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Mooresville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy place to get to from the airport. Water garden is wonderful and the grounds are well kept. Restaurant is pricy but expect a large crowd on weekend evenings. Singing and dancing with a meal. Food is very good especially the deserts. Hotel itself is very dated. The concept was nice in the past but has not been updated from... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is well situated not far from the town centre next to the beach with lovely grounds and a view behind of the mountains (when not covered in clouds). But it has seen better days. There is a nice swimming pool and lounging area. There are the inevitable cockerels roaming to wake you up just that bit earlier than you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Just left there and I must say the staff are amazing and helpful! We had family illness while in Tahiti and had to be in hospital almost across the street. Used this hotel due to location to hospital. Very dated rooms, dark and two lights did not work. I am sure in its heyday it was great just needs much... More 

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Alberta, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Pleasant staff. Room bare but clean. Our plane did not leave until midnight after getting off ship in morning. We appreciated somewhere to nap and shower before going to airport. Not much to do at this hotel but it does have a restaurant and bar right at oceanfront. Food was good but pricey. Grounds are pretty. Although pool is available... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night as I was on my way to Moorea. Reception were really friendly and welcoming (I arrived around 630pm) and was shown to my room. Rooms are dated which i don't normally mind but dated and dirty is another thing. Left the room almost as soon as I arrived and headed down to the restaurant. I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Ok for one night but rooms were dated and dirty ...a long walk through dark gardens that were neglected. Restaurant food was surprisingly good..as with most places in the Pacific plastic chairs abound. Staff were mostly friendly. Probably wouldn't stay here again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

I read a lot of reviews of the Royal Tahitien before I booked, and I booked it mostly because of its location. And if we had a car, it would have gotten an excellent rating. A taxi to the hotel from either airport or downtown is $25 - $30. The buses are quite comfortable, but do not run regularly -... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Arriving in the small hours of the morning we were shepherded across the cold wet lawn to our room seems like nothing out of the ordinary. The disappointment starts when you enter the room. Not that anything would crawl in but a hole in the door on the inside doesn't create a great first impression. The bathroom is out of... More 

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vaitiare m, Responsable relations clients at Royal Tahitien, responded to this review

Dear Deanne, Thank you for taking time to write your impression on our hotel. The Royal Tahitien was built in the 1960's and has been refreshed 2 years ago. I take good note of your remarks and will fix the little inconveniences. Regarding the price, could you please tell me where you've booked your night as the average price per... More 

Eltville am Rhein, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Because we had some health problems, we had to cancel our flight back to Europe and send a lot of papers to different insurance companies etc. My mobile phone didn't work and everything was difficult. The staff in the reception was just great, they helped me with everything, calling, scanning papers, cheering me up, just everything. I don't think that... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Don't be fooled by the photos. This place is a ghost town.. I'm sure it was rocking in 1972. The pool is tiny and dirty the waterfall feature is dead same with this hotel, not even a beach chair. The black sand beach you came here for is filthy..littered with garbage. Rooms are clean that's it.

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Additional Information about Royal Tahitien

Address: Pirae, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Tahiti > Pirae
Price Range: $131 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Tahitien 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Royal Tahitien Hotel Pirae
Royal Tahitien Hotel Papeete
Royal Tahitien Papeete
Royal Tahitien Tahiti/Pirae
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