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Katikati, New Zealand
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38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Club Raro is good for a short visit if in a garden or pool room. If staying longer I would upgrade to a Lagoon front room quieter with great view or a studio apartment with a kitchenette if you wish to self cater. Bus stop is right outside if you don't wish to hire a scooter or car which you... More 

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Takapuna, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and good value for money made for an easy, fun week with the family. We used the babysitting service which was seamless and all organised by reception for us, and good value too. Food was great, slow at times coming out but hey it's island time!

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2 Thank takaclaire
SMRES, Director of Sales at Club Raro, responded to this review

Kia orana from Club Raro, Thanks so much for posting a review we really appreciate it when our guests take the time to let others know who their stay was. Our babysitters are great and we hope you had a great night out! We would love to have you come and stay with us again so contact us on holiday@clubaro.co.ck... More 

Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our last day after returning from a fishing trip, every permanent shaded seating area around the Resort, Bar and Seawall areas had No Smoking signs erected. I asked where the designated smoking area was and I was advised that one was not available. The only place you could now smoke was on your own patio outside your room. I... More 

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SMRES, Director of Sales at Club Raro, responded to this review

Kia orana Louise and Harry Thanks for providing a review. Yes we understand for our smokers that the change was a quick one. The laws in the Cooks have changed and we now have a smoking law in place that prohibits smoking a certain public areas. So you know we have a designated smoking area set up. We will be... More 

New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Club Raro is a family friendly resort with a nice pool, an ok on site restaurant (pizza is the best option), and a nice bar with affordable drinks for the adults (beer buckets!). We got an amazing package deal through our travel agent which was ideal. The resort is rated 3 stars and it definitely fits that. The room are... More 

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SMRES, Director of Sales at Club Raro, responded to this review

Kia orana Vickie Thanks so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor we really appreciate and love that fact you recognise we are a 3 star and we fit that rating. We work hard to make sure we are a great value for money resort. Yes indeed Clarke our gardener is a wealth of information and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice but if I went back would ask for a different room. We had the laundry right behind us and with no curtains over misted windows it was very light. No hot water for us or the neighbouring rooms was not good for the last 2 days even after letting them know the previous day was not good either. The... More 

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SMRES, Director of Sales at Club Raro, responded to this review

Kia orana Diane, Thanks firstly for taking the time to review we do appreciate feedback and you offer a perspective that we must take notice of. All your points have been noted and will be raised at our HOD meeting for action. If you are ever coming back to Raro please do contact us and we will happily arrange a... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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207 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1st things first... don't come here if you are looking for luxury.. this place is exactly what you pay for. convenient, clean, and the staff are great... the location has great views and we had whales playing each day in front of our room.... just be aware of Sunday rest day and decide on an evening meal quick.... the rooms... More 

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SMRES, Director of Sales at Club Raro, responded to this review

Kia orana from the team at Club Raro. Thanks for posting a review. We really appreciate our guests taking the time to relay feedback to other travelers on what our resort offers. You give great tips and advice and if you are ever thinking of returning please don't hesitate to contact us on holiday@clubraro.co.ck and we will happily arrange a... More 

Foxton, New Zealand
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53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The welcome was lovely. The staff tireless, gracious, cheerful and more than willing to make your stay enjoyable. The food was delightful and it was lovely to be able to order from the outdoor bar and eat outdoors looking over the sea. The accom is somewhat 'tired' but I'm sure that as tourist numbers increase that can be rectified. A... More 

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SMRES, Director of Sales at Club Raro, responded to this review

Kia orana from Club Raro. Thanks so much for reviewing us we really appreciate your feedback and comments. We pride ourselves in being a value for money resort that offers our guests a great stay and we are really happy this was a good fit for for you on your holiday We would love to have you come and stay... More 

Perth, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a wonderful time we had in sunny Rarotonga with my very dear Friend Rozanne. We got there late at night and booked into Club Raro. I will be really honest in saying that I was not happy when I first saw my room. Queen size bed with a single at the foot of it. BUT the bed was... More 

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SMRES, Director of Sales at Club Raro, responded to this review

Kia orana Lynne, Thanks so much for your review - always a great holiday when you have your friends with you. We pride ourselves in being a great value for money 3 star resort and we love your last line where you sum up your approach to your holiday acknowledging we met the brief for you. Indeed August is a... More 

Wellington
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81 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from 15 days in the Cook Islands - 9 of those at Club Raro. I'll admit we had some apprehension due to some of the reviews on here but were pleasantly surprised. Holidays really are what you make of them. We booked Club Raro knowing it wasn't five star. I ended up being admitted to hospital... More 

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SMRES, Director of Sales at Club Raro, responded to this review

Kia orana from all of us here at Club Raro, Firstly we hope you are feeling better and are well recovered. Thanks so much for your review, you really cover off so much and we thank you for giving your candid and informative views and experience. Thanks for your feedback on the Roosters too. Yes indeed they are part of... More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Kia orana My husband and I have just returned from 8 days at Club Raro. The price of the stay was very reasonable, so we were anxious at first about what the hotel would be like. Our fears quickly disappeared on arrival - the reception staff were warm and welcoming (even at 2.30 in the morning) - in fact all... More 

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SMRES, Director of Sales at Club Raro, responded to this review

Kia orana Sharon and Sean, Thanks so much for your great feedback and review. We try really hard to make sure we create a resort experience that is memorable for our guests. Yes we are great value for money and what we are really proud of is our great staff and the fact they work hard to make Club Raro... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kia orana from all of us at Club Raro, We love what we do and what our resort offers. From the early 1990's we have been delivering great holidays, weddings and events for our guests and we welcome you to our friendly, sensibly priced resort that suits all who want an excellent value for money experience in the Cook Islands. Our stunning views off the lagoon front, make the ideal setting for a fantastic relaxing point for all meals and cocktails.Conveniently located just 5 minutes from Avarua township, 8 minutes from popular Muri Beach, and 10 minutes from Rarotonga International Airport, Club Raro Resort is a great place to base yourself and explore the island of Rarotonga, or take some time out to relax with a good book, refreshing cocktail and the welcoming friendliness that will have you coming back time and time again. Club Raro is a friendly Resort offering 68 guestrooms ranging from Standard Rooms: Comfortable and tidy these rooms offer great value for money. We can configure these rooms to accommodate a queen bed and 2 single beds or bunks. With a small patio for you, a ceiling fan and air con this room type is a great low cost option. Poolside Rooms Framing our pool these rooms are a popular option with a small patio overlooking the gardens and pool area they are a perfect option for couples, families, and group stays. With ceiling fans and air con these rooms are comfortable and we can configure to accommodate a queen bed and 2 single beds or bunks. Self-Contained Rooms these rooms are limited and fill up quickly. A simple and convenient space again another great value room with air-con a kitchenette and a shared courtyard set in the gardens it really works for our budget savvy guests. We can configure these rooms to accommodate a queen bed and 2 single beds or bunks. Our studio apartments are an excellent option for our guests who want a good deal and are perhaps a larger family or a group of friends or someone who is thinking of staying a little longer. We can configure these rooms to accommodate a queen bed and 2 single beds or bunks and with ceiling fans , air con, and a kitchenette your stay is comfortable and affordable. The premium Lagoon front Rooms with a view of the Pacific Ocean these rooms are our premium and well liked by all. They are a studio style bedroom with a Super King bed, with air-con and a spacious bathroom, a private patio that overlooks the sun decks the Lagoon and the Ocean. Heaven! All rooms are comfortable with an interior decor that reflects a Polynesian, tropical influence. All rooms feature:• Air-conditioning • Ceiling fans • IDD phone • T.V• Refrigerator • Tea/Coffee making facilities• Private bathroom with shower • Daily housemaid servicing Self-Contained rooms feature:• Kitchenette (cook top, microwave) • Daily housemaid servicing. RESTAURANT & FACILITIES We think part of the joy of being on holiday is not having to cook so dining out is something we can make easy for you. Our Chef and kitchen staff are talented and have created great menus that offer excellent choices that incorporate fresh local produce. Couple great food with Happy Hours with great deals on Cocktails, Mocktails and beverages your stay at Club Raro is just what we say it is - an excellent value for money experience in the Cook Islands Our Food is delicious and reasonably priced! We have an a la carte Menu running that offers a brilliant combination of local and international food. You can dine in our Palms restaurant or take a table along our waterfront and poolside areas. We also have a Tapa's menu that RUMBA offers from 4pm - 9pm. Club Raro offers plenty of options for you so if you are one of our in-house guests or just decided to pop in and try and our menu we welcome you. If you're lucky during May to October you may see the humpback whales on their migration through the Pacific, swimming right past Club Raro Resort! Guests of all ages will enjoy the convenience of resort facilities and services which include:• Alfresco dining over looking the lagoon • Happy hour daily from 5-7pm Sunday-Friday and all day Saturday, includes $10 cocktails • Swimming pool with swim-up pool bar • Toddlers pool • Car, Scooter or Bicycle Hire• Tour desk • Pool table & Table tennis• Internet booth • Wi-Fi internet access • Currency exchange• 24 hour security • Guest laundry • Postal service • Free on-site parking Also available:• Snorkeling gear • Reef shoes• Tennis equipment For more details, contact our friendly team. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Club Raro

Address: PO Box 483 | Tupapa, Avarua, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Price Range: $84 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Club Raro 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
Club Raro Hotel Avarua
Raro Hotel Avarua
Raro Resort Avarua
Club Raro Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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