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Aro'a Beachside Inn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Aro'a Beachside was the first place that my wife and I stayed on our honeymoon and it was perfect. The staff is extremely friendly, the lagoon in front is perfect for snorkeling and the units are big and clean. The bar is great and there is live music a few times a week. We even came back for dinner later... More 

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

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, it was great that you stayed here for your honeymoon and I'm delighted that we made your stay perfect. I will pass your comments on to our amazing staff, it's very encouraging when we get such a brilliant review like this. Hope to see you again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve,... More 

Napier, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my two teenaged children for a weeks break in the school holidays and we had the most enjoyable, relaxing, fun family time that we could possibly ask for. Steve and Geraldine along with Stephanie, Caz and the team could not have been more friendly, helpful and accommodating. I especially loved the amazing guitarist on the Live Music evenings,... More 

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

Kia Orana Jane, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our little slice of paradise. Very happy that you enjoyed your holiday with us. I will pass your comments on to our amazing staff and to Anania (our awesome guitarist). Looking forward to seeing back again very soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. More 

zurich
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 12 days at Aroa's Beachside Inn and we loved EVERYTHING about it. For a starter, the location is truly amazing - the beach is really really perfect (ideal for both snorkeling and for swimming, also at low tide, contrary to most other beaches), and we loved watching the sunsets every night. Secondly, the bungalows and rooms are pretty,... More 

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

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, really happy that you loved staying with us in our little slice of paradise. It was great fun having you stay with us. I'll pass your comments on to Stephanie, Ally and Alone, I'm sure that they will really appreciate your words. Hope you have a great continuing adventure round... More 

Los Gatos, California
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Aro’a beachside for a couple reasons. The price fit into our budget and seemed like a good place to stay. It fit into our traveling style. We like a little more independence not the all-inclusive feel. We would have a kitchenette, the cabana had a second bed for our 18-year son, we were close to the water, the... More 

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

Kia Orana Melissa, Wow, what a fantastic review, thank you so much, one of the best reviews we've ever had. Genuinely pleased that you enjoyed your time here. We all miss you guys, it was strange the next morning after you left. Really hope that you can make it back here again in the future. Thank you so much. Meitaki... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great week spent here. Very friendly and helpful management and staff. Ship wreck hut was a favourite place! The freshly baked muffins for breakfast were fantastic. It was lovely being a name, not a number, like in a bigger resort. Snorkelling and swimming were great straight off the beach.

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

Kia Orana Maylene, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, yours was our 100th review which definitely makes it special. Very happy that you enjoyed your holiday with us, it was a lot of fun having you guys staying with us and we hope to see you again soon. I'll pass your comments on to our awesome staff. Meitaki... More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice quiet hotel in central location for all of the island, with lovely grounds right on the beach. The staff are very helpful, friendly and go out of there way to help you. The ship wreck hut drinking establishment which is part of the hotel is a great place for a drink and some low key music evenings, catch the... More 

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

Kia Orana Gary, Thank you very much for your fantastic review, very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday with us. Hope to see you back again. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. More 

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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't stay here but having visited on several occasions throughout our stay in Raro to visit or pick up our disabled friend who stayed here for 8 nights over the course of our wedding, I really feel these guys deserve a top and genuine review (sorry it's late, life's hectic back home!). We stayed on the other side of... More 

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

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on our TripAdvisor page, much appreciated. I will pass on your fantastic feedback to everyone, I'm sure they will all appreciate your remarks and very happy that you enjoyed the Saturday BBQ evening. It was a pleasure to help get your friend down to the sea and in... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So relaxing and lovely setting, great swimming and good snorkelling spot. Room was basic but everything you need, including little stove and fridge for cooking up a snack or meal in. Lovely hot showers with awesome water pressure, I think they were solar as well! Generous drinks at the bar which opens at 4pm daily, and don't miss the BBQ... More 

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

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review, very pleased that you enjoyed our little slice of paradise. I will pass on you feedback to the awesome A Team. Come back and see us soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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67 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The location is beautiful, our room looked out onto the beach and it was just breathtaking. You can hear the waves at night, but this area is protected by the reef which provides wonderful swimming in the lagoon just metres from your room. Plenty of nice fish in the lagoon too. The staff - possibly some of the best staff... More 

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

Kia Orana Anthony, Thank you so much for your amazing review. We really appreciate your comments, it's so rewarding when our guests confirm that all the things we try and do is actually working. We genuinely try to create the atmosphere of "staying with friends" so thank you for picking up on that. I have also passed your comments onto... More 

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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Our 6th (or 7th) consecutive year staying here and since the new management took over things have become steadily better. The bar opens at 4pm (it used to be open all day) and this enables guests to enjoy the peace and quiet of each afternoon, without having children screaming and yelling around the facility. The owners, Geraldine and Steve are... More 

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

Kia Orana Karen, What can I say.... this is one of the nicest / best reviews that we have had. Your comments are really appreciated. It's so encouraging to get feedback like this to confirm that we are on the right track. We all look forward to seeing you guys again next year. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A... 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: $170 - $268 (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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