Tahiti is expensive like Paris is expensive. We were shocked by the cost. At Pension de la Plage you can save because they have a kitchenette which we used a lot. At the bigger hotels, they don't even have coffee makers but at PLP they give you a french press. There is a small grocery next door. And if you want to eat at PLP instead, Vincent and Marie will feed you much cheaper. The rooms are small but neat and tidy with a very nice balcony. And we really appreciated the fact that we could check in early because our flight from the states arrived at 6 AM. The only problem we had was the bus to the hotel. While it ran in front the airport, it did not run frequently. It the Tahitian heat, waiting for a bus can be miserable. If you are renting a car, then it is easy and there is a parking lot at the pension. Across the street is the beach. It is very rocky but tolerable. Overall, I recommend this hotel. Be sure to get air conditioning!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel De La Plage
- Pension De La Plage Tahiti Punaauia