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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2012

I had a wonderful visit at Sofitel Moorea. The resort is gorgeous, staff very nice and the ocean is amazing. Crystal clear water and we could even see whales breaching from the beach. If you are looking to buy pearls as a special souvenir from French Polynesia, there is an amazing pearl shop in the hotel (Pearl Romance). I searched...

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

Bonjour "Robin S" What else can I say but thank you. We just love to read great review such as the one you posted. So thank you again to have taken the time to share your experience. I have to agree, the whales experience is absolutely incredible. When you were here, you had the chance to see them from the...

LaGrange, Georgia
Reviewed 6 September 2012

Had a great time! Everything you could dream of was there and perfect! The breakfast was always great and the room service was too. We could just pick up the phone and call the main desk and plan our whole day if we wants to. Planed car rides, ATV rides, dinners, shows, anything you could want. Also if you are...

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

Bonjour "Samantha D" Thank you so much for the great feedbacks you have posted. Costumer satisfaction is our #1 goal, and to see that you qualify your stay of "perfect" is the absolute best appreciation we can get from our guest Thank you again Hoping to have you again among us in one of our property worldwide. Best regards Olivier...

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 3 September 2012

We had an amazing stay at this resort. The bungalows are gorgeous, ocean view is breathtaking, and the staff was so warm and accommodating. The room service menu was just okay, however the breakfast buffet on the deck was delicious(Fresh fruit, pastries, and egg station). The resort also offered free snorkel gear for the whole stay, and flower leis on...

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

Bonjour "Rach P" So Honolulu is not enough of an island for you that you had to come all the way to Moorea, to take a break from Hawaii ?? :) We are glad you did, it was a pleasure having you among us. And we are very glad to read that your stay was memorable. I guess we'll see...

guadeloupe FWI
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Everything was great, we spent a wonderful honeymoon there! Pretty nice breakfast , food top notch, very spacious bungalow, exactly as shown in the brochure, diving vas truely amazing, staff was perfect, couldn't say enough!

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

Bonjour "Celine 971" This is a very very nice review you just gave us. Thank you so much to have share those comments, it make us feel so proud when we read such appreciation from our guest Thank you again, and hoping to be your host again in one of our luxury address worldwide Best regards from Moorea Olivier De...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 25 August 2012

This is the best resort in Moorea. The grounds and rooms are amazing. Good snorkeling in front of the resort. The service and food was very good. we stayed at the beach front luxury bungalows and they were great. Service and communications were great. I was in touch with the Concierge and the front office manager prior to the trip....

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

Bonjour "Milo911MD" Excellent observation about the orientation of the bungalows. Being on this side of the island give exceptional sun rise with exceptional light and colors early in the morning. The downside being that sundown is happening early in the evening and as soon as the sun passed behind the mountain, we are in the its shadow. We are so...

Salzburg, Austria
Reviewed 16 August 2012

The plant is beautiful. The beach is also very nice - but you need swim shoes. The garden bungalow was very nice and spacious. the terrace overlooking the sea was very nice. The food was excellent and the evening shows were nice. die anlage ist wunderschön. der strand ist auch sehr schön - man benötigt jedoch schwimmschuhe. der gartenbungalow war...

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

Bonjour "Alexandra K" A quick note to thank you for your short but excellent review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your time while among us in Moorea Please come back visit us again Best regards Olivier De Ronseray General Manager Sofitel Moorea Beach Resort

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Reviewed 8 August 2012

I thought this Hotel was Beautiful! we had a water Bungalow with a section of glass floor to see the fish swim by! the bed was huge, the bathroom gorgeous! the pool & beach were stunning. we only stayed 1 night & I do recommend renting a car if you are staying awhile, as the hotel is not close to...

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

Bonjour "Beachblondegirl" A quick email to thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your bungalow, and your stay. Actually, the first town close to the hotel is name Maharepa and is about 10 min away from the hotel. And the main grocery store is also not more than 10 min far in the other direction. But you...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 August 2012

We had an over the water bungalow...what more can I say? AMAZING! the bungalow was perfect, great "room" coffee even,the bathroom great ,super shower ! the water under us is chrystal clear, we snorkeled right off our own deck the corals and fish are fabulous. the glass bottom section in the bungalow floor is awesome. At night walking back from...

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

Bonjour Madame, Bonjour Monsieur, A quick note to thank you for the excellent review that you posted about your stay and also in regards of teh quality of the bungalows. It is true that French Polynesia and the lagoon of Moorea do offer exceptional water, and we are glad to see that you enjoy it. Hoping to see you again...

Boston, MA
Reviewed 1 August 2012

We stayed at the Sofitel Moorea for 4 nights in July as part of our honeymoon in French Polynesia. Overall the stay was very good. We were treated to a drink and a lei at check-in and were delighted to learn our room was ready even though it was only 1:30PM. We were put in a premium Garden Bungalow and...

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

Bonjour Madame, Bonjour Monsieur, Thank you so much for the complete and detailed review. We just love to read guest's feedbacks, and for you to have taken the time to post such great comments in regard of your stay and experience, show us great appreciation and consideration. We are so pleased to see that your vacations among us was up...

Reviewed 31 July 2012

Our over water bungalow at the end of the pontoon was perfect. Unlike at many other resorts here the water is shallow, calm, clear and full of marine life, right off your swim deck. I snorkled every morning before breakfast and it was fabulous. Rooms were well appointed, and there were nice extra touches like friut delivered to our room...

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

Bonjour Madame, Bonjour Monsieur, We are so glad to read that your honeymoon trip went according to your expectations. We know how important this special vacations are for newly married couples, and we are glad to see that we did bring our contribution to make it even better. Thank you so much to have shared your feedbacks, and thank you...

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  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: €287 - €444 (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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Sofitel Moorea Beach Resort
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