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Reviewed 15 October 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights of our 2 week stay in the French Polynesia. 2 nights in Tahiti, 3 nightsIn moorea and 9 nights in Bora Bora. Stayed in the luxury overwater bungalows on all islands and it was amazing. The coral was outside your bungalow and a ton of colorful fish. Find was amazing. We also rented a car...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour "Rosiefromoakville" Thank you so much for sharing with us your appreciation of your stay. We are glad to see that your ATV tour was enjoyable and that you got to taste some of the local products. Hoping to have you among us again. Best regards from Moorea Olivier De Ronseray General Manager Sofitel Moorea Beach Resort

Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 11 October 2012

This is by far the best location and property on the island if you are looking for over water bungalows that are actually out in the ocean, not close to shore. The Hilton is the only other property that has bungalows that come out as well, but I didn't like the lay out of the common areas there. Moorea is...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour "SprVxn" Thank you so much for this extensive review. We are glad to see that overall you were satisfied with your room, the spa and other activities that you've done. And that's true, even if Moorea does not name any 5* property on the island we push ourselves to get as good and as close as one. Hopefully with...

Lake Tahoe
Reviewed 6 October 2012

LOCATION & ROOMS- My wife and I spent the past couple of weeks in Moorea and Bora Bora. We travel monthly to tropical locations so I have a lot to compare my visit with. The resort's location is great with the views of Tahiti, beautiful beach, and great reef. We stayed in both categories of the over water bungalos; both...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour "Jwallace0" I must say, I felt pretty bad about ourselves when I read your review and realize how far we were from your expectations. Costumer satisfaction remains our #1 goal, and to read yoru disappointement is a real failure to me. Your main concern in regards to our F&B were passed along to our Chef to ensure that quality...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 October 2012

We recently returned from a 3 island trip to French Polynesia and spent 4 nights at this hotel. We really enjoyed our stay at this resort. We stayed in a beach bungalow, it was spacious with a comfortable king size bed, nice bathroom with big shower. Few steps and you were right on the beach. The beach was the best...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour "awningsman" Thank you for your review. It is always a pleasure to read about guest satisfaction, and to see through your appreciation that our job was well done. Guest satisfaction is a major goal for us, and to make sure that each and every costumer got the best experience possible, is our main concern. Thank you again to have...

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 3 October 2012

We stayed at the hotel 1 week for our 4 week honeymoon around Polynesia and very much enjoyed our stay! We were on an overwater bungalow and loved it! There are so many fish in the lagoon just below your feet so that definitely is a wonderful plus on being overwater! I would advise on of the bungalows at the...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour "garotinha7" A quick note to thank you for posting your feedback about your stay among us It is true that bungalows at the end of the pontoon facing only the ocean over watched by the island of tahiti is a spectacular sight. And I'm glad you selected us to have this experience. Congratulation on your honeymoon. Hoping to have...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2012

My husband and I had our first holiday without children since our honeymoon 34 years ago and nothing could have been more magical. We stayed in a beach bungalow (not over the water). We even had a little deck/verandah at the front and we were only about 15 metres from waters edge. We worried about noise from the beach bar...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour "Marg C" What a sweet review you gave us, it is very nice of you, and your comments are really kind. I'm so glad and flattered that you decided to come to Sofitel Moorea to celebrate your 34 years anniversary, and congratulations on that. For us to know that you had the greatest vacation is the best recognition possible,...

London
Reviewed 1 October 2012

We stayed in a beach bungalow which was to the left of the reception, this is my first recommendation - avoid the right-hand side as you can't access the beach. Our bungalow 407 was extremely spacious with an outdoor shower however all beach bungalows appear to have a standard fit out. You must get B&B as a minimum as the...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour "Serinity06" Thank you to have posted your review and to have share your feedbacks of your experiences in Moorea. As you've seen, cost of food and beverage is very expensive on the island, and it needs to be understood that most of the merchandise has to be imported on the island. Local production and industries are not sufficient enough...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 September 2012

I travel 2-3x's a year and my husband and I traveled to Tahiti Sofitel, Moorea Sofitel, and Bora Bora Sofitel for our honeymoon. I must say Moorea was my favorite! We stayed in an overwater Bungalow at the end of the pontoon and the view was breathtaking! If the ocean, hillside, and skyline views weren't enough, there was a glass...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour "Chris T" Congratulations on your honeymoon. You make us feel so special by choosing to spend this very special moment at the Sofitel Moorea Beach Resort. We are glad to read that the facility were up to your expectations, and that you were to have this great feeling of privacy and intimacy. Thank you for all your great feedbacks,...

New York
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Lagoon view garden bungalow -- very nice! Wonderful staff. Jetski (suggested by the hotel) was the best activity. Lovely time... The BEST spa experience! I didn't want to get up after a 50 min massage. Food was not bad either. We went to a local restaurant recommended by the hotel staff, but we both got sick after eating there. I'd...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour "Travelover_12" Very sorry to read that you had the bad fortune to get sick after one of your meal on the island. Usually the quality of the food served in others restaurants is always consistent. Rest assured at the hotel all food safety protocoles are stricly followed to ensure the best quality to our guests Thank you to have...

Kanata
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Olivier De Ronseray, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort-- I see you monitor this site so I am making a request to you. We are due to arrive at your hotel on October 19th for a 4 night stay in a superior overwater bungalow. The booking has been made with Goway travel in the name of Stella...

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Dear Miss and Mister Eyres, Thank you so much for your email, and thank you to have chosen the Sofitel Ia Ora Beach Resort to celebrate 40th anniversary. We are very pleased to have you among us, and I'll do my best to make sure your stay here remains an unique memory. Please feel free to reach direclty on my...

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort is located on the North-East Coast of the island, just 5 minutes away from Temae airport, Vaiare ferries docks, the 18 holes international golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus®. This landmark hotel is built on the longest and most beautiful white sand beach of the island, within a protected marine area maintained by the CRIOBE®.From this hotel, guests have a unique panoramic view on the lagoon and the island of Tahiti. The hotel offers a wide range of accommodation with a total of 113 Luxury Bungalows located in the gardens, directly on the beach or over the water. Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora has the only Luxury Beach Bungalows on Moorea that have unobstructed views of the island of Tahiti, located directly on the beach. Historically, this hotel is the first of the island that built bungalows over the water. Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora has now the largest Luxury Overwater Bungalows in Moorea (83 sq. meters).Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora also features 1 Luxury Villa with 2 bedrooms (150 sq.meters). It has 2 bathrooms, 1 lounge, 1 deck and 1 outdoor jacuzzi®, with a direct access into the lagoon and panoramic views of the island of Tahiti.Dine in Polynesian authenticity at the Pure restaurant with outdoor terrace dining offering complimentary and traditional dance shows every night or choose the barefoot elegance of K restaurant, gourmet dining, feet in the sand experience, with a unique dance show.For light snacks and exotic cocktails or premium alcohols while admiring the view, try the Vue bar overlooking the infinity pool, the lagoon and Tahiti with weekly live concerts. For light snacks and exotic cocktails during a farniente day on the beach, only steps away from the lagoon, try the Beach bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort

Address: B.P. 28, Moorea, Maharepa 98728, French Polynesia
Region: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Moorea > Maharepa
Price Range: €295 - €417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 112
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