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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ranginui's are basic bungalows right on the water. The rooms are clean and tidy which a double bed, kitchenette and shower with eco drop toilet. We didn't experience any hassles or smells with the toilet - just remember to keep the lid closed. We were picked up and dropped back to the airport by Lani which made things easy for... More 

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Lafayette, Tennessee
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Not a five star but it has everything you need. If you don't spend alot of time sitting in your room then this provides a good place to sleep, cheap, clean, good service. Steve helped us get lagoon tours when our regular tour cancelled. He provided a place to shower when our tour ended up on the day of our... More 

Thank riwhite
Cairns, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Ranginui's Retreat has 8 bungalows complete with ensuite and kitchen to be fully self-catering. All bungalows face the retreat's beach. You can use the sea kayaks to explore this part of the lagoon. With lots of sandbanks around it is really safe to explore the motu's to the south where you also find corals. At the beach it is save... More 

2 Thank OzyMike
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

The best thing about staying here is by far the location. Over looking a beautiful lagoon where you can go paddle boarding and kayaking, they are free to use - another plus point! The actual bungalow is basic but we had everything we needed to manage to cook in the evenings. If you can, take some food with you from... More 

1 Thank xxprincesskatexx
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the ranginui sunset for 6 night and was a good place to stay, there are 3 villa/cabins right on the beach and the best place to snorkel on the island, you will need to hire scooters or a car as town is about a 10min ride. The cabins are self contained but you will need to provide... More 

2 Thank Aaron P
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We've stayed here on 2 occasions and both have been pleasant. The accommodation is simple and clean. Small kitchen with most things you need. Comfortable bed, table and chairs, spare bed, composting toilet, shower ran hot and cold but mostly showered cold anyway. Air con was available at an extra cost but we didn't use it, had a ceiling fan... More 

Thank aishal24
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

We had been staying at another place on Aitutaki on the outside of the lagoon and had a great experience and we were so looking forward to our inside lagoon stay. However, it was such a disappointment. We had booked back in March (staying in November). When we were finally picked up (waiting 1 hour 10 mins) we were shown... More 

4 Thank paulandvic
Timaru, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2015

We spent 6 lovely leisurely days here. Our simple chalet was a few steps from the lagoon edge and beside the pool. While the facilities were simple they were clean and adequate, We had breakfast & occasionally a lunch at our chalet but there were other lovely choices within walking distance. Highly recommend the Koru Café for lovely homemade baking... More 

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Carpinteria, California
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Perfect location! Right on the lagoon, complimentary kayaks and paddle boards. Also affiliated with Wet and Wild, a fantastic boat operator for fishing, snorkeling, kiting etc Steve the owner is very helpful and accommodating, scooters and bikes for hire. You just can't beat the location!

1 Thank JoniA1
Port Macquarie, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Ranginui's and would return again. It is in a great location with a couple of restaurants nearby. They have a pool which was always clean, kayaks and stand up boards. It is basic accommodation with pit toilets. The toilets did not smell at all. They provide a electric jug and microwave plus an old hotplate.... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ranginui's Retreat Aitutaki accommodation is comprised of 8 self catering beachfront bungalows sleeping a maximum of 3 Adults each or 2 adults and 2 small children. Each bungalow accommodation offers Queen size beds ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water, in room fans, kitchenette with fridge, microwave, cook top, utensils, rain water fountain and tea / coffee facilities and fully screened rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ranginui's Retreat

Address: PO Box 8, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Price Range: £54 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Ranginui`s Retreat Hotel Aitutaki
Ranginuis Retreat Hotel Aitutaki
Ranginuis Retreat Aitutaki
Ranginui's Retreat Aitutaki, South Pacific - Cook Islands
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“You will need a scooter. Best ones are in town. Limited eating places nearby.”
 of 5 bubbles riwhite, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Good views of lagoon”
 of 5 bubbles murrayNelson, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Front cabins have the best views, but rooms out the back are great also, we checked them out whilst there”
 of 5 bubbles kathyp587, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms have waterfront views, some are by the pool but pretty similar layout and quality”
 of 5 bubbles Lyscam, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All in great location”
 of 5 bubbles WandaBayofPlenty, 8 Jun 2015 | Read review
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