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Foxton, New Zealand
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53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Perth, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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74 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Hastings, New Zealand
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7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just spent 5 nights at Club Raro and had 5 sleepless nights due to the roosters running round the resort that crowed off and on all night!!!!!! We spoke to reception to see if we could move or upgrade (at our expense). They tried to move us to a room just behind the room we were already in... More 

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

Kia orana We are sorry your stay with us was effected by the Roosters. Unfortunately this is part of being in Rarotonga and all areas on the island have roosters and chickens. We will discuss with our Grounds team the location of roosters to see if any controls can be put in place to re-locate and deter then from settling... More 

Sydney
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to stay again at Club Raro because of the value for money and location. It's not a fancy resort, rooms are not large so it wouldn't suit everyone but for us it was perfect. We had an ocean view room this time ( Garden view room last time) and it was great to literally lift your head off... 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 your review, you provide future guests with some great insights and suggestions. We also take on board your comments regarding breakfast options, and the washing machine. All sensible and constructive stuff for us to hear. Great to know you are a valued returnee and that you opted to experience another... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were great and more than helpful. The resort had everything any other resort has. Not happy there was no microwave or cooking facility when we were told there was but that was the travel agents bad advice. Seemed when we travelled the island it was usually raining on the other side and beautiful at club raro. Amazing setting... 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 you review and we will make sure our agents have the correct info on facilities in the room category our guest are booking. Studio Apartments and our Self Contained rooms have the cooking facilities. Yes we are so lucky having the reef close to us on this side which means... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most accommodating and helpful people ever. Many thanks to Daisy and the great team at Club Raro. Sorted out any little problems we had with a smile. Also very knowledgeable of all the things that put the sparkle into a holiday, from timetables to events to shopping.

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

Kia orana Margurite, Thanks so much for your comments. Daisey says a big hello and she was happy to sort out any issues to make your stay a great one. We have worked hard to make sure our frontline team are up to speed with the details of our Island and are happy that this helped you. We hope to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great room, helpful staff, nice pool, overlooks water. Stayed in poolside room, Got a really cheap rate. Be mindful of crossing the international date line. Meals excellent and included in package- Probably too flash for our little kids, but enjoyed by them regardless.

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

Kia orana Kelly, Firstly thanks so much for reviewing us and providing feedback. You made us laugh when you said "probably too flash for our kids". We loved having you and your family here and hope to see you again and if you are thinking of returning please contact us on holiday@clubraro.co.ck. We will happily put a deal together for... More 

vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd like to thank Club Raro for a memorable 3 week stay, our two boys keep asking us when we can go back ever since we returned from our vacation :) Special thanks for upgrading us to an Apartment unit with a kitchenette, this was a must have for us given my wife's special diet and also helped with keeping... More 

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

Kia orana and meitaki maata for you great review. We really appreciate the comments, feedback and suggestions you have provided. All of this helps us to get better at providing for our guests in ways that matter. You have also provided really great tips to other travelers which are incredibly helpful. We have shared your review with our team and... 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
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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: $82 - $204 (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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