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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Punaauia awaits you at Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort - Managed by Sofitel. Within a 20-minute stroll, you'll find Plage Toaroto and Museum of Tahiti. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges and a private beach.

All 146 rooms feature LCD TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet and furnished balconies. Minibars provide refreshments, and room service makes dining in an option. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and slippers, while premium linens invite a good night's rest. Separate bathtubs and showers, espresso makers and free bottled water are also available.

The fine-dining restaurant, Le Carré, serves international cuisine. L'Astrolabe is the resort's own lobby lounge. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and pool loungers as well as access to kayaking and snorkelling. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 4:00 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4-star Punaauia resort, you'll be 14.1 km (8.8 mi) from Papeete Market.

Superior Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$381* Per night/room 20 Oct. - 21 Oct.

Luxury Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Luxury Room, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room, Garden View (Luxury)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Bungalow, Overwater

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort - Managed by Sofitel ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort - Managed by Sofitel

Everyone (9) Couples (7) Family (1)
3 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Sep. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Sep. 2018 by etx-myramtehina

Ia Ora Na ! Thank you for your rating about your stay. We are so glad to know your visit, overall, was pleasant. It was our pleasure having you as our guest and we hope to welcome you back on your next trip to our island. Sunny regards and Mauruuru roa,

2 out of 5

hidden charges, be aware

We stayed for 5 nights and 4 days. We had to continuously remind the hotel staff to provide toiletry each day. at the end of our stay, we paid for a local tax for each day we've stayed. Hotel staff at the reception were very blunt, not sure if it's a language thing or just their attitude. Rooms are reasonably clean however towels are not changed daily - which was disappointing for a 4 star hotel.

Posted by on 12 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Apr. 2018 by etx-myramtehina

Ia Ora Na ! We would like to thank you for sharing your comment with us. would like to express our deepest apologies concerning the local tax that is charged to all our guests and you must have been informed when you received the confirmation of your reservation. concerning the housekkeping service, if you opt-in to the Make a Green Choice program (in exchange you receive 500 starpoints per night), you have declined all housekeeping services for the day. This includes all room cleaning ans bathroom amenities that will not be automatically replenished, but you can contact housekeeping for additional items if necessary. We also apologies for your unusual bad impression of our front office staff. Please be assured that we discussed your comments with the manager of the department concerned, so that immediate actions will be taken to ensure that future guests will not live similar experience. We trust you will accept that the inconveniences occurred are not reflective of our normal standards and we do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the near future at Le Meridien Tahiti. Yours sincerely,et

3 out of 5

The flavour of the 80's

Pros: The bungalows on the lagoon are an awesome experience.
Cons: The restaurant definitely !
Location: Is 45 mins. from Papeete , so think about the transport.
An ageing hotel, with 10 wonderful bungalows on the lagoon. But the rest has an overall ageing , 80's vibe. The restaurant, a bit substandard.

Posted by , from NZ on 30 Apr. 2017

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3 out of 5
Pros: beds are good, food is great and the pool and beach is good.
Cons: found the staff not very helpful or friendly they didnt seem to really want to be there and the air con in the bungalows was really loud.

Posted by on 10 Oct. 2016

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5 out of 5

Great staff, facililites and service

Pros: Everything
Cons: No all good!
Location: It is near shops and supermarkets - yet nicely separated and tranquil
Although it was short stay for business, the staff and service and hotel facilities are great!

Posted by , from New Zealand on 28 Aug. 2016

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5 out of 5

Le Meridien Tahiti

Pros: Loved the staff. Loved the pool as well as the lagoon to swim in. The food was fantastic. Views were terrific. Close to loads of activities.
Cons: Pool needs more sand it is getting a little patchy.
Location: Scuba, Moreea,and Teohupoo were all highlights.
Yeah Yeah if I had a million dollars to spare I would take my lover and go to BORA BORA however I would miss out on a true Tahitian Island experience. Loved the staff who could not do enough for you at this hotel. My room was slightly dated in the exterior but internally they have done a lovely job of upgrading. I am a world traveller and have been to many islands all around the world. Any negative reviews I read prior I understood were sheltered people who don’t understand that the "smell" they were experiencing was simply Island scent. Hawaii has it and so does Thailand and Bali. The food at the restaurant was fantastic. I loved the wine list also. Mainly French wines and at very reasonable prices considering how far away from France you are in Tahiti. The pool bar serves a fabulous cocktail and the cocktail hour 5.30-7 pm is not to be missed.

Posted by , from Australia on 23 Aug. 2016

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4 out of 5
Cons: It is quite a bit out of town or to anywhere really and you really ought to hire a car
Great hotel in a beautiful location. There was a lot there available for my son who is 18months and the hotel was accommodating to his needs.

Posted by , from gold coast on 14 Jan. 2016

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4 out of 5
Cons: You really need to hire a car or better transport services could and should be made available.
Happy hour between 5.30 and 6.30 at the pool bar is the place to be - get in early as service is slow... intentionally slow, only one person on at a clearly busy time when other staff are left wondering about.

Posted by , from North Queensland on 14 Jan. 2016

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4 out of 5
Pros: happy hour
Location: close to local shops although worth hiring a car
Fantastic stay, the service was great, the staff were happy and accommodating and made every effort to ensure that you were well looked after

Posted by , from Gold Coast, Queensland on 14 Jan. 2016

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4 out of 5
Pros: Good location - good swimming pool
Cons: Has a dated feel to it and staff were ok but service only average. Paid and free wifi weren't that reliable
Location: Tranquil, Good views, Australia

Posted by , from Australia - WA - Perth on 14 Jan. 2015

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About the Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort - Managed by Sofitel

Location Unnamed Rd, Tamanu, Punaauia, Tahiti

Property Features

Step outside to feel the sun on your face and the sand in your toes on the white sand beach. Enjoy the umbrellas and sunloungers for a relaxing day at the beach. Summer fun is a breeze at Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort - Managed by Sofitel with activities such as snorkelling, kayaking and volleyball. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and A poolside bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. This Art Deco resort also offers an outdoor pool, a garden and a terrace. Self parking is free. This 4-star Punaauia resort is smoke free.

  • 146 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 9 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1998
  • Bar by the pool
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Papeete (PPT-Tahiti Faaa Intl.) (10.6 km / 6.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and ferry terminal shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort - Managed by Sofitel offers 146 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features minibars and espresso makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and complimentary toiletries. This Punaauia resort provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Separate bedroom
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 4:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

La Plantation – This restaurant overlooks the pool and garden. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Le Carré – This fine-dining restaurant is located on the beach and specialises in international cuisine. Open daily.

L'Astrolabe – This lobby lounge overlooks the ocean and garden. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Puna – This cocktail bar is located by the pool. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Late-night fare is available from room service (during limited hours).

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 11 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds. Parties and events are allowed on site. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • One child stays free
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Events/parties allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: XPF 26800
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: XPF 13400 (from 3 to 11 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: XPF 150 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 16 years of age.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: XPF 3791 for adults and XPF 1895 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Meridien Hotel Tahiti
  • Meridien Tahiti
  • Tahiti Meridien
  • Le Meridien Hotel Tahiti
  • Le Meridien Papeete
  • Le Meridien Tahiti Hotel Papeete
  • Le Meridien Tahiti Papeete
  • Papeete Le Meridien
  • Meridien Tahiti Hotel
  • Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort Managed Sofitel Punaauia
  • Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort Managed Sofitel
  • Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Managed Sofitel Punaauia
  • Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Managed Sofitel
  • Tahiti Ia Ora Managed Sofitel
  • Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort - Managed by Sofitel Resort
  • Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort - Managed by Sofitel Punaauia
  • Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort - Managed by Sofitel Resort Punaauia

You should know

  • Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort - Managed by Sofitel offers transfers from the ferry terminal (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • One child 11 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.