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Hotel Sarah Nui

Central hotel with restaurant, connected to the airport, near Port de Pape'ete

  • Free WiFi in the lobby and free parking

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  • Standard Double Room - Bathroom
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BP 1635, Papeete, 98713, Tahiti, French Polynesia
  • Picture is a complete misrepresentation of the hotel. Breakfast was terrible, poor…

    Mar 9, 2020

  • Hotel recommends using a private shuttle service to get to the property. This is a bit…

    Nov 28, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 75 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Front desk safe

For families

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • Heart of Papeete
  • Papeete Market - 11-min walk
  • Port de Pape'ete - 9-min walk
  • Papeete Town Hall - 10-min walk
  • Black Pearl Museum - 12-min walk
  • Tomb of King Pomare V - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double Room
  • Premium Double Room
  • Premium Quadruple Room
  • Premium Room


BP 1635, Papeete, 98713, Tahiti, French Polynesia
  • Heart of Papeete
  • Papeete Market - 11-min walk
  • Port de Pape'ete - 9-min walk

What’s around


  • Heart of Papeete
  • Papeete Market - 11-min walk
  • Port de Pape'ete - 9-min walk
  • Papeete Town Hall - 10-min walk
  • Black Pearl Museum - 12-min walk
  • Tomb of King Pomare V - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Black Sand Beach - 6.5 mi / 10.4 km
  • Pointe Venus Lighthouse - 6.5 mi / 10.4 km
  • Mt. Orohena - 21.4 mi / 34.4 km

Getting around

  • Papeete (PPT-Tahiti Faaa Intl.) 10-min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 75 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free secured, covered on-site self-parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 2013
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-cm LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Petit déjeuner – On-site coffee shop.

Bar de la réception – On-site lobby lounge. Open selected days.

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Sarah Nui Papeete
  • Hotel Sarah Nui Hotel
  • Hotel Sarah Nui Papeete
  • Hotel Sarah Nui Hotel Papeete
  • Hotel Sarah Nui
  • Sarah Nui Papeete
  • Sarah Nui
  • Hotel Sarah Nui Tahiti/Papeete
  • Hotel Sarah Nui Hotel
  • Hotel Sarah Nui Papeete
  • Hotel Sarah Nui Hotel Papeete

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of XPF 8900

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of XPF 5900

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of XPF 1200 for adults and XPF 600 for children (approximately)


This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: XPF 150.00 per person, per night

Deposit: XPF 5000.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Hotel Sarah Nui does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • The property is closed between 31 March and 30 June. The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
    • Fitness facilities
    • Shuttle services
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. There's a charge of XPF 8900 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of XPF 5900 (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Petit déjeuner. Nearby restaurants include Les 3 Brasseurs (7-min walk), Restaurant Jimmy (7-min walk) and Villa Thai (7-min walk).
  • Recommended spots to visit include Port de Pape'ete (9-min walk) and Papeete Town Hall (10-min walk), along with Papeete Market (11-min walk) and Black Pearl Museum (12-min walk).
  • 8.0.Very good

    Great location good price very clean helpful staff. Great value for money compared to other hotels.

    Robert, 6 night trip, Feb 23, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Close to town centre, easily within walking distance, but very quiet. The wifi seems excellent and is free.

    Cappucino, 1 night trip, Nov 3, 2018

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Horrible Stay The most uncomfortable bed I ever slept in. The A/C made a very loud noise. Kept us up most of the night. On a good note, it was blowing out cold air. The room smelled like mold and the bed smelled like body odour. The worst part after the rough night was when I went downstairs for a coffee, I was told I would need to buy breakfast in order to buy an expresso (they don’t have coffee) I told him I am not hungry I would only like the expresso. He told me to walk down a few blocks to the ferry station to get a coffee without breakfast. Never heard of such a thing completely shocking to me. Would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

    1 night family trip, Feb 13, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    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 to other places.

    Ruth, 1 night romance trip, Dec 18, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The hotel is fine for one or two night stay (we only staid one night between flights). Big issue is the chicken yard next to the hotel, with a rooster screaming all night ( started at 1:30 am during our night), and only stopped around 6:00 am. Couldn’t sleep all night.

    Vincent, 1 night trip, Nov 21, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    My trip was canceled due to the Pandemic so I didn't get to stay at the Hotel Sarah Nui. I’m really not able to rate this hotel.

    loudini56, 1 night family trip, Nov 20, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Not too bad for the price and location close to the airport. I didn't think about it before we arrived, but all electrical outlets are European 220v not 110v like the standard USA system to charge cell phone and other items requiring electricity.

    Tommy, 1 night family trip, Nov 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect place for a quick stay, and close to the ferry!

    1 night romance trip, Oct 8, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Terrible hotel! Or better to say MOTEL!

    I booked a night at this hotel just for a lay over between my flights.This hotel looked pretty good on the pictures,and the price was not that bad ($125). That’s why I decided to book it. But I was disappointed right away as soon as I arrived there. First of all, the hotel’s location.It is pretty bad. There are just docks around the hotel, everything looked crappy and destroyed including the hotel’s building. The hotel’s lobby was very dark.A front desk guy barely could speak English. I arrived around 11 a.m. and asked about an early check-in to my room which was ready (hotel was empty).But the guy refused me and asked me to pay $80 if I wanted early check-in (2 h earlier of hotel’s check-in time). Ok, I paid this money.The next “surprise” was with the room key. It was just a regular white plastic card which was programmed the standard way to open the room’s door. Anyway, sounds like this white plastic card was made of Gold,because I was warned if I loose it,I will have to pay $40. The next “surprise” was the elevator which was super small,crappy inside and stinky. The next “surprise” was my room which looked nothing like on the photos.The room was outdated, furniture had a lot of scratches.The bathroom looked like a public bathroom in a roadside cafe.The shower stall was small, it had no shelf to put bathroom amenities in it. Also there was no shower curtain so the water sprayed all over the floor.Bathroom amenities were of a terrible quality!The bed was super uncomfortable.

    Albert, 1 night trip, Oct 5, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    It was close to the town center which was nice, the place was a bit far from the airport but still ok.

    1 night trip with friends, Oct 1, 2020

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