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Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa

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B.P. 198, Avatoru 98775, French Polynesia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed six nights in an OWB at Kia Ora. What bliss! Very well situated and appointed room facing the lagoon with reef for fine snorkeling right out our door. We loved the low key vibe, from the moment we were picked up at the airport and welcomed with juice and towels at the reception area. The staff wasted no... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second summer we have stayed at the Kia Ora. It is the best resort on Rangiroa. The resort grounds are absolutely beautiful and the over the water bungalows are neat, clean and well maintained. The restaurant and bar are also neat, clean and well maintain and the décor in the restaurant is quite nice. The staff is... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

went to Kia Ora for honeymoon. Great service since the welcome at the airport. the room is very big and had a private pool. lots of different activities if you are up to it. Blue Lagoon is a must. Food is very good and the view is amazing.

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Rio de Janeiro
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The hotel is very beautiful and comfortable! The jacuzzi in front of that wonderful lagoon was the best part!!! The massage was very good as well!! The blue lagoon tour was very nice! To make our stay even better they could renew some of the bikes (some are old and incompatible with the hotel category, I also think that they... More 

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san francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights at the Kia Ora in a beach bungalow in mid-May. It was the final 3 nights of a 16 day trip to French Polynesia. At this point in our trip, we’d realized that the price points in the region are very high, even with the strong dollar, and had learned to set expectations a little... More 

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Suffolk, UK
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights and the location is beautiful it is a shame that the service does not match this. It appears this is a hotel where people come and go, so stay a few days and move on and as such the staff do not seem to care. It felt like the hotel were short staffed as you... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The location of the bungalows is great, from the terrace you can swim directly to coral "patates". On the negative side, the interior of the bungalows is not as nice as other bungalows in Polynesia, while the price asked is among the highest. And this cannot only be justified by the location. Rangiroa is a great place to visit, but... More 

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Upper Bavaria, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This lovely Japanese owned boutique hotel spoiled us in every way. Right after landing we were picked up by the hotel. Our luggage was immediately taken care of. At the hotel we were greeted with juice and cold towels. It was early in the morning and our room wasn't ready yet. But they give you a transit room with air-con... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We came to Rangiroa in search of amazing scuba diving and we found it! We highly recommend Y AKA Plungee for scuba diving (see separate review). We booked through Pacific for Less and they were amazingly helpful in setting up all of the details of our trip especially the inter-island transfers (we also stayed at the st regis in bora... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Rangiroa ia a beautiful atoll with incredible water, and the Hotel Kia Ora is a lovely resort. The first time we stayed here was 24 years ago. Personally we liked the "more rustic" and casual atmosphere of years ago, but I will say they did a lovely job in upgrading this resort. Our room (a deluxe beachfront with a private... More 

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