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“Quiet, with lovely view over the lagoon, very clean”
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Sunset Hill Lodge
Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Bora Bora
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
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“Quiet, with lovely view over the lagoon, very clean”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sunsethill!! Gérard is a fabulous host, very knowledgeable about the island and helpful in organising trips (he does not take commission on it). We can highly recommend the daylong lagoon cruise! We stayed in bungalow 3 which has a lovely view over the lagoon. The room is spacious, very clean, quiet and it has a very comfortable bed.

Room Tip: We stayed in Bungalow 3 which has a lovely view over the lagoon. The room is air-conditioned, quiet...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

The studios were great. They were very spacious and were beautifully built. It was satisfactory just to be inside the studios with a great piece of furniture.

Gerard was great host, and picked us up and dropped in time. He was always making good conversations and was very lively. He is working on a BBQ which would be fun to watch when it is done.

The bikes provided free of cost was good - nice way to travel.

If going for any tour/activity, get it booked through Gerard as you would get it for best price then. We have done the comparison.

The only thing we didn't like was that for some reason there were many mosquitos. When we mentioned it to Gerard he refused that there are none and it is not possible for his places to have mosquitos coz it is so clean. Unfortunately, there were! He did not provide any mosquito coil which we had to buy from the supermarket, and we had to use our repellant frequently.

All in all, we had a great time and it was worth staying there. We enjoyed! And I would like to mention again, the place was SUPER CLEAN!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Switzerland
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Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in one of the studios and loved it!!!

Gerard is a wonderful host, plenty of good advice, insider tips and friendly conversations.

If you're looking for something different than the large luxury hotels and want to feel safe and comfortable at about 90% discount from the rates of the big resorts in Bora Bora, this is for you!

Again, we loved it!!! Merci Gerard! R&K (les suisses!)

  • Stayed October 2013
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Redmond, Washington
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We spent 3 nights in the Stilts Bungalow - large bed, AC, kitchen and a beautiful veranda overlooking the lagoon. Gerard was great, very welcoming and helpful with recommendations on places to eat, things to do, etc. We used the free bikes to ride to Matira Beach and didn't quite enjoy the ride especially through Vaitape, which is a very crowded and dusty village. Overall, we had a good time at the pension, only wished we didn't have to go through Vaitape to reach the accommodation.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

I realy like this place the nature all rond , very clean place, the personnel are very friendly the Wifi connection excellent and free, Mr, Gerald is lovely and friendly person, I did not have more money to pay an excursion, he payed for me until I comme back home , I am going to take all my family there in future, this is the good place to stay with family. not expensive,

Room Tip: the Studio is fantastic , you have avery thing include very nice kitchen
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We spent 3 nights in Studio 1. Great space, the AC was a nice bonus. I found the mosquitos or no-seeums near the black sofa on the deck bothersome but my husband was not bothered at all. But I am usually a target for mosquitos. Some mosquito coils would do the trick.

Gerard is lovely. Never seemed bothered by our requests or questions. He had wonderful advice and recommendations. Our time on Bora Bora was short but he quickly arranged 2 tours for us. Gerard is an interesting man. I would enjoy getting to know him better. His dog Rapunzel is adorable.

The day we arrived, Gerard dropped off a huge papaya. It was delicious.

The property is close enough to walk to town and bicycles are available.

I almost got on the ferry to the airport with the room key still in my pocket. Felt bad about that. Sorry Gerard!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We so enjoyed our 8 days @ Sunset Hill Lodge! Gerard was a wealth of knowledge, a perfect host...great sense of humour and so wonderfully accommodating ( as was Rapunzel). Our studio was fantastic...great views with a constant breeze...excellent wifi connection. Gerard's recommendations always turned out well ... too many to list. If you are interested in buying quality pearls ask Gerard to direct you to Pierre...excellent value and price! We rented a scooter for several days to trek us back and forth to Materia Beach...well worth the $$ . We hiked up Mt Pahia ... great hike and fantastic views. On Gerards recommendation we kayaked to some motu's . St. James restaurant was our favorite restaurant...we loved the setting and the food. The chinese take out down the street from Sunset is also very good. Thank you Gerard your warm hospitality made our Bora Bora stay comfortable and memorable! We look forward to seeing some pictures of the finished BBQ deck! Sonya n Derek ( Edmonton Canada)

Room Tip: Stilts suite is more private and has fantastic view - constant breezes also
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sunset Hill Lodge
Address: BP 58 Vaitape | Lewards Islands, 98730, French Polynesia
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Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Bora Bora
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Bora Bora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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Furnished accommodations close to Vaitape's village. ... more   less 
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