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Waiuku, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Stayed at Ranginui's 4 years ago but staying here second time around was even better.... The weather was beautiful and the pool still inviting.... Room 8 was the pool unit but we prefer this to any other room as we were 2 friends sharing.... Mello was her terrific self as always and the staff are friendly and accommodating - just...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2014

We stayed 2 weeks with Steve and found the place really good and very relaxing & friendly. Nothing was a hassle and hiring the bikes from Steve was also good. We went out with Quentin's "wet & wild " also for trips in the lagoon. Good place, good service would go back there next time we come over. TY Steve.

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4Thank Capt1962
North Shore City, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 September 2014

We loved everything about Ranganui Retreat. Steve our host was friendly and made our family feel very welcome. He met us at Autitaki Airport and drove us to the retreat,lent me his car to drive into town and pick up supplies. The rooms were nice,clean and comfortable. We enjoyed swimming in the lagoon and swimming pool. It was a short...

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2Thank rowena m
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We had booked this accommodation as a package deal with a local travel agent to incorporate our flight from Rarotonga. The location of Rangunins is actually facing the Pacific 5 star resort opposite. The bure was very tired and not particularly clean. It had stated that you were able to self cater however this consisted of two dirty hot plates...

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1Thank GOWEREXPLORERS R
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 August 2014

My husband and I stayed 12 nights at Ranganui's in July. The view from our beachfront cabin was awesome, looking over the turquoise lagoon. Enjoyed using the kayaks a couple of times and the BBQ. The cabin had a comfortable bed, basic kitchen equipment, excellent shower and the pit toilet was fine. Used the scooter to get provisions in the...

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 August 2014

I stayed at Ranginui's for 6 nights last week. Yep it is pretty basic but it had everything I needed. The location was great (I had a beach front accommodation) and it was very peaceful. Yep its a compost toilet but rarely smelt at all....ok it had a few very small flies but not an issue at all. Steve was...

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1Thank TimSenington
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2014

My husband and I have just returned from a 2 week stay at Ranginui's Retreat. Having stayed on the W side of the island in luxury accomodation on a previous holiday, we decided to stay for twice as long at Ranginui's on the beautiful lagoon. Although the cabin was quite basic, it did have everything we needed and we were...

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1Thank Lisa H
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We stayed here two nights and it was great value for money. Basic accommodation but the location was perfect, lulled to sleep with the sound of waves lapping on the beach. Friendly owner gave us advice on were to eat and was spot on. Made good use of the kayaks, going up and down the lagoon. Take a torch if...

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Ranginui's was ok. Having just come from another place on the Island, Ranginui's was a bit of a letdown in comparison. The bed was very comfortable but the long drop for a toilet was definitely a surprise... The bungalow had a very dirty feel about it, one of the frying pans still had food on it from (presumably) the last...

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2Thank EvBradley
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We stayed here for two nights. The room wasn't all that bad, but the manager was. Her name was Mello. They provided breakfast for an additional charge. My wife and I told the manager that we wanted breakfast for the first morning we were there. When we waited around and breakfast did not come, we looked around for the manager....

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Parking
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: RM297 - RM452 (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
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“Try to book the larger unti #1.”
 of 5 bubbles tomiet, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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