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“Great place for families with kids” 5 of 5 stars
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Moorea Fare Miti
PK 27, 5 Haapiti C/Mer | BP 1569, Hauru 98729, French Polynesia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hauru B&B and Inns
Seattle, Washington
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Great place for families with kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

I really liked this place. Sometimes when we rent a villa or bungalow on the beach, we feel like our small children are shattering the peace and quiet that some people who frequent these places are looking for. At this place, there were a lot of families with small children, so if you do not like that, you may not want to stay here, but if like us, you have small children, it was great. It was nice to be able to let our kids run around and chase the chickens swing and hollar from the rope swing hanging from the tree on the beach, and splash and play in the ocean without us feeling like were were bothering anybody. It was a refreshing change from some of the other places that we stayed, which were equally beautiful as here, but were filled with stuffy old couples who had the look on their faces like "OMG they allow kids here"!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

10 days very close to paradise! We had a spacious and cozy decorated bungalow with fantastic seaview in a lush garden. The french owners keeping the beach clean and leave free. All the beachchairs are in place and the bungalows are clean and in excellent condition.
What a life! Because of the bread-service from Celine we had every morning fresh french baguettes and the possibility to buy fresh eggs at the recepiton. Even a take away menue directly delivered to the bungalow is possible.
The restaurant is a short walk away and gives you a good and tasty choice of delicious french polynesian food. Just oposite from this restaurant the "Coco d'lle" has Babette her little "Roulotte" where she is cooking quiche and other very good home made food. to eat in or take away. Even if the Fare Miti has no Restaurant there is no such thing like beeing afraid not to get something to eat.

We had a little car to be able to get around and see other places and beaches. You can as well hire bikes directly at the Fare Miti and for all other informations Celine and her husband are glad to help you out with informations or arrangements.

Dont forget to take enough of insekt repellent spray with you because on Moorea the moskitos are 24 hours aktive...
Besides this it was a real southsea vacation on a moderate budget with the best beach, bungalows and location possible! A dream we like to make come true again one day.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Biloela, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

We stayed for 3 nights in April 2011 and paid extra to stay in the one beach front bure. There is a large tree that obscures about 50% of the view. The beach is very narrow and as this tree provides the only nearby shade, lots of people come to sit directly in front of this bungalow.
This is okay if you don't mind the loud music, cigarette smoke and children climbing up the tree and staring directly into the bure.
We paid 15000 french pacific francs per night. The bure was clean, but ants were easily attracted inside so we needed to keep all food, including dereal in the fridge.
Other people hard parked their car outside our accommodation which meant that we could not park our hire car in our allotted space. We were just told to park elsewhere which was not very convenient.
Celine had arrange our pickup shuttle which cost 700 francs each. The bus trip took about one hour from the ferry to arrive at Fare Miti.
The small shopping centre is about 15 minutes walk.
Celine was helpful in arranging our departure shuttle.
I am also preparing a review for Otaha Lodge (beach front accomm)on Tahiti.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mesa, Arizona
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2011

My husband and I returned home last night from a repeat visit of one month at Moorea Fare Miti. We were there at the same time as the prior reviewer – in fact, they stayed in the bungalow directly behind us for three nights before they left on a cruise – so I feel very well qualified to respond to some of their negative comments about this wonderful place.

Fare Miti is a small family-owned pension, not a resort. The bungalows are built in authentic Tahitian style, with pandanus woven roofs, and air vents to allow trade breezes to cool the bungalow. In such a structure, window screens are pretty useless, as is air conditioning, because the nature of the roof is that it is not “sealed” or “air-tight” – this is how the majority of Tahitian homes are built, designed to allow the breezes to flow through.

March is “summer” below the equator, and any minimal research would have informed a traveler that it is normally one of the warmest and most humid months in French Polynesia. Nevertheless, of the fifteen prior March visits we have taken, this year was the coolest, most sunny, and pleasant-weather March we have experienced. The weather was excellent! In addition, we were surprised this visit that there were very few mosquitoes compared to what is normal during the “wet” season. (French Polynesia is a tropical location, and there WILL be insects, no matter where one stays!) We have never experienced mosquitoes in the grass areas, only around the beach at dawn and dusk, or after a hard rain, and Fare Miti provides mosquito coils for those occasions. Again, a well-researched traveler would have brought some insect repellent to a tropical location. Insects are present even in the five-star resorts!

The bungalows have recently been renovated, and the new bed mattresses are the “memory-foam” type, which we have found to be very comfortable, and more luxurious than most other places we have ever stayed! The tap water is certainly drinkable – we made coffee with it every morning and iced tea several times during our stay, with no problems. There is absolutely no need to boil water to wash dishes; there is a very effective “on-demand” hot water heater in each bungalow that provides adequate and perfectly safe hot water for dishes, showers, etc. There are no “little ants” unless one leaves food out on the sink or counters – again, this is a common occurrence in ANY tropical location. A little research and some care in storing food goes a long way…

We have camped in Mexico for many many years, under all kinds of condition there, and there is NO WAY we would possibly compare this location to that experience! Fare Miti provides a simple, clean, spacious, airy, immaculately-clean and comfortable bungalow, at a reasonable price, at a beautiful location, with wonderful proprietors who do everything possible to assure their clients’ comfort and happiness while there. Family-owned pensions with their simple accommodations are not for everyone; if you are looking for more amenities, you might be happier at a resort, but be prepared to pay a much higher price. But if you want a simple, comfortable little bungalow at an excellent location, and don't mind sweeping your own floor or making your own bed, or providing your own soap and shampoo, then this might be the place for you.

If travelers would properly research their destination before leaving home, and familiarize themselves with the available amenities offered where they are going, there would be less negative reviews on Trip Advisor written by reviewers with unrealistic expectations. We feel that the last review posted here was unfair and inaccurate. Our visit for the entire month of March was relaxing, comfortable, and extremely enjoyable, and Fare Miti is still our favorite place on earth!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Southern Calif.
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

The good: Right on the beach. Owners are very nice. Good restaurants nearby. WIFI cheap
The bad: No screens on windows. No air conditioning(hot & humid). Curtains that don't close all the way. Bed is hard! Morning, noon and night mosquitos in the grass. You will get woken up every day by the roosters. You can't drink the water. You have to boil the water to wash dishes in. Little ants everywhere. We likened it to camping in Mexico with a shower and bathroom.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

this place is a few small natural huts, thatched roof that when the wind blows, which is does often, leaves you with bugs and bits all over the floor.
Each hut has different appliances, some have a little fridge, some a little stove, so check what you need and if you get the right hut.
There is no AC and it can get pretty hot. there is a fan in the bedroom, as long as you do not mind the noise all night, you will need it on.
Bring one of those mossie repellants that you plug in the wall, great to keep the bugs down at night when you sleep.
It is best to get your own food at the shop down the road and cook as a meal in the restaurant could cost as much as a night for the room.
The owners are recently moved to Moorea from France, so they do not have the same cultural attitude as the locals.
Neighbors have said that they are not very friendly and can be a bit unreasonable at times. We did not stay too long, but that can give an uncomfortable feel which I think new immigrants should make a priority to fitting in and making relationships a priority rather than making enemies.
Note the electricity is 220 volt and uses the 2 round pin plug.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mesa, Arizona
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

We've just returned from another two-month stay at Moorea Fare Miti, and I just wanted to provide some updates from our prior reviews. As always, this little pension just keeps getting better and better! The proprietors Celine and Laurent have now completed a full renovation of all the bungalows, and there are new mattresses, pillows, and kitchen supplies since our last visit. As we left, they were expanding their reception building, which will provide for one additional renovated bungalow where reception used to be. Laurent is always busy grooming the property, and making improvements, and the improvements are really outstanding! The beach is amazing.

This a terrific place for families! Kids can safely play on the beach, and during school holidays there are lots of them doing just that. Fare Miti has a loyal following of clients now, so if you are planning a visit during either a local school holiday period or the high season, I would recommend making your reservation early! In the low season and during week days, the property is very quiet and tranquil, but I've never seen it completely empty, despite a declining tourist economy on Moorea.

We LOVE it here! And we will be returning again soon.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: PK 27, 5 Haapiti C/Mer | BP 1569, Hauru 98729, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Moorea > Hauru
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Hauru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bienvenue à la pension Moorea Fare Miti, à Moorea, l'île soeur de Tahiti.Idéalement situé dans la commune de Haapiti, à 300 mètres des commerces, des restaurants et des activités du Petit Village, Moorea Fare Miti vous propose des Fares tout équipés,au coeur d'un jardin de fleurs exotiques.Lagon turquoise, plage de sable blanc et couchers de soleil inoubliables.Fare bord de mer: Vous rêvez d'une vue de rêve sur le lagon? Optez pour un Fare plage. Détendez vous. ... more   less 
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