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Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga

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Situated in Avarua, the 2017-opened Wellesley Hotel is an adults-only small and luxurious boutique hotel. Conveniently located on the quieter back road, Avarua downtown and Punanga Nui market are a short walk away from the hotel, and the airport is within 10 minutes drive. The Wellesley Hotel offers a free airport shuttle service. The comfortable accommodation and the personalized service will procure you a homely feeling, while the crystalline 25-meters long outdoor pool will allow you to relax and enjoy the tropical garden and the stunning views on the mountain. The complementary cooked breakfast is made-to-order and will be served at the renowned Lazy Trout café, which is part of The Wellesley Hotel. As well as the on-site café and restaurant facilities, you will have access to free bicycles and free wifi. The small and friendly team of staff will provide you with the warm service you need to make your Rarotonga’s holidays an outstanding and unforgettable experience.
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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The bed was very comfortable, the host(s) were very friendly and the hotel was well situated. There was some noise from town and the local roaming roosters at night, but that seems unavoidable.... breakfast was tastey as well.
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We only stayed a night at this hotel, but it was a great stay. The hotel transfer from the airport was on time, whisking us away to the hotel. We booked the large room upstairs (there's only another 3 other rooms, I think, downstairs). The room we had was HUGE! There weren't
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Unfortunately we only stayed at the Wellesley for one night. The staff were extremely friendly and helpfull, even going so far as helping to deliver the luggage that didnt fit into our small car, to our other accommodation. The complementary breakfast, was one of the nicest we
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My wife and I stayed the last 5 nights of trip to Rarotonga at the Wellesley and we would recommend it to anyone. Nestled just off the beaten track of the main strip and conveniently located to all government offices if you are there on business, the staff, Tibo (GM), Andy
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My friend and I stayed at The Wellesley for our 3 night trip to Rarotonga. The hotel exceeded our expectations and was one of the highlights of our trip. We had the entire pool and pool area to ourselves for the entire stay. It is a nice a quiet place to stay that feels like
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"If you can afford it, choose the upstairs room with the private bathroom!"
"Upstairs for singles or a couple (one room with bathroom & shower), downstairs fits 1-6 people across three rooms and one bathroom/shower."
"Upstairs room was lovely."
"I feel like the upstairs rooms may have been a better option."
"Top floor!"
US$185 - US$208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaAvarua
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