Stayed at this hotel at the end of July. We had previously stayed in Tahaa and had a wonderful time and expected more in Bora Bora due to all the reviews from people. I'm going to start with the good about this place since there is more bad. The hotel itself is nice. It looks newer than a lot of the other hotels. The room was nice. Plenty of hot water and water pressure. We stayed in room 107 on an OWB. The room does move a little. There is a sway from the waves but that is expected. It also felt private.
The hotel restaurant in the lobby has a very limited menu. The food is expensive and is okay in taste. Breakfast is served there every morning. The breakfast is also okay.
Upon arrival the front desk guy walked us to our room and showed us around the room. Also explained how the sliding door would lock us out if we closed the door behind us and assured us that the room was very secured.
The feel of the place felt wonderful and we were excited as we were spending our honeymoon in BoraBora. We had a long day so we decided to leave our things in the room and go eat at the beach restaurant, Tama'a. It was just after 5pm and knew it was early for dinner but we were hungry and the restaurant was opened from 11am to 9pm. We were the only two people in the restaurant. We placed our order, our drinks were served and we then waited. And waited and waited. Our waiter had disappeared. We had now waited a half hour so we asked a new waitress if she could look into our order. We let her know what we ordered and she had the cook come out and start something. After 40 minutes of waiting we got our salad. Now we've been at the restaurant an hour and still waiting for our entrees. They bring out a cheeseburger. We didnt order the cheeseburger. They bring out my husbands plate but mine has to be redone and I tell the waitress again that I ordered the shrimp. Our waiter still hasnt returned. She says okay and 15 minutes later brings out a plate with half a roasted chicken. Again, I didnt order the chicken, I ordered the shrimp. At this point I am tired of waiting and just eat the chicken. The food was good but it was a horrible experience. Since our bellies are full we brush it off as a fluke.
The next day the weather sucks and it rains all day until about 3pm. We decided to rent some bikes down the street for $10 each and take a bike ride for a couple of hours. As soon as we get back it starts to rain again. The following day is the same weather pattern. Rains all day with strong winds so we had to stay in doors.
Since we are stuck indoors all day my husband decides to get his messages from his phone. We look all over the place for the phone. He then realizes that his Ipod is also missing. For whatever reason we think we misplaced it. We go to the front desk and ask if anyone has turned in the phone and ipod. No one has.
Saturday turns out to be another rainy morning but clears up in the afternoon. We decided to go for an early dinner and know that we wouldnt be out for very long. We leave out our Ipad to charge while we have dinner at the Fare restaurant not far from the hotel. The dinner at the Fare was very good. Would recommend that place to everyone. We have only been gone for an hour when we get back to our room and see water all over the floor and footprints. We know we've been robbed!!!!Our hearts sunk!!!The ipad is gone and a few other things.
A PERSON ACTUALLY SWAM TO OUR OVER-THE-WATER BUNGALOW AND ROBBED US. We never thought someone would do that since the front desk guy assured us that the sliding door was "very secure" and would lock us out. We went to the front desk immediately and reported the crime. Being robbed sure does put a hamper on a honeymoon. We discovered that the police station was closed in the evening and we couldnt file a police report until the morning.
We went back to our room and made an inventory list of everything missing. We then came to the conclusion that we didnt misplace our phone & ipod but someone had stolen that as well on another occasion.
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