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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived at 6:30 am after a long flight from Sydney - we Paid additional fees for early check in On arrival disappointing to find rooms not available Staff seemed very disorganised and we received 3 different instruction Not of to a good start Hotel is run down , old , offers tennis court , table tennis games room -...

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Thank Katharine S
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were booked into club raro a party of 6 adults 2 children under 3 we arrived in Cook Islands at 6.30am were taken to accommodation even though by this time it was 9.00am we could not get into our rooms even though they were ready until after 12 unless we paid a $70 fee. Rooms were very old fridge...

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Thank Dianne M
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

As soon as we entered the hotel we were welcomed and treated to warm and inviting staff members, all of the reception staff were absolutely wonderful. There was a Fijian groundskeeper named "Peni Koroi" who made our stay at the club raro resort as lovely as it could have been, he was so friendly and looked after us while we...

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Thank Faraimo V
Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived at 8am hot and exhausted. At check in we were told if we pay $70 we could get into our room immediately. Even though our room had been vacant for two days (we were told by the people next door) they made us wait to 2pm. Money grabbing, not good for a hospitality business. The "Escape" magazine advertisement...

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Thank Gail S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Club Raro is the one for fun, rest, relaxation and quite private. Our rooms were in the perfect location, and the staff are amazingly helpful! Sipping cocktails, swimming, snorkelling in the pristine ocean...such is life!! It is value for money and you will not be disappointed. We value our privacy and this is what Club Raro offers. The food was...

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Thank Ali C
SMRES, Director of Sales at Club Raro, responded to this review

Kia orana Ali, Meitaki for your review the team here really appreciate when our guests take the time to post and acknowledge the work they do, we will pass on the mention to Lou and Joe. So pleased we ticked the box for you and would love to have you come back and stay with us any time. If you...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We payed $1020 for 7 nights, got the couples room. double bed and bathroom. Long trip to the entrance and exit, but the room was lovely and modern. Room service was everyday. Great ceiling fan and air conditioning. The staff were friendly. Convenient place to stay, Beautifully maintained.

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Thank SouthSideKiwi
SMRES, Director of Sales at Club Raro, responded to this review

Kia orana from Club Raro, Thanks so much for posting a review, we really appreciate it and great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Please don't not hesitate to contact us if you ever are coming back to Rarotonga. We will happily put a great deal together you just email us on holiday@clubraro.co.ck. Kia manuia The team at...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were excited to be visiting the Cook Island for the first time, and booked club Raro for our first and last night stay prior to flying to an outer island. We arrived st 7.45and had pre arranged an early check in as we knew we would be tired after a late night departure from Sydney.$70 for the privilege of...

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SMRES, Director of Sales at Club Raro, responded to this review

Kia orana from Club Raro. It is disappointing to hear your stay with us was not up to scratch for you. We are discussing the points you raise and have some concerns regarding price as we are not charging at 4 star rates. We ask if possible could you please advise where you booked and what you paid. We are...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time at club raro. We stayed in the 4bdrm house which had new looking aircon units in each bedroom. Bedrooms were configured as follows; bed 1 had two single beds; bed 2 had a queen and a single, bed3 had a queen and a single, bed four had a queen bed and portacot. There were two...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would consider staying at Club Raro again, we got a great price for this trip, and would probably need another great price in order to be tempted back. Pros - Nice location, not to far from town Resort kept nice and tidy Staff were all friendly and helpful Pizza and happy hour Cons - Pool very small, and water...

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SMRES, Director of Sales at Club Raro, responded to this review

Kia orana from Club Raro, Thanks for posting a review we do appreciate feedback good and bad as it helps up to better our guests experiences. Apologies about the ant situation. We do have a regular fumigation programme for the resort and our Operations Manager has been advised of your points. We would love to have you back at the...

Te Atatu, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks club raro. Made me and my wife very comfortable. Friendly, helpful, informative and the price is good!!!!! Offers free snorkel, reef shoes and towel hire and the lagoon is a ten second walk from the Rumba barpool. Good quality food, all rooms have air conditioning, tv, room service, fridge... their wifi is expensive but they also offer a rarotongan...

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SMRES, Director of Sales at Club Raro, responded to this review

Kia orana Josh, Thanks so much for taking the time to review Club Raro. We appreciate it and are so pleased you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us. We would love to have you back so do not hesitate to contact us on holiday@clubraro.co.ck and we will put together a great deal for you. Kia manuia The Team...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kia orana from all of us at Club Raro, We love what we do and what our resort offers. From the early 1990's we have been delivering great holidays, weddings and events for our guests and we welcome you to our friendly, sensibly priced resort that suits all who want an excellent value for money experience in the Cook Islands. Our stunning views off the lagoon front, make the ideal setting for a fantastic relaxing point for all meals and cocktails.Conveniently located just 5 minutes from Avarua township, 8 minutes from popular Muri Beach, and 10 minutes from Rarotonga International Airport, Club Raro Resort is a great place to base yourself and explore the island of Rarotonga, or take some time out to relax with a good book, refreshing cocktail and the welcoming friendliness that will have you coming back time and time again. Club Raro is a friendly Resort offering 68 guestrooms ranging from Standard Rooms: Comfortable and tidy these rooms offer great value for money. We can configure these rooms to accommodate a queen bed and 2 single beds or bunks. With a small patio for you, a ceiling fan and air con this room type is a great low cost option. Poolside Rooms Framing our pool these rooms are a popular option with a small patio overlooking the gardens and pool area they are a perfect option for couples, families, and group stays. With ceiling fans and air con these rooms are comfortable and we can configure to accommodate a queen bed and 2 single beds or bunks. Self-Contained Rooms these rooms are limited and fill up quickly. A simple and convenient space again another great value room with air-con a kitchenette and a shared courtyard set in the gardens it really works for our budget savvy guests. We can configure these rooms to accommodate a queen bed and 2 single beds or bunks. Our studio apartments are an excellent option for our guests who want a good deal and are perhaps a larger family or a group of friends or someone who is thinking of staying a little longer. We can configure these rooms to accommodate a queen bed and 2 single beds or bunks and with ceiling fans , air con, and a kitchenette your stay is comfortable and affordable. The premium Lagoon front Rooms with a view of the Pacific Ocean these rooms are our premium and well liked by all. They are a studio style bedroom with a Super King bed, with air-con and a spacious bathroom, a private patio that overlooks the sun decks the Lagoon and the Ocean. Heaven! All rooms are comfortable with an interior decor that reflects a Polynesian, tropical influence. All rooms feature:• Air-conditioning • Ceiling fans • IDD phone • T.V• Refrigerator • Tea/Coffee making facilities• Private bathroom with shower • Daily housemaid servicing Self-Contained rooms feature:• Kitchenette (cook top, microwave) • Daily housemaid servicing. RESTAURANT & FACILITIES We think part of the joy of being on holiday is not having to cook so dining out is something we can make easy for you. Our Chef and kitchen staff are talented and have created great menus that offer excellent choices that incorporate fresh local produce. Couple great food with Happy Hours with great deals on Cocktails, Mocktails and beverages your stay at Club Raro is just what we say it is - an excellent value for money experience in the Cook Islands Our Food is delicious and reasonably priced! We have an a la carte Menu running that offers a brilliant combination of local and international food. You can dine in our Palms restaurant or take a table along our waterfront and poolside areas. We also have a Tapa's menu that RUMBA offers from 4pm - 9pm. Club Raro offers plenty of options for you so if you are one of our in-house guests or just decided to pop in and try and our menu we welcome you. If you're lucky during May to October you may see the humpback whales on their migration through the Pacific, swimming right past Club Raro Resort! Guests of all ages will enjoy the convenience of resort facilities and services which include:• Alfresco dining over looking the lagoon • Happy hour daily from 5-7pm Sunday-Friday and all day Saturday, includes $10 cocktails • Swimming pool with swim-up pool bar • Toddlers pool • Car, Scooter or Bicycle Hire• Tour desk • Pool table & Table tennis• Internet booth • Wi-Fi internet access • Currency exchange• 24 hour security • Guest laundry • Postal service • Free on-site parking Also available:• Snorkeling gear • Reef shoes• Tennis equipment For more details, contact our friendly team. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Club Raro

Address: PO Box 483 | Tupapa, Avarua, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Price Range: €83 - €148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Club Raro 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
Club Raro Hotel Avarua
Raro Hotel Avarua
Raro Resort Avarua
Club Raro Cook Islands/Avarua, Rarotonga
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Pool view or lagoon view.”
  • Bathroom was dirty.
  • Refrigerator
 of 5 bubbles 348gails, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You can choose whatever room you prefer, they are all one storey with different views, gardens, pool, overlooking the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles , 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The area where we stayed, was in the room number 50's. Very peaceful and private”
 of 5 bubbles SouthSideKiwi, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the house 😀”
 of 5 bubbles agape2000, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Lagoon or Poolside rooms as the Garden rooms are tucked away somewhat.”
 of 5 bubbles Foster25, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
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