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Fareham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Two bungalows, metres from the sea, shaded by coconut trees. Both have raised balconies and well appointed living and sleeping areas. Other holiday places are sited on resorts and a bit anonymous... This is a small, family run affair and better for it. It is close to a cafe and scooter and car hiring places. The host Vicki, is charming,... More 

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Wanaka
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great wee bungalows, good sized decks facing the setting sun through the coconut palms, idyllic. Bike rental right over the road, close to township + wharf. Easy walk to Pacific Resort for coffee. Very shallow water, great for little guys.

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Thank jmhWanaka
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Peter and Vicki are just fantastic. Really welcoming, and helpful, but not intrusive. Greeted us at the airport with a Lei (I'm not sure if that is correct in Cook Island language) before the short drive to the bungalows. They are truly amazing/Breath taking. Great advice on what to do, where to go. Peter showed me how to Husk a... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

My family returned to Aitutaki after 23 years for a week of fun and relaxation. Vicki and Peter were considerate and gracious hosts, adding to the fabulous week. Vicki met us at the airport with a beautiful lei, a warm hug...delicious marmalade, fruit and bread welcomed us in the bungalow. She advised us on many eateries and other activities. The... More 

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Thank NEB303
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

From the lei greeting on arrival to the goodbye hug, Vicki and Peter are great hosts. Vicki always makes sure guests are comfortable and have what they need, including making bookings. There's daily maid service, and linens are changed every few days. There's free drinking water and plenty of solar-heated hot water. The bungalows are spacious, well-built, and have ceiling... More 

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phoenix
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Just returned from an incredible 2 week trip to the Cook Islands. We spent the first 3 nights at Paparei Bungalows on Aitutaki and it was paradise! The bungalow was very clean with lovely decor and gorgeous property right on the beach with stunning sunset views. Vicki and Peter treated us like royalty from the fresh fruit to Vicki's homemade... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

My mother and myself stayed here for 2 nights after a week in Phuket. The hotel was very nice and the facilities were great. The buffet at the restaurant was very good value for money with a large selection of dishes. The rooms were pleasant with a large bathroom. The bed head however was rather grubby (stained). The only criticism... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Paparei Bungalows. They have everything you need and then some. Fresh fruit, baked goodies, homemade chutney and jam. Good recommendations and even booked our scooter, lagoon cruise and dinner reservation for us. Sadly we did not have the opportunity to meet Vickie and Peter because of a family matter but Mati and Tai took... More 

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Auckland
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

We have just spent 6 nights at Paparei Bungalows and loved every moment. We chose Paparei through being lucky enough to have seen it while on a previous holiday to Aitutaki, thought it looked just right for us, and were determined to stay there next time. We certainly weren't disappointed! The 2 bungalows are located only metres from the beautiful... More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Loved this place. Gorgeous setting. Very sweet proprietors (Vickie and Peter) who made is feel very well looked after. Arranged our tours and baked us treats. There are only two bungalows here and the place is very peaceful and private.

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautifully appointed beachfront bungalows. Each Bungalow is well equipped with an open plan kitchenette, lounge and dining area; a seperate bedroom with ensuite and a great deck facing out to the lagoon. Watch whales play on the outskirts of our reef, see the cheeky trevally's chase the smaller fish onshore and marvel at the stunning beauty of our Aitutaki Lagoon. Lay in your hammock with a good book, or simply look up and get lost in the gentle sway of the coconut palms overhead. Come and enjoy the smiles, drumbeats and gentle culture of Aitutaki. We look forward to welcoming you to Paparei Bungalows, Aitutaki - A dream come true... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Paparei Bungalows

Address: P.O. Box 125, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Price Range: $183 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Both rooms are Great, more so amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles adskib, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There are two bungalows, both overlooking the lagoon.”
 of 5 bubbles Y8096QXmikek, 5 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Both bungalows are equally fantastic with direct beachfront access and awesome views.”
 of 5 bubbles MS32, 22 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Both bungalows are identical. They are situated close together but are set up for couples.”
 of 5 bubbles vanfamAuckland, 6 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Not applicable.”
 of 5 bubbles GraemeB65, 15 Oct 2012 | Read review
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