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4.5 out of 5

"Perfect location next to water and close to Muri. Swimming pool and kayaks used everyday. Excellent friendly service. If we go back this is were we wi ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 06 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

Avana Waterfront Apartments places you steps from Avana Lagoon and within a short 5-minute stroll of Muri Lagoon. Highlights at this beachfront property include an outdoor swimming pool, free self parking, and in-room kitchens.

Each apartment features a TV, in-room childcare, and a coffee/tea maker. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a refrigerator and a microwave. Free local calls, free bottled water, and a ceiling fan are also available.

Spend the day at the beach where you'll find kayaking and snorkeling, and enjoy the onsite pool loungers. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also free parking nearby, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Rarotonga property, attractions include Muri Beach and Aroa Beach.

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Lagoon View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Lagoon View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Studio, Lagoon View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Avana Waterfront Apartments ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Avana Waterfront Apartments

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Perfect location next to water and close to Muri. Swimming pool and kayaks used everyday. Excellent friendly service. If we go back this is were we will stay

Posted by on 6 Mar. 2020

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17 Mar. 2020 by Kind regards,Elyn

Thank you so much for staying with us and a really lovely reviews. Hope to work with you again in future time.

5 out of 5
3 generations on holiday ,we had 3 units so it was great for organising everyone ,everyone really enjoyed the amenities ,the views and the relaxing time

Posted by on 3 Jun. 2019

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18 Jun. 2019 by Elyn

Thank you so much for staying with us. Hope to see you guys in future time for your holidays. Meitaki.

4 out of 5
Large size apartments at quite a magical spot. Its not a typical swimming beach outside but this can be found just a short drive down the road at Muri. Plenty of fish at the end of the jetty and you can potter on the beach at low tide and find crabs. Property is dated but thats what we expected from the photos. The pool was wonderful, salt water and very easy access from the accommodation. Plenty of shade and loungers. Very few apartments means not many people to share the pool with..unlike the big resorts. Just up from the pool are a couple of seats which look directly at the harbour opening...you can spend all day sitting there. Free bananas were delicious. View from upstairs was great. Beds comfortable although pillows too high. Kitchen did have musty smell in draws (common in chipboard kitchens) but i'd read that before so expected it. Washing machine was a life saver. There were relatively few bugs despite a hole in the insect screen. A couple of mosquitos and ants which you should expect anywhere on raro. Once this property is refurbished, it will be amazing.

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2018

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1 Jan. 2019 by Elyn

Thank you for staying with us. We make the area as clean as possible as we can for your satisfactions and convenience. Hope to work with you again in future time. Kakite.

5 out of 5
Although our apartment was a little tired, the service we received from Elyn was excellent. Nothing was ever a problem to her and her wonderful staff. The situation of Avana is great but you do need a car as it takes about 25 minutes to walk to Muri. Lovely and peaceful, great pool and would thoroughly recommend if you want a nice quiet time, but still quite close to the action in Muri. Can't speak highly enough of Elyn though. She is a wonderful asset to Avana Waterfront Apartments.

Posted by , from Christchurch, New Zealand on 3 Oct. 2018

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13 Oct. 2018 by Elyn

Nice to have you here, thank you for your kindness too. Hope to work with you in the future time here at Avana Waterfront Apts.

3 out of 5

Stay OK could be much better

Pros: The location is good.
Outwardly a great place but when you get down to it the place is looking a little tired. TV did not work very well, remote broken, asked for help, not fixed. That is one example. The current "minders" (in the absence of Dessiree?) do not seem to be very experienced in running a top quality holiday venue. Our gas bottle ran out and there was no spare. The manager had to take one from another apartment that was currently unoccupied! The snorkeling equipment for use by guests was old and broken as well. And, as many have commented - the wifi is super expensive. All in all quite a disappointing stay. Could have been way better.

Posted by , from NZ on 28 Jun. 2018

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5 out of 5

Secret Paradise

Lovely place to stay. Tucked away . Loved the peace n quiet but close to Muri beach if you wanted to venture out . Excellent staff.

Posted by , from Hamilton NZ on 26 Aug. 2017

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18 Oct. 2017 by Desiree

Kia Manuia, meitaki maata ! Lovely to hear your feedback! Cheers :)

4 out of 5
We stayed at Avana Waterfront Apartments for two weeks with our 9 month old baby and had a fantastic time. We loved swimming in the pool, kayaking across to Motutapu for its pristine beaches, jumping off the jetty, and generally just lazing about. The staff and Desiree in particular were warm and very accommodating, and we are grateful to be upgraded to a 2 bedroom apartment upon arrival. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to Muri, where there are plenty of restaurants and cafes on offer. Be aware that if you walk back in the evening the street lights are pretty dim, so have a torch on hand. The clockwise and anti-clockwise buses are great and easy to use. Renting a car for a few days to explore other parts of the island is a good idea too. We loved our time at Rarotonga. The island's beauty, accessibility, and friendly locals make it a very easy place to relax and unwind.

Posted by on 20 Aug. 2017

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18 Oct. 2017 by Desiree

Thank you very much for your stayed. We love to see you again at Avana Waterfront Apartments! Ka kite :)

5 out of 5

Great location comfortable accommodation

Pros: Location, size, staff, comfortable bed, and size of complex - not overwhelming.
Cons: Snorkling gear very worn, suggest taking your own.,
Location: Muri beach, snorkelling, kayaking, treks, restaurants, fantastic fish sandwiches at local fishing club moorings, deep sea fishing, scooter hirer.
Stayed 9 nights, found it really central to Muri Beach and restaurants etc. Our studio style room was more than adequate, bed was amazingly comfortable same with the pillows, self contained kitchen, nice and spaceous, no complaints at all. The actual complex was great, nice swimming pool and use of BBQ area, bonfire on beach each night, weather permitting. What appealed most and why we chose Avana was that it wasn't to big, with only 10 units there wasn't people everywhere like the larger resorts, but still people to meet and have a drink with around the bonfire etc.. I would definitely stay here again, the staff where very helpful and friendly, there if you needed them but not in your face so to speak. Thanks again Avana, we really enjoyed our stay and will definitely see you again some time. P.S we went deep sea fishing and caught 4 large yellow fin tuna, great experience highly recommend doing.

Posted by , from Auckland, NZ on 25 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

Location, clean and friendly

Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Wonderful place to stay with friendly staff, clean and tidy facilities, kayaks, snorkel gear. Only disadvantage takes 30 mins to walk to restaurants shops etc. Nice walk though

Posted by , from Hamilton, New Zealand on 2 Nov. 2015

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22 Apr. 2016 by Desiree

Thank you Karen, see you again in some future time!

4 out of 5
Great place to stay with excellent hosts who were very friendly, very welcoming & made sure our stay at Avana was easy & hassle free. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again or recommend to friends.

Posted by on 30 Aug. 2015

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22 Apr. 2016 by Desiree

Meitaki maata and ka kite :)

About the Avana Waterfront Apartments

Location Kaireva Drive, Rarotonga, 869

Property Features

As a guest of Avana Waterfront Apartments, you'll find an outdoor pool, 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. Avana Waterfront Apartments also features a garden, a picnic area, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This 3-star Rarotonga apartment is smoke free.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) (10.7 km / 6.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Avana Waterfront Apartments offers 10 accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations at this 3-star apartment have kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at noon

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival 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.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 72 hours prior to arrival 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 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 50.00 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Avana Waterfront Apartments

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.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No pets or service animals allowed

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 per week (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 10 per week (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 15 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 7.50 (one way), (from 3 to 13 years old)
  • Early check-in fee: NZD 50.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 50.00 (subject to availability)
  • Air conditioning fee: NZD 20.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 50.00 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Avana Waterfront
  • Avana Waterfront Apartments
  • Avana Waterfront Apartments Rarotonga
  • Avana Waterfront Rarotonga
  • Avana Waterfront Apartments Apartment Rarotonga
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  • Avana Waterfront Apartments Hotel Muri
  • Avana Waterfront Apartments Muri
  • Avana Waterfront s Muri
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  • Avana Waterfront Apartments Rarotonga
  • Avana Waterfront Apartments Apartment Rarotonga

You should know

  • Avana Waterfront Apartments 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.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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