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Aro'a Beachside Inn

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“shipwreck bar”(15 reviews)
“bar meals”(5 reviews)
Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
3.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

Very comfortable small inn with a quiet lagoon and incredible views of the waves breaking at the reef. Their Shipwreck Hut bar and pub food restaurant is just superbly placed: Look-out from under shady trees perfectly framing the lagoon. At certain nights they have life...More

Thank weberwest
Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 26 September 2015

Kia Orana, Thank you for your fantastic and informative review. The time that you took to write your detailed review is much appreciated. I will pass your comments on to our awesome staff. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 14 September 2015

Had a WONDERFUL time at this little gem on the beach. My friend Patrick is a "regular" visitor, so thankful that he introduced me to this lovely place. Very friendly owners and staff, I found myself laughing and smiling with every conversation. Rooms are clean...More

Thank Satsuki13
Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 17 September 2015

Kia Orana Jan, Thank you so much for your review, it was a pleasure having you guys as our guests, loads of fun. We look forward to seeing you back here soon. I'll pass on your fantastic comments to everyone here. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine,...More

Reviewed 6 September 2015

Stayed here for the last four days of a two week stay in the Cook Islands. Many other gusts were there for their 3rd, 4th or more stay .... and clearly had their traditions. the bar was pleasant, very casual, and the two nights there...More

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Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 13 September 2015

Kia Orana, Thank you for your review. Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay especially the bar and the food when you ate here. I will pass your comments on to the staff. The design of the rooms is a traditional Pacific Islands design. As...More

Reviewed 1 September 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Aroa Beachside Inn. Everyone was so welcoming and really helped us with recommendations and booking activities and restaurants. We really enjoyed being in a small hotel, where you weren't just another guest. Great facilities, beachside rooms. All you need...More

Thank Jess M
Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 2 September 2015

Kia Orana Jess, Thanks for your fantastic review, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our recommendations. I'll pass your thanks onto to everyone. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 31 August 2015

We have been to Rarotonga 12 times so I guess we have a reasonable background to judge. We stayed here two years ago when the property was under different owners and I am glad to say that the new owners, Steve and Geraldine have kept...More

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Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 2 September 2015

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review. It is always important to us to hear from returning guests so thank you for your feedback, it confirms that we are on the right track. Hope to see you back here soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine...More

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Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
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Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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US$162 - US$218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Price range
US$162 - US$218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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culturevulture2017
25 August 2017|
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Response from AroaBeach | Property representative |
Kia Orana Stephanie, Steve here, sorry we don't have a sailing dingy here. We do have kayaks and SUP's though. There is a sailing club at Muri, I think you can rent them from there. :-)
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fireyfearn
16 May 2017|
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Response from AroaBeach | Property representative |
Kia Orana, Steve here, the Shipwreck Hut opens at 5:00pm every day. Every hour is happy hour. 😁
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lullysechelt
27 January 2017|
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Response from Steve M | Property representative |
Hi, Steve here, owner of the Aro'a Beachside Inn. Sorry no bicycles at the resort bit there is a bike rental place a couple of hundred metres away. Water is safe to drink at the resort, some places is ok, others not. Best to... More
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"choose room 12.. you get the best views and plus there are 2 bedrooms with their own bathrooms, huge lounge..."
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"Sea view deluxe rooms are awesome"
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"beautiful beach, quiet location, basic accommodation"
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"Lovely room on the first floor near the shipwreck bar."
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