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Royale Takitumu

Certificate of Excellence
4.0 of 5
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PO Box 1031, Titikaveka 0001, Cook Islands
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
fionasayes Auckland Region, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My oldest friend and I found ourselves in a place that met all requirements. Our husbands sent us off for a respite from caring from elderly parents and Royale Takitumu was just perfect. Despite cooler temperatures we made the best of all on offer and enjoyed the quiet of the resort, the beautiful position on a pristine beach and access... More 

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you so much for your lovely review of your stay at Royale Takitumu. It was our pleasure meeting you both, and we are thrilled that you were able to relax in our little piece of secluded paradise. We do hope to see you and your husband very soon at you new home in Rarotonga. Meitaki! More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How fortunate were we? THE most lucky holiday makers we were…. The privilege and joy of staying at this most breathtakingly beautiful accommodation was fantastic. We were greeted by the welcoming and delightful Amber and her equally superb father Bill, whose vision created this slice of paradise… Before they even got us to our independent and stunning accommodation we walked... More 

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana Chris & Philippa! Wow - what can we say about such an amazing review, other than THANK YOU for visiting Rarotonga and staying with us. While you consider yourselves THE most lucky holiday makers, it is us who are so lucky, as we have the opportunity to meet and host wonderful guests like you! We are just thrilled... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well appointed Self contained large villa's with lagoon and ocean views. Lovely gardens with fish ponds running through the garden areas. Swimming pool is in a protected area so no cold winds. Concrete paths which make wheel chair access easy. Very peaceful place. Small resort, but they have two get together functions per week which bring everyone together so very... More 

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you so much for your great review of Royale Takitumu. It was so nice meeting you, and we are thrilled you chose Royale Takitumu for your holiday. We appreciate your kind words about our great location, villas and grounds. And, thanks for befriending Salvador, our resort cat. Sounds like he enjoyed your visit as much as... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Fantastic service from Amber and her team starting from complimentary shuttle upgrade from airport with champagne, through orientation of the Villas and surrounds over coffee and muffins and efficient friendly service throughout the stay. Walk a few paces from the Villa to pristine white sandy beach and amazing snorkelling at the door. The snorkelling equipment was good quality and always... More 

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana Phil and thanks so much for your review of Royale Takitumu! We thank you so much for your very kind words about our service, and our villas and great location. We are so glad to hear that you will be back! Thanks also for the great photos. We can't wait to see you again, very soon. Meitaki! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

From the moment you arrive to Royale Takitumu, you will be thoroughly entranced by the quality, the beautiful ocean views and most important, the people. First let me speak of the people, which have been highly regarded by most reviewers on TA and rightfully so. They greet you with genuine warmth and make you feel like family from the moment... More 

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana Keith and thank you so much for your Absolute Best review of Royale Takitumu! What a lovely review! We so appreciate your thoughtful words, in particular about the warm and caring service that we provide. It was indeed our pleasure meeting you, and we do hope that your travels return you to your home in Rarotonga. Meitaki! More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

From the time we arrived we felt welcome. The staff were extremely helpful explained all the facilities. Don't count on great tv or radio, reception not too good, but who wants to watch tv on holidays. Ideal spot for a total relaxing holiday. Not crowded and we sometimes had the beach in front of the hotel to ourselves. Snorkeling was... More 

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thanks so much for your amazing review (and great photos!) of your stay with us at Royale Takitumu. It was great meeting you both, and we are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks so much for your kind words about our amazing, friendly local staff, our unbeatable beachfront location, and our relaxed,... More 

Sydney
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70 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Completely fantastic. It is so great to go to a paradise that is not overrun by massive resorts. This was a villa resort (even the garden studios where really villas) with no kids and only about 12 or 15 villas so super private. Staff were excellent, place was clean, showers had good pressure and all the water is filtered straight... More 

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you so much for your wonderful review of Royale Takitumu. It was so nice meeting you both, and we are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Each of our 10 individual, thatched-roof Villas have amazing views of our quiet, pristine sandy beach and turquoise lagoon. And, with no large properties nearby, our... More 

Long Island, New York
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My wife and I stayed on Rarotonga for three nights in March. Our long flight arrived very early in the morning and the first place we drove to was Royale Takitumu. Mii greeted us with a smile and a drink and made us feel at home from the instant we arrived. The grounds are beautiful and constantly maintained. Plenty of... More 

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you so much for your fantastic review of your stay with us at Royale Takitumu. We love hearing that you enjoyed your stay, and we can't thank you enough for your kind words about Mii (she is definitely a guest favorite!), our grounds, our private individual thatched roof villas, and our unmatched beachfront setting. It was... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We loved the resort and Mii was fantastic service she provided every detail for our trip... We will be back in time .... Big thanks to every staff at the Resort.... We couldn't fault this resort everything is there .... Ah one thing if you people rely on TV then it may not be so great as it is only... More 

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you so much for your lovely review of Royale Takitumu. It was great meeting you both! Thanks for your kind words about our property and about Mii, of whom we are so proud. We only wish that you could have stayed with us longer. Hopefully next time! Meitaki! More 

Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We have stayed for a week with no complaints whatsoever as there is no kids allowed that's a bonus .... It is peaceful for every couple who wants to stay on their own... Lovely staff lovely people this is paradise... A huge thanks to Mii who looks after our arrangements as we both are deaf. We will be back if... More 

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Manager-CRM, Manager at Royale Takitumu, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you so much for your lovely review of Royale Takitumu. It was so nice meeting you both, and we are pleased that you chose Royale Takitumu for your Rarotonga holiday. Thanks for your very kind words about our peaceful location, our wonderful team, Mii, and our little piece of paradise. We can't wait for you to... More 

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