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Historical Traveler Reviews Tahiti Village Las Vegas
Don't Do the "Free" Tour
My husband and I accepted an offer for a free 4-night stay in Las Vegas, in exchange for which we were told that we would have to listen to a 90-minute sales pitch for the Tahiti Village. We paid a deposit, which we were told would be refunded after the tour and, after probably 50 calls from Tahiti Village reps, we eventually settled on a convenient time to take the trip. We were told that we would be staying at the Frontier Hotel which, they claimed, had a nice pool (we asked as the pool is important to us.) When we arrived at the hotel, we had to stand in line for a full hour before we could register, but that wasn't as disappointing as the fact that the "nice" pool was empty and had yellow caution tape all around it. We complained to the Tahiti Village rep at the Frontier, who told us that we would forfeit our deposit plus another $197 if we decided not to stay at the Frontier, so we checked in. We went on the tour the next day, which actually took 3 hours and 37 minutes, including the bus ride to the Tahiti Village, of which approximately 10 minutes were spent in actually showing us the grounds and a typical room. Most of the time we were cooped up in a conference room with hundreds of other couples being chatted up by company representatives in preparation for the final "kill" when they take you to an office and shut you in with a Sopranos-style "manager" who scribbles illegible numbers on sheet after sheet of paper. We said "no," and "no" again, and "no" again, and finally they got the idea. I was insulted that anyone would think that this was a good way to sell time shares. I will run screaming from any property offered by this company.
Excellent Accommodations with a Few Exceptions
My husband and I exchanged our timeshare for a week at Tahiti Village and overall we were satisfied with our stay. The property and rooms were immaculate. The location was fantastic, especially for those who enjoy the convenience of being close to the strip, but do not like the noise. It is less than a 5 minute drive to the Mandalay Bay hotel, and the hotel offers a shuttle that runs every 1/2 hour to various casinos on the strip.
However, Tahiti Villiage is not perfect. We found the concierge to be less than helpful. In one case, we waited on hold for so long that we decided their answer was not worth the wait and figured out what we needed ourselves. Also extremely disconcerting and inconvenient is that wireless internet access costs $10 a day throughout the hotel! Ridiculous! This should not be the case in 2007. We opted to head to the local coffee shop where it is FREE. Lastly, if you are staying in the 1 bedroom unit, beware of the washer/dryer. It was the most useless machine I have ever come into contact with. It is a washer dryer combo, with no heat settings on the dryer and endless instructions on what it cannot be used for. Bring extra underwear and save yourself the trouble of having to figure out how to use it.
I suppose, as timeshare properties go in Las Vegas, Tahiti Villiage is one of, if not the best property available. However, I really don't believe that is saying all that much. Go with an open mind and plan for plenty of time on the strip and you will be satisfied.
Tahiti Village is a scam...
we were offered a romantic getaway, 2nd honeymoon, well actually first for my fiance and i. we were give a room at tropicana hotel and nobody from your company was present at check-in. we were charged for the weekend in the hotel and did not get our $100 deposit back. very unprofessional customer relationships. they wouldn't even let us take the tour of the village, and i came looking to buy! the office members at tropican did not let us, take the tour because they said we didnt have a matching adress on our ID's, since we just moved in together.. . we had a business letter with her name and our address on it... and my letter fell out of my suitcase... when i arrived back at home i saw it sitting on my bed... i said that i could have it faxed that evening and they declined our offer to come back another weekend and take the tour. i am very upset with everyone at this company. we would have left the hotel the first day if we would have had someone communicate with us that we would be charged. i had no problem with paying for the night we stayed. but i am not happy with getting charged for the whole weekend and losing our deposit... total loss= $427 (deposit and hotel) + $50 gas from LA = a very unhappy NOT FREE weekend like we were promised. we didn't even receive any of our free show tickets or ANY other gifts that we were promised. Tahiti Village will be getting a letter from my attorney!!!
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thank you - J.H.
Quiet and Relaxing
Beautiful facility, however lots of little maintence details need to be done; exhaust fans in both baths did not work, sprinkler head missing in living room, no fire hose in hallway and no ice machine on the floor. Considering this is a new facility, the rooms are already starting to look a bit shabby.
The resort is quiet and relaxing even though it is just south of the airport and there is ongoing construction. A rental car is a must.
Although it was very cold, we did walk through the pool area. It is beautiful.
There were 6 of us and we had plenty of room. The beds, including the sofa beds were very comfortable.
A nice place to stay.
What Happens In Vegas..........
This place is truly a work of art. Beautiful landscape, grounds and rooms. However, I came to Vegas with the promise of a 2nd honeymoon and a romantic getaway. We were only able to set foot on the Tahiti Village property for 45mins while getting a sales pitch. We were thrown in the Frontier hotel which is probably one of the worse of its age. Romance?? We were afraid to take showers in the place! By the time we got to the timeshare presentation we were all so upset about the living arrangements we didnt have an open mind about Tahiti Village at all! Word to the wise.......allow your potential "owners" to stay on the wonderful property and soak up a few amenities, after being given the royal treatment the whole "Tahiti Village" salespitch might sound a little sweeter........WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED TO ME!!!!!!
A nice break from the strip's action.
We stayed here mid January and I mostly have great things to say about it. We rented it for a week at a very reasonable rate and found it to be quiet and mostly smoke free. It was clean and had all the luxaries of home, dishwasher, w/d, iron, blowdryer, huge balcony looking over large beautiful pool, soaker tub. We also choose to stay at the Bellagio and I did find that compared to that the Tahiti village was much lower key and relaxed. We liked that one did not have to trapse thru a smokey, loud casino to get to one's room. On the other hand the Tahiti village is not truly on the strip even if the address technically is. You will have to take a shuttle in and will have a choice of 3 locations to disembark at. It made for a lot of walking but then again if you don't like walking perhaps Vegas isn't a good choice. Also, Tahiti village offers complimentary "breakfast". Really it was a bit of a joke. The day we went they only had little cans of juice and toasted frozen waffles. They had butter you could squeeze out of a tube and no syrup. We left and did not bother going back for breakfast there again. We just kept cereal and milk in the kitchen and presto... breakfast was prepared. Overall, I would recommend this hotel.
The Tahiti Village is very nice, gorgeous condo, very spacious and luxurious. The pool is great, it will be beautiful once the lazy river is done. The main downside was that the timeshares are still being sold and the northernmost building has a BUNCH of timeshare salespeople hanging around the entrance all day long, smoking, and basically being obnoxious. They don't even move aside when you;re coming in with luggage!! Amazing that they are selling these condos yet look down their noses at people who walk by, and we are owners!! Hold your breath when you walk through their smoke cloud! Once the timeshares are all sold, it will be a great place to stay!!
No real problems here
Myself and my husband stayed here in December 2006 for 13 days (a long time I know, but we love Las Vegas and it's a long flight from England!!)
We did a timeshare exchange for ours in Portugal and found no real problems here. It's a brand new resort which is not finished. We did move rooms after the first 2 nights because we were right next to where the next phase is being built. It wasn't tremendously noisy but I am a very light sleeper!!! and we were moved without any problems.
The pool area is nice (though the weather was too cold to sample the water!!) and the apartments are well furnished with every amenity you could want. We stayed in a one bedroom unit - there was a large plasma TV in the bedroom and one in the lounge/diner (a smaller one). The bathroom had double sinks and a whirlpool bath - though it might be a bit noisy if you use it late at night, - but was big enough for 2!! Plus there was a great steam/shower unit which we thought was really good.
We used the washer/dryer once and no problems with that or the dishwasher. There was a full cooker and microwave, coffee maker etc etc.
There is a "continental breakfast" provided every morning which just consisted of fruit drinks, coffee and "danish" pastries, which wasn't great, but it is the first time any timeshare we have been in has provided a breakfast of any kind!! Twice a week there was waffles and berries, and a couple of lunchtimes there were other "treats". All free.
Oh, and another freebie is the trip to Red Rock Canyon, which we thoroughly enjoyed thanks to an excellent guide.
The resort is about a mile further South down the Strip from the Mandalay Bay Hotel, so there is no chance of walking to the Strip - you do need the shuttle bus or you could spend a lot on taxis.
The shuttle bus never let us down going or coming home (the traffic sometimes made it a bit late), but do be careful that you get on the Tahiti VILLAGE bus and not the "Tahiti" bus as we did one night, ending up at the wrong place. Fortunately it wasn't the last bus so they managed to take us back to the Strip for the correct bus, but it took us well over an hour to get home that night. The buses really look the same!!!
The staff were helpful though some were new and did not know everything, but they were learning!! There is a constant stream of "visitors" to the hotel as they are still selling the timeshares, but nobody bothered us at all about going to any of the demonstrations about it.
All in all we had a very pleasant stay and will probably go back when it is warmer and the "lazy river" they are going to build is finished.
Hated the Tahiti Village
The hotel accomodations were nice, however, our toliet, dishwasher and washer/dryer all needed repair within the first few days.
The customer service was mediocre; the so-called "continential breakfast" was a joke; the shuttle service was not conistent and the on-site ammenities closed by 10 pm. My mom needed special accomodations and we were shocked to hear that the hotel was not ADA compliant for people with hearing and phyical disabilities.
I would NOT stay at this hotel again.
New Luxurious Tahiti Village Resort
My wife and I stayed at the new Tahiti Village Timeshare resort from September 29-October 6. We arrived at about 10:30 p.m. Friday night and were quickly accomodated by the registration staff. After only about 5 minutes we were at our room and unpacking in our 1 Bedroom Suite(Bora Bora). We acquired our timeshare from a private party and are very pleasantly surprised by the top quality of this unit and facility . It is located exactly 3.6 miles south of the Mandalay Bay Hotel Casino directly on Las Vegas Blvd(the Strip). I would recommend a car if you want to stay at this resort as no casinos are within easy walking distance. Those who do not have cars can use the "every half hour" shuttle bus service that stops at the Tropicana, Mirage and Riveria. The shuttles run from 10 a.m till 11 pm weekdays and 1 am on weekends. The shuttle also does a Grocery Store run on Mondays for people staying at Tahiti Village.
2 mornings a week, Berries and Waffles,Juice and coffee are provided for breakfast in the Owners lounge and the other 5 days Juice, Coffee and rolls are provided. In additon, Tuesday at noon a Chicken, Salad and baked bean meal was provided to those staying at the resort.
This resort opened in April and there continues to be some final construction at the site which effects the parking. It was necessary for us to park in the overflow parking lot behind the facility anytime after returning after 11 p.m. Not a long distance from the buildings. The second Phase of Tahiti Village is already under construction and is expected to open in about 1 year. An expanded pool and "Lazy River" are expected then.
Unlike many timeshare resorts we were provided a midweek cleaning with towel service at no extra cost.
We did not sit through any sales presentations. I have done that once and will not put myself through that again. After telling the concierge staff the we would not participate in a presentation we were not "bothered" again and only told if we changed our mind to let them know.
The units are tastefully decorated, have granite countertops in both the bathroom and kitchen, have all stainless appliances and nice floorcoverings. The bath has 2 separate sinks, a garden tub with jets and a separate shower with "steam bath" option. Our unit had a King Bed in bedroom with a 42" plasma tv and DVD player. A smaller tv with a dvd player was in the living room.
The pool area was large with an access area that had beach sand on one section. There also was a good sized hot tub and a pool section at only 1 foot deep for small children.
Overall we were very impressed with the Tahiti Village and would highly recommend it to people thinking about staying here as a timeshare owner, exchange or by hotel website.
I have included some pictures of our unit including two from our 4th floor balcony.
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