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Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Myself and 8 other friends stayed at this resort in May 2017. I don't know where to start with all the terrible things about this place. Airport transfers were part of the deal and when we arrived the man hurried us so much to get in the van otherwise and I quote he said "he'd happily leave us behind to...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for a week, everything happens in "Island Time", so get used to it, service is always friendly and helpful, staff go out of their way to do their best, location here is second to none and the snorkelling is fantastic, all facilities are great. Tropical breakfast is plentiful and fresh. Cocktails are spot on and with no RSA...

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1Thank Stephenb2211
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This resort suffered from a lack of staff. The service was slow, and non-existent at times (glasses and plates left by the pool loungers for hours, no-one to serve drinks at the bar). Our room was fine, except for the mattress which had plastic on the top of it - this was so uncomfortable to sleep on in the heat....

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Thank Jess H
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights and 5 nights in the adults only what a joke these places are. Who rates these places because i believe they rate themselves. There are much better places to stay. Run down in need of a make over the only thing going for it is that its right on the beach. Had to get some...

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Thank jamesc1963
Warkworth, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we have returned to this location a few times, this last time in Nov 16. The location is great, and also that it is adults only is a bonus. Although the room (entire property) is in need of a make over. Having to ask to have things cleaned properly was disappointing. Also their compendium needed a total makeover and update....

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Thank pacifictripers
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are sparse, but let's be real, you do not go to an island to spend time in your room. The pool area is nice with a swim up bar, the dining area is on a sand pit which is a nice touch. We never had dinner at the hotel but the breakfast was decent enough and the lunch...

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Thank yankeetravels27
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach is amazing Hotel , Staff and very Friendly , It is Excellent place for solo traveller as adults only hotel. Nice a quiet place . I recommend Beach Front Room. I hired a car to see the sights , best way to see the island. I stayed 6 nights for 6 nights was just enough to...

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Thank darren2060
cookieabroad, General Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana - we were all delighted with your kind review (especially Nanise) and look forward to welcoming you back to Sanctuary Rarotonga - on the beach!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, friendly, great rooms and brnefitting from the CookIslanders natural friendliness. Go kyacking/ snorkelling /swimming straight from the hotel beach front. A great place to unwind far from the troubles of the world.

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cookieabroad, General Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana - thank you for your review and we were delighted that you got to enjoy the beach and Aroa Marine Reserve directly in front of the resort. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sanctuary Rarotonga - on the beach!

Palmerston North
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our requirements were very simple, we wanted beach access with snorkelling, with on site facilities so we didn’t have to walk or drive to eat…. we only had a short stay getaway to re-charge. Airport Transfers Booked direct with the hotel, return cost charged by The Sanctuary NZD $55.00 per person. f your flight arrives/departs to meet the Island bus...

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2Thank DonnaHutton1
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 12 nights for our honeymoon. Some parts of our stay were amazing, some were not great. The great - the actual resort and facilities were lovely. The pool was awesome and clean, our room was right on the beach and downstairs as requested, the beach was beautiful. We felt really relaxed there. The not so great...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast Available
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A true taste of the exotic Cook Islands in the heart of the South Pacific, Sanctuary Rarotonga is an adults-only resort located on the pristine white sand shores of Aroa Lagoon. All suites are absolute beachfront. Tropical buffet breakfast, many resort activities, and daily activities program are included in the nightly rate. The perfect location for a romantic honeymoon or a relaxed beach holiday. Three effortless Weddings in Paradise packages. A true South Pacific paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach

Address: Aroa Beach, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Aroa Beach
Price Range: €180 - €421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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“Stay in the sanctuary in rooms 700-720”
Stephenb2211, 27 May 2017 | Read review
“upper level rooms - as no noise from anyone above you. better views.”
pacifictripers, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Beach Front Room”
darren2060, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms have both chair and table AND loungers--go for the ground floor room.”
JawnBC, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Either second floor or 500/600 blocks”
Kimbelina24, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
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