Pension Ahitea lodge
Date of stay-- October 16, 2008 prior to cruise on Tahitian Princess.
Reviewer-- from California.
We booked this room because we did not want to pay for a 5 star hotel for less than 10 hours. We were originally booked at the Sheraton but it would have been about $450-$500 for the night to accommodate 3 single gals.
We were picked up from the Tahiti airport and taken by van to the lodge. The fee to be taken to the lodge was 4000 or 5000 cpf for the group. Can't recall exactly. There was 5 of us.
The ride made me worried. It went down a back street and into an alley to get to the lodge. It wasn’t reassuring. We got there & it’s a home that is now renting rooms. It wasn’t very clean. The rooms were old looking. They had a ceiling fan but windows needed to be left open to get any air. We were on a 2nd story so that seemed ok. The linens were old including towels. Our shower didn’t have a curtain but the toilet area right next to it did. Very odd. No water pressure. I had a roll away bed and it was not comfortable at all. To me, it was low class. They do have a pool. And a little covered outside area where they serve a continental type breakfast. A baguette, juice and coffee. The baguettes were very good. The staff was very friendly and tried hard to please. It’s not the quality I’m used to. Motel 6 seemed better than this.
And to top it off, there was a rooster that started crowing at 3 a.m. and did not stop until about 9 a.m. None of our group slept well that night. It was horrible, leading to cranky travelers.
The price for a double room, private bath was 9500 cpf. We needed a roll away for the 3 people in our room, which made the rate 11 500 cpf. It was about a 15-20 minute walk to downtown Papeete and stores. Easy to do without luggage.
When I go back to Tahiti, I will not stay there. It seemed “seedy” to me.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Pension Ahitea Lodge Tahiti/Papeete