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Kiikii Inn & Suites
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Avarua
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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“You can't beat the KiiKii Motel”
Reviewed 21 January 2007

The Kii Kii Motel is a wonderful family run hotel that offers fantastic value for your money. We have stayed in the motel several times and have always had a great time. The rooms are very basic but clean and for the price that you pay - you can't beat it. The local bus stops right outside the door or you are a short bicycle ride from town. For a true Rarotongan experience, I highly recommend this motel.

  • Stayed February 2005
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Reviewed 8 October 2005

We stayed in the Kii Kii bungalows that are on the opposite side of the island to the actual motel. They were called deluxe, which I found was not my interpretation of delux, but they were dulux compared to what was available. Is was quite clean and comfortable with adequate kitchen facilities to cook for yourself, which is a great idea on a budget, because there is lots of delicious fresh fish for sale.

The view from the front deck was just like a 'screen saver' it was magic. It was lovely watching the sun set over the ocean from our private balcony each afternoon.

The snorkelling in the water in front of the bungalow was great. It was much better up the beach about 1km where there was a mrine reserve, but just in front had lots of fish and starfish to look at.

The shower was a bit grubby with mould around the seal, but we got used to it.. the water pressure was not very good either, but you are on an island in the middle of the pacific what can you expect! It was really great, I just write this so people are aware that it wont be perfect and nor would you want it to be. It all adds to the trip!

Also cyclones wiped out a lot of crops and coral at the beginning of 2005. They neglected to mention this until we got there, so were a little disappointed at the lack of coral, but the beautiful fish more than made up for it.

  • Stayed September 2005
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Reviewed 1 January 2005

My husband and I were here in June 2003 and had a truly wonderful time. We booked in advance the budget room direct with the hotel (kiikiimotel.co.ck) and had a very nice correspondence with Ruth, the hotel manager. She also arranged airport pickup at a very reasonable price. As some other Rarotongan hotels charge you 50% of the rate even if you arrive only 3 hours before check-in time (that is almost criminal!), we could enter our room at the Kiikii motel immediately. That is very nice, because you are very tired as all arrivals are in the morning after a 9-12 hour flight from the US. (For us, leaving from the Netherlands, it was in total 38 hours from door to door!)

The budget room was a little disappointing, very budget indeed, although it had a bathroom, sitting area, comfortable chairs, kitchen etc. Ruth offered us at an very attractive rate a so called West Wing room. This is a 2 room accommodation, with full kitchen, a living area and a sleeping room. Some items are a little old but very well maintained, the toaster and water cooker were brand-new and the beds very comfortable, overall it is the best value in Rarotonga. The bus stops in front of the hotel, twice every hour. There is a small supermarket to the left after a 15 minute walk and large supermarkets are in Avarua, the capital city, just 5 minutes by bus. There is a swimming pool in the middle of all (just ground floor) apartments with beds around for sunbathing. There are also apartments with ocean view.

We were out almost every night to several Island Nights with diner buffets in the large resorts. With the bus every hotel was easily reached and we could take the last bus leaving the party’s well after they were finished. To go to the sandy beaches, the hotel is situated on a beach on the rocky North side, it was only a 10 minute bus ride. So we had all the benefits of this beautiful island without paying the enormous rates of the big resorts! All the Kiiikii motel employees are unbelievable friendly and assist full, that gives you a warm welcome to the Cook Islands. We traveled all over the South Pacific, stayed in much more upgraded hotels, but have the best memories of this hotel. This was really the nicest accommodation of our trip.

  • Stayed January 2005
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Additional Information about Kiikii Inn & Suites

Property: Kiikii Inn & Suites
Address: 1 Tupapa Road, Avarua, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Avarua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kiikii Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Oldest Hotel in the Cook Islands. Surf Reef in front of the Hotel ... more   less 
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