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Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa

4.5 of 5 B.P. 198, Avatoru 98775, French Polynesia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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La Verne, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We had just left Bora Bora and its beauty before arriving on Rangiroa and the Kia Ora Resort. We were heartbroken to leave Bora Bora as it is incredibly beautiful. That heart break faded away immediately upon arriving at the Kia Ora resort. To our surprise, it was even MORE beautiful than Bora Bora (we stayed at the Le Meridien... More 

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11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had stayed in good hotels elsewhere in French Polynesia, and did not quite know what to expect in this remote atoll. We were pleasantly surprised with the Kia Ora hotel and its quality. All the way from the Rangiroa airport to the hotel and back we were so nicely and professionally taken care of. The atoll was a special... More 

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58 hotel reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was our third time here....and I'm an old lady now. Our first two times were very nice, but I had expected that my memory of the place was better than the actuality. How foolish of me.....we were absolutely blown away by the experience. Kia Ora is better than ever. [small note: The resort is privately owned by a Japanese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have been blessed to be able to travel to many remote locations for my scuba diving passion. Rangiroa is the 2nd largest atoll in the world and the visit is like falling off the face of the planet. Absolutely a must for anyone who loves the ocean and wants to escape humanity. For such a remote location, the hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

After reading some of the mediocre reviews of this resort, we were somewhat worried (i.e., bad food, staff had trouble communicating with guests). But, we decided to give the resort a chance, and it turned out to be great! Here's the skinny: - The grounds were gorgeous. The decor was modern and cool. We had the suite with private plunge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My husband and I spent 5 weeks traveling around Japan and the South Pacific for our 32nd wedding anniversary. Our 3 nights at Kia Ora was at the end of our trip and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Pros: It is in a beautiful coconut groove, in a quiet secluded area, very romantic..... The staff is all very helpful,... More 

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was our second trip to FP and rather than go to Bora we went to Rangi. Having stayed at the Moorea Pearl, which we thought was pretty good, the Kia Ora was so much better in many ways. We had a beach bungalow with a jaccuzi on the deck, easy snorkeling in front of it. The number, variety and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Kia Ora in the Deluxe Beach suite with the private pool for four nights. This was the second stop after Bora Bora Hilton (another review), and by far the best of the two locations and hotels. The room: Is large, clean, the bed was very comfortable (I didn't get the lumpy bed that... More 

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Address: B.P. 198, Avatoru 98775, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Tuamotu Archipelago > Rangiroa > Avatoru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Hotel Kia Ora Rangiroa
Hotel Kia Ora Resort And Spa
Kia Ora Rangiroa
Kia Ora Hotel
Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa French Polynesia/Avatoru

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