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Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   BP 6, Nunue, 98730, French Polynesia
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Ranked #14 of 18 hotels in Bora Bora
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Softifel Marara is a fantastic, decent sized property on the southeastern corner of the island. When we visited in Feb of 2013, the property was clean and well cared for. The pool here is fantastic, and THE hangout for the area. Breakfast here is great and offers a wide spread, make sure to pay for the package with your room...... More

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Didier L, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Sofitel Marara Beach, your comments are always important and valuable for us. More

Brazil
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This trip was a birthday present for my 15 year old daughter, and I stayed registered under my full name which is Maria L M Mclean. This hotel is simply beautiful!!!! This is where they filmed the movie "Hurricane"... I feel lucky to have stayed at this hotel and even luckyer to stay in a overwater bungalow. That was a... More

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Didier L, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach, your comment are very useful for us and we carefully follow-up on any opportunity to increase our quality which is our comitment for all our guest. It was great to host you! More

Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
47 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

This is in a beautiful place. Hotel is good, we had a room over the water which was very lovely. The beach is nice, kayaks and snorkels for free to rent. The romantic dinner on the private island was interesting. The biggest drawback for us was the food. Not a great standard and we had human hair in our meals... More

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Didier L, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment which are so important for us. thank you for your great recommendation for our breakfast, our rooms and all our resort facilities, everithing is back to the level of what you must expect fom a brand like Sofitel! More

Santa Clarita, California
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I just returned to the states and am currently recovering from the Zika Virus that I was infected with while staying at this property. I was in Bungalow 8 and had colleagues in 2 other bungalows. While all of us had mosquito bites, I ended up with over 120 bites and broke out with a rash and fever on my... More

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Didier L, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

I'm sincerly sorry you got the Zica in French polynesia, this is a new flew in all islands and the incubation period is 5 days or can be a little bit less. Our propery is taking care iof with apest control progeram every day and all gardeners are very attentive to leave the garden nice and clean at all time.... More

Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I recently visited the Sofitel in Bora Bora and it was my third visit to the hotel in as many years. What strikes me most about this property is the attentive and friendly staff, who always go out of their way to greet you ("Io Orana") with a smile. From the front desk staff to the attendants in the dining... More

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Didier L, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comment regarding our "Ambassadors" always willing to provide a "cousu main" service to all our guest. Our Chef Regis Bruillon thank you for ypur comment regarding your culinary experience and i really apreciate your fidelity to our brand and to Sofitel Bora Bora Marara beach in particular I wih you a happy new year and... More

BRNO
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133 reviews 133 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Bungalows are located in a beautiful garden. Sea is just great and tourists are offered many activities - dance show, pearl presentation, ecotours including swimming in coral garden and with sharks. The hotel has a nice ritual to both welcome you and say good bye - be pleasantly surprised.

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Didier L, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

thank you for your comment regarding your experience at Sofitel Bora Bora! More

Riverside, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

First, let me start by saying that I am super picky and snobby about hotels, cleanliness and service. Did you notice the rating I gave?!! We stayed at the Sofitel from Nov. 21 - 24, 2013 in an overwater bungalow at the main hotel, and it was amazing! Our bungalow was probably the least desirable of all the overwaters, staring... More

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Didier L, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

your WOW is our best compliment. Thank you for sharing! enjoying and experiencing the two Sofitel properties for what they really provide in Bora Bora is the best way to enjoy your stay at Sofitel. More

Prague, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

To start on a positive note: Unlike other reviewers we did enjoy the hotel' s decor. The room was very nice as well. The water around the hotel may not look always look clean but it pretty much depends on the weather. No big deal, there are many other places to explore. It' s a beautiful island with many hidden... More

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Didier L, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

i read attentively your comment. Just to clarify a bottle of Evian is 7.37 Euros, royal water is 5.02 Euros and local small royal water is 2.59 Euros which are the average price of mineral water (local and international). I really apologize if our PR manager did not solve your request properly , that is the reason why your comment... More

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We didn't know what to expect, but this exceeded all of our expectations. This is a relatively small and intimate resort with a very relaxed ambience. The room (semi-overwater) was beautiful. Very clean and spacious, with a large, partially shaded terrace over the water. The bathroom was large with a great shower, the bed was exceptionally comfortable and plenty of... More

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Didier L, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your sharing your great experience at Sofitel Bora Bora. your comment are important for us and it was great to host you in our property at Bora Bora. More

Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Beach bungalows are fine, avoid hotel airport shuttle for 80 usd, air tahiti has its own ferry and a taxi to sofitel marara costs 25. private island is great, especially snorkeling there, but it costs 70 instead of 10, like advertised on the dock and in the internet. Do not go to hotel evening entertainment: especially the invitation for a... More

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Didier L, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

thank you for your feed back, as a member of Le Club Accor, we are happy to provide a upgrade but we only have 13 Overwater bungalow and they were fully booked even if the entire hotel was not that full. That would have been our peasure to provide this great and magnifique experience. Thank you for your stay and... More

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  • Overwater Bungalow(9)
  • Private Island(7)
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Additional Information about Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort

Address: BP 6, Nunue, 98730, French Polynesia
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Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Bora Bora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bora Bora
#10 Luxury Hotel in Bora Bora
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Bora Bora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort is located on the island of Bora Bora in the heart of the exceptional Matira Bay. The island of Bora Bora is encircled by a protective necklace of coral. Breathtaking lush mountains provide a dramatic backdrop for the luminous turquoise, lapis and aquamarine of the sheltered lagoon. There is something truly unique about Bora Bora, with its sugary sands, rugged mountains, vivid blues, lush greens and soothing lagoon waters that make it the most romantic destination in the world. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach And Private Island Hotel
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach And Private Island Hotel Bora Bora
Sofitel Bora Motu Private Island
Sofitel Bora Bora
Accor Bora Motu Private Island
Bora Bora Sofitel
Sofitel Motu Bora Bora

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