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Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Staying with a young toddler this was perfect. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Fabulous hosts always available and anticipating your needs, plenty of equipment to use from snorkelling gear and reef shoes to sun chairs and umbrellas. Lovely cool off pool and awesome rooms. A little haven of serenity and one of the few places I could relax and not worry if...

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rarooasis, Part Owner / Manager at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana Bec B, Many thanks for your great review. It was lovely having you here and we are delighted that you and your family had a great time. It is certainly nice to hear that you felt relaxed here with your toddler, and that the facilities and equipment we have onsite were most useful. We look forward to seeing...

Gosford, Australia
Reviewed 21 May 2013

From the moment you arrive to the last trip to the Airport to leave, you can not match the ambiance or relaxed and friendly hosts. Suitable for couples to families, nothing was a problem and everything was catered for - even cream doughnuts on Sundays. Can't wait to return.

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rarooasis, Part Owner / Manager at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas, responded to this review

Meitaki Maata MD (Thank you very much!), your feedback is appreciated. The team are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Cooks Oasis. Great meeting you both and look forward to seeing you again! Still got your spare suitcase! ;-) Warm regards, Christine Johnson

Messancy, Belgium
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Great hosts! We get a very warm welcome in this family hotel, and there was always someone available to give us useful tips for our stay in Rarotonga. The bungalows were roomy and cosy, and our young kid enjoyed a lot the little swimming pool. Beach was fantastic, mainly in the morning (as far as you re lucky enough to...

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rarooasis, Part Owner / Manager at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana Michael and family, Thank you for reviewing The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you another day in the beautiful Cook Islands :) Kia Manuia, Christine Johnson

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 April 2013

I stayed at the Cooks Oasis with my 4-year-old daughter. We both had a fantastic time: she loved the dip pool, games room and the short walk to a beautiful beach. Christine, Roselle and Eric were great hosts, always friendly and accommodating. The facilities were clean, tidy and well presented - everything you need to chill out in a very...

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rarooasis, Part Owner / Manager at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana Oscar A, Thanks very much for taking the time to place your great feedback on Trip Advisor - we do appreciate it. The team here at The Cooks Oasis are delighted that you both enjoyed your break with us. Yes- the cool off pool, games room and DVD library are great for the kids! We look forward to...

Louisville, KY USA
Reviewed 17 April 2013

We stayeed here for 4 nights on our way back to the USA from New Zealand. The room was comfortable, the staff was exceedingly friendly and helpful, and the ambience was very pleasant. The only drawback was that it was very hot while we were there, and we might have been more comfortable had we chosen the air conditioning option.

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rarooasis, Part Owner / Manager at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana John F, Many thanks for kindly placing feedback on Trip Advisor for The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas. We are delighted that you enjoyed your 4 night stopover with us and hope to see you the next time you venture down south again to the Cook Islands. Kind regards, Christine Johnson

Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2013

We chose to stop over for a week on our way from the UK to NZ. This gave us a chance to recharge from the UK winter. We had a one bedroom with a king size bed, shower in the bathroom and adequate kitchen for self catering and fans to cool the room - overall the room was very comfortable....

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rarooasis, Part Owner / Manager at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana Vic C, Thanks so much for placing a review about your stay with us at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Stopping over between L.A and NZ is a great idea to both break up the flight time and experience the wonderful Cook Islands. We look forward to welcoming you back...

Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Reviewed 9 March 2013

When we arrived (after midnight) everything was perfectly prepared for us. Kiel and Christine did everything to make our stay pleasant and memorable! We left after 3 days for Aitutaki and returned after 4 days to Cooks Oasis, it was like coming home. We received any support we needed, breakfast was great and more than enough! The unit we stayed...

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rarooasis, Part Owner / Manager at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana Brigitte L, Welcome home! Thanks so much for your Trip Advisor review, we appreciate it. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes, as you pointed out we are a great option for before or after visits to the outer islands with our proximity to the airport (handy but not too close!). Great to...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 March 2013

Kiel and Christine were just wonderful, helping and recommending with restaurants, activities and transport. The complex was small and private and felt homely. Thanks for the donuts on the last day! All that we needed was supplied for, room was comfortable and a great size.and the beach a lovely stroll away. Great place to stay that will encourage to go...

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rarooasis, Part Owner / Manager at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana BexLowry! Meitaki Maata (many thanks!) for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. It was great meeting you both and hope to see you again on Rarotonga another day! All the best, Christine Johnson

East Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 5 March 2013

Kiel and Christine Johnson, owners/managers were extremely helpful and easy to work with during our four day stay on Rarotonga. The 1-bedroom unit was comfortable with a king-size bed, a well-equipped kitchen, small sitting table, and adequate bathroom with shower. "Beach shoes" were provided to make walking down the easement to the beach reasonably comfortable and breakfast was available for...

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rarooasis, Part Owner / Manager at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana Libtyfi, Many thanks for taking the time to place a review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you do return to the Cook Islands one day to explore Rarotonga a little more and perhaps visit the lovely outer islands as well. Kia Manuia, Christine Johnson

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Let me start this review with a little info about our stay. We stayed for just one night in January, on an overnight layover from the US to New Zealand. If you're considering doing this but are concerned with just 1 day and 1 night in the Cook Islands .. don't be. I definitely recommend it, even if you can...

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Kia Orana furf88, Many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback on trip advisor about your brief stay with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed the customer service, this is of great importance to us. We really do want each and every guest to enjoy their stay at The Cooks Oasis so we are more than happy...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas are located in Arorangi, Rarotonga. We have 8 self catering villas nestled within tropical gardens. Enjoy our fresh water cool-off pool and other great complimentary facilities including snorkelling gear, sun lounges, kayaks and beach towels. We are on the western, sunny and sheltered side of the island where you can watch the fantastic sunsets. The Arorangi district is only 15 minutes to the main Township of Avarua and 10 minutes to the airport. Take less than a minute stroll down the path to the white sand beach and beautiful lagoon. Perfect for sunbathing, relaxing, and watching the whales cruise by (in winter). For some family fun try out our kayaks, or go snorkeling and view the tropical fish. Self-cater or enjoy eating out at one of 6 restaurants in easy walking distance. Our secluded property with its comfortable and stylish pacific rooms combined with our excellent location on the island and excellent service really are a winning combination. We pride ourselves on running a “boutique” look, feel, and service property without the high-end expense. We are family owner operators. Our main focus is to ensure our guests have a great stay at The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas and enjoy their time in Rarotonga. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas

Address: PO Box 497, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: $174 - $281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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The Cooks Oasis Hotel Avarua
The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Arorangi
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