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4.2 out of 5

"The friendly smaller nature of the property and the personal service that comes with that - quite apart from its stunning location right on the Aroa l ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Aroa Beachside Inn you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Te Rua Manga (The Needle) and Aroa Beach. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include a restaurant, free continental breakfast, and in-room kitchens.

Furnished balconies or patios, sitting areas, and WiFi are featured in all 12 rooms. Kitchens come with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, making in-room dining convenient. Flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans are also available.

The family restaurant, Shipwreck Hut, is open for breakfast and dinner. The hotel's own beach bar and bar/lounge are nice places to enjoy a drink. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find kayaking and snorkeling. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3.5-star Arorangi hotel include Black Rock and National Stadium.

Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$205* Per night/room 29 May - 30 May

Deluxe Two-Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Studio with Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Aroa Beachside Inn ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Aroa Beachside Inn

Everyone (7) Couples (6)
5 out of 5
The friendly smaller nature of the property and the personal service that comes with that - quite apart from its stunning location right on the Aroa lagoon

Posted by on 24 Sep. 2019

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25 Sep. 2019 by Steve

Kia Orana Alan, Thank you so much for taking the time to do your review. Your comments are very much appreciated. Hope to see you back again. Meitaki ma'ata.

2 out of 5
like- beachside dislike - the property is very dated, the likes of bedspread had holes and various patches, sheets stained, grey towels, and curtains that offered no privacy at all. - the bed must have been at least 15 years old as is sagged and you could feel all the springs. - overpriced and have no idea how they have a 4 star rating

Posted by on 28 Jul. 2019

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28 Jul. 2019 by Steve

Kia Orana, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry that you didn't like our island style decor. In respect to your comments on sheets and towels, we use a commercial laundry and if you had said something at the time we would have taken this up with them, but you didn't, instead choosing to leave an anonymous review. Unfortunately it is impossible for me to say what I really think of you and your review on this forum. Kia Manuia

2 out of 5
great location property needs a lot of maintenance.

Posted by on 27 Jul. 2019

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27 Dec. 2019 by Steve

Kia Orana, Thank you for your review. Your feedback is very valuable to us.

3 out of 5
Views were great staff great beds not flash and small shower and toilet cramped owners great

Posted by on 1 Jul. 2019

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10 Jul. 2019 by Steve

Thank you for your review.

5 out of 5
Great little hotel directly situated on the beach. Very welcoming and helpful staff.

Posted by on 26 Dec. 2018

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1 Jan. 2019 by Steve

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review, much appreciated. Meitaki ma'ata.

5 out of 5
A lovely quiet location & most rooms have beachview balcony. Good snorkelling in the area. But best is the atmosphere that Steve & Geraldine & staff have created. The evenings often have live music at the Shipwreak bar & the meals are simple but deliscious. Happy memorable evenings at this bar.

Posted by , from Tasmania on 22 Oct. 2018

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11 Dec. 2018 by Steve

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review, much appreciated. Hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5
Fabulous relaxing place to stay. Lovely staff who are always happy to help. Great music 3 nights a week and simple, tasty meals at the Shipweck Hut if you want to stay in for the night. Beach is lovely and gardens are gorgeous.

Posted by on 4 Oct. 2018

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9 Oct. 2018 by Steve

Kia Orana, Thank you for your awesome review, your comments are much appreciated. Meitaki ma'ata.

5 out of 5

Best place to stay on Rarotonga.

Fantastic place to stay. Staff are awesome. The beach is beautiful and great for swimming and snorkelling at all tides. The Shipwreck bar is a great place to spend the evening and watch the sunset.Recommend staying here. Simply the best.

Posted by , from whakatane on 6 Jun. 2018

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27 Jun. 2018 by Steve

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your awesome review, your comments are much appreciated. :-) Meitaki ma'ata Steve

5 out of 5
First time visit to Cook Islands. Weather perfect. Sea warm. Owners and staff were a great bunch. Privately owned, not too big which made meetings others much easier to form friendships. This hotel is not for children.

Posted by , from australia on 4 May 2018

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8 May 2018 by Steve

Kia Orana Jenni, Thank you for your fantastic review, very happy that you enjoyed the Cook Islands and our beautiful little resort. We hope you'll come back and see us again soon. Steve

4 out of 5

Nice place with lovely people

Only a lack of hot water in the shower spoilt a perfect score and maybe a complimentary drink on arrival waiting in the fridge would've been nice

Posted by , from NZ on 3 Jul. 2017

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8 Jul. 2017 by Steve

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review. Sorry about the hot water all you needed to do was press the "Hot Water" button at the back of the room. We do offer a complimentary cocktail at the Shipwreck Hut. Hope to see you back again soon.

About the Aroa Beachside Inn

Location Arorangi, Rarotonga,

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a beach bar and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Aroa Beachside Inn. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Rarotonga hotel.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • Built in 2002
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) (7.9 km / 4.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aroa Beachside Inn offers 12 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Accommodations at this 3.5-star hotel have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Rarotonga hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Sitting area
  • Flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Shipwreck Hut - This beachfront family restaurant serves breakfast, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 4:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 4:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 80.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.For traveler safety, social distancing measures are in place and contactless check-in and check-out are available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Caters to adults only
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Security system
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No lifts
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guests' stays 72 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 10 (for 30 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 10 (for 30 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 50 per person (roundtrip)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 80.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aroa Beachside
  • Hotel Aroa Beachside
  • Aroa Beachside Hotel Rarotonga
  • Aroa Beachside Hotel
  • Aroa Beachside Rarotonga
  • Aroa Beachside
  • Aroa Beachside Inn Hotel
  • Aroa Beachside Inn Rarotonga
  • Aroa Beachside Inn Hotel Rarotonga

You should know

  • Aroa Beachside Inn offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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