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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed only one night at Reef Lodge main complex and moved next day to their rental property about 1 Km along the road. Our one night I must admit was rather noisy with traffic and roosters. However the beach front unit down the road was very quiet. You can hear the sea and the roosters seem... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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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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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
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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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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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