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The Edgewater Resort and Spa

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staff should have been on holiday as they were not at all enthusiastic or happy..The exception was the friendly lady fronting reception and our housekeeper. The smooth porcelain tiles lining the pathways are a reportable hazard when wet. Warning signs do not alleviate or minimise the problem Flat white coffee was just that and almost cold. Happy to move after the five day special and experienced bucketloads of hospitality at A'roa Beach.

We had a stopover for 3 days on our way back from NZ. The "resort" looks like a 2 star motel. It is old, dirty, and smelly. First room was infested with ants and I was HORRIFIED when I saw a lizard running on my bed. Changing room did not help. Ants and lizards have been in another room as well. The bed is hard, the pillows are old and lumpy. Cemetary and prisor just behind the "resort". The "beach" is dead and shallow coral reef. 3 mile ride from airport cost 18 USD per person. It's cost us 54 USD for my family of three. The Cook Islands is a poor 3d world country with poorly developed tourism. The Rarotonga in general does not have good beaches. Everything is very expensive. To leave this "paradise" will cost you 50 USD per person in some kind of tax, even so you pay 12.5% tax for your hotel and all other goods. Stay away from Cook Islands and spend your vacation money in Hawaii ot Tahiti.

Room not as you expected: I booked the beachfront room BUT it not really the beachfront you expect. The pool is between you and the beachfront. If you want REAL beachfront, go for the beachfront deluxe- which i had to upgrade for additional $30 per night- much more expensive than if you book beachfront deluxe via [...]. Hidden charges: The pricing noted hotel transfer but you actually get charged NZ$17.50. I'm not the only guest who complained about this. Such a rip off! Much cheaper if you take the bus (which is only 5-10mins away from the airport) or take the cab which will probably cost less than $10!They'll charge you as much extra whenever they can. I made arrangements with my friends to take over my remaining days and the hotel charged them again for my upgrade! NOT cool! I'll update my review if the hotel credit back the add'l charge.

Avarua Rarotonga

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Arorangi within a 15-minute walk of Black Rock, The Edgewater Resort and Spa is within a few miles (5 km) of National Stadium. This 280-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with a private beach, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. Near the airport, the resort is also close to Aro'a Beach and Puaikura Beach.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy dining at the resort's 2 onsite restaurants: The Brasserie specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; The Spaghetti House offers relaxing garden views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


The Edgewater Resort and Spa's 280 rooms are individually decorated and provide balconies, refrigerators, and electric kettles. Guests can expect WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include ceiling fans, safes, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests of The Edgewater Resort and Spa have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD 45 per person roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include outdoor tennis courts, WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms.

Room options

Standard Room, Garden View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, Garden Area

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, Lagoon View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, Beachfront

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4