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“A Luxury bungalow accomodation in a garden just on the beach” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Matira
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Vaitape, 98730, French Polynesia   |  
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Ranked #15 of 18 hotels in Bora Bora
Ancona, Italy
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“A Luxury bungalow accomodation in a garden just on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We needed to spend just one night in Bora Bora, arriving in the evening and waiting for embarching on a sail ship the day after. We stayed in this hotel and, for the very few time we stayed, it seems very good: perfect location with cozy and spacious bungalows on a garden in front of the beautiful Matira beach. The bungalow wooden floor, with free spaces between planks, let you see the understaying ground and this may puzzle you a bit (in Polinesia nature may become invasive..).
We didn't have the opportunity to evaluate any other service/facilities, as we just leave at 9 in the morning.
For sure not a cheap accomodation, but probably cheaper than many others in Bora Bora.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The bangalow was amazing, it was how u could imagine on Bora Bora. just about beach a bit disappointed. the view is stunning, but no coral, no fishes, that made me a bit sad. The SUNSET -----JUST AMAZING !!!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

The Good - Matira is a good value for the money on Bora Bora, which is prohibitively expensive and really not that nice of a place compared to other islands in French Polynesia. The rooms are basic, clean and very sizable with a good location on Matira Beach. Several restaurants are within easy walking distance. The beach is used by locals, which makes it different (and in my opinion better) than exclusive properties, but lock up everything whenever you leave.

The Bad - I see no reason to visit Bora Bora. Mo'orea is much prettier, easier to get to, with a better range of accomodations, friendlier people, and better activities. Likewise, the restaurants on Mo'orea (as a comparable island) are better and cheaper, and it's easier to get around the island on your own. The residents of Mo'orea are far friendlier than the jaded residents of Bora Bora.

The Ugly - Matira had the most disinterested staff I have ever met, and this is after traveling to over 65 countries and staying at countless hotels, pensions, B&B's, huts on the beach, etc. - many of which were on tropical islands. The woman manning the front desk wouldn't look up when you walked in, refused to have someone carry your luggage, was unhelpful in providing recommendations or fixing problems with existing recommendations, and was generally rude when she engaged with you at all.

Honestly - the room was good, the location was good - but don't bother with Bora Bora, and definitely don't expect any level of service whatsoever from Hotel Matira if you do decide to stay there.

Room Tip: Pick room 11 - it's on the corner right next to the beach
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Beautiful place, clean and cute, the host is nice and helpfull, breakfast is just lovely. I will remember this place as it was so relaxing to be there. And I also had a chance to practise my French :)

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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London
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Thanks Miranda for our stay. Miranda is a wonderful and cheerful host. She is the one also bringing you a flowery breakfast tray in the morning. Wonderful. The bungalows are large and nicely decorated. It is a shame The terrace and chairs are 'burn' by the sun as visually it would be even better. The hotel is on the nicest beach in bora bora and there are plenty of restaurants and snaks around. Would definitively stay there again! We met wonderful people there.

Room Tip: Ask for a bungalow not on the road side as it can get noisy
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ROMA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

We spent four unforgettable nights in this little paradise. The Hotel is on the Matira Beach, the most beautiful beach of Bora Bora from where you can admire wonderful sunsets. The bungalows are located in a very beautiful garden among hibiscus and tiare. Big and nicely curated they have two queen beds and private bathroom. If you book one close to the beach you'll have a great lagoon view you can enjoy having your breakfast that is included in the price.With baguettes, butter, marmelade, croissants, juices, coffee, tea it's offered directly in your bungalow with lots of flowers Madame Miranda personally collect in the morning for you. They offer also half or full board you can have in the nearby restaurant Fare Manuia. Madame Miranda will give you also all informations and advices you need. Close to the Hotel a small shop and bike/scooter rental. The market is 10mins walking.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Hotel offers very large private bangalows with view on lagoon - just in fron of. The staff is very helpful. U can book as well one night overe there without any problem. It is cheap, clean and sunset will just take your breath away !!!

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Additional Information about Hotel Matira

Address: Vaitape, 98730, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Bora Bora
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Bora Bora
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Matira 4.5*
Also Known As:
Matira Hotel Bora

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