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Christchurch, New Zealand
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127 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016

It is hard to find the ideal place to stay on Aitutaki. At the lagoon end ( Ootu ), it is very scenic, but also very windy at this time of year ( June / July ), and there are no grocery shops. We looked at Paradise Cove and Tamanu Beach, they are more sheltered but they are also quite... More 

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Stayed in one of the rooms right on the beach. Unit 7 Bathroom is in sever need of renovation as vanity tap continually leaks and vanity is ready to fall to pieces. Shower door does not close properly so water leaks onto floor. All decks around unit feel unsafe to walk and balcony rail to front, with one push would... More 

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2 Thank Jules J
Germany
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Good stay there! The location is okay but it's better to rent a scooter and explore the island. There is no beach and not the best place to swim in the water. The family are friendly but a little bit unorganized so sometimes they forget some staff like bookings or pickups from the airport But it's good value for money

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Kornwestheim, Germany
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34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2016

positive: airport transport (included), located at the beach (no swimming possible), friendly hosts, very relaxed atmosphere, fresh fruits for breakfast, big refrigerator in the room, spacy apartment negative: rooms, especially bathroom need refurbishing

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2016

Pacific friendliness, stunning view, everything is so tranquil (yet everything gets done), got to love it. Rental gear, food a short walk (or for lucky groups, on the premises), they are lovely people n a lovely place and i will be back for my 4th time soon

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New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2016

You cant go wrong staying on the beach at Aitutaki. Rinos is closer to the town than most places, but they also run the largest car/scooter rental place in town... which is a necessity for sightseeing. The place is comfortable- probably at the 2 to 3 star range but clean and tidy. Small kitchenette and fridge, and a deck with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2015

We booked here for 5 nights and were greeted at the airport by Rino. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the views from the balcony of the beach and sunsets was spectacular, even got to watch the whales passing by from our balcony. The Owners and Staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and always ready for a chat or to... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2015

I made a reservation for this place on July 20th through a 3rd party site (expedia), on July 26th I wrote them an email to wonder about airport transfers. To my surprise on July 27th I get an email telling me that they are fully booked. According to the 3rd party site it was the hotel's fault since they didn't... More 

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3 Thank David P
auckland
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73 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2015

Again, booked in there for work. This time I had the upstairs unit 2. My colleague was next door. I could hear his every move and this may be disconcerting if the neighbours are complete strangers. The room was comfy with view of the lagoon and the spectacular sunsets. There is a mini fridge, cook top and adequate cooking utensils.... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2014

I have stayed there 3 times now and feel at home ...the owners have got to know me quite well as i am the Accountant for a local business there .....Fantastic and clean rooms and they are very friendly and just a good laugh to have with them. They even allowed me to help myself to the herbs from their... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located right on beautiful white sand beach with superb sea view, Rino's Beach Bungalows offer a personal flavor to your vacation. All apartments have cooking facilities, ceiling fans and refrigerators. This is an obvious bonus for families traveling with children. All rooms have patios overlooking the beach and lagoon where you can catch the stunning Aitutaki sunsets. A short walk to shops and services. Rental vehicles also on-site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rino's Motel

Address: Ureia, Cook Islands (Formerly Rino's Beach Bungalows)
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Price Range: $98 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rino's Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Delux Beachfront Rooms are right on the beach facing the sunset.”
  • Sunset at Rinos ( taken from deck of Delux Unit )
  • Sunset taken from inside our Delux Beachfront Room
 of 5 bubbles MikeM241, Jul 8, 2016 | Read review
“Would call this budget accomodation”
 of 5 bubbles 690julesj, May 18, 2016 | Read review
“all rooms (7) have lagoon view except the garden villas”
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 of 5 bubbles Hunter2612, Jan 10, 2016 | Read review
“Beach front bungalows are the way to go!”
  • View from our bungalow.
 of 5 bubbles bobby288, Sep 2, 2015 | Read review
“beach front”
 of 5 bubbles jen101Auckland, Apr 24, 2015 | Read review
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