Aroa Beachside Inn

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On the beach, snorkeling, beach bar, kayaking
On the beach, snorkeling, beach bar, kayaking
On the beach, snorkeling, beach bar, kayaking
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Overview of Aroa Beachside Inn

Aroa Beachside Inn

3.5 star property
Adults-only beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Aroa Beach

9.1/10 Superb

133 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge area
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Arorangi, Rarotonga
Main amenities
  • 12 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Beach bar
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
For families
  • Kitchen
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Arorangi
  • Aroa Beach - 2 min drive
  • Black Rock - 6 min drive
  • Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) - 12 min drive
  • Muri Beach - 13 min drive
  • Cook Islands Library and Museum - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Aroa Beachside Inn

Aroa Beachside Inn is just 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD 50 per person roundtrip. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Shipwreck Hut, which is open for breakfast and dinner and offers a beachfront location. A beach bar and a snack bar/deli are other highlights, and rooms offer conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. The helpful staff and beach location get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • 6 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2002
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Grab bar near toilet

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 24-inch flat-screen TV

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Shipwreck Hut - This beachfront family restaurant serves breakfast, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 10 for 30 minutes (rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 10 for 30 minutes (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 50 per person (roundtrip)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-in between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 80.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Aroa Beachside
Hotel Aroa Beachside
Aroa Beachside Hotel Rarotonga
Aroa Beachside Hotel
Aroa Beachside Rarotonga
Aroa Beachside
Aroa Beachside Inn Hotel
Aroa Beachside Inn Rarotonga
Aroa Beachside Inn Hotel Rarotonga

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

9.1

Superb

8.8/10

Cleanliness

9.4/10

Staff & service

7.5/10

Amenities

8.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful and well-equiped rooms, everything perfect, including the beds and the moscito-proofing :) Extremely friendly staff. Excellent food. Good location at one of the widest parts of the lagoon.
4-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Awesome beachfront location, owners very nice and knowledgable
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Dan, 20-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

The beach bar menu was limited in selection of food. The TV in room did not work properly. 3 channels of snow. Even if it did work it was tiny and 6 feet above the floor. Lounge chairs in unit very uncomfortable. All units came with built in alarms. The roosters crowed from dawn to dusk. Five stars plus for the staff, grounds and location.
Erv, 12-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The friendly smaller nature of the property and the personal service that comes with that - quite apart from its stunning location right on the Aroa lagoon
Alan, 7-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Spent 2 weeks in Rarotonga and the week at Aroa beachside was the highlight hard to summarise as so much to commend, the snorkelling just outside the resort was great, watching the whales breach at breakfast unforgettable, the room was spacious clean and comfy. The hosts Steve and Geraldine and their staff so helpful and informative, the music nights the best on the island and can Steve sing AWSOME...highly recommend. Will be going back.☺️👍☺️
7-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Location was beautiful, right on the beach, on the sheltered side of the island. Accommodation was spacious and well appointed. All units faced the beachfront. Added bonus was the Shipwreck Inn where breakfast was served and at 5pm, drinks and dinner were available also. Friendly and helpful staff as well. Great stay!
Brian, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Very pleasant outlook over the garden and the beach. Steve gave a good rundown on the Island and its facilities. The beds were comfortable The number of guest are limited. The staff are very friendly. The shack (the eating area is restricted to 5pm opening and breakfast is between 8:30am and 9:30am It is a resort for those who do not like crowds
Jan, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

like- beachside dislike - the property is very dated, the likes of bedspread had holes and various patches, sheets stained, grey towels, and curtains that offered no privacy at all. - the bed must have been at least 15 years old as is sagged and you could feel all the springs. - overpriced and have no idea how they have a 4 star rating
10-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

great location property needs a lot of maintenance.
10-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review