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We stayed at this hotel for our honeymoon. From the minute you land, you feel special and taken care of. The hotel grounds are beautifu and the rooms are comfortable. We laid at the edge of our bed each morning and watched the sting rays and sea turtles swim below our bungalow. Speaking of turtles, The Turtle Sanctuary was a great place to spend a few minutes a day watching the turtles and admiring all that French Polynesia has to offer. Food options are varied and delicious.
We spent 8 nights at this resort for our honeymoon and were in awe of the place - everything was absolutely beautiful. We stayed in one of the huts and it was the perfect amount of space for a couple. The beach and activities were great - we went paddle boarding, snorkelling and kayaking everyday as all those equipments were included. The food was very good and we were pleasantly surprised with everything we ate - such great flavours. The only thing is that we thought were were more than 2 restaurants, but the one restaurant did change every couple days. We loved having breakfast at Tipanie (the French restaurant) - they had seats by the water and you could watch all the beautiful fish swim around. The service was wonderful and the staff was all so friendly. Our room was always clean and if we had any questions, the reception was very helpful. We stayed over New Year's and were blown away from the program that they put on for the guests. The Polynesian performance was so fun to watch, the buffet dinner was absolutely delicious, the live band they hired was talented and had everyone on their feet and the finale of fireworks was breathtaking over the lagoon!
"Hotel falsely advertise menu item which made my nephews very sick."
Gorgeous resort and was suppose to be our dream vacation. However both my nephews have celiac disease and the restaurant falsely advertised that menu items were gluten free. The food we specifically ordered was not gluten free. My nephews had stomach pain due or eating gluten and the fact they ate gluten creates permanent damage to their intestines. After the 3rd day of eating this misrepresented gluten free food, my sister in law asked for all the ingredients and there was gluten. She told them it's false advertising and medically harmful and these menus should be destroyed ( to protect another person with a food allergy) but they did nothing. The menus did get changed after I called SPG in the USA. My nephews had a lot of stomach pain and didn't participate as much as they would have liked. It truly effected our "dream vacation". The grounds are beautiful and paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling are all included for free but the misrepresentation on their menu left us with a real bad taste. Unfortunate because I love SPG ( I'm platinum 75j which shows my loyalty. This was a very expensive vacation and shame on them!
"Welcome To Paradise!"
Booked this hotel with Noy. S from Tahiti Legends for our honeymoon trip. We spent 5 nights here and the hotel is absolutely stunning. We went right after Christmas so it was not crowded. The overwater bungalows are everything! There are beautiful beaches, clear blue water and wonderful views of the mountain on the main island. There were lots of colorful fish swimming around in the lagoon. We also liked the Turtle Center. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The only thing we didn't like much was the hotel did not really advertise what was for dinner each night, but other than that is was a trip of a lifetime!
"Paradise on Earth (Service made us feel at home!!)"
(12/17/16-12/23/16) You have read how beautiful Bora Bora is. So I will focus on Le Meridian, the staff, and the amenities. Let's start with the staff which will make or break a vacation. This staff is so friendly and helpful for anything you ask. Ms. Cecile Le Marrec, Assistant to the GM, was assisting me even before we arrived. She was very expedient on my email requests and answered every question I had. She made sure that my stay would be memorable for life. When we arrived after a very long flight, customs, etc., our room was not ready. She had her staff make sure we had a temporary room to shower and relax until our actual room was ready. She also made sure she greeted us as we departed her resort and saw us off as well. What a nice and professional person!! Then we have Gwendoline F. who served us in the restaurant as well as room service. Each time we saw her she had a smile on her face and treated us so special. She even made a flower crown for my wife. We were strangers when we arrived, now we are friends. Sebastien, who also works in the restaurants was also very professional and accommodating. Lunch closed one day at 3:30PM. We arrived at 3:30PM. Without hesitation, he allowed us to stay and order our "late lunch". As I mentioned above, all of our requests/wishes were granted by this superb staff which made our 10th wedding anniversary an unforgettable vacation!! Thank you! Now Amenities: This resort has everything you want. From beautiful views, to great spa treatments, water activities, and the best shark tour (stingrays and snorkeling as well)!!! "Crazy" (his nickname) is the so knowledgeable and fun! You can only get his tour from Le Meridian. You must do it!!! This tour was the highlight of our trip! One final comment - the Wi-Fi was better than any other hotel I have ever been to. Whether in my bungalow, walking on the dock, or in the restaurants, the Wi-Fi was fast and stable. I applaud their IT personnel!! Writing this review (and I do not write many), makes me want to be back there right now!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM