Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.2 out of 5
73% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Got the view Matisse painted.

Posted Apr 7, 2014
Pros: That it is actually in Papeete and not a segregated enclave of tourists. It's the real place.
Cons: Hopefully the new container bin port will not stay across the bay. You are not at the beach here but you are steps away from great rowing.
Location: Good location for pearl shopping, exploring the downtown and night life. Handy enough by cab to the airport; right beside cruise ship docks.
At first we were skeptical, but the place grew on us. If you want North American standards, go to the big hotels out of town. If you want an authentic Papeete experience stay here. Ask for an outside corner room for an amazing view of Moorea. Ignore the main street--you won't hear it after hours. Lobby is a breezeway; you have to turn on your room's air conditioner. Speaking French helps with the front desk staff but they try hard. Great location, if you are interested in the downtown. Easy walks to supermarkets. If you want golf and private beaches go to the big hotels. Lovely parks in three directions, shopping everywhere.If you want golf and private beaches, go to the big hotels instead. Acquaintances of ours who did so somewhat regretted not having our location here for at least part of the time on island.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Tanya from Western Australia

Perfect location.

Posted Mar 25, 2014
Pros: Very Tahitian in style. central to everything. They have smokers accomodation
Cons: Maybe a fridge in the room.
Location: Central location everything is nearby shops, restaurants, markets, banks and tour company.
It was an ideal location. walked to the markets the shops and the restaurants. Our cruise ship docked opposite and we walked to the ship. Could not have been more perfect.
2 out of 5
by andre from new zealand

Not worth the money

Posted Oct 1, 2013
Pros: Staff was alright, but their English was simple and hard to understand.
Cons: Lower the price per room by at least a third.
Location: Location is ideal, close to the city centre and ferry terminal.
I paid a fair price per night and you get a room with a view and a location close to the city centre but thats it. Theres no fridge, only a small simple tv and the hotel is situated next to the main road/highway so you get a lot of traffic noise. Not value for money.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Marie from Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK

Friendly, helpful Staff

Posted Jul 29, 2013
Pros: Staff
Cons: Lack of refrigerator
For a budget hotel this is good - clean, basic facilities but super staff who even found a kettle for us to use as they knew the British liked their tea, so the coffee machine would not suffice! We had a great corner balcony with views of both the port and Moorea
3 out of 5
by bjacoby

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Feb 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by Jim from Portland, OR, USA

Tiare Hotel

Posted Dec 22, 2012
Pros: Location.
Cons: Air conditioning.
Location: On the Blvd. Pomare (waterfront street), between the Post Office and the Vaima shopping center. Centrally located (walking distance to everything).
Location in the center of downtown is the best available. Price is attractive compared to its Papeete competition, but overpriced for value-provided when compared to typical offerings in USA (be prepared for everything in French Polynesia to be more expensive than you are accustomed to). Room cleanliness and decor is OK. Liked the balcony. Air conditioner is too week. No wash cloths or little shampoos provided, so bring your own. If you forget, there is a L'Occitane en Provance store 1/2 block away. No in-room mini-fridge. Ice-maker machine is available on the mezzanine level. No on-site restaurant, but there are options close by (we patronized Cafe Retro in the Vaima Center 1 block away, and the rulottes at Place Vaiete which is about 3 blocks ... you can also self-cater from the supermarket called "Casino" about 2 blocks away).
5 out of 5
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by p mcevoy

Tahiti - Papeete Overnite

Posted Nov 5, 2012 on Hotels.com
If arriving late at night, which most flights do, and connecting by the Arameti 5 Ferry to Moorea the next day, the Hotel Taire is the best bang for the buck. Easy walking distance to the new Ferry Terminal, fun walking around Papeete and the Farmer's Market two blocks away. By American standards, pretty basic, but clean and friendly is all you need. Tahiti is expensive, so amenities are usually sparse unless you want to pay resort rates for a one nighter. We've used Hotel Tiare twice in two years and will return again. Cab Fare from the airport to Hotel Tiare is around $30.00 and cabs are plentiful late at night when the flights roll in.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by Bill from Pompton Plains, NJ

Good downtown hotel for the physically able.

Posted Jul 17, 2012
Pros: The view of the harbor from the room's balcony was excelent
Cons: You could not leave the air conditioner on when you left the room to eat or shop.
Location: Located on a service road of the main water front highway.
The Hotel was most accomodating as I needed to check in at 8:30 AM having disembarked from a cruise ship and had to wait for a midnight plane home. Guests should be made aware that the lobby and elevator are not handicap accessable and they have no bellman to handle your luggage.
3 out of 5
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by A verified traveler

close to ferry

Posted Jul 8, 2012 on Hotels.com
The room was just "OK", wouldn't want to stay there for more than one night. But it was convenient to the market and the ferry (took the ferry to Moorea the next morning). Had breakfast in their dining room and I'd give that a poor rating. We ordered fruit and a Danish, but they had run out of Danish and didn't reduce the price.
2 out of 5
by Andy from San Francisco, CA, USA

OK for a few hours shower and slight rest

Posted Jun 3, 2012
Pros: Close to the ferries. Good downtown location (banks/bars all very close). The air conditioning!
Cons: The noise from the road, the basic amenities.
Location: Fantastic for the ferries and being down town.
This hotel is fine if all you want is a room, that is semi clean, that you can have a shower, lay your head down after getting in late at night, and the leaving first thing for the ferry. It is VERY convenient for the ferries - a 5 min walk if that. It is on an extremely noisy road, that goes all night/day. The windows are single pained so you hear every bit of noise. The bed was very soft (we both rolled into the middle), the room was semi clean, extremely sparse and very basic. Thankfully the air conditioner worked! (it was bloody hot and sticky when we arrived) It is going to be about a $28 cab ride from the airport - cabs by the sounds of it are expensive (as is ALL of Tahiti).