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“Favourite island holiday...” 4 of 5 stars
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The Edgewater Resort & Spa
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Main Road, Arorangi 121, Cook Islands   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Arorangi
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Favourite island holiday...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed in one of their beach front suites ground floor, woke up to the sounds and smell of the ocean - amazing! Enjoyed their daily breakfast buffet on the beachfront, good selection & yummy tropical fruits. Fun activities program although we mainly just lazed at the beach & their pool. Room was clean, a bit tired looking, did however notice a few ants. Never ran out of towels. Island night theme at Edgewater - entertainment & food ok but only as a one off, preferred to eat outside of the resort. Staff were friendly always greeted us & very helpful. Hired a car onsite which was convenient. Loved our time in Rarotonga didnt want to leave - best holiday ever.

Room Tip: Would definately recommend ground level beach front room.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Booroorban, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We got married at the edgewater in march and i just wanna say what a perfect place to tie the knot, we stayed in a beach front deluxe room, we had our 1 year old with us and we were on the third floor, i would suggest staying on the ground floor as the stairs get annoying after a week of carting your kids up and down. over all, great friendly staff, great wedding's, food beautiful, great location, helpful staff, scooter hire, great babysitting service, awesome snorkeling, very relaxing

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We are a couple in our 50's and my husband is terminally ill. It was our last "fling" so to speak. We absolutely loved Rarotonga and the Edgewater Resort. Everything is right there - the snorkelling, the beautiful views, amazing gardens and clean and tidy rooms. The staff were incredibly efficient and nothing was too much trouble - this ranges from 'front of house' staff, to the cleaning staff. Thank you Edgewater Resort and Spa for making our 'get away' such a wonderful, memorable experience.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kanwal NSW
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Just back from staying at Edgewater Resort 6 nights in a studio apartment, one of the older rooms on the resort, no view but you only had to walk to around the corner and you were at the beautiful beach where we spent most of our time at the resort.
Room was clean and tidy, staff were great, would stay here again, but would upgrade.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Collingwood, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed in a 3 bedroom villa, which suited us, very spacious, but thought it was expensive.
Had not light in our ensuite for 3 days, very slow in sorting it, the other bathroom was great very large.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Recently returned from a wonderful week at the Edgewater Resort and Spa in Rarotonga. Our room was on the beach front so we had amazing views of the ocean and the fantastic sunsets.
We had an upgrade room with sitting area, fridge and plenty of closet space. The bathroom was large and well equipped with a great shower, Jacuzzi tub, and all the necessary amenities. The room was always very well cleaned and all the staff we meet were extremely friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Continental breakfast was included with our room and it was more than adequate with a good variety of food to choose from, including fresh fruits. Snorkeling was a great experience and there seemed to be plenty to do for all ages. Great Spa area to get pampered. Easy access to the downtown shops and we found the buses very convenient to move around the island. Would not hesitate to recommend this resort. A great experience.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed in a Villa with 2 other couples, our shower hose was lying on the floor of the shower due to the hook being broken, air conditioning was working extremely hard to keep the temperature comfortable, unfortunately this was not successful it made a shuttle difference to the lounge area only. Overall a very average experience, the included buffet breakfast is a nice idea but also very basic. A definite 2.5- 3 star in our view.

Room Tip: Actually travelled in March 2011. But no option for this
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Edgewater Resort & Spa

Address: Main Road, Arorangi 121, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Arorangi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Edgewater Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect choice for your family holiday, dream wedding or indulgent Cook Islands honeymoon. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Edgewater Resort And Spa
The Edgewater Hotel Arorangi
Edgewater Hotel Arorangi
Edgewater Resort Arorangi
Edgewater Rarotonga
Edgewater Resort Rarotonga
The Edgewater Resort & Spa Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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