Sheraton Hotel Tahiti
Papeete, French Polynesia
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Sheraton Hotel Tahiti Papeete Reviews
Hotel in Paradise May 21, 2003
We stayed here for 3 nights. The property, located between the airport at Faa'a and the main city of Papeete, is very nice. It is modern and well maintained. I had been looking forward to a few days sitting on the beach so I was disappointed to find that they didn't have one! That appears to be standard for hotels in Tahiti, though, and I'd read on the 'net before leaving home that the proximity of the hotel to the harbor meant that the water quality wasn't good. However, it had a great pool and a breathtaking view of Moorea.
The dining room is in a series of buildings on stilts over the water. At night, the water is lit and at all times there are lots of pretty fish swimming by. The rooms are not over the water but, at least as far as I could see, every room faced either the ocean or the bay. Of course, those on the lowest level had their view somewhat obstructed.
The hotel is very close to the airport but there are few big planes to disturb the tranquility. Taxis are expensive but it's easy to get into town via "Le Truck". This is a truck with wooden bench seats. It's the transportation the locals use so it's also a way of getting closer to the people. For the equivalent of about US$1.35, you can get to Papeete and there's a stop in front of the hotel. It's a kick!
Part of the South Pacific, 2003 travel blog
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