Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti
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It felt right and we were looking forward to leaving our travels in a camper van to more luxourious accommodation in Tahiti. We we fortunate to get a good deal at Radisson and needed the 7 nights of resting. We decided before getting here that we were going to use this part of our break to just relax and do very little and enjoy the resort, we were …
The hotel had a "kids club", but with the memory of the one on the Rhapsody of the Seas still fresh in their memory, it took a little convincing. Once they were in though, they did not want to come out – They voted it the “best kids club in the world (so far)”. Unfortunately it was only open at weekends!
Ever since seeing …
We have arrived in Tahiti the day before we left New Zealand. Think about that one. We are seeing some sun and we are finally back into our shorts and singlets. While it rained at the end of the day at least it was warm.
A little History of Tahiti and why the local people speak French. I have found this very interesting and am sharing it …
Fiona So, after another fight with a hotel manager as we left The Quadrant in Auckland (he tried to renege on the NZ$89 deal and charge us more. We won.), we caught our Air Tahiti Nui flight to Papeete, Tahiti. It was a lovely, shiny new plane with stacks of legroom, so it was a great flight. The added bonus was that we crossed the date line, so …
... being lowered in Maroe Bay on the island of Huahine, 120 miles NW of Tahiti. Huahine is one of the least developed and touristy of the islands we will visit. It grows cantelopes and watermelons and farms vanilla and pearls.
The Paul Gauguin is a lovely ship with impeccable service and staff and a sumptuous variety and selection of food and beverages. We are feeling very spoiled!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti Arue
My wife and I were in Tahiti for our honeymoon in July 2005. While we were only going to be in Tahiti 3 days before moving on to Bora Bora, we still wanted to stay in nice accommodations while we were there. Having stayed one night at the IC Tahiti on the return leg of our trip, I think the hotels are comparable as for quality, but the Radisson is a better choice for couples.
I just got back from spending a night at the Radisson Plaza Resort in Tahiti and although the hotel is very nice and has a beautiful setting, the service was horrible.
We just returned from a 3 day stay at this hotel on our way home from Sydney. The hotel is beautiful. We had a two room suite. The room was very large. The pool was wonderful. When we arrived the bus driver said that they had two types of weather in Tahiti---hot and hotter. They also have two modes of service---slow and slower. The service was very slow. Very few of the hotel staff speak English.
Stayed 1 night here for transit purposes, on our way back from honeymoon in Bora Bora and Taha'a.
What a place....
Stayed here last week...
-. Not cheap; but then NOTHING is cheap in French Polynesia
-. Great view of pool and ocean from my room. I would wake up early to watch the sunrise daily. I also loved the sunsets.
-. Great service and very friendly staff.
-. Very good food and excellent pool side service
-. Removed from the hustle and bustle of Papeete, yet close enough....
-. Gorgeous room decor
Passin the days away in Papeete
My wife & I stayed at the Radisson in Early April before a cruise. The rooms are gorgeous & decorated in a tropical cool style. We had a room with a jacuzzi style tub overlooking the bay. The housekeeping was excellent, so was the continental breakfast, which we used as more of a brunch. The place isn't cheap but it offers a very fine value. And the pool is awesome; just use lots of suntan lotion. We'll go back.
We stayed at the Radisson Tahiti a few weeks ago on our last night in the Society Islands, on our way to Auckland. The resort was beautiful--rooms immaculate, smart and stylish, common areas beautiful. The hotel's bar could even fit right in with L.A.'s trendier hot spots with ease, with its low-slung couches, dark lighting and cozy little corners. But the good things about this hotel are overshadowed by an inexperienced, bumbling staff. Our stay happened to be on a Saturday, when the resort was literally overrun with locals and their children, swarming the pool and one restaurant and working the harried staff ragged. We waited 45 minutes to get a table for lunch at 3 pm--once seated we waited another 30 before we could even order a drink. The drinks never came--none of the waitstaff spoke English, so I struggled through with my rusty French. AFter almost two hours of waiting, an English speaking manager finally apoligzed and offered us a trip to the buffet for free. We tried again at dinner, but again, none of the waitstaff spoke English, or seemed to know how to service a dining room. Our waitress brought our order of a scotch and water, and a glass of wine, to the table after a 30 minute wait, and proceeded to pour the wine into the scotch and leave the glass, without any water to be seen. We sent it back, and she seemed nonplussed as to what was wrong.
I had a brief stay as a stopover in Tahiti just for 1 night. The rooms at the Radisson were very spacious with beautiful wood floors, nice size patios, and chic decor. The food in the restaurants was fantastic and service was very good. I am not sure if it would be great for a long stay as the beach is not great at the hotel, but they do have a very nice pool. They do have a complimentary shuttle service to the shopping district as well. Tours can be organized through the concierge. It's a very well kept property,as it should be since it is only a couple of years old. Great for a couple of night stopover before exploring the other islands of French Polynesia!
We just returned from two weeks in Tahiti and started our trip after a very long flight at the Radisson Papeete. We booked a mini-suite and a suite there for us and another couple we were traveling with and were very pleasantly surprised. The rooms were HUGE and very modernly appointed and clean. The shower in our room was an inspiration for a home we are building we loved it so much. The service was on the minute, accommodating and friendly. The pool is fabulous and pristinely clean. Two things to note: The property is in a cove on a black beach that is lovely to look at but too dangerous to swim in. Save the swimming for Moorea. Also, the air-conditioning in the rooms do not work without the key in the inside door and the sliding door to the deck closed. Without the a/c on the room gets very hot very fast so make sure to get two keys upon check-in (to leave one in the room to operate the a/c ) and shut the doors to the bathroom on all entrances (we had two doors, one from the bedroom and one from the l.r) because the bathroom has levered wooden blinds and stays warmer than the rest of the room. With these doors shut and the key in the slot to keep the air in the on position you will be freezing by bedtime...if that's what you like. ;) FYI...If you are passing through Papeete on either or both ends of a cruise or trip through the islands I do not recommend the Intercontinental Beachcomber. Stay here at the Radisson instead. Less expensive and downright better property.
My husband and I just stayed at the Radisson Tahiti on Dec. 18th and 19th following our cruise on the Paul Gauguin. It is a beautiful hotel and the decor reminded you of a Tahitian "W" Hotel. We signed on for a package that upgraded us to an ocean view suite. It was a great room and beautifully decorated, lots of storage space, and a bathroom to die for!!! I am very glad we stayed here versus one of the older more dated hotels on the island.