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Aremango Guesthouse

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#1 of 2 guest houses in Avarua
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Located in the beautiful Muri Lagoon in Rarotonga, Aremango Guesthouse welcomes travelers, explorers and sun searches from all over the world, offering affordable comfort, warm friendly service and peaceful relaxation on our little island of paradise. The guesthouse surrounded with coconut palms, banana and mango trees, is seconds to the beach down a garden path and is in an ideal location for sun, sand and sea lovers.
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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Marina F wrote a review Feb 2023
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We booked out the whole house & it was the best! It felt like home, the beach is literally a 10 second walk from the house & the best bakery across the road. The outdoor showers were perfect for the hot scorching days & the fans helped heaps during the night! Perfect house for our whānau!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Murray Christmas wrote a review Mar 2019
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I'm a travel agent, I look a lot at properties in the cook islands. This is a great value property in a good location of Rarotonga. Muri beach is at the end of the drive, it is clean tidy, with good kitchen facilities and friendly staff. The trade off is a lack of swimming pool and air con. But that's budget accommmodation.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Dizziee wrote a review Dec 2018
Devon, United Kingdom423 contributions70 helpful votes
Arrived early morning and got to my room easily. Big size room but only had a fan and it does get extremely hot! Pillows weren't that great and there was no one to ask for extra pillows. I believe the manager was away and they had no one else manning the place. Which was a bit unsafe,cos literally anyone could walk in to the place. There's been food thieves during my stay, not my food but other people's. The bathrooms were basic. There's a nice outdoor seating area. And extremely close to the beach! I booked through with them via booking.com and usually payment would be taking out. On my checkout day I had a long wait for my flight anyways and this woman came along looking for whoever was staying in room 6 - me. And asking for payment. Before I paid her I had to check that payment wasn't already taking out! I just thought that it's stupid how there isn't anyone there to greet you at all throughout the stay and to actually check you in. The phone also didn't work.. You also had to pay for Wi-Fi which was fine but it doesn't cost $20 an hour! From what I read!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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arnofauth wrote a review Jul 2018
Zug, Switzerland4 contributions2 helpful votes
Great staff, clean rooms and cool interaction with other guests make this guesthouse especially standout. The location is awesome (1’ away from the beach & 2’ away from small stors, awesome restaurants and the market). Definitely again if on the island.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DesleyMarch2018 wrote a review May 2018
Sydney, Australia2 contributions4 helpful votes
Wonderful budget accommodation: House keeper named Lovey was “Lovey by name and Lovey by nature” She was really lovely, always having a bit of time for a chat if needed. Brendan the manager is friendly n helpful but is it mostly Lovey you see every day. The guesthouse is in a good spot in Muri to reach everything like the lagoon, the night market or the shops & cafés of the town quickly in very short walking distance. With the common area it was easy to meet other guests & do things together. I was also allowed to leave my luggage for my late flight out. Would recommend the place to anyone looking for a good budget accommodation.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Grace M wrote a review Mar 2018
Whangarei, New Zealand1 contribution2 helpful votes
This was my second time staying at aremango guesthouse and I had an awesome time! What really makes this place special is the on call manager Lovi. From the moment we arrived she made us feel like family. Anything we needed she was there for us, nothing was too much trouble. Her warmth and hospitality are what made our stay here so enjoyable. No aremango is not a 5 star hotel, but at the price you pay it is a great deal being right on Muri beach's doorstep. What you do get is a comfortable bed, clean room and great place to stay where you can meet different people from all over the world. Yes you do have to clean up after yourself in the kitchen, which shouldn't be hard to do if you're a responsible adult who has basic respect for the other guests. There is no rat problem at aremango like the below review has stated. I was staying here at the time of this incident and that night the outside kitchen sliding door had been left open by mistake during the night by one of the guests. Management were extremely sorry about the situation but their apologies were just being ignored. I already plan to stay at aremango again on my next trip to Raro. It's an awesome place to stay. You get to meet some amazing people and save abit of money to spend on better things like new experiences and making memories! Thanks and see you again Lovi and team :) Grace
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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globesurfer11 wrote a review Feb 2018
Sydney, Australia54 contributions50 helpful votes
I was misled in thinking this was a 3-star guesthouse but it is actually a run-down hostel. 3 bathrooms are to share for 10 bedrooms and there are no towels. There is no wifi unless you purchase it from outside and it's very expensive. There are notices everywhere with lots of instructions and we are told to clean after ourselves as "we are not your mother". No one was there when I arrived until the next night when a black mouse jumped on me when I was in bed and crawled on me. The manager on duty called in emergency hardly applogized and said mice are common in the tropics. I have travelled a lot in the tropics and never saw one in my room. I don't recommend staying there unless you are happy sharing your room with a mouse.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jipijapa33 wrote a review Nov 2017
8 contributions5 helpful votes
The guesthouse is really beautiful - it has a very nice shared garden with hammocks. We booked a room with a small private garden which was lovely. The location is great, right next to Muri beach. I would absolutely recommend this place!
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Eriikita wrote a review Sept 2017
Montreal, Canada47 contributions23 helpful votes
It has its own little private way to the beach and a very clean and large kitchen for guests to cook! Nice outdoor seating and its less then 10 mins drive to the center!! Our room had its own terrace with a outdoor shower! Had a great time
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alejandro wrote a review Jun 2017
Hamilton, New Zealand26 contributions11 helpful votes
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My wife and I stayed here for a week to escape the cold of NZ, we booked a Courtyard room. Brendon (whom I assume was the owner) very kindly helped us with the reservations and airport transfers. We arrived in Raro at 2am on Saturday, took a van to Muri ($20 NZD per person) and got to the guesthouse with our room waiting for us. No troubles in that front. We have been to a few other destinations in the Pacific and found Rarotonga to be rather overpriced, so $79 NZD a night was only cheap in comparison to other accommodation in the island. Pros: 1. The room had a private sitting area with an outdoor shower. 2. Great location in Muri beach, close to the lagoon, the market, a few restaurants and vehicle rental locations for different companies. 3. A spacious house with a well equipped kitchen. Cons: 1. Overall cleanliness of the place. Another guest called management to complain about the toilets, they stank when we got there. About two days after my wife made the same call. The kitchen and the bathrooms were not properly cleaned. 2. The house had seen better days. The outdoor area in my room was mouldy and it had a bunch of leaves and cut grass just sitting there... a rake would have solved that issue. There was mould also on the ceiling. 3. It didn't deliver on some of the amenities offered. The kayak (or kayaks?) was nowhere to be seen and as for the hammocks, only a couple of hanging hooks meant there were some, at some point in time. There were some guests who slept in the TV room for a few nights and left their dirty dishes on the sink, but out of fairness, I don't consider this to be the place's fault, though it meant I felt more in a backpackers than a guesthouse. I came to this place by reading other reviews, but felt let down. Staying here will certainly save you money but will not add anything memorable to your time on Raro. Enjoy your time in this beautiful island.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aremango Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Aremango Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Te Vara Nui Village (0.7 km), Muri Lagoon (0.8 km), and Muri Night Market (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aremango Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and internet access.
Is parking available at Aremango Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aremango Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mooring Fish Cafe Rarotonga, Deli-Licious Cafe Limited, and Sandals Restaurant & Barefoot Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aremango Guesthouse?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Aremango Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (7.5 km).