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Hotel Novotel Bora Bora Beach Resort Hotel 0 star
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

The Novotel offers a pleasant setting directly on the seafront in the southeast coast of the island.Service and accommodations are of a decent level and the decor is pleasant. You will deplore the lack of a room with sea view and the road which cuts the property in two.

This hotel review is a translation from the French published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

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    Location 3.0 /10

    The hotel is 5 miles from Vaitape. Allow 15 minutes for transfers.

    Accommodation 7.95 /10

    This is the Novotel. No bad surprise. 80 "mountain" rooms (all with access to the gardens or the basalt surface behind the property) have a total range of facilities from TV to hair dryers , air conditioning, telephone, safe and refrigerator (empty). The hotel has 20 double and 60 twin rooms (2 beds). Four of them are designed to accommodate disabled people and 3 rooms communicate. Finally the decoration although not largely original is totally pleasant.

    Overview 7.95 /10

    The Novotel property is divided in two by the main road which runs along the coast, a little more than 4 miles from Vaitape. On the one side there are 10 buildings with 2 floors around a pleasant little green park with a pond covered with lotus and papyrus. On the other side, the seaside, you will find the reception area which leads to a beautiful little overflow pool and then on to the beach. On each side of the pool (surrounded by a wooden sun deck fitted out with deckchairs), you will find a bar and a restaurant - both in semi-covered buildings. There are a refined atmosphere and decor that combine traditional and modern style.

    Food and drink 7.95 /10

    The Novotel restaurant offers international and Polynesian cuisine as well as Chinese specialties. It offers a lagoon view and has a Polynesian architecture with beautiful furniture. American breakfasts (eggs, bacon, plus viennoiseries and cereals), a la carte lunches and dinners, or Polynesian buffets (or grill). the quality of the food is good. A pity that in low season you cannot enjoy snack service outside the restaurant opening hours. The beach bar is continously open from 10 AM to 11 PM.

    Beach 8.45 /10

    The beach is not very large but it is big enough to ensure seaside enjoyment. The space around the pool is very pleasant too with its wooden deckchairs, mattresses, and sunshades. The view is beautiful with Piti uu'ta island and the lagoon with its faded blue water. The Novotel offers several water activities: dugout, kayaking, jet skiing, water skiing, fishing, parasailing, bottle diving ("Nemo World independent club on the beach). Note that diving and aquagym activities are free.

    To know

    The Novotel has a rental car agency (Europcar) in its offices.
    Beware, in low season, (November to May), there is no snack service outside the opening hours of the restaurant. (7:30 AM - 9:30 AM, 12 AM - 2 PM and 7 PM - 9 PM).

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      water skiing, beach volley, jet ski, sailing, kayak, canoe, sports

    • Solarium

    advantage

    • The pleasant setting.
    • The water activities.
    • Comfortable accommodation.

    disadvantages

    • No sea view.
    • No continuous catering in low season.

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