A large property not far from Faaa airport, several facilities, a very good standing, and excellent food: The Intercontinental is one of the best hotels in Tahiti. It is a pity that its decoration lacks some originality, namely the rooms, and the cost of the food is very high.
This hotel review is a translation from the French published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.
The hotel is 2 miles from the airport (nearly 10 min.) and 5 miles from Papeete (20-30 min).
The Intercontinental has one of the largest hotel properties on the island, namely 32 acres. It has few sports facilities but has a "health" arrowed course - 1 mile (and some apparatus).
It exclusively plans "The major ballets in Tahiti", the best folk troup of the archipelago, two times a week (shows which attracts several locals).
The hotel has 3 laundries with washing machines and dryers (free).
The Intercontinental is one of the most preferred hotels in Tahiti with 32 acres of green garden, its excellent standing, and its maginificant view of Moorea. It has a total of 263 units: 179 totally renovated rooms with view of the lagoon and the garden, 60 rooms with panoramic view (including the presidential suite) and 32 stilted bungalows and a presidential suite. Its two beautiful overflow pools overlook the twin island of Moorea located 11 miles in front. The general architecture is a bit outdated (several 3-floor buildings aligned facing the sea and two series of stilted bungalows). But maintenance and cleanliness are impeccable. You will appreciate the friendly atmosphere. You regret the absence of land sports equipments.
No bad surprises regarding the rooms. You will find here all equipments that&bnsp;you should expect from a good standing hotel. There is Internet connection (high speed ADSL), an ironing table and several home products in the bathroom. The decor is in a local style (basketry and bamboo) but lacks some identity. The sizes of the three categories of accommodation are good (lagoon, panoramic, and overwater): between 325 and 30 feet˛. Of course the hotel has stilted bungalows (overwater) which have a terrace and a private pontoon directly on the lagoon.
The hotel has two restaurants: the Lotus and the Tiare. The first is open for lunch and dinner. It occupies two beautiful stilted bungalows and has a beautiful view of the lagoon and the ocean. You can eat an excellent a la carte cuisine prepared by a chef who has experience in a 3-star Michelin restaurant (Marc Ebelin),
The Tiare has buffet or a la carte cuisine located aside the reception. This is where you can have breakfasts. Directly near the main pool, it has a fine setting on several levels. Note that it is open non-stop from 6 AM to 10 PM and that it hosts "show buffets", on Wednesday, friday, and Saturday (Grand Ballets only on Friday and Saturday).
Fine sand lovers will be disappointed: there is no true beach on the property. There are however small areas of artificial sand along the two pools of the complex and near the beautiful artifical lagoon near the stilted bungalows. You can swim with colored fishes and rays (easy to caress). You will find the usual range of deckchairs and sunshades. Towels are kindly available free of charge. You will note the presence of a very well equipped boat club
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