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Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Aitutaki
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Got here late at night.....the hotel was waiting for us......that was so nice. We got an overwater bungalow that was beautiful. Gorgeous woods. Walk down ladder to the lagoon to swim! Very nice to sit on veranda and watch the water. Really nice bathroom.....double sinks.....great smelling bath amenities. Nice little outdoor restaurant on the water. Wonderful croissants and jellies for breakfast! Tours of lagoon leave right from beach! The lagoon cruise includes all drinks & buffet on another island.....really gorgeous being surrounded by all that shallow water that goes on forever! The pool was the only thing that needed quite a bit of help.

Room Tip: Over water bungalows are romantic but beach bungalows are much bigger and have direct beach front ac...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland
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Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

This hotel has the best location on Aitutaki, great free water activities. Sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding, fun!
Expensive wifi, and terrible food. Breakfast average, the one night we ate in the restaurant the meat was so tough it was not edible. Ate away from the hotel after this experience. Tamanu hotel has great food.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Check in was painful with a very abrupt lady telling everyone the rules and taking her time about it - 20 mins. She then took us to our room where she thought she would read out loud our note from management to congratulate us on our marriage and wish us a pleasant honeymoon - this was on our bed!!

The room was beautiful and kept very clean although towels were not always replaced when taken away by the cleaner so we were frequently left without.

The restaurant was overpriced for the poor quality food and unfriendly slow service - not sure why all the chairs are facing the same way either, very weird vibe in a dining room.

We were frequently reminded of the rules, for example when we asked for help booking a diving trip and told we should be doing this ourselves from our room.

We attended the management drinks when we first arrived and although we kept getting topped up with punch, nobody spoke with one another and there was no sign of the manger - who is she?!

The ground staff and cleaners always have a smile and a hello and the location is beautiful.

Room Tip: Although the beds in the beachfront bungalows are massive, it's 2 beds pushed together so you ca...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pearl Beach, Australia
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150 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2014

An amazing place !.... the water really is the colour shown on the posters & adverts.
We had a lagoon facing bungalow & were blown away with the view & comfort.
Friendly staff who couldn't do enough for us.
If you want to relax & laze.. this is the place.
A trip on the Vaka lagoon cruise is an excellent add on, otherwise the free beach equipment is there to be used.
If I had to criticize.. it would be that the wifi costs are exorbitant. The sister hotel on Raratonga has a far cheaper rate, & let's face it, we all need wifi. I would have thought free wifi would be a good draw card. Also we didn't meet Rose at the "Managers" meet & greet ?????????? Why ?????

Room Tip: An upgrade to a lagoon facing room is really worth it.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hope Island, Australia
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225 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2014

Stayed at this hotel for a week 7 years ago and on the guest comments card recommended that they take a bulldozer to the whole hotel and start all over again.!!
Was back there earlier today - we are not staying there for obvious reasons - and requested if we could have lunch at their restaurant as well as being able to have a swim in the lagoon there. From what I could see the hotel looked pretty empty with nobody visible on the beach. Their answer was NO and so they lost two meals as well as any chance of redeeming themselves. My question is how can a hotel adopt such a policy are they blind as well as dumb particularly as beaches in New Zealand are apparently not private.?? To summarise hotels which behave in this manner do not deserve your business nor to survive.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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85 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed for 2 nights after spending a week in Rarotonga. The welcome as we came across on the ferry made us feel like royalty. The room was beautifully decorated with flowers throughout and the room itself was really nice. Our view from our room of the lagoon was so beautiful and we had a small deck with table and chairs plus there are loungers down on the beach you can use. That part of this resort was fantastic. The bar and hut staff were very friendly and helpful. The office staff were a different story - they didn't seem to want to promote Aitutaki as an island at all. Not helpful at all about any other places or activities on the main island... There was no info in your room so the office was the only place to get it and they were not wanting to share anything except for dinners and activities at their resort! As well as that the food at the resort is not that great when you are paying so much to stay here. Samades was across the way and the food was beautiful!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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RoseKareroa, Resort Manager at Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 24, 2014
Kia Orana Jenona

Thank you for taking the time to upload a review on your recent stay with us at The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa.

I am also pleased to hear that your welcome onto the island made you feel of royalty, allowing you to start your holiday on a fantastic note. Our conch shell welcome to our own private island is an experience in itself.

We are indeed blessed to be located on it’s own private island directly on the beautiful Aitutaki Lagoon with those majestic beautiful views.

Thank you for your comments on our Front Office staff, this will assist me with our follow up with the team for training.

We really appreciated your feedback and we hope to be able to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards

Rose Kareroa
Resort Manager
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

My partner and I travelled to the Cook Islands only last week. After a somewhat disappointing stay in Rarotonga we were hesitant as to what to expect in Aitutaki. We were completely blown out of the water! We arrived to a traditional welcome and private escort to our premium beachfront bungalow, which was mere meters from the most stunning lagoon I have ever seen.
The room was just beautiful. The bed was huge and comfortable. The outdoor shower I fell in love with. The decor, the floorboards, all of it just screamed true Polynesia. There were fresh flowers scattered all around the room.
The use of free equipment- kayaks, sail boats, paddle boards, snorkel gear was put to great use. We spent our days in the water or in the hammock.
The restaurant was fantastic. We were always warmly treated and the staff got to know us fondly as "ah room 16!". The food was always delicious and the chef was a lovely happy person!
The spa was relaxing and we were offered free couple hydrotherapy. Tropical breakfast was also included.
We had a private candlelight dinner with a brilliant 7 course degustation menu at a private location on the resort and our waiter was wonderful.
All the staff were friendly, always saying kia orana to us and wishing us a good day.
Our 6 nights spent here were pure bliss. When we return, there's no reason for us to even look at staying anywhere else! We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed May 2014
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RoseKareroa, Resort Manager at Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 24, 2014
Kia Orana Tikkigoddess

We are very happy that you had such a lovely holiday and enjoyed the fantastic location and services we have to offer at The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa.

We are pleased to read your 6 nights with us was pure bliss and that you had a wonderful experience.

I have passed your review onto our team, they are so pleased and that they have asked to send you lots of Aitutaki Loving.

Feel free to contact me if you require any assistance in booking your next trip home as a valued return guest.

Kind regards

Rose Kareroa
Resort Manager
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Property: Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa
Address: | Akitua Private Island, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Aitutaki
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Aitutaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only private island, adults only resort in the Cook Islands. It is the only Cook Islands resort to offer that invention of incurable romantics - the Overwater Bungalow. And it is the only resort on Aitutaki with a truly Polynesian flavour, so you can truly savour what the South Pacific is famous for. ... more   less 
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