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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Clover, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I can't say enough about Palm Grove. Our bungalow was looking out onto the beach, it had everything we needed and was very comfortable. The restaurant served the best food - and be sure to join in on the Sunday BBQ, it was much more than we expected and so good. The owner and staff were so friendly, by the... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our first visit to the Cook Islands did not disappoint. The island of Rarotonga and the resort of Palm Grove provided us with all one could hope for in a South Pacific experience. My first glimpse of " our beach" took my breath away. It was picture perfect. We were in a beach front cabin, which was attractive and clean.... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 7th stay here. Friendly staff, good service, good facilities and the best beach on the island as well as great snorkeling. Restaurant is good and had good live music several nights a week. So much better than a large resort. Until next time

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Birregurra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Garden Studio G7 from June 4th to June 13th 2015. First impressons were that the place looks just like the website - neat, spacious and landscaped beautifully. Palm Grove is a small resort and yet does not feel like a resort with small guest numbers, plenty of room between rooms and tasteful tropical plantings to screen out neighboring... More 

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

My husband and I have now holidayed on Rarotonga five times but this is the first time we have stayed at Palm Grove. We stayed in a Matenga beachfront studio bungalow for the past week and were not disappointed with the location. We had access straight on to the safe, sandy beach with plenty of opportunities to snorkel in the... More 

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texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a beach front room with a very nice deck. Wonderful beach, can walk in both directions for a long way. Bus stops right in front of the hotel in both directions (buy the 10 pack ticket from the driver and save money). Room was very nice. Upon sitting on the bed we thought it was too soft, but sleeping... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stayed at Palm Grove for 19 nights. We had booked many weeks before but had only been able to secure a combination of garden-beach-garden rooms because the resort was largely booked up. This suggests its popularity. Overall we have enjoyed, but not loved, our experience of Palm Grove. I hope the management and staff will see any criticism here... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We traveled with out 1 year old daughter. We aim for mid priced/value places in great natural settings, ie. willing to give up fancy amenities for great nature. While the rooms are a not fancy (we had a 1 bedroom cabin), the grounds make you feel like you are in nature, and while you have to cross a not overly... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is one of the best views from our beach accommodation. To wake up to the waves crashing on the beach was one of the best things. We stayed in B8 I would ask for 5-6 the next time. Reason for that would be to have no trees to block the view. We would say that all the staff from... More 

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Vancouver
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a lovely place to stay. Small, friendly, charming, clean, safe. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We put our passports etc in the office, they were fine, in a locked back room. No problems at all... this is a wonderfully easy place to stay, it feels safe and relaxed and just ideal. Beach front cabins really are... More 

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