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Club Raro

PO Box 483 | Tupapa, Avarua, Cook Islands
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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, Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To sum up- this is a hotel that was let go completely and there has been an attempt to rennovate it..slowly..while still booking in guests. Pros: - sea view although no beach/sand/cant swim in it without rock shoes - service, I noticed a few reviews on here commented on bad service, but all I got was smiles at the desk.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed in garden room for 5 nights. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The rooms are clean, simple and basic. It has all you need for a cheaper hotel option. The breakfast buffet is continental so is very basic with cereal and toasts. The pancakes where cold by the time we ate them. I'm not too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Have just returned from an amazing stay here with my husband for 7 nights. The staff were so easy to talk to. We only had a standard room but it was super comfortable and the food was a.m.a.z.i.n.g. I ate here quite a bit out of convenience and enjoyed the Ika Mata (which was the best on the WHOLE island)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Just got back to dreary Melbourne. Our stay at Club Raro was nothing short of amazing! Room itself was basic but tidy, bed was comfortable, sheets clean, serviced daily with clean towels. What more do you need when on holiday? Rooms are there to lay your head at the end of the day after roaming this beautiful island, a place... More 

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Ohope, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If all you want to do is mellow out, Club Raro is cheap, adequate and close to enough to town and beaches. It has the only poolside bar on the island, very handy when you want a swim and a drink. Unfortunately the beach isn't swimmer friendly and the rooms are average but the staff are really good people. In... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We stayed 5 days in late June. We were lucky to get a great priced deal, and had read reviews - so were anticipating no frills, and some of the common niggles (loud air conditioners, no privacy from sound travelling through room walls, not sparkly clean, not on one of the nicer beaches on the island) . These were all... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A friend and I stayed at Club Raro for a week in June 2015. Whilst the weather was a little patchy (had occasional brief showers and often it was cloudy), it was still a lot warmer than home (maximum of around 27 each day) and we had a relaxing break away from the usual routine of life. The resort was... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Have seen reviews stating that this is budget accommodation so i knew what to expect, but having stayed there recently I would say it is far from Budget, in relation to price at least. It was very expensive for what you get! It is quite run down and dirty, not hugely, but enough. I don't understand why the cleaners do... More 

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Rarotonga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I am writing this review about The Palm Restaurant in Club Raro as I could not find it in Restaurants listing. We have ordered Fish burger, Scallop salad and Steak. All are yummy and quite a volume for just for two of us but we ate all as just sooo yum! Steak cooked perfectly with delicious mashroom sauce and roasted... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We stayed here a night prior to flying out to Aitutaki. Chose this hotel as its quite close to the airport. Generally clean and tidy, but the 'beach' isnt much to look at all, very rocky and not suitable for swimming. The hotel has a small pool, with a swim up bar that was closed when we were there. Staff... More 

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