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3.9 out of 5

"No facilites as in restaurant or pool but not needed - the lagoon is right there with kayaks to use though they badly need an upgrade. Muri night mar ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 04 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

At Aroko Bungalows you'll be within steps of Avana Lagoon and Muri Lagoon. Highlights at this hotel include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and washers/dryers.

All 9 rooms feature balconies or patios, WiFi, and free local calls. In-room dining is easy with kitchenettes that come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes are also available.

Enjoy access to kayaking and snorkeling. Added amenities include WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also limited parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this Takitumu District hotel include Muri Beach and Te Vara Nui Village.

Garden Bungalow

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Lagoon View Bungalow

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Aroko Bungalows ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Aroko Bungalows

Everyone (10) Couples (2)
4 out of 5

Nice Little Place

Pros: Small and personal
Cons: Cleanliness, facilities as in upgraded kayaks, a couple of paddleboards for use would be appreciated too.
Location: Great location, easy walk to Muri beach activities, food, night market.
No facilites as in restaurant or pool but not needed - the lagoon is right there with kayaks to use though they badly need an upgrade. Muri night markets and township are an easy walk away with plenty of options for food and near equipment hire places, lagoon cruises too. I cleaned the toilet myself upon arrival but perhaps just an oversight. Overall we thought it was a lovely place to stay and good value too. Only downside (not a downside to all I'm sure) is the beach access is not right there for walking along but there are large decks with steps down to the lagoon :)

Posted by on 4 Jul. 2018

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4 out of 5

Excellent location.

Great stay, well priced for location. Would have been nice to have airconditioning though.

Posted by on 27 Mar. 2018

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3 out of 5
Accommodation very dated (Bungalow 8) Plus side, it was clean, private and quiet and very good value for money.

Posted by on 7 Mar. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Mar. 2018 by Sonny

Appreciate your feed back. We are in the process of renovating this year.

1 out of 5

Terrible. They stole our money.

Pros: The people that was in the bungalows next door, that of course also wanted to move from there.
Cons: Customer service. renew the bungalows. cleanness.
Location: If you want to read is a good place. But that's it.
Horrible place The bungalows are very old with poor maintained rooms, full of mosquitos, no beach (only rocks), the lake is not suitable for swimming, dangerous for small kids (cliff without barriers all over the place), no air conditioner, etc. In addition, they stole our money. We had to move to another hotel because my kid was fully bitten by ants inside of the room (at night). We spoke with the manager and he agreed and told me to contact Wotif to make the refund. However after leaving (and paying for the new accomodation) he did not respond the calls, or emails, and after trying for a month he finally said that he will not refund the money.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 8 Jan. 2018

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4 out of 5

Simple accommodation with great view

Older style fairly basic accommodation in a great location with a beautiful outlook over the lagoon. Free use of kayaks is great

Posted by , from Melbourne on 28 Nov. 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful location, very nice and helpful people!

We stayed 7 nights in one of the bungalows, you have all the basic you need including water gears.The staff was very friendly, polite and helpful.All our gratitude and one day we'll be back!

Posted by , from Melbourne on 21 May 2017

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5 out of 5

Simple but nice and tidy. Great value for money

Pros: Great to have own kitchen with stove and oven etc for cooking own meals. Nice and close to the beach
Cons: Service limited, staff only there for the morning
Location: Close to main part of Muri beach - 10 min walk to night markets, cafes, burger joint etc. 15 minutes on a scooter to the supermarket

Posted by , from Kapiti, NZ on 30 Oct. 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: everything
Great location, value and facilities, helpful staff

Posted by on 27 Sep. 2016

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4 out of 5

Great location

Wife and myself stayed here for a week in one of the Lagoon view bungalows great spot and view a fair way from the main town but a short walk to the cafes and eateries of Muri Beach but without the price. Would recommend you hire a scooter or car to get around though.

Posted by on 4 Jul. 2016

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4 out of 5

Very good

Pros: Location.
Cons: We would have loved to have had a front unit though seeing we were there for 7 days. So didnt get much of the view. Next time will ask.
Location: Excellent. Market to eat in the evenings was good.
Great place to stay although we couldn't get hold of someone to open our room late one evening when we locked our keys in the room and couldnt get in. Fortunately we had family we could go and sleep at their house. Very clean and very comfortable. Grateful to Tu and children doing the gardens and the guy who does the maintenance does a good. job. Friendly people in the office. I suggest to be given 2 sets of keys if 2 people in the room. If one has the key the other has the other key to be able to get in and out. Other alternative is to have a coded locked cupboard where we can put our keys when we go in and out of the premises. In the end to avoid the above, we hid the key under the house everytime we go out.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 14 Oct. 2015

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About the Aroko Bungalows

Location Muri Beach, Rarotonga, RAR 0

Property Features

As a guest of Aroko Bungalows, you'll find a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. The business-friendly Aroko Bungalows also features a garden, a picnic area, and laundry facilities. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Rarotonga hotel.

  • 9 guestrooms or units
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby


  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aroko Bungalows offers 9 accommodations with washers/dryers and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchenettes offer full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property.

This property does not have a front desk.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard.


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 10.00 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 15.00 (for 2 hours, rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 20 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 10.00 (one-way), (from 5 to 11 years old)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Television fee: NZD 25 per week
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

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

Hotel Names

  • Aroko Bungalows Motel Rarotonga
  • Aroko Bungalows Motel
  • Aroko Bungalows Rarotonga
  • Aroko Bungalows
  • Aroko Bungalows Hotel
  • Aroko Bungalows Rarotonga
  • Aroko Bungalows Hotel Rarotonga

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Aroko Bungalows 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.
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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.