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Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

The staff gets 5 stars, they are all very friendly and so helpful. Breakfast was good, but hard to compare to the private island. We did a garden bungalow since this was our second visit. The rooms were nice, clean and a little bigger than we expected. We got an overwater bungalow on our Honeymoon at the private island just... More 

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H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

Iaorana from Bora Bora. Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback during your stay at sofitel Marara Beach Resort. We were very delighted to host you and thank you again for all the positive points you have mentionned in your comment. We are very sorry that you did encounter some conveniences, your opinion is very important as... More 

Culiacan, Mexico
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60 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I guess my worst experience was that overwater bungalow 45 was the worst one and that's what I got. Close to the service center so the water was oily and dark. Bungalows 48-51 were great, so If you book here and get the good bungalows it's fine. Staff was great and the activities as well, also the meal options and... More 

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H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and thoughts in your comment. We're very sorry to hear of the inconveniences you experienced during your stay. We do appreciate your feedback, as it allows us the opportunity to review the occurrences in an effort to improve the guest experience. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you... More 

Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

In general you expect that the price/quality ratio is reflecting your expectations. Welcoming by a Chinese trainee merely speaking/understanding English and not at all French is not acceptable. In contrary the French young fellow who took over quickly did a perfect job. Beach villa was clean with small attentions but I can hardly understand that when you leave your keys... More 

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H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

Iaorana from Bora Bora. Thank you for taking time to share with us your experience during your stay in our Resort. Please on behalf of the team at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara, I wish to present our most sincere apologies for the regrettable experience you incurred as a guest on our resort. I thank you for your feedback, of which... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I'm not the typical exaggerated reviewer, but this hotel was simply odd. The maintenance of the installations seemed to be inexistent. I stayed at a regular garden view room, where the humidity and mold were more than notorious. I said: really? I travelled this far to stay at this unacceptable room next to this ugly beach on Bora Bora? Some... More 

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2 Thank Ariel M
H0564GM, Responsable relations publiques at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking time to share your thoughts with us, and we are very sorry that your stay in our Resort was not the experience you were expecting. There are aspect of your comment which are uncharacteristic, like the humidity in the gardens where are located our Polynesian style Garden Bunglows, and also... More 

Simi Valley, California
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Reasonably priced compared to nearby resorts,my husband enjoyed the quiet location and comfortable accommodations. We stayed in modern inspired nipa hut over the water with sliding doors opening to the lagoon. The hotel staff were very helpful . There was a sumptuous buffet breakfast daily for extra charge which was very reasonable. Bora Bora is an expensive place to vacation... More 

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H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience ! We are very delighted that you have found your Paradise in Sofitel Bora Bora. All our teams would like to thank you for such a fantastic feedback. Maururu maitai and come back soon ! More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Sofitel Marara Bora Bora for the first 3 nights of our Bora Bora trip. We stayed in the overwater bungalow no. 62 which was the second furthest out to the water which was great as we had requested one further out for better snorkelling. Snorkeling was great around our bungalow with different types of fish and... More 

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H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience ! We are very delighted that you have found your Paradise in Sofitel Bora Bora. All our teams would like to thank you for such a fantastic feedback. The last renovations we had in the Sofitel Marara were in 2008, our hotel is set on a historic place, choosen by Mr Dino de Laurentiis... More 

Vilnius County, Lithuania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We spent just one day in the Resort, me & my friends bought the entrance pass for 53$ each which suppose to include Lunch with drinks, swimming pool, towels & snorkeling equipment. Unfortunately we were having lunch more than 2 hours. Order was taken probably 40mins after we came, the food was brought more than 1.5hr later. In the end... More 

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2 Thank Erika J
H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

Iaorana from Bora Bora ! Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach. Your feedback is very important for us as it allows to improve our guests' experience with all the considerations of your remarks. We hope to have the oportunity to welcome you back in a "Magnifique" way. Mauruuru. More 

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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The Hotel is located 40 minutes. boat-drive from the airport. When you arrive to the airport you are received by Sofitel staff, handed flowers and told to get into the boat. What they never inform you is that when you get into the boat you are going to be charged almost U$S 100 for it when you check-out. Amazing! Upon... More 

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5 Thank Martin F
H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and thoughts in your comment.. We're very sorry to hear of the inconveniences you experienced during your stay. We do appreciate your feedback, as it allows us the opportunity to review the occurrences in an effort to improve the guest experience. We are sorry for the problem with our intern.... More 

Gympie
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

What can I say. What a magical island to visit. We arrived by boat direct from the airport. Absolute breathtaking scenery on the way. Although the resort is starting to show it's age it is kept clean and tidy. The staff were great with welcoming smiles every day. We only had one minor setback with a grumpy staff member when... More 

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H0564GM, Responsable relations publiques at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

Iaorana from Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort. Thank you for taking time to share your experience during your stay in our Resort. We are very delighted that your stay was "Magnifique" and we can't wait to welcome you back in our little piece of Paradise. Maururu. More 

West Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I work on a ship and have stopped in Bora Bora before, but we've never taken a day to enjoy a resort. Today we got off the ship around 11am, and we got a taxi straight to Sofitel. The day pass is a great deal: only $50/person for a two-course lunch, use of the pool, chairs, wifi,... More 

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H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, responded to this review

Iaorana and thank you for sharing your experience in Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort ! More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort is located on the island of Bora Bora in the heart of the exceptional Matira Bay. The island of Bora Bora is encircled by a protective necklace of coral. Breathtaking lush mountains provide a dramatic backdrop for the luminous turquoise, lapis and aquamarine of the sheltered lagoon. There is something truly unique about Bora Bora, with its sugary sands, rugged mountains, vivid blues, lush greens and soothing lagoon waters that make it the most romantic destination in the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort

Address: BP 6, Nunue, 98730, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Bora Bora
Price Range: $278 - $514 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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Also Known As:
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach And Private Island Hotel Bora Bora
Sofitel Bora Motu Private Island
Accor Bora Motu Private Island
Bora Bora Sofitel
Sofitel Motu Bora Bora
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Bora Bora
#9 Luxury Hotel in Bora Bora
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Bora Bora
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