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Aro'a Beachside Inn

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Wairoa, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our recent week-long stay at Aroa Beachside was exceptional. We were impressed with Steve and Geraldine and their friendly staff who were always willing to help and point us to the best spots on the island. The small scale complex suited us very well and made it easy to meet others if we wanted plus it made a very relaxed... More 

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Peter & Vicky, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our little slice of paradise. Very happy that you loved your holiday here, it was a pleasure hosting you. The whales have been spectacular this year and Dexter continues to be very relaxed.... Thank you for your recommendation, we all genuinely enjoy what we do, looks... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great weeks holiday to the Cook Islands end of August into September, the Beachside Inn was the cream on top of the trip.... Geraldine, Steve and all the crew make you feel at home and part of a big family. The accommodation couldn't be closer to the beach if you tried, plus what a great swimming pool ....... More 

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Wayne, Thank you so much for your fantastic and informative review. It was a pleasure and lots of fun hosting you guys here. I agree, our "swimming pool" is something special. I'll pass your thanks back to Eric, at the Matutu brewery, when I next speak to him and I'll also pass your comments back to our amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

10 fantastic days. What more could you want. Great accommodation. Even greater staff, right on the beach. We truly loved our stay from every aspect. Thank you Steve, Geraldine, Stephanie, Alone & all. You made us feel like one of your family. Thank you Steve for your beautiful rendition of Leonard Cohen's Hallelulia (twice) Thankyou Stephanie for your farewell song... More 

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Thank Lyn S
AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Lyn & Keith, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass your comments back to our wonderful staff. It was a pleasure hosting you both for 10 days (it went so quickly...) and I really hope that you will come back and see us again soon.... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Aroa for a week and it would be fair to say that both my wife and I agreed that it was probably the best short holiday we have ever had. The vibe at Aroa is very laid back and friendly and it is a great place to meet and spend time with others as it is a... More 

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Paul, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, very happy that you had your best holiday ever...... Thanks for your feedback about the vibe, something that we just can't convey on a website. We do genuinely enjoy being here, glad that you picked up our enthusiasm for our little piece of paradise. We hope to see you... More 

Corona, California
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Rarotonga for a birthday trip last week. Just returned home after 6 days in this fabulous property and can't say enough positive things about it. Our room had a great view of the lagoon and the some of the best snorkeling on the island is right off of their beach. It's such a treat having the Shipwreck Bar... More 

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Wow... Thank you so much for your awesome review. Very happy that you guys enjoyed your time here, we had lots of fun too. It was a pleasure hosting you. Just let us know when you want to come back and stay, we'll book you in. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accommodation is perfect - ocean views from all rooms and the Shipwreck Hut at your doorstop - what else do you need ? Lovely rooms that Steve and Geraldine are renovating and adding to all the time. Tuesday night is a must for guests and non- guests alike as the tunes from the Rockin' Jandals and the Crooner from the... More 

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for your awesome review. I agree completely, the Rockin' Jandals rock..... Thank you for your comments, really appreciated. Very happy that you enjoyed your holiday with us and we hope to see you guys back again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. More 

Red Deer, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Aro'a for 8 days and found it to be a fantastic place to stay. The staff are super friendly and top notch...always willing to help whether it be with suggestions on places to eat or attractions to see. Some of the best snorkelling on the island is within steps of the accommodation. The Saturday night bbq is... More 

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Thank Linda J
AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Linda, Thank you for your brilliant and informative review. I will pass your thanks on to Moy, the Cook Islanders are generally so friendly and helpful, especially our incredible staff. Very pleased that we could make your stay enjoyable, all we ask is that you come back and see us again sometime. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the... More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The beach is right on your doorstep and this allows whale watching, sunset gazing and just general relaxing. It is in a great location with a bus stop right outside. The unit is well appointed if you did want to do some catering for yourself but with great breakfasts and bar meals available there is no need. Some of the... More 

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Thank lol883
AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for your fantastic and informative review. Very happy that you had a great holiday with us and that the recommendations worked out so well. We look forward to seeing you back here soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Would highly recommend to anybody. Such a relaxing peaceful vibe, staff are very friendly and helpful. Its a haven of paradise on their wee(i think the best) spot of the island.Cant wait to return :-D

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Thank Renee H
AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Renee, Thank you so much for your brilliant review, very pleased that you enjoyed relaxing here and thanks for your recommendation, much appreciated. I (of course) fully agree with you, we have the best spot on the island. Hope to see you back again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Nice size - not too big. Great location right on the beach. Local staff very friendly and helpful. The rooms were well appointed with cooking facilities etc. Tough to bet having breakfast by the beach and watching the whales out by the reef. Would stay here again!! Thanks for the stay.

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana James, Thank you for your great review. Very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again very soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve Geraldine and the A Team. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on western sunset side of Rarotonga, on a lovely white sandy beach with all tide swimming and snorkelling. Casual beach bar on property. Serves small meals. Popular BBQ evenings with local entertainers twice weekly. 12 Fully self-contained units, tastefully decorated island style. Breakfast complimentary. Free use of equipment - kayaks, paddle boards, snorkelling gear, and bicycles. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aro'a Beachside Inn

Address: PO Box 2160, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: $175 - $410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aro'a Beachside Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Aro`a Beachside Hotel Arorangi
Aro'a Beachside Inn Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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