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Aretai Beach Villas

3.0 of 5 Villa   |   Village, Amuri, PH31645, Cook Islands
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

We have just spent 5 nights at Aretai. Enjoyed our time but unfortunately the lack of air con spoilt things. Yes, it was the hottest time of the year, yes we knew there was no air con at Aretai, but if we realised how uncomfortable it would be, esp trying to sleep at night we probably would have chosen elsewhere.... More

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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We had a very relaxing 6 nights in September, the weather was beautiful and not too many mozzies (maybe because didn't rain that much). The flyscreen keept most of the insect away. Mama is always accomodating and nothing is too much trouble. The villa we stayed was very roomy and bright. I suppose it's not a first class accommodation but... More

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Thames, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We had eleven nights at Aretai in September 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. "Mumma" who is the property manager is an absolutely wonderful host. We extend our grateful thanks to her. The two housekeepers Puna and Helen were lovely ladies who kept our beautiful villa lovely and clean and well services in every way and the gardens looking so nice.... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We had selected Aretai Beach Villas as the highlight of our visit to the Cook Islands. Up on arrival we discoverd a nice and spacious property with large bungalows right on the beach. Unfortunatly the bungalows are quite worn out and ours was not properly cleaned. There was sand all over the place not only on the floor but also... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed at Aretai beachfront villa for 5 nights. Located right on the beach, very low key, bach style accommodation, set in beautiful gardens. We ate in most of the time, walked the beach, lay in the very comfortable sun loungers under the sun and coconut trees, watched the sun go down. Swam in the swimming holes just down from... More

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stayed in the absolute beach front villa. It is very well furnished and comfortable. Unfortunately it is ageing and there is a definate need for some maintenance and TLC. That said, we still enjoyed our time there. Mama was great. The view is blocked by the coconut trees but the up side of that is the shade. The villas... More

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SueJtravels, Guest Relations Manager at Aretai Beach Villas, responded to this review

Im sorry that you were a little disappointed by your holiday as we really want everyone to have a great Aitutaki experience. Our villas are now 10 years old and you are right some things need a little titivate but we have kept the price the same for the last 10 years which we hope compensates a little for this.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Our favourite stay of four options in the cooks, Mama's personality and hospitality made it feel like you were staying with family. Don't change a thing guys.....except maybe bookings online.....we did not want to leave!

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SueJtravels, Family at Aretai Beach Villas, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review and glad you loved Aitutaki. Mama is wonderful! By the way we do bookings online on the website. More

San Diego, California
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

My wife and I just returned from 9 nights at Aretai and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We are frequent travelers who do extensive homework before deciding on a place to stay and our experiences have confirmed the positive T-advisor reviews for Aretai. Huge deck, rooms, closets and wonderful location. If a quiet, large place to stay without the hassles of... More

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SueJtravels, Family at Aretai Beach Villas, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. Glad you loved Aitutaki and Mama and the tips for other guests are fantastic! More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

WE PAID TOO MUCH FOR WHAT WE GOT! My family and I stayed here at Aretai for 5 nights. First of all, they clean the rooms every 3 days! I didn't come on vacation to make beds, clean bathrooms and sweep floors. (A place down the rode that charges $94.00 per night cleans daily) I was so upset my husband... More

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SueJtravels, Family at Aretai Beach Villas, responded to this review

I am sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your time at Aretai Beach Villas. Perhaps your booking agent didn't give you the correct information when you booked. We have never worked with Pacific Resort for bookings. Next door at Are Matatui, which is more luxurious and more expensive than Aretai, used to take families from Pacific Resort but no... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

My husband and I spent 4 nights on this paradise island. The villa was spacious with a wonderful deck outside that we made full use of. A good swimming channel just 30 metres to the left along the beach. Full kitchen with stove, fridge etc-great for families. We ate out every night and used the recommendations given in the visitors... More

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Additional Information about Aretai Beach Villas

Also Known As:
Aretai Beach Villas Hotel Aitutaki
Aretai Beach Villas Hotel
Address: Village, Amuri, PH31645, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 Specialty lodging in Aitutaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aretai Beach Villas 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your private piece of paradise, Aretai Beach Villas provides top quality accommodation on a magnificent stretch of white, sandy, beach, on the sunset side of the island. Guests have easy access to a wonderful safe lagoon and local restaurants. Three, attractive, generously sized, stand alone two bedroom units, are self catering. Each unit has a separate modern kitchen with full cooking facilities, and is well appointed with all you need. Lounge area with quality cane furniture. ... more   less 

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