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Pension Ahitea Lodge
Ranked #3 of 7 Papeete B&B and Inns
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We needed a room from 8 am until 8 pm from when we disembarked from the cruise ship until catching a flight home that night. At my request at the time I made the room reservation, the lodge set up transport from the ship to the lodge and from the lodge to the airport. This worked seamlessly, the driver was waiting for us upon disembarkation and was on time for our trip to the airport. The van was air conditioned and very clean and comfortable. We were charged for the transport at the time we left for the airport - about $20 each way, very reasonable.

The room was air conditioned and comfortable. Dianna, the employee on duty, was very welcoming and gave us good information about where to shop and eat lunch. The shared bathroom worked out fine as ours was the only occupied room on the 2nd floor until late in the afternoon.

Room Tip: Get an air conditioned room, I don't think all of them are. Second floor was very quiet.
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Carol J
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

This wasn't particularly good value although everyone there was helpful and welcoming. We arrived late due to the late arrival of flight and left early for the ferry and shared a room with our son. Breakfast was fine with fresh fruit but the room and shared bathroom were pretty basic.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Thank BillD2006
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

We 4 had an unusual request; with about 10 hours on Tahiti between arrival plane from Raiatea and departure to U.S.A. we wanted to explore Papeete area and then have a place to shower and change before getting on the plane. We booked one double room online and then emailed the Lodge to be sure . Got a very fast response saying yes, and offering to store our luggage while we explored. When we arrived early in the morning, 3 of our 4 were ill. They were just starting to clean the rooms from the prior night. The owner suggested a good, quiet museum not far away where we could enjoy a couple of hours (it was hot and we were already sunburned so didn't want to lounge at the nice pool). When we returned she gave us a large triple room in which to sleep before showering. We never asked for any of those nice extra touches; she just saw what we needed and provided it. Lodge is basic, but clean. We didn't try the restaurant, but would have if we'd been feeling better. Folks were very friendly and accommodating!

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank marshmomma
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

With two cruise ships in town, most places were fully booked. As we did not want to spend $250 at the Le Meridian and did not like the Airport Motel at $142, the tourist information office was very helpful to finally find us the Ahitea Lodge for a mere $100.
Though located five blocks from downtown, being at the end of a cul-de-sac, Ahitea was just ideal. Owner Vaiana and her assistant Ben were extremely friendly and helpful, making our stay comfortable and pleasant. If and when we''ll ever come back to Papeete, we'll certainly will stay here again!
Though listed as a two-star by Booking.com for the five-star crowd, for us Ahitea certainly deserves a five-star! Value, quiet location, friendly atmosphere and a basic but very tasty breakfast included. And coffee whenever you need it; what else can I say?

Room Tip: Being located at the end of a cul-de-sac, all rooms upstairs and downstairs are quiet.
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

The place is very simple, undecorated and without major facilities. The breakfast is frugal. As only used for overnight, because the other day we went to Moorea, was ok- but would not recommend to anyone who will stay longer in Papeete

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank APozzer
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

The draw for me was the swimming pool. Its was lovely. Clean, but small room with bathroom. Air con was a blessing, and handy to an outdoor terrace (room 9 I think). Free Wifi was great. Access to lounge area with coffee. Really helpfull staff who offered to provide a meal. Quiet surburban cul de sac. Fenced - felt safe. Only downside is it is quite a hike from middle of town and I'm glad I didn't attempt to walk it. Taxi fare of 1400CFX I felt was a bit steep, but the pool is the drawcard!! Easy transfer to airport arranged by the Lodge. Easy, safe, comfortable place. Was very quiet when I was there. One night stay.

Room Tip: Get a room with aircon if you can. It's noisy but helps with the heat.
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
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Thank b0nnie55
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time here, Vaiana and her family run a friendly and helpful service. This is not a hotel but a pension or B and B as we call them here. It was much nicer than staying at a hotel and handy to our Friends who also live in Farepiti. We're sorry they only had room for us for 3 nights as we would have liked to have stayed longer. Very handy to down town, no more than 500 metres.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Pension Ahitea Lodge

Address: Avenue Vaitaaoa, Papeete 5597, French Polynesia
Region: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Tahiti > Papeete
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Papeete
Price Range: C$111 - C$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pension de famille comportant 12 chambres, et situe au coeur de la ville de Papeete, notre pension vous permettra grace a sa localisation de decouvrir la ville avec sa culture, ses habitants, son esprit et ses roulottes. Dans un esprit familial et de detente, vous apprecierez le cadre agreable et verdoyant de notre pension dans laquelle vos vacances vous permettrons de garder un merveilleux souvenir de Polynesie. Situe tout proche de la gare routiere et du port de Tahiti, vous aurez la possibilite de pouvoir decouvrir d'autres lieux de l'ile. ... more   less 
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Pension Ahitea Lodge Tahiti/Papeete

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