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Rino's Motel
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Aitutaki
Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely stay !!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at this motel. We even extended our stay and changed flights ! Nothing was a problem .... The owners helped us finding and booking day trips and evening entertainment. We were helped to change flights got new details printed ... The service at rinos was excellent. As they also own a car/moped rental we were able to hire with special rates ... We will certainly go and stay again. The bungalow was clean with lovely views. We stayed for 10 days in the end because we did not want to leave !!! Breakfast is simple but given the fact that you are in a lovely budget hotel this is what one expects! Cooked breakfasts can be provided for an extra charge I believe. The bungalow is central on the island with lovely views and very quiet just what we needed. I can highly recommend this beautiful well run hotel. We all loved our stay and we will certainly go back!!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in bungalow 5 beautiful views !!!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank lutterodtb
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Cairns
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stayed there a night with my partner in March 2014 and had an amazing experience. The motel is really clean, located right on the beach and very close to the township. The staff has been fantastic, really helpful. I would highly recommend to stay in this adorable motel!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Patryssha
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

Lovely people who run this place, second visit as part of a group kite-surfing. Everyone is helpful, the beach is lovely to watch the sun go down and the place is very quietly efficient (within the context of the South-Pacific). Rooms are spacious and fine, and the meals are superb. Looking forward to August this year..

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Paul A
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Berlin, Germany
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

We have booked via an agency and Rino's was the cheapest option we could get. We have been very positive surprised when we arrived.

We have had a huge bungalow (good for 4, we are just 2). Everything was clean and you get room service every day if you want to. We got a basket with tropical fruits to welcome us. Tea, coffee and sugar have been provided for free! (We had to move to a higher priced resort later on and nothing of this was provided in this one!)

We could see the beach from our terrace even though we had a garden bungalow. We have paid $40 p.P. which seemed to be a good deal for the island and what you get.

We wanted to extend our stay but it was not possible. We had to move to another place as booked previously via the agency. The reason was that the agency had told us that we could not swim infront of Rino's. This was not correct! Swimming is not great at most parts of the island as it is too shallow. However, there is a smaller deeper part where you can swim at Rino's beach. They also have a paddle-boat that you can take for free to go around.

We loved the location as stores, take-aways and some places of interests such as harbor, market or church are close by. This is convenient for budget travelers as otherwise you would need to rent a scooter to get around which can get expensive.

Bungalows have a kitchen with plenty of cooking utensils. The kitchen looks a little bit old though but it works.

The owners have been really nice and helpful. We have been sad that we had to leave after 2 nights.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Jumarei
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auckland
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80 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

I didn't choose Rino's but was booked in through my job. However, no complaints!! I was surprised they serviced my room daily as I wasn't expecting it. Rino is very helpful and cheerful- nothing is too much to ask. Ask him for advice on anything.

I stayed in Room 5 and think it's possibly the best room (after the honeymoon suite). It has clear glass sliding door with fly screen to the lagoon view whereas room 6 and 7 have aircon but no clear glass for the view and no fly screen. There is a ceiling fan and portable fan- more than adequate. It has a King bed and single bed, dining table, couch and the covered balcony also has a dining table with view to lagoon and a comfy day bed. It has a stove top and enough pots etc to cook meals, full fridge/freezer. There was always hot water with decent water pressure.

Nice touches are the fruit basket- great for brekkie, and the fresh flowers. Check out Rino's wife's greenhouse- great plants!

You can walk into town- Rino also has rental cars and scooters- not the top of the range but more than adequate. It's best to catch the market early in the morning. There is also a woman that sells free range eggs (only by the dozen) a few doors down. Bring supplies from Rarotonga otherwise especially alcohol and other food you might need as limited and expensive to buy in Aitutaki. Room 5 also has WIFI hotspot available. You can purchase extra wifi time in town at Telecom.

I didn't swim there as didn't have a chance to, but at the end of the old runway.

There are lots of other nicer/flasher resorts around but if you need value for money, this is the place. You can visit the flash places for a drink or meal.

Room Tip: Room 5!! See my review as to why
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank jen101Auckland
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Where do I start...
My family and I stayed at Rino's for two weeks but changed our flights to leave two days early because of the discomfort of staying somewhere that made us feel unwelcomed.
Firstly the staff were rude, generally unwilling to help and tried to overcharge us for certain services that were already included and paid for.
The rooms had cockroaches in them and did not have the required bedding arrangements in place that had been promised and paid for which was very inconvenient with young children to organise, we also hired a car through Rino's which was filthy on the inside, stank, and was unserviced. Staff were unapologetic and despite the place being almost empty there was no offer of an upgrade to a better room. There was no hot water during the last week there. I strongly regret staying there and would never stay there again or recommend it to anyone who seeks to stay somewhere with good service and value for money.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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13 Thank kumara_ha
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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

We booked Rino's on short notice for a long weekend (3 days/3 nights) to celebrate my husband's birthday. Rino's surprised us with an upgrade to the beachfront unit and a huge delicious birthday cake on behalf of their staff.
The room was spacious, the bed extraordinary comfortable and the staff extremely friendly and helpful with sorting out dive trip and lagoon cruise on the spot.
The rest is already said by other reviewers: stunning views, beautiful garden, conveniently located with shops, restaurants, ATM ion etc near by, even walking distance, though I recommend to explore Aitutaki on scooter!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank H J
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Property: Rino's Motel
Address: Ureia, Cook Islands (Formerly Rino's Beach Bungalows)
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Aitutaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rino's Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right on beautiful white sand beach with superb sea view, Rino's Beach Bungalows offer a personal flavor to your vacation. All apartments have cooking facilities, ceiling fans and refrigerators. This is an obvious bonus for families traveling with children. All rooms have patios overlooking the beach and lagoon where you can catch the stunning Aitutaki sunsets. A short walk to shops and services. Rental vehicles also on-site. ... more   less 
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