Sunset Hill Lodge
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Sunset Hill Lodge

BP 58 Vaitape, Vaitape, Bora Bora Island, French Polynesia, 98730
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    Sunset Hill Lodge Reviews

    8.4
    Excellent
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    8.4
    Excellent

    "There is a grocery, a couple restaurants and the wonderful f..."

    Karl

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    May 21, 2017

    9.1
    Exceptional service

    Things you’ll love about Sunset Hill Lodge

    Things you'll love

    • Free airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Garden

    Very good
    Location
    7.7
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    Better than 81% of properties in Bora Bora Island
    Very good location
    Value for money8.5
    Distance to city center0.8 km
    Location rating7.7

    Rooms available at Sunset Hill Lodge

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Studio Balcony
    Studio Balcony
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Lagoon view
    • 1 queen bed
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    1 Bedroom Apartment
    1 Bedroom Apartment
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Lagoon view
    • 4 single beds and 1 queen b...
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    1 Bedroom Villa
    1 Bedroom Villa
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Lagoon view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Studio Apartment
    Studio Apartment
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Family Studio
    Family Studio
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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    1 Bedroom Deluxe Villa
    1 Bedroom Deluxe Villa
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Lagoon view
    • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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    Two Bedroom Villa
    Two Bedroom Villa
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    • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
    • Lagoon view
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    Studio Apartment with Sea View
    Studio Apartment with Sea View
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Two-Bedroom Apartment with Sea View
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        What people love about Sunset Hill Lodge

        • 7.2
          Very good
          Cleanliness

          "Room is clean."

          DOMINIQUE

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          August 7, 2018

        • 8.4
          Excellent

          "The owner - Gerard - is fabulous."

          Karl

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          May 21, 2017

        • 9.6
          Exceptional
          Cleanliness

          "The room itself is clean with air con and kitchen equipmement."

          Pakorn

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          March 10, 2017

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        7.2
        Very good

        "Nice accommodation with a sea view."

        DOMINIQUE

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        August 7, 2018

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        What they offer

        9.6
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Gerard, the owner of the lodge was extremely helpful and pro..."

        Birgit

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        October 15, 2016

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        Reviews of Sunset Hill Lodge from real guests

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        Agoda Reviews (45)Booking.com Reviews (225)
        8.4
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.7
        Facilities8.3
        Location7.7
        Room comfort and quality8.0
        Service9.1
        Value for money8.5
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        7.2
        Very good
        Larry from United States
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in December 2018

        It is Bora Bora”

        It is not close to anything without a car, it is clean, it is hot, it has a nice balcony. We were only there for 1 one night, we rented a car covered the island. For what we paid it was fine. 17 Days in French Polynesia, went to tripadvisor number one restaurant, worst meal I had in 17 days. Big hill to get to it, watched a wedding, in structures below, but no view. But it is Bora Bora, least favorite island out of 8., this hotel is a good value for Bora Bora.

        Reviewed May 16, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        Carley
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 6 nights in April 2019

        Excellent”

        This is an awesome spot close to the main town. Gerard and Moea are amazing hosts, they really go above and beyond.

        Reviewed April 25, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        Joakim from Sweden
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in April 2019

        Perfect”

        Good price and very very good straff! The only thing that could be better is a few less bugs in the room.

        Reviewed April 03, 2019
        7.2
        Very good
        DOMINIQUE from Netherlands
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018

        Nice room”

        Nice accommodation with a sea view. Kitchen wel equiped. Room is clean.

        Reviewed August 07, 2018
        7.6
        Very good
        Filippo from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

        A great location in Vaitape”

        We spent a couple of nights here returning from a stay in the overwater bungalow, with the aim to prolong our stay in Bora Bora without forking out the astronomical rates of overwater bungalow. The Sunset Hill Lodge delivered, we used it as base for an amazing boat trip and there are a couple of top notch restaurants at a walking distance. Without doubts this is the place providing the best value for money in Bora Bora. The only cons is that it was too big of a step down from the motu overwater bungalows experience, so with hindsight we would probably have booked somewhere else slightly more expensive to enjoy a better comfort (say £250 rather than £100, which is still significantly less than the £1000+ of the overwater bungalows)

        Reviewed May 05, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Steef from Netherlands
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

        Service minded, very friendly and willing to organize everything. That's what Gérard stands for!”

        Altough the Agoda booking created a double booking, Gérard was superb in finding us a beautiful and nice place at the well known artist and creator Garrick Yrondi for the first night. The artist himself is very hospitallious. The second and last night we could stay in the lodge just next to the water in a very spacious studio. Gérard is a very humble and service minded person. He's willing to organize everything for you. Again Gérard, thanks! If we ever come back to Bora Bora we will sure find you!

        Reviewed October 23, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Xiao from China
        Couple
        Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

        The best”

        The owner gerard is the best, kind, funny, warm-hearted, and has a cute puppy Fifi. The room is next to a super market, not far from habour. And the sea is right in front of the house, i saw Ray fish 2 mornings in a row there. Wifi is almost none but u r here to relax with the sea not play tweeter right?

        Reviewed June 15, 2017
        8.4
        Excellent
        Karl from United States
        Couple
        Stayed 5 nights in May 2017

        Best Value in Bora Bora”

        Bora Bora is perhaps the most strikingly lovely of the French Polynesian Islands. It is also - for tourists at least - an island of two faces. One face - which makes Bora Bora one of the most expensive places to visit - are the over-the-water bungalow resorts that are on the west and south sides of the island, mostly on the smaller islands that border the outer edges of the Bora Bora lagoon. These resorts are nice for people who want a packaged vacation including nightlife, and are willing to pay big time for it. The other face is mostly Vaitape, the commercial center of the island where the Polynesians live in largest numbers. Finding lodging here is much less expensive (a big plus if you are on a budget) and filling one's time requires willingness to get out on your own and experience all of Bora Bora first hand - from biking to hiking to snorkeling to boating to simply walking up and down the Main Street, taking meals at the food trucks, and enjoying sunsets on your own. If you are the type of visitor that enjoys the latter, then Sunset Hill Lodge is exactly the place for you - but beware, it is small and hosts only a handful of units. Make your reservation well in advance! We stayed in a one bedroom unit that had a back deck overlooking the water (about 150 meters down the hill). The unit is sparsely but adequately attired. Nothing fancy - after all the rental rate is just over $100/day - about 1/5th to 1/20th the daily rate of the Bungalows. It is just under 1KM to the twin center so expect to do some walking. There is a grocery, a couple restaurants and the wonderful food trucks to chose from. Also endless pearl shops and art galleries. If you seek Night Life, this is not the place for you. There is only one bar close by - at the Maitai Marina and restaurant. The owner - Gerard - is fabulous. He arranged trips and rentals for us. Plus he handled our laundry at no charge. There is no TV - though there is AC - so enjoy the marvelous view, it's colors, the grad

        Reviewed May 21, 2017
        9.6
        Exceptional
        John from United States
        Couple
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

        Exceptional”

        Gerard is a great host and is helpful in every way. We'll stay there again.

        Reviewed March 15, 2017
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Pakorn from Thailand
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

        warm place to stay like your own home”

        The onwer is very kind and supportive, he pick us up from the port and show us the city. The room itself is clean with air con and kitchen equipmement. Wifi is good.

        Reviewed March 10, 2017
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Birgit from Germany
        Family with young children
        Stayed 4 nights in October 2016

        Excellent value for money in Bora Bora”

        We had a large apartment on the hill with a large nicely furnished terrace and well equipped kitchen, just two minutes from the sea with a nice view of the lagoon. Gerard, the owner of the lodge was extremely helpful and provided advice and even took us to the beach. Very welcome surprises included that laundry service or kayak rental were included in the price of the apartment. The place is about 200m away from the nearest supermarket and a Chinese take away. The village of Vaitape is about 800m away. Other than many other hosts in French Polynesia, Gerard speaks English :-). We'd happily come again!

        Reviewed October 15, 2016
        8.8
        Excellent
        Ruth from Australia
        Couple
        Stayed 4 nights in October 2016

        The apartment is large with fantastic ocean view, a little bit tired but otherwise perfect. ”

        Gerard is an absolutely fantastic host. Always helpful and available. He booked some great tours for us and helped us navigate around Bura Bura. Whilst the apartment is a bit tired, it is clean, it is large, in a great location, with great views, and a great terrace and overall great value for money. Thank you Gerard for all your help.

        Reviewed October 14, 2016
        8.8
        Excellent
        Alan from Australia
        Couple
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

        Great place”

        Excellent value for money in Bora Bora. Gerard is the most helpful host you could wish for and very helpful, taking us to many places and arranging tours and bookings for us. Is only 700 metres from Viatape town centre. Room we had is on hill upstairs with a great view and about 100 metres from water. Thankyou Gerard again.

        Reviewed August 21, 2016
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Ricardo from Portugal
        Group
        Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

        very lovely”

        Gerrard is the best host!!

        Reviewed July 08, 2016
        9.7
        Exceptional
        laura from Italy
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

        Confortable with view great host in great location”

        The apartment is large beautiful, with a very well equipped kitchen, big terrace with ocean view,the owner is very nice and helpful ,

        Great. Gerard the owner was alwais very nice and helpful in organizing our excurtions and transferts. The apartment is large beautiful and comfortable.

        Reviewed February 18, 2016
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Andrew from United States
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

        Two nights in comfort”

        Gerard is a wonderful host. Our one-bedroom apartment was on the hillside with a great view of the harbor. The unit was clean and comfortable, and a short walk to the wharf. We would stay there again.

        Reviewed February 07, 2016
        8.7
        Excellent
        YAO from China
        Couple
        Stayed 4 nights in December 2015

        recommended”

        Clean, saving money, nice owner

        Owner Gerald is really nice, he provided ferry pick-up services for free. He is very patient to introduce the local famous spot to us when we checked in at the first day. The only thing needed to be improved is the wifi. I have to say the speed of Internet in shl is super slow.

        Reviewed January 01, 2016
        4.3
        Krisztian from Hungary
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in October 2015

        Motel at the Gas Station”

        There is no best thing. We where very upset with the location. The building itself is okay, but worthless without a good location.

        If you are looking for a dream vacation in Bora Bora, this is the last place where you should go. The owner is a very nice man, but what can you do if the cheap motel is simply overrated and overpriced on a terrible location? if you would know the fact this house is just next to a dirty gas station would you book this motel? Forget the screen savers and desktop wallpapers of Bora Bora if you stay at this place, you will have a totally different experience. I was thinking of write this review for a few days. Normally I do not downrate anything, I am simply not that type. I am sorry about the hotel owners etc. But after my thoughts are with the travelers who where seeking for a dream vacation. This pension is absolutely not what the online description suggested. It is very overpriced, for a little more you can stay in 3-4 stars good hotels in this area. And the problem is people who visit Bora Bora invest huge amounts into air tickets just to get there, and simply this is not what they deserve for a stay. So this hotel is fine if the owners ask "thirty some dollars" per night and publish fair pictures about their place.

        Reviewed November 07, 2015
        8.3
        Excellent
        Alan from United States
        Couple
        Stayed 4 nights in September 2015

        Nice Place to Stay”

        Three best things: Gerard was very helpful and attentive; Location in Vaitape is good; Unit was clean and comfortable

        We use hotels mainly as a base of operations on our trips. SHL was good for us due to its location in Vaitape - near the main island port, grocery store, Mt. Pahia trailhead, shops, vehicle rental, etc., all within walking distance. SHL has units at the edge of the lagoon and a few units 0.1 mile or so from the water. Ours was away from the water. It had a queen bed and a sofa bed, bathroom with shower, living room, private deck, and kitchen. (But note that the kitchen, like other places we stayed in French Polynesia, had a microwave and stove but no conventional oven.) The bed was comfortable for us. SHL is owned and operated by a man named Gerard, who lives up by the away-from-water units. He picked us up from the town port, and dropped us off there at the end of our stay. On our first day, he drove us to Matira Beach. He did laundry for us. We had no phone, so he helped us contact tour providers. He was just great. His English is pretty good (but as with many English speakers in FP, you have to pay attention due to the French accent, and be ready to process words not commonly used in American English, or used with somewhat different meanings). So we were pleased with SHL. It's no 5-star resort, but it's better than the 2-star places we usually stay to try to save money.

        Reviewed September 15, 2015
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Christiane from France
        Group
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

        Bel appartement pieds dans l’eau”

        L’appartement est très spacieux et bien équipé. La literie est confortable. La terrasse, au bord de l’eau, est très agréable. Cependant il n’y a pas de plage mais un ponton permet de se baigner. Le centre est à 1/4 d’heure de marche et il y a des restaurants à proximité ainsi qu’un supermarché. Seul inconvénient l’éloignement des belles plages mais notre hôte a proposé de nous y enmener. Nous recommandons cet hébergement.

        Reviewed November 29, 2018
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