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Palm Grove

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 23, Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a couple of units for a family trip. Pleased we booked well in advance as it is popular and that's partly because of its boutique size. CD/radio and microwave did not work - took a couple of days to get sorted, but hardly a show stopper. Garden bungalow was private and quiet (except for the ubiquitous roosters - which... More

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay great place, amazing beach, we really enjoyed snorkeling in the lagoon fish were cool. Room was nice. BBQ night was real good heaps of food. Breakfast every morning was good. Friendly staff grounds men even hashed 2 coconuts we go out of a tree and open them up so we could drink them. On down side,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter had her wedding at Palm Grove in July. She had brought decorations with her and once they were in place, the staff took over to give the reception area the most amazing 'Island' touch. They wrapped poles in flax, hung palm leaves around door frames and did some wonderful flower arranging. They had even gone out and brought... More

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Palm Grove for 10 nights late July/early August in a beachfront unit, opposite of the garden side of the hotel and over the road. From the sliding doors, over the deck we looked and walked straight onto the beach and to the lagoon. All windows had gauze against mosquitoes, which were galore outside, so don't forget repellent!... More

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PalmGrove, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

Kia Orana Christine, It was lovely meeting you during your stay! Thank you for your kind words last Thursday about how much you enjoyed Palm Grove and your Matenga Beachfront room, and we’re so appreciative you took the time to post a review and share your experience with other TripAdvisor readers. I’m very sorry for the mixup with the docket... More

Whangarei, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Stayed in a beach front bungalow. Down steps onto one of the best beaches in Rarotonga. The unit was great everything we had asked for. Staff in both Hotel and the on site restaurant were so helpful, kind and always willing to help.Comlimentary continental breakfast was always good and food at yellow Hibiscus restaurant was great. Did the happy Hour... More

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Seal Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Myself and 10 yr old daughter stayed in a Garden Unit at Palm Grove June 30 - July 5, 2014. Overall we had a nice stay. Just across the road was a nice beach with some excellent snorkeling. Saw many fish (big and small) that we did not see in other locations. We brought bread and pretzels on a couple... More

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PalmGrove, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

Kia Orana Lisa, Thanks much for posting your review of Palm Grove. It’s wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed many aspects of your stay, including our outstanding beach with excellent snorkelling, and complimentary snorkel equipment and kayaks! But I’m disappointed you were not satisfied with some of our service, especially as the two instances you’ve highlighted seem to stem... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed here as part of a wedding group in July and we had a beachfront bungalow. I was so pleased we had decided to stay beach front as sitting out on the deck reading and having a drink in the afternoon was one of the most enjoyable times of my stay. Some of our friends stayed in garden units... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stayed for 10 days at Palm Grove in a garden unit. very spacious (2 person) unit and a fantastic bed, we slept soo well, which is unusual, normally you would come home and be so grateful for your own bed, but not this time! Could not fault the accommodation at all. They have fly/mosquito screens for all windows, airco,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We spent 3 nights in a beachfront studio room at Palm Grove and other than the weather which was wet and windy we loved the place. The room was spacious with a comfortable king bed a good size deck with decent outside furniture and fantastic views of the beach and sea. The kitchen unit was well equiped and the bathroom... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We recently staying at Palm Grove for a week in June for part of our honeymoon. PROS: *AMAZING beach - there is literally no need to go to a single other beach on the island *Great food at The Yellow Hibiscus (onsite restaurant) *Great Happy Hour with entertainment on Friday nights *Family friendly CONS: *Matenga Bungalows need a SERIOUS scrub... More

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PalmGrove, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

Kia Orana Megan, Thanks very much for taking the time to post your review of Palm Grove. I’m very pleased you enjoyed many aspects of our property including our amazing beach and the great food and entertainment available at our onsite restaurant! But I am sorry we didn’t meet all your expectations. I do appreciate the suggestions you’ve included for... More

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Address: P.O. Box 23, Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Vaimaanga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palm Grove 3.5*
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Palm Grove Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Set in the enchanting area of Vaimaanga on the stunning southern coast, Palm Grove enjoys the tranquility of one of the best locations on Rarotonga. 26 individual bungalows are scattered over 5 acres of landscaped beachfront and garden property. Bungalows are available in studio to 3-bedroom layout and feature kingsize beds, kitchen facilities, aircon, flatscreen TV, and private patio/balcony. Property amenities include our onsite restaurant and bar, swimming pool, guest BBQ, laundry facility, tour desk, and motorbike rentals. All guests receive complimentary daily tropical breakfast buffet and use of kayaks, snorkel equipment, beach chairs and beach towels. Welcome to Palm Grove, your private piece of paradise! ... more   less 
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