Park View, Great View
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Beautiful hotel on one of the best beaches in Moorea. Reception and welcome were lovely, a very Polynesian feel and whole resort is gorgeous. Room was not available for early arrival, but hotel has a nice shower and changing facility which was very welcome after the long trip. We were given comp breakfast on arrival also which was very generous, and much appreciated. The food in the breakfast buffet was exceptional, always fresh with a great selection. Try the “poison cru” which is wonderful, as well as perfect fresh baked breads and pastries. The magical omelet/egg chef is fantastic, always smiling and welcoming. We had a superior lagoon view room which was right on the lagoon with beautiful views... very authentic Polynesian rustic feel.... in need of perhaps an update! But, we really loved our room, very comfy bed! Wifi works great in whole resort. Pool is nice, but not luxurious.... if you want a 5 star luxury feel, you will be dissapointed, lounge chairs need replacing, and no pool chair service.... you are left to fend for yourself... a resort of this nature should have pool attendants to offer towels, umbrellas etc... especially for the price commanded. The bar has a perfect lagoon view, attentive service and excellent food.. and a happy hour! With reduced prices, for FP we found the prices to be ok and quality very good! All in all we loved our stay, a few upgrades would make the resort perfect, we visited the other major hotels and definitely were happy we chose Sofitel! We will return some day!…
This is possibly the worst hotel I have ever stayed in ! Moorea is beautiful and that is what this hotel relies on. The hotel itself is filthy !!! Everything on the beach is broken we had to ask for some rope so that we could fix some sun beds to lie on , the service on the beach very slow as they let people in for the day which some days makes the beach bar very crowded. The floors in the main breakfast area absolutely disgusting and we had mice running over our feet under the table . This is not the paradise we were expecting and I am not sure why British agents are still sending people to this property.
This hotel was great. We stayed in an over their Superior Horizon over the Water Bungalow Room 217. I can't recommend this enough. If you plan on an over the water bungalow you should definitely request 217. It has the best views. You have an amazing view of the sunrise with no other bungalows in the way. It honestly is paradise. The breakfast was delicious and the employee at the Omelet station was great. We did a couples massage at the spa and it was fantastic. A few items that keep me from giving them a 5 on this review. 1 - They were doing construction on some of the bungalows during our stay. It would have been nice to have been informed about this prior to our stay. The Hilton Hotel on Moorea was also doing construction during this time but was nice enough to inform everyone of this prior to the stay. This is why we ended up going to the Sofitel since they supposedly were not doing construction. 2 - Its very understandable that their prices are higher there. I definitely was aware of this before booking this. However they occasionally have a buffet dinner at the Pure restaurant. The cost per person is almost $89 per person. Its absolutely not worth the price they are charging for this.…
Very friendly hotel. The staff is courteous and polite. Close to the airport. We had overwater bungalow and could see lots of different variety fishes. The breakfast spread was great and was included in our package. The reception upgraded our room without asking for it. Very nice setup. Recommended 👍 for everyone.
Incredible views throughout the property. Looks like a tropical paradise. Delicious breakfast buffet with incredible fresh, warm chocolate croissants, fresh fruits, meats, juices, fish, omelet and crepe station where Heinz makes wonderful food with a fun presentation. You can order coffee drinks or French press coffee. Free minibar drinks with nespresso machine in your bungalow. If your accommodations are not ready when you arrive, they have a nespresso machine and delicious fresh meringues to enjoy while you wait. Really great free Polynesian show on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday evenings. Superior Horizon view is worth every penny for the view of Papeete as well as the gorgeous blue water lagoon. Such a fun experience. We figured it was a once in a lifetime kind of experience. In fact, we loved it here so much during our stay for two nights before our Paul Gauguin cruise that we came back for 2 additional nights after the 10 night cruise. Some of the best snorkeling is under the overwater bungalows as there are so many fish there. Best snorkeling reef on the island. Taxi from the ferry is 1500 xpf with luggage to the hotel. It is a five minute ride. They may say it is more but just wait for one who will do it for that price. No tip expected. Aremiti 6 is the best way to get to Moorea, by the way. So much nicer than the Terevau and not much difference in price. It is more comfortable, less crowded, better air conditioning (which is a big deal when it is hot and humid) and faster than the Terevau. The trip is only 25 minutes. They also offer a 60+ senior rate of 950 xpf. Do not confuse with the Aremiti ferry which is much older and not as nice. The only negative is that the Aremiti 6 does not run as frequently but it is worth waiting for their departures. I highly recommend getting long sleeve and long pant rash guard swimwear. This made snorkeling great as we never had to apply sun screen or worry about getting sunburned. We saw lots of other snorkelers who were quite sunburned because the sun is strong and the reflection off the white sand can cause sunburn quickly. We used the hotel fins free of charge for snorkeling but brought our own snorkel mask. The new full face ones where you can breathe normally through your mouth or nose were a game changer for us. Great field of vision. We found that food at the bar was great and Heimata recommended eating at the restaurant on the beach as he said the food was good there as well and fun to eat on the beach. We found the dinner food and service at the hotel were very lacking. It was expensive, service excruciatingly slow, and food only okay. I would recommend eating dinner at the bar overlooking the lagoon, which was very relaxing. Service was great and the food good. If you are going to watch the Polynesian show, you can just order food from the bar rather than the restaurant to save the frustration of the slow service and overpriced food. Highly recommend taking the Moorea Food Tour with Heimata. He'll pick you up in the morning at the hotel, take you to various local restaurants and explain the foods as well as the culture and history of the island since he was born and raised here. He is a professionally trained chef and enjoys introducing you to the best of each type of food on his island. We were glad we reserved this for our first morning on Moorea. This was one of the highlights of our two week trip to French Polynesia. We loved our four nights here and will most definitely look forward to going back! They were four lovely nights in paradise.…