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Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach

4.0 of 5 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

stayed in last block of resort in front of tennis courts on ground floor. The views weren't so great but the suite was well appointed and well maintained by household staff. A relaxed atmosphere and quiet and the beach is all tide swimming. The reception staff are helpful and friendly, dining however was a bit disappointing, not a great variation... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a week at the Rarotongan Resort but on arrival were advised we had been upgraded to The Sanctuary which is the adults only sister resort next door. Our room was lovely and very close to the water so the views were amazing. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable with lovely balconies where you can sit and enjoy... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 7 nights for my first Cook Islands experience. The Good: 1. Some staffs are very helpful 2. The views from the beachfront suites were amazing! 3. Very quite and relaxed atmosphere. If you prefer a place for adult only, Sanctuary Rarotonga is your place The not so good 1. We booked the island romance package with extra... More

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 6 nights in 600 block. While having immediate access to the beach it did not have immediate access to the water as a rock retaining wall had been built so to enter the water had to walk down pass 700 Block. The hotel is not that old but lack of TLC certainly gives the appearance of age. The... More

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Townsville, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed here for 4 nights on our 8 nights of our Cook Island experience. We found the staff to be on a whole helpful and pleasant. We arrived to the island on a very early morning flight and checked in at 1.00am. After flying all day we were ready for a good night sleep and our check in... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 6 nights, it was a quiet time so it was very much a Sanctuary. We sometimes even went over to the Rarotongan to find some people to chat too. The room was good and was located in 700 block so we had direct access to the beach. Here's a few things we liked/didn't like: - Staff... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WORST dining experience of my entire career! Myself, partner, and another couple ate here and I can honestly say that out of the hundreds of restaurants I have inspected and dined in throughout my career, this was by far the most terrible place experience I have ever come across. We waited 2hours for 3 soups and oysters. We were never... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying that I have visited Rarotonga many times (7 if I count correctly) and I understand "Island Time" and that things aren't always perfect. I am also very familiar with the friendly and helpful manner of most Cook Islanders. I am more used to beach house and B&B accommodation (such as Paradise Cove in Aitutaki, which... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here with friends who'd been before and weren't disappointed. Our room was downstairs which afforded direct access to the beach and reef in front. If you stay here get used to 'Island Time' but in my opinion this added to the charm of the place. Our room was spacious and tidy but a little dated, however we spent... More

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New Zealand
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182 reviews 182 reviews
42 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a hard hotel to classify. The Sanctuary side is a step above the main hotel but as both run together in a lot of things they are quite hard to separate. Our room (on The Sanctuary side ) was very nice, clean & relatively roomy for a couple with a nice bathroom & a great view out to... 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*
Number of rooms: 48
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