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“A Gem of a Place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fare Suisse Tahiti

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Fare Suisse Tahiti
Ranked #1 of 7 Papeete B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Orange Co., CA
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A Gem of a Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Arriving in Papeete at 10 PM at night after an 8 hour flight, we were so glad to see Beni at the airport waiting for us. We easily located him as he was holding up a sign with our names. We stayed in the Huahina Cabin which was modern and clean with a private Bath and AC! The next morning we were up at dawn to see the most beautiful sunrise. After taking a walk into town, Beni drove us to the ferry for our trip to Moorea. His hospitality was outstanding, and his picking us up from the airport and driving us to the ferry made the cost of the room the best value in town!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AKTZ
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

We chose Fare Suisse over a local airport hotel in Papeete and we were glad we did. The owner, Bene, picked us up at the airport and the next day drove us to the ferry. This saved us a lot of worries and money.
The accommodations were just as described, air conditioned, comfortable, quiet and very clean. The breakfast offered is well worth the price and is served on the outdoor patio which is very pleasant. It's a short walk to the town centre and ATMs. There is also free WiFi access on the outdoor terrace.
We highly recommend this B & B, it's an oasis in busy Papeete.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Brian K
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Witten, Germany
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25 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

We spent some nights in this place and had a very good accomodation. It is in a quiet area but you can reach the center and the habour by feet crossing a nice park in about 15 minutes. Beni, the owner, is more than friendly and helpful and gave us the lifts from / to the airport, stored our luggage and let us have a shower at night before leaving to chile by plane.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank wilvol
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Sao Paulo, SP
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45 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

I stayed in Fare Suisse in my recent trip to Tahiti. Beni, the owner, is helpful in his own way. I stayed 3 nights, first night when I arrived in Papeete and 2 nights before my flight back home. I was supposed to pay the first night when I checked out on the beginning of my trip, but Beni told me that I could do that at the end when I went back to Papeete. I was surprised, in a good way. For the price, location, clean rooms and free transfer is a great choice!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Heka_BR
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Kelowna
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85 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Located just at the foot of the hill that backs the city of Papeete Fare Suisse is conveniently located close to shopping and restaurants. Bene is very good at collecting and dropping off guests at all hours and from all locations. The rooms are basic but comfortable - could use a few more towels! Free Wifi on the patio. Breakfast at an extra cost - which you can pass on as there is a grocery store only 5 minutes away on foot. Papeete itself has little to recommend it - and is essentially a place to pass through and Fare Suisse makes that process a lot more pleasant.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank davex25
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Nuremberg
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

If you consider visiting Tahiti for 2 or 3 days I’ll suggest you to stay in Papeete and this in particular in, Fare Suisse. In Papeete you’ve got everything you need and Fare Swiss is comfortable, clean and quiet. The house is new and so the rooms and the furniture. Every room has air-condition, nice bathroom and very comfortable bed. The breakfast buffet (10 € p.P. extra) is very good and sufficient. To town is approx. 10-15 minutes’ walk. The host Beni is a young and alert Swiss who speaks French, German and English.
Ask Beni about car rentals. He can tell you the best place with reasonable rates. It’s definitely worth to go around the island – it’s really beautiful.
Have a cake at Patachou Patisserie – the best.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Gregory K
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Vancouver
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

First of all, Beni is a super host! A big thank you to him. We owed him a big thank you for a long time! He's so helpful shuttling us to and from the airport and ferries. I'm writing this based on my last stay with him around Feb 2012. His place was very clean with air conditioning. The breakfast was very lovely. The staff who took care of his property are just lovely. Location-wise it's a short walk to the water-front and supermarket. Walking distance to the markets and shopping. Free wifi is just precious to us. Beni is very knowledgable and will give you all kinds of info for travelling. He's so dedicated that we saw him shuttling guests to and from the airport even late at night! The price was also very reasonable. I highly recommend people to stay with Beni instead of the big hotels.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Fare Suisse Tahiti
Address: Rue des poilus tahitiens | Quartier Buillard - Paofai, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
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Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Tahiti > Papeete
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Papeete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fare Suisse Tahiti 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Fare Suisse" is a homey guest house settled in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia. The "Fare Suisse" offers a lot of facilities as free transfers to the airport (only 10 minutes away by car) and offers easy access to city-center all place the main places of interests (supermarket, shops and restaurants, pearl museum, tourism office, market, harbour...) Only from 5 to 20 minutes walking distance. ... more   less 
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