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Puaikura Reef Lodges

P o Box 922 | Kavera, Arorangi 00000, Cook Islands
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Mahia Beach, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned after a stay at Puaikura Reef Lodges, which incidently has been renamed Black Pearl. Plenty of room. Spacious with high ceilings. Owner Jane or "Lady Jane " as I would call her is a mind of information after barely 5 months as the new owner. Put us onto a couple of fabulous places to eat out... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peaceful and quiet accommodation. Owner is very helpful and gives you lots of ideas on what to do and where to eat. Rooms are spacious and very clean. The bed was very comfortable. Outdoor area and pool Are very nice. Enjoyed our stay

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome location literally just over the road from the beach. Quite possibly the best snorkelling spot on the island is also just a minutes scooter ride away. Very friendly staff who kept the rooms clean and tidy. Pool was always clean, and garden and lawn was very well kept. Definitely would not hesitate to stay here again If I ever... More 

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Patz02, Owner at Puaikura Reef Lodges, responded to this review

Kia Orana Skuxx I am thrilled you found us to be 'excellent affordable accommodation' we strive put our bit of paradise within everyone's reach. Our beach across the road is great and of course the closer you get to the Marine reserve the better the snorkelling! I will pass on your kind words to our staff - particularly Johnny who... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another laid back place too stay. This place was clean and had the cooking amenities you require so as you don't have to go and spend more money on dining out etc. the price was right. Would go back for sure

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Patz02, Owner at Puaikura Reef Lodges, responded to this review

Kia Orana Mark, Thank you for submitting your review to share with other travellers. It was great to have you here for a short time - hopefully next time you will stay longer. Our guests enjoy the fact that they can cook in their rooms in between dining at the many fine restaurants we have close by. We are currently... More 

Gatton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been on February 2014 with my girlfriend, very romantic place on an amazing island. Right in front of the ocean...few steps n u r swimming in the reef! Staff very friendly n helpful. Good breakfast with wide choice of fruits. Excellent value for money

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Patz02, Owner at Puaikura Reef Lodges, responded to this review

Kia Orana Marco23aussie, Thank you for sharing your impressions of Puaikura Reef Lodges with other travellers and thank you for staying with us! We think our location is special too - having the beautiful beach just across the road as well as our sheltered salt water pool - the best of both worlds without a beachfront price. We hope your... More 

Kawerau, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely, tidy and well equipped suites. Rooms were serviced daily and were left spic and span. , There are two shops handy, and a reasonably priced takeaway next door with good food. Jane and the staff were always very friendly and obliging and we will stay there again, should they agree!

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Patz02, Owner at Puaikura Reef Lodges, responded to this review

Kia Orana Graham G - yes you are welcome back anytime! It was lovely to meet you both and I am delighted you enjoyed your brief stay in our little piece of Paradise. The sky is blue with temperatures in the mid 20's - not bad for a winter's day - make a plan to return. We'd love to have... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay. Although the room decor was rather tired, which was reflected in the cost, we had everything we needed. The pool area and gardens were very relaxing. The cleaners were discreet, and the management went out of their way to help us with car hire, maps etc. The location suited us, having the beach across the road,... More 

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Patz02, Owner at Puaikura Reef Lodges, responded to this review

Kia Orana Susan, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review on Tripadvisor - and thank you for your valuable feedback. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay here and you are quite correct - the décor is very tired. Since taking over the property in March this year we have been progressively upgrading the soft furnishings in all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Recently my extended family of 12 including three generations had the pleasure of staying at puaikura reef lodges. As a smaller resort this was perfect for our needs with all rooms close to each other and the pool area. All were clean and fresh looking. The staff were friendly and helpful and went above and beyond to help get back... More 

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Patz02, Owner at Puaikura Reef Lodges, responded to this review

Kia Orana Lee, Thank you for your positive review of Puaikura Reef Lodges. It was great to see three generations holidaying together and enjoying each others company. We were as thrilled as you to be able to reunite 'Lammie' with your daughter. I agree 100% with your comment re the barbeque. Since taking over the property in March this year... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Hi Jane My brother &I enjoyed our experience staying at your resident it was all what we needed for our first trip to Rarotonga . Your staff where very respectful &I yourself accomodated for our needs ,you where very approachable & you always had a smile I would recommend your resident as we enjoyed this very much thank you again... More 

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Patz02, Owner at Puaikura Reef Lodges, responded to this review

Kia Orana Justin, Our coke consumption certainly went through the roof during your visit! Thanks so much for staying with us - it is always a pleasure to see people enjoying their time on our island. Thank you for your kind comments regarding the team here - they will be delighted that their efforts are appreciated. I hope you and... More 

Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Have just returned from 7 lovely days staying at Puaikura Reef Lodges. Jane took over the property in March and she has done a wonderful job in sprucing up the place. We stayed in unit number 5, our feature walls were, what I would call hibiscus red. With the units being self catering, this helps reduce the cost of eating... More 

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Patz02, Owner at Puaikura Reef Lodges, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review MaggieMay! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. I'm delighted you like the new look rooms - the colour on your walls was actually 'Fever'....I am gradually making my way through all the rooms with fresh paint and new soft furnishings. All progress posted on facebook. I look forward to welcoming you... More 

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