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Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Aroa Beach, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been home in cold Melbourne for a week after spending a week at the Rarotongan. A well established Resort. Yes older style but everything is clean and runs well. Well positioned just out of town. Bus door to door every half hour. Hire a scooter, ride a bike. All the water sports available. The staff are just wonderful. Warm,... More

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Tutukaka, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location was great, right on the beach (although the night of the super king tides was not too pleasant) and the fact that it is adults only are he only good aspects of this resort. The service at the bar and restaurant were very poor, several people left the bar at one stage as there was no-one serving and... More

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Lilydale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

upon arrival found room clean and in excellent state. the view from the back doors was great, we could sleep with the ocean sounds in the background. the food and cocktails where great. the staff where all freindly and help us at every enquiry. we will stay again .

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Brisbane Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Sanctuary Rarotonga provides excellent, well-equipped accommodation right on the beach. It is situated next door to the Rarotongan Beach Resort, however the advantage of the Sanctuary is that it is an adults only resort! You can use the restaurants at the Rarotongan if you so wish. We stayed in Room 605 which was one of the closest to the... More

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Geelong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort fails to live up to expectations. The breakfast was outrageous. To be served bread out of a packet, cereal in a box, limited fresh fruit, tinned fruit, and tinned baked beans, this is not of a standard one would expect of a five star resort. A place that demands such prices, and advertises as five star is far... More

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North Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a ground floor unit for 9 nights. Pretty gutted we couldn't see the water from our unit, our view was of a fence. We paid a lot of money and expected to see the sea from our room. We had to go outside to see the water but it was so windy we didn't want to go... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resort is in fact 30 years old and may have had a refurb 5 years ago. It is very tired and unpolished. Our room was quite nice but not very luxurious, which was disappointing as this was our first wedding anniversary. The continental breakrfast was not enjoyable, esp. when powdered milk was offered instead of the real thing.

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

This was advertised a 'new' resort so I was expecting a new place, but our room was tired (especially the bathroom) and dark and the fridge was noisy and floor sandy underfoot. And even though it was beach front we didn't have a view of the sea, but of a fence! So I was quite disappointed. However on our return... More

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

We stayed at the Sanctuary with another couple (one unit each) for 7 nights in August 2014. We had an upstairs beachfront unit, with a view to die for. Our unit was very clean, had a huge bed and a balcony out the front with table & two chairs on it. Our room was serviced every day with clean towels,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Sanctuary Rarotonga in April. The waters here are just incredible and warm fantastic snorkelling. The staff at this resort were very helpful. The food was hit and miss, some fantastic meals some average, if you would like a hot breakfast you pay extra, food and alcohol is not cheap in Rarotonga. We dined out at lots of... More

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Address: Aroa Beach, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Aroa Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach 4*
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