St. Regis Bora Bora versus Four Seasons Bora Bora

St. Regis Bora Bora
St. Regis Bora Bora
St. Regis Bora Bora
Four Seasons Bora Bora
Four Seasons Bora Bora

There are certain destinations blessed with a luxury hotel conundrum, and Bora Bora is one of those places. Clients always want to know which hotel is the best, and the St. Regis and Four Seasons are at the tops of everyone’s list.

I knew as soon as I had secured my Air Tahiti Business Class award flights that I would stay at both properties, and settle the debate once and for all.

Which hotel is better?

OVERALL ACCOMODATIONS

Four Seasons Bora Bora
Four Seasons Bora Bora

Winner: Four Seasons Bora Bora

St. Regis Bora Bora

Pros: Larger and spacious, well laid out, especially for light sleepers, quiet.

Cons: Bathrooms are dated with low vanities, room was showing wear, you have to call for adapters.

Four Seasons Bora Bora

Pros: Sofa bed in living room, more contemporary and updated décor, two US adapters provided in room, complimentary shared DIY laundry.

Cons: No dedicated table indoors for dining, no shaving platform in shower, some rooms can be noisy in the morning.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

St. Regis Bora Bora
St. Regis Bora Bora

 

Winner: Tie

St. Regis Bora Bora

Nice uninterrupted views of the mountain and a feeling of overall spaciousness. Adult’s only pool and a swim up bar at the main pool. Good lagoon for snorkeling. Our bicycles were rusty, so we did not ride them.

Four Seasons Bora Bora

Gorgeous views of the mountain, but only rooms on the end of the pontoons have uninterrupted view. Resort felt more compact and easier to get around than St. Regis. Kids Club and Teen Island. Only one pool.

DECK, SWIMMING PLATFORM AND LADDER

St. Regis Bora Bora
St. Regis Bora Bora

Winner: St. Regis Bora Bora

St. Regis Bora Bora

Deck lacked some privacy on the sides. Swimming platform was large and sturdy. Ladder had flat rungs, but could have been a little longer. No dedicated chaise lounge covers.

Four Seasons Bora Bora

Deck was private from side to side. Platform was large, but had some give. Ladder had round rungs, which hurt to step on, but was plenty long. Dedicated chaise lounge covers

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Four Seasons Bora Bora
Four Seasons Bora Bora

Winner: Four Seasons Bora Bora

St. Regis Bora Bora

Our dinner at Lagoon was very good and I appreciated the vegetarian menu. Breakfasts and lunch via room service were average to not good. The breakfast buffet was below average.

Four Seasons Bora Bora

All meals whether in room or in restaurant were good to very good. Breakfast buffet was small, but well stocked. Vegetarian was understood by staff and easily accommodated.

SERVICE

Four Seasons Bora Bora
Four Seasons Bora Bora

 

 

Winner: Tie

St. Regis Bora Bora

Our butler was lovely, but we didn’t need much for a two night stay. Restaurant staff were average to very good. There were some misses such as having to ask multiple times for a refill.

Four Seasons Bora Bora

Staff ranged from average to great. Pool service was slow. Room service was easy to order via the Four Seasons app, and the set up was nice.

WI-FI

Winner: St. Regis Bora Bora

St. Regis Bora Bora

Wi-Fi worked well throughout the resort.

Four Seasons Bora Bora

Wi-Fi worked well in the room, but signal strength was low to nonexistent at restaurants, pool, and beach

 

Interested in knowing which one is BEST for YOU? Contact me today at 508-485-3061 or via email and receive special complimentary amenities with your booking.

 

Stay tuned for my trip report from The Brando!

Trip Report: Four Seasons Las Vegas 4th of July Cabana

Deluxe Poolside Cabana

Four Seasons Las Vegas Cabana

We decided to take advantage of the 4th of July holiday and head to Las Vegas for a little rest and relaxation. That may seem like an oxymoron, but it is entirely possible to find solitude in Sin City at the Four Seasons Las Vegas.

Since we were going to be there during a holiday weekend and the pool would presumably be very busy, we decided to rent one of their new cabanas for our own personal 4th of July celebration. We selected Cabana 3 for it’s location nearest to the pool.

Four Seasons Las Vegas Cabana

The cabana is approximately 145 square feet and comes with a standard hotel sized safe that is large enough for a laptop and a mini-fridge.

Safe

The mini-fridge is stocked with Evian water, an Evian mister, chilled washcloths, and a fruit plate. Everything you need to keep your cool in the desert!

Mini-fridge

For lunch we ordered the nachos, which were absolutely perfect and well worth every calorie.

Nachos

Our drink of choice for the day was sparkling wine and the best pool staff member in all of Las Vegas, Shelly, made sure that our glasses were always full.

Sparkling Wine

The pool area at the Four Seasons is my favorite in Las Vegas because it offers the best combination of amazing service, great food and drink, and exclusive atmosphere.

My three takeaways:

Fabulous

The service from Shelly was the best.

Faux Pas

None

FYI

Make sure to rent your cabana in advance of your stay. This will give you the best chance at being able to select your desired location.

If you are wondering about the room product at the Four Seasons Las Vegas, please check out my previous review of our stay in a Strip View Room.

The Four Seasons Preferred Partner complimentary amenities are as follows:

  • Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets)
  • Spa credit of USD100 once during stay (not applicable to products)
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (excluding signature suites and villas)
  • Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms, complimentary premium Internet in all suites.

Please get in touch via phone at 508-485-3061 or email if you have any questions about the Four Seasons Las Vegas, or if you are ready to make a reservation!

Trip Report: Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Four Seasons Buenos Aires

There is no happier phrase for the weary traveler than “confirmed early check in”. After traveling half way around the world, from summer into winter, I was comforted knowing that once I arrived at the Four Seasons Buenos Aires my room would be ready and waiting for me.

The rooms have been recently renovated and have a nice sense of place. The decor includes a mix of materials associated with Argentina such as leather and silver, as well as details evocative of equestrian gear. My room said Buenos Aires, without screaming it. I was in the lead-in room category, a City-View Room, and it was spacious for one person and would be perfectly adequate for two.

Sitting Area

The layout was functional with a small hall, and large walk in closet. This was followed by a small, but perfectly appointed bathroom (except for the absence of a shaving platform in the shower) with a water closet and separate tube and shower. The bathroom has sliding barn-type doors that open into the bedroom to all for natural light in an otherwise windowless space.

I utilized the desk to get some work done and it was functional. I appreciated all of the outlets tucked away next to the desk, as well as the US plug adapter that was provided. My favorite feature was that the desk had two chairs. I find it awkward when two guests order from room service and one person has to lug over an armchair that is often at the incorrect height in order to dine at the table. Well done Four Seasons!

Desk

I went for a quick run in the gym, which is located near the spa and the outdoor heated pool. The gym has everything you would need for a good workout, including my favorite amenity, chilled towels. The gym is two rooms and the photo below is of the cardio room.

Gym

In terms of dining, there is buffet at breakfast that is every bit as good as you would imagine. Since I arrived so early on my first day, I ended up having breakfast on property twice. My one dinner was the delicious Burrata Sandwich at Pony Line.

Sandwich

I enjoyed my one night stay at the Four Seasons Buenos Aires. Great staff, comfortable and inviting room product, and the amenities and services commensurate with a five star hotel.

As a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, my clients receive the following complimentary amenities:

  • Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets)
  • Food and beverage credit of USD100
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (excluding signature suites and villas)
  • Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms, complimentary premium Internet in all suites.

Questions about the Four Seasons Buenos Aires? Ready to book? Get in touch via email or call me at 508-485-3061