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Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 September 2013

great location , hotel needs some love but is ok. Biggest let down is the bathroom taps squirt you and the cleaners don't clean showers very well at all , we still had soap ends from last people in sower EWWL!

Thank brendon152
Bingil Bay, Australia
Reviewed 23 August 2013

My husband and I spent two weeks at the Cook Islands,we did'nt know what to except,because there is'nt much publicity here in Far North Queensland about the islands. We were in for a surprise and ended up having a great holidays,the staff at the hotel were so kind, James with his big smile and always ready to help,The girls on...

2Thank Lia C
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 July 2013 via mobile

Stayed here at the hotel for a week just recently, had an amazing time, had a ground floor room which opened straight on to the beach, fantastic!! Staff were great, friendly, more than willing to help and make suggestions. Only thing that I would change is the bed, very soft and even though it was a king bed, it was...

2Thank meltzer25
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We arrived in Rarotonga for our first ever 'island getaway' holiday and our first trip away with our 8 month old son. Unfortunately we had average weather for most of our holiday, but we could still sit in our room and watch the rain on the water. We had adjoining ground floor rooms which were perfect. We could send the...

2Thank AzraelMel
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 June 2013

I was fortunate to have a sneak look in both the Villa's and the hotel- wow what an inviting peace of paradise wrapping itself around the golden sands in a divine setting. The Sands Restaurant was the highlight of my time in the Cooks. We were greeted by a charming matre'di and taken to our table- starched table napkins, fragrant...

5Thank 47rugrat
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Having been to Rarotonga before we thought we would try somewhere we hadn't stayed before and chose Moana Sands Hotel. The hotel is small, older, but clean and comfortable, standard quality three storey building with less than twenty rooms, all with views of the lagoon and sea. Right on the beach the lagoon is the standout feature of the hotel...

2Thank DandJWright
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 May 2013

We stayed at the Hotel in an absolutely fantastic location right on the sandy beach, the Sands Restaurant provided good meals and an adequate breakfast and the staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was described as a 'beachfront luxury studio' and although large, there was no sign of luxury and it generally felt uncared for and shabby. The housekeeping...

5Thank Chris T
Reviewed 17 May 2013

There were some things I was looking for on this trip. I wanted a nice hotel with its own beach (really on a beach), good accomodation with quiet and peaceful surroundings, great food and that was it. I lucked out, Moana Sands has this and more. It isn't an "everything included" resort, go somewhere else if you want to sit...

2Thank jjMolyneux
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 May 2013

Its paradise. The Moana Sands Hotel is the only place I would stay on the island. If you want something fancy bars, pools and lots of activities it's not the place to stay but if you want a peaceful relaxing hotel this is the place for you. The staff are so lovely and ready to help you with what ever...

Thank NushN-G
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 May 2013

The best location in Rarotonga. We loved being able to walk straight out from our room (101) onto the beach and into primo snorkelling water. The hotel also had free snorkelling gear and kayaks available. I've seen a few reviews complaining about the lack of variety with the continental breakfast but for me it was a great breakfast - toast,...

1Thank Nicola P

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel is located at Titikaveka on the southern coast of the island. There are six ground floor beachfront studios, six first floor beachfront studios & five top floor deluxe beachfront studios. We have four sets of interconnecting rooms (two on ground floor & two on first floor). All rooms are ABSULOTE beachfront, each with its own private balcony. Snorkelling equipment, Kayaks & beach towels are complimentary to guests. All rooms have a small kitchenette, LCD TV’s with SKY, air-conditioning & are all non-smoking. We have a hotel BBQ on the beach that is available for guests to use otherwise The Pawpaw Patch Restaurant is open daily for Breakfast & Dinner, seven days a week.Moana Sands Beachfront Villas are located at Vaimaanga, a five mins drive away from Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel. There are six villas; three on the ground floor & three upstairs. Each villa has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. All villas are ABSOLUTE beachfront, each with its own patio or balcony, Modern kitchen, Spacious open-plan lounge/dining, TV/DVD/Music System/ipod dock/Sky TV/Wifi internet. Guests have access to complimentary snorkelling gear, kayaks & beach towels. Units are fully serviced six days per week & guests are provided with a Complimentary breakfast starter pack on arrival. A BBQ on the beach is available for guests to use. All villas are air-conditioned and non-smoking. ... more   less 

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Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Price Range: $326 - $417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Ground floor for beach access but 1st floor for the view.”
 of 5 bubbles alexfmly, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Top floor rooms are larger & have a great view of the lagoon.”
 of 5 bubbles PedroLakeman, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great but I like the ground floor ones best.”
 of 5 bubbles TKLee888, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The apartments are pure luxury. So beautiful and right on the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles luvhugin, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a bottom floor room, our room was the furtherest away from the restaurant no. 101.”
 of 5 bubbles NewZealandMegan, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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