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5.0 out of 5

"A superb facility with the most amazing staff. Right on the water's edge in lovely manicured grounds. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 07 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in Rarotonga awaits you at Motu Beachfront Art Villas. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find Maire Nui Botanical Gardens and Tikioki Beach. Highlights at this beachfront resort include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchenettes and furnished balconies.

Smart TVs with cable channels are featured in all 10 soundproofed rooms, and you can enjoy living rooms, dining areas, and WiFi. Kitchenettes come with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, making in-room dining convenient, and minibars provide refreshments. Pillow menus invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and free toiletries. Additionally, rooms have TVs with DVD players.

Spend the day at the beach where you'll find sun loungers, and enjoy the onsite pool loungers. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas and free use of bicycles. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 4-star Tapere of Titikaveka resort include Muri Beach and Aroa Beach.

Villa, 1 Bedroom, Beachfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Villa, 1 Bedroom, Beachfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Villa, 1 Bedroom, Lagoon View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Motu Beachfront Art Villas ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Motu Beachfront Art Villas

Everyone (2) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
A superb facility with the most amazing staff. Right on the water's edge in lovely manicured grounds.

Posted by , from Auckland on 7 Aug. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Aug. 2018 by Lucile

Kia Orana David & Karen, It was so lovely to meet you both. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your second stay at Royale Takitumu, and we very much look forward to welcoming you again next year for Te Maeva Nui! Lucile, for the team at Royale Takitumu

5 out of 5

Fantastic villas on the best part of the beach.

Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. The villas are spacious and comfortable. The snorkelling straight off the beach is the best we have ever done.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 21 Jan. 2017

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5 out of 5

Fantastic location on the beach

Pros: Wonderful, helpful and attentive staff, great location. Great villa looking out over the beach (15m from balcony to high tide mark)
Cons: TV didn't work, radio/CD player didn't work, DVD's all pirate copies. Ants a bit of a problem... I appreciate this is a hard one to fix.
Location: Great location close to restaurants and general store. In Rarotonga, nothing is very far away.
Had a lovely time sunbathing and snorkeling on the reef. Local restaurants were inexpensive and good.

Posted by on 13 Jan. 2016

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About the Motu Beachfront Art Villas

Location Titikaveka Beach, Rarotonga,

Property Features

Motu Beachfront Art Villas offers its guests an outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. An airport shuttle (available on request) is available for a fee. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Motu Beachfront Art Villas. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Motu Beachfront Art Villas was completed in June 2020. This 4-star Rarotonga resort is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1999
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) (15.5 km / 9.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Motu Beachfront Art Villas offers 10 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch Smart televisions come with cable channels. Accommodations at this 4-star resort have kitchenettes with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers and safes, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in June 2020.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Separate bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Minibar
  • Smart television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Pillow options
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday - Monday: 8:00 AM - noon
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday - Monday: 8:00 AM - noon
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 arriving after 6:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Motu Beachfront Art Villas

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.

This property accepts credit cards and cash. This property uses a grey water recycling system and eco-friendly cleaning products. Long-term renters welcome. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Grey water recycling system
  • Long-term renters welcome
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Gloves are 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
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 35 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 10 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 10 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 25 per person (one-way)
  • Early check-in fee: NZD 250 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 250 (subject to availability)

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

Hotel Names

  • Royale Takitumu
  • Royale Takitumu Villas
  • Royale Takitumu Villas Hotel
  • Royale Takitumu Villas Hotel Rarotonga
  • Royale Takitumu Villas Rarotonga
  • Takitumu
  • Takitumu Villas
  • Royale Takitumu Hotel Rarotonga
  • Royale Takitumu Hotel
  • Royale Takitumu Rarotonga
  • Royale Takitumu Resort Rarotonga
  • Royale Takitumu Resort
  • Royale Takitumu Hotel Titikaveka
  • Royale Takitumu Rarotonga
  • Motu
  • Royale Takitumu
  • Motu Beachfront Art Rarotonga
  • Motu Beachfront Art Villas Resort
  • Motu Beachfront Art Villas Rarotonga
  • Motu Beachfront Art Villas Resort Rarotonga

You should know

  • To get to the property, guests need to transfer by shuttle. Transfers need to be confirmed by contacting the property at least 72 hours before travel at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Motu Beachfront Art Villas offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • 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.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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