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The Islander Hotel

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here on a Saturday night. True to management responses to past posts, their bar closed at 11:30pm and so did the loud music. There were outdoor tables within 2 metres from our window which made it quite noisy. There is also minimal insulation to the indoor corridor, so we were privy to many conversations on the couches right...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accommodation at this hotel is great because it is close to the airport and still not too far from the main shopping area.But the Islander is a great place just to visit for a quick coffee or drink when waiting for a flight or as a night out destination. If you have kids with you the pool is great to...

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your stay, meals, drinks and friendly service by the team. We hope to see you again, soon. Kia Manuia.

Suva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has AMAZING food with views and service to match. We ate here upon arrival and then spent a whole day just eating, drinking and taking in the view before catching our flight in the pm. Easily one of the best places on the island.

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your meals, views and service from our team. We do hope to see you again, soon. Kia Manuia.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is awesome. It has a nice vibe, friendly staff, cheap beers and the food is top notch. If you ever pop in for the cheap beers, try there Ika Mata with Island fries on the side. You wont regret it. There is the Hula bar to the rear of the Hotel that has great music, probably not the...

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your stay with us, your meals and off course your drinks at the 'Tiki Bar' in the main restaurant and the iconic 'Hula Bar' on the beach. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kia Manuia.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic lunch, small and main course dishes to choose from and a beautiful seaside deck to dine from. Great for dinner and lunch with a great selection of food, service was fantastic and friendly. Prices from $18 to $32 for main courses.

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your meals with us. We do hope to see you again, soon. Kia Manuia.

Mornington, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2017

On our return journey to Australia we had a one night stopover in Rarotonga. Our travel agent had booked us in to the Edgewater Resort for the night. we will be advising them to cross them off their list as it was so tired and the staff were NOT happy to be there. As we needed to kill time and...

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your meals and drinks with us and we hope to see you again, soon. Kia Manuia.

chittaway bay
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This hotel is located very close to the airport and a 10 minute walk from town. We didn`t hire a car as we could walk to town, the markets or catch the local bus on the days we weren`t doing a tour. The room was very clean, plenty of space and had air conditioning. The hotel has a hula bar...

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your stay in the Cook Islands and we hope to see you again, soon. Kia Manuia.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 13 March 2017

You can walk across the street to this hotel from the airport, so it is very convenient. It has nice views of the ocean, big rooms and very nice staff. However it also has an outdoor club right next to most of the hotel rooms. My husband and I were hoping for a night of 2 of rest as we...

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your stay in the Cook Islands and we hope to see you again, soon. Kia Manuia.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We went to The Islander Hotel twice during our time in Rarotonga. It's in a fantastic location, quite literally across the road from the airport and wth a beautiful view of the crystal clear waters. It is very clean & tidy & the staff are so friendly & welcoming. The meals and drinks are excellent value and also delicious. The...

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your meals and drinks with us and we hope to see you again, soon. Kia Manuia.

Reviewed 7 February 2017

Loved the room, air con. and friendly customer service. Having the Hula Bar conveniently located a one minute walk away from the rooms makes it easier to have a few drinks with friends while listening to some good music! :)

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your stay, meals and drinks at the Islander Hotel. Kia Manuia.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Islander Airport Hotel is a great value for money 3 star beachfront hotel directly across the road from Rarotonga International Airport on the waterfront featuring 13 Cabanas, Coco Grill Restaurant, Tiki Bar, pool, outdoor dining, sandy beach, daily sunsets, low-cost wifi, Sky Sports on Big Screen, Live bands and unpretentious island style service from a team of dedicated Islanders. Our HULA bar on the beach offers all day happy hour from 11am to 11pm Mon to Sun with NZD3.50 beers, spirits, wines and soft drinks. Bring your own music with our 'U-DJ' product. Great for friends and family who wish to soak in Rarotonga's warm sunshine with cold cold drinks! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Islander Hotel

Address: Beach Road, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands (Formerly Aquarius Rarotonga)
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Price Range: $182 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Islander Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Aquarius Rarotonga Avarua
The Islander Hotel Cook Islands/Rarotonga
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“Furthest room may be better for noise levels”
joshandphoebe, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are close to the pool and dining areas.”
Gralove78, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“our room was right near the hula bar and we didnt have any problem with the noise.”
judychittawaybay, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 1-5 are quite close to the entrance where the public toilets are.”
876ramonam, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms very nice”
doleyt, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
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