Ratings based on 89 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New Zealand

Posted Aug 4, 2017
Great staff very knowledgeable and approachable. Close to beach. Good facilities for the price. Nice to stay at a small well managed place not a bigger resort.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 8, 2017 by Jane, Hotel Management
Kia Orana and thank you for your positive review. Our guests like that we are small - it gives our team the opportunity to get to know our guests and help them make the most of their time on our little island. Thank you for choosing to stay at The Black Pearl - we hope to welcome you back some time in the future. Regards Jane Barclay & The Team at The Black Pearl
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from NZ

Well sited on the sunset side of Rarotonga.

Posted Jun 5, 2017
Pros: Good location
Cons: Noisy fridge [somewhat alarming regular knocking which sounded like someone at the door at least 3 times a night] I think it was the fridge!.
Location: Beach, snorkeling [ sadly the lagoon had deteriorated and fish numbers and variety were sparse] Restaurant and bars Beluga for coffee was great.
Late arrival meant no welcome but room was ready with minimal provisions in fridge. Dogs barking, roosters crowing ,and road noise were an issue. During the stay thin walls meant other guests were audible. Staff helpful and pleasant . Pool clean and surrounds well kept.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 7, 2017 by Jane, Hotel Management
Kia Orana Paul, Thanks for sharing your impressions of your recent stay on Rarotonga. We hope that despite the dogs and the roosters which are all a part of life here that you enjoyed your stay on our little island. Regards Jane Barclay
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from wollongong

Top Accomodation

Posted May 27, 2017
Very clean and comfortable, friendly staff, bus at door, beach across road, store next door
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 7, 2017 by Jane, Hotel Management
Kia Orana Dawn and Elaine, We are delighted you found our accommodation clean and comfortable. Our location so close to a beautiful beach and right next door to a great grocery store is a real bonus for our guests. Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you back one day. Regards Jane Barclay
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from NZ

Nice hotel on the western side of the island

Posted May 3, 2017
Comfortable hotel with nice pool across the road from the beach. This hotel is situated on the western side of the island where the beach is great for snorkelling, watersports and swimming. Next door to a new mini mart, gas station and scooter hire.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 6, 2017 by Jane, Hotel Management
Kia Orana T Thanks for your review - yes we are very lucky to be so close to great swimming and snorkeling - and the mini mart next door with cafe and gas has proven very popular with our guests - particularly the huge icecreams in the cone - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return to The Black Pearl one day. Regards Jane Barclay & The Team at The Black Pearl
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Gold Coast

Perfect location for a relaxing beach holiday

Posted Dec 9, 2016 on Wotif
Loved my stay. Everything was sorted for my late arrival, welcomed by a plate of fresh sluced fruit in the fridge. The location is ideal for snorkelling, with the marine reserve about one kilometre to the east. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Good choice in terms of location and quality of self-catering accommodation.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 12, 2016 by Jane, Hotel Management
Kia Orana Michelle, Thank you for your feedback - we enjoyed having you here and sharing your infectious enthusiasm for the many varieties of fish you identified each day.! I hope your travels will bring you back to our little paradise - you can be assured of a very warm welcome. Thank you for choosing to stay at The Black Pearl. Regards Jane Barclay & The Team at The Black Pearl
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 16, 2016 on Hotels
Lovely accommodation, very friendly staff, great place to stay
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 18, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Kia Orana - I am delighted you found The Black Pearl a great place to stay - our team here love to know that their efforts are appreciated. Thank you for choosing to stay we us - we hope you will return to our little paradise very soon. Regards Jane Barclay & The Team at The Black Pearl
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New Zealand

Great location and host

Posted Oct 10, 2016
Location: Ideally located close to restaurants and the fabulous sunset coast beaches and lagoon for snorkelling. Great for those not wanting big resorts.
Ideally situated on the Sunset Coast for exploring beaches restaurants and activities away from the busier South coast. Excellent swimming pool and friendly staff. Proprietor very 'on to it' in terms of addressing any issues. Can be a little noisy if you bare in unit near the road although having said that a quieter room at the back does not take you away from the local roosters who have difficulty telling the time and den to start the morning chorus at all hours this can happen snywhere on Rarotonga the hotel provides foam earplugs free of charge if farm animal noises do interfere with your sleep.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 10, 2016 by Jane, Hotel Management
Kia Orana Neil, Thanks for your positive review - we totally agree that The Black Pearl is the place to stay if you are not looking for a big resort. We think our location is pretty special too with a beautiful beach just across the road - perfect for a magical sunset. Thank you for choosing to stay at The Black Pearl. Jane Barclay & The Team
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Great hotel, perfect getaway to kick back & relax

Posted Oct 5, 2016 on Wotif
Great hotel, perfect getaway to kick back & relax
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 6, 2016 by Jane, Hotel Management
Kia Orana We are thrilled to hear you thought The Black Pearl was a great place to stay. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us - we hope you will be back one day and can be assured of a warm welcome. Kind regards Jane Barclay & The Team at The Black Pearl
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very well situated - excellent pool and amenities

Posted Sep 24, 2016
Fantastic relaxing holiday - lots of great snorkelling, friendly and hospitable - lovely restaurants and good food and value for money
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 27, 2016 by Jane, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kind comments - we are thrilled you found our location and facilities - and all the great restaurants close by. I hope you will return one day - you can be assured of a warm welcome. Kind regards Jane & The Team at The Black Pearl
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Auckland, NZ

Chill out and relax

Posted Aug 1, 2016
Pros: Fresh colours, comfortable furniture, spacious rooms, fully equipped kitchen, books and board games available.
A relaxing, low-key stay in a small motel complex with fresh, clean rooms just across from the beach. Friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful gardens.
Comment from Hotel Management
by Jane, Hotel Management
Thank you Nikky for your lovely review - I am so pleased you liked our rooms, gardens, beach and staff! Our books and board games get a lot of use - just like holidays used to be. I hope you will choose to return to The Black Pearl - you can be assured of a warm welcome. Kind regards Jane and The Team at The Black Pearl