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  • Free Parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Para O Tane Palace
    2 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)
    2 min drive
  • Airport
    Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.)
    2 min drive

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Book online or call:

  • Red Studio

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Blue Studio

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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About this area


Atupa Orchid Units is located in Rarotonga's Avarua neighborhood, an area with good airport proximity. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Aroa Beach and Muri Beach. Te Vara Nui Village and Maire Nui Botanical Gardens are also worth visiting.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre - 3 min walk
  • Para O Tane Palace - 2 min drive
  • National Stadium - 2 min drive
  • Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) - 2 min drive
  • Cook Islands Library and Museum - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 2 min drive

About this property

Atupa Orchid Units

Rarotonga motel in Avarua with free parking
A garden and free self parking are available at this motel. All 17 rooms offer refrigerators, coffee makers, and showers.
Atupa Orchid Units offers 17 accommodations. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly


Guest services

Housekeeping (limited)



Room amenities



Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker



Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests should contact the property prior to arrival with their anticipated arrival time on the island. <p> Guests can contact the property using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking. </p>


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

  • Children 10 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 10 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 10 per person

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 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.
    This property only accepts cash for all bookings and onsite payments. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Housekeeping is provided daily except on Sundays. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We should mention

Children 10 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Atupa Orchid Units Motel Rarotonga
  • Atupa Orchid Units Motel
  • Atupa Orchid Units Rarotonga
  • Atupa Orchid Units Motel
  • Atupa Orchid Units Rarotonga
  • Atupa Orchid Units Motel Rarotonga

Guest rating

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


Don't do it!

We booked the last night of our Rarotonga visit at this place to be near the airport and have a bed and somewhere to relax prior to our 2am flight departure. Yes, it's cheap BUT it's also extremely scruffy. The owner / manager was found at a house at the rear of the property and only after making my way through his garage and climbing over his ride-on lawnmower which was in bits on the floor, then up some back stairs. The unit itself appears to have been furnished in the 70's which would normally be kind of appealing but this also extended to the linen and beds - all of which you'd hesitate to lie on or in. Sheets smelled musty and were threadbare - pretty sure they were circa 1970s. I put our 20kg suitcase on one of the single beds and it collapsed. Next time we're in Rarotonga we'll definitely spend a little more and stay somewhere else on the last night. This place really is "past it".

Pros: Leaving it.

Cons: Clean the bathroom and remove the mould from the shower curtain and walls. Update the linen. Create a reception of some sort. Update the beds.

Location: Near the airport and town which was the drawcard for us but there are plenty other options just as handy.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018


Be warned.

My sister and I and our husbands stayed here for thankfully only one night recently. There was no hot water and the toilet didn't flush. When we questioned Ingrid in the morning she said that no one had hot water because there had been so much rain and the solar heating wasn't working. She did not put us in the rooms (studios) that we had booked and said she had only received money for one booking - despite me showing her the booking confirmation and receipt. She was very argumentative and a very difficult lady to deal with. We asked for some milk, which she charged us way more than we could buy in the supermarket. She did get up in the middle of the night when we arrived and also allowed us to leave our bags on the porch next day while we went to hire a car. Would never come back.

Pros: Absolutely nothing.

Cons: The owner could be a lot more switched on to hosting visitors. This place is extremely dated and run down and overpriced for what you get.

Location: Close to Avarua - we were able to walk into town next morning to arrange a hire car.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018


In the neighbourhood

Handy walk to Avarua township. Restful grounds. Nice neighbours. Be aware their are a few roosters on property which can crow 24/7 so bring ear plugs if a light sleeper. Has all the basic necessities you need. Unit serviced daily, including clean towels.

Pros: Nice location to base yourself whilst discovering the amazing gifts the island has to offer.

Cons: Replace the connecting door between the Blue Studio and Red Studio with a proper dividing wall. Fix sliding door between bedroom and ensuite.

Location: Closel to town and great base to explore island. Not far to travel for a snorkel or swim. Close to local eateries, supermarket and local artists.

Stayed 9 nights in Jul 2018


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

Reasonable price for facilities

Brief stay, could hear people in adjacent room. Not particularly private if you're on honeymoon;-)

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018



The lady seemed nice enough to begin with but become passive aggressive and totally inappropriate. The roosters keep us up all night but considering they were at our other accommodation too it was something we just dealt with. However the worst part, the blue room had a faulty door that did not close to the toilet and shower and therefore we had to warn each other when we were using it. We told her when she came in and she said nothing. That night around 9pm we were watching a movie and saw a torch light and got a massive fright only to find the lady surprised that we were in the accommodation and relaxing - she expected that we were going to go out. She then proceeded to come into our room and say that another person had left an adapter and she came in rifled though our stuff asking if it was ours and not the adapter, asking us if we were 'sure' it was ours? Then she complained about the other guest waiting three days to contact her about it. If we were not in, would she have just come into our room and gone through our stuff looking for it? She would not be someone I want going through my things at all. Also a dead cockroach was in the shower it was too. Definitely not worth even half what we paid. Then she tried to make us turn the fan off by saying we'd get sick. She is not helpful, would only do things for money - airport transfer person. Also a 15 min walk to town.

Pros: Other locals were nice.

Cons: Fix the door, clean the shower and better hospitality. I cannot believe she thinks she could go into our room thinking we shouldn't be there.

Location: Close to town and markets - 15min walk.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2018

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