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Puaikura Reef Lodges

3.0 of 5 P O Box 397 | Kavera, Arorangi 00000, Cook Islands
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I spend 4 days in this great little Resort. In September it was pretty quite, you basically had the pool to yourself If you arrive after hours you can call the friendly hotel staff and they will arrange access to your room. The staff was also very helpful in arranging scooters, airport drop off and assisting with... More

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second stay here - we love the relaxed atmosphere of this "resort", it's very small with only 13 rooms so there is very little noise or completion for the pool or bbq. The staff are very friendly - Lotu and Rangi go out of their way to help in any way. The local cat Rio was also... More

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at puaikura for 5days, staff were friendly and helpful. Room was good, spacious and clean. my family and I were very pleased and hope to return. Because it is smaller than the large hotels and motels, we got to know the staff on first name basis and they helped us a lot. Pool very close to rooms, which... More

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Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

we stayed at the aroa bungalow, which housed all six of us comfortably. We were 50 mt from a fantastic beach.. Although the furniture could do with a little t.l.c ,but this is a fantastic option for a big families because you need a bit of space and privacy.

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Wellington, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Our room was at the end of the block right beside the main road so you could hear the road noise all night long. The linen did not get changed one day and when we asked for clean linen at the office it did not arrive. Mosquito screens were old and somewhat broken.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We are a family of 4 that arrived in Rarotonga with no expectations, just a family on a much anticipated holiday. After our flight got cancelled and rescheduled in NZ (take note: pay that bit extra to fly Air NZ, never again Virgin Australia) we finally arrived, albeit a day later than we had paid. We were greated by a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Just spent 10 days at Aorangi beachfront bungalow, although it is in need of some maintenance work and definitely a sign at the front entrance (would never find it in the dark) it's a great place with plenty of room and all the accessories needed. Great place for a group or family to stay.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

The greeting at the airport was awesome , friendly driver and beautiful lei, but that's as good as it gets. The resort is very dated with little money going into upkeep. Our room had a sagging roof in the kitchen with water damage and in the pantry a large hole in roof that dropped disgusting smelling powder from roof every... More

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16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Stayed one night with a toddler, found the room decor to be a bit dated - but comfortable, clean and everything worked. Pool looked good - didn't make it in sadly. Narrow driveway access with a vehicle in it can be a challenge. Helpful staff, and handy to the nice beach across the road.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Prompt friendly airport transfers from Victor and the lovely Vaine, We were in a super superior queen which was roomy and comfortable. Good cooking facilities. We got used to the roosters, dogs barking, waves and cars after the first night, just a part of the Rarotongan experience. Friendly helpful staff, and a resident ginger kitten who loved to come and... 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*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Puaikura Reef Hotel Arorangi
Puaikura Reef Lodges Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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