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The Reef Motel

Hotel Class
2.5 out of 5



3.4 / 5
31 reviews


  • Free parking
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Black Rock
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Rarotonga Golf Club
    11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    National Stadium
    2 min drive
  • Airport
    Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.)
    5 min drive

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Book online or call:

+64 9913 4658
  • Studio

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Triple Room

    Room Amenities

    • Lagoon view
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Located on the beach, The Reef Motel is in Rarotonga's Arorangi neighbourhood, an area with good airport proximity. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Aroa Beach and Muri Beach. Maire Nui Botanical Gardens and Te Vara Nui Village are also worth visiting.

Visit our Rarotonga travel guide

What's nearby

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

Getting around

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

About this property

The Reef Motel

Along with WiFi in public areas, this motel has laundry facilities and a garden. Self parking is free. Other amenities include a picnic area. All 12 rooms offer WiFi, patios and fridges. Other amenities available to guests include premium bedding, ceiling fans and showers. Housekeeping is available once per stay.



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

Special check-in instructions

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out before 10 AM

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.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Payment types at the property

American Express

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 $18.00 per person (one way)

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 are 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.

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 aged 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property. No pets or service animals are allowed at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Reef Motel Rarotonga
  • Reef Motel
  • Reef Rarotonga

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
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Things to do

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Patio


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Nearby activities


  • Boat tours
  • Whale watching

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

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


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

Good quiet motel

Will be back A great place to relax friendly owners

Stayed 8 nights in Jun. 2018

4/5 Good

Affordable and relaxing

Three of us shared the studio apartment for two nights. It was basic but clean and airy and the staff were helpful. The cabana near the beach was fabulous and we sat and watched the whales swimming by. It was quiet.

Pros: It was close to the lagoon and we were able to relax in the peaceful surroundings near the cabana and lagoon.

Cons: The room was basic and a bit in need of updating

Location: The cabana was relaxing and we could watch whales. It is close to the airport and harbour. Snorkelling in the lagoon was fun

Stayed 2 nights in Sep. 2017


Good price. Pretty basic. Beach area good

Only stayed here when about to go back home and finished with beach activities. Close to the airport and our flight was 1am.

Stayed 2 nights in Sep. 2017

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