This is undoubtedly a nice place to stay. The mezzazine rooms look excellent and the beachfront open bar and deck are truly delightful. The excellent honesty bar is a terrific idea. We booked one of the mezzazine rooms only to find that we were moved to a far inferior budget room to make way for a group. We wouldn't have minded this if the management were upfront about it and provided us with a reduced rate for the budget room (next to roof overlooking the main road, so it's hot, noisy, small and cramped) and offered their apologies. We had the feeling of being a bit duped after we noticed the room change
when checking out. We ended up paying the same for the budget room as we would have for the far better mezzanine rooms (of which there are many). Paradise Inn have some arrangement with Raro tours for airport transfers which is a bit dubious. Raro Tours charge $15 per person for the 4 km trip from the airport. We weren't informed of the transport options when making the booking and were a bit surprised when we were not listed on the manifest when we arrived. You can get the bus for $4.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Paradise Hotel Avarua
- Paradise Inn Rarotonga, Cook Islands