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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Tempur-Pedic beds, desk
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Tempur-Pedic beds, desk
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Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Guest reviews

3.5/5 Good
191 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa


Explore the area

Popular LocationCook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre15 min walk
Popular LocationPunanga Nui Market18 min walk
AirportRarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.)1 min drive
Popular LocationNational Stadium3 min drive

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    • Partial ocean view
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About this area


The Islander Hotel is located on the waterfront and in a walkable area with good airport proximity. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Aroa Beach and Muri Beach. Travelling with kids? Consider Te Vara Nui Village, or check out an event or a game at National Stadium. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and mountain biking.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre - 15 min walk
  • Punanga Nui Market - 18 min walk
  • National Stadium - 3 min drive
  • Para O Tane Palace - 3 min drive
  • Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 1 min drive

About this property

The Islander Hotel

Beach hotel with a business centre and a nightclub
Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as spa services or a picnic area. All 13 rooms feature comforts such as Tempur-Pedic beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, while conveniences include electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee. Other amenities available to guests include wireless Internet access (surcharge), LED TVs and room service (during limited hours).
The Islander Hotel offers 13 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Tempur-Pedic beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. LED televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries.

This Rarotonga hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include a ceiling fan and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: WiFi (NZD 10 per hour)
Available in some public areas: WiFi (NZD 10 for 2 hours)
In-room WiFi has a 1-device limit
WiFi in public areas has a 1-device limit

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free nearby parking
Limited parking spaces
Free 24-hour return airport shuttle
Airport shuttle on request
Local area shuttle (surcharge) up to 33 km
Beach shuttle (surcharge)
Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Free buffet breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
2 poolside bars and 2 bars/lounges
Room service available
Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

Full-service spa
Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Dry-cleaning service
Free cots/infant beds
In-room childcare (surcharge)
Outdoor pool
Snack bar/deli


ATM/banking services
Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

1 meeting room
Business centre
Conference space (538 square feet)


Picnic area


Body scrubs
Body treatments
Body wraps
Detox wraps
Manicures and pedicures
Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - sports
Spa open selected days


Beach towels
Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Blackout drapes/curtains
Ceiling fan
Egyptian cotton sheets
Free cots/infant beds
Premium bedding
Tempur-Pedic bed


Free toiletries


32-inch LED TV

Food and drink

Electric kettle
Free tea bags/instant coffee
Mini fridge


In-room massage
Iron/ironing board
Laptop-friendly workspace



Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 25 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types


Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    A damage deposit of NZD 100 will be collected before check-in.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 10 per hour (1-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 10 (for 2 hours, 1-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 25 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Islander Hotel Rarotonga
Islander Hotel
Islander Rarotonga

Frequently asked questions

Does this hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is The Islander Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Islander Hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in ends–anytime.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Does this hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free airport shuttle.
Where is this property located?
This family-friendly Rarotonga hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre and Punanga Nui Market. Rarotonga Golf Club and National Stadium are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Islander Hotel

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Staff very helpful and friendly excelent food myself and partner love the place we stay there everytime we visitt highly recomend pete and mata

Stayed 8 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great while I was waiting for my flight following delay

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The Fish and chips were outstanding !!!!..... The staff was excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

So gross. I stayed here out of necessity as I was on standby for a flight and this was a convenient place to stay. The sheets were stained, the door to the rooms was just a glass door that had been covered in contact paper, tv didn’t work because the remote was “with the mechanic”. I didn’t even shower the next morning because I didn’t want to set foot in the shower. They have a weekly cultural dinner and show which meant the kitchen was shut down for the afternoon when I arrived and there’s nothing within walking distance except a gas station. The Hula Bar, has cheap drinks which is a rarity in Rarotonga and it’s a great view.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020


    I have stayed at this property a number of times. This time I stayed twice within a 2 week period. The firsr time we checked in i was told about a new policy change where if we did not allow a $500 hold on my credit card the manager had the right to refuse checkin. The receptionnist had made the mistake of telling one room she would take.a $100 cash bond and then telling me she would take a $500 hold on my credit card. There was no transparency about this new policy despite the hotel already taking our money for our reservations. There was a huge discussion about this new policy and how it applies from now.going forward. The following week when i.checked in there was no requirement or holding a $500 bond much to my surprise as the manager had made a big deal.about it the week.before. also the rooms are so dark and dingy. Only the location qis superb.

    Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019