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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 #12 of 18 hotels in Bora Bora
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel was great, we were made to feel special by Anita Roihau who met us off the boat. We have to say that Anita went out of her way to help us. We upgraded to the overwater bungalow for the first 2 nights, and it was definitely worth it. All of the bar staff were very friendly as well,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we were there, there were many kids (from the way they were treated they seemed family of the staff) shouting and splashing water all around in the pool area. No one in the hotel told them anything so it lasted for hours

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Manaia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed the last week of June 2014. Fantastic welcome by Anita when we arrived, followed by a lovely introduction to the resort and check in. We were given another room to use until our room was ready as we had arrived early. Really unexpected and a nice touch. Our over the water bungalow was fantastic and I would recommend... More

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

This is a great comment and Anita is really happy to have your feed back regarding her welcoming! I got your information regarding the noice from the A/C and we take care of it! We hope to welcome you back soon! More

The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for about 5 days in May 2014. We booked the half overwater bungalow. Looking at the price difference between full overwater and half overwater I would advice to go for the half overwater; most of the full overwater did not have a better view than our bungalow. Service of staff is great, and location of the resort... 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 "ambassador's service " and for your appreciation on our great location. Our boat shuttle from the airport is a service which is offered by Sofitel to come from up north of the island where is located the airport down to the south where is located the Sofitel, it is a half circle... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed at the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach May 2014. The bungalows are wonderful and had everything we needed and were very clean. Ask for rooms 49 and 50. The mini frig is just a small college type frig with no freezer. The water outside your bungalow is not the 100% aqua but still a beautiful blue. Anita is... 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 comments and for choosing Sofitel for your holidays at Bora Bora! As you said there is a lot of magnifiques activities and Sofitel Marara is your perfect base to enjoy easily all of them! More

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have now stayed at the Sofitel Bora Bora twice the first time was in 2007 for hour honeymoon, where we stayed in a overwater Bungalow for 14 nights, and again this past May for 14 nights. Now let me explain why I say that overall the Sofitel Bora Bora is the finest hotel and resort in Bora Bora by... More

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

Thank you for being so much detail in your comment regarding your last stay at Sofitel Marara Beach resort! Our hapiness is share our passion for excellence and to provide our "cousu main" service to make you feel part of Sofitel family. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again soon in your paradise ! you have... More

Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We started our 35th aniversary trip in Bora Bora at this hotel. It was the nicest hotel we had ever stayed in. We were in unit #63 which is one of those furthest out and most private. There is 20 to 30 feet of water under this unit making for great swimming. The unit has about 700 square feet plus... More

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

What better place than Bora Bora to celebrate your 35th wedding anniversary? All the team is delighted that you spent a Magnifique stay at the Sofitel Marara Beautiful Beach Resort in your over water bungalow. See you again back soon at Sofitel Marara Beach Resort. More

San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The water is great and right across from you is some of the best snorkeling. You can rent a pontoon boat right down the beach from the hotel and go all around the island. The resort is really old and is in need of serious updating. We had purchased over the water bungalows, but found them dirty and not real... More

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

In late 70’s Dino de Laurentis choose this place where is located the SOFITEL to build this property to host all the movie stars from Hollywood. The resort is permanently under refreshing and maintenance. It keeps it’s traditional Polynesian ambiance and both over water, lagoon front and beach bungalow are in line with this design. We took note about all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The over water bungalows are totally worth the extra dollars. If you get the right ones. We stayed in two different styles of room over the water, the lagoon bungalow and the over water one. The lagoon ones are nice because you get your own private swim deck, but to have the room facing the ocean at the end of... More

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

A great thank you for your feedback. Our bungalows offer you indeed a Magnifique view and allow you to enjoy the lagoon in all privacy. See you soon at the Sofitel Marara Beach Resort. More

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Such a great experience! Tanya at reception was very friendly and helpful and the rest of the staff followed suit. Beach front bungalow was spacious, well appointed, and perfectly kept. Five steps out front and my toes were in the sand! The Sofitel restaurant is pricey, but there are many options for cheaper eats within 10-15 minute walk. Check out... More

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

What a Magnifique experience sharing! What nicer feeling than to wake up a few steps from the water with a beautiful view on the lagoon. Our Resort has 2 restaurants (Latitude 16 ° and Hurricane), 1 bar, 1 fitness room, 1 shop, 1 pool and offers all kinds of activity. You have the choice between staying in a bungalow overwater... More

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Address: BP 6, Nunue, 98730, French Polynesia
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Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Bora Bora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort 4*
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Also Known As:
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach And Private Island Hotel Bora Bora
Sofitel Bora Motu Private Island
Accor Bora Motu Private Island
Bora Bora Sofitel
Sofitel Motu Bora Bora

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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
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#8 Spa Hotel in Bora Bora #9 Luxury Hotel in Bora Bora #12 On the Beach Hotel in Bora Bora
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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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