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Aquarius Rarotonga

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   Main Coast Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading other reviews, I realise we were lucky. we arrived unbooked for a Sunday night meal with friends. We were with ex pats that lived in Rarotonga and were known to the Management! The staff were friendly, the meal was good and we were there about 8pm. Understandably my first choice of meal was unavailable. The choice I was... More

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4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so disappointed with out stay at Aquarius Rarotonga. We were looking for somewhere to stay close to the airport until our flight out at 1am. Feeling unwell we decided to just go with this place. All we wanted was a bed and a TV to relax for a while. We were given room 1 right next to the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We needed a place to stay for an overnight stop close to the airport. This was perfect! We had to be at the airport early in the morning. It is a quick 5 minute walk to the airport. Had supper in the restaurant at the hotel and it was a very nice meal. The room was very clean and quiet.... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We have eaten several meals at this restaurant and found it very handy as it is across the road from the Airport. The staff showed us around the revamped accommodation which appeared comfortable. The rates are reasonable. The view out to sea and the swimming pool beside the dining tables help to make this place very convenient and pleasant to... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Reception staff were very offhand when we arrived; it seemed like we were a nuisance and interrupting their day. Shown to the room; very basic & not helped that we were greeted by two very large cockroaches! No radio, TV or clock. One (old) towel each on the bed; a packet with soap in the bathroom; a bar fridge with... More

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stayed there the same night as NZKB2010 (All Black vs Argentina night) and had a totally different experience. Rooms are basic, simple, with great views. No aircon but a ceiling fan. We stayed the whole day at the beach and the staff was very accommodating. Food was nice too, delicious salads, seafood, pizzas (we ate there on our way... More

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10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We stayed here for one night after the last flight in from Aitutaki and were booked on the first flight to NZ the following morning. After a fabulous 3 weeks of friendly people and a great time we checked in to this pit. The front desk clerk was rude, unfriendly and totally non welcoming. The All Blacks were playing Argentina... More

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Upper Hutt
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We did what everyone else does - check in before a 2.00am flight so we could relex and have a showever etc. Place is 2 1/2 star (equal to a NZ 2 1/2 star), not flash. Beds were comfortable, bathroom adequate but you had to turn the tap at the wall to fill up toilet, ceiling fan was extremely rusty,... More

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed here for one night as we had an early morning 3am flight and its close to the airport. I must say location wise it is fantastic, close to town and to the airport. However we were hoping to get a few hours sleep before our flight but all the rooms are off a long corridor - so you... More

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
33 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We arrived at 1.30 am and with a flight to Aitutaki the next day wanted somewhere to grab a few hours sleep that was handy to the airport. Aquarius fit the bill and we got a reasonable rate through a 3rd party booking site. To find the hotel walk out of arrivals, turn right and walk down footpath past departures.... More

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Also Known As:
Aquarius Rarotonga Hotel
Aquarius Rarotonga Avarua
Aquarius Rarotonga Cook Islands
Address: Main Coast Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 Specialty lodging in Avarua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aquarius Rarotonga 2.5*
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