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Sunhaven Beach Bungalows

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Main Rd, Arorangi., Arorangi, Cook Islands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Benalla, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived way too early but our hosts went out of their way to accommodate us. The home grown passionfruit were the best and couldn't fault the clean rooms. We loved how close we were to the beach and lagoon. Can snorkel right at there but even better only 5 min south. Totally recommend for couples wanting solitude and peaceful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our 12 night stay here recently. Such friendly helpful staff and spotlessly clean bungalows, well serviced with great facilities. Lovely pool and the beach on our doorstep So relaxing.. For swimming in the sea it was better to walk about 5 min along the beach as it is not so rocky there , but was nice to... More 

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Joy B, Thank you for reviewing your recent 12 nights at Sunhaven. We are very happy to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us enjoying the property and facilities and had a relaxing time. I’m glad you got to experience our amazing sunsets. Looking forward to seeing you again. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Shari, Ali,... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attention to detail and very clean / tidy. Owners and staff very friendly and helpful. Nothing to much trouble. Highly recommended for an escape from home. Handy to good restaurants and some just a short walk along the beach.

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Paul O, Thank you for the high recommendation. We are so pleased to see that you felt at home during your week at Sunhaven. It’s good you got to enjoy the fare at some of the many restaurants close by. Many thanks for your helpful review and we hope to see you both again when you’re in need... More 

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

Only stayed for 4 days last week but really nice quiet spot. Clean rooms and attentive workers more then happy to help. Love the kitten as well made us feel at home. Would recommend to anyone. pool at the front and right on the beach.

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana 2015Neil, Appreciate your review and thanks very much for the recommendation. If you make it back this way again try for more than four days. Rarotonga has so much to offer so you need a good week or more. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Shari, Ali, Sheekal and Elfred. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Bungalows well set up and very clean, fresh towels every day! Friendly staff too. Lovely surroundings sheltered from wind, lie in the hammock in a shady spot. Love the kayak, perfect place for a holiday.

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana DOROTHIA, Thanks very much for the recommendation and we appreciate your helpful review. Yes Sunhaven, being on the leeward (western) side of Rarotonga, is sheltered from the wind that blows most of the time on the south/eastern side which is why Muri is so popular for wind sports. We hope you will be our guest again next time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We (My wife and I plus large 18y/o son!) stayed for a week in the garden bungalow which is one row back from the beach and furthest from the pool although still only about a 45 second walk away! It would make it quieter than most of the other bungalows although the only noise was the surf and on a... More 

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Andrew N, Thank you for your positive review. We’re glad to see you all had an enjoyable holiday in Rarotonga and found Sunhaven to your liking. Yes the Garden Bungalow is the quietest and most private room we have and as you say only a few seconds walk to the beach. It’s good to hear you had enough... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We stayed at Sunhaven three years ago and could not speak highly enough of the place, recommending it to friends with rave reviews. This year we finally made it back, after talking about going back for the last three years. We travelled with friends after telling them how great this place was. Unfortunately this trip was not great. When we... More 

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Karen C, I’m sorry you were unhappy with your second holiday at Sunhaven. We try to ensure all our guests leave here happy and looking forward to their next trip back. After enquiring directly with us for your favoured room category it appears you then booked through a travel agent at a lower price but also in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Beautiful views and spotlessly clean. Great little freshwater pool. Right on the beach with complimentary kayaks. Good snorkelling just 10 minutes walk along the beach. Patti and Dennis were great hosts, and all staff were friendly. Highly recommended. Will be back!

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Leigh R, Yes the views from Sunhaven are for certain picture postcard quality. Just like the pictures in the glossy travel magazines. You appear to have had a good time during your holiday with us enjoying all we have to offer and I trust we met all your expectations. Thank you for your review and high recommendation. We... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We stayed here for eight nights, Patti & Dennis are attentive hosts. Ali is a very helpful staff member. Rooms are clean and tidy. TV is not good the reception is terrible. The pool is good and walks along the beach also very nice. The free use of the kayaks was a bonus.

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Jean W, Thank you for your review. I'm glad to read you found Sunhaven to your liking and seem to have enjoyed your time here. I agree with you about TV but I would add that if the reception was terrible you must have been watching the Vaka channel that, while having the better, albeit older programing, has... More 

Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We can't speak highly enough of the service and cleaniness of this accomodation. We originally booked our holiday for 8 nights and ended up staying 14 nights. First staying in bungalow 3 then changing our minds and deciding to stay on, so with the help of Dennis and Shari, we got sorted to move to unit 5 for another 6... More 

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Donal & Janice, Thank you for taking the time to write an awesome review. We are very happy you enjoyed yourselves so much the first eight nights that you extended your stay another six and got to experience two of our room types. If you do come back for another memorable holiday, and we hope you do, it... More 

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