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Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Hotel

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  • The hotel has wifi WIFI/Internet Access
  • The hotel serves breakfast Breakfast
  • The hotel has a bar Bar
  • The hotel does not have a parking Parking
  • The hotel has a restaurant Restaurant
  • The hotel has air conditioning in rooms Air Conditioning
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Check-in from 14h00
Check out up to 12h00

Services and practical information

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  • WIFI/Internet Access
    • WIFI in the communal areas
    • WIFI in your room
    • WIFI access
  • Air conditioned
    • Air conditioning
    • Manual temperature control
  • Airport shuttle
    • BORA BORA MOTU MUTE (Paying)
    • BORA BORA MOTU MUTE (Paying)
    • PAPEETE FAAA (Paying)
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
    • Chinese Mandarin
    • German
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Italian
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Early check-in/Late check-out
    • EARLY CHECK IN FROM 8AM (Paying)
    • LATE CHECK-OUT UP TO 5PM (Paying)
  • Boutiques/shopping
    • Currency exchange
    • Gift shop/newspaper shop
  • Porter
  • Concierge

Leisure and activities

  • Pool  (Nearby)
  • Massage
  • Beach and water sports
    • Kayaking
    • Private beach (Nearby)
  • Other sports activities  (Nearby)
    • Bicycles rental
    • Volley ball facilities (Nearby)

Catering

  • Breakfast
  • 1 restaurant(s)
  • 1 bar(s)
  • Room service
    • Hot meals
    • Cold snacks
    • Opening hours : Week 06:30-22:00
    • Opening hours : Week-end 06:30-22:00

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  • Conventions hotel
  • Copy/print service available
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Our rooms

ISLAND LUXURY LODGE, 1 King Size Bed 34 m², 12 m² terrace, King Size bed, air conditioning, fan, safe, minibar, rain shower, bathroom and separate WC, no rollaway bed but existing sofa bed.

  • 31 rooms
  • 31 non-smoking rooms
    • 110/120 V AC
    • 220/240 V AC
    • Air conditioning
    • Emergency exit map
    • Safe deposit box in room
    • Free in-room mineral water
    • Telephone
    • Opening windows
    • WIFI in your room
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Work desk in all rooms
    • Manual temperature control
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Minibar
    • Iron in room
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Shower
    • Hair dryer in bathroom
    • Make-up/magnifying mirror
    • Keycard-operated door locks
    • Audible smoke alarms in rooms
    • Deadbolts and/or locks in rooms
    • Security peephole
    • Smoke alarm in room
    • Emergency info in rooms
    • Voicemail
    • Alarm clock
    • Message alert
    • Operator wake up call
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4.7/5 AccorHotels Rating 452 reviews

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4.5/5 TripAdvisor Rating 1,002 reviews
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Dan R. Couples - 13/11/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Great location & hotel, some specifics less than expected for first-class hotel »

Amazing location, great snorkling is right there, wonderful little beaches, amazing breakfast location, swimming from over water bungalow is the best way to start a day! Staff were all great, instant service, smiles and greetings everywhere you go. It's an isolated island you can walk and wade around, but it's an easy 5 minute boat trip to the mainland. We never waited more than a few minutes for the boat. Also, the mainland Sofitel where the boat drops you off has a nice pool, bar, restaurant, and boat rentals. Avis will pick you up there to rent a car or scooter (best way to go around island, forget the expensive tours). Downside - bathroom plumbing is way below 1st class standards, shower is blah, air conditioning is cheesy wall-mounted unit that blew freezing air on the bed until I hung a towel over it. Also, the shower and changing room promised for use after checkout was not so pleasant, hot and steamy, floor wet, exposed toilet, and no setup to make it easy to change into fresh clothes.

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Dear M R., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,

Lucy Couples - 13/11/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Incredible honeymoon at a fantastic hotel »

We recently spend a week on the private island for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it! We love snorkeling and swimming so was a perfect location for us as there was coral straight out from our over water bungalow and an amazing snorkeling location a 5min kayak away. The staff were all so friendly and made us feel welcomed. The food at the hotel was great! We ate there nearly every night and tried every main on the menu. We loved the most that it wasn't like every other resort that had a crazy amount of villas and people, the private island was limited to other couples and we barely saw any the whole time and the ones we did see were also very nice. It was very quiet, great look out we went up to most nights to have a beer and watch the sun set. The rooms were spacious and everything you need to be comfortable. Overall I wouldn't have wanted to spend my honeymoon anywhere else... the sofitel private island was absolutely perfect for us! Thank you sofitel for an incredible week and experience

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Dear M M., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,

Lynette P. Couples - 12/11/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island was a small slice of heaven!! »

We spent an amazing 6 nights at the Sofitel. The staff was lovely. Everyone was so pleasant and helpful. The restaurant was under reconstruction so they served our breakfast in our room. What an absolute treat! We had an overwater bungalow that was beautiful. The room was clean, the bed was comfy, they kept our mini fridge stocked daily but the joy was in the view from the overwater deck. The outdoor shower was great as we spent all day in the water!! The Coral Gardens are on the backside of the island and the snorkeling was some of the best I've ever experienced. We didn't feel a need to take a lagoon tour as all the tours stopped at the Coral Garden so to be able to just walk into the water and swim there is an absolute plus. It's very simple to go over to the main island. You request the boat and within 5-10 minutes they are on the way to pick you up. From the Sofitel on the main island, it's very easy to access Metira Beach and a lot of local restaurants. This is a small hotel. I believe only 31 rooms which mean only 62 guests so it was quiet and private. I can't say enough great things about this hotel!! This was my "trip of a lifetime" and Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island was my dream hotel.

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Dear M P., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,

Manuela S. Couples - 07/11/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« If it were not for the changed accommodations with no notice, I would have rated higher. »

Upon arrival, we were assigned to a room that was not over the water. This trip was planned two years in advance specifically to stay in an overwater bungalow for a family special occasion. There was no advanced notice that Marara over water bungalows would be completely closed, only that they would be under construction. We were never notified about the closure. Although we were ultimately moved after 2 days to an overwater bungalow on the private island, we had to endure the hassle of packing up all our things and that took away from the rest and relaxation planned for our stay. The reception, room service, and boat captains were all very nice and friendly.

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Dear M S., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem of communication and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely,

Luigi Couples - 06/11/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Paradise but not exactly 5 stars »

Restaurant not top level because of the very few choises within the menu, breackfast not always fresh Staff not always efficient as per required for five stars hotel

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Dear M M., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,

Marilou M. Couples - 03/11/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« I was disappointed upon arrival. »

I am writing this experience since I also am in the hospitality industry back in the United States (Mammoth Lakes, Ca-skiing destination in the winter and hiking, biking, fishing in the summer). I remained calm through it all as I didn't want to be one of those "difficult" customers. No one appreciates that. I didn't demand for anything but only asked for compensation or resolution to the situation. Waiting or wasting half my trip before any action was taken was not appreciated at all. Believe me, if it happened at my place of employment, there would be screaming/ranting customers in my face. This is what took place: I booked an overwater bungalow and upon arrival, I was placed on a beach view bungalow looking at the overwater bungalows. It was later explained that we were upgraded to the private island which was to make up for not having an overwater bungalow. This is only after we asked why there were changes made on our reservation. We were never informed ahead of time that our booking was not going to be honored and the alternatives weren't fair. We were a group of 7 and we were separated by having 4 from our group transferred to the private island. Here were the alternatives given: *we can stay in an overwater bungalow for 1 night but still had to pay $300 extra for it since it's on the private island. Even if our original confirmation was for an overwater bungalow. Then we'd have to go back to the beach view bungalow *go back to the main island and stay on a beach bungalow and was offered a refund for the difference but no one can tell us what the amount was Apparently, the manager was out of town on a conference and I was not attended to until I was finally able to speak with the manager. I had to call him myself as no one has approached me. It's disappointing knowing that you paid for an overwater bungalow on the most beautiful island in Tahiti and be treated like I should be appreciative because I was "upgraded to the private island". Even if it's not in an overwater bungalow and was separated from our group. We did notify our travel agent and they also claimed they were not told of the changes that were made. We were eventually transferred to an overwater bungalow for 2 nights of our 4 night stay, by the manager. Even if they tried making the mends, no one can turn back time and give us the 2 lost nights. A true upgrade would have been being transferred to the private island in an overwater bungalow upon arrival. Not shoving us into a bungalow looking at the overwater bungalows and telling us it was an upgrade. The island itself was amazing. I do want mention names of the employees that made our stay bearable. I do regret that I did not get the name of the shorter lady at the private island. I did not see her name tag but she was joyful! Made us laugh... Veronique: was always cheerful and spoke to us every time she saw us John: from the Spa, great service, great treatment and a great smile that was contagious Tania: Took great care of our family on the main island Julien: Being on the job for 2 weeks, he was accommodating and treated our family on the main island like his own I have been more thorough than the usual review received as I want the Sofitel Marara Resort to thrive. It's a great resort on a stunning island! I just couldn't believe that nothing was explained to us upon arrival and did not receive any notifications of changes before our arrival. We know we booked through a travel agent but if the travel agent company was not notified then the clients are left in the dark. That reduces customers returning to the resort and booking directly. Thank you for your time in reading this.-Marilou M.

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Dear M M., Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Sofitel Marara Beach Resort. We are pleased to read that you have appreciated our hotel's location and the quality of service provided by our ambassadors. However, we are sincerely sorry to hear that you have not been informed of the changes in the bungalows and we apologize for this. We hope to be able to welcome you back to an AccorHotels group hotel. Sincerely.

Michael Couples - 15/10/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Staff took the time to make us feel welcomed and that we were celebrating our honeymoon »

Welcoming staff

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Dear M R., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,

Jolee K. Couples - 14/10/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Perfectly magical »

I loved every moment of staying at the Sofitel on both islands of Moorea and Bora Bora. The staff was so nice, friendly and accommodating. The rooms were so clean, The resort in general was beautifully kept. We had such a wonderful experience. I wish I could have stayed longer.

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Dear M K., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,

Gingergatto F. Couples - 12/10/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« stupenda »

idilliaca,complimenti

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Dear M C., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,

Brian Couples - 11/10/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« A very enjoyable holiday »

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The resort and our bungalow were clean and attractive. The resort is in a beautiful location. We found the boat transfers to and from the main island of Bora Bora very convenient. We loved the opportunity to snorkel in the nearby coral gardens, which were beautiful and easily accessible from this resort.

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Dear M Z., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,

Anonymous Couples - 19/09/2018 AccorHotels certified review

Everything was great. The staff always made us feel special. Every need we had was met.

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Dear M B., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Solène Martin Duty Manager Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach & Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

Marian N. Couples - 18/09/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Amazing »

Amazing location in Bora Bora . Loved every minute we were there . Staff was accommodating, happy , helpful and so polite. Accommodations were lovely. I chose Sofitel Bora Bora private island because it was intimate, no children, location and the many services they offered. Love love loved it there, didn’t want to leave !

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Dear M N., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Solène Martin Duty Manager Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach & Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

Couples - 14/09/2018 TripAdvisor review
« Beuteful location but needs renovation »

Location of the hotel is very good you are away on the island to enjoy peace and beuteful wiew. Main island is only 5min boat ride away from the main island and you can go any moment you wish. Staff was good especially local ladies. Rooms need a renovation and that is a fact.

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Ia Orana and thank you for sharing your Magnifique experience at Sofitel Bora Bora! We were very delighted to host you and we look forward to welcome you back again ! Mauruuru !

Mrs L. Couples - 13/09/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Room for improvement »

The place itself is amazing! But need some improvements . Usually bars are jolly and busy but not there! It was quiet, we had to ask for the drinks menu in the evening! Unbelievable Drinks itself were good, but looked like the staff was rushing home instead of get some money from the tourists. We ate outside of the resort but on the way back if it was music and crowd we’d definitely had a drink or two, but after first evening when we had to ask for a menu( still can’t believe it!) we just went straight to the room From the good side- young French staff were amazing, so helpful and smiley , that welcome party on the top of the hill was such a good idea! More suggestions- to get a toaster for breakfast area and to have a background music at the bar area at all time, something relaxing for the day and a little bit upbeat for the evening Anyway- it was a great stay, will definitely be back

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Dear M A., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Solène Martin Duty Manager Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach & Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

Joaquin G. Couples - 27/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Excelent »

Great

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Ia Orana from Bora Bora. First of all, thank you for sharing your experience at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. We were sincerely pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and it is with great pleasure that we receive your compliments that we will not fail to share with our teams. Your satisfaction is the greatest reward for our employees who invest themselves day after day to offer you some unforgettable moments. If you feel like it, feel free to share these wonderful moments on our other platforms such as TripAdvisor, Google, Booking.com, .. and we thank you in advance. We hope to see you again very soon in Polynesia, Yours sincerely Mauruuru.

Couples - 26/08/2018 TripAdvisor review
« Poor experience »

Location was beautiful but we made a complaint, both verbally to reception and via email directly to the hotel regarding our TV that was not working, WIFI that was working on 5% of the time, breakfast buffet not being restocked in the last hour of the breakfast window, and the multiple geckos in our room and just had radio silence in return. Worst Sofitel I have stayed at.

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Dear Mr Ak, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Sofitel Private Island. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed our location and on the other hand sad to know that we didn’t meet your expectations regarding, TV, wifi & breakfast. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconveniences you encountered. Be sure that we will take in consideration each point you mentioned. Thanks again to have choosing us for your stay in Bora Bora. The Sofitel Bora Bora team

Gustavo M. Couples - 24/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Trip of a lifetime. »

Everything was great as far as the overall experience. The staff was friendly, the rooms were nice, the location is beautiful. The one thing Inwould like to see is better breakfast options and maybe beach side service if you want to buy a drink or have some food. Other than that the trip was amazing.

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Dear M M., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,

Dee A. L. S. Couples - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« everything was perfect our expectations were exceeded to the highest level »

Picked Sofitel private Island for our one week honeymoon. From beginning to end the staff exceeded our expectations and made every part of our stay perfect!!! The cleanliness and sharp attention to detail was very noticeable, and the care that the staff put into their jobs was obvious but not fake but very genuine that everyone really cared and liked what they were doing.

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Ia Orana from Bora Bora. Let us first thank you for sharing your experience at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. We were sincerely pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and it is with great pleasure that we receive your compliments that we will not fail to share with our teams. Your satisfaction is the greatest reward for our employees who invest themselves day after day to offer you some unforgettable moments. If you feel like it, feel free to share these wonderful moments on our other platforms such as TripAdvisor, Google, Booking.com, .. and we thank you in advance. We hope to see you again very soon in Polynesia. Yours, Mauruuru.

Daniel Couples - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Great but could be perfect with a few improvements. »

Great service and clean rooms. The wifi needs to be improved so its more stable and wish the breakfast was fresher with more variety of food.

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Dear M H., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,

Barefoot B. Couples - 07/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« View/Activities: 10. Food: 5 »

The private island is nice for snorkeling and overwater bungalows. However the food is much more limited and almost not worth being on the private island. My wife and I kept taking the small cereal boxes to get us through the day. A grocery market is a short walk on the main island- go to it.

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Ia Orana and thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. We are happy to read that you have enjoyed the idyllic setting of our hotel and that you have fully enjoyed our beautiful lagoon. However we are sorry to hear that the catering did not satisfy you despite the fact that we can also enjoy our catering on our other hotel. We hope, however, to welcome you back to Polynesia! Maururu!

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