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Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa

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B.P. 198, Avatoru 98775, French Polynesia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Rangiroa for a week of scuba diving and stayed at Kia Ora Resort and Spa. We chose a villa with a pool rather than overwater or beachfront. The AC worked very well and we had no issues with mosquitoes in the room. The pool was private but had shutters that could be opened to give a view of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located at the only sandy beach on Rangiroa and a short bicycle ride from Tiputa Pass, nearly everything was perfect about this hotel. The garden bungalows and private gardens are simply gorgeous. The breakfast buffet was very good included an ample variety of cuisines. The staff was the most solicitous I have encountered anywhere. I picked up an item in... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa for 3 nights (followed by a 3 night stay at Le Sauvage). We booked a package from pacificislands.com which included air (LAX-PPT-RGI) and hotel accommodations. We booked separate airfare from JFK-LAX for a total cost of ~ $7K USD for 2 people. Arrival - RGI is a tiny airport... More 

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Ventura, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a magical place. Very quiet. Beautiful surroundings. The Spa is amazing, Jeannine gave me the best massage I have had and I get massages regularly. Dive shop on site, which is great. Amazing diving. We will be back. Open air bar with sharks swimming by. A few things could be done better, like having one ice maker for... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This property is simply fantastic with breath taking views of the Rangiroa lagoon. Standing on the pool deck overlooking the area is just amazing. From he moment they met me at the airport on arrival (Xavier, Manager of Public Relations) to the final day at the resort, my stay at the Kia Ora hotel was awesome. The staff, the grounds,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We arrived at Kia Ora via small airplane from Bora Bora for a few days until we headed back to Papeete. Only a few minute ride from the tiny airport, Hotel Kia Ora has beautiful grounds. This is situated around the northeast side of the 80km long Rangiroa lagoon. The Pacific is on the main road side of the resort... More 

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Affoltern am Albis, Switzerland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
68 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a place you feel extremely close to paradise! Ranger itself is gorgeous but the resort adds a lot on top of it. We had a pool villa and half board in our arrangement and we can only recommend. You might chose for an overwater bungalow but we didn't. The whole resort is so well tended from garden to... More 

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NYC
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Beach bungalows were a cloud of mosquitoes! The eves of the units are open to the outside and it lets the nasty critters in. It's a real issue when you consider the Dengue Epidemic in the Islands. We moved to an overwater bungalow, but it cost us a fortune and the management said nothing! Snorkling was poor at the... More 

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Nantucket
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We have been to Kia Ora twice, and have a trip planned for 2015. Because we live in the northeast, we go every spring, a chancy proposition, as it can be rainy in French Polynesia. It doesn't matter at Kia Ora--there is plenty to do and a staff that goes out of its way to make your stay delightful. The... More 

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L.A.
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This was the perfect last stop of our honeymoon. Tremendous service, amazing lunches and dinners, and that beach! Oh what a beach. It is the best place in all of the French Polynesia to see tropical fish, with all the crystal clear waters. Though it is a resort, it is very private. You feel like the whole place is there... More 

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