Review of IC Thalasso Resort in Bora Bora A review of InterContinental Thalasso-Spa Bora Bora
Just came back from IC Thalasso-what a beautiful place!!! I am jealous to all who are going soon!!! I read on this site that some people were switching to other hotels because they heard that this hotel wasn't really done yet-well I am glad I didn't switch-my gut told me not to -one of the nicest bungalows on Bora Bora. First off, the service was impeccable-not one thing to complain about-esp. since I went during "soft opening". I couldn't believe how professional and welcome my husband and I felt. From management down the line, all employees were great!!! No one could be more pleasant!! Everyone greets you in passing. Our boat transfer from Air Tahiti was very smooth-An IC rep came to greet us with flower lei and took us to the hotel-boat ride was nice-about 15 minutes. She gave us cookies and bottled water-very nice way to start off...Took pics of us. When we made it to the dock at the hotel, 4 people were waiting to greet us- We had a pic of us taken by an employee that later on will give to you. Check in was so smooth-they sit you down to fill out paperwork with a cold drink and a chocolate dessert-was it good!!!
-the bungalows are amazing-the pics online do not do them justice!!! We stayed in a diamond OTW bungalow-they are gorgeous -what awesome decorating!!
The hotel itself was amazing-I have nothing bad to say about it-the spa is not done yet but they have bungalows if you want a day in the spa. tennis courts are not complete as well as wedding chapel. All these were not important to me anyway....
The food was great as well, esp. at dinnertime. Definitely pricey......
FYI-if you have the MAP meal plan-the allowance on the dinner is 6970XPF. Roughly 70.00 pp allowance;anything over you must add on to your room charge, including beverages.
Drinks......if you plan on drinking a lot -bring a lot of money. I got 2 banana daquaris and it cost me 27.00 approximately. Water is approx 4.00/bottle.
Lunch was great-very good menu choice/decent pricing---approx 30-40.00 total for lunch with no drinks.
They spared nothing on the amenities.....
Bathroom amenities-awesome-came with shaver kit-razor and shaving cream, vanity kit-nail file, makeup sponge and q tips, dental kit-toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, soap, etc. There is also a hairdryer which is not attached to the wall. There are also 2 big blue spa towels for you to use when you suntan/swim by your bungalow. Attached to the wall is a shaver/makeup mirror which comes in handy.
In the living room there is an capuccino maker, hot water pitcher, 4 kinds of tea, wine with 2 glasses, mini bar etc.
The glass coffee table top slides to the side so you can feed the fish if you want with a light for nighttime.
In the walk in closet there is an umbrella, shoe horn, shoe shining mitt, iron/ironing board. They even have plastic rain jackets for you !!
D id I mention at night the turndown service leaves you cookies??
Pool is very nice and not deep-I did not spend much time here as I stayed by my bungalow most of the time-comfortable lounge chairs and tables with umbrellas.
They offer kayaks, snorkeling equipment, etc with many other excursions to plan for a charge-jet skis, parasailing, boat rides, ....there are too many to name.
Overall-it was a dream trip for me. To all the guests I spoke to, all loved the hotel and esp. the service....it will be very hard to top this place!!!