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Cleanliness
9,4
Comfort
9,4
Location
9,3
Services
9,0
Staff
9,1
Overall 9,1 Excellent
Based on 75 reviews
Cleanliness
9,4
Comfort
9,4
Location
9,3
Services
9,0
Staff
9,1
Cleanliness
10,0
Comfort
9,7
Location
10,0
Services
9,4
Staff
9,7
Cleanliness
9,3
Comfort
9,3
Location
9,3
Services
8,8
Staff
9,1
Cleanliness
9,3
Comfort
9,3
Location
9,1
Services
9,0
Staff
8,7
Cleanliness
9,5
Comfort
9,5
Location
9,2
Services
9,0
Staff
8,5

Excellent 10,0
Pros: The very friendly hospitality.the general ambienceof the resort..
Cons: The price.far too expensive
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Loved its simplicity- not commercial, quiet, stunning location and wonderful, friendly staff. Delicious food as well.
Cons: Nothing except maybe the bed, 2 doubles pushed together with egg crate. It could have been more comfortable.
Excellent 9,6
Pros: The two large and deep pools in proportion to the number of overall resort size, and beautiful garden surroundings make it an excellent place to relax and unwind.
Cons: Some improvements to the blinds could make the rooms more sound proof to keep out noises of roosters and guests that don't know how to keep their voices down outside when it's dark.
Excellent 9,6
Pros: This is our 3rd stay at the Sunset over the last 8 years and we'll keep coming back as we love it. The relaxing atmosphere, cleanliness, beautiful gardens, and fantastic pools make it the perfect place to enjoy and unwind. This we we tried another resort but only lasted two days before cancelling and booking into the sunset. The extra cost was worth it. Continental Breakfast was good with fresh local fruit and fruit salad every day.
Cons: The roosters....But that's part of life in the Cooks and you get used to them!! Maintenance on the metal window shades would help.
Good 7,5
Pros: Despite a few cons, we all loved staying at this hotel and would recommend others to stay here. The beach outside the resort is probably one of the nicest that we saw on the island and felt very private. If you want to relax undisturbed on a hammock then this is the right place. The two pools were good sizes and very clean. The whole resort felt very well maintained. We were very impressed with the standard and amenities of our rooms in the pool side villas. The quality of food in the restaurant (a la carte) was also very good (although breakfast is quite standard) - we also found the staff in the restaurant very friendly!
Cons: Unfortunately we found a couple of the staff on reception to be quite unfriendly and unhelpful when we had questions about activities on the island. We didn't have the best check in experience as we had to wait over an hour for our transfer (knowing this we would have got a taxi which works out the same price). We stayed at Sunset over Christmas, and it was a shame that more effort wasn't made around the hotel to put it in the Christmas spirit (E.g Christmas songs/ decorations on Xmas day, or even a special morning breakfast would have been a nice touch). The pool bar was also unstaffed the whole time we were there.
Excellent 10,0
Pros: The Sunset was everything we wanted plus more. Our meals including the daily continental breakfast were excellent. great cocktails made by Rua :-) very friendly helpful staff. Housekeeping ladies were fabulous even with all our questions and the unit was serviced daily apart from Sunday but the staff made sure we were substantially supplied. Facilities were fantastic, the pools were very clean and always very tidy.
Cons: The only thing we were not really happy with was the bed being two singles pushed together was not ideal, we would have preferred a complete mattress. Also the resident rooster was a pain crowing from 1.30am everyday.
Excellent 9,0
Pros: Lovely staff and facilities
Cons: Rooms were quite noisy
Excellent 9,0
Pros: Room 6...the best. Excellent ocean view and access. All staff..dining room, bar, cleaning..so helpful. And front desk staff...exceptional. Great location..quiet but easy access to town and Muri area. Food excellent.
Cons: The bed!! Sooo soft. Mattress very thick but no firmness. Needs replacement!!!! My only complaint.
Sunset Resort - Rarotonga
Rated no. 1
9,1
Excellent 9,1
Based on 75 reviews
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R3 324

Cleanliness
9,2
Comfort
8,9
Location
9,1
Services
8,4
Staff
9,6
Overall 8,9 Excellent
Based on 218 reviews
Cleanliness
9,2
Comfort
8,9
Location
9,1
Services
8,4
Staff
9,6
Cleanliness
8,9
Comfort
8,7
Location
9,4
Services
8,5
Staff
9,6
Cleanliness
9,2
Comfort
8,8
Location
8,9
Services
8,3
Staff
9,6
Cleanliness
9,0
Comfort
8,7
Location
9,2
Services
8,4
Staff
9,6
Cleanliness
9,4
Comfort
9,2
Location
9,1
Services
8,9
Staff
9,6
Cleanliness
9,6
Comfort
9,2
Location
8,8
Services
8,8
Staff
10,0

Excellent 9,0
Pros: Great location, awesome sunsets. Staff are amazing!! Enjoyed how the menu had a different theme every night.
Cons: The couch was very uncomfortable and the room would be better with 2 armchairs for watching tv. Not being able to see the tv from the bed made the layout of the room very impractical
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Where it was and the Wilson bar and restaurant was amazing. Our room had a great view of the ocean. Everyone was so helpful
Cons: Nothing :)
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Everything in this accommodation was amazing, the staff was lovely, they even remember your name!!!. I'm gluten and lactose intolerant and they made sure everyday, they have bread, cereals and milk for me. It isn't a big restort and that is what we like the most, that they treat everyone as part of a little family. They care about you and your needs, and they do whatever it takes to make you feel comfortable. I would recommend this resort 100% and as soon as we are in Rarotonga we are going to stay there again. Thank you to all the Castawst team.
Cons: Absolutely nothing. Just the perfect accommodation for me and my partner.
Excellent 8,0
Pros: All the staff are very friendly, a credit to the owners. Continental breakfast included. Can walk straight from the units onto the sandy beach, into the water. Cafe/Resturant being on the sand had a relaxed holiday vibe about it. Bus stop outside of resort. Would definitely return.
Cons: An extractor fan in the bathroom would be good as it got very hot.
Mediocre 2,5
Pros: Nothing
Cons: We had a flight to Rarotonga from Auckland. Our entry to Cook islands was denied because of the Coranavirus. We transited Indonesia in the last 14 days. When the airline said that we cannot go to Cook, I sent a msg to the hotel saying that we will not arrive. One day after they took the money for the booking and said they cannot refund. I have the proof of the flights but they do not care. They want to take the money and that’s all. They do not think of the clients. Was not my fault that their country did not leave me in, even if in that moment in Indonesia were only 2 coronavirus cases.
Excellent 9,6
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff, spacious room with big terrace or balcony. Good breakfast with a view. Also good dinner option. Location perfect for sunsets.
Excellent 9,0
Pros: We had a very nice stay at Castaway Resort. And thanks so much to the owners who did everything they could to make our stay even better. They heard we were on our honeymoon and upgraded us to a better room, that is a gesture we really appreciated.
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Super friendly staff, exceptional food, great location and all for a good price. Highly highly recommend this place, will be staying here again.
Cons: Couldn't fault a thing
Castaway Resort - Rarotonga
Rated no. 2
8,9
Excellent 8,9
Based on 218 reviews
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Reviews
R3 066

Cleanliness
9,1
Comfort
8,6
Facilities
10,0
Location
9,1
Overall
8,0
Overall 8,8 Excellent
Based on 60 reviews
Cleanliness
9,1
Comfort
8,6
Facilities
10,0
Location
9,1
Overall
8,0
Cleanliness
9,2
Comfort
10,0
Location
8,3
Services
9,2
Staff
10,0
Cleanliness
10,0
Comfort
8,0
Facilities
10,0
Location
10,0
Overall
8,0
Cleanliness
8,7
Comfort
8,1
Location
8,8
Services
8,2
Staff
9,3
Cleanliness
9,5
Comfort
9,0
Location
10,0
Services
9,0
Staff
9,5
Cleanliness
9,8
Comfort
9,5
Location
9,8
Services
9,5
Staff
9,8
Cleanliness
10,0
Comfort
10,0
Location
10,0
Services
10,0
Staff
10,0

Good 6,0
Cons: Facility was not airconditioned
Good 7,0
Pros: The quite west facing beach. The approachable staff. the sound of the sea. The live music. Suggestions and advice on tours. New local doctor
Cons: The road noise. the cockroaches, the poor wifI at times. Could have been offered 3 days wifi hotspot free.
Excellent 9,0
Pros: This is a compact Resort and I loved there was no hustle and bustle with masses of people. The staff are friendly, interactive and incredibly helpful with sharing their knowledge of the "Things to do" in Rarotonga. I am looking forward to heading b ack there again in a year or so.
Cons: It took a little while to get used to the roosters that roam wild but these are a challenge all over the island and are not restricted to just this area.
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Location - a few steps to the water, great spot for snorkelling, wonderful sunsets. Friendly and helpful staff - all with a sense of humour! Accomodation - spacious, well laid out - all the basics for self catering - super strong shower! Substantial breakfasts included - fresh fruit, warm muffins, toast and spreads and of course the local coffee. Welcoming hosts, Steve and Geraldine have a depth of local knowledge which they willingly shared when approached for information eg local places of interest, walks, restaurants, markets.
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Great breakfast experience! Great staff and the owners are utterly lovely. Really can't fault this place one bit, the bar serves a relatively limited menu but the food itself is very good and the bar staff are friendly.
Excellent 9,4
Pros: Great breakfast at the Shipwreck Hut Beachside, colourful tie-dye bedspread & curtains & cute bungalows
Cons: Lots of roosters around the property that start crowing at 4:30am right outside the bungalows!!!!
Aroa Beachside Inn - Rarotonga
Rated no. 3
8,8
Excellent 8,8
Based on 60 reviews
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Reviews
R2 736

Cleanliness
9,3
Comfort
9,0
Location
9,1
Overall
8,0
Services
8,8
Overall 8,8 Excellent
Based on 53 reviews
Cleanliness
9,3
Comfort
9,0
Location
9,1
Overall
8,0
Services
8,8
Cleanliness
9,0
Comfort
7,5
Location
9,0
Services
8,0
Staff
7,0
Cleanliness
8,0
Location
8,0
Overall
8,0
Staff
10,0
Value for money
8,0
Cleanliness
9,3
Comfort
9,1
Location
8,9
Services
8,7
Staff
9,2
Cleanliness
8,9
Comfort
9,6
Location
10,0
Services
10,0
Staff
9,6
Cleanliness
10,0
Comfort
9,2
Location
10,0
Services
9,2
Staff
10,0
Cleanliness
9,2
Comfort
10,0
Location
10,0
Services
9,2
Staff
9,2

Excellent 8,0
Pros: Staff really nice! Great location!
Cons: The chickens walk freely for the resort woke up me very early in the morning! Every morning! 😅
Excellent 8,0
Pros: The location is amazing,easily the best thing about Manuia. the pool area is awesome, restaurant is ok, expensive. Rooms are very spacious, love the outdoor shower.
Cons: Noisiness. Our room was beachfront and close to the restaurant. Loud pepple early in the morning and close to the sevice alley was a downer. Had to buy data that didnt work in our rooms and no real help from staff. Had to sit outside office to contact family.
Good 6,0
Pros: Great food at restaraunt
Cons: No free WiFi. The resort is over run by wild roosters crowing at 3am in the morning very annoying
Mediocre 3,0
Pros: The location was excellent and the hotel grounds well maintained. We liked the restaurant: food, staff and the nightly entertainment there were very good
Cons: Reception - nothing we have asked or ordered through reception was done correctly: * Booked a table for dinner, the restaurant wasn't notified * Ordered boxed breakfasts for the next day, the restaurant knew nothing about our request. * Ordered a prepaid transfer to the airport - not a cheap option at $60 for party of three for just 4km taxi ride. The pickup time was set to 9:30 p.m. and the reception closes at 5 p.m so given the prior experience I have twice confirmed the time and got assured that the driver will be available. When we showed up for pick up there was no driver to take us to the airport, worse, the security person did not even have our name on the transfer list that night. AC Unit in the room was randomly stopping and had to be manually activated several times a night. Stray dogs and chicken were roaming freely throughout the property, roosters making loud noise all night interrupting sleep Beware - the resort charges a 3% fee for all credit card transactions. You can charge the restaurant bill to the room number, but then the hotel will add the credit card fee to it. There is no extra fee if you pay directly to the restaurant.
Manuia Beach Resort - Rarotonga
Rated no. 4
8,8
Excellent 8,8
Based on 53 reviews
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Reviews
R4 348

Cleanliness
9,5
Comfort
9,5
Location
9,3
Services
9,1
Staff
8,6
Overall 8,9 Excellent
Based on 39 reviews
Cleanliness
9,5
Comfort
9,5
Location
9,3
Services
9,1
Staff
8,6
Cleanliness
10,0
Comfort
10,0
Location
10,0
Services
10,0
Staff
10,0
Cleanliness
9,5
Comfort
9,4
Location
9,3
Services
8,9
Staff
8,8
Cleanliness
8,3
Comfort
9,2
Location
9,2
Services
9,2
Staff
7,5
Cleanliness
10,0
Comfort
10,0
Location
9,2
Services
10,0
Staff
7,5

Good 7,0
Pros: Lovely clean unit and lovely people
Cons: Private
Excellent 10,0
Pros: This property was kept very clean, lovely hosts. Had everything you need on a holiday, beautiful pool which we used a lot 👍
Cons: Air Con was set on one temperature, happy to pay $2 per hour & 1/2 but would prefer to be able to increase as required, was super hot & was hard to get to sleep. Unit 6 not sure what the other units were like.
Excellent 8,8
Pros: Nicely situated between the main town and Muri with a regular bus stop outside the property. Good pool and free kayaks.
Cons: Restrictions on cooking in the apartment, lack of hanging space for clothes and although there is a lovely beach the rocks and coral makes swimming in the sea a challenge!
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Beautiful secluded little place right on beach
Cons: closeness to restaurants
Excellent 9,0
Pros: n/a
Cons: nothing
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Owner and staff were 100%
Cons: nil
Excellent 9,0
Pros: Beautiful Beachfront Bungalow on the edge of the lagoon. Very low key and friendly. A little off the road so no traffic noise. Owners & Managers were fantastic. Would definitely come again
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Facilitys were great, staff friendly and extremely clean. Felt peaceful tranquil
Cons: Absolutely nothing
Excellent 9,6
Pros: Position and privacy and loved the sound of the waves on the reef. Sheryl and John, the managers, were very helpful.
Cons: Thought room rate a little high. Pool was too cold. Wouldn't have liked to stay at a very hot time of year and had to pay for the aircon on top of room rate. We were happy with ceiling fan in July weather.
Sunhaven Beach Bungalows - Rarotonga
Rated no. 5
8,9
Excellent 8,9
Based on 39 reviews
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Reviews
R2 779

Cleanliness
9,4
Comfort
9,0
Facilities
10,0
Location
9,0
Overall
10,0
Overall 9,1 Excellent
Based on 24 reviews
Cleanliness
9,4
Comfort
9,0
Facilities
10,0
Location
9,0
Overall
10,0
Cleanliness
9,4
Comfort
9,1
Location
9,1
Services
9,3
Staff
10,0
Cleanliness
10,0
Comfort
10,0
Facilities
10,0
Location
10,0
Overall
10,0
Cleanliness
9,6
Comfort
8,2
Location
8,6
Services
8,9
Staff
10,0
Cleanliness
9,5
Comfort
10,0
Location
9,5
Services
10,0
Staff
10,0
Cleanliness
8,8
Comfort
9,2
Location
9,2
Services
9,2
Staff
10,0

Good 7,9
Pros: Host were great! DVD selection saved the day. Restaurants next door. Plenty of souvenirs downtown and convenience store nearby. There are two fitness centers in town that open in the AM and have showers just in case. 2 miles from the center of town. Beach access is two minute walk.
Cons: Cable news or some sort of TV programming would be great. Free AC would be even better. Tourist information and pamphlets about the island, restaurants, etc. Taxi over charge was unexpected. :-(.
Excellent 8,8
Pros: Owners are very nice and helpful. Room is clean and tidy. You can access the beach within one minute.
Cons: It’s not by the beach. The owner built too many villas on a small land. no view at all, all you can see on your balcony are the other villas, roofs, and someone else’s bed.
Excellent 8,0
Pros: The cleanliness of the property the comfort of the bed the stunning beachside’ with kayaks&beach shoes provided’.No faults thank you Cooks Oasis 😊
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Clean, comfortable beds, friendly and accommodating staff.
Excellent 10,0
Pros: The villa we got was perfect! The kitchen had EVERYTHING we needed and more. The living room was great and comfortable. It was a very relaxed feel throughout. The beach was just a very short stroll away - hammocks and lounge chairs!!! Great to watch the sunset or just have an afternoon nap! Location: close to some very nice restaurants and a great bakery! Matt and Adele are great hosts - great knowledge handed to us as first-timers to the Island. We'll be back! THANK YOU!!!
Excellent 9,2
Pros: Very friendly and helpful hosts. Great location
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Matt is a CHAMPION. Top setup. Reasonably priced. Lots of little extras to make the perfect holiday spot.
Excellent 8,8
Pros: Adele and Matt are lovely hosts and happy to chat or help with local advice. The apartment was spacious and well equipped, except the oven wasn't working which meant cooking options were restricted. Good sized fridge. It's a short walk to the beach for beautifully warm swimming/snorkelling, and their swing seat on the beach is a perfect sunset spot. A scooter is handy for transport as it's a way from the main centre, but you need a full motorcycle license to hire. Otherwise there is a bus once an hour. Free-range (friendly) dogs on site.
Cons: Only niggle is paying top dollar for an 'Ocean View room' which wasn't as advertised. There is no ocean view, apart from a glimpse through trees. They are new owners and have since changed the listing description. The pre-arranged airport taxi is overly expensive for a ten-minute ride ($22 per person), although you get a fresh flower garland (lei) on arrival which is nice. Internet access is prohibitively expensive for this day and age.
Excellent 9,6
Pros: Close to beach and good restaurants
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Loved the staff/owners friendliness! Very informal settings including DVDs, laundry, small pool (we never used), water toys such as masks, snorkels, water shoes, ocean kayaks. Well landscaped alleys, private villas. Not exactly waterfront, but 50m (150') walk from the beach is still a great location!
Cons: In USA early check-in, late check-out is a common courtesy (of course based on availability) that appears to be not the case here in the Cook Islands.
The Cooks Oasis - Holiday Villas - Rarotonga
Rated no. 6
9,1
Excellent 9,1
Based on 24 reviews
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Reviews
R1 963

Cleanliness
9,0
Comfort
9,0
Location
9,4
Services
8,2
Staff
9,1
Overall 8,6 Excellent
Based on 45 reviews
Cleanliness
9,0
Comfort
9,0
Location
9,4
Services
8,2
Staff
9,1
Cleanliness
9,5
Comfort
9,5
Location
9,5
Services
8,5
Staff
9,5
Cleanliness
8,8
Comfort
9,0
Location
9,4
Services
8,0
Staff
9,1
Cleanliness
10,0
Comfort
10,0
Location
8,8
Services
10,0
Staff
10,0
Cleanliness
9,2
Comfort
8,5
Location
9,2
Services
8,3
Staff
8,8
Cleanliness
7,5
Comfort
5,0
Location
7,5
Services
7,5
Staff
7,5

Excellent 10,0
Pros: Location, service & view.
Cons: N/A
Excellent 9,6
Pros: Close to the Lagoon, Restaurant on-site, breakfast included and staff.
Cons: A few maintenance issues need attention........Fly screen door didn’t lock, bathroom door didn’t close properly, plug in basin leaked.
Excellent 8,0
Pros: Actually changed to the sister hotel Moana Beachfront apartments when we arrived which were great and had a pool. Fantastic staff especially Chris who was lovely and went out of her way to help. Thank you! Beach and snorkelling were amazing. Great to have free use of snorkels, beach shoes and kayaks.
Cons: Didn’t realise Moana Sands has 3 locations. All great but very different. The hotel had some building work going on so we decided to move to the apartments up the road. There is also an adult only resort. This hotel was very nice and as previous reviews have stated it is a bit dated and hasn’t got a pool but it does have the perfect beach location.
Excellent 10,0
Pros: The location was amazing, The staff were fantastic. We loved it and if we are ever lucky enough to find ourselves back in Rarotonga we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.
Excellent 9,0
Pros: This was our 3rd Christmas on Rarotonga and I'd have to say it was our best choice so far, being right on the beach with kayaks, fantastic snorkelling and really comfy beds in an air-conditioned room. The restaurant food was excellent and the staff were wonderful too. Beautiful sunsets from Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel as well! Only 5 minutes walk to Charlie's for superb fish sandwiches.
Okay 5,8
Pros: Beachfront
Cons: Very poor breakfast Uncomfortable bed Only 2 tv channel’s
Excellent 10,0
Pros: The perfecto place, the silence, the local people 😊
Cons: "the flyes in the evening"
Excellent 9,0
Pros: All rooms have an amazing view of the beach. One of the nicest beaches anywhere with amazing snorkeling. Rooms are a bit dated and basic, but very spacious and clean. Plenty of equipment to use on site such as kayaks and snorkeling gear. Staff were very helpful, and Chris from the front desk was very friendly. Property is well maintained overall.
Cons: Breakfast was OK, but could have been better. Coffee was weak, and if you wanted to add anything hot like eggs, you basically needed to order a full extra breakfast. The early check-in or late checkout fees are excessive and almost a full room night.
Excellent 9,6
Pros: Hotel is in a great location right on the beach and not far from shops. It has a great restaurant attached and is not far from other great eating spots including the night markets.
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel - Rarotonga
Rated no. 7
8,6
Excellent 8,6
Based on 45 reviews
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Reviews
R3 066

Cleanliness
8,9
Comfort
8,8
Facilities
10,0
Location
8,9
Overall
10,0
Overall 8,4 Excellent
Based on 89 reviews
Cleanliness
8,9
Comfort
8,8
Facilities
10,0
Location
8,9
Overall
10,0
Cleanliness
9,5
Comfort
9,0
Location
10,0
Services
8,0
Staff
9,0
Cleanliness
10,0
Comfort
10,0
Facilities
10,0
Location
6,0
Overall
10,0
Cleanliness
8,9
Comfort
8,9
Location
8,9
Services
8,5
Staff
9,3
Cleanliness
10,0
Comfort
9,2
Location
9,2
Services
9,2
Staff
10,0
Cleanliness
8,1
Comfort
7,8
Location
8,4
Services
7,2
Staff
8,1
Cleanliness
6,7
Comfort
7,5
Location
9,2
Services
6,7
Staff
10,0

Excellent 8,0
Pros: All good
Cons: No complaints
Excellent 10,0
Pros: From the time we arrived we were made to feel very special and so welcomed. Every staff member was so happy. Nothing was was a problem when we requested something. The villas are a good size and have everything you need. I would highly recommend staying here we had the best holiday.
Excellent 9,0
Pros: Wonderful staff, nothing was an issue for them.
Cons: Nothing
Good 6,0
Pros: The staff were great, the size of the room was also fab.
Cons: It was nice but dated. In need of a major overhaul. Stating that it is 5 star is definitely pushing it
Excellent 8,0
Pros: Loved our private cabana and pool, very romantic and peaceful!! Very nice cottage!!!!! Enjoyed snorkeling out front and close to getting a scooter to travel around the island!! Ordered a drink of the day and it was delivered to private cabana...very nice service!!
Cons: Breakfast would run out of a few things...sometimes short on food items...
Excellent 8,0
Pros: Staff were fantastic
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Buffet breakfast was excellent, and they had eggs cooked to order.
Good 7,1
Pros: Relaxing and quiet
Cons: There was no spa on site,we were looking forward to a soak in the hot tub after our wedding . The one they had at the salon was out of order 😪
Excellent 9,6
Pros: Location was great and the restaurant and bar at the resort were great. The island night show at the resort was fantastic.
Cons: The bathroom in our villa was a bit outdated and the shower leaked a little
Excellent 9,1
Pros: enjoyed the consistent and high level of service, great food nice off beach private bungalow - well setup
Cons: beach not as nice as muri for general swimming activities due to the closeness of the outer reef and lack of much open area for swimming
Crown Beach Resort & Spa - Rarotonga
Rated no. 8
8,4
Excellent 8,4
Based on 89 reviews
Details
Reviews
R4 771

Cleanliness
8,3
Comfort
8,3
Location
9,0
Services
8,1
Staff
8,3
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 76 reviews
Cleanliness
8,3
Comfort
8,3
Location
9,0
Services
8,1
Staff
8,3
Cleanliness
8,1
Comfort
8,3
Location
9,4
Services
7,8
Staff
8,9
Cleanliness
8,4
Comfort
8,3
Location
9,0
Services
8,2
Staff
8,1
Cleanliness
8,5
Comfort
8,8
Location
9,3
Services
8,5
Staff
9,0
Cleanliness
7,5
Comfort
8,1
Location
8,1
Services
7,5
Staff
6,9

Excellent 9,0
Pros: Love the location, we were upgraded for a super deal to the bungalow on the beach, amazing views, snorkeling etc. The cocktails & food at the restaurant were amazing.
Cons: I'm actually find it hard to thing of anything we didn't like, the breakfast was basic but advertised as such & we only went once & were quite late so unsure if there was stuff we missed out on.
Excellent 8,0
Pros: Location and lovely staff
Cons: Rooms were in need of a freshen up and repainting.
Good 7,0
Pros: Breakfast was good - fruit and cereal, bread and boiled eggs plus tea or coffee. Liked the location which was right on the beach. Restaurant was fine and staff there friendly. Cabin was island style which was attractive.
Cons: Air con not adequate for heat and did not keep pace at all. May have just been a problem in our unit. Garden lights very bright at night and hard to sleep with them. Not very private as access to the beach was close by and people wandering around even at 7am in the morning. Would ask for unit 1 to 5 if went again as they seemed more private. Thought the use of the washing machine and dryer could have been included for the price.
Okay 5,0
Pros: Location on best beach on Rarotonga is great but garden view hut was really terrible-musty & moldy smelling, sliding screen door had large holes in the screen and no latching mechanism and there are many mosquitoes. Brought to management's attention but nothing at all was done during our 2 week stay. Management very brusque when communicating with me on numerous mundane matters. Such a shame since virtually everyone else we dealt with on the island is so friendly and outgoing.
Cons: See above
Excellent 10,0
Pros: the friendly and helpful staff
Good 7,9
Pros: The staff were great and the location was amazing! Beautiful private beach!
Excellent 9,0
Pros: They included a delicious light breakfast with plenty of fresh local fruit and hb eggs. We went to church on their free shuttle and were astounded by the amazing choir chanting in multiple part harmony. Sunday night banquet was fantastic!
Cons: Wish we never had to leave. Next time we’ll stay a month!
Palm Grove - Rarotonga
Rated no. 9
8,3
Excellent 8,3
Based on 76 reviews
Details
Reviews
R2 822

Cleanliness
7,9
Comfort
8,0
Location
9,0
Services
7,6
Staff
8,5
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 101 reviews
Cleanliness
7,9
Comfort
8,0
Location
9,0
Services
7,6
Staff
8,5
Cleanliness
8,1
Comfort
8,3
Location
9,4
Services
8,1
Staff
9,4
Cleanliness
7,9
Comfort
8,1
Location
9,1
Services
7,5
Staff
8,3
Cleanliness
7,3
Comfort
7,3
Location
8,5
Services
7,3
Staff
8,3
Cleanliness
8,4
Comfort
8,3
Location
8,6
Services
7,8
Staff
8,5
Cleanliness
5,7
Comfort
7,1
Location
7,1
Services
6,8
Staff
7,2

Excellent 9,0
Pros: Beach was excellent and clean.
Cons: There was nothing to complain about .
Excellent 10,0
Pros: We stayed at the Reef Motel because of its proximity to a wedding venue we were checking out. It also is close proximity to the airport. We were very happy with the accommodation. Unfortunately the weather wasnt the best but we felt safe in our room whilst the wind blew and it poured with rain!!!
Good 7,0
Pros: The staff were friendly
Cons: The fact we had asked in advance to be picked up from airport and nobody came...we had to find our own way at 2am... linen wasn't changed until the day we left...,we were there for 7 days
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Didn’t have any so I wouldn’t know
Cons: The taxi driver ripping me off
Good 7,1
Pros: Good location for the airport if you’re stopping over for a couple of nights but not the best place for long stay in Raro. Big room, well equipped, large bathroom. Short walk from the Blackrock Beach (less than 1 min).
Cons: Basic finish and expensive for the standard offered. Staff never on site so all communication done by email. Not much around apart from beautiful beach. Shower only suitable for short people (below 175cm).
Okay 5,0
Pros: The beach
Cons: Double charge of fee. Booking rate was F $1171 accomodation charged nz$1,120.00. My coworker was charged nz$80.00 pe r night while I was charged nz $140.00 night.
Good 7,5
Pros: We had a beachfront villa, lovely sea views and private beach..bus stop at gate, established gardens.
Cons: Washing machine pretty old and dated, only 1 for all the units to share. Rooms pretty basic, with AirConditioning unit above the bed being old, disconnected, so not working .
Excellent 8,3
Pros: The location of the property is a major plus, being so closed to the airport and downtown area. A local bus stop is in front of the property making it very easy to ride buses everywhere instead of having to rent a car. A small property and the owner is very considerate and helpful in every way to make my stay as enjoyable as it can be, such as early check-in and late check-out which is very important for U.S. travellers since flights usually arrive early in the morning and depart very late at night. The nice porch in the villas is very suitable to see the sunrise and sunsets. The staff was also very helpfull and friendly.
Cons: The property really needs a good fumigation because of insects inside the rooms such as ants and some other flying bugs. I even saw rodents in the property. Faucets should be replaced in some showers. A few upgrades will change the property for better since it has a nice but rocky beach. Agua socks are must to walk on the beach and also for swimming., It is cozy and basic and good for the money .
Okay 5,0
Pros: The room was nice, and close to the beach. It is a nice resort close to the Edgewater Resort, and with well kept grounds.
Cons: I was not happy to pay 3.5% fee for paying with a Debit Card (not a credit card). I was not happy to hear that the staff are paid a very low wage, and that they did not receive what they were contracted to get.
The Reef Motel - Rarotonga
Rated no. 10
8,1
Excellent 8,1
Based on 101 reviews
Details
Reviews
R1 447

Cleanliness
8,2
Comfort
8,1
Location
8,8
Services
7,4
Staff
9,2
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 26 reviews
Cleanliness
8,2
Comfort
8,1
Location
8,8
Services
7,4
Staff
9,2
Cleanliness
8,2
Comfort
8,2
Location
8,6
Services
7,1
Staff
9,3
Cleanliness
8,9
Comfort
9,2
Location
8,9
Services
8,1
Staff
9,7
Cleanliness
6,5
Comfort
6,5
Location
8,5
Services
6,5
Staff
7,5
Cleanliness
8,5
Comfort
7,5
Location
9,5
Services
7,5
Staff
10,0
Cleanliness
8,8
Comfort
7,5
Location
8,8
Services
7,5
Staff
10,0

Excellent 8,0
Pros: Excellent, friendly staff who did their utmost to ensure that our family were informed of the best local shopping, rental car hire, favourite restaurants, Entertainment, Markets, the Tides (which is really important), loved that we had our own private beach outside the gates😊 Clean and tidy units and grounds at all times. Thank you Paul and Jane for all the times I had asked for advice,and you catered to our needs. My daughters' birthday was made so special, a day she will not forget...love how you went that extra mile to ensure she had an unforgettable birthday in beautiful Rarotonga. Highly Recommend 'The Black Pearl at Puaikura' to stay while on holiday in beautiful Rarotonga
Excellent 10,0
Pros: My parents enjoyed their stay. It was easy to find and it wasn't far from the city. The beach is right across the road and the rooms look just like the pictures. The staff there were very accommodating. Overall my parents were very happy with their stay and I would recommend this place to everyone.
Good 7,9
Pros: Clean and convenient
Good 7,5
Pros: Location and the staff
Cons: No air conditioning. Furniture tired looking and could do with an upgrade.
Excellent 9,2
Pros: Rangi and her staff are amazing. A superb location and fab service. Thanks Rangi for a magic stay!
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Friendly. Across from a great beach.
Cons: No bar that I remember
Good 7,5
Cons: thicker toilet paper would have been better
Mediocre 3,3
Cons: Everything
The Black Pearl at Puaikura - Rarotonga
Rated no. 11
8,3
Excellent 8,3
Based on 26 reviews
Details
Reviews
R2 837

Cleanliness
7,9
Comfort
8,0
Facilities
8,0
Location
8,9
Overall
8,2
Overall 7,9 Good
Based on 770 reviews
Cleanliness
7,9
Comfort
8,0
Facilities
8,0
Location
8,9
Overall
8,2
Cleanliness
9,0
Comfort
8,0
Facilities
6,0
Location
10,0
Overall
9,0
Cleanliness
7,5
Comfort
7,8
Location
9,0
Services
7,7
Staff
8,2
Cleanliness
7,3
Comfort
6,0
Facilities
10,0
Location
7,3
Overall
7,6
Cleanliness
8,1
Comfort
8,2
Location
8,9
Overall
9,0
Services
8,1
Cleanliness
7,9
Comfort
8,0
Location
9,2
Services
8,0
Staff
8,3
Cleanliness
7,8
Comfort
7,7
Location
8,7
Overall
8,0
Services
7,5
Cleanliness
6,4
Comfort
6,1
Location
7,2
Services
6,4
Staff
7,2

Excellent 10,0
Pros: Great value for money. Comfortable beds clean room with all the facilities you need. Staff were friendly and accommodating to our needs.
Excellent 9,0
Pros: Everything you want right on the beach with free snorkelling gear and kayaks to use. Friendly staff. Nice pool and bar areas and reasonably priced food and drinks
Excellent 10,0
Pros: The staff were absolutely amazing! They made us feel at home and welcomed us always with a big smile and great service. We made friends with most if not all of the staff and they were super helpful with great insights into the local 'must do's'
Cons: The TV in our room had really bad reception.
Excellent 9,0
Pros: How close you were to one of the best lagoons, clean, and great service
Mediocre 3,0
Pros: Lovely welcome. Great facilities and location. Room was lovely and comfortable. Lovely beach and snorkelling was excellent! Great food and restaurant staff.
Cons: Falsely advertised on property description on booking.com that there is a free continental breakfast. This is not the case. We were told on check in that breakfast is not included and costs 28 NZ dollars per person per day. Illegal false advertising. Please see picture of advert. Stay was ruined at check out. We had pre-booked a transfer through the hotel to take us to the airport at 8:30pm for our international flight at 10:30pm. This was booked with more than 24 hours notice and cost 60 NZ dollars (paid directly to the hotel). When no transfer showed up at 8:30pm, we asked reception to check and were advised that it hadn't been booked. The receptionist was dismissive and said it wasn't her problem as the transfer company was separate and it was another receptionist's fault for not booking properly. We advised that we had booked the transfer through the hotel (as they advertised shuttle transport) and paid the hotel 60 dollars, so it therefore was the responsibility of the hotel to ensure that the contract was fulfilled. The receptionist phoned the transfer company, who advised that they had already left and would have to drop passengers off at the airport before coming back to us. By this stage it was approaching 9pm and we were panicking about making the international flight. The situation was even more critical because we are British, and it was the last flight we could take out of the Cook Islands to New Zealand before lock down. The receptionist didn't seem bothered by this. We asked her to arrange a taxi but she said we would have to pay for it ourselves in cash. We had no cash left and card option was not available. I asked her to refund us the 60 dollars cash that we had paid the hotel for the transfer and we would use that for the taxi but the receptionist advised she couldn't do that. I asked her to get someone who could/manager but she said no manager was available.
Okay 5,0
Pros: Motel rooms were dirty and not serviced properly, however location and facilities were amazing.
Cons: Cleaning
Excellent 9,1
Pros: The people, the views, the water, the animals and the food were all so amazing I can't recommend this island enough! Even traveling from so far away we know we will be back for our next big special celebration. An absolute must on a travel top ten list! Kia Orana!
Cons: The bed is my only complaint. It says we booked a king and the size was accurate however it was actually two twin mattresses put together and one was a very different firmness so it sank down on one side. This was very disappointing for our honeymoon as we are a snuggle to sleep type couple. But this is the only thing I can complain about, everything else was incredible.
Good 7,7
Pros: Great
Cons: Front desk staff and old bathrooms
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium - Rarotonga
Rated no. 12
7,9
Good 7,9
Based on 770 reviews
Details
Reviews
R2 350

Cleanliness
7,7
Comfort
7,8
Location
8,7
Services
7,1
Staff
8,7
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 65 reviews
Cleanliness
7,7
Comfort
7,8
Location
8,7
Services
7,1
Staff
8,7
Cleanliness
7,0
Comfort
8,0
Location
8,5
Services
7,0
Staff
8,0
Cleanliness
7,8
Comfort
7,8
Location
8,6
Services
7,5
Staff
8,3
Cleanliness
7,7
Comfort
7,8
Location
8,8
Services
7,0
Staff
8,9
Cleanliness
7,7
Comfort
7,3
Location
8,8
Services
6,3
Staff
8,8

Excellent 9,0
Pros: Chantelle and the size of the rooms were the best parts.
Good 6,0
Pros: Perfect location for my work being close to town. Clean and the room was quite spacious.
Good 7,5
Pros: Close to beach
Excellent 8,0
Pros: great location great veranda very friendly very helpful late checkout no problem great value
Cons: some renovations needed
Excellent 8,3
Cons: Chantelle is a great host, very helpful, told me evertyhing I needed to know, where to go, where to eat, best beaches. Room was tidy, cleand ever day. Tea, coffee, refrigerator, toster in the room. Close to stores, bus stop in front of the hotel. Small beach right next to it. I loved staying there.
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Close to town and the beach. Chantelle was super friendly and helpful! Good value. Bus stop right outside. Flexible check in/check out and easy transfers to the airport.
Cons: A little lonely staying there on my own, and it was quiet, but it was a great location and close to town with a bus stop right outside so easy to get out and about.
Good 7,1
Pros: After traversing the many wonderous places on the Island of Rarotonga during the day, it was great to retreat to the paradise Inn at night. I really was surprised by the staff who make it a pleasure to stay at P.I Cookislands. They went above and beyond expectation to help make my stay an enjoyable one. Manager Chantelle & all the support staff were very understanding & always willing to facilitate assistance with travel plans or give valuable advice when it was needed. Great beach access, close to shops&town. To further explore the Island, it's easy to rent a bike or car from www.polynesianhire.co.ck My room was 3star (as advertised), but I felt like I got the 5star treatment. Considering the price I paid for the length of stay; I would look to revisit Paradise again.
Cons: The place could do with an upgrade
Paradise Inn - Rarotonga
Rated no. 13
8,0
Excellent 8,0
Based on 65 reviews
Details
Reviews
R1 376

Cleanliness
8,0
Comfort
7,8
Location
8,5
Services
7,5
Staff
8,3
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 619 reviews
Cleanliness
8,0
Comfort
7,8
Location
8,5
Services
7,5
Staff
8,3
Cleanliness
8,1
Comfort
8,0
Location
8,7
Services
7,8
Staff
8,3
Cleanliness
8,1
Comfort
7,7
Location
8,6
Services
7,5
Staff
8,2
Cleanliness
7,8
Comfort
7,8
Location
8,4
Services
7,5
Staff
8,3
Cleanliness
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Location
8,2
Services
7,1
Staff
8,2
Cleanliness
6,6
Comfort
6,6
Location
7,1
Services
6,4
Staff
6,9

Excellent 10,0
Pros: Fabulous place to stay. Staff were very accommodating. Food was great. Very quiet and the sea at your doorstep. Will definitely stay here again.
Good 7,9
Pros: The hotel upgraded us to a beachfront room due to renovations on the other side of the resort, which was a great surprise :) great view out on your private balcony, which looked out over the beach front only a stones throw away. We spent a few nights just relaxing out on the balcony watching the sunset! Free continental breakfast was basic but appreciated, and you have the option to upgrade to a limited selection of cooked breakfast plates.
Excellent 9,0
Pros: Loved the room being right on the beach front with easy access to the water. Staff were fantastic and welcoming, the continental breakfast was fine. Also appreciated the complimentary late check out on the last day.
Cons: Some of the meals at the main resort restaurant could have been better. The steak meals (overcooked) and mussels (small, tough and tasted awful) should be avoided, however the fresh fish meals were great, best to stick to the fish.
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Everything
Cons: As a suggestion, a childproof gate between the pool area and the steps to the beach would be good to stop exuberant 3 and 4 year old boys from going to the beach.
Good 7,0
Pros: Room was very good and comfortable. Beach was right there and so beautiful. Restaurant was fine, quiet and staff were absolutely lovely
Cons: It was a bit strange that my neighbours could peer over their balcony to see me but not a biggie. There was a fair amount of coral so hard to swim on rough days but easy to find another beach
The Edgewater Resort and Spa - Rarotonga
Rated no. 14
7,8
Good 7,8
Based on 619 reviews
Details
Reviews
R2 264

Cleanliness
7,4
Comfort
7,3
Facilities
6,5
Food
8,5
Location
8,0
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 833 reviews
Cleanliness
7,4
Comfort
7,3
Facilities
6,5
Food
8,5
Location
8,0
Cleanliness
7,3
Comfort
7,4
Location
8,0
Services
6,7
Staff
8,1
Cleanliness
6,5
Facilities
6,5
Food
8,5
Location
8,5
Overall
6,5
Cleanliness
7,4
Comfort
7,2
Location
7,9
Services
6,8
Staff
8,0
Cleanliness
7,5
Comfort
7,4
Location
8,4
Services
7,2
Staff
8,4
Cleanliness
7,3
Comfort
7,2
Location
7,8
Services
6,8
Staff
8,6
Cleanliness
7,4
Comfort
7,3
Location
8,3
Services
6,9
Staff
8,8

Excellent 10,0
Pros: We loved the breakfast variety, we wouldn't want you to change anything. We asked the girls how it was made so we can try and make your breakfast back here in Aotearoa
Cons: Nothing we are coming back next year
Excellent 8,3
Pros: Great value for money and lovely helpful staff! Location was stunning and close to town
Good 7,0
Pros: Staff was awesome and great service. I enjoyed the peace and quiet. The facility itself was awesome and spacious.
Cons: The pool wasn't as clean as I hoped it would be.
Poor 1,0
Pros: Pool only was ok by the size of the pool was too small for the number of guests
Cons: I didn't like anything, the breakfast was minimal, room was dirty and we didn't get clean towels or linen for most of our stay.
Excellent 10,0
Pros: Throughout our stay the staff were friendly and helpful specially with all the Covid 19 pandemic. When we can we would definitely come back
Excellent 8,0
Pros: Staff is super polite and helpful. Position is good and not far from town. Anyways, if you want to explore a bit the island you'll need a scooter (or electric bikes, or cars), and a rental company's branch is inside the resort. The room is quiet large and it has kettle, fridge and TV Food is very good. Raw fish salad is excellent
Cons: Unfortunately the rooms' walls are not that thick and if you have noisy neighbours you'll hate them The room was large and quite comfortable, but let me say that cleaning is not high leveled and furniture should be refreshed. Same thing for the bathroom, which is fine, but not as clean and new as I have expected. Breakfast is not exactly a "continental" one (it doesn't include eggs or sausages or bacon for free indeed) it's more a sweet and fruity one (papaya, yogurt, bread, butter and jam, etc.).
Good 7,0
Pros: As advertised it was beachfront Absolutely loved our stay Beautiful scenic & warm It was also very convenient to be able to have all meals here
Okay 4,2
Pros: The food was nice, except the beef burger gave my wife food poisoning - she threw it up overnight. Staff were friendly, and checkin and checkout was smooth.
Cons: Very small pool for size of resort, water was dirty.Signs said no jumping but this was the norm and so impossible to relax in pool. Room was run down, fridge was old and rusty and smelly. Room was not quiet and access to room was poor.We checked out several days early (even though knowing we couldn't get money back) and checked into another resort, expensive but well worth it!.
Excellent 8,0
Pros: Just the right size resort. Not too big with lots of people, but busy enough. Stayed poolside and everything was only a short stroll away. Love the huge view of the ocean, really nice. Meals from the restaurant were lovely.
Cons: Just a bit rough around the edges ( looks a little tired) but thats only cosmetic. The inclusive breakfast was lovely, but would have been nice to have some eggs or something hot instead of cereal, fruit and toast.
Excellent 9,2
Pros: Close proximity to amenities and friendly staff.
Cons: Its a bit tired but great value for money.
Club Raro Resort - Rarotonga
Rated no. 15
7,4
Good 7,4
Based on 833 reviews
Details
Reviews
R1 992

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