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The Black Pearl at Puaikura

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a pool, a separate room and a kitchen. All at an affordable price, and next to a lovely sandy beach, an ice cream store and a supermarket. Would definately come back. Staff were friendly too, even had one babysit.

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Jane B, Owner at The Black Pearl at Puaikura, responded to this review

Kia Orana Miranda, Thank you for your review of The Black Pearl - we are glad you enjoyed our facilities and found us affordable. The ice cream store next door is a bonus - but very dangerous for the waistline! Thanks for choosing to stay with us. Regards Jane Barclay & The Team at The Black Pearl

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really friendly owner and staff, We felt really welcomed. Gift of beautiful fresh fruit on arrival. Amazing snorkling just across the road,the snorkling gear was provided by accommodation and the fish were beautiful and friendly. Lovley setting with the pool and bbq area. My partner and I were very happy with the accommodation. I have allergies so i really appreciated...

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Jane B, Owner at The Black Pearl at Puaikura, responded to this review

Kia Orana Melissa, Thank you for sharing your impression of The Black Pearl. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay - and yes, we are very lucky to have one of the best beaches on the island just across the road. The shop and cafe next door are great for our guests. Thank you for choosing to stay at The...

Coventry, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely bungalows - self catering - Owner and staff very friendly and helpful. Very roomy with good facilities, salt water swimming pool, set in very well looked after tropical gardens. The Black Pearl is situated on the West Coast with the beach just over the road. Beautiful sunsets.

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Jane B, Owner at The Black Pearl at Puaikura, responded to this review

Kia Orana Val, We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us - our rooms are some of the largest on the island so there is plenty of room for you to spread out and relax. Our sheltered pool and tropical gardens are popular spots with our guests - we are glad you enjoyed our facilities - being on the...

Auckland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location. Pleasantly decorated rooms with plenty of space for two people. Great pool and very helpful staff on site. Across the road from the beach for snorkelling and swimming etc.. Next door to amenities - minimart, gas station, bus station and scooter/car hire.

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Kia Orana Tipi, Thanks for taking the time to share your impressions of The Black Pearl with other travellers. We think our location is pretty special - the pool and beach are very popular with our guests (as are the huge ice-creams at the shop next door!) It was great to meet you and give you a little help in...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very lovely accommodation and is exactly as advertised. The room was clean and comfortable. Our flight arrived at 6:30 am and we had arranged an early check in, where our transport driver walked us to our room, the key was waiting along with a lovely fruit platter. We were able to rest and clean up a bit...

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Jane B, Owner at The Black Pearl at Puaikura, responded to this review

Kia Orana Roberta, Thank you for your positive review. We loved having you and Sara here - the daily updates of your antics were hilarious - things seem very quiet without you! It was great to see you both so full of life and wanting to make the most of your Cook Island experience...and naturally I am delighted you are...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved it. Comfy room, clean and well equipped. Lagoon on the doorstep, nice pool, BBQ area. Friendly and helpful staff. Ice cream shop next door was excellent also! There is also a convenience store next door which proved useful.

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Kia Orana Peter, It was lovely to have you and your family stay at The Black Pearl - our guests really enjoy being so close to the lagoon (without a lagoon front price) The ice cream shop is a popular spot with guests and locals alike. It is a bit of a tradition on Rarotonga to take the family for...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We loved our stay at The Black Pearl. I have a chlorine allergy so the salt water pool on site was perfect for me - no reactions whats so ever! It was so hot in March we literally limped from fan in bedroom, to pool, back to our unit or off to the beach. There was a ceiling fan and...

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Jane B, Owner at The Black Pearl at Puaikura, responded to this review

Kia Orana Leonie, Thank you for your wonderful review - I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us - and yes it was a little steamy when you were here, it is the humidity that had us all melting! It was most unusual weather for March. The temperatures are still high now that we are into April but fortunately...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 April 2017

our recent stay at The Black Pearl was excellent! clean rooms, beautiful garden and salt water pool, nice and quiet, very friendly staff! our poolside room was nice and private - cleaned every second day and given fresh towels. bus stop right outside which is very handy and a beautiful beach right across the road with incredible sunsets right at...

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Jane B, Owner at The Black Pearl at Puaikura, responded to this review

Kia Orana Laura & Mary-ann, Thank you for your wonderful review - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us - we certainly enjoyed having you here - your zest for life and determination to see and experience as much as you could was refreshing! We would love to welcome you back to The Black Pearl - hopefully you...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My friend and I stayed at the Black Pearl for six nights and our stay was fantastic. Jane and the team are so lovely and welcoming. We booked the garden room - perfect for friends travelling. The rooms were spacious, lovely decor and a great kitchen to prepare our own meals when we weren't visiting the local restaurants. The Black...

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Jane B, Owner at The Black Pearl at Puaikura, responded to this review

Kia Orana - Thank you for your wonderful review - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass on your kind words to the team here. We have quite a selection of games for guests, as well as books - let's hope next time you are the winner! Our beach is pretty special, being so close...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Very nice and friendly staff. Room was clean and the pool was also good. No air condition so a little hot on the nights. You can have your own barbeque there also which was great. Location is alright .

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Kia Orana and thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the facilities we have to offer here at The Black Pearl. Thank you for your kind words about the team here - I will pass your comments on to them. Being a smaller property we are able to spend more time with our guests and help them...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the sheltered sunset side of the island, the Black Pearl at Puaikura enjoys an enviable location with a pristine beach across the road, safe for swimming and snorkelling; a magical spot to watch the sunset. A mere 15 minutes to downtown Avarua, ten minutes to the airport and twenty minutes to the eclectic hustle and bustle of Muri. Intimately set in tropical gardens around a central salt water swimming pool The Black Pearl’s 12 rooms are spacious with high vaulted ceilings. A bold, vibrant, sometimes quirky colour palette complements the natural colours of the island. All on the ground level each room has a private patio, a view of either the lush garden or sparkling pool – or both. Kitchen facilities mean you can prepare breakfast, a light lunch or dinner in between dining at a great choice of restaurants close by, many of whom offer a free pick up and drop off service. Or choose to use our poolside BBQ. The Black Pearl at Puaikura is a haven for those not wanting a large hotel with multiple bars and restaurants but rather an intimate environment where the emphasis is on personal service, a place where you can lose yourself in a tropical paradise, at an affordable price. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Black Pearl at Puaikura

Address: | Kavera, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: $158 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Black Pearl at Puaikura 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Puaikura Reef Hotel Arorangi
The Black Pearl At Puaikura Cook Islands/Rarotonga
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“Nice clean, pleasantly decorated rooms with comfortable beds and nice linen. Serviced every second day.”
tipig, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Get a room far from the back, the rooster is going to scream at 3. Period.”
michaeleM5524YE, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had room 6 but all looked great. Very clean, spacious , well equipped and set in lovely garden near pool.”
175gordonr, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pay a little more for the rooms facing the pool and further from the road. Be sure to ask for a room with a quiet fan!”
RussellCunningham, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Would be a good idea to have ear plugs for light sleepers as the road noise can be a worry for light sleepers. ”
Jim-Brenda1, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
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