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GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge

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Welcome to on the beautiful tropical island of Rarotonga, Cook Islands. GT's Lodge is stunningly appointed self-catering style accommodation making it the perfect base for those wanting to explore the sights and sounds of Rarotonga or just relax in the total privacy of our beautiful gardens and spectacular pool. Located in Tupapa, GT's is minutes away from Avarua, the main town centre of Rarotonga. The lodge features quality accommodation for up to twelve guests and is nestled on 3000m² of palm trees, hibiscus, gardenias and local fruit trees. It offers the guests a feeling of coming home to tranquillity and paradise. The perfect place to relax with family and friends or wind down after a day of taking in all our little slice of paradise has to offer. GT's Lodge offers self catering accommodation for one group of up to twelve people in six double rooms of modern, spacious design hidden in a truly private and tranquil setting. The lodge has 4 bathrooms and 5 toilets. The rooms all have ceiling fans with five of them also being air-conditioned for your comfort. Each room looks out and has deck access to our own tropical gardens and pool with ample covered decks to relax on. GT’s Lodge features large open plan living areas including a fully equipped designer kitchen with double ovens, dishwasher and microwave. There are two lounges for guests use – one more adult style and the other more casual. Both have TV’s with the casual lounge providing a small home theatre system. GT's Lodge provides a small range of DVDs, books and local information for your pleasure. There are two dining areas, one being inside and the other outside on the large covered decks which naturally flow out to the gardens and fantastic swimming pool. We also provide a BBQ hut for guests use. The lodge also has a security system for the safety and well being of all our guests.
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Raymond Kareko wrote a review Oct 2022
Great spacious accommodation for me and the entire family of nine. Plenty of space for everyone and the facilities were excellent. The private pool was fantastic. I would recommend this lodge to any groups coming to Rarotonga. Would come here again!!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 25 Oct 2022
Thank you we are pleased you all had such a great time.
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stitty wrote a review Apr 2020
hamilton20 contributions4 helpful votes
We have been to Rarotonga quite a few times, and it was our second holiday at GT's and this time, in the rainy season and boy did it rain. GTs is a big place and we were lucky to have it to ourselves. Its situated on the back road and is really secluded so we were quite sheltered when the edge of a cyclone went through. Our accomdation was nice, clean and thankfully had an airconditioning unit in our bedroom as it didn't cool down much at night. Our hosts, Grant and Touzelle pretty much left us to ourselves with a book case full of books, games, TV, etc. and we spent many hours in the pool as it was often too rough for swimming in the lagoon. Even though Grant and Touzelle left us to please ourselves, we spent many times having a quiet drink with our hosts at the end of the day and even a meal as they have become great friends. Touzelle prepared us a great breakfasts, fresh smoothies, cereal, toast or a cooked breakfast if we wanted. The food was really tasty and fresh and we arranged with her as to what time it suited us to have breakfast so it was ready and waiting. We thorougly enjoyed our time at GTs and would recommend it as a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Tnellyg wrote a review Jul 2019
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Thank you Touzelle and Grant for such a comfortable and welcoming stay. The house is amazing and thoroughly enjoyed your company and hospitality. Our accomodation set up was perfect with our own space yet the option to join you and have a good chat was great. The family loved the start each day with your amazing breakfasts and the use of the car that comfortably fit the whole family was ideal. Thank you for having us!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 15 Jul 2019
Thanks for being such lovely guests and thanks for taking the time to do a review.
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jedstyrnz wrote a review Apr 2019
Whangarei, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
Have been to Rarotonga a few times now and this place was the best. Definitely beats staying with the hoards of screaming kids at the resorts. Breakfast was outstanding every morning. No need for the extra cooked menu options as the spread each day was amazing. The rooms were perfect and beds comfy. Having the use of the car was a real benefit. Especially when it rained. Pool was great and I spent a fair bit of time in it. Would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: only 3 double rooms and a bunk room.
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Responded 1 May 2019
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Janice H wrote a review Apr 2019
Mangere7 contributions
Been to Rarotonga X3 and tried different accom each time. GTs didn't disappoint, great rooms and pool to yourself. Breakfast was great with option of cooked breakfast at small added cost. Use of vehicle a bonus with x2 kids and X3 adults it was perfect. Grant and Touzelle great hosts and helpful on local info. Getting out on the character boat great and glad they have the biggest fishing boat docked. No fish on the day but enjoyed non the less.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 9 Apr 2019
Thanks very much for taking the time to review us you are such lovely guests.
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Tessatartsmum wrote a review Jan 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand16 contributions15 helpful votes
We paid a lot to stay at the lodge and were quite disappointed. The curtains in the bedrooms are stained and had holes, this is the first thing you see when you arrive and gives such a bad first impression. The lounge was not very clean, gecko poo in the corners, the bedrooms weren’t great either, dust behind and under the bed. The breakfast was good, smoothies, cereal, toast. On the second morning we had a menu offered with cooked options that cost extra. I would have thought if breakfast was included it wouldn’t be extra for a cooked option. You have to realise that you are staying in part of the owners house, it doesn’t give you a lot of privacy and when having dinner will end up with Grant, one of the owners, smoking alongside you while you eat. For the price there are better options.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Responded 16 Feb 2019
Kia Orana Thanks for your review. Just a couple answers to your comments. The curtains are unfortunately damaged by the sun which is unavoidable. As this has so far only happened in one room of which the linings of the curtains face the outside and are in direct sunlight there is not a lot we can do about it. The lounge, rooms and bathrooms are all serviced daily. It is difficult to stop geckos, etc coming in especially if the windows are left open however we also make sure the buildings are commercially sprayed several times a year to help with the tropical insects, etc. The package you booked was for a continental breakfast which was in your confirmation email. The breakfast includes a selection of cereals, fresh fruit platter, fresh fruit smoothie, freshly baked croissants or similar, toast with condiments, freshly brewed coffee and/or tea. etc. The cooked breakfast options are offered as an extra option in this package for only $10 per breakfast. Other packages which are clearly stated on our website include the cooked options, it just depends on which one you book. We do try to give our guests as much privacy as possible however most of our guests like to interact with us asking about local attractions, restaurants, etc. Thank you
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Steven M wrote a review Jan 2018
Australian Capital Territory, Australia10 contributions3 helpful votes
Fantastic hosts, from the time of being picked up at the airport then arriving to a fantastic spread of food for breakfast (this lady can cook I will tell you) taste and presentation was great. One of the great thinks that you don’t get from a hotel is early check in, well it’s all sorted at GT’S. To also have a car included just makes the stay even better. Steve , Sandy and boys
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Very peaceful and roomy
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Responded 25 Jan 2018
Thanks very much for the lovely review you guys are wonderful guests to have stay.
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stitty wrote a review Nov 2017
hamilton20 contributions4 helpful votes
From the time we arrived to the time we left we were treated like family. The accommodation was spotless, comfortable, quiet and we were able to relax. There was a variety of books, DVDs games etc available along with the pool almost at your door. Breakfast was great, a choice of fruit/cereal or cooked. We had great times driving around the island in the Cube (car) they provided with the accommodation. My husband went out fishing with Grant and had a great time on a great boat. Grant & Touzelle, along with Quila (dog), are great hosts and we look forward to planning our next holiday with them. We have stayed in Rarotonga for the last 10 years & this is the best & most relaxing holiday we have had. We highly recommend GT's Fishing Lodge as a great place to stay. Thanks Grant & Touzelle Tony & Rae
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 8 Nov 2017
Thanks so much for your wonderful review we loved having you stay and would love to have you back anytime.
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Diane_QT wrote a review Oct 2017
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We stayed in September and from the moment we arrived we knew that we had made a great decision to stay at the lodge. The accomodation exceeded all of our expectations. 5 star plus in all aspects. The pool was amazing and we could not believe how lucky we were to have this fantastic facility to ourselves. Breakfast was a daily delight to start the day and the cube car was a wonderful bonus to get around. Touz and Grant were perfect hosts and experts at dealing with Guests on holiday. Always going the extra mile to make sure that things were spot on. Quilla was a perfectly mannered girl and we loved her greetings. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 26 Oct 2017
Thank you for the wonderful review we really appreciate you taking the time to post and are pleased you enjoyed your time in Rarotonga.
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Dorz92 wrote a review Oct 2017
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Thank you for your hospitality. Location was perfect to where we wanted and needed to go, so peaceful and the pool was right in the sun. Having a car was handy as we didn't need to worry about dropping it back of at a certain time, and the house was just amazing! Thanks again for having us :)
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Date of stay: September 2017
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Titikaveka Beach (7.2 km), Te Rua Manga (The Needle) (5.2 km), and Te Vara Nui Village (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and internet access.
Which room amenities are available at GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mooring Fish Cafe Rarotonga, The Waffle Shack, and Vili's Burger Joint.
Are there opportunities to exercise at GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to GT's - Rarotonga Fishing Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (2.4 km).