Ratings based on 164 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Happy K from San Jose, CA
Not worth the price paid and they charge extra fees at checkout.Posted Dec 2, 2013
Cons: The ocean view room with hot tub has no window around hot tub and only shutters and it won't block ocean waves sound at night and you cannot sleep.
Location: Not that exciting location at all. Not easy to walk to anywhere fun around the area, nor any stores.
For all my past hotel reservations I have had made through Expedia I never had to pay anything to the hotel at checkout. This hotel was already pretty high cost and they still charged me a local tax and a resort fee at check out. They even charged us full resort fee for the first night which we checked it around midnight and all facilities were closed. The fact they force us to pay tax+resort fee for our two nights there was not acceptable and right at all and we shouldn't paying anything beyond what was fully paid when completed our reservation on Expedia. The hotel is not as awesome their photos try to show and a simply hotel. The ocean view room was nice with ocean; however the hot tub is open to the bedroom and it didn't have a window to ocean side to block the sound of waves and noisy ocean waves hitting shore and only had shutters towards ocean. Therefore, the noise of ocean wouldn't let you sleep at night at all and very disturbing and nonstop,
for Everyoneby Rocio&Sergey from Mexico-Russia
Good hotelPosted Nov 23, 2013
Nice sunset view, happy hour with few cocktails, good dark sand beach. Far from city center but hotel provides free shuttle to downtown.
for Everyoneby Carmelo from Melbourne
Radisson Plaza (Tahiti). Located 8km from PapeetePosted Nov 11, 2013
Pros: The pool and beach. Hotel staff were friendly until the time we had to check out and they wanted more money by charging us unexpected fees and taxes.
Cons: Basic amenities such as including plates and cutlery should be included in the room.
Location: Nice beach with soft black sand at the hotel. Not much else nearby. Closest and best supermarket is a 2km walk in the opposite direction to Papeete.
We had an enjoyable stay at the hotel for the most part. Unfortunately, it was not quite up to our expectations for a 5 star hotel and one of the leading hotels on Tahiti. There are not many restaurants closeby which was quite disappointing for us. The last shuttle bus leaves back for the hotel from Papeete at 5pm so in order to eat in the city centre you would have to catch a taxi back to the hotel (which is about $25 to $30). At check out I was quite disappointed by the hotel as they not only charged us the fees and taxes that were specified but they wanted to charge us an additional room fee and an additional city tax. It worked out to be quite a bit extra. The way they dealt with this was very unprofessional and it was lucky we weren't in a hurry to catch our flight as they took over an hour to come up with a solution. Most unsatisfactory for a 5 star hotel and definitely not a positive thing for the Radisson Plaza brand name on an international level. Next time in Tahiti we will pay that little extra and stay at the more impressive Intercontinental Hotel.
for Everyoneby Eugenie from San Diego
Mediocre HotelPosted Nov 4, 2013
Pros: Proximity of the ocean, the room was nice. Most of the staff were accommodating.
Cons: See the above
Location: I would stay on the property. The drive to the hotel was like driving through Tijuana. The graffiti is tragic to such a beautiful island territory
A $35.00 USD cab ride from the airport and $45 if you return prior to 0600. If the facility was what I had expected this would not have been an issue. For dining options there is only one option on the premesis, actually two but seating is adjacent to the pool. One side you can have a lesser menu while listening to screeching children run around and the noise of the pool. We had planned to have dinner, but the seating farther from the shreaking sounds did not begin until 7pm. No inside dining, but then why would you want to when so close to the beach? It's not the hotels fault that parents are oblivious to others who may be tired and just want to enjoy a leisurely meal. The meal we did have was quite delightful. The ambience, not so much. I would not stay here again. We were also aroused at 0411 by some obnoxiously loud people. We were not able to discern where the blatantly rude noise outside was combing from nor the reason. Quite irritating. I suppose the walls were just too thin. Sounded like they were in our room.
for Everyoneby Leah
Nice beachPosted Sep 14, 2013
Pros: We had 1.25 baths in a one bedroom.
Location: It's isolated and there's not much to do there.
The room was a nice size but there was a parking lot behind our room so we heard everything. There's only one restaurant and its food is average. It looked like there was a nice beach but a chai link fence was between the water and the hotel. You had to walk clear across the resort to get to water. Nice pool.
for Everyoneby Joel B from Lethbridge, AB
Pretty decent, except food prices.Posted Aug 20, 2013
Pros: Beautiful black sand beach
Cons: By the end of our stay, cleaning staff weren't quite as diligent.
Location: Very nice location, but some distance from the capital and other inexpensive places to eat.
Pros: - Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Most spoke English quite fluently, and were well aware of local events. - The hotel itself has a beautiful black sand beach, and a pretty decent swimming pool as well. - As far as we could tell, all rooms had ocean views. - Rooms were comfortable, well decorated, and well maintained. - Despite being told that we would only get wi-fi in the lobby, we also found we got it in our room as well! Cons: - Restaurant prices at the hotel were exuberant, to say the least. Save yourself some money by eating elsewhere. - The hotel isn't in close proximity to other places to eat, unless you don't mind walking. - The free shuttle service returns from Papeete at 5:00 pm at the latest, making it difficult to eat at the roulottes (food trucks in the downtown harbour). - Cleaning staff were a bit relaxed with the cleaning by the end of our stay. (e.g.: they didn't bring clean cups into the room, but instead washed them in the bathroom sink). Overall, it was really quite a decent place to stay at. We generally would walk to a grocery store, and purchase our own breakfast/dinner, and take the shuttle into downtown Papeete for lunch. I certainly wouldn't mind staying there again.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
So disappointed in Dinner buffetPosted Aug 18, 2013
Generally ok and the room was great. Just that there aren't many things we could do at night besides staying in the room. Beach access could not be found and Dinner buffet was horrible when you expect something out of what you paid for. It should not be called as buffet..we would rather catch a taxi to go out to town and had a decent food at cheaper price.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Tahiti in July/AugustPosted Aug 5, 2013
Hotel was nice, room was great - we had a 2 level 'suite' with our 16 yr old daughter. Room was immaculate, balconies wonderful, hotel amenities very good. We had no idea nor were given any of the available resources of the hotel. We never spend much time in our rooms so not a big deal, though did happen upon the workout area on day 2, a beautiful reading area that afternoon, etc. concierge services were good so getting out and about fairly effortless. Warm, friendly casual discussion of what to do and see were lacking from desk people and concierge though everyone helpful on taxi, bus and other ways to get around. It had the feeling that most people were time-share owners who didn't need to know much. If you are comfortable with making your own way, it was perfect. A great location out of the city but near to bus, Carrefour, etc. Beach was beautiful (and black), accomodations stellar. Rental cars onsite, all excursions picked up on site as well. If I were to return to Tahiti again, I would make the same choice.
Recommendedby denis from germany
do not go therePosted Jul 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
bad experience, no one to welcome you. front desk not professional and have no idea about hotel or island. room was not ready well it was 1 pm and not 2 pm however nothing was offered for waiting time. Asked for concerige but they dont have well there is a lady in the boutique but she was all afternoon on break. No one at front desk did n=know about diving or other seights. very disappointing. The hotel is mainly staffed with trainees from france which do care more about partying in the hotel as they life there. Local staff was friendly but very slow and english is appperantly not a must to work there. Many things in the room like phone did not work. The beach is black sand which i peronaly like but i was not aware before. The Genaeral Manager should be on alarm the hotel has a lack of cleaniness and maintaince. My highlight was the fence between hotel and beach abseloutly not nessary and looking so bad. The whole hotel looks like it was put there 10 years ago and nothing ever happen after. We stayed in diffrent places in tahiti but this was the worst. My advice dont go there
for Everyoneby Jim from San Leandro, CA
layover to/fm Bora BoraPosted Jul 14, 2013
Pros: Hotel stored our luggage and allowed us to shower in spa before heading back to the airport for our 12:30 am flight.
Cons: No suggestion for improvements.
Location: I think I covered this above. We weren't able to do a lot during our stay because it was just a short layover point.
Although a little far from the airport, taxis charged from xpf 3,000-4,500, the hotel is very nice. A shuttle bus stops just in front of the hotel that will take you downtown for xpf 200 versus taxis, xpf 1,500-2,000. However, the buses stop rather early , like around 5:00-5:30. I guess this might be because Papeete rows up the sidewalks around 5;00 or 2:00 on Saturdays.