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“Edgewater Resort” 4 of 5 stars
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The Edgewater Resort & Spa
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Arorangi
Kanwal NSW
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Edgewater Resort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Just back from staying at Edgewater Resort 6 nights in a studio apartment, one of the older rooms on the resort, no view but you only had to walk to around the corner and you were at the beautiful beach where we spent most of our time at the resort.
Room was clean and tidy, staff were great, would stay here again, but would upgrade.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Collingwood, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed in a 3 bedroom villa, which suited us, very spacious, but thought it was expensive.
Had not light in our ensuite for 3 days, very slow in sorting it, the other bathroom was great very large.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Winnipeg, Canada
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Recently returned from a wonderful week at the Edgewater Resort and Spa in Rarotonga. Our room was on the beach front so we had amazing views of the ocean and the fantastic sunsets.
We had an upgrade room with sitting area, fridge and plenty of closet space. The bathroom was large and well equipped with a great shower, Jacuzzi tub, and all the necessary amenities. The room was always very well cleaned and all the staff we meet were extremely friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Continental breakfast was included with our room and it was more than adequate with a good variety of food to choose from, including fresh fruits. Snorkeling was a great experience and there seemed to be plenty to do for all ages. Great Spa area to get pampered. Easy access to the downtown shops and we found the buses very convenient to move around the island. Would not hesitate to recommend this resort. A great experience.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed in a Villa with 2 other couples, our shower hose was lying on the floor of the shower due to the hook being broken, air conditioning was working extremely hard to keep the temperature comfortable, unfortunately this was not successful it made a shuttle difference to the lounge area only. Overall a very average experience, the included buffet breakfast is a nice idea but also very basic. A definite 2.5- 3 star in our view.

Room Tip: Actually travelled in March 2011. But no option for this
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Jerrabomberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

A large resort with everything that you would expect. Staff were friendly and helpful - Cook Islanders, Filipinos and Fijiians.
We had a garden room and it was large, clean and comfortable - with a balcony overlooking a very pleasant tropical garden and sea views to the side.
The resort is close to the airport and main town area, with great sunsets and many free activities such as fish feeding, sarong tying and coconut lore available (if you like that sort of thing).
Swimming is OK, with clean water - but you need reef shoes for the coral. The beach is clean and lengthy but with coral pieces as well as sand underfoot. OK for kids and average swimmers.
The price for food was not bad and there are some excellent restaurants within close walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

What more could one want with a lagoon view room.These are very comfortable units and nice and quite.
We had a ground floor unit which was excellent as all was needed to get to the water was to climb over the front divider wall and onto the sand.
Sitting in the deck chairs one could just look out to the lagoon.
In all very good value ,clean rooms,very friendly staff and a good break.
Edgewater Resort is with in walking distance of several good eating places,also has its own resturant and bar right beside the swimming pool. A very nice setting.
Breakfast each morning more than enough to choose from to satisfy the hunger pains,and fresh each day.
Staff more than happy to organize any tours that you would like booked.
The Island bus service calls into the Resort on its rounds of the Island.
More than happy to stay there again.

Room Tip: Ground floor in the lagoon units easier to get to the water, if you are a water baby.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Better than I expected, thought it's not well set up for business travelers. The wi-fi is quite limited; there is a hotspot in the restaurant/bar area (not always ideal for working) and it reaches to some rooms in the vicinity. I could get it in my room but there was no suitable chair/desk arrangement. The room itself was clean and reasonably well-appointed, though the air conditioning unit was very loud and the mattress bizarrely lumpy. The restaurant fare is decidedly average - I suppose the blandness caters to families and the general tourist. Snorkelling gear is provided free, and there is an excellent games room (table tennis, pool, chess etc).

Room Tip: If you want wi-fi in your room, you need to be close to the restaurant (though you then get the nois...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Property: The Edgewater Resort & Spa
Address: Main Road, Arorangi 121, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Arorangi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Edgewater Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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