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The Islander Hotel

Main Road, Panama Beachfront, Avarua 0682 Cook Islands
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#3 of 6 hotels in Avarua
The Islander Hotel is a great value for money 3 star beachfront hotel directly across the road from Rarotonga International Airport on the waterfront featuring 11 Cabanas, Islander Restaurant, Tiki Bar, pool, outdoor dining, sandy beach, daily sunsets and unpretentious island style service from a team of dedicated Islanders. Our HULA bar on the beach offers all day happy hour from 11am until late Mon to Sun with beers, spirits, wines and soft drinks. Great for friends and family who wish to soak in Rarotonga's warm sunshine with cold cold drinks!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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MAP122 wrote a review Aug 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand18 contributions40 helpful votes
Cheap-ish drinks etc, and a heads up!! If you buy drinks, kids can swim in the pool! Pretty awesome for when we were living there. Right on the beach but cant go on :( . Not very busy and good fun!!!!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Nanai S wrote a review Apr 2020
Te Atatu, New Zealand1 contribution
The hotel staff are friendly and accommodating. The location is a few minutes away from the airport and the town, it's also right on the beachfront. The HULA Bar is a comfortable drinking spot nestled 1 minute within the hotel compound. Great place to visit.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Josh C wrote a review Feb 2020
114 contributions42 helpful votes
Very nice and friendly staff. Well like many, we checked out of our hotel and needed a place to store our luggage while waiting for the 11pm flight home to LAX. They were great, they provide locked luggage storage for $5nzd a piece. We left our luggage and headed to Muri beach for a few last hours of beach time. When we got back, they offered us shower services for $10nzd per person. After showering, they let you stay in the bar/patio/dining area while you wait for your flight so long as you purchase food or drink. We ordered 2 mock tails and waited for our flight, the patio had a wonderful breeze and we caught our last Cook Island sunset until we return. These guys are very professional and situated perfectly as they are across the street from the airport. Literally a 1-2 minute walk.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
GhostSniper7.62 wrote a review Jan 2020
Chester, United Kingdom29 contributions25 helpful votes
Booked this particular hotel for its location more than anything else. Got met at the airport by a driver, which I was very grateful for, had quite a lot of baggage. Check in was very quick and easy. Room was massive, two single and on double bed. Happy Hour offers were good. All in all my stay was good.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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AitutakiGirl wrote a review Nov 2019
United States86 contributions43 helpful votes
This hotel is ok I guess if you want to stay across from the airport for a flight at an unusual time. Our flight was at midnight, so we stayed here for the last night. If I had to do it over again though, I would have just booked an extra night at the nicer hotel we were staying at, since as we found out nothing is more than 30 min from the airport. On the positive side, the room was clean (though very small), and of course a restaurant is attached. On the less than positive side, the rooms are very loud. We asked for a quiet room, but were told there were no quiet rooms. Our room only had 1 towel, and wash cloth, despite the room was booked for 2 people, and the room had very little lighting. Plus you can hear everything that goes on in the hallway outside the rooms (all rooms are on one hall). Parking is very limited.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: There are no quiet rooms, but rooms 10-12 appear to be at the end of the hallway away from the...
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Islander Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Islander Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tik-e Tours (4.2 km), Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) (4.9 km), and Aroa Marine Reserve (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Islander Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Islander Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Islander Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Islander Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Islander Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beluga, Tuoro Tapas Bar, and Antipodes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Islander Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Islander Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Islander Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Islander Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Islander Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (2.2 km).
Does The Islander Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.