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Le Meridien, Bora Bora (rebranding to Westin, Opening May 2024) [Master Thread]

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Le Meridien, Bora Bora (rebranding to Westin, Opening May 2024) [Master Thread]

Old Apr 27, 2015, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by ryder1650
How does this place compare to the Intercontinental Thalasso?
The villas at LMBB were built quite a bit before (the hotel was the first one on that side of the island) the ones of the Thalasso and it is very obvious when you see them.
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Old May 2, 2015, 6:56 pm
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Originally Posted by UASPG
The villas at LMBB were built quite a bit before (the hotel was the first one on that side of the island) the ones of the Thalasso and it is very obvious when you see them.

I'm guessing the St. Regis beats both?
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Old May 3, 2015, 6:17 pm
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My fiance and I will be spending a few nights here next month during our honeymoon. He has Platinum status - any idea if this hotel offers the platinum breakfast benefit?
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Old May 4, 2015, 5:18 am
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yes, it's a Plat benefit. (See post #58.)

You're going to want to eat as much as possible during breakfast as food is super expensive there. Think $30 for a bowl of miso soup and $35 for a burger and fries (and that was 7 yrs ago).

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Old May 4, 2015, 10:24 am
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Great, thank you! Yes, we're definitely planning on getting our fill at breakfast to hopefully save some money during our trip.
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Old May 4, 2015, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by margarita girl
You're going to want to eat as much as possible during breakfast as food is super expensive there. Think $30 for a bowl of miso soup and $35 for a burger and fries (and that was 7 yrs ago).
While it's true that most items on the resort's menus are outrageously priced, the food options utilizing more "local" ingredients tended to be more reasonable IIRC. We also saved money ordering some meals from the pool bar's casual menu instead of dining at the main restaurant.
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Old Sep 25, 2015, 10:03 am
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Standard room here?

Can someone tell me what the standard room for points is? Most basic? Beach Front Villa?

Calling and want to be prepared. Their site does not list room types.

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Old Sep 25, 2015, 4:02 pm
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Can someone tell me what the standard room for points is? Most basic? Beach Front Villa?

Calling and want to be prepared. Their site does not list room types.

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They list six different room categories.

http://www.lemeridien-borabora.com/en/rooms

Beach Bungalow is the standard (base) room. They don't have too many of them as the property has mostly Overwater Bungalows.
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Old Sep 25, 2015, 4:35 pm
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Originally Posted by TerryK
They list six different room categories.

http://www.lemeridien-borabora.com/en/rooms

Beach Bungalow is the standard (base) room. They don't have too many of them as the property has mostly Overwater Bungalows.
Actually, the lowest category bungalow on their SPG7 rate plan is the Classic Bungalow. But, yes, there aren't as many of them as there are higher-classified bungalows.

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Old Sep 25, 2015, 5:17 pm
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So this classic bungalow seems like a made-up room. I'm having trouble finding paid rooms almost any day for that. And they are making zero rooms available for this promotion for December January February and March.
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Old Sep 25, 2015, 5:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker
Actually, the lowest category bungalow on their SPG7 rate plan is the Classic Bungalow.....
Looks like they classified some overwater bungalows closer to pontoon as Classic. This means there are even fewer of them. I am pretty sure that I was booked into Beach Bungalow when I redeemed last year.
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Old Oct 5, 2015, 5:19 pm
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March visit- two rates

Looking at two rates in March that appear to be quite good:

AAA buy 3 get 4th free: Comes to about $400 a night + tax for Over Water Bungalow.


Family Rate: Comes to about $435 a night + tax for Over Water Bungalow. This includes Kids eat free with an adult meal purchase -- i wonder if we can use that at any restaurants? and free access to kids club.

Curious if these are good rates, or if anyone has found something better, as these are refundable?

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Old Oct 18, 2015, 10:35 am
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Rates

Just an update. I know people are always looking for good rates here. I was able to book a AAA stay 4 nights get fifth free with a citi prestige card that gets the fourth night free. So you can book 5 nights in an overwater bungalow and pay for only 3 - comes to about $320 a night.
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Old Nov 22, 2015, 2:37 pm
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Has anyone stayed in the 1690 sq ft 1 bedroom villa with pool? Overwater had no availability for my dates. The above villa was same price at the much smaller beach bungalow.

Perhaps I should go another time when overwater bungalows are available?

Any recent feedback on spg platinum benefits?
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Old Jan 18, 2016, 2:12 pm
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I find the text description of their six room types:
(https://www.starwoodhotels.com/prefe...ropertyID=1905)
does not actually match up with the room names in the booking engine. For instance the room types are bungalows often, while the engine calls most things villas. I have just booked a "Premier Overwater villa". Is this the same as a "Premium Over-water Bungalow"? Will I have a horizon/mountain view?

I also have a question about the transfer. Would it be feasible to got to the mainland from the airport with the free transfer and then take take the free transfer to the hotel? I will be traveling with just a small backpack. If I can avoid the 100 bucks for the direct transfer from the airport, I would much rather spend it on a beer or two.
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