This hotel does not profess to be anything other than budget and we booked it for it's value and location. It is directly opposite the airport in Papeete - you don't even need to ask for directions. You can see the sign from the plane window when landing and it is easily seen from one step outside the door of the airport!
Yes - there are two flights of stairs and a steep driveway, followed by another set of stairs to reception, but with manageable luggage you don't even have to be fit to get there. If you have more than 2 pieces of luggage, or heavy luggage it won't be easy. Taxis are an option but there are minimum charges and extra charges for luggage and at night. If you don't go over the airline limits it shouldn't be an issue.
We stayed for 6 hours on the way to Bora Bora and then another 13 hours on the way back. Both times rooms were spotlessly clean, WiFi and breakfast included, and for AU$140 (ish) a night it was perfect in an otherwise expensive location.
If you want a resort, or pool, or things to do then this isn't the place for you. If you want an easy, quick, cheap turnaround for connecting flights there is none better!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tahiti Airport Hotel Faa`a
- Tahiti Airport Motel French Polynesia