눉When we arrived, we just collapsed on the bed. An hour or so later, we woke up in a puddle of sweat... the AC wasn't working. To their credit, the hotel upgraded us to a small suite. On the downside, even a room with a functioning AC unit set to maximum cooling is only moderately comfortable (and not comfortable when late afternoon sun is streaming through the windows). Don't expect American-style AC here. The ceiling fans are... purely decorative. Their highest speed is a lazy 40 rpm or so... almost slow enough for a housefly to land on the spinning blades. Complementary bottle of water (included with resort fee) was not provided one day. AC in the second room turned off by itself at one point. Amusing side note: SQUARE toilet bowl. Leave it to the French.
Restaurant is quite extravagantly priced for what you get. Our favorite French cuisine moment: we arrived at the hotel restaurant shortly after it opened for dinner, asking for a table for 2. Only two tables were occupied at the time. "Do you have a reservation?" No, we didn't. Dramatic pause, and looking at (an imaginary?) list. "Ah. I have one table." By the time we finished our meal, there were still only two other tables occupied.
Location is more than a little "on the outskirts." The area is mostly residential and small businesses. Only one other (not very good) restaurant within walking distance. $25 or so for a cab ride to Papeete marine terminal & market area.
눇Front desk staff very pleasant and helpful. English fluency was not a problem, except with maintenance staff (we had an air conditioning problem in the room).
Rooms are comfortable... would be considered a mid-tier American property (Ramada, Marriott, or similar). Pool and beachfront areas are nice.