The Pension Ahitea Lodge in Papeete is an exceelent place to spend your first one or two nights before heading out to your island. It's reasonably well situated, about 15 minutes walk down to the market or the ferry or the roullotte (caravans selling food). The walk into town is along a scruffy road in not a particularly nice area and walking back to the pension after eating out at night is not a very nice experience. But there are taxis you could take. If you turn right at the end of the little road the pension is on you are immediately in a much nicer area, and about 300 m that way there is a supermarket. The pension is well equipped, we had 3 bed room which had airconditioning, a bathroom and a fridge. There was a swimming pool which was a godsend after a hot trek into town. The owner is very friendly and welcoming, a few more smiles from the staff would have been nice! Breakfast was included which was fresh bread and jam and coffee. I would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pension de famille comportant 12 chambres, et situe au coeur de la ville de Papeete, notre pension vous permettra grace a sa localisation de decouvrir la ville avec sa culture, ses habitants, son esprit et ses roulottes. Dans un esprit familial et de detente, vous apprecierez le cadre agreable et verdoyant de notre pension dans laquelle vos vacances vous permettrons de garder un merveilleux souvenir de Polynesie. Situe tout proche de la gare routiere et du port de Tahiti, vous aurez la possibilite de pouvoir decouvrir d'autres lieux de l'ile. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pension Ahitea Lodge Tahiti/Papeete