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The Reef Motel

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Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, WiFi
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, WiFi
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, WiFi

Overview of The Reef Motel

The Reef Motel

2.5 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Laundry
Arorangi, Rarotonga

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBlack Rock4 min walk
  • Popular LocationRarotonga Golf Club11 min walk
  • Popular LocationNational Stadium2 min drive
  • AirportRarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.)5 min drive

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About this area


Located on the beach, The Reef Motel is in Arorangi, a neighbourhood in Rarotonga with good airport proximity. Black Rock and Para O Tane Palace are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Puaikura Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a match while in town? See what's going on at National Stadium. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as boat tours and other activities like whale watching.

What's nearby

  • Black Rock - 4 min walk
  • Rarotonga Golf Club - 11 min walk
  • National Stadium - 2 min drive
  • Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre - 4 min drive
  • Puaikura Beach - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 5 min drive


  • Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Kikau Hut - 3 min walk
  • Spaghetti House - 9 min walk
  • Waterline - 3 min drive
  • Wilson's Beach Bar - 4 min drive

About this property

The Reef Motel

Beachfront Rarotonga motel in Arorangi, near Black Rock
WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities and a garden are available at this motel. Self parking is free. Other amenities include a picnic area. All 12 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus WiFi and patios. Other amenities available to guests include premium bedding, ceiling fans and showers. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
The Reef Motel offers 12 forms of accommodation with a ceiling fan. Rooms open to patios. Beds feature premium bedding. This Rarotonga motel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered once per stay and an iron/ironing board can be requested.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (NZD 15 per hour)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Things to do

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Patio


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 2 PM - 3 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 12 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

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 15 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 18 per person (one way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 4 per cent

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, debit card or cash deposit 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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and cash

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

The Reef Motel Rarotonga
Reef Motel Rarotonga
Reef Rarotonga
The Reef Motel Motel
The Reef Motel Rarotonga
The Reef Motel Motel Rarotonga

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 34 reviews
5 - Excellent 12%
Rating 4 - Good. 16 out of 34 reviews
4 - Good 47%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 34 reviews
3 - Okay 21%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 34 reviews
2 - Poor 15%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 34 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Super peaceful and quiet. Great location right on the beach.
Stayed 6 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 14 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The beach being so close to my room. No tv, the fan only circulating the hot air in the room and not cooling the room down
Stayed 6 nights in Apr 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
Fine for a couple of nights.
This is nicely situated on the lagoon- but there are really no facilities other than a room and a bathroom. Fine for an overnight stay or two- and they organised an airport pick up at the ungodly hour the flight arrived.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Good quiet motel
Will be back A great place to relax friendly owners
Stayed 8 nights in Jun 2018