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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed July 25, 2012

We stayed at the Sofitel Moorea for 4 nights in a garden bungalow, and absolutely loved it. I chose this hotel knowing it wasn't within walking distance to any restaurants as we planned to eat most meals at the hotel. I also chose it specifically for a garden room as opposed to an overwater bungalow (we had just had 5...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour Madame, Bonjour Monsieur, A quick email to thank you so much to have posted such a great review about your stay among us. I got to tell you that for us, to see that you had such great time, make us feel very proud of the work we do every day. As "hotelier", to have guest satisfied of the...

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed July 23, 2012

My first time to stay at the Sofitel in moorea was absolutely wonderful. The room was beautiful and the bed was so comfortable. The amenities within the room and offered by the hotel made me feel so special and the staff was the BEST! They made me feel as though I was a frequent guest and they just couldn't do...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour Madame, Bonjour Monsieur Thank you so much for your kind review. Through your comments, we are glad to see that our goals as "hotelier" were well accomplished. Hoping to have the opportunity to be your host again, in one of our worldwide addresses Best regards from Moorea Olivier De Ronseray General Manager Sofitel Ia Ora Beach Resort Moorea

Scottsdale, AZ
Reviewed July 22, 2012

This hotel was really nice, and had great service. I stayed here awhile ago and forgot to write a review so better late than never! Moorea is a beautiful island and there is more to do here than Bora Bora, but Bora Bora is magical (if you stay on of the over the water bungalows on the reef side). The...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour Madame, Bonjour Monsieur I just read your review, and as you said yourself, "better late than never". We are so pleased that even several month after your trip you still thought of us and took the time to write your comments. For you to know, our "Moorea" pizza remains one of our best seller at the Bar. Thank you...

Metamora, Michigan
Reviewed July 21, 2012

We stayed at the Sofitel April 1-8, 2012. As always in my reviews I give a brief overview of the main areas we find important when booking a vacation and offer a helpful tip. The Softiel is a beautiful resort and it's a once in a lifetime opportunity to stay in an over water bungalow on the magical island of...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour Madame, Bonjour Monsieur We just had the opportunity to review your comments, and I have to thank you to have taken the time to write such complete review. All of our guest feedbacks are for us a great opportunity to improve ourselves and therefore guest experience. We reach for the complete guest satisfaction during your stay among us, and...

ottawa
Reviewed July 20, 2012

This hotel is located on one of the best beaches on Moorea. We stayed in a beach bungalow, not an overwater bungalow. It was lovely, very similar to the overwater ones in furnishings and size. I'm not sure that the over water bungalows are worth the extra money. The glass floor to watch the fish is nice, but you can...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour Madame, Bonjour Monsieur, Greetings from sunny Moorea. Thank you so much for your review, we just love to read guests' feedbacks, and to hear about guest experience. Experience level and satisfaction for our clients is our #1 priority. We do realize that the cost of food is higher than expected in hotels in French Polynesia, but several external, and...

Milan, Italy
Reviewed July 19, 2012

The Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort is very beautiful, but the garden bungalows are not equal. In 4 day we will have changed 4 rooms, because in the first bungalow there was a hole in the roof and a VERY BIG HORRIBLE RAT! I'm scared: I never expected to find a big rat, we were on our honeymoon. I...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour Madame, Bonjour Monsieur, Hoping this email find you well. We are deeply sorry to read about your unsatisfactory experience among us. I place guest satisfaction as my absolute #1 priority, and to learn that your stay was not up to your expectation is a personal failure to me. Following your departure, as I was aware of the incident encountered,...

Caldwell, Texas
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Sooooo our 1st real stop our our honeymoon was Moorea. After reading tons of reviews we knew we had to stay at this island. We booked with Sofitel and did a 3 island package (discount) and stayed in the luxury overwater bungalow (117). Before coming to Moorea I had read some reviews saying to book the end bungalows. They were...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour Madame, Bonjour Monsieur, WOW WOW WOW !!!! What an awesome review to read !!! Thank you very very much to have posted such complete and detailed feedbacks. We are so glad to see that you had such an amazing experience with us. Honeymoon is a very special and unique trip for couples, and we feel so privileged to have...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed July 16, 2012

We are a family of 5. We have three teenage girls. Our daughters absolutely loved every minute of their stay at the Sofitel. Although there was a lot of couples staying during the time of our stay. The staff made our girls feel special. My husband and I booked an 'Overwater bungalow'. We started in Room 114, and after requesting...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour Madame, Bonjour Monsieur, We just had the privilege to read the great review that you posted in regards of your stay with us. I got to thank you so much to have taken the time to writte and post such awesome feedback. To know that our guests experienced the vacation that they deserved is our greatest satisfaction. Your appreciation...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed July 15, 2012

After visiting or viewing the other major hotels on the island, it is easy to remark that Sofitel is the best on the island. The staff are helpful and affable, the grounds are immaculate, the spa and restaurants are excellent - especially when compared to other hotels supposedly in the same class! After visiting or viewing most of the other...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour Madame, Bonjour Monsieur, Greetings from Moorea and hoping this email find you well. We just had the chance to view the comments that you posted about your stay with us, and we wanted to thank you for it. Guest satisfaction remains our #1 objective and we know that our mission has been accomplished when we get to read your...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed July 14, 2012

My wife and I used custom Tahiti to book our honeymoon to Four seasons bora bora and Sofitel moorea. The resort had average food, not so good services; not up to the other Sofitel luxury standard at al!!! Will not stay there again. However, the travel agency Custom Tahiti had very prompt responses in helping making our booking process. We...

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Olivier D, General Manager at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour Madame, Bonjour Monsieur, First of all, please let me apologize for the poor experience that you had during your stay. We feel terrbile to see that we did not meet your expectations and that the level of services was not up to part per your standard. Did you have the chance to share the challenges encountered with some of...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort is located on the North-East Coast of the island, just 5 minutes away from Temae airport, Vaiare ferries docks, the 18 holes international golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus®. This landmark hotel is built on the longest and most beautiful white sand beach of the island, within a protected marine area maintained by the CRIOBE®.From this hotel, guests have a unique panoramic view on the lagoon and the island of Tahiti. The hotel offers a wide range of accommodation with a total of 113 Luxury Bungalows located in the gardens, directly on the beach or over the water. Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora has the only Luxury Beach Bungalows on Moorea that have unobstructed views of the island of Tahiti, located directly on the beach. Historically, this hotel is the first of the island that built bungalows over the water. Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora has now the largest Luxury Overwater Bungalows in Moorea (83 sq. meters).Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora also features 1 Luxury Villa with 2 bedrooms (150 sq.meters). It has 2 bathrooms, 1 lounge, 1 deck and 1 outdoor jacuzzi®, with a direct access into the lagoon and panoramic views of the island of Tahiti.Dine in Polynesian authenticity at the Pure restaurant with outdoor terrace dining offering complimentary and traditional dance shows every night or choose the barefoot elegance of K restaurant, gourmet dining, feet in the sand experience, with a unique dance show.For light snacks and exotic cocktails or premium alcohols while admiring the view, try the Vue bar overlooking the infinity pool, the lagoon and Tahiti with weekly live concerts. For light snacks and exotic cocktails during a farniente day on the beach, only steps away from the lagoon, try the Beach bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort

Address: B.P. 28, Moorea, Maharepa 98728, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Moorea > Maharepa
Price Range: $357 - $603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 112
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Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Hotel Maharepa
Sofitel Moorea Beach Resort
Sofitel Maharepa
Maharepa Sofitel
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“Beach front Bures at the far end of the resort quieter”
AlanAuckland, 2 days ago | Read review
“Beach bungalows are great...but you want one on the front row...not behind that. #411 was perfect.”
Southgaw, 3 days ago | Read review
“We stayed in overwater bungalow #105; ideal because it was facing out into the lagoon but was closer to the main lobby and breakfast area.”
akostich_11, 1 week ago | Read review
“If you are going spend the extra for an overwater bungalow. You will not regret it.”
jbakker, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms to the left of the Nautical Centre towards the public beach end are the quietest ... and closest to the best snorkelling.”
IanB624, 1 week ago | Read review
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