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Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Communication with the hotel was minimal. They omitted to tell us the transfer we'd arranged had changed operator so we had to make our own arrangements to get there. The room was at least clean and was serviced every day (except Sunday). But the whole place was very tired and the photos on the website must have been taken at... More 

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Porirua, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Place was very dated & basic, needed paint work. The beach not suitable for swimming as rocky and goes onto the coral flats, no lagoon in this area. Rooms weren't as shown when we were booking, we were expecting a studio with garden views a little deck, what we got was a studio looking at the neighbours junk yard. The... More 

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New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

A very basic but cheerful accommodation option. The rooms have everything you need - kitchen facilities, two beds, fans and bathroom. The rooms are serviced daily (except Sunday), fresh towels are given and the rooms were clean. A few things to note: - The rooms aren't very soundproof so bring some ear plugs - Reception hours are limited (8am-3pm Mon... More 

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Kornwestheim, Germany
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34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

positive: directly at the beach, 10 min. walking distance to town center, bus stop in front of the door, very casual public areas with big terrace (ocean view), good value (45€, apartment, single occupancy), internet available (charge), toaster/coffee/microwave in the room negative: noisy (very thin walls, chicken start crowing very early), even though this may be difficult to avoid, but... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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214 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The staff is not there much of the time (they worked less than 8 hours a day and do not work on Sunday), however, they are all very friendly. Location: Aside from its more affordable price, the best thing about this inn is its location. Though it is not very centrally located, it is still quite close to the center... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

10 minute walk to downtown, on Ocean (but you don't see the ocean from your room). Clean, comfortable, large rooms with refrigerator and microwave. Small store next door. Great deck overlooking Ocean. Good reasonable place to stay. Great front desk staff-- extremely helpful! Small hotel (about 17 rooms). A fair amount of deferred maintenance in common areas and outside.

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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

The staff here are friendly and welcoming. The rooms are spacious and have just what you need. The Inn is located right on the beach with stunning vistas of the reef. Great communal space and an easy walk into town.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

This is a very economical, convenient, and friendly place to stay in Avarua. It is not fancy and is even getting on in years but is an excellent choice for a basic hotel. It is right on the beach and the location is within easy walking distance of a number of cafes and restaurants as well as the centre of... More 

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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Spent 6 nights staying at Paradise Inn. Was told by travel agent it was simple accommodation, and that's all i needed. The room had a bed, bathroom, vanity, tv & fan. Nothing flash. Big, split level recreation room at the end of the building with lounges, tv, books & games. Excellent view from rec area. Can walk into Avarua in... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Sure, it's simple, no hightech, no fancy furniture - it's not a Hilton! BUT for people who are still adventurers inside, who have outgrown youth hostels but don't want generic hotel chains, it IS paradise. So friendly, so laid-back, the building is an old South Pacific dance hall, lots of history and charm, I even saw humpback whales pass before... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Paradise Inn, Rarotonga is the perfect place for travelers looking for value for money. We have 16 serviced units nestled in a peaceful location between the mountains and the sea, yet only a few minutes walk to downtown Avarua. The terrace, bar and lounge have breathtaking lagoon and ocean views and are yours for relaxing, whale watching, meeting people or enjoying a meal al fresco. A beach before the reef offers our visitors the prospect of sunbathing, a stroll along the beach, low tide reef walking and spotting starfish, coral and the small colourful reef fish that populate the lagoon. As the sun sets, enjoy a sundowner on the terrace with a drink from the last "Honesty Bar" in the South Pacific where cocktails and tall tales are the order of the evening. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Paradise Inn

Address: PO Box 674, Avarua, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Price Range: £70 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Paradise Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Paradise Hotel Avarua
Paradise Inn Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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“don't go there!”
 of 5 bubbles potblak, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just check everything before you book”
 of 5 bubbles sullivanwhiting, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Most restaurants in Avarua close on Sunday, so remember to stock your food and drink on Saturday.”
 of 5 bubbles Saricie_Q, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms near the beach would be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles camel1161, 2 Jun 2015 | Read review
“There are smaller rooms (just one level) for single travellers.”
 of 5 bubbles Kelea2014, 1 Apr 2015 | Read review
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