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Samade on the Beach

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ootu Beach | PO Box 75, Cook Islands
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Ranked #6 of 10 hotels in Aitutaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Robyn E Melbourne, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed 5 nights in Samade on the Beach (soon to be Atutaki Village) and loved it. The bungalows are a little old, however the bathroom and kitchenette have been renovated and there was a split system aircon. The bed was comfortable, the bungalow was clean with all the comforts you need. The owners where wonderful and the staff friendly.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six nights and five days here were superb. Great staff, excellent and simple bungalows and really the best part of the island to stay and swim and wade the sand flats. Surely the best place to stay particularly if you're flyfishing. Nearby car hire that pick you up at the door, other places within easy walking to eat at yet... More

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SamadeBeach, Owner at Samade on the Beach, responded to this review

Hello & Kia Orana from Aitutaki.... We do appreciate the positive feedback about our property. In particular the staff are thrilled with these comments. We do our very best in ensuring we compliment the prime location that we are blessed with through our services and facilities.....and we look for any opportunities in achieving this. Thank you for your kind words... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here 5 days in the number 1 beach bungalow, an amazing spot on Ootu Beach with fantastic views of the lagoon. This has to be the most peaceful and relaxing place to stay in Aitutaki. Thomas and Elaine together with the rest of the team make you feel special and nothing at all is a trouble. Forget the... More

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SamadeBeach, Owner at Samade on the Beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana from Aitutaki.... Many thanks for the kind words of encouragement about your Aitutaki experience and stay at Samade on the Beach. Your comments have been shared with the team all of whom are most grateful for the acknowlegements. We are all committed to ensuring that our service and facility delivery to our guests compliment our prime location on... More

Motueka
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our second visit to Aitutaki and our stay at Samade. The location is fantastic and though it doesn't have the luxury of the bigger resorts we prefered Samade's relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Thomas and Liz are in the process of updating Samade and we are looking forward to seeing the final result on their website but we were... More

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SamadeBeach, Owner at Samade on the Beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana & Greetings from Aitutaki, We were delighted to welcome you back to Aitutaki for your second visit and thrilled that your stay with us and your Aitutaki experience was just as good as your 1st visit. Many thanks for you kind words of support and acknowlegement.....these were greatly appreciated by all the team here. The 'make over' continues... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was wonderful in our stay at Samade. After exploring the island we discovered we were located in one of the best beaches of all. The price was excellent, the breakfast quite complete. I only would change the decoration of the rooms and would plant some grass on the ground between the villas, to create a better island ambient.... More

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SamadeBeach, Owner at Samade on the Beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana, greetings from Aitutaki, Your comments about your Aitutaki experience have been shared with the team at Samade and they are most appreciative of your words of encouragement. The team here all work extremely hard to ensure positive delivery of our services and facilities to compliment our amazing location on the edge of Aitutaki lagoon so comments like yours... More

Hobart, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We’re just back from four lovely days at Samade on the Beach. We chose it partly because it looked like the kind of mid-range place that would suit us. We were right. It hits the sweet spot mid-way between uncomfortably basic, and cookie-cutter big corporation luxury resort. The owners Thomas and Liz are on site, giving personal service from the... More

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SamadeBeach, Owner at Samade on the Beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana From Aitutaki, Many thanks for your kind words of support.....this is greatly appreciated by all the team members here at Samade on the Beach. It is important for us to provide consistent and reliable services and facilities to compliment our premium location on Aitutaki and this is something that we work hard to achieve. We look forward to... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We have just arrived back in NZ today after spending 4 nights at the Samade and would recommend it to anyone. Not only were we located in the most beautiful part of the world, we were welcomed and treated like family by everyone at the Samade. Liz and Thomas both took the time to spend time with everyone and it... More

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SamadeBeach, Owner at Samade on the Beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana Rachel & Metin, The Samade team is delighted that you have arrived home safely and that your Aitutaki experience was a positive and memorable one. Thank you for your kind words about our services and facilities, and for the headsup about sun lotion, snorkelling gear and reef shoes. We are working on this as part of the properties... More

Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We had a bungalow that was about 20 feet from the lagoon. It was beautiful and relaxing. The bungalow was air conditioned and had small kitchenette to make tea coffee etc. sitting on the verandah very relaxing. Cocktails and dinner in the open air bar on the edge of the lagoon was what a perfect island holiday should be. There... More

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Buchs Aargau, Switzerland
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We came to Samade for dinner one night and enjoyed a show of a local dance school that was awesome. Interaction with guests was great, I had a lot of fun watching my boyfriend (really not the dancer type) dancing by command, but unfortunately, meanwhile my fish on the plate became cold. I guess it would have been delicious when... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I just realized that I never wrote a review after staying here on our honeymoon in November 2012! (The TA review page won't let me enter this date which is why it says Nov 2013). Better late than never so here it is: We LOVED Samade on the Beach! The location on the lagoon is amazing, the staff were wonderful... More

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Address: Ootu Beach | PO Box 75, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Samade on the Beach 2.5*
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Aitutaki
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Samade on the Beach is a small boutique resort on Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. Samade is situated on the white sandy beach of Ootu (full moon) on the south eastern point of the island. Our property provides a quiet and relaxing environment on the edge of the protected Aitutaki lagoon, ideal for swimming and water activities.The Polynesian inspired restaurant and bar has stunning views and is located on the lagoons edge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available, we also offer special dinner evenings. ... more   less 
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