This is not the Intercontinental, or Hilton, which are smart chain hotels with over-water-bungalows etc. It is a small 3* hotel, with a quiet, chilled out, atmosphere, and low-key levels of service to match. I was there in low season, and it may be more lively in high season. It had a charming, almost sleepy, island atmosphere, with more than a dash of Gallic indifference.
I have just read Daisy Larchmont’s recent post, and will save myself some typing by saying that I agree with pretty much all she says.
I treated myself to a beachfront bungalow – which was about 4 ft from the water. The bungalows are simple, but effective. Nothing was luxury, but everything worked! As their own website makes extremely clear, some things which you might expect to be included in other hotels are charged for separately here, but you need to plan for that in your budget, and get over it, and it won’t annoy you (like other posters).
The food, as you would expect from a French territory, was in general excellent (again – avoid the pizzas, leave them to the Italians). The poisson cru with coconut milk, sashimi, steaks, chinese dishes - all excellent. I took a half-board plan which, when taken with the room discount it gave me, was excellent value. Tim – who seemed to be everywhere, running everything, seemed to keep all the balls in the air, and with a smile.
If you are expecting the Interconti, then you will be disappointed – you should go there instead. If instead you want a lower-budget simpler hotel, with a certain charm, a good restaurant, amazing views and good snorkelling, then this is a very good choice.
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- Also Known As:
- Kaveka Hotel Maharepa
- Hotel Kaveka Moorea, French Polynesia