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Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa

At a Glance

    Pros

  • Lovely grounds
  • three restaurants

    Cons

  • No outside restaurants nearby
  • need a car

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Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa Review

Opened in 2000, this resort is right in front of Mt. Rotui between Cook's and Opunohu bays. There's a 10-acre lagoon at the doorstep, and free activities include pedal boats, kayaks, and outrigger canoes. Fifty-four overwater bungalows are placed in various distances from the beach on three pontoons and are priced accordingly. Bungalows have hardwood floors and timber shutters and sliding glass doors leading out to terraces; the overwater bungalows have stunning views of jagged mountain ridges. Bathrooms have deep claw-foot baths and double vanities. Grounds are spacious and the walkway from the lobby to the main restaurant and boutique leads over a lovely pond and waterfall stocked with huge goldfish. There are three restaurants all with water views; in fact the Toata Bar is on a pontoon. It's only opened in the evening and you can dine here on crêpes and keep an eye out for stingrays and reef tip sharks below.

    Hotel Details

  • 106 bungalows.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 06-22-2011

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    Skip Moorea

    I'm really puzzled why the hilton moorea is #1. If the hilton moorea is #1, then I'm a bit concerned about what the other hotels are like.

    We stayed here 3 nights before Bora Bora and we wish we skipped Moorea all together.

    The service here is horrendous. Check-in was horrible. A group of us all arrived earlier than the customary check-in time. We were not expecting our room to be ready since we were there so early, but the staff had us fill out a room intake form, provide credit card info, and then shoved us with a guy who would give us a tour. At no point did anyone tell us if we would get a room, when we would get a room, or what in the world was going on. Someone asked at the end of the tour if we are getting our rooms. We were just led to believe our room was ready. What would have been much more customer service oriented, was to tell everyone from the get-go that "hey, you are here way before checkout time, your room is not ready, feel free to change at the fitness center and sit beachside until your room is ready." We saw this whole fiasco play out every day thereafter with new arrivals.

    For lunch, we ate at the beach side/pool side lunch hut. In the salad, was a water bottle cap. I was scared to eat at the hotel after that and only ate at the hotel for breakfast since it was included with our room. The omelet station is good at the breakfast buffet. The fruits and other items in the open usually have flies on them.

    We stayed in a deluxe beachfront bungalow. The rooms are decent and nice, but be careful because there might be a mosquito or two or three in your room too. We got quite a few bug bites. If the day is cloudy, you also might run out of hot water.

    The crepe bar is quite good. We only ordered dessert and took it to go because we waited an hour for it. I felt bad for the crepe chef and waitress. They were working as fast as they could but it still took a REALLY long time.

    I think if you are going to bora bora and staying at a nice hotel with excellent service, then you will be really annoyed that you even went to moorea. We wish we skipped moorea and just stayed extra nights in bora bora.

    by bluesuedeshoes, 9/25/12

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