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Tahiti Airport Motel

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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Due to our arrival time on the island, we got to the motel about an hour before check in. They would not allow us an early check in but did have a closet where we could leave our bags. There isn’t a lot to do nearby so we walked to the airport and caught a taxi to the market to kill some time. The taxi cost us $20 USD one way and $23 USD back. We found out from one of the taxi drivers that the bus stops on the street almost in front of the motel and would have cost about $2.20 USD per person. When we arrived back at the motel, the check in process was simple and quick. We were given a room on the 3rd floor. In order to get to the elevator you need to first navigate a short flight of stairs. We did not see a handicap ramp for getting around the stairs. We are not sure if they have any handicapped accessible rooms so if that is something you require, you may want to check with them before booking. The room was very clean but bare bones. Our room had a nice big picture window looking out over the ocean and mountains. The room was hot and stuffy when we entered so we immediately turned on the air conditioning. It took about 20 minutes to cool the room completely and within and hour it was too cold so we turned it down. There was a small refrigerator in the room but it was turned off when we arrived so we had to turn it on to put our waters and fruit in it. The shower water heated up quickly but the water pressure was sluggish. Not the worst shower in the world, but not great either. The bed was rather firm. There are no restaurants close by but there is a grocery store with hot food you can purchase about a five minute walk from the motel. Just head down to the main road and turn right. Walk about 5 minutes and you will see it on your left. When you check in you will be asked how many breakfasts you will be needing. This is because breakfast is partially served on a tray with the number of coffee mugs and croissants that you requested by the person behind the check in desk. Once you have your tray you can access coffee, hot cocoa, tea, juice, fruit salad, cereal, and additional bread with a variety of jams. It is very simple but enough to get you going. We were told that breakfast was served at 5:30am and showed up promptly due to needing to be at the airport around 6am. However, 5:30am was when they showed up to start setting up breakfast and we couldn’t get our trays until around 5:40am. After quickly eating we left and walked down the hill to the airport. The road to the airport is fairly steep and very rough and bumpy. There are also several sets of stairs to navigate. We had been scuba diving and so each of us had a large wheeled duffel bag with our gear plus a wheeled suitcase. We were able to navigate the hill and stairs and arrived at the airport in about 10 minutes. When we walked without luggage the night before it only took about 5 minutes. We did not attempt to take our luggage up the hill since we arrived via a taxi from the ferry terminal; however, I think we would have been fine. If you are fit enough to walk up a short hill (about a quarter of a mile), are strong enough to carry your luggage up a flight of stairs, and are comfortable with crossing a two lane road with your luggage, you will be fine walking to and from the airport. Otherwise, taxis are available at the airport and the desk staff can call you a taxi in the morning. We saw several groups sharing taxis in the morning. All in all, I would stay here again but only for one night as a place that is conveniently located for late night airport arrivals and early morning departures.
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This hotel serves its purpose. It's an airport hotel for travellers arriving or leaving late or early and need to be near the airport. It doesn't promise beach, pool, fab breakfast etc, so don't expect much. But its fine for what is there fore. Great views over to Moorea, brekky was sufficient. Room was comfy, shower great and comfy bed. Can't ask for more than that whilst in transit. Would we stay here again? Yes.
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Although the motel is across the street on a hill above the airport, walking there is for the strong of muscle. If you have heavy luggage, you will need haul your bags up many steps and steep roads to arrive at the hotel. Check in was fast and efficient. The rooms are extremely basic. The bathroom does not have soap but gel for all. The air conditioning does work fine. Breakfast is basically croissants and cereal and coffee served in the lobby. But for convenience to the airport, the motel does serve its purpose. Just prepared for the long slog up the hill.
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Our flight landed at 10:3pm and we got quoted a taxi to the hotel for $30 which we could literally see the hotel from the airport parking lot. When we told them no we would walk the price went down to $25 but we decided to make the walk anyway. We did google street view a few days before so we knew exactly where to walk and there is even a sign that says "hotel" with an arrow on it. We had some led flashlights with us just in case. Up some stairs from the airport parking lot, cross the street and you'll see the hill. The hill is fairly steep, we had to stop mid way to take a break. When you reach the top of the hill the flood light turns on and there are more steps around 10-12 you have to haul your luggage up. We had two large 50lb checked luggage bags and each had a backpack. We are young and in pretty good shape but we were out of breath while we were checking into the hotel. Also something to note that's pretty important! The AC in the rooms isn't constantly running so when you arrive you need to immediately turn on your AC to start cooling the room down. We both took cold showers and it took about 1-2 hours for the room to be cold enough to sleep comfortably. It was okay for us because we flew in late and had another flight at 11am to bora bora so we were able to get some sleep after the long flight from LAX the only downside is the AC in the room doesn't cool the room off fast enough but that isn't the hotels fault this is pretty typical for French Polynesia in fact we stayed at another hotel in moorea that was similar with AC usage.
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Even if one night costs 150EUR, for Papeete this is ok. Most of the people are using it for one night before their early morning fight, just like we did. The hotel is really basic for a shower and a bed. The breakfast was a joke. I recommend it only for the early morning flights, just in front of the airport, but some steep stairs, if you have a couple of bags. The views are nice, straight to the airport.
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PRICE RANGE
$107 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tahiti airport hotel faa`a
LOCATION
French PolynesiaSociety IslandsTahitiFaa'a
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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