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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Rarotonga, Southern Cook Islands

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cheryl631...
Oak Flats, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“enjoyable”
Reviewed 25 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
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kia orana. Firstly Tony was extremeley helpful & friendly. We chose a holiday where we could self cater for a change, rather than stay in a resort. However, we thought on our nights in, we would cook up a storm,but found the kitchen to be poorly equipped.We even had to go buy a flint lighter, to light the gas stove. Lucky for us, the Super Brown across the road sold them. Incidently, they sold single ice cream cones,(3 scoops), for $2. The cottage was very central to most places we wanted to go.We experienced cooler weather than predicted, but you cant help the weather.We also experienced a Tsunami warning.. Because there was four of us, we possibly should have rented Avaro house next door, which looked absolutely amazing.

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Liked best: Cafes,shopping
Liked least: The bathroom
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
27 Sep 2015
Kia Orana and thanks for that-- e do appreciate your comments and will action them.
It turns out that the guests before you, had taken some of the kitchenware from the cottage to the house , for which I apologise.
Hopefully we will be able to help you on your next visit and yes AVARO HOUSE is probably better option for you next time.

Kia Manuia
Tony
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joan_mcph...
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Cottage close to amenities, comfortable, great view.”
Reviewed 24 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Enjoyed our stay at Avaro Cottage and Manager, Tony, was very helpful. Lovely spot with the pool and views. Our group mostly self catered and found the kitchen lacked few items eg serving bowls, baking trays etc but we improvised. Bedrooms lacked storage. But these were trivialities. Would stay there again.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Lack storage
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Sep 2015
Thanks for that-- points all noted -- We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to help with your accommodation next time you visit Paradise.
Tony
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Lorraine...
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Total relaxation guaranteed”
Reviewed 11 December 2014 for a stay in October 2014
2
people found this review helpful

An idyllic sport to relax and unwind. Tony could not have been more helpful. He suggested that we hire a car rather than rely on the buses - this gave us the freedom to come and go as and when we pleased so the Moorings for lunch became a habit, as did coffee in the morning from Cook Island Coffee Co and iced coffee in the afternoon from Cafe Jirah (opposite the airport).

We came out for a week's R & R and found paradise............. it could become habit-forming!

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Liked best: the sound of the waves crashing on the beach
Liked least: the road outside
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Dec 2014
Many thanks for your review--- these are appreciated.

Glad you had a great time in Paradise and hopefully we will see you here again.

Kia Manuia
Tony
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Karl E
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice tidy beachfront property”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The house was great, with direct access to the beach. The beach itself didn't lend itself to swimming, it was a bit rocky, but we went for a couple of dips anyway.
There is a small superette/gas station across the road, with goods that weren't as expensive as I thought they would be, given the convenience.
I'm not sure if the neighbours realised the pool was shared. It sits on their property, and our cottage is slightly removed. We shared it anyway :).
Although it has a WiFi hotspot across the road, the signal was too weak to pick up from the property. But you don't go to an island to stay connected to the world ;).
I walked to town once, but not being a walker I opted for the bus every other time, which stopped just outside the house and was very convenient (if a little inconsistent).
All up, a great place to stay for me, my wife and our <2yo son.

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Liked best: It was close enough to town, but away from the heavily tourist spots (and the tourists)
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
15 Aug 2014
Thanks for taking the time to review --- much appreciated.

Kia Manuia
Tony
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Auckland
Reviewed 10 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Management Response
10 Mar 2014
Kia Orana

Thanks for that ------ see you next time you visit Paradise.

Kia Manuia
Tony
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