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Sunhaven Beach Bungalows

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful place to stay. Clean and refreshing are the rooms. Dennis & Patti are the most beautiful, kind and very helpful people, nothing was to hard for them. The lovely staff who cleaned our rooms and were always very friendly to talk to. Thank-you for making our stay enjoyable. I will be back.

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Thank Terri W
Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Terri W, Thank you for your kind words and five star rating. When you come back we will do our utmost to make your return stay even more enjoyable. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Anna, Ali, Ash & George. More 

Whitianga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Well what can one say,this resort would be the best we have stayed at for a very long time.Situated right on the beach with a swimming pool. The staff are always on the ball and were very helpful. Patti was great with her banana muffins and nothing was too much trouble.The rooms and gardens were out standing, not a thing... More 

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana whiti41, Glad to hear you enjoyed Patti’s banana muffins - it’s hard not too! Thank you very much for your top review and recommendation. We appreciate it very much. We look forward to your return to Sunhaven. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Anna, Ali, Ash & George. More 

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The best location for family time and relaxing. The owners (Patti and Dennis) and the staff (Anna, Ali, Ash, George etc) could not be faulted, what they did for us was above and beyond the call of duty. 1-Cleanliness, very big fat tick 2-Helpfullness, very big fat tick 3-Willingness to do, another very big fat tick 4-Fruit supplied, even tried... More 

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana LizCandy, Wow, that has to be a record for “fat ticks”. Thank you very much for the accolades. It was a pleasure having all of you stay with us and the two weeks just flashed by. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Maybe we can find you some new tropical fruit to try. Until then………..... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We had the studio unit. Great little place with a terrific view of the lagoon. Quite and very clean. The owners Patti and Dennis were fantastic and the staff, especially Ali were brilliant. So peaceful and safe. We highly recommend these bungalows and would definitely stay there again. Thank you everyone for a fantastic stay

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana jayandali2016, So happy to see that you enjoyed your holiday with us and found Sunhaven to be safe and peaceful with everything to your liking. Yes the lagoon view is a sight for sore eyes. Thank you for your review and high recommendation. We look forward to seeing you both again. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Anna, Ali,... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Excellent location, bungalow looked right onto pool and beach. Very friendly staff. Free use of kayaks, snorkelling gear, fins, reef shoes. Room very clean and comfortable. Only bad note is you have to pay for the AC and it's very old and stinks. Don't use the AC. Apart from that, everything else was wonderful.

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana markmckeown Thank you for your review and mostly positive comments. Since you were here I have had an A/C technician check the unit in your room and he reports that the filters were clean and it is in sound working order. He could find no reason for any bad odour. The A/C units are coin operated which allows... More 

Glasgow/Poznan
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48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

We stayed in this resort for 3 nights only, as before this we initially stayed Muri beach for 5 nights and then in Aitutaki for 10 nights. This was meant to be just a short stay before our flight to French Polynesia. We loved this place so much, we would definitely be back here one day again. Before our 10... More 

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Joanna K, Wow what can I say! What an awesome review. Thank you so much for the praise and high recommendation. It’s greatly appreciated. I have passed on your positive comments to the staff. Maybe next time you come to Sunhaven for a holiday you can stay longer than three days so we can spoil you even more.... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Things we loved : fresh homegrown fruit every day, clean and comfortable, felt very safe, staff really nice,beautiful location right on the beach, snorkeling was great, free car rental thrown in, Patti even did our laundry when she had time, saltwater pool was nice, beautiful grounds, on the right side of the island, secluded and private, the ability to cook... More 

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana bostcarolyn, Thank you for your informative review. We very much appreciate our past guests sharing their holiday experience at Sunhaven so our future guests can book with confidence. Just for the record, our pool is not salt water but fresh water. The water is sanitized by a salt chlorinator which means we add a bag of pool salt... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Aaaah, what peace! After so many restless nights in other hotels I finally found the quiet I was looking for. It's a simple beautiful resort with wonderful flowers on a gorgeous beach (although not great for swimming, too many corals) with many palmtrees and glorious sunsets. Everything is very clean and lovely, the rooms spacious and new, all your wishes... More 

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Kelea2014, Wow! thank you for your heart-felt words. We all enjoyed having you stay and getting to know you. I am so happy you were able to enjoy our glorious sunsets and that hammock! We remember your stay with the fondest of memories and maybe one day we will meet again. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Ali, Elfred... More 

Hannover, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The Sunhaven is a beautiful small resort and has a nice location on the west coast with amazing sunsets. When you look for a relaxing holiday this is the best place to stay. Everybody was so nice and helped us in each way. Thank´s again for everything! We will never forget that. We wish you all the best!! Lindi &... More 

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana 317daniel, Thank you for your great review. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and to help you during your stay. So happy you were able to enjoy the beautiful Sunsets and the peaceful, tranquil location. We also will never forget you both and hopefully one day we will see you again. Kia Manuia, Dennis and... More 

Mt Martha, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Impeccably clean, absolute beach frontage and beautiful grounds, however it doesn't stop there - fantastic service and advice, beautiful sunsets, free snorkel gear and kayaks, fresh fruit. Owners Dennis and Patti attend to any needs without fuss and promptly. Loren on reception is welcoming and friendly, with lots of great advice and will do any bookings. Ali who drove us... More 

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana DebraLeeR, Awesome to hear your feedback and so happy to read you found this the most relaxing holiday you’ve ever had! Thank you for the high recommendations and so glad you were able to enjoy the swimming pool. The passion fruit are coming along well but as Patti said not ready till January/February and it is torture seeing... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Absolute beachfront. A private secluded boutique property hidden amongst mature tropical palms on a pure white sand beach on the west side of Rarotonga. Superbly equipped modern self contained bungalows, suites & studios. See breathtaking views from your verandah of the lagoon and the Pacific Ocean beyond with tropical sunset backdrops. Huge freshwater pool with BBQ area. Catering mostly for couples looking for total relaxation. Our NO CHILDREN policy ensures peace & quiet. Good old fashioned friendly personal service by owner hosts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunhaven Beach Bungalows

Address: Main Rd, Arorangi., Arorangi, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: $149 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunhaven Beach Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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