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“A Bit Tired and Rundown” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Linareva Moorea Beach Resort

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Linareva Moorea Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   P.K. 34, 5 | Haapiti Cote Mer, 98729, French Polynesia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 17 Moorea B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Colorado
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42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A Bit Tired and Rundown”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We spent two nights at Linareva at the end of a two month trip through the South Pacific. This appears to be a family-owned facility that is a bit on the tired and rundown side. Kitchen cabinet door with damaged hinge and particle board falling on countertop when used. Air conditioning controller with a display that did not work, so one had one idea of the temperature setting. My wife had a very difficult time with the toilet design that did not include a toilet seat. Decor looked like a holdover from the 1970's. Security appeared to be a significant concern, as we were cautioned to always lock the room, and the facility gate was locked after hours. It gave the impression that burglary/theft had been a problem in the past.

It did have a good location on the beach with great sunset views. Breakfast was decent, but it is high carb, high sugar, low protein.

It is a bit of a stretch to call this facility a resort. If Hilton or Intercontinental is more to your liking, then this is not the place for you.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Roland I, Propriétaire at Linareva Moorea Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Sir,

You booked directly through our website two nights so you've probably seen the photos and descriptions (which completely reflect reality).This is simply because we have trouble understanding your comments, either for decoration or breakfasts.

On the other hand our air conditioners are set automatically to avoid energy wastage. The remote control (the last guest had dropped), however, was changed within 15 days, it is unfortunately the minimum time it takes to make it come from Europe.

About our toilet bowls, these are the ones you find in luxury hotels recently built to a simple question of hygiene and design

And finally, it is true that the safety of our customers is important to us. As you probably know, where there are tourists, there are thieves! I do not see that there are negative by asking people to close their doors at night. Thefts often spoil the holiday, and it is not specific to Polynesia, but worldwide! I do not know any hotel that did not have this kind of problem. Close the doors at night is a simple precaution that can avoid many inconveniences.

Where I am quite agree with you, is that absolutely can not compare us to a Hilton or Intercontinental but we have never claimed. Again, Just look at our website. We are a small family hotel, a small "resort" as found around the world , it is true that the definition may vary by country, see the regions

However we hope that your stay in French Polynesia went well as a whole and do not keep too bad memories of our "beach resort"

Best regards
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We spent 4 wonderful nights in unit#5. We appreciated the attention to small details, very clean, steps to the water, honor system for beverages available. We took the kayak out daily for snorkeling, but good snorkeling from the pier as well. So much friendlier than a mega resort. Felt we experienced the real Polynesia here. All comes together because of the terrific couple that owns/runs Linareva. As former innkeeper ourselves, we know what it takes to maintain a great property like this. Job well done!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roland I, Propriétaire at Linareva Moorea Beach Resort, responded to this review, December 26, 2013
Thanks for your good review. We're happy you enjoyed your stay at Linareva. Hope to see you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Absolutely loved my stay at Linareva. The room overlooking the sea was great, lots of room and very tastefully decorated. Loved that it had both aircon and a fan to circulate the cooled air. Hot water always on tap, and even had its own kitchen.

The views towards the the most glorious sunsets were marvellous. Very attentive hosts too. They have thought of almost everything to make a stay there great - even feeding the sharks at the end of the jetty to give snorkelling an added thrill - and yes they even proved the snorkel!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

After travelling for 9 months this was exactly what we needed. Lovely friendly and interesting hosts, beautiful surroundings, the sea, the fish, the view, the gorgeous gardens. The room was very spacious and clean with a useful kitchenette. Aircon was an added bonus. The owners provide so many free extras such as bicycles, canoes, picnic area, snorkelling equipment which is great to watch the corals and even (friendly) sharks. I wish there more places like this. Beats a 5 star hotel any time. It was hard to leave!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Punaauia, Polynésie française
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We have spent 15 wonderful days in this resort. We had the impression to live in a place close to paradise..... We were very carefully cared for by Rolland & Edmee. The spot is such a beautiful place. When you are on the pier of the resort the sight is a 360 degrees. Anywhere you look is an awesome vue. And the sunset from the room is truly outstanding.

Room Tip: The best room is the one close to the pier
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

People were helpful. Enjoyed the honor bar for drinks and bottled water. Feeding the sharks was cool. Sunsets were amazing. Breakfast and dinner were served on our personal patio as an option. This works because you are pretty isolated at night. It was quiet.
Tv was in French. DVD players and dvd's would be a nice option. Great restaurant on papaibo beach. Dock was great. It was a good budget choice considering the cost of French Polynesia is over the top expensive.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Great location by the water, the owners are very friendly, available for any information about activities to do on the islands. Kayak and bikes are available for free. The studio in the garden was clean, and only 30 m from the beach. The continental breakfast is good, fresh fruits bread and croissant with home made jams. Although we had to check out in the morning, we could leave our luggage at the reception and enjoy the day on a small island's lagoon, with snorkelling gear lent by the owners. I definitely recommend this place.

Room Tip: Studio 6 (garden view) is a good value for money
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: P.K. 34, 5 | Haapiti Cote Mer, 98729, French Polynesia
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Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Moorea
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #2 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Moorea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Linareva Moorea Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LINAREVA Moorea Beach Resort is a traditional French Polynesia << holiday Family home>>. An ideal lovely small hotel for lovers of nature, away from big touristic centers, but with every modern convenience and much more. Located on the wild side of the island, close to the famous surf spot of HAAPITI, it is as well the starting point for the most beautiful treks on Moorea. ... more   less 
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