OK, first let me preface by saying we've been to various islands and accommodations of different qualities, in Polynesia, over a ten year span, some fantastic, some not so good. This place, sadly, was very disappointing.
My wife and I went to Maupiti at short notice, and admittedly did not have a reservation made well in advance. We called many pensions, all with no vacancy. Maupiti Village said "yes, they had room available." Our mistake was not to ask exactly what kind of room.
As other reviewers have said, the airport welcome was poor (we assumed because of our last minute booking), but the island of Maupiti is beautiful, and the ride to the motu very scenic. Our real disappointment started with the room we were given. Very small, with a double bed, a single bed and a small table. The open door and windows had traditional style polynesian curtains, just fine - until you look through one window - right into the adjoining room!!!!!, and the other window into the kitchen 10 feet away (a kitchen that started at 4:30 am). No mosquito net, really a necessity in Polynesia, and no fan. With hindsight, I believe we were actually given a room not normally rented, perhaps used for workers. The owner took advantage of our need for accommodation and made sure we paid for it. We were not told where the bathrooms were hidden.
Unfortunately there were no better rooms available and no other pension with any vacancies, we were stuck for the night. We could bear just one night, not the three we had hoped for on this scenic island.
Dinner was similarly poor, some type of noodle chow-main, some rather 'used looking' rice, bread, (no butter), stuffed (with what?) green peppers, and a sort of bread pudding desert. The water was from jugs, so probably not bottled - a questionable idea in most of Polynesia. We were offered no other drinks, no coffee or tea, no companionship with the owners, (compare this to the truly awesome traditional Tahitian fish dishes, and complete meals from Pension Kiria in Fakarava). My wife did get coffee upon request.
The broken, dirty toilets enhanced the experience, as did the large grimy showers with no hooks, or otherwise, on which to place your clothes or towel.
Sleep, on the ancient 4" foam mattress, that flattened to the boards, was sufficiently non existent, that we certainly didn't need our 5 am alarm to get up in time for the 6 am boat to the airport. We were given a banana and coffee for breakfast.
The owner charged us 15000xpf (about $165) for this experience.
On the plus side, the location really is good. The food may have been poor just for that one night, and the beach bungalows (much, much, more money) may be better. For us Maupiti Village doesn't work. It's tired and run down. We've stayed in five star hotels and small houses with no running water. Sadly, value for money, this was the worst.