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Palm Grove

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P.O. Box 23, Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
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  • Location
    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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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stay here, and can't wait to come back. Our beachfront studio was exactly as described - comfortable, clean, conveniently located and right on the gorgeous beach. The setup meant it was private, so we felt like we had our own space, even when we were on the deck. The outlook was amazing, with a 20m walk... More 

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Putaruru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This year will be our 8th stay at Palm Grove, definitely counting down the sleeps!....Does this tell you anything? Love everything about Palm Grove......it's fantastic location and beautiful beach. Betsy, Jo and all the staff are great and always fun. Hibiscus Restaurant on site is absolutely tops. See you soon Palm Grove and Rarotonga

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although this review is for our stay in January 2014 I am getting to in now. This was our second stay at the Palm Grove. Honestly nothing had changed from our first experience 2 years prior. The location is unbelievable. The snorkelling is outstanding. We had originally chosen the Palm Grove location for the beach, honestly its like none we... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best snorkeling spots on the island. My second time here. I last stayed 6 years ago and the rooms have had no updates at all since then. The rooms are very basic but comfortable enough. We stayed in a Matenga beachfront self contained studio. And it had everything you could need and was clean enough (minus the... More 

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PalmGrove, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

Kia Orana Jess, Thanks very much for taking the time to share your review of Palm Grove! We’re so pleased to see how much you enjoyed our outstanding location on one of the best beaches on Rarotonga, and it’s great that you were able to enjoy the fabulous snorkelling in our lagoon. We also very much appreciate that you chose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just finished an 8 night stay, WOW what a fantastic location on the island. White golden sandy beaches (the best in Rarotonga) blue lagoon with little or no rocky coral for swimming, only steps to the beach, we stayed in the 3 bedroom villa, full amenities including washing machine THEEEEE BEST BEDS I HAVE EVER FOUND ... Like... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We choose Palm Grove as we had been to this smaller resort on our honeymoon 28 years ago, so it was a bit of a trip down memory lane. When we originally stayed there were only garden bungalows and you had to walk across the road to go to the beach. Now they have beachfront units which are just great.... More 

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Adelaide
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stayed for 1 night in a Garden Studio towards our 2nd to last night of our holiday, resort No 8 out of 9 stays in the Cooks. To get to the beach and beachfront villas which looked nice, you have to cross the main road as the garden villas are on the other side of the road. The accommodation... More 

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PalmGrove, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

Kia Orana Nikki, Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your stay with us. I’m sorry to hear you were not satisfied with your 1 night stay with us. I’ve looked through my booking records and I believe you actually stayed with us in May 2014, rather than Aug as you’ve indicated. It’s hard for me to... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We chose Palm Grove as an alternative from the larger, more commercial resorts - we were looking for something smaller, easy and relaxed and felt authentic and local. We stayed at Palm Grove for 8 nights, and were delighted with the location, the amenities and the service. We could hire a scooter ($100 for the week) from there, the pool... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Palm Grove surprised us and was better than we expected. Our bungalow was right on the beautiful beach and the snorkelling was amazing right off the shore. Very quiet and laid back resort and our lovely room was very clean, new bathroom and the bed was to die for. Basic breakfast at the Yellow Hibiscus was ample and we enjoyed... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for a week first week of june, we with 3 other couples as well. We had the garden room G6 while the others had rooms on the beach. Our room was wonderful, clean, spacious and well set out. Bathroom was extremely clean and the bed oh my gosh we have travelled a lot and... More 

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