Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby John
Great and unique locationPosted Mar 2, 2014
Cons: The Mosquitos and sand flies were a little bothersome.
Fantastic and totally special place. Great overwater villas with some great coral and wonderful fish just below your room. Rays, sharks and all types of reef fish. Good food and a super breakfast. Highly recommended. Kayaking and snorkelling with Manta Rays. Awesome.
by Gfrom Edmonton, Canada
Beautiful, but Rude Front Desk Staff!Posted Dec 28, 2013
Cons: The front desk staff.
Don't get me wrong, this hotel is in beautiful surroundings, but the front desk staff are incredibly rude. Unless you speak perfect Parisian French, expect to be treated as second class with feigned courtesy, apathy and total indifference. Don't even bother trying to speak French as the front desk staff will grudgingly respond back in English and then perhaps comment on the difficulties in having to speak it to you. Also, we were given a check-out of 11 am, but our hotel escort to the airport wasn't until 2 pm. When we asked for a later check-out, the front desk staff just gave us a smug smiled and said no, someone else would be in our bungalow and we needed to vacate it. However, they left our bags outside the room, unclaimed for 2 hours clearly demonstrating that our bungalow was still free and vacant. Later we learned that a couple who checked in and out the same days as us was given a standard check-out time of 1 pm.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 29, 2013
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Great location but bungalows and staff have issuesPosted Jun 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
Tikehau is a beautiful motu and it is well worth going to see the pink sand and the abundance of fish. The overwater bungalows have a few issues: not all of them have air conditioning, there are no screens on the windows and not all of them have ladders. The general manager is rude and doesn't care about customers. The office is open for limited hours and so is the restaurant and shop. The food at the restaurant is good however; with all the available fish we were surprised that they only had three fish options on the menu.
Recommendedby A verified travelerfrom Mountain View, CA
Tikehau honeymoonPosted Jun 15, 2010 on Hotels.com
We absolutely loved staying at the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort. We stayed in overwater bungalow #15 which is right at the end of the pier facing the ocean. It allows for total privacy and tremendous sea-breezes. We never felt the need for air conditioning. The snorkeling near our bungalow was great, and it improved about 100 yards away from the bungalows -- towards the airport. We saw more than 100 species of fish (we highly recommend picking up a waterproof fish-identification guide at the airport in Tahiti or elsewhere), many luminescent giant clams, eels, and lots of coral. Much of the coral is thriving here, though there were some parts that appeared to have been damaged in the past but were recovering. There is some current in the water under the bungalows, but we found that we could safetly snorkel -- much of the water is only a few feet deep and one could simply stand up if necessary. We had breakfast included, and the continental breakfast was very impressive. All kinds of pastries, cereal, fruit juices, bread, yogurt, eggs, meat, etc. We filled up on breakfast and saved some bread and Nutella to have for lunch. Dinner at the hotel was very nice -- they do a great job setting up a beautiful service and the food was good too. We took kayaks from the hotel and paddled a couple of miles to a completely deserted island. It was spectacular! One day we went with the dive group Blue Nui to snorkel outside the reef. The water was deep for snorkeling (> 10m), so I would recommend this trip only for advanced snorkelers and scuba enthusiasts. We highly recommend visiting Tikehau if at all possible. Avoid Tahiti all together, and also try to visit Moorea or one of the other Society Islands for a change of pace/scenery.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom London, UK
Excellent hotelPosted Apr 6, 2010
This hotel is great in a great location! Book an over-the-water bungalow - it is really worth it!