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Paradise Inn
Reviewed June 16, 2012

The Paradise Inn has quickly become my home away from home. I have had a wonderful stay and greatly enjoyed this hotel. The building has a lot of character and features fantastic common rooms opening up onto a large deck overlooking the beach (fully equipped with tables, umbrellas, chairs, a hammock, and a beautiful view of the sunset each evening!). The quiet beach is beautiful and peaceful.

The hotel is quiet and perfect for a relaxing holiday. The rooms are a great value and kept incredibly clean. Each room has a kitchenette (refrigerator and stove) plus all the necessary pots and silverware if you wish to self-cater. The location is close to the center of town, yet a bit removed from the hustle and bustle. Everything you need is within walking distance (stores and restaurants) plus there is a bus stop right outside the door if you wish to hop over to Muri Beach or another part of the island.

Above all, the hospitality provided by the manager Teina is exceptional. His personality is so warm and welcoming. He strives to make sure your needs are met and your expectations exceeded. Teina went above and beyond the call of duty to help me and really made my stay in the Cook Islands unforgettable.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
Thank LaurenKP
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

We stayed at Paradise Inn overnight before flying out to Auitutaki. Despite arriving at 1am, we were given a wam welcome, and Teina was extremely helpful the following morning. The property, though basic, was beautifully clean and well presented. The history of the building as an old dance hall was fascinating, and the communal area with the honesty system worked great. It is close to town, and also has a couple of convenience stores right outside. This was a great place to spend our sort night in Raro.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

We stayed here for 12 nights in april . couldnt have wished for more. hotel ideally situated for town. more of a home from home than a hotel . teina & gail are most welcoming and friendly. wouldnt hesitate to stay there again the next time we visit.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank mickvard
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

Service from Teina was fantastic and he really made us feel 'at home".
The property is close to town and the beach is lovely. Would definetly stay there again on next trip to Cook Islands.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Alan M
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

Lie back on a hammock, don a pair of oversized sunglasses and enjoy some essential cook island dreaming in paradise inn. Managers Teina and Gail Masters will make your stay a memorable experience always willing to go above and beyond guest service expectations to fulfil their every needs. This property has its own beach and is centrally located within walking distance to the main town. Rooms are comfortable, immaculately clean, have two levels that can accomodate families with kids and have cooking facilities. Highly recommend magnificent Paradise inn to the independant traveller! Come and join the exceptional hospitality offered by Teina and Gail Masters!

Room Tip: cook islands is full of roosters roaming the place ...even at the shopping centre....
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Thank shellyQF77
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

We had a fantastic weeks stay. The hosts of paradise inn Teina and Gail are very accomodating, friendly and go out of their way to make sure your stay is as enjoyable as possible. Its location is perfect for the town only 5min walk to local shops, restaurants and nightclubs such as rehab! You can sit and chill on the veranda and admire the amazing view with a glass of red from the honesty bar. Or laze out on the 'hermet crab' beach which is personally racked every day for guests by the fair hands of Gail! The rooms are clean, spacious and cool with fans supplied.
The island really has a chilled out vibe, with amazing secluded beaches, fantastic food and friendly locals with a strong passionate cook island culture. Time does not exist here!
Materialism does not exist here!

Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
Thank Tandi1
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

As a woman travelling alone and to rarotonga for the first time, i had no expectations of anything when i went to rarotonga. it took me several days to realise how stressed i had been when i first arrived there and it was then that i started to feel the effect of 'island life' on rarotonga start to slow me down and chill me out. I also then fell in love with where i was staying and appreciated the people both operating and staying at the paradise inn. My room, which was basic and comfortable with a single bed downstairs and a double bed upstairs on a mezzanine floor, was my little sanctuary that I loved coming back to at the end of a fun day or for a lazy afternoon reading and relaxing. two fans operating in my room helped to keep the room more comfortable and with a kitchenette and wardrobe and toilet and shower it is perfectly sized for one or two people and soon felt like my own personal space. I loved it that i could walk to town in ten minutes or wander out of my room to the beach front and relax on a sunlounger or take a swim. The dairy next door was a frequent visit for me and extremely convenient. food is quite expensive on the island but the paw paw and mangoes were cheap and plentiful and the best i'd tasted. Teina and his beautiful wife Gail are the operators at Paradise Inn and they made all the difference to my stay on Rarotonga. At paradise inn you can be as quiet or as social as you like. the hosts are friendly and helpful and add their own special touch to making paradise inn a unique and special place to stay. I chose the perfect place for my accomodation I soon decided and would head straight back there on my next trip to rarotonga!!

Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
Thank lynda_porteous
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Additional Information about Paradise Inn

Address: PO Box 674, Avarua, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Avarua
Price Range: $89 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Paradise Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paradise Inn, Rarotonga is the perfect place for travelers looking for value for money. We have 16 serviced units nestled in a peaceful location between the mountains and the sea, yet only a few minutes walk to downtown Avarua. The terrace, bar and lounge have breathtaking lagoon and ocean views and are yours for relaxing, whale watching, meeting people or enjoying a meal al fresco. A beach before the reef offers our visitors the prospect of sunbathing, a stroll along the beach, low tide reef walking and spotting starfish, coral and the small colourful reef fish that populate the lagoon. As the sun sets, enjoy a sundowner on the terrace with a drink from the last "Honesty Bar" in the South Pacific where cocktails and tall tales are the order of the evening. ... more   less 
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Paradise Hotel Avarua
Paradise Inn Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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