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Calgary
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Literally across the road from airport. Clean, well-furnished. No in-room safe. Comfortable beds and pillows. A/C works well. Hotel restaurant has gorgeous shaded patio with great view of the surf, decent enough food and reasonable prices. Good layover place while awaiting a flight, but sleep probably not on the cards due to noise from the bar and entertainment

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night at this hotel before departing Rarotonga. It was very modern and clean. Offers air-conditioning, decent shower and comfortable beds. The Hula bar is right outside your window which could be seen as both a pro and a con. The beach down by the hotel is quite average but they make up with this with the decent... More 

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your short stay with us. We hope to see you again, soon. Kia Manuia. More 

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself, partner and our 5 year old were recommended and I read the reviews for The Island night, Beautiful setting, very friendly staff. I got our beers from the hula bar next door. The buffet was first a great selection of local and fresh food. The show followed at about 8. This was very fun and enjoyable, I even got... More 

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your Island Night Buffet & Cultural Show with Fire Dance. We hope to see you again, soon. Kia Manuia. More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super food, excellent staff, and the Hula bar just next door! We came back 3 times in our week stay! Stunning views over the water day & night. Very reasonably priced dinners & the seafood platter is to die for! Everything you could imagine of an island feast!

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Thank Rebecca M
RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your meals with us. Our Seafood Platters served up on Thursday nights are fantastic. We hope to see you on your next visit to Rarotonga. Kia Manuia. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for the island night and were disappointed . Sadly the bar here did not turn down its music while the dancers were on and the two clashed . Not good when you pay for this show and the dancers have worked so hard ! Also people were holding cameras up high and blocking views . We wished... More 

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. The Hula Bar crew will be reminded to tone down their music volume during the Island Night program. Guests and diners love to capture the energetic show with their cameras. We will remind the MC to ensure diners remain seated at their tables or stand along the perimeter of the outdoor dining room... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in as part of a group of 15 people. Once we got past being accepted for our business(!), we had a thoroughly enjoyable casual dining experience. The staff were friendly, efficient with great quality food being served. Good live background music while we were there. Great ocean views from the dining area, and a lovely evening prior to leaving... More 

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your casual dining experience with us prior to leaving Rarotonga. We hope you had a great holiday and we hope to see you again, soon. Kia Manuia. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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50 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here the last night before returning home. The Islander is an excellent option for those needing accommodation within easy walking distance of the airport. We arrived back from Aitutaki the day before our flight home and we were lucky and got an early check in before lunch - thank you reception staff! Lovely cool air-conditioning (which is often an... More 

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your stay with us. We continuously look at ways to simplify and enhance guest stays & dining experiences. We are installing sound proof windows to all our rooms to make them quiet. Kia Manuia. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food pretty basic but the cold and I mean frozen fish (& chips) really disappointing. When we complained to staff instead of remaking our meals they just reheated the same fish and bought it back ... Yuck!! Consequently we didn't go back. Recommend you eat at the French cafe Le Rendezvous cafe across the road.

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We apologise about the frozen fish. Our kitchen would have run out of chilled yellow fin tuna during a very busy service and would have cut up frozen fish to meet your order in a timely fashion. Sadly, this meant that we did not have time to thaw out the yellow fin tuna... More 

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Great staff. Great food and a lovely relaxing atmosphere. Steak cooked perfectly and my ceasur salad was great. Really enjoyed ourselves and great value for money. Thanks guys. Will be back soon for another round. And the deck extension is awesome!

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your meals with us and that you found our menus to be 'value for money'. Our new beachfront dining pavilion is a real hit with locals and visitors. See you again soon. Kia Manuia. More 

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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We went there for dinner. Food was great. There was a live band playing and following day a rave with lots of beer and music. Great place to go to have fun. Island night was super fun! A great place to party and meet lot of fun and cool people.

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RPTE, Owner at The Islander Hotel, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your meals & entertainment with us. We provide a great place for locals and visitors to meet, eat, drink, and be merry on a beachfront setting. Kia Manuia. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Islander Airport Hotel is a great value for money 3 star beachfront hotel directly across the road from Rarotonga International Airport on the waterfront featuring 13 Cabanas, Coco Grill Restaurant, Tiki Bar, pool, outdoor dining, sandy beach, daily sunsets, low-cost wifi, Sky Sports on Big Screen, Live bands and unpretentious island style service from a team of dedicated Islanders. Our HULA bar on the beach offers all day happy hour from 11am to 11pm Mon to Sun with NZD3.50 beers, spirits, wines and soft drinks. Bring your own music with our 'U-DJ' product. Great for friends and family who wish to soak in Rarotonga's warm sunshine with cold cold drinks! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Islander Hotel

Address: Beach Road, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands (Formerly Aquarius Rarotonga)
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Price Range: $118 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Islander Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Aquarius Rarotonga Avarua
The Islander Hotel Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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