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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 January 2015

We have visited Raro a number of times in different resorts, we will be back to Aroa. Room was good, beach was great, friendly welcoming hosts who treated you as individuals. The resort is an excellent size where one may join in all activities or get on your own for a little peace and relaxation. Just shoot the rooster !

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thanks for your review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Aroa Beachside Inn. We are training Dexter to chase the roosters and chickens off the property.... We hope to see you again soon. Steve & Geraldine.

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 January 2015

We were made to feel very welcome upon arrival. We managed to get a great package which included Aroa's amazing fruit breakfasts and lots of great activities to do. We were in a perfect location and just steps away from the beach. We also really enjoyed utilising their stand up paddle boards, snorkeling gear and library swap. The nighttime entertainment...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thanks for you great review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon. Steve & Geraldine.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Aro'a Beachside Inn combines an incredible setting with a great atmosphere that far and away beats your typical island resort. Staff and so friendly and service is so personal, but everything you need is right there. No downsides at all to this wonderful accommodation. They were also extremely helpful to us when we lost something while out swimming, and full...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for your fantastic review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the with us. Hope to see you again soon. Steve & Geraldine.

auckland
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Aroa Beachside Inn is a really special place. It is intimate, yet there are always people around if you want some company. It also has the best beach bar with awesome cocktails and you can walk right up off the beach and order a beverage at any time of the day. Unlike big resorts you are also likely to run...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed staying at our beautiful resort. We look forward to seeing you again. Steve & Geraldine.

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 January 2015

An amazing place to stay, great hosts, very friendly staff so helpful. great snorkelling and swimming. peaceful surroundings. The ship wreck hut was fabulous. Breakfasts were just awesome! Comfy room, lovely bed. will be back for another holiday would highly recommend to others.

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thanks for your awesome review, really pleased that you enjoyed our beautiful resort. Hope to see you again soon. Steve & Geraldine

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2015

Waking up with a view of the ocean was amazing. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the snorkeling in the lagoon right on the doorstep is some of the best on the island. The shipwreck hut is probably one of the best bars I've ever been to, right on the beach with fantastic sunsets and cocktails. Perfect relaxing...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thanks for your amazing review. Really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday everyone at the Shipwreck Hut, including Dexter of course, look forward to your return. Thanks again, Steve & Geraldine

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2015

My husband I stayed at Aro'a Beachside Inn for 8 days from 01/01/15 to 09/01/15. It's a small hotel with only 16 rooms or so but very cozy. Its about 15minutes by bus to the town. We had a beachfront room on the second floor the view from where was absolutely stunning! Room is quite large, there is a kitchen...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thanks for your fantastic review, we really enjoyed having you here as our guests. So pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and of course we agree that we have the best beach on Rarotonga.... Hope to see you again soon. Steve & Geraldine

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Aro'a have a lovely setting with a beach and great snorkeling and lovely grounds. We found the rooms clean but rather uncomfortable because there was no air conditioning only a ceiling fan (which is not on their website nor did our online travel agent know this) and the bed. The bed felt like it was two mattresses on top of...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thanks for your review. I am so sorry that you thought the room was uncomfortable, it was a real shame that you didn't mention anything during your stay. If you had said something while you were here, then we possibly could have done something about it. Unfortunately we cannot fix things if we don't know. In respect to...

Reviewed 12 January 2015

Owners were friendly and helpful. Staff were very knowledgeable about the island and the activities that were available. Best place ever. Can't go wrong sitting at the beachside bar watching the sunset.

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thanks for your awesome review. We agree, sitting in the Shipwreck Hut, sipping a cocktail and watching the sunset, doesn't get any better. Look forward to seeing you back here. Steve & Geraldine

Lytham St Annes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

The Aro'a Beachside is a great Little hotel on a beautiful Island. Located right on the beach it is perfect for water sport or just relaxing at the bar. The accommodation is basic but sufficient our room didn't have AC and it was the Deluxe double. It did have everything we needed including a fantastic sea view, bath room, roof...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thanks for your great review. We have settled in well and are starting to plan some improvements and updates. Hope to see you back here soon. Steve & Geraldine

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on western sunset side of Rarotonga, on a lovely white sandy beach with all tide swimming and snorkelling. Casual beach bar on property. Serves small meals. Popular BBQ evenings with local entertainers twice weekly. 12 Fully self-contained units, tastefully decorated island style. Breakfast complimentary. Free use of equipment - kayaks, paddle boards, snorkelling gear, and bicycles. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aro'a Beachside Inn

Address: Ara Tapu, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: €137 - €286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aro'a Beachside Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Aro`a Beachside Hotel Arorangi
Aro'a Beachside Inn Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Arorangi
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