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Aro'a Beachside Inn

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed January 14, 2015

My husband I stayed at Aro'a Beachside Inn for 8 days from 01/01/15 to 09/01/15. It's a small hotel with only 16 rooms or so but very cozy. Its about 15minutes by bus to the town. We had a beachfront room on the second floor the view from where was absolutely stunning! Room is quite large, there is a kitchen...

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

Kia Orana, Thanks for your fantastic review, we really enjoyed having you here as our guests. So pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and of course we agree that we have the best beach on Rarotonga.... Hope to see you again soon. Steve & Geraldine

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed January 13, 2015

Aro'a have a lovely setting with a beach and great snorkeling and lovely grounds. We found the rooms clean but rather uncomfortable because there was no air conditioning only a ceiling fan (which is not on their website nor did our online travel agent know this) and the bed. The bed felt like it was two mattresses on top of...

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

Kia Orana. Thanks for your review. I am so sorry that you thought the room was uncomfortable, it was a real shame that you didn't mention anything during your stay. If you had said something while you were here, then we possibly could have done something about it. Unfortunately we cannot fix things if we don't know. In respect to...

Reviewed January 11, 2015

Owners were friendly and helpful. Staff were very knowledgeable about the island and the activities that were available. Best place ever. Can't go wrong sitting at the beachside bar watching the sunset.

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

Kia Orana, Thanks for your awesome review. We agree, sitting in the Shipwreck Hut, sipping a cocktail and watching the sunset, doesn't get any better. Look forward to seeing you back here. Steve & Geraldine

Lytham St Annes
Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Aro'a Beachside is a great Little hotel on a beautiful Island. Located right on the beach it is perfect for water sport or just relaxing at the bar. The accommodation is basic but sufficient our room didn't have AC and it was the Deluxe double. It did have everything we needed including a fantastic sea view, bath room, roof...

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

Kia Orana. Thanks for your great review. We have settled in well and are starting to plan some improvements and updates. Hope to see you back here soon. Steve & Geraldine

Reviewed December 11, 2014

I. Love. This. Place. It's the sort of place that makes you want to drop your bag, settle into the hammock with a Pimms, and never leave. I've just returned from my fifth trip to Rarotonga. I have spent many (many) hours at the Shipwreck Hut, and this time we decided to save on petrol and stay on site at...

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

Kia Orana. Thanks for your amazing review. We have recently bough the resort from Jim & Jan (mid December 2014) and will endeavour to continue the great service. We look forward to seeing you back here again soon. Thanks again, Steve & Geraldine

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed November 19, 2014

We had a great time staying at Aro'a. The staff are so friendly - We especially loved Stephanie at the office. The place is really laid back, and the people that stay there are super friendly as well. I was worried at first about the noise from the bar but had no problem what so ever. The bar is right...

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

Kia Orana. Thank you for your great review. We have recently bought the resort from Jim & Jan (mid December 2014) and will strive to ensure that their high standards are maintained. We look forward to seeing back here again. Thanks again, Steve & Geraldine

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on western sunset side of Rarotonga, on a stunning white sandy beach with great swimming and snorkelling. Casual beach bar, the Shipwreck Hut, on property which serves "home cooked" bar meals, cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks. Live music 3 times a week including our popular BBQ evening. 12 self-contained units, tastefully decorated island style. Breakfast complimentary, daily house keeping service. Free use of equipment - kayaks, paddle boards and snorkelling gear. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aro'a Beachside Inn

Address: Ara Tapu, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: $152 - $228 (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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