was very nice with us, friendly and smiling and they helped us a lot with our planning.
There isn't much else to say, it is beautiful, close to the beach, calm, sunny and everything I expected from a tropical island.
I wish I could be there now...

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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21 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This pension has it all! It is located in Punaauia so Close enough to the airport and Papeete. It is on the main road too which makes it easy to circulate. We would recommend through to rent a car so you can discover the island. There is some parking space in the pension. The pension is located to a beach where in the evening roulottes appear. It is a great place to eat cheap food and even crepes! The pension has around 10 bungalows all located around a swimming pool ( which is a great feature). Some of the bungalows have a kitchenette if you want to keep your budget low. There is a petrol station next door ( where you wait for the bus to Papeete which cost 250 francs per person, make sure you have the exact amount. Contrary to other we never had problems with the bus there). Alain and Anne Marie are great host and will cater to all your needs. They can book you your airport transfer if needed. Thank you. Roberto & Berengere

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Köln
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We stayed at the Pension de la Plage for 3 nights in September 2012 for the start of our honeymoon in French Polynesia. The bungalows are simple but nice and clean. The owner couple was very friendly and gave us tips where to have dinner or to find a supermarket. We also booked a 4x4 tour through them to visit the mountains of the island. The tour was really great and highly recommendable! The breakfast at the pension is simple but good, you have coffee, baguette, marmelade and cheese.
The beach which is not that beautiful is right across the street. We lent for free snorkeling stuff from the owners to go there.
The first day we went to visit Papeetee by the public bus. The owner explained us how to catch it, since there is no timetable or anything like that. The bus stop is just next to the pension, so we went there and just after 3 minutes waiting the bus arrived! So, this was a very cheap and easy way to go to the capital.
One afternoon, we spent at the pool of the pension, which is not that big but really nice and relaxing!
For a low budget stay we can recommend this pension.

If you got further questions or want to comment or see some more pictures you can visit our blog:
http://christiankoeln.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/tahiti/

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This pension offers about 10 rooms around a small swimming pool in a nice garden, located close to the beach and the central ‘highway’ along the coast. You can choose for a normal room or a room with kitchenette. Budgetwise we think the kitchenette is probably better because we paid 1000 CPF for a basic breakfast (pp) and diner is quite expensive in Tahiti too. There is a large supermarket at walking distance. You also find some restaurants in the neighbourhood (amongst others a nice pizzeria).
The room is large, has a fan and is clean. We could use the transit room after checking out (shower and bagageroom).
The location is a bit of a minus considering the money you have to pay to get to the pension from the airport and vv (2000 CPF during the day, 3000 CPF nighttime). On Sunday there are no busses so we had to take a taxi to Papeete. Note: we were lucky because there were festivities celebrating the Chinese new year, but otherwise on a Sunday everything is closed. Also the Museum de Tahiti which is close to the pension, is unfortunately closed on Sunday (and Monday as well). A plus of the location is that is’t near a nice beach and if you want to do an excursion you will be picked up at the pension anyway so the distance from papeete doesn’t matter.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We stayed here for nearly three weeks with our two boys aged 11 and 9. This is the most economical way to enjoy this little piece of paradise. There is a busy road in front of the pension, but it never bothered us. It was in fact very handy to catch the air conditionned bus to Papetee and to the ferries. There is an excellent supermarket 15 minutes walk from the pension, and you can talk a stroll along the beach every morning to get fresh croissants for breakfast. The owners are very helpful and speak good english (they even went to the chemist to get us medecine when we all got sick) they will lend you snorkling gear for free, which my husband used for hours in the lagoon. On the other side of the road, along the beach, there are two 'roulottes' every night providing safe and delicious meals on wheels. Do go for the crepe and ask for the salted caramel sauce... The room are nice and bright, the kitchenette has everything you need and from the pool, you can watch paragliders about to land on the beach. This is a great place for a family on a budget who still wants to enjoy Tahiti.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pension de la Plage Tahiti

Address: PK 15,4 | B.P. 381593 Tamanu, Punaauia 98718, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Tahiti > Punaauia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Punaauia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the island of Tahiti, "Pension de la Plage" is built in colonial style and set in a colorful garden with tropical scents.Glowing in the center is a charming swimming pool.Where you can sun bathe, cool off, or simply stretchout and rest in a peaceful warm environment.Ours is a special family atmosphere and we will share our knowledge and love of Polynesia with you, and make you feel most welcome.300 m up the road is the Meridien Hotel, and a shopping square offering all the comforts: bank, pharmacy, restaurants, bookstore, physicians, jewellers, news agents, salons, florist, boutiques, petrol stations, curios, etc...The public bus stops at our door.It is 20 min. by car to both the airport and Papeete center, and 25 minutes to the port.Each room is approx. 32m² and has a private bathroom with shower, as well its own terrace overlooking the pool.Some rooms have a kitchenette for dining-in, and some are arranged especially to accomodate children.Every room has a refrigerator and television.Nearby is an open terrace with a palm-thatched roof for complimentary breakfasts and optional dining.We also provide wireless internet access.12 airy, light and clean rooms are decorated in Polynesian flair, with bamboo furniture and local artwork. ... more   less 
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