Accommodation in Papeete

Oct 16th, 2009, 05:18 PM
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Accommodation in Papeete

We are going on a cruise leaving from Papeete & will have 3 night pre cruise & 1 post cruise in December 09 & looking for accommodation. Looking at the Intercontinental & le Meridien . Any feedback on these hotels or other suggestions greatly appreciated.
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Oct 19th, 2009, 10:31 AM
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Have stayed at The Intercontinental - did 2 nites in an over-the-water bungalow; nice view, some privacy, but the A/C was a noisy, water dripping wall unit.

Have also stayed in one of their main hotel buildings; that was a lovely room (luxury bathroom) with a great 2nd story balcony view of the property...the pools, restaurant and staff were wonderful.
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Oct 19th, 2009, 10:39 PM
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Thanks tom creans daughter. I have been thinking perhaps we could spend the time pre-cruise at The Intercontinental & the night post cruise at le Meridien.
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Oct 20th, 2009, 05:30 AM
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We did a one-week cruise last Feb., and spent two days pre-cruise at the Hilton (previously Sheraton) on Moorea. Very easy quick flight, loved the resort. Then an easy ferry back to Papeete, which docked next door to our cruiseship.
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Oct 21st, 2009, 10:18 PM
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Thanks Rick & Pat, That is another thought how long did the ferry take?
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Apr 11th, 2010, 09:11 AM
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Just be aware that the ferry only runs in daylight, and many folks arrive after sunset. So look at your schedule, you may have to spend a night in Papeete even if you decide on Moorea (which I second.)
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