Ratings based on 81 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by JDfrom Vancouver

A week in paradise

Posted May 21, 2014 on Hotels.com
My husband and I just spent a week at the Sofitel la Ora and are now in Bora Bora. I can honestly say I much prefer Moorea and could stay at the Sofitel forever! Moorea feels less touristy, more relaxed and rich in culture. It's such a wild beautiful island that remains largely untouched. The bungalows at the Sofitel are beautiful and well maintained. We stayed in a luxury garden bungalow to the left of the restaurants and activities buildings. All the bungalows in this area are well situated with lagoon views, unobstructed by the overwater bungalows. The sun rises on this side of the island and it's beautiful to watch the colours shift from the comfort of your bungalow or the beach just a few steps away. They may be a bit of a walk from the main buildings and the parking lot, if mobility is an issue for you. The beach is fantastic! The snorkeling is amazing! The hotel has a reef stimulation program that is thriving around the overwater bungalows. We rented a car from Avis as it's difficult to get around on your own otherwise. Our only complaints are the service inconsistency and terrible wifi. Suzanne at reception was fantastic! Restaurant service was bordering on terrible. Bar service was slow but very friendly. Food was decent. Wifi is incredibly slow. Don't expect to do anything other than sending emails from a smart phone/tablet. Laptops seem to have a better reception. Works best near the pool/bar. But who really needs wifi in paradise anyway?! I would return to the Sofitel la Ora in a heartbeat, I'll just eat elsewhere.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 6, 2014 by didier, Hotel Management
Dear Madam, Dear Sir, We thank you for your nice comments which will be shared with all the team and are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Please, feel free to contact us for any request. Best regards, Mr Olivier de Ronseray Area General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

The Ultimate in Relaxation

Posted May 21, 2014 on Hotels.com
The Sofitel Moorea Beach Resort is truly a world class relaxation destination. Situated on what is arguably the best beach on Moorea, all of the units are bungalows (other resorts are a combination of traditional buildings with some bungalows). The Sofitel Bungalows are divided into completely over-water units, beach front units and garden units. Most of the garden units face the ocean and aren’t that far away from the water but may be obscured by another unit in front of it. Ours was a beach front model and I laid in bed and looked out at the waves and views across to Tahiti for six days. Very peaceful. It seems that honeymooners make up the biggest group of guests with a few families. The remainder of the guests are 40+ couples. It is very quiet, laid back and low keyed with a world-wide population. French is the universal language throughout the islands.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 6, 2014 by didier, Hotel Management
Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Your nice comments will be shared with all the Team and we are pleased your stay with us was enjoyable. Our priority is the satisafction of our guest and we remain at your disposal for any inquiries. Best regards, Mr Olivier de Ronseray Area General Manager
3 out of 5
Recommended
by ajebfrom uk

Lovely hotel, great location, surly staff and some

Posted May 19, 2014 on Hotels.com
The hotel is fab - everything you would expect from a luxury hotel in terms of setting facilities etc, however whilst 50% of the staff seemed fun and relaxed and friendly the other 50% were downright surly. The wifi at the hotel is almost a waste of time in terms of accessibility and speed and ease of use - to add insult to injury - AFTER PAYING $600 A NIGHT FOR THE HOTEL THEY CHARGE YOU FOR IT. They have another downright cheap rude policy which is that they make you pay for the Nespresso capsules used for the coffee machine UNBELIEVABLE - these issues tarnished for us what should have been a great week - the good news for the management is they're pretty easy to fix if you have the leadership?
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 6, 2014 by didier, Hotel Management
Dear Madam, Dear Sir, First of all, we would like to thank you for having taken the time to write your comments regarding your stay in our hotel and please, accept our apologies regading the issues you encountered. The connection is very slow and we are working on it by adding more cables with a second cservice provider and we hope it will be effective very soon. We have tea and coffee facilities in all our bungalows which are free of charge and we add a nespresso machine in some of our rooms for which we pay for to the company who installed it. Please, do not consider these explantion as excuses and again, please accept our apologies . We also assure you we take good note to all your comments which will help us to inprove the quality of our services. Best regards, Mr Olvier de Ronseray Area General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Kimfrom Japan

beautiful stay

Posted May 3, 2014 on Hotels.com
I enjoyed the OTW bungalow (luxury choice), its deck (lounge chairs on the deck), the view from the deck (overlooked the bay), the ability to snorkel from the deck and see AMAZING sea life (clams, a wide variety of fish), and colorful coral. The snorkel equipment was free for the duration of my stay. I highly recommend the boat tour ($99) because you get to swim with stingrays and sharks, and see spinner dolphins. The boat captain and assistant were great guides for the tour.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 6, 2014 by didier, Hotel Management
Dear Madam, Dear Sir, We thank you for your nice comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Again, thank you and please feel free to contract us for any enquiries. Best regards, Mr Olivier de Ronseray Area General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Tbruinfrom Utah, USA

Definitely Glad We Stayed At a Resort

Posted Apr 13, 2014 on Hotels.com
The Sofitel Resort has beautiful grounds, an amazing beach and lagoon area to snorkel in and the bungalows are very clean and nice. We stayed in a garden bungalow and it was perfect. The staff was friendly and helpful. Room service was excellent and fast. The food we ate at the Pure restaurant was very good. We liked the help booking our two excursions for the ATV and jet ski tours. They picked us up and dropped us off at the resort. It's pretty close to the Ferry port and the Champion grocery store. The other resorts were quite a bit further away. They let us store our luggage and change clothes since we got there early. That was helpful. There is only one thing that was bothersome, and that was having to pay for the wifi, which might not have even been so bad if it was decent wifi, but I wasted a lot of time trying to connect. Everything else about the resort was wonderful and we would definitely go there again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 6, 2014 by didier, Hotel Management
Dear Madam, Dear Sir, We thank you for your nice comments and are also delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We are also sorry about the bad connection of the wifi and we are working on it in order to avoid this problem in the future. Again, we thank you and feel free to contac us for any demand. Best regards, Mr Olivier de Ronseray Area General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Lovely hotel pricey for what you got,

Posted Apr 9, 2014 on Hotels.com
The overwater bungalows were cool, but the overall maintenance of the resort and the prices of both the rooms and amenities were expensive.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 6, 2014 by didier, Hotel Management
Dear Madam, Dear Sir, We thank you for having taken the time to write your comments regardin your stay in our hotel and we assure you we take good note as it will help us to improve the quality of our services. We remain at your disposal for any request. Best regards, Mr Olvier de Ronseray Area General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Bonnyefrom Jacksonville , Fl

Will return

Posted Apr 2, 2014 on Hotels.com
We loved it there. Had the best snorkeling we've ever had. Even better than Great Barrier Reef and it was just off our own private dock. Had a wonderful dinner at K and Pure. Hostess at Pure had attitude and would not seat us at table outside that was never used the whole night! The location is great and not far from the ferry.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 27, 2014 by didier, Hotel Management
Dear Madam, Dear Sir, We thank you for having taken the time to write your comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your vacation. We alo would like to address to you our apologiesabout the behavior of our employees and we assure we took good note as it will help us to improve the quality of our services. Again, we thank you . Best regards, Mr Olivier de Ronseray Area General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Ron T.from New York, NY

Posted Mar 31, 2014 on Hotels.com
Outstanding service from a wonderful friendly staff. Great property and accommodations.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 27, 2014 by didier, Hotel Management
Dear Madam, Dear Sir, First of all, please accept our sincerest thanks regarding your comments and we are delighted your stay was enjoyable. Best regards, Mr Olivier de Ronseray Area General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Love2Travelfrom CT, USA

Great Hotel, would strongly recommend !

Posted Mar 23, 2014
Pros: Simply put, we loved everything about this hotel
Cons: Just the cost to dine at the resort, but I'm sure this is true of all the resorts on the island.
Location: We had a rental car for 5 days, so we traveled all around the island. Next time, I would rent for three of the five days.
OWB was amazing, spent hours just relaxing in a beautiful room and out on the deck with amazing views. Beach was gorgeous, the stay was very peaceful and relaxing, the staff was wonderful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 25, 2014 by didier, Hotel Management
Dear Madam, Dear Sir, We are pleased you enjoyed your stay during your vacation and we thank you for having taken the time to write it. Our priority is the satisfaction of our customers and your comments will be shared with all the team. Again, we thank you. Best regards, Mr Olivier de Ronseray Area General Manager
1 out of 5
by Rude stafffrom orange county

Staff were so rude...GM Olivier not attentive

Posted Mar 21, 2014
Staff such as Leo was extremely rude, and not accommodating to honeymoon guests at all. We feel like everytime we ask for help we are inconviening the staff. Why are you working at a 5-star luxury hotel if not to give 5-star customer service? So upset, ruined our whole entire honeymoon!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 26, 2014 by didier, Hotel Management
Dear Madam, Dear Sir, First of all, please accept our apologies for the delay of our response. I am really sorry your stay with us wasn't as you expected and please, accept my deepest apologies for the issue yyou encountered during your stay with us. None explanation will excuse it and I thank you for having taken the time to let us know. Again, please accept my sincerest apologies. Best regards, Mr Olivier de Ronseray Area General Manager