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The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Dont book here! you will regret it.The hotel is in need of a major makeover, its so tired and dated, the gardens are so over grown the trees and plants need a good trimming. Unfortunately the garden room we stayed in was sad and depressing...More

2  Thank tipaniqueen
Management response:Responded 10 January 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed our beachfront location, and our staff were welcoming and friendly. Our gardens are routinely maintained and we try to leave the tropical vegetation to grow naturally rather than try to recreate...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017

This hotel has only two things going for it and thats the location on the beach and adults only. We stayed eight nights and not once was our room properly cleaned. There was sand on the floor when we checked in, the decor was drab...More

1  Thank Paul N
Management response:Responded 10 January 2018

Kia Orana Paul, Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your meals, the absolute beachfront location directly on the Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve, as well as our friendly staff. We have a Duty Manager available from 7am-10pm who would have...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017

beach front room is excellent just a short walk from the back door (about 20 metres) to the beach, leave the sliding door open and go to sleep to the sound of the ocean, staff are exceptionally good nothing is a problem to them, they...More

Thank toppopof6
Management response:Responded 10 January 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your lovely 5* review, and for your recommendation to other guests. We are thrilled to hear you had a fantastic holiday and hope to return to our shores in the future. We look forward to welcoming you back. Wishing you...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017

We booked the Rarotongan for our annual family holiday (2 adults 3 kids) on the suggestion of a travel agent before we read the reviews. After reading TripAdvisor we were concerned but thought we would give the resort the benefit of doubt and besides, it...More

4  Thank QVT18
Management response:Responded 10 January 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to hear you loved our absolute beachfront location and the Kids Club staff were wonderful. I will be sure to pass your feedback on and I know they will appreciate the special mention. We have...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017

we had our first night in the Honeymoon Suite, a top place to stay, all private, enclosed, a private sauna, not sure it`s necessary in Rarotonga, an outside spa bath, a massive bed, outside shower, a free bottle of bubbly, sarong and little gift to...More

Thank Cheferic1
Management response:Responded 10 January 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you loved the privacy and luxury of the secluded Honeymoon Bungalow within the grounds of the resort. There are many brightly coloured tropical fish in the lagoon, from the well-known Picasso fish to...More

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Amenities
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Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Bus Service
Concierge
Room Service
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Self-Serve Laundry
Babysitting
Breakfast Available
Airport Transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Room amenities
Microwave
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
Spa
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Price range
USD 158 - USD 273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
USD 158 - USD 273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
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nztraveller1971
11 February 2017|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
yes u can. others were doing this while we were there not sure of the charge or if u just have to use the bar.
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kristin b
23 August 2016|
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Response from CoachTJ | Reviewed this property |
Hi...Rarotonga is very small so we only hired a car for one day and the rest of the 10 days just used local transport but of course it's handy to have one. We took a taxi to the Rarotongan on arrival and didn't prebook. We... More
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If you dont have much luggage hire a scooter...the airport transfers are a total rip off..
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"could provide some bottled water in the room on arrival. It would be nice to provide more glasses in the..."
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