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Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Titikaveka
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Lets start with the best thing about this little hotel, the view from the, room. All the rooms have magnificent vistas, across the beach to the lagoon and on to the breakers on the reef. In the ground floor units you step out your door, onto the deck and the straight onto the beach. The upper rooms have a little more privacy and require you to go down the stairs and around the building to access the beach, not very arduous. The rooms themselves are quite basic, a king bed, separate bathroom and a couple of chairs and a table, standard motel style. They appear to have recently been renovated and were very clean with nice linen and towels, adequate but not luxurious. The staff, as with most places in the Cook Islands, were extremely friendly and helpful and were happy to accommodate any request. The deal with the hotel included breakfast, which, like the room, was basic but more than adequate for our needs. The restaurant itself served very nice and tasty, reasonably priced food and drink. Two or three times a week there was live entertainment in the form of someone playing an instrument and singing, very pleasant. My only criticism would be that the menu was never changed, which meant for someone like me, who does not eat meat, the choices were quite limited. Overall, I would say this an excellent hotel for a quiet relaxing holiday for snorkeling and swimming in the lagoon, relaxing on the beach and as a base to explore the rest of the Island.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Please! Dont stay in room 603! unless there are, no guests, booked above you in the upstairs apartment. THERE IS NO SOUND INSULATION, and if people walk around during the night the crunch, crack sound, will stop you from sleeping. Twice emailed, and only received an email to say they have received our complaint, but no other concern or apology has come after waiting now for two months. We had poor, sleep, and a ruined holiday, went home more tired than we arrived. shame as its a great beach. Pick up from the airport, and after dropping off many other guests, and driving the long way around the island took way longer, recommend a rental car from the airport, the whole process will get you to your hotel faster, especially if more than one plane arrives at the same time. Our family we traveled with stayed at Cooks Beach Villas, now that was awesome!

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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Just got back from 5 nights at this little paradise with my husband and almost 2 year old. What a wonderful place this is! We arrived at midnight with our transfer waiting. The driver gave us lots of pointers about the island and places to visit. We woke the next morning to the most incredible view. Location cannot be beaten! We swam at many different places around the island and the beach at the hotel doorstep was as good as any!
Snorkeling gear and kayaks are also readily available which was lots of fun!
Staff were super helpful and friendly. Our stroller was left behind at the airport and, wishfully thinking, we asked the reception if they had one. One of the staff members drove home and lent us her old stroller for a few days until ours arrived. We were also offered a couple of rides from
Wayne the manager when the local bus was a while off.
Rooms were kept clean and tidy by the friendly housekeepers.
Breakfast was basic but did the job.
Would have loved for the hotel to have had a dayroom with a shower to wash off and clean up before our flight (as we left at 1am), but hey, you can't win them all.
Definitely recommend staying at Moana Sands.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Wayne S, General Manager at Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Kia Orana Natasha, Thank you for taking the time to share your awesome experiences while sharing our Little Paradise. Sorry we weren't able to accommodate you for the late Check-out but we are in the planning and construction stage of having one. I look forward to hopefully hosting you and your family again in the future.
Regards
Wayne.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed down the street in the sister location that housed the apartments and villas. Our 2 bedroom apartment was spacious and the view from our large balcony was picturesque and looked right onto the lagoon. The property is located across the street from Wigmores and there is a small cafe located at the front of the property. I would recommend setting aside some time for the spa services. The staff was very attentive and very friendly and welcoming. I made use of the kayak that was provided and enjoyed it and the beach looked like it belonged on a post card. I would definitely stay here again whenever I come back.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Wayne S, General Manager at Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Moana Sands Villas & Apartments. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and it is very satisfying to see the positive comments in regards to our staffing team. It goes to reinforce the effort they put in is recognized.
I look forward to hosting you when you get the opportunity to visit our "Little Paradise" again.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for a week, its a lovely hotel overlooking the ocean, check in was a delight after the long flight from Sydney, the female staff are very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them, they had our room organised by 10am, even loaded our phones with the local SIms.
Room was very clean and serviced every day.
Had no problem with the food or drinks either which is served in the restaurant at the front or at the rear, overlooking the beach, also the breakfast was fresh fruit or cooked eggs and bacon whichever you prefer.
Night markets are a couple of Klms down the road as is 'Charlies' cafe which is worth a visit.
It definitely was the staff here that makes your visit so pleasant,
give it a try.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank David W
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Wayne S, General Manager at Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your comments and it is rewarding to see our Staffing Team made such an impression on your stay. I look forward to hosting you again should you visit our "Little Paradise" again.

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Additional Information about Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel

Address: Ara Tapu, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Titikaveka
Price Range: €98 - €254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel, directly overlooking the idyllic Titikaveka Beach, features a variety of studios with stunning beachfront views. Evenings can be spent at Sands Restaurant & Bar and our popular Sunday night beach BBQ. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel And Villas
Moana Sands Beachfront Titikaveka
Hotel Moana Sands Beachfront
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