The hotel was quite empty for our stay. This allowed for an earlier check-in to our room which was very kind of them, however, they could have upgraded us due to the low occupancy of the hotel and they did not.in fact we were given the standard room facing the street and over the bar. It was a very noisy room due to the road noise as well as the bar patrons right under our room. The bar closed at midnight but the party continued till 0145 when we finally had enough and called the front desk.
The room was clean but the AC worked poorly. The overhead fan was very loud and the noise it made forced us to turn it off. The bathroom needed much maintenance but was usable.
The pool area was nice yet small. No ocean beach access but the views were nice. Pool bar was very limited and expensive. Don't attempt to order a drink not on the menu, they will explode in confusion.
Overall I can't recommend this hotel at the prices they charge or the location they are in.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 16, 2016 by Klervie N, Hotel Management
Dear Rob and Kelly,
We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience, even though it was disappointing for you.
We try to satisfy our all clients in their diversity by creating events in order to animate their stay. We are sincerely sorry to notice that one this event in the bar annoyed you and we are taking good note to ensure that it does not happen again. We are surprised to hear that the reception staff did not offer you a change of room or an upgrade in return for a differential of rates. Be sure that this information has been mentioned to the reception team.
Concerning the technical problems you have noticed, be sure that our staff has been informed and is doing its best to fix it.
The Manava Suite Resort Tahiti is situated at 10 minutes from Papeete, in the west coast. This situation offers the advantages of having an outstanding view over our sister island Moorea, especially from our infinity pool that has the advantage of having a progressive depth pool, and to be isolated from the noise and agitations of the city center. However, there is indeed a road nearby the resort and we are sorry that it annoyed you. The hotel is situated over a coral reef so there are no beaches but there is an access via a pontoon that allows guests to swim directly in the sea.
The Manava Suite Resort Tahiti staff is sincerely sorry to see that your experience disappointed you and we hope that you have enjoyed your stay in French Polynesia.