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4.0 out of 5

"Reminded me of nice kiwi Bach laid back and comfortable " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 21 Aug 2016

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Hotel Description

At The Reef Motel you'll be within just a 5-minute stroll of Black Rock and within 30 minutes of National Stadium. Highlights at this beachfront motel include in-room patios.

All 12 rooms feature WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans. Additionally, refrigerators and premium bedding are available. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

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

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this Arorangi motel include Puaikura Beach and Para O Tane Palace.

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Reef Motel ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for The Reef Motel

Everyone (4)
4 out of 5

Great location . Very clean and comfortable

Reminded me of nice kiwi Bach laid back and comfortable

Posted by on 21 Aug. 2016

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4 out of 5

Quite relax times

Pros: good basic amenities and excellent shower!
Cons: salt for cooking!!
Location: Store across the road end of the drive and of course on the hourly bus route
The Reef was exactly as promoted, right by the lagoon in the tropical paradise of Rarotonga. Quiet with wonderful outlook to the beach and lagoon.

Posted by , from Rotorua New Zealand on 20 Jan. 2016

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5 out of 5

Loveliest and most welcoming people.

Pros: They helped us enjoy our holiday with good advice.
Cons: Internet connection.
Location: Pretty central to everything.
They left us alone when we asked. If we needed anything to do with Motel needs they gave us. We loved our stay.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 3 Nov. 2015

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3 out of 5

Beautiful beach and swimming.

Pros: We only stayed one night and had a small and basic room but if was staying longer one of the self contained units looked good.
Location: Swimming, snorkelling, sunset watching, whale watching, eating, walking.
Very handy to a variety of eating establishments and a great spot to whale watch from.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 15 Oct. 2015

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About the The Reef Motel

Location Arorangi, Rarotonga,

Property Features

The Reef Motel offers its guests a garden, a picnic area, and laundry facilities. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Rarotonga motel.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


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

Room Amenities

The Reef Motel offers 12 accommodations with ceiling fans. Rooms open to patios. Beds feature premium bedding. This Rarotonga motel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered once per stay and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Private patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 3 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 12 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

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, Mastercard, American Express, and cash.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted


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 15 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 18 per person (one way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 4 percent

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

Hotel Names

  • The Reef Motel Rarotonga
  • Reef Motel Rarotonga
  • Reef Rarotonga
  • The Reef Motel Motel
  • The Reef Motel Rarotonga
  • The Reef Motel Motel Rarotonga

You should know

  • The Reef Motel 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.
  • Children 12 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
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*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.