"Maeva" means "Welcome" in Tahitian.
We were certainly did feel this upon our arrival. Although this hotel is a bit shabby around the gills and for a Sofitel, definitely in need of some sprucing up. But there still was a certain charm about it and we enjoyed ourselves nonetheless.
We were first offered a very "bright room" with twin beds done in Gauguin colors (pink, orange, yellow" with a white tile floors and lamps that were as small as a postage stamp. The bathroom had a raised, round sink with a high faucet that when the water was on it shot past the basin! Oops.
The room was too "loud" (too much color) and the twin beds were not on our adgenda so the hotel graciously changed the room.
The next room was a bit more staid and a bit on the "old" side but after that riot of color it was a relief. We had a King size bed, A/C, a refrigerator and a small TV. No in room web hook ups here.
Breakfast was provided and a delicious one it was. Buffet style with every kind of international breakfast food imagined.
The Le Truck (the public bus service of French Polynesia) is just past the roundabout near the hotel.
Unique Quality: The hotel houses some cultural artifacts in the foyer of each floor of the hotel from Polynesia and Melanesia. Among the ones that stood out was a communal food bowl in the shape of a canoe (people would gather to drink or eat from it and a ritual ladder (totem) from New Guinnea.
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