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Central Motel


The Central Motel as it name implies, is in the centre of our main town Avarua. It is ideal for visiting consultants, business people, company representatives and tourists who like to be in town and still only a short bus,scooter,bike or car ride to fabulous beaches.We have 14 rooms and a small conference room. Our rooms have IDD phones, T.V's, fridges, toasters, kettles, mini bars, tea/coffee making facilities, fans and en-suite.There is a Spa pool to cool off in after meetings or just to cool off!We also have our own WiFi facilities for guests.The Central Motel is only 10 minutes from the airport and is within easy walking distance of most government offices/agencies, shops, restaurants, café, banks and museum and libraries. We can arrange car/scooter hire, tours and outer Island flights and tours. We have airport transfers and all our guests are met personally.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Paid Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Stayed for 3 nights at the Central Motel. Ronnie made us feel at home and had a very pleasant stay. Room comfy. Motel centrally located and a really nice cafe at the end of the street named Annie’s where we ate a couple of times.
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Very homely. Friendly and attentive host wish I could remember his name. Great location. Pretty much in the middle of town and between two bus stops. Big room with microwave and cheap minibar We had a ground floor room Arrived at about 7am-ish with pre organised airport
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We had a 2am Arrival on Rarotonga - Reliable pick up and taken straight to our room by Kiki. Met in the morning by Ronnie the Bestest Hostest we've ever met, He made our stay feel welcome and looked after us making us want to make Central Motel our Home away from Home. A Basic
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Enjoyed my stay here. Helpful friendly management and staff, great location and well set up. Manager helpful and easy to deal with. Rooms simple but pleasant. Easy walk to town and restaurants and supermarkets.
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We stayed at Central Motel during our week long trip to Rarotonga, and found Central Motel to perfectly meet our needs as budget travelers. The owner, Malcolm, was perfectly hospitable, even when I woke him up at 6:30 one morning for a last minute request to the airport. The
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Hi Lorraine Brock. I don,t have a reservation for you???? Malcolm
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"First floor is better and quieter."
"I would advise choosing the upper floor for more privacy"
"Get the rooms with air conditioning as an option."
"Ask for an air-conditioned room if you prefer this - some rooms are, some have fans only."
"Air conditioning is not usually necessary with the Rarotongan climate, so the fan-only rooms are also a good choice."
US$ 84 - US$ 87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaAvarua
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