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“Island of wind and thieves” 3 of 5 stars
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Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   BP 505 | Bora Bora Polynesie francaise, 98730, French Polynesia   |  
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Ranked #14 of 18 Hotels in Bora Bora
Ventura, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Island of wind and thieves”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

Stayed at this hotel at the end of July. We had previously stayed in Tahaa and had a wonderful time and expected more in Bora Bora due to all the reviews from people. I'm going to start with the good about this place since there is more bad. The hotel itself is nice. It looks newer than a lot of the other hotels. The room was nice. Plenty of hot water and water pressure. We stayed in room 107 on an OWB. The room does move a little. There is a sway from the waves but that is expected. It also felt private.
The hotel restaurant in the lobby has a very limited menu. The food is expensive and is okay in taste. Breakfast is served there every morning. The breakfast is also okay.
Upon arrival the front desk guy walked us to our room and showed us around the room. Also explained how the sliding door would lock us out if we closed the door behind us and assured us that the room was very secured.
The feel of the place felt wonderful and we were excited as we were spending our honeymoon in BoraBora. We had a long day so we decided to leave our things in the room and go eat at the beach restaurant, Tama'a. It was just after 5pm and knew it was early for dinner but we were hungry and the restaurant was opened from 11am to 9pm. We were the only two people in the restaurant. We placed our order, our drinks were served and we then waited. And waited and waited. Our waiter had disappeared. We had now waited a half hour so we asked a new waitress if she could look into our order. We let her know what we ordered and she had the cook come out and start something. After 40 minutes of waiting we got our salad. Now we've been at the restaurant an hour and still waiting for our entrees. They bring out a cheeseburger. We didnt order the cheeseburger. They bring out my husbands plate but mine has to be redone and I tell the waitress again that I ordered the shrimp. Our waiter still hasnt returned. She says okay and 15 minutes later brings out a plate with half a roasted chicken. Again, I didnt order the chicken, I ordered the shrimp. At this point I am tired of waiting and just eat the chicken. The food was good but it was a horrible experience. Since our bellies are full we brush it off as a fluke.
The next day the weather sucks and it rains all day until about 3pm. We decided to rent some bikes down the street for $10 each and take a bike ride for a couple of hours. As soon as we get back it starts to rain again. The following day is the same weather pattern. Rains all day with strong winds so we had to stay in doors.
Since we are stuck indoors all day my husband decides to get his messages from his phone. We look all over the place for the phone. He then realizes that his Ipod is also missing. For whatever reason we think we misplaced it. We go to the front desk and ask if anyone has turned in the phone and ipod. No one has.
Saturday turns out to be another rainy morning but clears up in the afternoon. We decided to go for an early dinner and know that we wouldnt be out for very long. We leave out our Ipad to charge while we have dinner at the Fare restaurant not far from the hotel. The dinner at the Fare was very good. Would recommend that place to everyone. We have only been gone for an hour when we get back to our room and see water all over the floor and footprints. We know we've been robbed!!!!Our hearts sunk!!!The ipad is gone and a few other things.
A PERSON ACTUALLY SWAM TO OUR OVER-THE-WATER BUNGALOW AND ROBBED US. We never thought someone would do that since the front desk guy assured us that the sliding door was "very secure" and would lock us out. We went to the front desk immediately and reported the crime. Being robbed sure does put a hamper on a honeymoon. We discovered that the police station was closed in the evening and we couldnt file a police report until the morning.
We went back to our room and made an inventory list of everything missing. We then came to the conclusion that we didnt misplace our phone & ipod but someone had stolen that as well on another occasion.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

For us this was not the trip of a lifetime, but one of many in our lifetime, so an overwater bungalow at an over-the-top resort insulated from the locals was not a must. We researched all Bora Bora accommodations on Trip Advisor and knew this wasn't going to be the Four Seasons, but we were pleasantly surprised with the property and the quality of service. The room was nicely furnished and had tropical flowers placed on practically every flat surface. Although we booked through Expedia and not a tour company, we still received little extras like a fruit basket, sarong and Le Mai Tai t-shirt on the first day. We stayed for five nights in mid May and although most of the rooms seemed occupied, the property was very quiet and we wondered where everyone was hiding. Didn't try the on-site restaurants due to dismal reviews, and other guests confirmed the food there was mediocre. Didn't frequent the bars either as we brought our own rum for fruity drinks on our deck every night. Still, the bar staff was very accommodating, providing us with glassware and an ice bucket every evening. The little store down the street was perfect for supplies for breakfast and lunch - fresh baguettes, pastries, preserves, pates, meats, and cheeses at a fair price. (Buy liquor when you go through duty free in the U.S. as Tahitian rum is pretty horrid and imports are ridiculously priced). The front desk made us restaurant and spa reservations cheerfully and at no charge. It is typical for hotels to charge additional fees for tours, so we booked directly with the operators. Pay cash and save more money. The beach at Le Mai Tai is okay and Matira Beach was devastated by the typhoon in February, so we headed to the motus for our fix of idyllic beaches. One great suggestion offered by the front desk - book a spa treatment at the Intercontinental Thalasso on the motu. You can take a ferry shuttle from the Intercontinental La Moana five minutes away from Le Mai Tai. Once there we enjoyed the beach and pool facilities before our treatment, enjoyed a couples massage in an overwater bungalow, and lingered at the spa afterwards. Deep water plunges, scented saunas, private jacuzzis, pure heaven. We were on the motu eight hours in total and it was the best money we spent the entire trip. We even did it again on our last day. Apparently the ferry transfer and use of their grounds alone is around $40 USD, but no one at either Intercontinental ever asked if we were staying at one of the hotels. But back to Le Mai Tai. Kayaks and snorkel equipment are available for free at the beach hut, so you can paddle behind the Sofitel motu and explore the Coral Gardens on your own. Boat and bike rentals are a short walk away, as are several solid dining choices. We didn't take the hotel shuttle to and from the airport ferry, but most people do, so upon check out they asked if we had used their service and removed that charge from our bill. Nice that they didn't just assume. The only downside is the proximity of the beach huts to the street, but with the AC on, you can't hear a thing and the island is pretty quiet overall. Except when the Polynesian entertainment is practicing on the lot directly next to the hotel. After hours of hearing the same songs over and over, we had no desire to pay for the luau dinner show. That said, we had a wonderful experience overall can't wait to go back to Le Mai Tai. It was a great deal for the money.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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West Hollywood, California
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010

Being in Bora Bora is genius to begin with and actually somehow affordable at the Maitai Bora Bora Hotel . We were lucky to stay in an over the water bungalow, dove every morning right into the ocean and had many great meals and moments .

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2010

We were lucky enough to have 5 nights in Bora Bora staying at the Le Maitai. This hotel isn't perhaps recognised as being as "flash" as some of the other resorts in Bora Bora but the Maitai is great value and a superb location...

The snokeling is fanatastic, we had an overwater bungalow (3) which is well worth the cost..The staff we found very helpful and the meals whilst fine were a little pricy. The breakfast is basic but ample...

Make use of the cayaks, we took are own snorkels for convenience...

There is a small convenience store 100 yds away and the nearby Le Bounty restaurant is great value..We had a night at Bloody Marys Restaurant and whilst the meal was great the cost was very pricy..

We explored the island by bicycle, there are several shops nearby that hire these...In the main town there is a supermarket with all you need.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2010

After we landed in breathtaking Bora Bora we caught the ferry (which I imagined would be an old vessel but it looked like a great catamaran) and in the main town (Vaitape) our transfer to the Maitai hotel was already awaiting us.

We discovered very soon that the poverty there is the same as on Moorea – some houses without windows and electricity!!
Hungry dogs and chickens everywhere.

When arrived at the hotel Maitai we were greeted with flowers and a punch. When we were shown our rooms the luggage was already there.

We had an ocean view room which we highly recommend. If you decide to book one request it on the 2 level which gives you a better view on Bora Bora’s water! You will love the view! Just breathtaking!

All rooms have air con, a kettle and a fridge.

What a beautifully located hotel. Palm trees, flowers everywhere.

The beach bungalows looked nice to us as well. Among the palm trees which were giving shades to people enjoying sunbathing on the beach. Just beautiful.

Staff was very friendly and helpful, especially Tania who informed us a bit about Polynesian culture.

If you get the chance try the Virgin Colada non alcoholic cocktail, so refreshing and awesome (the local at the Maitai bar opposite of reception did the best one with crème de coco etc – don’t know his name).

Also “Moi here” at the public beach at Matira point when passing IC Le Moana Hotel – fantastic opportunity to have a meal (5min walk from Hotel Maitai). Especially their baguettes with meat, ham and cheese or omelets – so yummy, big, fresh and soooo cheap!!!

Kayaks, towels are for free.
Make sure you kayak to the Sofitel Island where you get to enjoy great snorkeling. That is the spot where paid trips are taken place for snorkeling.

Among others Hotel Maitai cooperates with the activities centre called la Plage – very unfriendly people. As soon as you paid they don’t care about you anymore. Especially the boss, named Frank.

We did a motor boat rental with them, just me and my husband. You don’t need license for the 6HP boat, awesome experience and great way to explore the island from the water. We saw stingrays on the way, snorkeled and swam wherever we wanted. Stopped and two motus. One (best spot we have seen on Bora Bora) is on the very south east on the strip where Le Merdien and the IC Thalasso Hotels are. There are two “motu cafes”, white sand beach, crystal clear, nearly white water and no one around. You can snorkel there as well. Fantastic spot, highly recommended. We wanted to get there by boat transfer again but it was just too expensive and la Plage even wanted from us 10000cfp for 2-3 hours return transfer. They sell the boat rental for 4 hours even cheaper. The boat ride is a must do!

Miki Miki, just 200m away from hotel has best offers in terms of jet ski and bike rental.

We enjoyed 2 night stay at the IC Le Moana – Over Water Bungalow. Hotel Matai organized a free transfer there without even asking for it. IC Le Moana was just around the corner but we were very grateful for it as didn’t have to carry our luggage.

We extended our stay with them while in Bora Bora and they did a great deal for us.

You will enjoy staying with Maitai. It’s a really nice located and well maintained hotel among tropical (palm) trees. We loved it there and would always return

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2010

Well, we are back, and unfortunately, do not have good news to report on Le Maitai....I've been to 9 different countries in properties ranging from pensions to luxury resorts, and have never been treated as poorly or had so many problems on a trip. I did EXTENSIVE research on the property via TripAdvisor before we decided to spend so much on such a big, important trip to us, and we could not be more disappointed with the service and staff. We were fully aware this is not a 5-star resort, but common courtesy, honesty and fairness are all we expect.

At the group orientation, a female staff member gave us an overview of the property, including hours for both bars and restaurants. We arrived Sunday Mar 14th, and the beach bar was closed all day. We only saw a staff member at the main bar when we were checking in, only to offer juice to all the new arrivals. We were strongly encouraged to charge everything to our room, and just pay at departure. She went through our voucher book and took what she needed - supposedly just our vouchers for the room, honeymoon gift, and honeymoon cocktail for 2. We were assigned OWB #3, and moved in. The far superior (location-wise) bungalows (4, 5, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109) were all clearly vacant, so I went to the front desk to ask if we could move before we unpacked. I was told that the only bungalow not booked was #17, and that the AC was out on that bungalow. The mailbox-format structure that holds keys CLEARLY showed that the above-preferred bungalows (except 105) all had keys at the front desk, confirming they were, in fact, vacant.

When I returned to #3, my husband had still not gotten the AC to work. I told him about my experience at the front desk, and asked him to mention moving when we reported the AC problems in OWB #3 - and we also realized we did not get our "honeymoon cocktail for 2". He went to reception, and was told the same thing - all the bungalows were booked, someone would be by to fix our AC, and we did NOT have a cocktail voucher. I asked them to double-check, and they said we did not have one. We asked what time the main restaurant would open - with the far superior menu - and were told it would not open until Saturday night - and only for the $75/pp EXTRA luau. We were back-and-forth on the Maitai vs Pearl Manihi (which was $1k less AND included ALL meals, non-alcoholic drinks) but opted for Maitai since there was more variety restaurant-wise. They stated they did not have enough guests to open the better restaurant, with approximately 20% occupancy - but again, "all the OWBs are full" that we wanted...? We don't understand why they couldn't at least OFFER both menus at the beach restaurant.

It took maintenance a few hours to fix our AC, when all we wanted to do after traveling for the past 26 hours (3 flights, an overnight, a boat and 2 shuttle rides) was relax and enjoy our room. Or any other room, but they were "all full".

Once we were back in our room, the front desk called and told my husband that we did - as we were sure - have a voucher for free drinks, and to come back down and pick it up. While there, he noticed a sign with the hotel's conversion rate - at $1USD = 73 XPF! We had converted money while still on the mainland of Tahiti at $1 = 83.26XPF, and suddenly realized why they were encouraging us so strongly to charge everything to our room and pay with credit card - so we wouldn't realize they were making an extra $10+XPF per US$! We went to town and withdrew enough XPF$ to pay our bill at Maitai with cash rather than let them take extra advantage of us.

We went to the beach and noticed there was no one there to offer towels, drinks, etc. at the beach bar. It was closed all day...

With this rash of issues, we phoned our travel agent and left a voice mail of our frustrations, and desire to move resorts if they could not be resolved.

Come Monday morning, we noticed a lot of renovations on the property being started - at 7AM. Major, noisy renovations on the adjacent bungalows. I understand that maintenance has to be done, but was shocked they waited until 2 wks before peak season starts to commence them. Certainly, they had slower weeks guest-wise over their summer.....

My husband woke up with back pain, which we attribute to the entirely concave mattress in #3. There was zero support left or resistance in the mattress. We phoned our travel agent again to see if there was any update, and she let us know that Travel2 was phoning the manager of Maitai as soon as she was in, and that they should phone us by close of business. We left for a few hours, and when we returned, asked the front desk if there were any messages - they stated we could move to OWB #106
in the morning, to check it out and make sure it was to our satisfaction. It was far superior as it was over deep water (OWB #3 was over less than a foot in low tide) and looked out to open water vs another bungalow. We were excited we'd be able to upgrade our locale!

Same thing on Tuesday - woken by a lot of renovations, and with back pain, but we were moving to #106! Wrong - they switched us to #109, which faces into bungalows #3 and #5. We thought that because we were moved to a nicer, newer bungalow with MUCH better finishes and bedding, that perhaps Travel2 had worked the issues out and a call to us was not necessary....we were also told we would get fruit and champagne delivered to our room on Thursday from the honeymoon package. However, our new bungalow's phone did not work for calls outside the resort (both local and international), which we found out on Tuesday night - it was not fixed until mid-afternoon Wednesday after 2 complaints - no doubt to prevent us from phoning back to the states about the resort....We also noticed as soon as we were out of OWB #3, renovations on it started. I think we were only moved for Maitai's convenience.

We were prepared for very slow service in the restaurant, but what we experienced was PAINFUL. It routinely took 20+ minutes to receive a bar drink, and our fastest dinner was a little over 2 hours in length. We were treated rudely on Sunday night when we indicated we were on a meals-inclusive plan, and the server pretty much refused to help explain the program, options, etc, so we guessed a lot. We were unsure which non-alcoholic drinks were included, since they were never offered. We were told we could not bring our own bottled water to the restaurant, although we carry bottles with us everywhere both at home and abroad. The best table at the outdoor portion of the restaurant had a "Reservee" sign on it at every meal. Staff consistently stopped at this table to hug a lady who sat there, stood around and talked with her, in general ignored all their other tables and duties. We later found out this woman was the manager.

Plates at dinner were also inconsistent -we ordered a dish one night (Mixed Grill) that looked NOTHING like the one an adjacent table had - the other table's was piled with luscious, delectable-looking meat; ours had maybe half as much meat and looked old and questionable....we suspect the other table did not have the "meals inclusive" plan.....

Thursday morning, we awoke to find a maintenance man working under our bungalow - a little after 7 AM - standing in a boat and peering through our glass table into our room!!!

Champagne and fruit were delivered later that day, but 2 different couples who were not on their honeymoon also received it, so it seems everyone did but they billed it as a "honeymoon perk".

While bike-riding the island, we met the owner of Lagoonarium, a local attraction. It was something we definitely wanted to do - he asked where we were staying, and told us - "Don't book through THAT hotel - they add $1500-2000XPF on top of our price!" which was echoed by the diving company we used. (BTW - the one the Maitai recommends {Bora Dive} was used by other guests - who told us the dive boat dropped them off and when they were done, was nowhere in sight - they drifted and bobbed in the open ocean for 35-40 mins, and older divers started to panic.)

Friday, we were phoned by the front desk with our checkout info for Saturday - "Checkout is at 11, your shuttle will arrive at 4:15 to transport you to Vaitape dock. Please ask for the manager in the morning about a late check-out." KNOWING that the resort was only at 20% occupancy, we did not expect a late check-out to be a problem. We were wrong.

We went down early in the morning, to ensure the maid would not re-make our room in case we could stay. The lady at the front desk told us our bungalow was booked for later that day, but we could leave our bags in the "secure luggage room" next to the front desk, and use the communal showers down the hall. We asked about valuables, and she stated they could be held in the office - not something I felt secure doing. I asked about moving to an inland room, and she said they were 100% booked with a large group arriving. Again, 20% occupancy to 100% overnight....?

Another couple we had been friendly with over the week told us they asked to move to an OWB from their standard room for the last night of their stay; they were fully willing to pay the rate difference and were told all day Friday they would have to speak with the manager for approval. Every time they went to the front desk, the manager was "out".

Over breakfast, we briefed the above couple on the late check-out situation - they were on the same return flight as us, so in the same predicament. Resigned, they went to the front desk to check out, and were told, "What are you doing...?! Your shuttle isn't until 5:10 - you can stay in your room until then!" They were surprised and asked, "Are you sure it's ok....?"
"Of course! We have plenty of rooms!". The other couple didn't even ASK for a late check-out, AND were offered a later shuttle! And they were in a "cheap" room - they spent far less over the week than we did!

Come 11, we were officially Nomads on Bora Bora. My husband went to the front desk after waiting 40 minutes to have someone come get our bags and take them to the "secure" room. Once at the desk they insisted that a shuttle from the Pearl Farm was coming for "Mr. Lord" and that payment was due for the package they had for him. He insisted that we had never been to any pearl store and under no circumstances would he be paying for any so-called package. They then told him we would have to pay the shuttle driver for the inconvenience. He called the store to clear things up and it ended up being another guest from Texas that they were looking for. Once that was resolved the room bill was handed to him and he noticed an entry for $2100xpf added for transportation to the Airport. My husband showed the only voucher we had left and explained that we had already handed them the voucher for the trip from the airport to the resort on the first day, when they just started ripping out pages of our vouchers not explaining what they were taking. They couldn't explain how they mysteriously lost this voucher and that we had to pay for the shuttle. My husband was exhausted from arguing with the staff and the manager who kept saying she didn't understand what he was saying and that no matter what we had to pay.

We put our luggage into the "Secure Luggage Room" but kept our valuables with us. Our couple-friends allowed us to use their room for valuables and to clean up after the beach. When it was time for us to do so, my husband called the front desk since we could not recall if our shuttle was at 4:15 or 4:30 - and he was told that it was at 5:10 - so we were no longer in a hurry to get out. My husband told the man working the front desk that we needed our bags from the luggage room, and the man pointed at it and said, "Go ahead - it's not locked". He didn't even check to see if those were our bags - REAL secure room!

We cleaned up and met our friends in the lobby - and were told the shuttle was waiting for us, we were late - our bags had already left for the dock. We were hustled into the shuttle, even though just an hour earlier, we were told we were on the 5:10 shuttle!

At the dock, we chatted with another couple from Maitai - they stated they were also OFFERED a late check-out, which further infuriated us.

This was our honeymoon - we far exceeded our budget to get a dream vacation - and the entire experience was a NIGHTMARE! Rude, lying staff, unwelcoming feel, construction disturbances, peeping staff, inconsistency throughout, and near-criminal billing practices.

We feel that the "meals-inclusive" plan was a sham - the good restaurant was closed all week, our plates didn't look anything like the regular diners' plates, and by 8:30AM there was hardly anything hot left on the breakfast buffet.

Billing us 2100XPF for the airport return was ridiculous - we know and they know that we had a voucher for it.

I've *NEVER* complained about any vacation I've been on - I don't want anyone to think I'm an impossible-to-please princess. This seriously was ridiculous. We are not the type to cause a scene or yell or be rude to staff - we kept an even temper and I'm starting to wish we hadn't! We contacted our travel agent when we returned, who suggested we ask for a partial refund - and we were told, "sorry - but we'll pass on your review to the management". A lot of good that does us.....

If you go to Bora Bora, there are some things you MUST do:
Lagoonarium - it was AWESOME! Only do the 1/2 day trip - you see all the sites, but pay about 1/2 the full day rate - no lunch, but no big deal. We had a riot! The staff were hilarious and it was definitely the highlight of our trip!
Diving - We used Blue Nui out of the Bora Bora Pearl - Wendy drove 1/2 the island to pick us up, Gil was an AWESOME dive leader (I had problems getting in and getting down and he was VERY patient!), and then Wendy drove us back around the other side of the island, offering to stop if we needed groceries or anything. It was probably one of my best experiences with any dive co.!
Kayak to the Jardin de Coral - we took bread and snacks for the fish and snorkeled here for HOURS! Saw a ton of different fish, eels, stingrays, etc. and beautiful coral! The water is what mellowed us out after all our trials and tribulations @ Maitai - we'd wake up and get in off our bungalow and snorkel, just check out all the sea life....by far the best part of Maitai!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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78 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2010

Bora Bora is not cheap. But this hotel can take the bite out of room rates on this island. Although there is no swimming pool, the hotel has a nice beach with pier, restaurant and aquatic services like kayaks and snorkel gear. Room choices include huts over the water or rooms along the mountainside with some nice views of the lagoon. Although rated only a 3 star hotel, it had a 4 star feel to it. The restaurants, bar and common areas are first class and the location is right there with the Intercontinental and Sofitel hotels. If I was to complain, it would only be that the room, that I had, had that common door between rooms which I found allowed more noise from the the other room than I was comfortable with. (I had one of the rooms with a garden view in one of the large common buildings.) Other than that, my experience with this hotel was very positive.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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: BP 505 | Bora Bora Polynesie francaise, 98730, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Bora Bora
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Hotel Class:3 star — Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora 3*
Number of rooms: 74
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Hotel Maitai Bora

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