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Manuia Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Just magical”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a quite place, suitable for business and pleasure. The room is tidy and spacious. I enjoyed the outside shower. Helpful, friendly staff and good value for your money. Definitely will come back again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed at Manuia for a week in last February on the advise of friends. What a treat, beachside restuarant, infinity pool awesome hammocks and loungers. The minute you walked out of your unit the sand was between your toes you couldn't help but feel relaxed. The outdoor shower was such a cool experience, our room was serviced daily and you only had to ask and fresh towels were given when ever. The housekeeping staff were very friendly and helpful with advise. Scooter hire just across the road and plenty of off street parking once youve picked your bike up. So much fun can be had hooning around the island visiting other swimming spots and restuarants. No rush, no bussle, no kids just a great restort to relax in.and take time out.We will return to Raro and definately to Manuia.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2014

I stayed at the Manuia for just under a week, on a business trip.
The accommodation was simple, but clean and comfortable. The size and layout of the resort meant a very peacful stay - something that is sorely lacking in some of the other Raro hotels!
The service was great and we were made to feel very welcome.
The only thing that didn't suit was that breakfast didn't begin until 9am - so if there for business and required to start work at 9, you have to source your brekkie elsewhere!
Other than that, I loved my stay and would happily return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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North Bondi, Sydney
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

We spent out last 3 nights on Raro at Manuia and didn't want to leave when our last night arrived.

The resort itself is what made us decide to stay here. In the main area it has a "right on the beach" restaurant/bar, infinity pool, hammocks, sun loungers and a large deck with chairs and cushions. It was just amazing to spend some time in this area and esp around sunset where you can have happy hour cocktails.

We stayed in Villa 11 and this was just back from the Beachfront Villas but didn't really make a difference since we could still see the water and rarely spent time in our room. The villas itself are very well kept, spacious and had everything you need. The outdoor shower was great too.

I would def come back and enjoyed my time at the Manuia Resort.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

After reading such great reviews we were disappointed with our stay. 2/6 nights we stayed housekeeping 'forgot' to service our room. We returned snorkelling gear 3 times as they were broken & they aren't sanitised as advised on the website.. Handed to you full of sand. Front office recept was terrible, either eating at desk, taking ph calls whilst your talking and upon check out she took 3 calls & left once.. + billed us for another rooms food. Flip side was food was good, wait staff friendly... But no real ambience at night, everything closed at 8pm we were told due to low season... Resort is well refurbed, very quite. But don't hold your breathe for great service.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

What a beautiful place. We stayed 4 nights late April 2014. Amazing view, great snorkelling right in front of the resort. Great Service, clean and comfortable rooms. Very peaceful which is what we wanted. Alex & Liza (Manager & Reservations) went out of their way to make us all feel welcome and accommodated our needs. Nothing was too big or to small. All the staff were friendly. Good food at the restaurant. Will be going back in the future.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Wow. What a fantastic place to be. Lounging around on the beach in a hammock drinking cocktails. We could not have been happier. The staff were fantastic. The resort was well maintained. One of the highlights was the restaurant floor was the beach. Open air shower was a great novelty.

Room Tip: Go for one of the beach front rooms. The view is to die for
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Manuia Beach Resort
Address: Main Rd Arorangi | Beachfront, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Arorangi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manuia Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your Polynesian Paradise at Manuia Beach Resort awaits you... Marvel at the magical sunsets over a sparkling blue lagoon, while lounging on your sheltered, white sandy beach fringed with swaying coconut palms. Wander through the tropical gardens on your way to the beach side infinity pool. Rest your elbows on the pool edge and soak in the view across the beach, through the lagoon onwards to the waves crashing on the barrier reef beyond. Sip a refreshing tropical cocktail delivered to you from the Beaches Restaurant and bar, or enjoy your Polynesian inspired meals in the restaurant while you trail your toes through the sandy floor. Manuia Beach Resort - your Cook Islands resort accommodation - is set right on the beach in private and peaceful surroundings on the sheltered sunset coast of Rarotonga. You will love the authentic Cook Islands style accommodation, with the coconut thatched suites complete with island style decor and modern amenities such as air conditioning. Walk through the sandy path down to the water and be stunned by the beauty of the poolside area. The infinity pool, Beaches Restaurant and Bar with its relaxed authentic Polynesian cuisine, loungers set invitingly facing the beautiful lagoon, and attentive local staff, will all set the stage for your dream Rarotongan get-away. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Manuia Beach Boutique Avarua
Hotel Manuia Beach Boutique
Manuia Beach Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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