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We stayed at this location overnight. The hosts were amazingly welcoming. Christof pointed out the local restaurants and the grocery store across the street. The female host loaned us her own snorkeling equipment and pointed us to the best spots. beyond the hosts, it’s a great value. It’s in a great location, clean and well equipped!
The Beach front bungalow is a must #1 it has a amazing view as well as a breeze! Staff and management were friendly and made all out tour very easy! Cleaning was done daily! Location was wonderful very close market as well as a resturant next door! This is a very budget friendly hotel! So don’t complain if you don’t have a pool or extra amenities that you would find at the Big Resorts ! The intercontinental is right next door you can have happy hour there! The one thing you should be aware of is there are no air conditioning the inner garden rooms as well as my room are very hot at least for me! If it had air would have given a 5 star I felt for what we payed I am sure it’s the best deal in Bora Bora I would rather spend my money on myself not in a overwater bungalow that start at a 1000 a night!
The beach was nice, with white sand, but small. The bungalos were shabby, dark with very small window, reminding more garage not a living area. The plates and cups were stained. The staff was tired, not too thrilled to welcome anybody...
I was afraid that since Bora Bora is such a popular destination that hotels would be sold out quickly so I booked this place 5-6 months in advance for a hefty price of two hundreds fifty dollars per night. The day before check in date, I just happened to scroll through hotels websites and they dropped the price for this place to seventy five dollars per night. When I got there, I knew I overpaid for this hotel. The place is so small that each bungalow is only about 2 feet apart from each other. And because of this, even though it's very windy and nice at night outside, it's horribly, horrendous hot inside the room. The one window in the room is obviously not helping because again no air from the nice outdoor weather can get in since the bungalows are all right next to each other. We had the fans on all night but they don't help because of all the heat being trapped inside the room during the day. It was impossible to sleep. One morning, we woke up to find that someone had opened the gate of our bungalow and there was a trail of sand from the gate leading to the window where we left it open (it has a window screen) overnight because we needed some air since it was too hot inside that we couldn't sleep. Nothing was stolen but we were glad to get out of there that morning. They're also building a new bungalow in there so not only you can't stay inside of your bungalow during the day because of the heat but also the noise. Luckily, we rented a car to drive around the island but there is not much to do at all beside a few grocery markets and a few gift shops in town. So BE CAREFUL! Make sure you don't overpay for this place and be willing to accept that there are creepers that will come in your bungalows during the night to watch you through the window!
We had a very nice stay at Village Temanuata in a cute bungalow right by the water that was really convenient and comfortable. It's worth perhaps upgrading for the beach bungalows. There is a grocery store right across the street and great pizza place next door. The garden inside the village is gorgeous. We loved our little private beach, nothing beats the view while enjoying a drink or coffee in the morning. This place is a fraction of the price of the nearby hotels and it is truly one of a kind. The village is located 2 min from the beautiful Matira beach, only public beach on Bora Bora. The BEST: you can rent a kayak and it takes about 20min to paddle to the best snorkeling place on the island: the coral gardens next to Sofitel Private Island. You can also walk and enjoy the bar and shows at the neighboring Intercontinental hotel, they have the Polynesian traditional show every Saturday night. Inside the room you have a fridge and a microwave and a few kitchen items. There is no stove. Something that was a little strange - we used mosquito repellent, but woke up every morning with several dozen(!) of new insect bites. BF won our competition collecting more than 50 bites on his feet alone during our 3 night stay. We did not see a single mosquito anywhere and used tons of repellent, yet we woke up every morning with new bites. I suspect those were not mosquito bites... We did not have any such issues at our other two accommodations on Bora Bora, only here. The staff was always friendly and helpful. Wi-Fi is not free, but there is a reasonable flat rate for your entire stay, regardless of how many days you are staying. There was no AC in our room, but there was a large fan and also keep in mind that geckos can get into the room easily.
It was I year that we were the !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't know how to write a rating for this property!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!It is the best ! I know you all want the over the bungalow little water thing but this is the real thing ! Martine and her staff was so helpful ! we have loved every second we spent at the village ! We had a # 10 house the bigger one of all with the stove and everything ! The restaurant next door was really truly awesome ! The mahi mahi was the best so is the duck legs ! would tell the whole world to have that! ! You need to know anything please call me at 905 -720-2266 anytime wonder of the world
We had a delightful stay at Village Temanuata. We occupied a cute bungalow with an outdoor kitchen that was very comfortable, clean and convenient. We also had one night in a beach-facing bungalow, which we actually Found a bit less convenient. My husband was a bit tall for the double bed, but we loved our little beach, the convenient location near good restaurants and a store, and the staff. Our host helped us choose a fun excursion swimming with sharks and sting rays, and another staff member went out of her way to help us book an excursion on another island. Overall, this hotel gave good value. But book only once you are sure of dates, because there are no refunds.
I usually read others reviews very carefully, and I was a bit worried about what I read about Temanuata. Thanks god I didn’t care about that! The village is incredible. One of a kind. Unique. It is located in the BEST and only amazing part of the island. I would not stay on Vaitape not even for free. Here you get a stunning private beach at 10 meters (maybe 5), equipped with all-you-need. The staff welcomes you and explain anything. The garden inside the village is gorgeous, you need a lot of maintenance to keep it so cool! You have a supermarket in front of you. A snack (Tiare Snack) only 30 meters away where you get a poisson cru au lait at 2/3 times cheaper than anywhere else on the island (the authentic version, made with love by locals). I bought a garden bungalow and I got a bigger one for free (number 10) and it was SO damn cute! I mean: you are on Bora Bora! I don’t need anything more than this! Me and my mom loved Temanuata Village ❤️
I was checked in by Jacques, one of the owners. I spent about 10 mins with him while he showed me to my room, got me the wifi code etc - the entire time he was staring at my breasts. Blatantly, obviously, to a completely inappropriate and uncomfortable level. Later I met Kristoff, the GM - while he is vaguely polite, he is not friendly/warm/hospitable in the slightest. The website photos and info for this place are so inaccurate it's appalling. The beach pics were taken in the 80s when it first opened - since then, the ocean levels have risen 3mm a yr reducing the width of the beach by half. Intercontinental put over-water bungalows to the right, and there is more development to the left - so the "private beach" is nothing more than a small, square patch of sand filled with lawn chairs etc. The views are obstructed in every direction, and what's worse the rooms haven't been updated in decades. Day Trips - website says you can take a boat to Maupiti for a day trip - I planned for this, taking out extra cash since there's no ATMs on Maupiti - then found out that boat hasn't been available for SIX YEARS! You can ONLY fly to Maupiti, so why is this on the hotel's website?! DO NOT PAY FOR INTERNET - I paid $27CAD for my 3 night stay and it is not worth it, it is extremely poor connection regardless of where you are - I had no connection in my room and had to sit at reception to use my phone. Go to Lucky House next door where they have a very good connection. See photos: mold throughout the mini fridge, a hook resembling a noose where the mosquito netting used to be, dirt/dead insects in the window sill, dirt buildup on the wall fan etc. I spent 3 weeks in French Polynesia, Bora Bora being my dream destination, and since I was on a shoestring budget this was by far the most money I splurged for accoms during my trip - so I was extremely disappointed.
I spent a few days here while scuba diving around French Polynesia and this place was little gem. Without spending the crazy prices in the island I had private beach (not too big since properties on both sides are also private so you can't go there, but still your own beach), a very clean bungalow, amazing snorkeling. You can see the sunrise from the hotel and on 5 minutes walking out of the bungalow you have Matira beach (public beach) which is beautiful and you can see the sunset. The village will help you organize the different activities, snorkeling, kayak, diving, island tours. I had to pay for WiFi, which I think it should be always included. They will also pick you up from the ferry and organize (for a fee) the drop off there on your departure (which is common in all hotels there).
Village Temanuata places you next to Matira Beach and within a 10-minute stroll of other popular attractions like Matira Point. The 12 rooms at this 3-star hotel include refrigerators, microwaves, and electric kettles.
Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 8:00 AM.
Village Temanuata's 12 individually decorated rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and electric kettles. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Ceiling fans, safes, and free toiletries are also available.
Guests staying at Village Temanuata enjoy a private beach, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for XPF 2000 per person roundtrip. Front-desk staff can assist with securing valuables, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include laundry facilities and a garden.