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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

When I first arrived to the Islander Hotel, It was easy for my friends and I to fall in love with the place, the friendly staff and the impeccable food that we were served, the island vibe and the warm island day-It was the perfect setting for an island love affair...... My friends and I were drawn to a table...

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your meals, drinks, service and ambience of the Tiki Terrace on the waterfront. Our mantra is 'value for money' and our team love what they do. Kia Manuia.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked for a night either end of our holiday as so convenient for the airport and we had the 2am Jetstar flights. It served it's purpose. Motel like accommodation - very basic, but clean and tidy. Breakfast was poor. Couldn't get the room safe to work and staff could only show us the master code. Reception staff helpful and friendly...

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana, thank you for your review. Our free tropical breakfast is very simple & light - our cooked breakfast options (available at cost) are popular with locals and tourists. The in-room safes now have easy-to-follow instructions. Kia Manuia.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't stay here but wehad lunch here with our 2 kids under 4 before a late afternoon flight. It had been recommended to us by other travellers and locals. Great setting on the waters edge and really good pizza and friendly service. There was also a lady singing which added to the relaxed atmosphere. I definitely recommend it.

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your family dinner with live entertainment on the waters' edge before flying home. Kia Manuia.

Usa, Japan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on our way to and from Aitutaki and rented a room for the day. It's very loud outside at the bar and there are thin walls so don't expect to get much rest but the rooms are clean. Service is wonderful at the front desk and restaurant. Food was good, drinks are cheap. A really great place to...

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We have started building a brand new Hula Bar pavilion on the beach complete with 'sound shell' design that will bounce noise & music out to sea. We will also be upgrading all rooms to make them quieter. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your short stay with efficient service from the...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Short stop following the jet star red eye for a bit of a kip while our other hotel was being prepared. Rooms were pretty basic. Service was OUTSTANDING. Staff were friendly, obliging and helpful - going out of their way to help a bunch of tired kiwis out. Understand that the hotel is slated for a pretty major refurbishment so...

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your short stay with us with service from the heart! We will soon be closing down all rooms (mid Feb 2017) to expand and refurbish all rooms to 4 star standard, with a 'bright, breezy, positive' decor style. We hope to see you all again on...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The rooms were clean and updated. The restaurant served great food at very affordable prices. $3.50 beers and soda. Hotel offers transit stay, where you can rent the room for one day. My husband and I had a long 12-hour layover from Rarotonga to Aitutaki. Booked a room for the day to store our luggage and to sight-see the island....

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your short stay, your meals, drinks at the Hula Bar, and service from our team. We do hope to see you again. Kia Manuia.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Our party of 30 stayed in 5 different locations on Raro, all have raved about the excellence of customer service at The Islander. From accomodation, food and drinks, The Islander offered the lowest rates, but delivered the very best results. Our meals were delicious and filling. Our room was clean, well maintained, and the beds were so comfortable. All amenities...

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read your family group of 30 enjoyed their time with us and we do hope to see you all again, when you return to Rarotonga. Kia Manuia.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2016

we recently stayed at the islander. we went in not knowing what to expect as the price of our accommodation was half the price of the rest of our families, who were all staying in different hotels. we were able to hire scooters directly at the hotel. everything was amazing from the beautiful rooms to the amazing staff. we cant...

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to look after your family and extended family on Rarotonga. We have never made so many Pina Colada cocktails in any one day when you were all in-house. Our team members often speak about you all and wonder if you will return. We hope to see you all again,...

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect airport waiting room!!! Clean,tidy,fun affordable we love it!!!! Will always recommend this place! We have even been here when the whales have been through... they also offer a great brekky and $3 Heineken what more could you ask for!!!

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. Our waterfront 'airport transit lounge' is a real hit with visitors waiting for a domestic or international flight. Guests can swim in the pool before flying home! The humpback whale show starts at 2.30pm (ish) daily from June to November, just over the close reef. The beachfront Hula Bar offers all day happy...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a great place at a great price. We stayed for 7 nights, 2 rooms, 2 family's and we went in with low expectations. We were so happy with the friendly staff, especially Tai, clean comfortable rooms with daily service and yummy food! Perfect for a family with the pool and amenities or even a couple wanting to lice...

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you all had a great time in the Cook Islands. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your rooms, your meals, and the service provided by our team. We do hope to see you all again, soon. Kia Manuia.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Islander Airport Hotel is a great value for money 3 star beachfront hotel directly across the road from Rarotonga International Airport on the waterfront featuring 13 Cabanas, Coco Grill Restaurant, Tiki Bar, pool, outdoor dining, sandy beach, daily sunsets, low-cost wifi, Sky Sports on Big Screen, Live bands and unpretentious island style service from a team of dedicated Islanders. Our HULA bar on the beach offers all day happy hour from 11am to 11pm Mon to Sun with NZD3.50 beers, spirits, wines and soft drinks. Bring your own music with our 'U-DJ' product. Great for friends and family who wish to soak in Rarotonga's warm sunshine with cold cold drinks! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Islander Hotel

Address: Beach Road, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands (Formerly Aquarius Rarotonga)
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Price Range: ₹ 7,696 - ₹ 10,353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Islander Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Aquarius Rarotonga Avarua
The Islander Hotel Rarotonga/Avarua, Cook Islands
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“All rooms very nice”
 of 5 bubbles doleyt, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Happy hour seems to go all day at the outdoor bar? Great sunsets. Take your camera”
 of 5 bubbles Rustyjamtin, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“It's a airport hotel, don't expect much but is very convenient”
 of 5 bubbles Soft1962, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Did not stay at this hotel, just visited it for meals.”
 of 5 bubbles Sher577, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Didn't stay sorry!”
 of 5 bubbles Ando-of-Aus, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
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