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The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

Popped in here to have a Sangria - something on our "must do" list every time we go to Rarotonga. Stood at the bar being totally ignored for about 10 minutes - despite the fact that there were four staff were behind the bar at various times during the 10 minutes - far more effort was put into personal conversations amongst the staff. Then finally some attention with a greeting of "you right there". I was ready to leave however the anticipation of enjoying the Sangria kept me there - I shouldn't have bothered, they have changed their recipe (I suspect they are using cheap products) and it just didn't taste as good. Won't be going back and won't be recommending to anyone else.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank DINKZ
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had our wedding at the Rarotongan beach resort and spa on the 10th February 2014 and till this day we still wish we could do it all over again as we had such a great time, it was like a perfect dream! The resort, the honeymoon suite, the ceremony and the reception were breathtaking. The staff and most important our wedding planner Victor Edwards did a fantastic job, with their friendly service and always wanting to go above and beyond. Not only did our guests say what a beautiful wedding but even guests at the hotel made a compliment on how great the set up was. We would recommend the Rarotongan Beach Resort as the number 1 hotel to stay at in Rarotonga and also the number 1 hotel to have your wedding at!

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Christine M
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Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Not the greatest place to stay. The rooms are run down, the service is appalling. The activities get canceled. Food and drink is over priced.
On the positives it is on a great beach and there is a nice adults swimming pool

I stayed in this resort 8 years ago also and it was run down then so you can imagine what 8 years has done to it.
It would be a fantastic place if someone breathed new life into and got staff who actually wanted to work

Stayed: October 2013
3  Thank Kara G
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

On our 2nd visit to Rarotonga, we decided to try this resort. On arrival at reception all seemed okay and we were pointed the directions to our room. Venturing along the pathway, towards our block of units, I had an inkling that our room was not going to be what we had seen in the brochure. Exactly that, utter disappointment as soon as we unlocked the door and stepped through. Our room was like a dingy little dungeon. The decor was so out dated and the shower and toilet room was very small and smelly In need of a good scrubbing and disinfecting and major revamp. The main living area was just okay, but the walls were paper thin and so you could hear the people talking in the room next door when trying to sleep. Food was nothing to write home about either . Staff at the resort were friendly enough though. We were booked in for 4 nights and our other 5 nights in Aitutaki. Thankfully our stay in Aitutaki was more pleasant.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Reenie06
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

This resort has a 4 star rating but should be 1 - 1.5 star rating. The entire resort needs a major refurbishment & some love. We booked in for 11 nights but checked out after 4. Initially we were in the 200 village deluxe beachfront villas. We were "upgraded" to a larger room but the decor & maintenance of this room was exactly the same. I spoke with many disappointed guests which is sad. Nobody wants to have a negative experience or feel like they are paying too much for too little but unfortunately this is the case at this resort. On the upside, some staff are helpful & seem to manage the many complaints well. The snorkelling & waters in this area are pristine.

Room Tip: My tip would be to choose another resort.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Angie M
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