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Puaikura Reef Lodges

3.0 of 5 Villa   |   P O Box 397 | Kavera, Arorangi 00000, Cook Islands
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Shelley M Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family had a fantastic and relaxing week in the beautiful Rarotonga. Picked up at airport by a lovely lady and taken to lodges (was after midnight) she was cheerful, nothing was a problem. Rangi in the office is wonderful as is Lotu. Rooms were spacious and clean and gave our family freedom on holiday without being crammed in (2... More

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Kawerau, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I have just returned from Rarotonga and we stayed at Puaikura Reef Lodge and stayed in room 12. When we landed their was a beautiful bubbly lady named Vaine who picked us up and drove us to the lodge. Our room was a great size with everything i needed. When i woke the next morning, Lotu the receptionist had arranged... More

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 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... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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
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16 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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... More

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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 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... More

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Cambridge, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

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... More

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Address: P O Box 397 | Kavera, Arorangi 00000, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Puaikura Reef Lodges 3*
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Puaikura Reef Hotel Arorangi
Puaikura Reef Lodges Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Puaikura Reef Lodges is ideally situated on the sheltered south west side of Rarotonga. Located 50m away from a sparkling white sandy beach and crystal blue lagoon. The beach is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. This family friendly property has 13 spacious 1 bedroom and studio units with kitchenettes and private balconies. Facilities include, booking office, swimming pool, bbq area, honesty bar, library, snorkeling equipment, and general store/internet facilities next door. ... more   less 
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