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Carpinteria, California
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Perfect location! Right on the lagoon, complimentary kayaks and paddle boards. Also affiliated with Wet and Wild, a fantastic boat operator for fishing, snorkeling, kiting etc Steve the owner is very helpful and accommodating, scooters and bikes for hire. You just can't beat the location!

1Thank JoniA1
Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Ranginui's and would return again. It is in a great location with a couple of restaurants nearby. They have a pool which was always clean, kayaks and stand up boards. It is basic accommodation with pit toilets. The toilets did not smell at all. They provide a electric jug and microwave plus an old hotplate....

Thank sueandjohn1990
New Zealand
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Stayed here for a week it was great, the cottage is basic, look out to the lagoon from your verandah. Complimentary kayaks and scooter. local people are great. If you want to go to the footprint island a day trip it's a must see beautiful local lunch is provided included in tour don't forget to take your passport so you...

Thank murrayNelson
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Fantastic location on the island. Be prepered for some suprises like an eco toilet without a flush or if you happen to switch on air conditioning the owner will shout at you that if you do not turn it off immediately he will charge you extra fifteen dollars (no mention of it whatsoever in the room). No sunbeds at the...

Thank PiotrG
Kiama, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We stayed 3 weeks here and loved every moment. Our cabin was right on the lagoon so every morning you could wake up and see the water. The water front cabins are self catering and great to cook up a meal while you are there so you can just relax and enjoy the view. During the day grab a kayak...

3Thank Kathy P
Batemans Bay, Australia
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We had a fantastic 2 week stay at Ranginui's Retreat - its not the Ritz but the view is to die for. We spent many evenings looking out across the the lagoon from the verandah of our little cottage. The cottages are basic - ideal if you are an adventure traveller who spends the day outdoors and just need a...

5Thank Lysanne C
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the 9 days we spent at Ranginuis Retreat. The rooms were clean and tidy and well serviced. The Retreat is in the perfect location close to the best eating houses on the island, with the most fantastic swimming and kayaking just outside your door. This is not 5 star accommodation (and doesn't claim to be) but it...

2Thank HeatherTauranga
Ko Lanta, Thailand
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

This is the perfect place for the non-fussy traveller. The accommodation is basic yet clean. The view is superb! If your not out on the lagoon cruises this is a great spot to spend the day using the kyaks and paddle boards. Theres a great cafe up the road for brekky and lunch. I even picked up a big salad...

3Thank Lalacou T
Bay of Plenty
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Excellent budget accommodation with comfy beds and a fabulous location. Kayaks a bonus as well as the great pool to freshen up in after time in the beautiful lagoon. Friendly obliging host. Would thoroughly recommend.

4Thank WandaBayofPlenty
Waiuku, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Stayed at Ranginui's 4 years ago but staying here second time around was even better.... The weather was beautiful and the pool still inviting.... Room 8 was the pool unit but we prefer this to any other room as we were 2 friends sharing.... Mello was her terrific self as always and the staff are friendly and accommodating - just...

4Thank RSTh0mps0n

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ranginui's Retreat Aitutaki accommodation is comprised of 8 self catering beachfront bungalows sleeping a maximum of 3 Adults each or 2 adults and 2 small children. Each bungalow accommodation offers Queen size beds ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water, in room fans, kitchenette with fridge, microwave, cook top, utensils, rain water fountain and tea / coffee facilities and fully screened rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ranginui's Retreat

Address: PO Box 8, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Price Range: $91 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Ranginui`s Retreat Hotel Aitutaki
Ranginuis Retreat Hotel Aitutaki
Ranginuis Retreat Aitutaki
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“Try to book the larger unti #1.”
 of 5 bubbles tomiet, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“You will need a scooter. Best ones are in town. Limited eating places nearby.”
 of 5 bubbles riwhite, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Good views of lagoon”
 of 5 bubbles murrayNelson, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Front cabins have the best views, but rooms out the back are great also, we checked them out whilst there”
 of 5 bubbles kathyp587, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms have waterfront views, some are by the pool but pretty similar layout and quality”
 of 5 bubbles Lyscam, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
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