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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our second trip to Raro, first time staying at the Sanctuary. We booked this holiday and then read awful reviews, leaving us with extremely low expectations. Thankfully we were pleasantly surprised during our 10 day stay. The Sanctuary is in a perfect spot for relaxing in the sun, going from our ground floor unit to our sun loungers,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have the best beach and the best snorkelling - but that's where it stops. The resort is no sanctuary! The room had an island style decor and average facilities.The balcony and seaview were great. But the food and service falls short of what is advertised as a luxury boutique resort. The idea of a "Degustation breakfast"is very odd -... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

staff untrained and unhappy rooms small dark and needed a good clean including bathroom outdoor furniture dirty and in disrepair restaurant staff rude and unhelpful beach quite nice and the location was good Would not stay again

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked our accommodation at the Sanctuary as it was what we wanted. Then read some of the reviews which weren't favourable. But we are pleased to report we enjoyed it so much we are going back there. Our room was clean, it had a perfect view and it was kept clean and stocked during our visit. The tree hut... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked my accommodation for Sanctuary before seeing any reviews, when I did read some of the reviews I became quite nervous as the reviews painted a picture of poor service. I am delighted to say that this was not the case for me, the staff are warm and friendly, the resort was perfect for a stress free holiday with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the sanctuary only to be told they had no rooms available (which we had booked months ago) We were moved to the rarotongan which is a family resort - i was annoyed as we have 4 children and had booked the sanctuary as it was our break away. We were given no compensation for room price which... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week there recently. Room was small but included all you needed. Location was spot on with a short walk to beach and the facilities at The Rarotongan. The degustation breakfast was a novelty at first but should include a more conventional option. The staff were friendly and offered assistance easily. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having experienced our first night at the Rarotongan Hotel next door we were so pleased and relieved to be moved to the correct hotel we had originally booked and paid for. The standard and size of the room was far superior and we were on the upper beach front level which we preferred. Whilst somewhat dated, it was 100% improvement... More 

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Kinloch, New Zealand
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 4 nights at Sanctuary and 1 at the Rarotongan as part of our Rarotongan trip. As Sanctuary was fully booked stayed first night at the Raqrotongan. The rooms at Sanctuary are much nicer and more modern than the Rarotongan. We had no issues with our room but the bathroom could do with some maintenance. Absolute beach front with lagoon... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In 2011, my wife and I spent a most enjoyable week at the adults-only Sanctuary, Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa. The service was good, the food was plentiful with a wide variety on offer. Rooms were well positioned and serviced. As a result, we had no hesitation in recommending the Sanctuary for a recent 2016 reunion with 4 of our... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A true taste of the exotic Cook Islands in the heart of the South Pacific, Sanctuary Rarotonga is an adults-only resort located on the pristine white sand shores of Aroa Lagoon. All suites are absolute beachfront. Tropical buffet breakfast, many resort activities, and daily activities program are included in the nightly rate. The perfect location for a romantic honeymoon or a relaxed beach holiday. Three effortless Weddings in Paradise packages. A true South Pacific paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach

Address: Aroa Beach, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Aroa Beach
Price Range: $215 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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