Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviews of Tahiti Village
Las Vegas, Nevada
We are owners at Tahiti Village. We spent a week in a Bora Bora one bedroom and one bath, overlooking the lazy river and the Strip Skyline. Between the resort and the lights of the strip is McCarran Airport. The activity is not a nuisance, rather an enjoyment of all the activity. The flights are non-existence at night.
We enjoyed the updating of the lobby area and the great color scheme. The addition of the new restaurant and bar in the lobby area proves to have been a nice choice, much more convenient. Updating is scheduled to begin in 2015 starting with tower one. We understand new furnishings and carpets will be added. While on property Eddie in the Exchange Department offered two different classes to assist owners with news at Tahiti Village and using exchanges in the timeshare world. He did a fine job.
Our stay was very enjoyable and our unit was very comfortable. The kitchen was well supplied with stove, oven, microwave and full size refrigerator. Sleep comfort was perfect. We enjoyed having two climate controls, one for the living area and the other for the bedroom.
Weather was cool for the week in the mid to low 50’s. The pool and lazy river were nicely heated and many guests enjoyed the water activities.
First of all, I wish I could give this place 3.5 Stars in lieu of 4. Just return from here 06/13 to 06/20/09. Be aware that during the time of our stay Consolidated resorts laid off 900 sales staff members and any expansion of this property is on hold until market conditions improve. How will this affect the level of service from this point forward I am not sure. It did cut down on the volume of people doing the presentations that others have complained about so, in that sense, an improvement was noticed.
The resort is nice, the room was clean, our 9 and 5 yr old loved the lazy river. It just seemd to be a bit of a mob scene. But I guess thats Vegas in general.
One other person noted the lack of internet service which I was fine with because I just use my phone for that. What got me was the 20th century room charge system. It is not computerized at all. First you have to give a $300 deposit to be able to room charge. And then it's done the old fashion way whereby they fill out a 3 part slip of paper by hand and then you sign. No place on the form to leave a tip either.Plus you have to carry this hand filled out card and a photo ID to do the room charge. HASSLE... For me this sucked. I never take cash or credit/debit cards to the pool area. But here it's practically a must. I think it's killing their sales too. You have to make it easy for people to spend thier money or the won't. There are no servers and the poolside food selection is minimul but reasonably priced.
I don't do any grilling while on holiday but did notice that the grilling area (5 grills) was almost always busy from lunch time through 8-9 pm. They are cleaned daily.
The shuttle service to and from the strip was very reliable and often the buses are beyond full. But it's FREE.
The pool / lazy river are clean and loaded with chlorine. Given the volume of people in them and the fact that chlorine burns off quickly in hot sunny areas it's probably required.
Next trip to Vegas I will probably just stay in a Hotel. Heck you can get a room a the Trump or Paris for around a $100 a night this time of year.
We spent a week at Tahiti Village during the 3rd week in Sept 08. We absolutely loved it ! Beautiful pool, grounds and rooms. The Bora Bora room is very spacious. Our guest found the sleep out sofa to be very comfortable.
Unfortunately, the lazy river was not yet completed due to construction delays. The time was very relaxing. Continental breakfast in the morning or across the driveway for Denny's. Be careful, fancy pool side drinks were very expensive, but you got to keep the glass. Enjoyed the pool aerobics classes. It would be nice if they had some music playing on the grounds.
Spent the entire time there without a car. Utilized the shuttle service at every chance. Keep in mind that the shuttle only runs until 11pm during the week and 1 am on the weekends, after that it is usually a taxi ride that cost an avg of $20 from the strip.
The staff is very friendly but not totally informative regarding the local bus services or restaurants and deals in the area. Looking forward to our next trip where we expect more construction to be completed.
Just got back on the redeye from NJ and wanted to tell everyone we had a wonderful time at the resort. Resort is on Las Vegas Blvd but just south of the hubbub. We enjoyed having our own car but shuttles are available. Enjoyed the fact that no casino on property so was more family oriented. Don't have to walk through a casino to enjoy the amenities. when we wanted to gamble or go to shows, just a minor trip by car or shuttle. Reccomend when travelling to take roads parallel to Las Vegas Blvd as Rte. 15 or adjacent roads for expediency. Would go back only disappointed in that left a phone charger and was charged to ship back to me, but was handled efficiently.
Save your money and book through Expedia it can be as cheap/cheaper and maybe you will see your unit. I would check more recent posts for this resort, to see if any changes.
Be wary...Tahiti Village front desk tried to pull the 9.99 internet charge scam posted by others here too, but they reversed it BASED UPON MY INSISTENCE SEEING THE MANAGER. AND I HAD PLENTY OF TIME SINCE I GOT KICKED OUT MID-WEEK through a booking snafu...
I paid in full in May 2007 for a September 2007 TAHITI VILLAGE resort will NOT confirm an owner even with a lease proving I am a renter. Apparently this OWNER scammed another couple..took money for an October rental and reneged. The owner never refunded the missing portion of my money. Supposed to have been done first week in September. I HAD to pay to rent another place. Owner kept telling me the check is in the mail. I'm not the only victim. She took money from others for Tahiti Village a week in October and that never got booked either. Owner blames Tahiti Village. I am skeptical.
Make sure you get confirmation from the place you rent. What a nightmare. My OTHER reservation at Redweek.com was seamless and I quickly got Jockey Club e-mail confirmation.
Be wary renting form an owner. I liked Tahiti Village but Tahiti Village would not lift a finger to even ascertain the owner was legitimate. Even after renting all I had was a confirmation number which I was supposed to take to the front desk on the day of check-in. That was SCARY.
With Jockey Club, I could call the resort and they verified my stay in advance.
Low rating, one star was because I paid six months in advance. Yet I did have the unit for the week. Tahiti Village overbooked the expensive days. I was dropped /notified at the last minute, and was STILL charged for a full week and am having great difficulty getting the refund promised.
Bottom line: Loved the resort. Tahiti Village only had four of the seven days. Thus we lost a day moving. I DID not get groceries, etc. SINCE WE WERE LEAVING. Thus, this COMPLETELY CHANGED AND ruined A VERY WELL PLANNED WONDERFUL VACATION. I RESENT MY LOST TIME AND THE LAST MINUTE HASSLE and additional expense to find something else. TAHITI MANAGEMENT DID NOT ONE THING TO HELP. Owner still owes me money and doesn't respond.
My other September rental via Redweek went through no problem..in just a few minutes I had a contract.
Be sure to use the escrow service...and if you pay by Mastercard, do not pay more than 120 days in advance and file in writing if merchandise is not received within 120 days. I spent hours fighting Bank of America, Paypal and Mastercard (and the landlord) to get refund. I got my refund..because I had filed within the 120 days... and complained to a Govt agency. Bank of America says PayPal is not liable since they are only a third party. If not, YOU can sign up for collection agency and they will ruin the landlord's credit by filing with the three credit bureaus. This stays on their record for seven years whether they pay or not. I am a Certified Fraud Examiner. I thought by paying with both PayPal and credit card I was covered. PayPal just takes money. I am documenting this so you can learn from my situation. DO NOT PAY IN ADVANCE.
REDWEEK did pull this owner as a service to the rest of you.. They did say the lazy river will not be done until phase II August 2008. Was looking forward to it.
I would recommend the Hyatt Plantation to anyone. AWESOME.
About the Tahiti Village resort: I really liked this resort. I wish I had it for the full week. The sand pool entrance was fabulous. Was very close to airport / highways. Nice amenities. Great price. Enjoyed the option of a few trips. The guests really enjoyed Red Rock trip for $2, (not sure of any additional admission fee).
The door on the shower stuck but all else worked fine.
We had Bora Bora. Nice unit, faced empty lot. Patio was dirty, but overall unit was wonderful. With two temperature controls for unit, so the bedroom could be cooler.
One shuttle was broken so only ran on the hour. We did not use, but the shuttle is a great feature.
They no longer allow food or beverages at the pool (posted notice) but we took in drinks no problem.
Breakfast is upstairs at Tahiti Joes. Lots of juices, coffee/ rolls and muffins the one day we tried it.
Parking was not a problem. They have stickers, most is car port/covered. Extra parking for guests in vacant lot (until built). Another resort going in next door..so the view of the mountains/strip may be history.
I would not hesitate to stay again this year with the caveat to buy from Expedia, and only if I did not mind the resort cancelling the last minute and wanting to hassle them for the $9.99 internet scam AND DELAY TO GET IT REMOVED. Check your account early. (they charge you even if you do not use and like other posters we were not there when this access allegedly occurred).
FIRST TIME USER. LOVED THE POOL AREA.TOOK DRINKS IN WITH MY BREAKFAST MUFFINS. TOO BAD THE DRINK SHACK IN THE POOL AREA WAS CLOSED TWO WEEKS BEFORE WE GOT THERE. BIG FLUFFY TOWELS AVAILABLE.
DIDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH CHECKING IN.OPEN 24 HOURS. VERY HELPFUL.
COULDN'T GET GROCERIES BECAUSE WE DIDN'T GET UP EARLY IN THE MORNING TO DO IT.DENNY'S WAS AWESOME AND TAHITI JOES HAD GREAT PORK RIBS. HIGHLY RECOMMEND TAHITI JOES.THE LITTLE STORE WAS EXPENSIVE BUT WE USED IT TWICE.
THE ROOM WAS CLEAN,SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE. WE UP- GRADED TO BORA-BORA....CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK.
FOUND THE BARBEQUE AREA LATE IN OUR STAY. THAT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE A LOVELY PLACE TO PARTY AND COOK OUT. THE NEXT TIME.
USED THE SHUTTLE SERVICE A GREAT DEAL. TRAVELED TO A SHOW ON THE STRIP...GEORGE WALLACE...WONDERFUL SHOW. HES WORTH IT.
THE DOORS TO THE POOL WERE HARD TO GET INTO WITH THE ROOM CARD. TAHITI VILLAGE HAD TO GET SOMEONE TO FIX THE DOORS TWICE THAT WEEK WE WERE THEIR BUT THE POOL ARE WAS FABULOUS. CAN'T WAIT FOR IT TO GET COMPLETELY FINISHED...THANKS TAHITI VILLAGE FOR A WONDERFUL STAY.
BY THE WAY...ELVIS-A RAMA was closed when we were there in Oct of 07...had been for a long time.
CLEAN!! OUr unit was like new! Everything was so updated. I loved the pool and the plasma TV. I'v been to Vegas and stayed on the strip , but this was awesome, because laying by the pool I felt like I was on a beach somewhere else!
In response to posting by Boxtop:
The assault did not take place at Tahiti Village which is located at 7200 Las Vegas Blvd. The assault occured at the Tahiti Vacation Club which is located on Tropicana Avenue, a few miles from Tahiti Village. Our prayers are with the victims and their family.
In May a registered couple at this Resort were walking from the parking lot to the entrance and were assaulted; the male killed, female hospitalized. Insufficient security at Tahiti Village on E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV~!
One of the nicest 2 bedroom units you'll find anywhere. I'm an owner of Marriott resorts in Hawaii & Palm Desert and can honestly say that these accomodations are superior. Some of the extras included an exceptionally large flat screen tv in the master suite, a jetted tub & separate steam shower. All of the rooms were very spacious. The lockoff had it's own sitting area. There were 4 tv's in the unit. The kitchen was well equipped with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.
The timeshare sales people were plentiful but didn't bother us.
This was a great location close enough to the strip but not surrounded by casinos. Minutes from the airport and at the junctiion of two freeways.
Our first night we headed up to Tahiti Joes for dinner and had a great dinner. Even the new Denny's was pleasant.
You won't be dissapointed.
Tahiti Village is a wonderful resort. Once all construction is done it will offer, a swim up bar in one of the many pools it will have. There will also be an outdoor/pool restaurant, plus other onsight restaurants which include Dennys , Tahiti Joe open 24 hrs. I belive another restaurants will follow. A Lazy river pool and a amazing 2 story Gym/Spa by the pool.
Complimentary Shuttle buses to strip..Beautiful and huge mutiplex building 2 blocks away with 1050 retails shops and restaurants which will open this Nov/Dec 2007. Resort is 8 blocks from the Mandalay Bay Hotel and 7 min drive to airport. Units are decorated very nice. Staff very courteous and willing to help. Resort is in a wonderful location with a beautiful view of the strip. Also, 4 blocks away the opposite direction of the strip you will find the Las Vegas Outlet Center. When it is all completed it will be a 6 star Resort. Complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning for owners and there guest from 8am-1000am. This is a very nice gesture. If you have a laptop internet service cost 10.00 for a 24 hr period. This is standard like any other hotel. Cable for computer internet available at front desk.
Sales representative do not bother any guest staying on the property .They have there own area where they conduct business. Owners have an owners update meeting during there visit to find out new and future developements that will be occuring at Tahiti Village.
Also, Universal bought land to build in Vegas . Anything Universal builds is always wonderful.. The future of this resort will be amazing
I travel constantly because of my job at American Airlines. I bought a 2 bedroom unit at Tahiti Village. Tahiti Village and Harborside at Atlantis which is located in Paradise Island , Bahamas are the nicest timeshares I have seen . Both properties Units, the ameneties on property, plus the activities in its surrounding area are hard to find else where.
Why stay in a Hotel and its 4 walls, when you can have the comfort of home in a beautiful and lively city like Las Vegas.
Got Back 7 April from second trip to Tahiti Village. The resort is on South las Vegas Blvd. Two miles south of Mandalay Bay. There is a shutttle every half hour to three sections of the "Strip." Although located close to the airport, plane noise was not noticed in our room, nor could we hear neighbors in adjoining rooms. Naturally you could hear the planes in the pool area.
There are now two resturants on site in a separate building. a Dennys, we didn't go there, which is open 24 hours. And Tahiti Joe's, a nice resturant on the second floor. We spent some time at the bar as well as ate several meals there. The food was good to excellent, and prices were very reasonable.
The pool is a large pool for vegas. As additional sections are completed there will be additional pools added, with a lazy river joining them. There were as many children as adults (if not more). Mornings before 10 and evenings after 4 it was easy to get a loung or chair. From 10 - 4 they were usually taken.
The sales people don't bother guests that are staying at the hotel. You will be asked after check-in if you want to attend an owners update. The owners update is a sales pitch, there are gifts for attending, and it WILL take 3 hours (including shuttle time).
Keep in mind, this is a very new resort. There are still a few issues that may crop up. As the resort matures, I believe it will be exceptional.
If you have any specific questions you would like answered, I'll try.
A friend of mine is an owner at this timeshare and I stayed with her last weekend. The room was very nice. I loved the steam in the shower. Our room was facing south which was basically a construction site and very noisy during the day. Parking was a problem late at night. We ended up parking way back in the parking lot behind the buildings. It was pretty dark to get to the doors. Hopefully, when the construction is complete the parking problem will be corrected.
Technically, this time share is on the Strip but keep in mind it's several miles south of the Mandalay Bay. It is easy to get to the airport though.
The pool area wasn't anything special. The work out room was pretty minimal too but I don't know how many people actually come to Vegas and work out. Not ME!
The resort was crawling with the timeshare salespeople but they left me alone when they found out my husband wasn't with me.
We wanted to print out our boarding passes for our flight and had to pay to use the internet/computer in the lobby. Maybe that's the norm for timeshares but certainly isn't the norm in hotels any more.
We loved the resort! The pool is awesome, the hot tub is nice and hot, the facilities are gorgeous with easy parking near the rooms, and they have a nice little store for groceries. I can't wait to visit Tahiti Village again!
This is a beautiful facility and once the construction is completed with the inclusion of a restaurant, it will be a state of the arts timeshare like non-other. I love the location on the Las Vegas strip less than 10 minutes from the LV Airport.
Very impressed with the quality of the construction and service. Unfortunately the on-site restaurant isn't scheduled to open until early 1/07.
I stayed as a guest at the new Tahiti Village. Although the pool wasn't finished, the resort offered other options, which was great! The resort is beautiful and once finished, it will be magnificent. My husband and I really enjoyed staying there. They gave us a "welcome basket" full of goodies as well as continental breakfast every morning. Some mornings, they offered waffles! A great place to stay. If you can become an owner, it will be well worth it!