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Private Room, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Arorangi, Rarotonga, Southern Cook Islands

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lagoon967
Nelson, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great location great hosts and delicious meals”
Reviewed 27 October 2015 for a stay in August 2015
3
people found this review helpful

My husband and I invited our daughter to join us. She has lived in Italy, as I have too and the thought of Italian hosts, in-house catering, a lovely tropical garden and the beach just minutes away sounded ideal.

It certainly was, Carlo and Roberta are absolutely charming. They made us so welcome, and offered to show us around the island the first day as there were no hire cars available, we in fact ended up never bothering to hire a car! It was just so easy to have a lift with Carlo at such a great rate per person, per trip!

They used to have the best restaurant on the island and Carlo was available to chef for us, every other night, a candle light dinner on our verandah, three courses, and always the fresh fish of the day - really quite stunning cuisine!

We had our own rooms with generous bathrooms, a comfortable living room and lots of verandah, covered and uncovered generously furnished.

We would highly recommend the Tree House and are looking forward to returning next year.

The day we left we were flying on to Aitutaki and our daughter was going home. Carlo took us to the airport checked us in then nipped us round the Saturday Market! Roberta took our daughter to enjoy the big Saturday Market and they then shared a tasty lunch in town before her early afternoon flight.

Date of stay: August 2015
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 Oct 2015
Dear Mirren and Family, thanks for a very generous and detailed review. Our sincere gratitude to you for the time you took out to write this note remembering your stay at our place. It's been a pleasure serving and meeting you. We feel immensely inspired by your kind remarks. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our hospitality and had a pleasant overall stay. We would love to Welcome you again and again, Ciao,
Roberta & Carlo
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Brewer61
Nelson Bay, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cosy”
Reviewed 19 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This accommodation was in a two story dwelling with a downstairs 2 bedroom flat very close to the beach and within walking distance to a couple of resorts. Also an easy walk to hire scooters.
Carlo was very welcoming and friendly and the residence is quite private and clean.

The Brewer Clan.

Date of stay: October 2015
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Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Oct 2015
Thank you Tracy to take some time to write a feedback and say hello to your nice family. All the best for present and future. Ciao!
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berlinato...
San Francisco, California
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“pleasant stay”
Reviewed 16 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Carlo, the owner, picked us up at the airport. The first evening he cooked for us. A little a la card menu with Italian meals is available. Carlo is a chef and you can taste that, when he cooks.
It was just a few steps to the beach. There are some restaurants nearby.
Together with his wife Roberta they are great hosts. The property is clean and comfortable. We were treated like friends.

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: The owners
Liked least: the mattress was to soft
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
17 Sep 2015
Archibald and Family a perfect guest and a very friendly people. From the start really outgoing and understanding. Nice, clean and thoughful. Even left a bottle of wine and biers to share with my wife. Just a pleasure to host and chat with. Hope to have a chance to see each other again in the near future. WUNDERBAR!!!!
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Kiwires99
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Spacious, affordable accomodation and great hosts!”
Reviewed 28 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Carlo was kind enough to pick us up from the airport even though we arrived late in the evening and took us to the local store for essentials when our luggage did not arrive with our flight.
The house is really spacious with lives up to its billing. Very close to the beach but far enough away that the sound of the surf doesn't keep you awake. Our friends stayed at the neighbouring Edgewater Resort and I reckon we got the better deal. No noisy guests to interfere with our privacy and we could pop over for Happy Hour and meals if we felt like it.
Carlo and Roberta even have a menu plan lined up if you feel like home cooked Italian!
There's a Dive shop just up the road, along with a local $5 burger joint and Indian takeaway. If you like fancy dining, there's a couple of restaurants within 5 minute walk. Location and price wise, I don't think you can beat The Tree House.
Grazie, Carlo & Roberta!

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: Price and Location
Liked least: It was all great!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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Management Response
30 Jul 2015
Thanks Aik for a glowing review. We value your feedback and feel rewarded with your generous remarks. It's been a pleasure to have you and your friends with us. It's heartening to know that you enjoyed our hospitality. We are glad to know of your pleasant overall stay and happy memories. We would love to welcome you again.
Best wishes from all of us. Ciao Carlo and Roberta
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magnuskwa...
Guillin
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hits the spot.”
Reviewed 2 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Bruce & Sue were extremely kind. Our flight was delayed and they came out to pick us up in the early hours of the morning. Their help and advice invaluable.

Date of stay: April 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Jul 2015
Thank you very much and all the best!
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tgiles53
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb”
Reviewed 14 January 2015 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Great place to stay , few seconds to the beach, very comfortable apartment. We were looked after really well . Would love to come back there again .

Date of stay: October 2014
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Liked best: That it was very private and quiet
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
22 Jan 2015
Thank you Trish for the lovely note and keep in touch. Ciao Carlo
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lesley__o...
HORSHAM
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Peaceful and in lovely location”
Reviewed 2 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014
4
people found this review helpful

We stayed for 3 nights and very much enjoyed our stay. The apartment was large and well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. We were able to cook on the 2 electric hob top. Large fridge and freezer in kitchen area. Mosquito net in the windows of all rooms and electric fan in the bedroom. It had just rained a lot when we arrived and I get bitten easily and react badly so we didn't really use the outdoor patio which looked lovely. It really is only 30 s from the beach which was very good for snorkelling and was white sand littered with lumps of beautiful corals. Carlo was lovely and provided us transfers to and from the accommodation for $10 a person each way. We used the bus to get around the island and on Carlo's recommendation we bought a 10 trip ticket ($30) to share between us during our stay. It takes 50 minutes to go right round the island with frequent stops but will stop anywhere in between as well. We considered bikes from the Polynesian rental at Edgewater hotel but they were no it well maintained and the guy renting them was not all that helpful about adjusting seats so we gave it a miss - also the round island road is busy and not that wide. Ate out once at the Kikau hut which was very attractive and served good food at moderately good prices (very good if you compare with the horrendous prices in supermarkets)!

Date of stay: November 2014
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Liked best: Location. lovely and quiet yet close to everything we needed
Liked least: Internet was pricey. $10 for 150MB but that's how it is on Cook Is.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
2 Dec 2014
Thanks Lesley for a nice review. We are delighted to know of your pleasant stay and enjoyable overall experience. Accommodating you both has been a pleasure and we would love to welcome you back.
Best wishes from all of us. Carlo and Roberta
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