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8.6
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Excellent location - 850 meters to the beach
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Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Hotel
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4-star Resort

Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Hotel

Motu Tape, Nunue, Bora Bora Island, French Polynesia, 98730 - See map
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Excellent cleanliness
8.2 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.1 rating for service
Very good facilities on premise
7.7 facilities on premise
Good comfort
6.6 room quality and comfort

Nice place for couple or family to enjoy a vacation, with great natural beauty and sights.

Koh W. | December 21, 2017

Staff are friendly and facilities are well maintained.

Koh W. | December 21, 2017

Staff friendly, especially in the restaurant.

MICHAEL | August 26, 2017

Is dream our vacation in this hotel .

Hartmut | December 27, 2018

Everything is perfect .

Hartmut | December 27, 2018

  • Airport transfer

  • 850 meters to the beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Hot tub

  • Air conditioning

Value for money7.4
Distance to city center11. Km
Location rating8.6

Rooms available at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Hotel

Luxury Overwater Bungalow
Luxury Overwater Bungalow
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Lagoon view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Superior Beach Bungalow
Superior Beach Bungalow
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Superior Bungalow with King Bed - Overwater
Superior Bungalow with King Bed - Overwater
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Bungalow - Over Water
Luxury Bungalow - Over Water
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Garden View Bungalow
Superior Garden View Bungalow
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Superior Bungalow
Superior Bungalow
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Lagoon view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Superior Bungalow with King Bed - Beach Front
Superior Bungalow with King Bed - Beach Front
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Bungalow with King Bed - Overwater
Luxury Bungalow with King Bed - Overwater
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Single Room - Superior
Single Room - Superior
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Bungalow - Garden View
Bungalow - Garden View
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Hotel?

Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 12784 XPF. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Bora Bora Island with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Hotel?

Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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Room comfort score
6.6/10
Room size
29 sqm.
Review score - United States
7.5/10
Location score
8.6/10
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Overall rating:
8.2
Excellent
129 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
7.7
Location
8.6
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More about Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Hotel

More about Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Hotel

On the splendid Matira Bay, the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Hotel is a romantic retreat. The bungalows are astoundingly modern with floor-to-ceiling windows, glass bottoms, large comfortable beds, plasma TVs, rain showers, and handcrafted and polished island wood. For dining, there is the astonishing Latitude Seize. Let the chefs dazzle you with remarkable flare and technique as your meal is cooked right in front of you. Or if you’re into something a bit more Asian, there is the Sakura Bora Bora with Tepanyaki tables in an air conditioned setting. Whether relaxing in the luxurious bungalow or tearing into the Hurricane bar featuring island cocktails with a kick, the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Hotel is a promising island retreat.

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Reviews of Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Hotel from real guests

Overall rating
8.2
Excellent
From 129 reviews
8.8Location
8.7Service
8.4Cleanliness
Agoda Reviews (37)Booking.com Reviews (92)
Rating via Agoda7.8
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10
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities7.7
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality6.6
Service8.1
Value for money7.4
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7-8 Very Good (10)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
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9.7
Exceptional
Cathal from Ireland
Solo traveler
Superior Beach Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

Excellent stay on Bora Bora”

Quality of room, staff and laid back atmosphere

I had a fantastic stay at Sofitel Bora Bora. Everything was just as I wanted it and I was given a beach side bungalow which was excellent, huge space and really comfortable for the 3 nights I was there. Staff were lovely and booked me on the tours I wanted to go on. Location was beautiful, with all the amenities being adjacent to the water, there is a lovely stretch of beach as well. Would not hesitate to recommend. Merci.

Reviewed December 05, 2015
8.0
Excellent
MICHAEL from Cyprus
Family with teens
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 7 nights in July 2017

Very good”

Expensive over the water bungalows, but worth the experience. Staff friendly, especially in the restaurant. & days over the water was a once in a life time experience, but never pay these prices again. Only form of transportation is motorbike (expensive), car (more expensive), taxi (ridiculous high prices). BORA BORA is not the hyped up place it is talked about. Slowly slowly the island is loosing tourist and hotels are closing. Much better, cheaper places to visit around the world. AIR TAHITI has monopoly, thus sucks the XFP from you for short journeys. Never want to visit again, and would never recommend the island.

Reviewed August 26, 2017

Ia Orana Michael 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 ! Maururu !

Responded October 06, 2017
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Hotel
9.3
Exceptional
Ley from Malaysia
Group
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

Cheap hotel compared to others hotel at Bora Bora”

Cheap

Althoguh the price is much cheaper compared to others hotel in Bora Bora, but this hotel is still very good in overall. The only disatisfication is the airconditioner is too noisy.

Reviewed December 06, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Panisara from Thailand
Couple
Stayed 1 night in October 2011

Romantic place for couple ”

Luxury room with beautiful and romantic view

we stayed here for 2 nights, 1 night in lagoon front bangalow at marara beach and another night in overwater bangalow at private island. we love private island more than the main beach because it's very quite and room is luxury furnished and modern equipped and very comfortable. the hotel provides free snorkel gear with limited quantity. we can jump into the sea and snorkel in front of our room which is surrounded by small reefs, coral and little fish. for the dinner, you shpould join dinner buffet in the main beach which the cost is not too expensive but you will enjoy the traditional food and dance show. all are very gorgeous.

Reviewed November 27, 2011
8.0
Excellent
Heru from Indonesia
Couple
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

Best mattress and decent price”

Mattress = good sleep

We stayed in one of the luxury bungalow- lagoon front which effectively an overwater bungalow. The location is pretty good. If you stay on the private island, it will be even better, very close to the Coral Garden. Next time if we plan to go back to Bora-Bora, will definitely try the Private Island.

Reviewed February 16, 2013
5.7
Kinga from Poland
Solo traveler
Stayed 6 nights in December 2012

Nice hotel”

Good price

Bora Bora is very expensive place.. and Sofitel hotel is quite cheap if you want to compare it with others. I had a bungalow half on the water and half on the ground- and I think it was the best choice. Bugalow is quite big with a big bed and with a very nice and big terrace. The view from you terasce is amazing and you can jump directly to the water. BUT you can expect to meet all possible animals in your bungalow- even rats. Small part of the hotel is situated on the "Private Island". But you can't visit it.. I mean- you can- but you have to pay 70 EURO per person- then you can eat lunch there and stay till 5:30 pm. About Bora Bora in general- I think you will be a little bit disapointed.. because there is plently nicer places around the world and much much cheaper..

Reviewed January 15, 2013
4.0
Tanja from Germany
Solo traveler
Superior Garden View Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

Do not stay here!”

This hotel is a shame for Sofitel and the worst I ever stayed in! It starts from no service (staff is there but sitting around and talking to locals who use the pool and bar all day with their kids using super cheap day passes which include food and cocktail for 44 Dollar which is unacceptable for us paying customers who pay around 400 US Dollar every day!!)So we were not served at all and had to go to the bar all the time and get our drinks and food ourselves! Cocktails are not good. Boat transfer (over 100 $) was not there when I arrived, I had to walt 1 hour and when I told the reception at my arrival I got a weird smile instead of apologies! The hotel is shut down in the waterbungalow area which is a building site right now- guests should be told im advance!! In general the hotel should be closed completely for a total renovation, it's totally run down! The breakfast is awful- the food - especially fruits and vegetables are not covered and there is thousands of flies on it- I told the waitress and chef and both looked at me and said- "yes it is flies, normal"! I was shocked! All the other hotel guests I talked to were disappointed as well and some - on their honeymoon- made a huge fuss at the reception and got upgraded to the private island!! I tried to express my disappointment at reception but I was totally ignored by the responsible lady. At least I was glad I only stayed 2 nights, but really regretted spending my money here! The Sofitel destroyed my big dream of Bora Bora! Sofitel is losing a lot of guests and members with this hotel! Book somewhere else if you can or go to Moorea which is nicer anyway!

Reviewed April 07, 2017
9.0
Exceptional
Hasan from Indonesia
Couple
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

Mauruuru”

service, over water bungalow, food

This was the 2nd stop of our honeymoon after Tahiti, it was overwhelming… The hotel is pretty old, but kept in very good condition… The over water bungalow is not super expensive… located at the main island, gives us freedom to walk around or rent a scooter to go around the island… Can't say anything bad for this hotel… excellent...

Reviewed November 13, 2014
5.2
Seiko from Japan
Couple
Superior Bungalow with King Bed - Overwater
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

A staff was terrible”

The atmosphere of hotel, swimming pool, room, and bar were wonderful and perfect. However, one of your staff tried to make money from us. She offered us her side business transportation service and promised us that the price would be less than the taxi that hotel usually arranged. However, she actually charged us a double price at the end. It made us really upset and ruined my good memories of our stay at Sofitel.

Reviewed September 07, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Koh from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Beach Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

Nice location and beautiful view with private beach”

Nice place for couple or family to enjoy a vacation, with great natural beauty and sights. Staff are friendly and facilities are well maintained. They have different themed nights throughout the week, with performance from local polynesian shows. Internet is slow and some of the facility is old. It is better to book through the hotel web site, you may look for packages that includes airport transfer, and other tours.

Reviewed December 21, 2017
3.7
Tania from Switzerland
Couple
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in November 2012

Hotel on beautiful island -terrible service/food”

Very beautiful

This Sofitel is misleading on the website as is on its own island and frustrating as you are at the beck and call of their transfer boats, which take ages to ferry you across and we nearly missed our flights because of this. Honestly, we found the Polynisians service and attitude to be the worst in the world and we have travelled extensively. They are not interested in you unless you are giving them money. However, the setting is lovely but hard to appreciate with such shoddy service and inedible food for a 5 star hotel! The actual Sofitel across the way was much better with service and delightful food so recommend you rather stay on the mainland as we thought we had booked.

Reviewed November 18, 2012
6.0
robin from United States
Solo traveler
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

not for single travel”

being in Bora Bora

It was not good there traveling alone. The hotel is greared for singles...The food on the Private Island was pretty bad. some of the staff was very friendly whilst others were not so. I heard they were going to remodel but the rooms were fine as is.

Reviewed January 07, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Hartmut from Germany
Couple
Superior Garden View Bungalow
Stayed 15 nights in December 2018

The Paradise”

Is dream our vacation in this hotel .... Everything is perfect ...

Reviewed December 27, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Ximena from Argentina
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

Great!”

Beautiful hotel and location

We loved it! The hotel is beautiful and perfectly located. A dream. Good size too. Not huge.

Reviewed November 02, 2012
8.3
Excellent
titichai from Thailand
Couple
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

Good service”

Good service, Location, and food

After a week in French Polynesian vacation, I missed my asian food. I bought the instant noodle from the nearby shop and asked for the hot water. The lady staff brought the noodle to the kitchen. After few minute, she brought my noodle in the well decor bowl. That was a surprise.

Reviewed April 28, 2013
6.4
Good
Carson from United States
Couple
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

Not what expected”

The location was great, room was great and food was good! Staff except for porter and spa staff were very disappointing and uninterested. Concierge went on and on for 1/2 an hour before taking us to our room and then was hard to get rid of. The entire stay it took at least 30 swipes to get card to open door. Contacting room service was a nightmare and each number would tell you to call another area and not even know the numbers and did not want to help. Ice machine broken and any call to room was 1500 francs.

Reviewed August 05, 2016
6.7
Good
Ian from Australia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in April 2012

Romantic destination”

Overwater bungalows from nos. 62 on were wonderful and private. A small resort

Overwater bunalows were worth every cent paid as long as you were in nos. 62 or higher. The level of service did not live up to expectations as the resort seemed to be understaffed. Staff had difficulty understanding simple english requirements. Meals were disappointing, to say the least.

Reviewed April 13, 2012
8.0
Excellent
chiahui from Taiwan
Couple
Superior Garden View Bungalow
Stayed 5 nights in October 2014

nice”

sea sun
Reviewed October 31, 2014
8.8
Excellent
Uwe from Germany
Couple
Superior Garden View Bungalow
Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

durchweg zufrieden”

Anlage wird wohl demnaechst renoviert bzw erneuertPersonal freundlich Besonderes Lob gilt den Damen an der Reception.Sie waren sehr kompetent.Hervorragende Englischkenntnisse

Reviewed February 28, 2019
7.6
Very good
Kohei from Japan
Couple
Superior Bungalow with King Bed - Overwater
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

もっと居たかった”

もっと休暇の長い時にまた来たい

Reviewed January 15, 2017
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