x The average starting price for a place to stay in Rarotonga is £151 per night.
Aroa Beach, Beach Road, ArorangiExcellent 90%
Ara Tapu Road Vaimaanga TitikavekaExcellent 90%
hilary99 This is really the first time I have stayed at a backpackers so don't have a lot to compare it to. I had a double room. Whilst fairly sparce, there was one bedside cabinet and a plywood dresser/shelves. Plenty of room here to put all my travel items out. Two power points and a generous fan. There were 3 bays of lourve windows with mosquito netting and a light curtain. Room also had a mirror. Bed was quite comfy, but initially only had sheets. It is quite a warm country, however I did request some bedding which was then supplied. There is a generous kitchen with a fridge shelf and door compartment per room, and also a dry goods shelf per room. Plenty of crockery and utensils. Generous covered outdoor area and also an upstiars lounge. 8 showers in the complex and 4 toilets. I never had to wait to use facilities. Appeared to be no hot water available. Again, a hot climate so perhaps hot water not necessary but worth noting if you like a hot shower. This complex is run by a local native family who live on site. Take ear plugs as there are several roosters that like to compete vocally in the wee hours of the morning. The location was very good. A very short walk down to the corner where there is a grocer, internet access (3 terminals - again no waiting) which costs about NZ$6 for half an hour. They bill in 5 minute increments and depending who is on the til that day you might be undercharged (I was undercharged twice). Also in this location is a burger bar/fish and chips/cooked breakfast/deserts. Good food! Petrol station is here also, with some crafts, kayak hire, mountain bike hire and I think also scooter hire. These businesses are all run by the same family. They are open til very late, often 10 or 10:30pm and despite the sign saying they were shut Sunday, they were open! I very much enjoyed my stay here - location was good particularly considering the services that were nearby. Prices are fab considering most resorts cost minimum of $200 per night and most sit about the $300-$400 a night rate. Would definitely stay here again.
PO Box 719 Atupa RarotongaVery Good 78%
coco a we have stayed at tiare village 3x, the first we were impressed, we loved the atmosphere of the place... the second the children loved it! esp. having the pool right outside our room (even though it started going green lol) ... the third we got stung with having to pay extra for a early check of which we were not advised, and had not done so before... then most recently, we had booked out (7 months or so in advance) several poolside units in which we had written confirmation from tiare, only to find out 3 days before we were due to arrive at tiare that they had double booked! (we only found this out, when we sent an email to remind them we were coming, tiare did not advise us prior)... so we were stuck 3 days out looking high and low for other accommodation for 5 couples!... i would no longer recommend tiare at all!
laurie.nelson Loved it !! Perfect spot if you want to be by your self. It was perfect for us. Thanks Kelly & Brendon. Laurie & Jan
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