I didn't choose Rino's but was booked in through my job. However, no complaints!! I was surprised they serviced my room daily as I wasn't expecting it. Rino is very helpful and cheerful- nothing is too much to ask. Ask him for advice on anything.
I stayed in Room 5 and think it's possibly the best room (after the honeymoon suite). It has clear glass sliding door with fly screen to the lagoon view whereas room 6 and 7 have aircon but no clear glass for the view and no fly screen. There is a ceiling fan and portable fan- more than adequate. It has a King bed and single bed, dining table, couch and the covered balcony also has a dining table with view to lagoon and a comfy day bed. It has a stove top and enough pots etc to cook meals, full fridge/freezer. There was always hot water with decent water pressure.
Nice touches are the fruit basket- great for brekkie, and the fresh flowers. Check out Rino's wife's greenhouse- great plants!
You can walk into town- Rino also has rental cars and scooters- not the top of the range but more than adequate. It's best to catch the market early in the morning. There is also a woman that sells free range eggs (only by the dozen) a few doors down. Bring supplies from Rarotonga otherwise especially alcohol and other food you might need as limited and expensive to buy in Aitutaki. Room 5 also has WIFI hotspot available. You can purchase extra wifi time in town at Telecom.
I didn't swim there as didn't have a chance to, but at the end of the old runway.
There are lots of other nicer/flasher resorts around but if you need value for money, this is the place. You can visit the flash places for a drink or meal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located right on beautiful white sand beach with superb sea view, Rino's Beach Bungalows offer a personal flavor to your vacation. All apartments have cooking facilities, ceiling fans and refrigerators. This is an obvious bonus for families traveling with children. All rooms have patios overlooking the beach and lagoon where you can catch the stunning Aitutaki sunsets. A short walk to shops and services. Rental vehicles also on-site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rino's Motel Aitutaki, South Pacific - Cook Islands