Updated: September 6, 2018
Hôtel Matira – Resort-style setting with guesthouse-type facilities facing a wonderful beach.
This place is full of contrasts. The wooden fares (bungalows) are rather sombre and uninviting, but the billiard-table lawns with swaying palms are extensive, and the white-sand beach with turquoise waters would be the envy of any 5-star resort. Bungalows feature an unexciting Polynesian design, with too few windows, yet many offer genuine unobstructed views of the sea. And while the budget-priced rooms at the back of the block are a little too close to the road, the other bungalows are separate and contain a pleasant porch. All accommodation contains 2 double beds, a small living area, and ceiling fan (i.e. no air-conditioning, which is often not provided elsewhere either).
Hôtel Matira – The Basics
- Location: Along the main road in Matira at the southern end of the main island. About 7km from the only town, Vaitape; and 30 minutes by boat and taxi from the airport.
- Guests: Appeals mostly to those who want a setting similar to a resort, but without the price tag. Not that suitable for families.
- Beach: The beach directly in front is ideal: white sand, shady palms, and calm water.
- Views: Quite a few directly face the sea; even the Garden View Bungalows are angled nicely for glimpses of the ocean.
- Wi-Fi Internet: Not offered free, but available to guests for an extra charge.
- Parking: Enough secure places at the reception area.
- Phone: (689) 40 67 70 51
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: http://us-hotel-matira.weebly.com/
- How to Book: https://www.tripadvisor.in/Hotel_Review-g311415-d312156-Reviews-Hotel_Matira-Bora_Bora_Society_Islands.html
Hôtel Matira – Amenities
- Pool: Surprisingly, there isn’t 1, yet other smaller hotels nearby do offer a pool.
- Spa & Fitness Center: Not expected or provided at this sort of midrange hotel.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided.
Hôtel Matira – Food and Drink
- Restaurant & Bar: The modest café serves French food, but is mostly setup for guests who have booked meals as part of their hotel rates.
- Breakfast: Not included, but available at an extra cost. An ‘American Plan’ (with breakfast and dinner) can also be provided.
- Room Service: Available for breakfast only.
Hôtel Matira – Rooms
- Room Types: Beach Bungalows • Lagoon View Bungalows • Garden View Bungalows • Standard Bungalows
- Smoking Rooms: No smoking in the rooms (they are all wooden), but permitted on the grounds and the beach.
- Best Room: The Beach Bungalows offer the finest views of the sea, and more seclusion from other guests.
Hôtel Matira – What’s Nearby?
Restaurants & Bars
- InterContinental – virtually next door, this massive 5-star resort offers the intimate Noa Noa for breakfast and dinner; and the more casual Vini Vini for light meals and happy hours. 1-minute walk.
- The Lucky House (40 67 68 08) – alongside a pool for bistro-style meals, including wood-fired pizzas and a children’s menu. Barely 100m away. 1-minute walk.
- Roulotte Matira – quaint setting with a few tables for burgers, crêpes, fish, and steaks. Mostly for takeaway, and opening hours seem fairly random. Virtually opposite the hotel.
- Restaurant Matira Beach (87 79 47 04) – squeezed between the street and beach about 450m northwest. Classy French cuisine with Polynesian and Japanese influences. Family-friendly and free transfers. Reservations recommended. 6-minute walk.
- Snack Matira (40 67 77 32) – simple meals and plastic tables, but heavenly beachfront position. About 800m to the northwest. 11-minute walk.
- Market or Grocery: On the other side of the road from the hotel a small shop sells basic supplies.
There is no public transport anywhere on Bora Bora. Taxis (unmetered) can be organized through the hotel but rates are extortionate, which is why many visitors hire a car, scooter or bicycle – and the road (7km) is flat all the way to Vaitape.
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