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Hotel Sarah Nui
3 out of 5
BP 1635, Papeete, Tahiti
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$164 per night from 16 Jan. to 17 Jan.
0.75 km from city centre
3.4/5 (963 reviews)

"A good hotel for access to the ferry to the Moorea. It’s within easy walking distance. The hotel staff let us store our luggage behind the counter before we checked in so we didn’t have to lug it around Papeete. I would recommend this hotel if you need a place to crash in Papeete before moving on ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Dec. 2020

Hotel Sarah Nui
Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker
2 out of 5
BP 44983, Papeete, Tahiti
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$105 per night from 16 Jan. to 17 Jan.
0.31 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (109 reviews)

"Clean. Central. Very nice staff. Just try to find anything in that price range in French Polynesia..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb. 2020

Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker
Studio Vaiana - Tahiti
3.5 out of 5
Ave du Commandant Destremau, Papeete
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2.26 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Beautiful place!

"Amazing! Beautiful bright and clean studio with fantastic amenities and Alexandra went above and beyond to accommodate us when our rental car was not ready. View from the balcony and pool are amazing to wake up to and have dinner and a drink on."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul. 2019

Studio Vaiana - Tahiti
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Ahitea Lodge
2.5 out of 5
Avenue Chef Vairaatoa Fariipiti, Papeete
The price is AU$131 per night from 16 Jan. to 17 Jan.
0.83 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (112 reviews)
Great layover spot close to the ferry.

"We just needed a place to stay after our flight arrived at night before we were headed to other islands the next day. Staff is super friendly and helpful. 10 min walking to shops by the harbor. Breakfast was a nice, simple start to the day. If your expectations are a clean place to shower and crash ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep. 2020

Ahitea Lodge
Wendy Location
3.5 out of 5
Allée Pierre Lotie, Papeete, Tahiti
The price is AU$197 per night from 12 Feb. to 13 Feb.
1.36 km from city centre
Wendy Location
Fare Arearea Sweet Studio
3 out of 5
10 Avenue du Regent Paraita, Papeete, Tahiti
The price is AU$210 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
0.43 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (11 reviews)

"VERY disappointed on the lack of care in maintaining this unit. Walls were dirty and need to be painted. Outdated bathroom. 1 large block of hand soap that all previous tenants used. White towels were really gray and dirty-looking. Bare minimum supplies like toilet paper. My family & I couldn't wait ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jun. 2019

Fare Arearea Sweet Studio
City Home Tahiti
2 out of 5
Avenue du Chef Vaira'atoa, Papeete
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0.64 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"I had a fabulous stay at City Home Tahiti, great location and great value. It's located a mere 10 min walk to the ferry terminal and marina area with all the shops, markets and restaurants/bars. Nadine was an exceptional hostess and was very helpful in assisting me with arrangement of tours, taxis, ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2020

City Home Tahiti
Carefully decorated studio, facing Paofai gardens and the port
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1.23 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Very convenient location; very nice owner

"Good price, good location, good experience"…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2019

Carefully decorated studio, facing Paofai gardens and the port
Tahiti - Fare Temahana
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1.54 km from city centre
Tahiti - Fare Temahana
Condo Maeva Dream
3 out of 5
Pape'ete, Papeete
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1.65 km from city centre
Condo Maeva Dream
J & D Lodge Papeete Center
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0.16 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Clean, well-prepared property close to shopping, Papeete Market, and the ferries to Moorea.

"The owners were kind to meet me at the airport and transport me to the apartment. On day of departure easily walked the few blocks to the ferry, for transfer to Moorea. The property was well-priced for this single-room apartment downtown close to shopping/ferries."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2020

J & D Lodge Papeete Center
Studio Moana Apartment 0
Rue Anne-Marie Javouhey, Papeete
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0.41 km from city centre
Studio Moana Apartment 0
City apart
3.5 out of 5
Uranie Villa Stencer, Papeete
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0.25 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)

"The apartment was everything we expected and more. The only negative, which had nothing to do with the property, is that Papeete is choked with car traffic. A car is a must, but also a curse."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2019

City apart
Tahiti Apartments
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1.78 km from city centre
Tahiti Apartments
Chez Vous à Papeete
3 out of 5
Rue Cook, Residence Cook, Papeete, Tahiti
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1.49 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (31 reviews)

"It was handy to everything we wished to do. Host communication was faultless. Only drawback would be the entry facade."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

Chez Vous à Papeete
Entire House · Fare HereNui - 100m2 in Papeete - Clim / Wifi / Parking
F3 Ery Papeete Apartment 2
3.5 out of 5
12 bis Rue des Remparts, Papeete, Windward Islands
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0.16 km from city centre
F3 Ery Papeete Apartment 2
Studio Tiare Papeete
3 out of 5
Résidence Tiare Te Ava, 313 avenue de la Reine Pomare IV, Papeete, Tahiti
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0.59 km from city centre
3.3/5 (4 reviews)

"It took 3 hours to get the key because the owner hadn't got the reservation from Hotels.com Hotels.com didn't call back and was very slow to respond. We had to call them several times. The apartment is nice but with a lot of noise from the street."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020

Studio Tiare Papeete
Grand F2 Papeete calme tout équipé wifi vue Moorea
Villa Pape'Ora Holiday home 3
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1.65 km from city centre
Villa Pape'Ora Holiday home 3
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Visiting Papeete

Visitors to Papeete are sure to enjoy the shopping and waterfront. Tourists can also enjoy all the city has to offer including its cafés. Top sights around the area include Temae Beach and Moorea Green Pearl Golf Course.

  • There are 7 hotels and other accommodations in Papeete
  • The closest major airport is in Papeete (PPT-Tahiti Faaa Intl.) 5.3 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Moorea (MOZ-Temae) 21.7 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Papeete

Cultural venues in the city include Black Pearl Museum, Musée de la Perle, and Musee de la Perle Robert WAN - The Robert WAN Pearl Museum. The city's natural beauty is on display at Parc Bougainville, Place Jacques Chirac, and Fautaua Waterfall. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Papeete Market is a favorite for retail therapy.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 7 hotels and other lodging options to choose from in Papeete. These are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Hotel Tahiti Nui - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and a restaurant, along with free Internet.
  • Hotel Sarah Nui - Our customers like the breakfast and overall value at this hotel. This 3-star hotel features a restaurant, free WiFi, and free airport pick-up.
  • Hotel Tiare Tahiti - Amenities at this 2-star hotel include a restaurant and a bar. Expedia customers like its clean rooms and location.

Top places to see around the area include Temae Beach, located 13 mi (21 from the heart of the city, and Moorea Green Pearl Golf Course, which is 14.2 mi (22.8 away.

Dressing for Papeete

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 87°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 74°F
  • From April to June, the average is 87°F during the day and 70°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 84°F during the day and 69°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 86°F as the daytime average and 71°F as the nighttime average
  • Papeete gets about 68.74 inches of rain per year
  • March and April are usually the hottest months averaging 87°F, while August and July are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 69°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Papeete?
Ahitea Lodge is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This guest house offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Another favourite option for your visit based on traveller reviews is Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Papeete, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel reservations are fully refundable if cancelled before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view top deals in Papeete.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Papeete?
Based on reviews, Ahitea Lodge is a popular 2.5-star guest house for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker and Hotel Sarah Nui.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Papeete?
Ahitea Lodge is a top guest house for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests.
What's the best accommodation option for a beach holiday in Papeete?
Ahitea Lodge is a top guest house with an outdoor pool and free breakfast, and it’s located close to the beach . Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker and Papeete Harbour by Haumana Cruises.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Papeete?
Ahitea Lodge is a top guest house with an outdoor pool, free breakfast and a restaurant.

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