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Aro'a Beachside Inn

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Kia Orana, welcome to the Aro'a Beachside Inn. Located on western sunset side of Rarotonga, on a stunning white sandy beach with great swimming and snorkelling. We have a 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 (Tues, Thurs, Sat) including our popular BBQ evening on Saturdays (numbers permitting). 12 self-contained units, tastefully decorated island style. Breakfast complimentary, daily house keeping service. Free use of equipment - kayaks, paddle boards and snorkelling gear.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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This was my 4th time staying at the Aro'a Beachside Inn. New owners since my last visit. Most definitely the best location on Rarotonga to stay with the sun sets and the fantastic snorkelling just steps away the use of all the snorkelling gear, etc is great. Steves intro was
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Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Kia Orana Clare, Thank you for your review and your kind comments about our location. Sorry that you were not 100% happy. BTW we ordered new pillows weeks ago and they will be here soon. I'll have a look at the chairs. It was a shame that you didn't say anything while you were here, I'm sure that we could have resolved the problem if we'd have known about it. The Shipwreck Hut is always a fun place and we really enjoyed your company when you came to the bar. Meitaki, Steve, Geraldine and the A team.
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My wife and I stayed for 5 days in December and had a wonderful time. We were made very welcome by hosts Steve and Geraldine and were looked after by a fantastic team of warm and attentive staff. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed - just the way to spend a few restful days
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Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Orana Steve, Thank you so much for your awesome review, your comments are much appreciated. Very happy that you had a great stay here, hope that you make it back again sometime soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.
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Fabulous Ship Wreck Bar at Aro'a Beach side Inn. As if the location wasn't perfect enough, owners Steve & Geraldine give such a warm welcome, along with the fabulous cheeky and talanted Alone (pictured) & Stephanie, Ana, Priest and all the wonderful staff. Truly an experience
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Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn
Responded 20 Nov. 2018
Kia Orana, A huge meitaki ma'ata for your awesome review. Thank you so much for your kind words. See you soon, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. :-)
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The Aro'a Beachside Inn is amazing. We met up with relatives there and what a fabulous place! The accommodation is relaxing, the views amazing and the people incredible. We were made to feel so, so welcome by Geraldine, Steve, Stephanie, Anna, Alone and the rest of the 'A'roa
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Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn
Responded 8 Nov. 2018
Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. It was a great week, very emotional. :-) Hope to see you again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.
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What a lovely place! Absolutely everything we'd hoped for. The location was just magnificent. Our hosts - Steve, Geraldine, Anna, Stephanie and Alone - were as kind, fun, gracious and helpful as could be. Sitting on the front deck, watching the pounding surf, was incomparable!
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Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn
Responded 30 Oct. 2018
Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your awesome review of our little slice of paradise. Thank you, also, for your very kind words about us and our fantastic staff, I will pass the compliments on to them all. You guys were a pleasure to host, lots of fun, and we hope that you'll come and see us again soon. :-) Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.
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I’m sure the owners are responsible enough to take head from my comments. It is still a great place to stay. Let me know what you think am interested to hear your feedback:) Cheers
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How far away is the resort from a supermarket,
Is there air conditioning in the units? Thanks.
No. Ceiling fans and insect screens on windows are the only cooling methods. But it does keep you connected to your environment: breeze, rain, sounds and smells.
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Is there a sailing dingy we can use Stephanie
Kia Orana Stephanie, Steve here, sorry we don't have a sailing dingy here. We do have kayaks and SUP's though. There is a sailing club at Muri, I think you can rent them from there. :-)
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"#5 is magnificent!"
"It's worth the extra few dollars to get the beachside rooms"
"We had a top floor room overlooking the water which was light and airy but imagine all rooms would be similar."
"Stay in the bungalows that share only one wall and not too close to the outside bar"
"choose room 12.. you get the best views and plus there are 2 bedrooms with their own bathrooms, huge lounge and deck area outside."
USD 152 - USD 257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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