Hi, I've been reading the other threads about trying to find good short term lodgings in Papeete when arriving in middle of night and departing the same ungodly hour. Nothing has stuck. Help!
We are just passing through Papeete on our way to and from the Cooks and will have to spend 4 nights (2 each way) due to the infrequent flights. We're not going to get much from our stay there. We'll probably want to take the ferry to Moorea on one segment, maybe a circle drive the other, or if we had a nice hotel we might just stay there and rest up from the flight. We've no interest in nightlife but we'd like to stay where it's easy to get a decent meal.
We're flying into Papeete twice late at night, once from Hawaii at 22:45 and once from Raro at 1:00 am, then add on customs time. We are not decrepit but too old to want to stay on airport benches.
We don't want to have to figure our Papeete at that time of night. We don't want to get ripped off by a taxi. Nor do we want to take our luggage and go trekking up airport hill. We want simple, to be picked up or to take transport that is honest and goes straight to hotel that isn't far away. A safe clean hotel where we can catch the bus or bus to ferry in the daytime.
We'll also need to get back to the airport at 23:00 once and the other time at 5:00 am.
And 100-150 USD is about what we'd like to pay. Any suggestions? We would sure appreciate some help!
PS. I can read French (sort of) but we only speak English.