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The Islander Hotel

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Main Road, Panama Beachfront, Avarua 0682 Cook Islands See on map
AMENITIES
Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was recommended to come here for food and drinks and the hula bar next door. But it was a big disappointment! We almost walked out and should have done as the service was so slow. My food felt like it was reheated (fried chicken...More

Thank Foodhoppers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Islander Hotel is conveniently located near the airport and not very far away from "town". Rooms are spacious, clean, basic. The swimming pool is really a pond for kids, and breakfast is a funny thing. If you sleep there (as I did for one...More

Thank silvia_frisia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a noisy bar 20 feet from the guests rooms that is open until 11.30 p.m.. Do not be fooled by the photo of the pool, it is not outside and is actually inside the dining area ( I kid you not). Mostly the...More

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As most restaurant and bars are closed on Sunday in Raro there is limited chose to eat so we headed for Islander, top marks for the location and view but the food was only ok and the service was poor. Maybe more staff would have...More

Thank marklV5102XU
Reviewed 2 October 2018

As with other reviews this is just about waiting for the plane the plane. A short walk from Rarotongas main airport building this is a great place to wait for your transfer and leave your luggage for a very reasonable few dollars and wander into...More

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Description
The Islander Airport Hotel is a great value for money 3 star beachfront hotel directly across the road from Rarotonga International Airport on the waterfront featuring 13 Cabanas, Coco Grill Restaurant, Tiki Bar, More pool, outdoor dining, sandy beach, daily sunsets, low-cost wifi, Sky Sports on Big Screen, Live bands and unpretentious island style service from a team of dedicated Islanders. Our HULA bar on the beach offers all day happy hour from 11am to 11pm Mon to Sun with NZD3.50 beers, spirits, wines and soft drinks. Bring your own music with our 'U-DJ' product. Great for friends and family who wish to soak in Rarotonga's warm sunshine with cold cold drinks! Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Free Parking
Beachfront
Bar/Lounge
Room Service
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Shuttle Bus Service
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
13
Price range
US$137 - US$166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Aquarius Rarotonga
Also Known As
Aquarius Rarotonga Avarua
Location
Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Hotel class
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
13
Price range
US$137 - US$166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Aquarius Rarotonga
Also Known As
Aquarius Rarotonga Avarua
Location
Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
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Traveller (150)
Room & Suite (21)
Dining (16)
Pool & Beach (10)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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kiwiifruit
15 August 2018|
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Response from RPTE | Property representative |
The Breakfast Buffet features hot items (eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans, pancakes) and cold items (fruit, cereal, muffins, toast & spreads) with orange juice, iced water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate... More
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bellacabo
29 May 2018|
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Response from RPTE | Property representative |
Yes - you can. No charge. Just order food and beverages and enjoy your last day on Rarotonga before your fly home.
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bellacabo
29 May 2018|
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Response from Steven L | Reviewed this property |
Yep. They charge you to hold your bags and then you can use the facilities. 5 bucks from memory
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Room Tips
"All rooms can be noisy"
silvia_frisia
2 weeks ago
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"Stay at another hotel"
437neild
2 weeks ago
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"We didn't use any sorry."
edmundn48
02 Oct 2018
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"All rooms are average and the same"
Pcraggs
03 Sep 2018
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