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Invercargill, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2015

What a great location for a family holiday. We had a 3 and 2 bedroom unit for our family. Fantastic snorkeling and kyaking on your door step. kids spent hours in the water. Desiree is a fantastic host and nothing is a issue.

1 Thank Ditch001
AvanaWaterfront, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Meitaki maata, we are so grateful that you've enjoyed your holiday. See you in some future time. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Lovely family holiday, we had a great time. Thank you for my birthday cake Desiree! A great place to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. Close to Muri beach for restaurants and shops, loved the Island bus, everyone friendly and helpful. Hope we can return one day.

1 Thank marilynbishop
AvanaWA, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Kia orana, thank you Marilyn Bishop and family for staying with us :) We hope to see you one day with your family. Regards to all...-Desiree More 

Newcastle, Australia
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62 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Stayed 6 nights here and enjoyed it very much. I stayed in an upstairs studio, which was light, airy, clean and had a great view. My friends stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment which was very nice, although the back bedroom had no view and was rather small. They also had problems with the hot water, but it was plentiful... More 

1 Thank Frances R
AvanaWA, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Frances Reid, thank you so much that you've enjoyed your holiday. The ladies in 2 bedroom seems they enjoyed their holiday too. I explained to them that we have a solar and electric heater. They need to turn on the switch booster if they running out of hot water. All this details was written down in our compendium. They... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We have just stayed 6 nights at Avana Waterfront Apartments and loved it. Desiree and her staff couldn't have been more helpful. The apartment was clean, spacious and had everything we required. The Apartments are well located and just a short walk into Muri Beach, where there are cafes and plenty of restaurants. We used the BBQ back at Avana... More 

1 Thank JulieC1955
AvanaWA, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Julie, how can I forgot you...we are so happy that you choose to celebrate your special day with us. We really enjoyed your birthday, thank you choosing Avana Waterfront. Cheers!!! -Desiree More 

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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Desiree could not have been more helpful but the place just needs money spent on it to be honest. We booked and paid for a 3 bedroom apartment but when we arrived the two back bedrooms were rather awful and one even had bird poo all over it. We saw that the 2 bedroom apartment was nicer and Desiree moved... More 

1 Thank Darren K
Reuben T, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, as even if negative in some parts, it is useful to us. Our apartments are being upgraded, and we have recently installed new kitchens and renovated upstairs bathrooms. Lounge furniture is being reupholstered now. We do operate apartment style accommodation, including full family size self catering kitchen facilities, not hotel rooms, so its apples and... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

We have just returned home today from staying at The Avana Waterfront Apartments for the lat8 nigts and just wanted to thank Desiree and her staff for making our holiday such a memorable occassion. Our son and his partner and daughter were suppose to join us originally for our 25th wedding anniversary and my 50th birthday but due to various... More 

1 Thank Julieg1965
Reuben T, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Kia orana Julie, Thank you for sharing with us your special occasion...we are flattered that you enjoy your holiday and become a part of your 25th wedding anniversary and 50th birthday...Happy memories stay forever. Kia Manuia :) Take care always ...until we meet again, regards-Desiree More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2015

We spent 5 nights at Avana Waterfront Apartments, and 2 nights at The Rarotongan Resort as we wanted 2 nights in a "Flash" resort... well it was a little disappointing after Avana! We absolutely loved it here, the rooms are much more spacious, and have decent cooking facilities, the staff are lovely, its quiet and private, but a short distance... More 

Thank Cadi P
AvanaWA, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Kia orana Cadi P. Thank you very much that you've enjoy your stayed at Avana Waterfront, we are looking forward to see you again :). Kind regards, Desiree More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015

We have just returned from our family holiday in Raro and obviously this was our home for 7 nights and 8 days. First of all I would like to congratulate Desiree and her staff for being so helpful and hospitable during our stay. Nothing seemed to be a problem. This was our second trip to this piece of paradise and... More 

6 Thank Corey C
AvanaWA, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Corey and family, thank you so much for your good reviews :) Ka kite in near future...Cheers-Desiree More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

We stayed @ A.WF.A in March. We've stayed @ Muri b4, but for location & views this place rocks, also very well priced. We for fresh fruit everyday, & wonderful device from Desire both @ Avana & via email. The one & only complaint we had, was there IS NO A/C in the master bedroom, & the A/C a paid... More 

2 Thank nzmatt70
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We have just returned from spending 10 nights here. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment which was clean and spacious. If you are going to be self catering you will need to ask for more kitchen utensils and also bowls to either mix or serve food in :) But Desiree is very approachable and nothing is too much trouble... More 

1 Thank Sarah W

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Absolute waterfront spacious & fully self contained apartment accommodation on a deep water harbour. All apartments & studios have unrivalled views from private decks across pristine Avana Harbour to an uninhabited islet with its beautiful sandy beaches. The private jetty is the departure point for local fishing charters as well as the start of your lagoon activities. Experience fish feeding, kayaking, snorkelling, and fishing. An ideal accommodation option for couples and families with teenagers who enjoy water sports and especially fishing!  " ... more   less 

Additional Information about Avana Waterfront Apartments

Address: Kaireva Drive | Avana Lagoon, Muri 869, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Price Range: €93 - €199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Avana Waterfront Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“lagoon view, quiet, very clean, great service, pool, BBQ on site, fly screens on all windows, laundry service”
 of 5 bubbles Cher1973, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is unfortunate to say but if you are poor in mobility then this place is not for you due to access to bedrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewmK9678ES, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs studios have balconies overlooking lagoon but longer way to pool/lagoon. Downstairs darker, no balcony but open onto lagoon side”
 of 5 bubbles 726isabels, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Downstairs studio suited us just fine.”
 of 5 bubbles regalcourtmotel, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“You won't be disappointed if you book at Avana. Peaceful and beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles JoKeller, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
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