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Aro'a Beachside Inn

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 204*
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had a super time staying here. Steve and Geraldine plus staff were terrific hosts. The room, sunsets, location and daily breakfasts was fantastic. Highly recommend and will return again. Thanks again Steve for getting me my basketball scores!

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Howard, Thank you for your awesome review. Your comments are very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you guys back again very soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

London, England
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Hard to know where to start really but we have absolutely no hesitation in awarding five stars. We stayed here for 8 nights as part of a 9 week around the world trip and our time at Aro'a beach was most definitely a highlight.The location is perfect with a wonderfully quiet beach area and great snorkeling conditions even at low...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana John, Thank you for your awesome review. It was a genuine pleasure having you guys stay with us, very happy that we featured as a highlight of your world tour. The Aro'a Beachside Inn is a very special place, especially complimented with the world famous Shipwreck Hut beach bar. We really hope that you'll make it back here...

Europe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start with the Positives: 1) Great location, absolutely amazing. 2) Great bar attached to it and great selection there. 3) Lovely and friendly and helpful local staff. 4) super clean rooms. Negatives which did not allow me to rate higher: 1) Room with ocean view has maybe 5-10% of the total view the sea. 2) Rooms are so...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Helge, Thank you for your review, I agree, the location is stunning and we do have a great little beach bar, our staff are fantastic and we pride ourselves on our daily housekeeping. These, of course, are the main reasons why people come and stay here - to get away from their normal stressful lives. In respect to...

Burleigh Heads, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently spent 9 nights at Aro'a Beachside and had a super relaxing time. If you're wondering what to expect in Rarotonga... it's just relaxed life on Island time. If you're looking for a 5 star experience with air-conditioning, swimming pools, speedy wi-fi and fluffy pillow menus, this isn't your place. Rooms are more like cabins... with fabulous lagoon views....

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Amanda, Thank you for your great and informative review, really happy that you had a totally relaxing holiday with us. It was a pleasure hosting you guys and we look forward to seeing you back again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A team.

North Shore
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having never been to Rarotonga before, the Aro'a Beachside Inn was our first introduction to this beautiful island, and what a fantastic introduction. The location is amazing, the staff and owners are so friendly, helpful, and lovely, even after we arrived much later than expected having had our flight over delayed by 7 and a half hours! Our airport pickup...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Very happy that you really enjoyed your holiday with us. We look forward to seeing the wedding photo and to seeing you again back at the beautiful Aro'a (means 'Love") Beachside Inn. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team - not forgetting Dexter..... :-)

sechelt
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Just returned from 17 days at Aroa Beachside Inn. What a gem of a place! We picked this small resort for the location, quiet west side of island and great beach. We were not disappointed! The 12 unit resort had a wonderful low key vibe,with a beach that was easy to give a 10 out of 10. The staff at...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very happy that you had a perfect holiday here. Thank you for your feedback and compliments, you guys were a pleasure to host, always willing to try new things and slotted into to the pace of life here. We really look forward to seeing you back again. Meitaki...

Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2017

lovely small beachside hotel on a lovely bay very friendly guests and the staff are great English owners steve and Geraldine are trying hard to welcome everyone bar meals could be a bit more imaginative but the biggest problem was the island has a major problem with loose cockerils . . you will not get a good nights sleep !

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review, very happy that you enjoyed our location and relaxed friendly atmosphere. Sorry about the cockerels but unfortunately we can't do too much about them, they are part of the culture and a much loved part of island life. We hope to see you back again when you're next in this part of...

Edmonds, Washington
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were on our way to Tahiti from Seattle on Jan. 21 when we were diverted to Rarotonga due to heavy rain in Papeete. The airline put us up at the Aro'a Beachside Inn for 24 hours which turned out to be an incredible bonus. The site is spectacular with bar and food service right on the beach a true...

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AroaBeach, Manager at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Bob & Mary, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Your comments are very much appreciated and we're delighted that we could make your "hour of need" a pleasant experience. I will pass your comments onto our wonderful staff. We hope to see you back again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A team.

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We've spent 11 days at Aroa'a Beachside Inn and had a great time. Owners Geraldine and Steve and their staff are doing a great job making you feel very comfortable. Our apartment was very spacious & cozy, perfectly located right in front of the beach. We already miss the tasty breakfast with all the fresh island fruits at Shipwreck Hut...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Tobias, Thank you for your awesome review. We really appreciate you taking to time to do this and with so many positive comments. I will always remember you guys - expert level relaxers.... :-) Hope you're having fun with your onward adventures. We hope to see you again. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A team.

Reviewed 15 February 2017

We stayed here with the mindset we wanted to experience culture and the way of the island. The rooms as simple and clean. Exactly what we wanted. The staff are AMAZING! We stayed for 12 days, and made what we consider great friends who became our island family. They were helpful in recommending things to do, see and taste. The...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Aron & Glenda, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, we really appreciate your positive comments. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you here, especially as it was your honeymoon. I will never forget watching you both dancing in the rain!!! I will pass your comments on to everyone and we can't wait to see you again....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on western sunset side of Rarotonga, on a stunning white sandy beach with great swimming and snorkelling. Casual beach bar, the Shipwreck Hut, on property which serves "home cooked" bar meals, cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks. Live music 3 times a week including our popular BBQ evening. 12 self-contained units, tastefully decorated island style. Breakfast complimentary, daily house keeping service. Free use of equipment - kayaks, paddle boards and snorkelling gear. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aro'a Beachside Inn

Address: Ara Tapu, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: $202 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aro'a Beachside Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Aro`a Beachside Hotel Arorangi
Aro'a Beachside Inn Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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