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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our time at Avana waterfront apartments. Excellent host Desiree was accommodating to all of our needs and all the staff were lovely to deal with. We got the the place late at night, they organised a shuttle for us and put fresh fruit in our room as well as milk. The next day when we went out we...

1Thank Shannon2993
Desiree P, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Meitaki maata Shannon and Matthew! It's been awesome to have you here with us, we are happy that you've enjoyed your honeymoon at Avana Waterfront. Cheers! :)

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 June 2016

What everybody else has said about this place is so true. Book this accommodation! You will certainly not be disappointed! From the time you arrive to the time you leave nothing is a problem. We booked a studio and were upgraded to a two bedroom apartment, it's a home away from home. Arrival we had fresh bread, butter and jam,...

1Thank JoKeller
Desiree P, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

So nice to hear those beautiful feedback, my heart is filled with gladness! Thank you so much! Looking forward to see you again at Avana Waterfront Apartments!

Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

The two most important aspects of a good stay is location and good service. Avana is rich in both aspects. Desiree is a brilliant host. She goes above and beyond without being in your face, she offered insightful advice without us even asking and when we did have questions about the island/cook island way of life no matter how silly...

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Desiree P, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Kia orana Lori, such a pleasure to have you at Avana Waterfront. Thank you very much indeed! Ka kite :)

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 May 2016

This locations really exceeded our expectations. You would normally have to pay over $300 per night at a resort, but we've ended up having one of our best holidays yet for half the price; to top this off, everything felt genuine and not put on. Every day, we were able to use the kayaks and equipment and snorkel in the...

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AvanaWA, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you very much Chris that you've enjoyed your holiday with us. We are so glad to hear your review to us. See you again someday!

Reviewed 22 January 2016

Book this accommodation! We have nothing bad to say about Avana! Avana is just like Rarotonga itself; simple, beautiful and peaceful with incredibly friendly and helpful staff. We loved its location at the edge of the lagoon with its ocean views and breezes. Since it is situated away from the main road, it is very quiet yet just an easy...

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AvanaWA, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Meitaki maata and ka kite in some future time :) Cheers !

Reviewed 12 January 2016

We stayed at the Avana Apartments for 7 nights during December with our 18 and 21 year old kids. We had a 3 bedroom apartment which was perfect for our needs. The Apartment was clean and spacious, and apart from one particularly hot, humid night the ceiling fans were adequate to get a good nights sleep. We arrived after 9pm...

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Reuben T, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Libby and family, the pleasure is ours that you've enjoyed your family holiday. We are so happy to hear your lovely feedback from us. December is off peak season in Rarotonga and we love to help specially if your flight is late night and the room is not needed so we extend your stay for few hours. We are...

Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We stayed in apartment 5 with our two boys aged 11 and 7. The apartment was tidy and spacious. We had a full kitchen and bottled water for drinking. We arrived at 10.30 pm and our room was ready for us with local fruit, bread and milk provided so we had something for breakfast. The staff were friendly and helpful...

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AvanaWA, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Wow! 62 kg yellow fin tuna. We are happy that you have a good time here at Avana Waterfront! See you !!!

Reviewed 2 November 2015

We had an awesome 7 nights. The views were magic and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff were very friendly and we were able to cook the Mahimahi that we caught out on Seafari Charters on the BBQ by the pool. It was wonderful. Thank you.

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AvanaWA, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely stayed at Avana WAterfront. Ka kite :)

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Nothing flash but somewhere clean and comfortable to use as a home base. Homely surroundings. Desiree is lovely, helpful and so honest. I left my set of 3 rings there and had them returned to me at no charge air freight

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AvanaWA, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Hi, nice to hear from you. I am glad you received it . Thank you very much! Ka kite!!!

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 October 2015

So Glad that I chose Avana! This spot is not flash, but guess what, who needs flashy, expensive and pretentious, when all that you need is right here! Relaxing, friendly and perfect enough for us. I booked this for my parents and myself. Lovely Desiree was there to meet us and had upped us to a 3 room apartment. (...

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AvanaWA, Manager at Avana Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Kia orana Tanya, thank you for your lovely feedback to us. Regards to you Mum and Dad, ka kite :)

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  • Beachfront
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About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Absolute waterfront spacious & fully self contained apartment accommodation on a deep water harbour. All apartments & studios have unrivalled views from private decks across pristine Avana Harbour to an uninhabited islet with its beautiful sandy beaches. The private jetty is the departure point for local fishing charters as well as the start of your lagoon activities. Experience fish feeding, kayaking, snorkelling, and fishing. An ideal accommodation option for couples and families with teenagers who enjoy water sports and especially fishing!  " ... more   less 

Additional Information about Avana Waterfront Apartments

Address: Kaireva Drive | Avana Lagoon, Muri 869, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Price Range: $160 - $342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Avana Waterfront Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Avana Waterfront Apartments Muri, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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“Studios on bottom floor have best air flow through & easy beach access.”
 of 5 bubbles tomiet, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“lagoon view, quiet, very clean, great service, pool, BBQ on site, fly screens on all windows, laundry service”
 of 5 bubbles Cher1973, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is unfortunate to say but if you are poor in mobility then this place is not for you due to access to bedrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewmK9678ES, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs studios have balconies overlooking lagoon but longer way to pool/lagoon. Downstairs darker, no balcony but open onto lagoon side”
 of 5 bubbles 726isabels, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Downstairs studio suited us just fine.”
 of 5 bubbles regalcourtmotel, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
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