Good hotel with nice facilities
Posted Dec 9, 2016
Overall the Le Meridien was a good hotel choice in Papeete. It's away from the airport and downtown Papeete, but there is a hotel shuttle for a fee that takes about 25 mins to get into town for shopping. Stayed in a basic garden room, but the view was nice as had shrubs outside but could still clearly see the property grounds like the swimming pool and ocean in the distance. All the hotel rooms face towards the pool and ocean. I guess the garden view rooms are on ground floor, and the ocean view rooms are on the upper floors (only about 3 or 4 floors high). Room was comfortable, clean and spacious, and the AC worked very well. Property has just one very large sand floor swimming pool that was very relaxing. Also included are complimentary use of the kayaks, where there is plenty of coral reefs and tons of tropical fish to see very close to the beach. However, as most beaches in this area, they are coral beaches and not powder soft sand beaches, so bring sandals or water shoes. It's a well run property. Nothing fancy, but comfortable. Outside of the hotel in about 5-10 mins walk there are a few local shops to browse (souvenirs, pharmancy, post office, etc....) plus a supermarket to buy snacks. We found this a nice option to buy a fresh baguette, along with french cheese and meats to make a very tasty sandwich, which is a more economical option to the high food prices around Tahiti. We stayed at another 4-star property in Tahiti, and enjoyed this hotel more.