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The Islander Hotel

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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good31%
  • Average28%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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Wifi
Free Parking
Free Breakfast
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Airport Transportation
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3 Star Hotel
The Islander Airport Hotel is a great value for money 3 star beachfront hotel directly across the road from Rarotonga International Airport on the waterfront featuring 13 Cabanas, Coco Grill Restaurant, Tiki Bar, pool, outdoor dining, sandy beach, daily sunsets, low-cost wifi, Sky...
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| Main Road, Panama Beachfront, Avarua 0682, Cook Islands
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0.5 km to Rarotonga Airport
17 restaurants are within a 2 km radius
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Right across the road from the airport is the best pay for use airline lounge in the world. These guys will hold your bags for you ($5) and you can hang out overlooking the ocean with cheap beers and tasty food. Bloody great way to...More

Thank Steven L
Response from RPTE, Owner at The Islander HotelResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you for joining us for a meal, drink and the best airport views of the Pacific Ocean.

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Terrible food. Dont eat there. One waitress was an absolute grump and didn't want to be there. The Hula bar is cheap and fun for people watching. Feel sorry for the people staying there. Music very loud.

Thank Ryan C
Response from RPTE, Owner at The Islander HotelResponded 29 April 2018

Our 185 seat restaurant is extremely busy serving up meals for visitors and local customers all day long. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations on this occasion.

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

I paid over $600 for 3 nights at the islander, I thought “oh you know it’s the end of the trip I’ll spend a bit more and get a sea view and a nice room” well I got a great view of the hula bar...More

1  Thank Tori T
Response from RPTE, Owner at The Islander HotelResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you for your review. Rarotonga suffered major storms the weekend you stayed - resulting in flooding in most parts of Rarotonga. The Islander Hotel also suffered water damage to electrical systems and interiors, including the hot water system to some (not all) of the...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

My friends and I got a room here for the day because we had a midnight flight and needed a place to crash after checking out of our hotel for the week. We had 12 hours of time to spend here. Because we got in...More

2  Thank minocente
Response from RPTE, Owner at The Islander HotelResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you for your review. The air conditioning system (split system) in your room was adversely affected by the major storm prior to your arrival. A new air conditioning system has been installed. The new tv has been installed. We would have moved you to...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We had a flight cancelled and luckily, the Islander Hotel was only across the road from the airport. We only stayed for under 12 hours but got our much needed rest. Was a comfortable sleep and barely noticed the Hula Bar from our room (Room...More

Thank ainsb2018
Response from RPTE, Owner at The Islander HotelResponded 29 April 2018

We are pleased to read you had a good nights sleep. We are a 3 star hotel.

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Beachfront
Bar/Lounge
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Room Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Babysitting
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$99 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$99 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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bellacabo
29 May 2018|
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Response from Ryan C | Reviewed this property |
I think they will charge you for the use of the pool. Try emailing them.
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bellacabo
29 May 2018|
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Response from Steven L | Reviewed this property |
Yep. They charge you to hold your bags and then you can use the facilities. 5 bucks from memory
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wyotravels
2 April 2017|
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Response from RPTE | Property representative |
We will still be open. Our expansion plans involve building more rooms upwards. General guest areas won't be affected. You are welcome to join us at the hotel.
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"Don't stay here"
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"All rooms look out onto the outside bar, so one is no better than another"
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"Room 9 was fine :)"
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