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... and bread with a couple things like donuts on once a week. Pool is only good if you have kids. As adults eight no kids there...
... walking around at 6.30am which woke me up on two mornings:/ -Pool was closed on two separate occasions (that I am aware of) as...
... a face flannel. Beach towels are available close to the pool (one per person). WiFi is available at extra cost unless...
Most popular question about the pool
Just wondering what was in the garden room , is there tea and coffee making facilities ect , is there towels and pool beach towels Cheers Nick
Answer from Gottatry
Oct 2017 |
Not sure what is in the rooms but there is a shed next to the pool with all the swimming gears and towels
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Rebecca M wrote a review May 2020
Wellington, New Zealand49 contributions7 helpful votes
Average accommodation. Very basic and needs a good paint in rooms. Service wasn’t as good as expected and still on expensive side.
Included breakfast is just cereals basic fruit and bread with a couple things like donuts on once a week. Pool is only good if you have kids. As adults eight no kids there was no time that you could use the very small pool (for size of resort) without it being full of kids. Lots of contradictions 6 days a week on beach so very noisy and no discounts. Overall wouldn’t stay again but if you have a family I think you would find it good to average for a family vacation. Just don’t expect much from accomodation or food. Rarotonga is incredible though!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Edgewater Resort and Spa, Marketing at The Edgewater Resort & Spa
Responded 30 Jun 2020
Kia Orana We thank you for your feedback on your stay with us here at The Edgewater Resort & Spa, and take all comments seriously to improve our services. Our property is very diverse with the types of accommodation we offer for couples, honeymooners, weddings, families or travelers coming to enjoy our beautiful island. Tropical Breakfast buffet includes our local fruits that are in season, with a range of pastries, bread and cereals, we also have a menu with a variety of hot foods to order. We are happy to announce our "Marae Tai" decking at the front of the restaurant is now open for all to enjoy, and we apologize for the inconvenience of the construction at the time of your stay. You will find the decking was well worth the wait while sipping on a nice cold beverage watching the sunset. Kia Manuia Edgewater Team
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LW1 wrote a review Mar 2020
23 contributions3 helpful votes
Pros:
-The restaurant food and "Island night" show and food are amazing!
-Air conditioning in room (necessary!)
-Studio room was quite big
-Safe to keep passports/cash worked
-Comfortable beds
-The wifi was cheaper than we had read it was (we got 2gb for $25 if I recall correctly)
-Beautiful beach/trees

Cons:
-Thin white curtains had big yellow stains on them and a light from outside another set of rooms shone into our room all night and there was no netting behind the curtains so if we opened them during the day we risked being seen
-Hair dryer didn't work
-Around windows were dirty
-Could hear the people upstairs walking around at 6.30am which woke me up on two mornings:/
-Pool was closed on two separate occasions (that I am aware of) as there were private functions in that area
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Edgewater Resort and Spa, Marketing at The Edgewater Resort & Spa
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Kia Orana LW1451, Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our resort. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. We greatly appreciate your comments about aspects of the room that need updating. Let it be known that we will follow this up with Housekeeping and investigate further. In taking great care of our charming hotel, our main priority is to be able to offer a very well-maintained and comfortable atmosphere. I hope that I can convince you to change your mind about another visit to our property. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back to our new and improved hotel! With much appreciation, Meitaki Maata, The Edgewater Team
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Chris H wrote a review Feb 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom1,880 contributions782 helpful votes
The Edgewater Resort has the potential to be a great destination, but is sadly let down by a couple of disadvantages.

The accommodation is basically good (we stayed in a spacious sea front room), but the bathroom needs modernising – old fittings and wonky taps. The shower worked fine with plenty of hot water. There was a jaccuzzi bath which we didn’t use.

The room decor was basic but fine, furniture (and the bed) comfortable and with an excellent large patio with table and two chairs. The room is provided with a small safe (not big enough for a laptop computer), a fridge, kettle, tea and coffee supplies, wine and water glasses, 2 plates, knives, spoons and forks. Umbrellas were available from reception.

All linens are provided including a face flannel. Beach towels are available close to the pool (one per person). WiFi is available at extra cost unless included in your package deal. Our package included a “Tropical” breakfast – actually a well presented selection of cereals, fresh fruit, breads (for toasting if you wish), muffins and donuts. Coffee, tea and fruit juices were also provided. Breakfast can be upgraded to full cooked breakfast at a cost.

We were fortunate in being in the accommodation block closest to the main building and the restaurant.
In rainy weather or very hot sunshine, there is no covered walkway connecting the accommodation to the main building. We happened to have a big storm during our visit in mid February – this had little impact on the operation of the resort, but did emphasise to us the disadvantage of staying on this side of the island.

The resort has a shop selling clothes and souvenirs, also a guest laundrette ($6) and a beauty and massage service.

The pool is just OK – small and crowded at busy times – just a leisure pool rather than one used for swimming. This is a shame, because the beach is very stony and unstable underfoot – OK if you are a confident swimmer, but not ideal for those (or small children) who prefer to play in the waves on a sandy beach. At times the waves were quite big with an undertow, making the unstable footing more dangerous. One experience of this and we did not choose to go in the sea again here. There is a building project underway at the moment (February 2020), to protect the resort from storms. This is necessary, I am sure, but no warning was given in advance about these works which severely intrude on the relaxing area by the pool and are visually unsightly.

Without exception staff were friendly and helpful. Their attitude goes a long way to make a stay here enjoyable.

We ate in the restaurant a few times (in addition to breakfast) and the food was very good. We enjoyed the Saturday night “Island Night” entertainment and the buffet on that occasion was exceptional.

We enjoyed our visit, but would probably choose a more protected side of the island with better beaches if we return.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Sea view room is essential
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Response from Edgewater Resort and Spa, Marketing at The Edgewater Resort & Spa
Responded 26 Mar 2020
Kia Orana Chris H, Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our resort. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. We greatly appreciate your comments about aspects of the room that need updating. Let it be known that we value your honest feedback, it is feedback like this we try to improve each and every stay. In taking great care of our charming hotel, our main priority is to be able to offer a very well-maintained and comfortable atmosphere. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back to our new and improved hotel! With much appreciation, Meitaki Maata, The Edgewater Team
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Arizona wrote a review Feb 2020
Vegreville, Canada10 contributions2 helpful votes
This was our 3d stay at Edgewater. It is near to town and meets our family requirements. It isn't a fancy 5 star resort but the room charge reflects that. Some of the rooms are a bit dated but they are in the process of renovating some of the units. There are a variety of room choices with garden or ocean view. There is a small freshwater pool that is great for kids or to cool off if you get too hot sitting in the sun. There is an ocean view bar and restaurant. The restaurant menu repeats on a weekly basis but there are a number of restaurants within walking distance if you want a change. Tropical fruit breakfast is included with your room. Unfortunately, storms have removed a big chunk of the beach in front of the bar and they have had to place boulders in front to protect the restaurant/bar area. There is large beach area in front of some of the oceanview rooms at the north end of the property.This is the place to stay if you like snorkelling. The reef is close to shore and stops most of the waves except at high tide when it can get choppy. Great variety of fish. Lots of different butterfly fish, parrot fish, sergeant majors, blue starfish etc. Also eels, flounders, sea cucumbers, pipefish, urchins and the list goes on. The one down side is the Picasso triggerfish that do bite if you get too close to their nest area. Bring an underwater camera if you can. You won't be sorry. Also, great sunsets if you're lucky.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 19 Mar 2020
Kia Orana ccalta, Thank you for patronizing The Edgewater Resort & Spa, Rarotonga; and taking time out to share your experience on this social platform. All of us are delighted that we could ensure a comfortable stay during your visit. Thank you once again for your stay and your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to The Edgewater Resort & Spa. Meitaki Maata, The Edgewater Team
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Eaa1947 wrote a review Feb 2020
Gold Coast, Australia576 contributions254 helpful votes
We had to stay overnight in Rarotonga to catch our flight back home. We had stayed at Pacific Resort in Aitutaki and then we had to spend a night at this place. It is a glorified multi-story motel and the rooms and the grounds are quite outdated. Many motels have better and often more spacious interior. Initially the receptionist tried to put us in a downgraded smaller room and only upon questioning him were we given close to the room that was booked. There was construction noise ALL DAY right in front of us and we were not informed about it. The interior of the room is quite outdated with just the basic bed and a small bathroom. The restaurant was adequate for dinner and breakfast but the band was too noisy and there was nowhere you could escape to, especially as it was raining rather heavy. The beach in front of the hotel was closed off so the swimming pool was very busy and numerous noisy kids around. All in all not a good experience.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Look for another place.
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Responded 21 Feb 2020
Kia Orana Eaa1947, Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our resort. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. We greatly appreciate your comments about aspects of the room and grounds that are in need of updating. Let it be known that we are in the process of going through some renovations and giving our resort a fresh new feel during the course of time. In taking great care of our charming hotel, our main priority is to be able to offer a very well-maintained and comfortable atmosphere. I hope that I can convince you to change your mind about another visit to our property. We are happy to read that you found our Restaurant Menu adequate. We do sincerely apologise for any inconvenience during your stay, if you would be willing to give us a chance to turn your experience around. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back to our new and improved resort! With much appreciation, Meitaki Maata, The Edgewater Team
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Answer from Gottatry
Oct 2017 |
Not sure what is in the rooms but there is a shed next to the pool with all the swimming gears and towels
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Karen H asked a question Jul 2017
Plimmerton, New Zealand16 contributions
Do we need to pack beach/pool towels or do you have these available for guests to use?
Answer from Te_Pae_Tai_Nui
Jul 2017 |
Kia Orana, Thank you for your enquiry. We supply house guests with towels for the beach and pool. These are available from our Activities Hut by the Poolside. Kia Manuia & Regards, The Edgewater Team
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Answer from EdgewaterSales
Feb 2017 |
Kia Orana Nick T and thank you for your inquiry with the Edgewater Resort & Spa. On the wings of the pool areas there are huts with tables which provide shade. For car hire, we have Polynesian Car and Bike Hire on site, but unfortunately we are unable to include the HTML in our response - but please feel free to google polynesianhire for more information on hire and costs. Warm Regards and see you in September.
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Answer from Edgewater R
Nov 2014 |
Kia Orana This incident was a one off breach of company policies by a staff member, who has now faced disciplinary action, the resort has also reviewed and updated its policy and procedures. Meitaki Maata
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