Ratings based on 32 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby Thomas B. from Atlanta, GA
Underwhelmed.Posted Aug 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
Mediocre. Not just the hotel, but also Bora Bora when compared to other islands in FP. The hotel is definitely outdated and in major need of some TLC and renovations. Stayed at the Sofitel in Mo'orea and was a totally different experience all the way around. The staff was decent, but things got messed up on our trip and there was just less of a personal touch than expected of a hotel for that kind of price in that kind of location. The island: the major takeaway from our time in FP is that Bora Bora is definitely not worth the money you will pay for it. Aside from some good scuba and a couple of great restaurants (St James and Yacht Club), we were MASSIVELY underwhelmed with it when compared to the other places in FP went. Look elsewhere all the way around.
by Carl from Central Coast CA
This is not a Luxury Resort!Posted Jul 20, 2013
Pros: The view was amazing
Cons: They could improve the overall grounds of the resort. Most importantly the deck and railings. photo 2.JPG
Location: There is a small market just down the road that sells beer and soda for much less then the resort.
This Resort may have been amazing 20 years ago when it was built but it defiantly shows its age. The entire staff with the exception of one employee, Pipi, made us feel like they were doing us a favor by being there. The food at the resort was ok at best but very inconstant in its preparation.
for Couplesby ML from London
Terrible concierge / poor service and foodPosted Jun 26, 2013 on Hotels.com
Beautiful location, unfortunately spoiled by staff. It took over an hour to receive a room key. this is after forms had been filled out in advance on arrival at the airport. Reason - trying to sell each individual guest on additional services. Eventually the bar staff took pity on us and showed us a room. Additional conversations with concierge only served to enrage me. No help unless it was something she wanted. Felt like there was a kick back system going on. Food at the restaurant of this 5 star hotel fell well short of expectations and was no where near Sofitel's European standards.
Recommendedby Canadian Family from Toronto
Highly RecommendedPosted Jun 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
This is a wonderful hotel in Bora Bora, The staff and services are excellent and the site is very nice. Lots of activities and the eco tour is highly recommended.
for Couplesby Susan from California
One of the nicest resorts on Bora BoraPosted Jun 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
We enjoyed the hotel but especially the friendliness of the staff, beach front bungalow literally 10 steps to their beautiful private white sand beach, beach lounge chairs, free kayaks (amazing snorkeling 20 minutes of paddling from the hotel) and fairly close location to the best beach on the island...Matira Beach.
for Couplesby Emily from Los Angeles, CA, USA
Nice hotel along the main island beach.Posted May 24, 2013
Cons: Hair blow dryer is manual and Mini Refrigerator needs to be cooler.
Location: This hotel is near local people's residences, mini market, restaurants, electric bike and bicycle rental shop, other hotels, and a lot of trees.
I enjoy staying here because it's along the beach and it have bungalows. The staff can speak English, French, and Tahitian.
for Couplesby Nick from Santiago, Chile
Great for honeymooners and anniversariesPosted May 2, 2013
Pros: The bungalow half over the water, and the ability to kayak to the private island, from which Bora Bora looks spectacular, and the fish are everywhere.
Cons: The electricity lighting in the entire hotel was extremely poor. The local music is cute for a few days, but you get sick of it after that.
Location: We liked the Sofitel Moorea better than the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach, but the latter may be better priced depending on the season.
Expedia was able to obtain an excellent package for a two-week dream vacation for my wife and me. We booked a bungalow that is half over the water and were able to obtain almost the same perks as the ones fully over the water at a significant discount. We ate a buffet breakfast and had dinner at the hotel's Latitude restaurant every day. The buffet breakfast was good. Dinner had a relatively small selection (after two weeks, we knew the menu by heart) but some of the dishes were cooked very well (the lamb chops and the parrot fish in particular). We were disappointed with the fact that there were few fish in the Sofitel Mara Mara Beach hotel, but we took the kayak to the private island several times, and there we ran into everything we were looking for. Back at the hotel, we did see two stingrays at night swim by our bungalow and a huge parrot fish! We spent most of our days in the deck of the bungalow, from which we would plunge into the warm, turquoise waters, swim, and otherwise read a lot. We had the pleasure of being there at a time with very little occupancy, and the private terrace was great in terms of privacy. The staff was very friendly. Karine (reception desk) was the best!
for Everyoneby Deb from Sydney NSW, Australia
Sofitel Does Not DisappointPosted Apr 25, 2013
Pros: The staff were terrific.
Cons: We were not sure about the breakfast arrangements. We thought we were getting through the French barrier but were surprised each morning.
Location: Location is on the lagoon a short ride from the main village.
We enjoyed our three night stay and found the hotel comfortable and caring. Visiters need to be aware that transfer from the airport to the hotel is free if you board the quality ferry services to the main village with the hotel being reached by a short taxi ride. The hotel boat is good but at $80 return expensive.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from bora bora
Posted Apr 9, 2013 on Hotels.com
excellent , but the air conditioning system is old and noisy
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Posted Mar 17, 2013 on Hotels.com