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Palm Grove

3.5 of 5 P.O. Box 23, Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My sister and I stayed in a beachside bungalow for four nights. We arrived at the airport at 12.25 am in the morning and we were picked up at no extra cost. Our bungalow was right on the beach overlooking an aqua lagoon. We had a kitchen with stove, microwave, electric jug and fridge as well as a ceiling fan... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Palm Grove has one of the nicest beaches in Rarotonga right on the doorstep. The beachside bungalows are spacious and beautiful with a really comfortable bed, kitchen, nice bathroom, high ceiling, fan, and air conditioning. Kayaks and snorkelling equipment are available for your use. The restaurant is also pretty good.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip was only booked about 3.5 weeks in advance, and on kind of a budget, but I'm really glad I found Palm Grove. The accommodate was nice, my 'cottage' was a garden unit (away from the pool/restaurant) with a small kitchenette, which worked really nicely for me. I'm not high maintenance, was not expecting a fancy, schmancy hotel (and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a friend and stayed at this hotel. From the airport pick up, all the way through to management, the staff is fantastic. There is an extremely welcome feel at the hotel, and the staff is very helpful and go a above and beyond if they can. We stayed in a beachfront bungalow, and the room was fantastic, with... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great stay at this resort.never saw much of management to check if all okay but dare say we would have gone and found them if needed.the cleaners were awesome and such lovely friendly people.also would like to mention the restaurant at this resort called the Hibiscus.the meals were great that we had there especially the first night... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

For two weeks in July and August we came back to Palm Grove (this was our seventh trip!) with the family to celebrate our 40th. anniversary. It was such a special time. Everyone at Palm Grove is so welcoming and helpful. The family, (with alot of help from the staff) organized a private barbeque for us on our patio. Just... More

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Wellsford, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Just home from a wonderful holiday. We stayed at the Palm Grove resort and it was great. Friendly staff great service and we shall be back. At this resort there is a great restaurant free breakfasts and lunch is also available. Also a pool in the garden setting.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were looking for a special place for our 25th anniversary and this ticked all the boxes. The beach bungalows were right on the beach, they were spacious and clean with all the amenities required. To be able to sit on the verandah with the sea within a few metres and to hear the waves coming over the reef at... More

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Vincentia, Australia
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic place to stay - snorkelling right outside your room - free snorkelling gear and kayaks. Easy transport around island from door. Staff and food fantastic! But kitchen in room if you just want snacks on the verandah.

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Ealing
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 25
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Palm Grove Hotel Vaimaanga
Palm Grove Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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