As part of our 2019 Tahitian Vacation, we have one night booked at the Le Meridien Hotel on Papeete. We plan on exploring other islands, but need to stay close to the airport the night before our 730 am flight.

Well I just got notice that this hotel will be changing to a Sofitel effective as of NEXT WEEK.


I used points to book this hotel. One of the reasons was to get free breakfast. While it says all rates and conditions remain the same, not sure how that will turn out in 9 months. I already wasn’t too happy with the reservation process as the hotel policy says children under 12 can stay for free with existing bedding. The hotel contacted us about a week after we booked our reservation. Well for the room we booked, children actually means 1, and we are having to pay $80USD for a larger room that can accommodate 2 children.  We had quite a few interesting emails about the definition of child vs children. I was going to complain to Marriott, but what’s the point now.


When you travel often, its nice to book a refundable reservation and then not worry about it for a little but. Not sure if we will keep this reservation or not, but I am not going to worry about it for a few more months. Probably see some reviews on what the changes are as well.


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