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InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Papetoai
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

We went for my 30th, it was exceptional. We had a blast and the resort was amazing. The service was good and helpful. The bar staff were very heavy handed and that helped at happy hour. We stayed 5 nights and had a bungalow on the beach front. We had a couple of lizard visitors but nothing that wasn't expected. Service was amazing, food was great, fresh and always served quickly. Fantastic location, the beach is well enclosed and protected from the wind.

Room Tip: beach bungalow worth it
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thierry B, General Manager at InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Dear Joany,
Ia Orana from Moorea!

We are thrilled to read your review and see that you have taken back with you some wonderful memories.
Thank you for your very encouraging comments and your kind message.
Your words will be passed on to the teams and the individuals.
Come back soon for another celebration!
Best sunny regards,
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

Stayed 5 night at this Resort the staff we professional and friendly ,.and the facilities excellent.
the Over water Bungalow allowed us to see a variety of fish even watching a shark at night trying to get a meal.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thierry B, General Manager at InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Dear Adelaide,
Ia Orana from Moorea!

Thank you for your very kind review.
It is a real pleasure for the whole team to read your warm comments.
Mauruuru roa
Best sunny regards,
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

We were choosing bora bora and moorea before our trip; however, we ended up by going to moorea and it was an excellent choice that we have made. We stayed in overwater bungalow and you could see different fish day and night. So, before you head to Tahiti you should watch "finding the nemo" and you would see how it matched. I could see sharks and rays traveled back and forth from my patio which was very impressive to be able to get to this close. While we were there we took a half day trip to swim with sharks/rays and had lunch in one of the island. While we were having lunch in the island, you could see rays were asking foods from locals over the beach side. The local lady told us that those are their pets. If you love the water, this is a paradise. The people here they don't really expect you to tip them but you could still do it if you think it's a good service. no pressure ~~ which is nice.

Room Tip: we were upgraded to the water bungalow but purchasing their membership $200. It would cost you ma...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thierry B, General Manager at InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Dear Guests,
Ia Orana from Moorea!

Thank you for your beautiful comment.
I am delighted to hear that you feel you made the right choice!
For all nature lovers, Moorea is indeed a very special place rich in Flora & Fauna but also culture and traditions.
Thank you again for your stay at our Hotel.
We hope to see you back one day.
Best sunny regards,
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

We had the pleasure of visiting the Intercontinental Hotel in Moorea. We were in Tahiti 6 years ago on a cruise, and have wanted to go back ever since. We did that in early January and stayed for 10 great days.

The staff was exceptional, I want to especially single out Denis Masse for his exceptional service and kindness during our trip. He went above and beyond the call of duty in helping with all aspects of our trip, even though sometimes it wasn't necessarily his area.

The resort is great and the time we visited was perfect, it wasn't overly crowded, the pool area and beach were very peaceful and not overrun with people.

We stayed in Cabin 304 right next to the lagoon, step off the back porch and into the water!

I highly recommend the facility and the area for a relaxing vacation.

KJORDAN - HOUSTON, TX

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thierry B, General Manager at InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Dear Kenny,
Ia Orana from Moorea!
I would like to thank you for your time sharing this review. It is a real pleasure for the whole team to read your warm comments regarding the friendliness of the staff. They will be proud to read it, particularly Denis.

Very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you loved the property.

We would be very happy to welcome you back in the future.

Kind sunny regards,
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Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed in this resort for 5 days and we completely fell in love with it, we had a garden bungalow with our own private pool and I much preferred that over a beach bungalow. The over the water bungalow is great in Bora Bora but I don't think I would book it in Moorea as they don't have the same effect. The breakfast and lunch was great at the resort but the only thing we were unhappy with was the dinner menu and the quality of the food, it just wasn't consistent and on several occasions the food was not up to our expectation. The staff at this resort are all amazing, very friendly, the service we received was impeccable everyone went out of their way to make us feel comfortable....Remember if you become a InterContinental Ambassador you receive a free room upgrade.

Room Tip: Garden Bungalows are the best. We booked a regular room and when we became Ambassadors they gave us...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Thierry B, General Manager at InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Dear Guest,
Ia Orana from everyone in Moorea!

Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for your stay at our Hotel.
We have posted your message in all our departments and as you can imagine it has brought warmth to all our employees. As you noticed for yourself, Polynesians are very warm and genuine and hearing that they made a difference means a lot to them. Your comment is therefore great encouragement.
Finally, we are sorry to see that our restaurants were not to your liking.
We hope to see you back one day.
With my warmest regards,
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

This was a wonderful resort that offered about anything one would hope for. Even a chance to swim with their dolphins. I didn't do that, but had fun watching others each day who did. I stayed out on a overwater bundgalow and it was a beautiful place to hang out on the porch and mellow out.
One day I walked out to the street and walked down the street to shops...a pretty hot walk, but not too far from a fair amount of shops. I found a great jeweler right across the street who took the pearls I purchased on another island and made a necklace with them while I was in town.
If you are looking for a complete resort that offers everything you need to enjoy a wonderful island trip, this resort will make you happy.

Room Tip: I stayed out past the dolphin area over the bridge which was very nice.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thierry B, General Manager at InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Dear Guest,
Ia Orana from Moorea!
Thank you for your wonderful comment.
Your description is perfect... Moorea is both a place where one can relax reading a good book on the beach but also offering a diversity of excellent activities to discover this wholesome island!
Thank you again for your visit and your encouragement.
We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back to our "small piece of Paradise"
Kind regards
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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stayed here after 4 nights at another budget resort so initial impression was this was absolutely lovely and clean. We were given a glass of juice on arrival. Nice touch.
We had a few issues with the room which i wrote to the hotel about once we returned and I am pleased they responded in a timely and fair manner.
We had a beach bungalow which was great. Kids could swim in the lagoon and we could see them from our deck. They did not enjoy the lagoon due to the large number of "Spotted Worm Sea Cucumber" lying in the water. Wish they were not there....Yuck! (averse to anything resembling snakes). Seeing the fish was amazing and so was the dolphin sanctuary. We took advantage of the free snorkel gear and took a ride to the nearby island (Motu). Enjoyable. They had a buffet/dinner performance which was too expensive (Everything in French Polynesia is expensive) but we enjoyed the show from the outdoor location we sat. I will commend the dinner staff of that night who accommodated us and 2 other families by helping us celebrate birthdays. It was impromptu and they brought us cake and candle to blow. It was very nice of them.
The concierge lady was helpful too and gave us good advice. This resort is exactly as I expected and I would not mind staying here again.
(Note: No kids club. No shops open on Sunday or lunchtime. Shopping center is 10-15 min walk. Smokers are everywhere, even restaurant.

Room Tip: Beach bungalow #400 was quiet and great if you have kids. Would not recommend OWB for those with you...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thierry B, General Manager at InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Dear Guests,
Ia Orana from Moorea!
I would like to sincerely thank you for your comment.
I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.
It is always encouraging to hear that my staff is meeting expectations and every action is always sincere and genuine, making our little group of islands a very special place.
Hopefully see you again one day!
Warm regards,
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Property: InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa
Address: Papetoai 98729, French Polynesia
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Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Moorea > Papetoai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Papetoai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is nestled between mountains and a lagoon on a stunning French Polynesian island. Right on the resort grounds is Moorea's widest range of activities, which includes the Moorea Dolphin Center, Bathys Diving Club, tennis, kayaking, canoeing, skiing and Jeep tours. The Arahurahu Marae temple is also worth a visit. ... more   less 
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