Hotel Tahiti Nui – Attractive, convenient, and far better than most city hotels.
In this contrastingly modern building, all rooms feature balconies facing the road or quieter backstreets, while the suites also have kitchens. But they all lack color – everything is brown, black, and white, and the furniture is overwhelmingly squarish. However, rooms are spacious and functional, with effectively soundproofed windows, and those with connecting doors are useful for families. The outdoor pool is substantial, offering views and a breeze. Bonuses are the secure parking, proximity to the ferry terminal and downtown, and the sort of general facilities expected of a far more expensive resort.
Hotel Tahiti Nui – The Basics
- Location: Avenue du Prince Hīnoi in the suburbs of Pape’ete, the Tahitian capital. About 500m southeast of the ferry terminal, 500m north of the market in downtown, and 7 km from the airport.
- Guests: Caters to all, but focuses on business people and those on packaged tours.
- Beach: No beach in downtown Pape’ete. The nearest is at Pīra’e, another suburb nearly 3 km away. Ask reception about local buses or organize a taxi (unmetered).
- Views: Rooms provide ‘city views’, which means they face the main road (but traffic noise is blocked by soundproofed windows), or ‘mountain views’, i.e. overlooking the quieter backstreets with distant mountains.
- Wi-Fi: Free for guests in the lobby/bar/restaurant areas, but charged in the rooms.
- Parking: Undercover parking for a minimal cost.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: (689) 46 38 99
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: hoteltahitinui.com
Hotel Tahiti Nui – Amenities
- Pool: Large and bright-blue, but no shade. And privacy is not guaranteed with other buildings looming very close by.
- Spa: Dhana Spa is elegant and alluring. As well as the usual massages and facials, all guests of the spa can use the hotel pool, gym, and sauna.
- Fitness Center: Surprisingly sizable and well-equipped.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: A jacuzzi is attached to the spa.
Hotel Tahiti Nui – Food and Drink
- Restaurant & Bar: Le Velvet Restaurant – Very classy. For fine-dining, intimate setting, and silver service, but don’t expect anything much apart from French cuisine • Chocco Latte Lounge Bar – On the mezzanine level, almost hanging above the lobby. Popular with locals for imported beers and signature cocktails.
- Breakfast: Not included in the rates, but available for an extra cost at the classy ground floor restaurant.
- Room Service: Available during restaurant hours – 7 am to 9 pm.
Hotel Tahiti Nui – Rooms
- Room Types: Standard Room • Junior Suite • Executive Suite
- Smoking Rooms: No smoking allowed in any rooms or public areas, which pretty much means the whole hotel (because there are no gardens or beach).
- Best Room: The massive Executive Suites feature kitchens, dining areas, living rooms, and 2 bedrooms, with a bathroom attached to each.
- For families: The Executive Suites have kitchens, living rooms, 2 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. Connecting doors are available between some Junior Suites and Standard Rooms.
Hotel Tahiti Nui – What’s Nearby?
Best Nearby Restaurants & Bar
A few decent choices are within 300m down the main road before it joins the esplanade:
- Rapido’s Pizza – Casual eat-in or takeaway.
- Bogato La Pâtisserie – Hugely popular takeaway for baguettes, cakes, and all sorts of French-style goodies.
Along the esplanade and within 700m of the hotel are:
- Les 3 Brasseurs – Microbrewery, street-side seating, and pub-style meals. Very popular for sports on TV, tapas, burgers, and pizzas. Other side of roundabout from the Bora Bora.
- Bora Bora Lounge – At the start of a delightful alley of Parisienne-style bistros and bars. Happy hours, daily specials, and pleasingly affordable considering the perfect setting.
- Le Rétro – Very French and très popular for coffee, shakes, and light meals. Also great for people-watching, with live music later.
Nearby Market or Grocery
- 2 large supermarkets are less than 400m up the main road.
An easy walk to the esplanade and downtown. Buses are an option, but services are unreliable. Ask reception for details. Taxis can be arranged, but are unmetered, so rates are extortionate.
Hotel Tahiti Nui – The Hotel
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