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Manchester
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I have just returned from Puaikura Reef Lodges and stayed in room 7. The room was a great size, 2 single beds in lounge area and a double in a separate bedroom. The room was serviced daily if required. Lotu on reception is really helpful and nothing was a problem, pick up on time shown directly to our apartment by...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 June 2014

As others have mentioned, yes driver dropped us off to our individual beach bungalow we booked handed keys, reception closed till Monday, but this is a small island. Very friendly staff and very helpful, only issues are at the Owners management level, not the staff, Aircon didn't work due to lack of maintenance and by the sounds of it on...

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

My Mum and I stayed here for 5 nights in May 2014. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful through-out our whole stay! For the price we paid I was not expecting much but when we opened the door on our first night we were very pleasantly surprised! The lodge was extremely clean and was absolutely massive! We had all...

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1Thank Sophie S
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Absolutely loved my stay here!. They are always willing to help you and go out of there way to make sure your stay is good. =) Very lovely beach right in front of the lodge, bus stop right out the front. I would happily stay back here again. Great value for money.

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Buchs Aargau, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We arrived Saturday night and the driver who brought us from the airport lead us to the room and showed us the key on the table, then left. We found this a bit strange but thought ok, it's late, reception closed. Sunday too. Monday morning we left for Aitutaki and came back on Thursday afternoon, reception already closed again, only...

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2Thank ConnyGammi
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 April 2014

As a group of four ladies travelling together, we found this facility to be poorly maintained, the photos on the website do not depict what you actually stay in. I have sent the lodge management an indepth email detailing what problems we faced, and do feel it unnecessary to list these here, however, I have yet to receive a reply...

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3Thank DebR402
Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 April 2014

If you want a friendly, spacious, well maintained family orientated place to stay then this is it. Even the cats put out the welcome mat. The rooms were clean, serviced every day. Cooking facilities so you can cook the fish you catch

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Tasmania
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Myself and two friends recently stayed in one of the Puaikura Reef Lodges Holiday Homes. The three bedroom house we shared was spacious, came with its own pool and also included a car! The house was located close to the Lodge and beach and we found it really convenient and well priced compared with other resorts on the island. We...

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1Thank NeroliTasmania
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We have just returned from staying at the lodge and had a wonderful amazing time! The staff couldn't do enough for us and made us very welcome The rooms are just across from the beach but we didn't go across... We spent most of the time round the pool (which didn't get crowded) We will definitely come back to here...

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Christchurch
Reviewed 15 March 2014

My husband and I stayed for a week, nice and relaxing,great ammenities and the staff were wonderful and heplful. The bus is right outside and right across the road is awesome snorkelling. Wouln't stay anywhere else, highly recommended. Bill and Karen NZ

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the sheltered sunset side of the island, the Black Pearl at Puaikura enjoys an enviable location with a pristine beach across the road, safe for swimming and snorkelling; a magical spot to watch the sunset. A mere 15 minutes to downtown Avarua, ten minutes to the airport and twenty minutes to the eclectic hustle and bustle of Muri. Intimately set in tropical gardens around a central salt water swimming pool The Black Pearl’s 12 rooms are spacious with high vaulted ceilings. A bold, vibrant, sometimes quirky colour palette complements the natural colours of the island. All on the ground level each room has a private patio, a view of either the lush garden or sparkling pool – or both. Kitchen facilities mean you can prepare breakfast, a light lunch or dinner in between dining at a great choice of restaurants close by, many of whom offer a free pick up and drop off service. Or choose to use our poolside BBQ. The Black Pearl at Puaikura is a haven for those not wanting a large hotel with multiple bars and restaurants but rather an intimate environment where the emphasis is on personal service, a place where you can lose yourself in a tropical paradise, at an affordable price. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Black Pearl at Puaikura

Address: | Kavera, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: ₹ 7,776 - ₹ 11,808 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Black Pearl at Puaikura 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Puaikura Reef Hotel Arorangi
The Black Pearl At Puaikura Rarotonga/Arorangi, Cook Islands
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“Get a room far from the back, the rooster is going to scream at 3. Period.”
 of 5 bubbles michaeleM5524YE, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had room 6 but all looked great. Very clean, spacious , well equipped and set in lovely garden near pool.”
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“Pay a little more for the rooms facing the pool and further from the road. Be sure to ask for a room with a quiet fan!”
 of 5 bubbles RussellCunningham, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Would be a good idea to have ear plugs for light sleepers as the road noise can be a worry for light sleepers. ”
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