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Tracy H
Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“The Place to Stay..Absolutely gorgeous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Is it not true that we have all seen the pictures read the descriptions of a place only to find that it is not what it looks like nor what they said it was? WELL Heliconia does and is what it looks like and the descriptions are possibly even understated. Truly, a very special place in the world. A villa on a stunning private beach,great swimming and snorkelling at any tide level (beware as not all places on the island are good at low tide!).Location is excellent shops etc restaurants all in walking distance. The self catering facilities are excellent with absolutely everything... BBQ on the deck,microwave,pots pans lovely glassware etc...just what you would expect in a well equiped kitchen anywhere.The complimentary plunger coffee tea, milk, sugar cooking oil etc etc..,lovely fruits on arrival, AND bottles of red white.sparkling wines from the owners vineyard were a superb touch and very yummy too! The bathroom and private outdoor bath/shower are as gorgeous as they look in the pictures. So romantic and really special.Outdoor furniture is abundent so you can relax on the deck eat there or relax and eat on the sand. Kayak and snorkelling gear is yours exclusively too. An endless list of special touches really. The gardens around the villa are really delightful. The hosts are involved and uninvolved at a superb level by this I mean they are really helpful friendly and keen to ensure you are happy and cared for in every way,yet they also respect and care for your privacy and quiet relaxation.This is the way the staff also interact really helpful and friendly yet unobtrusive.
We looked at many places and then walked past and through some. We felt truly lucky to have selected Heliconia it was/is the best by comparison. I would book it now because as people find out about Heliconia I am sure it will become increasingly more difficult to secure a holiday at this unique and very special spot in Rarotonga.

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Liked best: Cant list as everything was a highlight.
Liked least: Hard to fault anything it is stunning in everyway.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Gavin H
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“The best in Rarotonga”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

Heliconia Hideaway is simply the best in so many ways - the location for swimming and snorkeling, comfort of the Villa and location to great local produce and restaurants. The botanical gardens next door offer a different experience and the best food in Rarotonga. Don't leave it until the end of your stay, you will want to return for more - especially the cheese cake. Ask for the romantic table at night. Enjoy the outdoor shower and BBQ's on your deck at sunset - Superb! Wake up to your private beachfront. You won't need to move. Can't wait to return!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The location offers everything you could want - value for money
Liked least: Going home
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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