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Hotel Les Tipaniers
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Moorea
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Best location on the island.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

After visiting the beach here, we fell in love with the area and booked in for the final night of our stay on Mo'orea. In terms of location - it's perfect. Beautiful white sandy beach with access to kayaks and boats to get over to the Ray and Shark feeding point in seconds and any of the 3 beautiful atolls, positioned opposite. Situated on the northerly western tip, it feels well positioned for afternoon sunshine and misses some of the heavier, longer morning rainfalls other areas of the island take the brunt of.

Our bungalow was very reasonably priced for Mo'orea and was very comfortable. However, as travellers on a budget, there were no cooking facilities or complimentary breakfast, so eating at the restaurant, whilst delicious, adds up. Wifi however, is widely available and free which is a bonus. Whilst kayaks cost extra, the Polynesian style boats were also complimentary with our stay. As two, fit young travellers, we really struggled to get to grips with it and couldn't beat the current on our return leg. We ended up having to jump and swim behind our boat pushing it home.Whilst funny, do be careful of the currents in these waters and the sharp coral - would take reef shoes and stick to the kayaks!

I would definitely recommend this property to others - it's location is the epitome of tropical island beauty at a fraction of the price for other, similarly located hotels. The restaurant is tipped to be the best on the island too, so enjoy.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

I am American. I am currently living in Tahiti for work and go to Moorea all the time to retreat to a smaller island.

I have spent at least 7 weekends there in the last year.
I enjoyed my stay at Les Tipaniers very much!!! This is a great find for me and one of the best beaches on the island. This isn't a resort feel but if you are looking for great value and a clean place then I would go here. I stayed at the Kaveka recently and HANDS DOWN would pick Tipaniers over that place. Here they didn't charge me for internet or too borrow the bike to go shopping down the street. The staff remembered my name instantly and would say hi to me around the property.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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3 Thank Marissa G
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San Francisco, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights. We stayed in the end beach bungalow which was ideal. Unfiltered view of the beach and ocean. The view was postcard worthy. It was great as our kids could play in the shallow water as we lounged on the deck relaxing. French Polynesia is as expensive as everyone says so having a fully equipped kitchen was huge. We ate breakfast once in the restaurant but self catered the rest of the breakfast. This is not a high end place but it is clean. The beach is very nice and people from other locations visit to enjoy. We were there during the week so it was not busy at all. We were able to rent kayaks next to our bungalow ** to go to the "motu". We didn't get there but we kayakad. Great experience.
The dinner restaurant serves up the best "Poisson Cru". My hubby has never had sushi and this is nothing like that. We had it 3 nights in a row. (Wish I had some now). Exceptional dish.
The hotel offers bikes that allowed us to get supplies at the nearby shops. 10 min walk that feels like 30 mins in the humid heat.
Restaurants in Moorea close at 2:30 & we were starving after we took a nap on arrival day. The restaurant accommodated and made us sandwiches. Thanks for that.
Downside:
- No AC, fans barely gave a breeze but we managed by leaving windows open.
- **Kayak rental booth was next to our bungalow and in the morning they would take their kayaks out and lean them up against our bungalow making loud banging sounds. If we weren't already up due to messed time change we would have been annoyed.

Thanks to Marienna and staff for making our stay wonderful.
I wish there was an easier way to book this hotel directly instead of through a handful of agents.

Room Tip: Beach Bungalow with kitchen will come in handy. Not the end unit of you like to sleep in.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

Very well located, almost in front of the 2 motus (small islands) were you can dive and bath. Breakfast was very good ( talking about the french pastries and coffee.) a bit expensive though.
Bungalows are clean and have plenty of space.
The only bad point are the smokers around the open space were you eat. Right they sit outside but still close enough so that you swallow nicotine with each bite you take at your food. SOOO BAD !!! French Polynesia just adopted a law stating that smoking is now prohibited in all public places even open spaces ...

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Kailua, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

We stayed at Les Tipaniers for 4 nights in Aug 2013 during a multi-island hop through our first trip to French Polynesia. Looking back, we fondly remember our time there. Was it a 4 or 5-star resort? No, but it certainly met our expectations for the location, price food. It was located in a great spot on Moorea for catching amazing sunsets (grab 2 Hinano beers & go sit in awe on the pier). Right next door is a place to rent kayaks and stand-up paddle boards (SUPS) at very reasonable prices. We took the SUPs out for hours around the 2 nearby motus and absolutely loved it!!! Beautiful coral, fish, a few sharks, rays - we could have stayed out all day.

We had the half-board and really enjoyed our dinners at Les Tipaniers. In a short time we especially grew fond of Boui and Yvonne, who were always smiling, seemed truly happy to be there, and ensured we always had a good dinner. They remembered us throughout our stay and even said goodbye to us in person. A big maururu to both of them for their hospitality (and for putting up with me trying to use my high school French).

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Breda, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights when we were in Moorea. The bungalows are on a good location with a great little beach a few meters away. The restaurant has a great location on the beach. We rented a little kayak on the beach to visit the little motus across the beach. Snorkeling there was great.
We booked our tickets for the show in Tiki village at the desk in the hotel and they were very helpful.
The bathroom was a little clean less than the room. But if you are on a budget this hotel is a great choice.
Hotel is easy to reach with the public bus from the ferry terminal.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank travelholic80
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

My husband and I visited this hotel for dinner while we were honeymooning in Moorea. While the atmosphere was nice, I didn't think the overall quality of the food was great. We started with a pizza appetizer which was our favorite part of the meal besides the wine. We both odered the seafood pasta which I found to be bland and not tasty. There were many other restaurants we preferred while visiting Moorea. I am not so sure I would recommend this place for dinner. The service was great and we did get a free ride from Hotel Hilton, but I did not think the food was worth it.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Les Tipaniers
Address: Haapiti, French Polynesia
Region: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Moorea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Moorea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Les Tipaniers 3*
Number of rooms: 172
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