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Aro'a Beachside Inn

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Taumarunui, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My second time staying here and definitely recommend staying here. The staff welcomed me like family. This is a smaller place where children are not allowed so relaxing in peace is top of the order. 3 nights a week there is live music, Saturday night Bbq is a must, this is open to all not just staying guests so a...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Grant, Thank you for your fantastic review, after 2 stays you are definitely considered family. We look forward to seeing back again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

London, England
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Hard to know where to start really but we have absolutely no hesitation in awarding five stars. We stayed here for 8 nights as part of a 9 week around the world trip and our time at Aro'a beach was most definitely a highlight.The location is perfect with a wonderfully quiet beach area and great snorkeling conditions even at low...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana John, Thank you for your awesome review. It was a genuine pleasure having you guys stay with us, very happy that we featured as a highlight of your world tour. The Aro'a Beachside Inn is a very special place, especially complimented with the world famous Shipwreck Hut beach bar. We really hope that you'll make it back here...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in room 2 ( beachside deluxe) for 7 nights. We immediately felt welcome by Steve and Geraldine who are fantastic hosts. They take the time to know your name and show a genuine interest in whether you are having a good time. We loved everything about this place from the excellent , easily accessible snorkelling, wonderful scenery, sunsets,...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic and informative review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your holiday with us. It was a pleasure hosting you both and we do now refer to the striped eel as the "Russell Moray". :-) We hope to see you back again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from 8 nights at this small but perfectly formed resort 😊 As soon as we alighted from the airport transfer bus we could hear the waves, and the view from our beachside Deluxe room was of the lagoon and waves beyond. I didn't miss having air con although my husband did. I found the fan ample though we...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Joanne, Thank you so much for your very informative review of our perfectly formed little resort. We are very happy that you had a peaceful and relaxing holiday. :-) We would love to see you back again if you venture over to beautiful Rarotonga again. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed over a week here and choose the property because of its location for snorkeling and swimming and on that basis we were not disappointed. The shipwreck hut is a great asset to the property especially the live entertainment three nights a week. The temperature ranges from a low of 25 to a high of 31 with high humidity....

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for your informative review. I definitely agree with your review title, it really is very peaceful here. Thank you for your positive comments about the Shipwreck Hut beach bar and very happy that you enjoyed the beautiful lagoon for swimming and snorkelling. Sorry about the roosters waking you up... They are a much loved part of...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was super clean. The owners and staff were wonderful, they made me feel welcome, specially I was traveling solo. Owner gave me a quick orientation of the island, where to snorkel, entertainment, good eats etc.... Loved the access to the lagoon, snorkeling was great, right outside my doorstep. The Cook Islanders are very friendly people, made for a great...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Gemma, Thank you for your fantastic review, your comments are really appreciated. Very pleased that we made you feel welcome and you are more than welcome to come back anytime for another visit. It was a pleasure to host you here. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. :-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a super time staying here. Steve and Geraldine plus staff were terrific hosts. The room, sunsets, location and daily breakfasts was fantastic. Highly recommend and will return again. Thanks again Steve for getting me my basketball scores!

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Kia Orana Howard, Thank you for your awesome review. Your comments are very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you guys back again very soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Europe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start with the Positives: 1) Great location, absolutely amazing. 2) Great bar attached to it and great selection there. 3) Lovely and friendly and helpful local staff. 4) super clean rooms. Negatives which did not allow me to rate higher: 1) Room with ocean view has maybe 5-10% of the total view the sea. 2) Rooms are so...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana anonymous_2222, Thank you for your review, I agree, the location is stunning and we do have a great little beach bar, our staff are fantastic and we pride ourselves on our daily housekeeping. These, of course, are the main reasons why people come and stay here - to get away from their normal stressful lives. In respect to...

Burleigh Heads, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We recently spent 9 nights at Aro'a Beachside and had a super relaxing time. If you're wondering what to expect in Rarotonga... it's just relaxed life on Island time. If you're looking for a 5 star experience with air-conditioning, swimming pools, speedy wi-fi and fluffy pillow menus, this isn't your place. Rooms are more like cabins... with fabulous lagoon views....

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Amanda, Thank you for your great and informative review, really happy that you had a totally relaxing holiday with us. It was a pleasure hosting you guys and we look forward to seeing you back again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A team.

North Shore
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Having never been to Rarotonga before, the Aro'a Beachside Inn was our first introduction to this beautiful island, and what a fantastic introduction. The location is amazing, the staff and owners are so friendly, helpful, and lovely, even after we arrived much later than expected having had our flight over delayed by 7 and a half hours! Our airport pickup...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Very happy that you really enjoyed your holiday with us. We look forward to seeing the wedding photo and to seeing you again back at the beautiful Aro'a (means 'Love") Beachside Inn. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team - not forgetting Dexter..... :-)

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on western sunset side of Rarotonga, on a stunning white sandy beach with great swimming and snorkelling. Casual beach bar, the Shipwreck Hut, on property which serves "home cooked" bar meals, cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks. Live music 3 times a week including our popular BBQ evening. 12 self-contained units, tastefully decorated island style. Breakfast complimentary, daily house keeping service. Free use of equipment - kayaks, paddle boards and snorkelling gear. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aro'a Beachside Inn

Address: Ara Tapu, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: ₹ 10,335 - ₹ 16,867 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aro'a Beachside Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Aro`a Beachside Hotel Arorangi
Aro'a Beachside Inn Rarotonga/Arorangi, Cook Islands
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“Beachside units are fantastic, awesome views”
Grant5050, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Get a beachside room.”
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“All rooms have lagoon views so you can't go wrong!”
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“All bungalos near or on beach and all are nice”
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“This hotel offers a simple but adequate kitchenette”
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