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GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge

Kii Kii, Tupapa Cook Islands
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#40 of 104 Specialty lodging in Rarotonga
Welcome to on the beautiful tropical island of Rarotonga, Cook Islands. GT's Lodge is stunningly appointed self-catering style accommodation making it the perfect base for those wanting to explore the sights and sounds of Rarotonga or just relax in the total privacy of our beautiful gardens and spectacular pool. Located in Tupapa, GT's is minutes away from Avarua, the main town centre of Rarotonga. The lodge features quality accommodation for up to twelve guests and is nestled on 3000m² of palm trees, hibiscus, gardenias and local fruit trees. It offers the guests a feeling of coming home to tranquillity and paradise. The perfect place to relax with family and friends or wind down after a day of taking in all our little slice of paradise has to offer. GT's Lodge offers self catering accommodation for one group of up to twelve people in six double rooms of modern, spacious design hidden in a truly private and tranquil setting. The lodge has 4 bathrooms and 5 toilets. The rooms all have ceiling fans with five of them also being air-conditioned for your comfort. Each room looks out and has deck access to our own tropical gardens and pool with ample covered decks to relax on. GT’s Lodge features large open plan living areas including a fully equipped designer kitchen with double ovens, dishwasher and microwave. There are two lounges for guests use – one more adult style and the other more casual. Both have TV’s with the casual lounge providing a small home theatre system. GT's Lodge provides a small range of DVDs, books and local information for your pleasure. There are two dining areas, one being inside and the other outside on the large covered decks which naturally flow out to the gardens and fantastic swimming pool. We also provide a BBQ hut for guests use. The lodge also has a security system for the safety and wellbeing of all our guests.
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stitty wrote a review Apr 2020
hamilton20 contributions4 helpful votes
We have been to Rarotonga quite a few times, and it was our second holiday at GT's and this time, in the rainy season and boy did it rain. GTs is a big place and we were lucky to have it to ourselves. Its situated on the back road and is really secluded so we were quite sheltered when the edge of a cyclone went through. Our accomdation was nice, clean and thankfully had an airconditioning unit in our bedroom as it didn't cool down much at night. Our hosts, Grant and Touzelle pretty much left us to ourselves with a book case full of books, games, TV, etc. and we spent many hours in the pool as it was often too rough for swimming in the lagoon. Even though Grant and Touzelle left us to please ourselves, we spent many times having a quiet drink with our hosts at the end of the day and even a meal as they have become great friends. Touzelle prepared us a great breakfasts, fresh smoothies, cereal, toast or a cooked breakfast if we wanted. The food was really tasty and fresh and we arranged with her as to what time it suited us to have breakfast so it was ready and waiting. We thorougly enjoyed our time at GTs and would recommend it as a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Tnellyg wrote a review Jul 2019
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Thank you Touzelle and Grant for such a comfortable and welcoming stay. The house is amazing and thoroughly enjoyed your company and hospitality. Our accomodation set up was perfect with our own space yet the option to join you and have a good chat was great. The family loved the start each day with your amazing breakfasts and the use of the car that comfortably fit the whole family was ideal. Thank you for having us!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Touzelle W, Owner at GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge
Responded Jul 15, 2019
Thanks for being such lovely guests and thanks for taking the time to do a review.
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jedstyrnz wrote a review Apr 2019
Whangarei, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
Have been to Rarotonga a few times now and this place was the best. Definitely beats staying with the hoards of screaming kids at the resorts. Breakfast was outstanding every morning. No need for the extra cooked menu options as the spread each day was amazing. The rooms were perfect and beds comfy. Having the use of the car was a real benefit. Especially when it rained. Pool was great and I spent a fair bit of time in it. Would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: only 3 double rooms and a bunk room.
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Response from Touzelle W, Owner at GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge
Responded May 1, 2019
Thanks very much for your review
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Janice H wrote a review Apr 2019
Mangere7 contributions
Been to Rarotonga X3 and tried different accom each time. GTs didn't disappoint, great rooms and pool to yourself. Breakfast was great with option of cooked breakfast at small added cost. Use of vehicle a bonus with x2 kids and X3 adults it was perfect. Grant and Touzelle great hosts and helpful on local info. Getting out on the character boat great and glad they have the biggest fishing boat docked. No fish on the day but enjoyed non the less.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Touzelle W, Owner at GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge
Responded Apr 9, 2019
Thanks very much for taking the time to review us you are such lovely guests.
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Tessatartsmum wrote a review Jan 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand12 contributions14 helpful votes
We paid a lot to stay at the lodge and were quite disappointed. The curtains in the bedrooms are stained and had holes, this is the first thing you see when you arrive and gives such a bad first impression. The lounge was not very clean, gecko poo in the corners, the bedrooms weren’t great either, dust behind and under the bed. The breakfast was good, smoothies, cereal, toast. On the second morning we had a menu offered with cooked options that cost extra. I would have thought if breakfast was included it wouldn’t be extra for a cooked option. You have to realise that you are staying in part of the owners house, it doesn’t give you a lot of privacy and when having dinner will end up with Grant, one of the owners, smoking alongside you while you eat. For the price there are better options.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Touzelle W, Owner at GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge
Responded Feb 16, 2019
Kia Orana Thanks for your review. Just a couple answers to your comments. The curtains are unfortunately damaged by the sun which is unavoidable. As this has so far only happened in one room of which the linings of the curtains face the outside and are in direct sunlight there is not a lot we can do about it. The lounge, rooms and bathrooms are all serviced daily. It is difficult to stop geckos, etc coming in especially if the windows are left open however we also make sure the buildings are commercially sprayed several times a year to help with the tropical insects, etc. The package you booked was for a continental breakfast which was in your confirmation email. The breakfast includes a selection of cereals, fresh fruit platter, fresh fruit smoothie, freshly baked croissants or similar, toast with condiments, freshly brewed coffee and/or tea. etc. The cooked breakfast options are offered as an extra option in this package for only $10 per breakfast. Other packages which are clearly stated on our website include the cooked options, it just depends on which one you book. We do try to give our guests as much privacy as possible however most of our guests like to interact with us asking about local attractions, restaurants, etc. Thank you
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$480 - $581 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Titikaveka Beach (4.5 miles), Te Rua Manga (The Needle) (3.2 miles), and Te Vara Nui Village (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mooring, Antipodes, and Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (1.5 miles).