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Reviewed 28 December 2016

This was booked from their site and reviews. Aware this was a 3 star but charging $370.00 plus transfers a night for a "beach side bungalow" we expected more. Arrived at reception and received no greeting except to fill in check in form, so different to everywhere we had been. The owner I am assuming, showed very little interest. Dragged...

13Thank AucklandDevon11
PalmGrove, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

Kia Orana Brian, It’s always frustrating for us when we have guests that are not satisfied with their bungalow and we were truly sorry you and Tanya were not happy with Palm Grove. We very much appreciate when guests take the time to write a review for Palm Grove – even a negative one, as it can help us improve....

Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We asked our travel agent for a casual tidy clean beach front accommodation in a nice location. Also not resort or too flash or fancy. Palm Grove was perfect for our needs. Restaurant on site. Great beach front villas, superb sandy beach, snorkeling, scooter hire and friendly staff. Pool and nice gardens. Shop and atm 5 mins walk. Friendly local...

1Thank CarlEgan
Gold Coast
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome meal Sunday night at the Palm Groves. I must say that it was one of the best BBQ nights on the island. The service from staff was great and the music added to the atmosphere. I would highly recommend this place.

1Thank Gottatry
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Cheers to Betsy and all the amazing staff at Palm Grove for another great stay with you guys. All of our guests loved their stay as well and would agree that it's one of the best beaches for snorkeling on the island. We stayed in the 2 bedroom house, but we had people stay in garden bungalows, beach front units,...

2Thank Kirk C
Denver, colorado
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Our family of 5 stayed in the lovely beach villa for a week the end of November. Great house right on the best beach in Raratonga with fabulous snorkeling and kayaking right out the front door. Yellow Hibiscus also had a wonderful complimentary breakfast with fresh fruit, and the best dinner we had on the island - although we ate...

3Thank KittyDenver_colorado
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 November 2016

A collection of bungalows with a standalone restaurant and a pool. Rooms are great (we stayed in one the Superior Garden - or similar name). Staff we helpful with everything we needed and nice friendly family feel to them.

3Thank vjpaul
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed here for a short time as we were not advised that this was a bungalow resort with resteraunt attached. There are issues with the reception office closing so make sure you get what you need when they are open. Internet, snorkelling gear etc. We got caught out. The beach is lovely but we had to cross the road...

5Thank helenyoung99
PalmGrove, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

Kia Orana Helen, Thank you kindly for sharing your feedback about your stay at Palm Grove. Although we’re pleased to see you enjoyed our beautiful beach and our lovely staff, it’s disappointing you and your daughter Samantha didn’t enjoy more of your stay with us. You certainly were with us a very short time – you were booked to stay...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stayed at Tupes Beach House which is about 200 meters down the road from the actual resort. It is a stand alone 2 bedroom house on the beach. There is a large covered in deck and steps down to a beautiful beach which was never busy and the snorkelling was awesome! The restaurant food was lovely and the staff were...

2Thank enmcgoni
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have just arrived back in New Zealand today after an eight night stay in beautiful Rarotonga. Palm Grove was our place of choice, to stay, after lots of research. I can say we made the right choice! We stayed in B1, a bungalow right on the beach, with a magnificent view of the lagoon. The bungalow was a self...

2Thank Trudi A
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the 2 bedroom house in the beautiful gardens of Palm Grove. It was great ,as there were 5 of us the house was just perfect for our 9 days. The staff are so friendly and helpful,they can organise trips and let you know what's happening on the island that maybe of interest. The church service at the village...

4Thank Angela H

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the enchanting area of Vaimaanga on the stunning southern coast, Palm Grove enjoys the tranquility of one of the best locations on Rarotonga. 26 individual bungalows are scattered over 5 acres of landscaped beachfront and garden property. Bungalows are available in studio to 3-bedroom layout and feature kingsize beds, kitchen facilities, aircon, flatscreen TV, and private patio/balcony. Property amenities include our onsite restaurant and bar, swimming pool, guest BBQ, laundry facility, tour desk, and motorbike rentals. All guests receive complimentary daily tropical breakfast buffet and use of kayaks, snorkel equipment, beach chairs and beach towels. Welcome to Palm Grove, your private piece of paradise! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palm Grove

Address: P.O. Box 23, Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Vaimaanga
Price Range: $211 - $369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palm Grove 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Palm Grove Hotel Vaimaanga
Palm Grove Rarotonga
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