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Aitutaki Village

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Ootu Beach | PO Box 75, Cook Islands (Formerly Samade on the Beach)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great little place run by a wonderful husband and wife team. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very nice a little dreary inside but clean. I am returning again next year and will definitely stay there again.

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Georges Basin
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

As soon as we arrived in Aitutaki we knew this holiday was going to be special. We booked to fly to Aitutaki the day before from staying on Rarotonga as we were not going to miss a stay in beautiful Aitutaki, Sitting at the airport we made a phone call to Thomas and Lizzie and were instantly welcomed and had... More 

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City of Greater Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My partner Roy and I visited Samade on the Beach (Aitutaki Village) in November 2014 for our anniversary. Of all the locations in Aitutaki, Samade by far had the best view and lagoon location, I am so glad we spent our entire trip in Aitutaki. From the moment we arrived we felt instantly relaxed and at home. The setting is... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I stayed at Samade with my husband for 9 days on our honeymoon. Samade definitely has the nicest beach on the island. The views of the lagoon are unlike anything we had ever seen before; absolutely amazing. The accommodations themselves were very nice; be warned though that this is not a luxury hotel or resort. It is very rustic but... More 

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SamadeBeach, Owner at Aitutaki Village, responded to this review

Hello Jamie......Kia Orana from Aitutaki... Many thanks for your positive and constructive comments about your stay with us. Be assured that we do take your comments very seriously. We do have a wonderful location and we are striving to improve the facilities and services to compliment this. I do apologise for our short comings.....in particular our food and our Island... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were here mid November (stayed in cabin 10) and this is by far the best place i've ever been to! It was worth every penny! The most beautiful beach and best views i've seen! The friendly staff made it all more unforgettable, they were all so warm and welcoming. The food was great, island night was fun, the room... More 

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SamadeBeach, Owner at Aitutaki Village, responded to this review

Hello Roy......Kia Orana from Aitutaki.... The team here send their fondest greetings to you and look forward to your return. Many thanks for the kind words of support regarding our services and facilities. It is work in progress as we endeavour to improve all our facilities to compliment our beautiful location. Thanks again and until next time....do take care... Cheers........ More 

Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My husband and I have recently returned from 7 nights at Samade. One word for Aitutaki and the location of this property is – AMAZING! Samade is by far, located on the prettiest part of the lagoon in Aitutaki. When I made the booking, I didn’t know this. The reservation was made purely on what seemed like good, basic and... More 

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SamadeBeach, Owner at Aitutaki Village, responded to this review

Hello Cherie.....Kia Oarana from Aitutaki.... We are delighted that your recent experience of Aitutaki was positive all round. Your kind comments about our facilities and services are much appreciated. These have been share with the team and they are most appreciative. We are bleassed with a great location and striving to improve all facilities and services to compliment this. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a fantastic and friendly place to stay (though I suspect every place on Aitutaki is as friendly, such is the hospitality of Cook Islanders!). A beautiful lagoon, great food, comfortable bed and access to kayaks and SUPs. Even though it got a bit windy toward the end of the week, Samade is very well protected. Highly recommended if you... More 

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Perth, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Before we came to Samade we jumped on Tripadvisor and signed up for this resort due to all the raving reviews. What we experienced was more than what was written in terms of service, food, laughs, unwinding, paradisaic conditions and the best staff a resort could ever hope to have. Thomas, Liz and Elaine and all the staff helped us... More 

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SamadeBeach, Owner at Aitutaki Village, responded to this review

Kia Orana & Greetings from Aitutaki, Thank you Benjamin and Rita for your most encouraging comments about your recent stay with us. The team here at Samade are appreciative of your feedback. We certainly enjoyed your company and the time we shared with you while you experienced our island paradise. We are indeed blessed with a wonderful location and we... More 

Oslo, Norway
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I stayed in cabin no 8. This was my first time to Aitutaki and I hope that I can go back some time. It is far away from Norway. The garden around the cabins was so pretty. The breakfast was good and I had dinner there every night. The cook is fantastic. The best dinners that I had there and... More 

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SamadeBeach, Owner at Aitutaki Village, responded to this review

Kia Orana from Aitutaki.... Many thanks for your kind words about your experiences here at Samade on the Beach and of Aitutaki. I have shared your comments with the team and they are most appreciative. We are blessed with a wonderful location and truely enjoy sharing this with all our visitors. We look forward to you return sometime in the... More 

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at samade for 3 days in August. It was our first time in rarotonga and we split the holiday, 4 days in rarotonga and 3 on aututaki. When we go back we will go straight to aututaki and stay at samade. Loved it there. Scooter hire and good cafe just a few minutes walk away. Staff were very... More 

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