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“Perfect family house right on the beach”
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Arorangi, Rarotonga, Southern Cook Islands

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manly6
Urangan, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect family house right on the beach”
Reviewed 14 March 2017 for a stay in December 2016
1
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We have been to Rarotonga 3 times but previously stayed at the big resorts. We decided to rent this house as we love the "sunset side" of the island and spotted Betela Beach house for the right price for us budget travellers with 2 kids. It was just up the road from our favourite snorkelling grounds at Aroa Beach (the water out the front of the house is a little shallow but that didn't worry us, as we always went snorkelling at the other good spots as we hire a car). But you could still cool off there. There was a beautiful grassy lawn backing onto the beach for afternoon relaxing watching the sun go down.

The house was great with all the cooking facilities you need, kids were upstairs in the loft and the 2nd bathroom was very handy. Rex and Lorraine the managers were lovely and they transfer you no matter what time your flight comes in or leaves. So all in all it was perfect accommodation in the perfect location.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Mar 2017
Hi Vicki
Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed it.
Cheers, Rex and Lorraine
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360Suzieq...
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic setting”
Reviewed 29 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
2
people found this review helpful

A lovely property in a fantastic setting - beautiful view overlooking the sea. An added bonus was seeing whales twice on one day! Set back from the road so no traffic noise. Facilities very good, all you need is provided. 2 bathrooms a bonus. Screens across the doors and windows, mean you can have everything open to get a breeze in without mosquitoes coming in. I would recommend this property to others.

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Liked best: The view
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Sheila D
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Exceeded Our Expectations”
Reviewed 8 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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Hospitality A+ Rex and Lorraine were wonderful start to finish. They treated us as family friends.

Location A+ Only property with a nice lawn before a white sand and clear water beach, views of waves breaking on the reef and sunsets. Central location between resorts and town. Neighborhood store across the street.

Accommodations A+ Two bedroom, two bath perfect for us as a couple, our teenage daughter loved privacy of the loft upstairs. Patio with grill was how we spent our meal times.

Spirit A+ - Felt gratitude for the beauty, simplicity, serenity and hospitality of our host and the Islanders. Why did we leave?

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Liked best: Location View of the Ocean
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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optocarol
New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Stay, Great Sunsets!”
Reviewed 31 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Rex and Lorraine were most helpful, it was really good having the airport transfers. The house itself has a great outlook and is very convenient. Having 2 bathrooms was not essential, but it was nice. It was also quite handy having a phone.

The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the local rooster, who was rather disturbing in the middle of the night, especially for light sleepers like me.

We really enjoyed our time in Rarotonga.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Roda18636...
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful wedding for granddaughter”
Reviewed 22 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Firstly a big thank you to Rex and Lorraine the owners of Betala, we had a wonderful stay in this lovely house, the location is perfect the house is great value and the beach wonderful.
We had a great 12 day their and the long journey from Englamd was worth it .
We attended our granddaughters wedding who had traveled from NZ along with my family.
If your out their looking for excellent accommodation on the beach at a reasonable price look no further than The Betela Beach House, you will not be dissapointed .Dave and Rose senior
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Liked best: The view it was on the sea front what could be better and it was very central to the town
Liked least: Lack of tv and radio a few CDs would of been good
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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