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Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga

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Double Room With Ensuite | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
Food and drink
Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga

Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga

3.0 star property
3-star B&B in Avarua with outdoor pool and restaurant

9.4/10 Exceptional

15 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Restaurant
Puoromea Road 49A 2B, Avarua, Rarotonga

Guests rated this location 9.0/10 - Wonderful

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Avarua
  • Muri Beach - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 4 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle


  • Trader Jacks Bar & Grill - 8 min walk
  • Tuoro at Black Rock Villas - 6 min drive
  • Charlie's - 17 min drive
  • On The Beach Restaurant - 8 min drive
  • Rehab Nightclub, Rarotonga, Cook Islands - 9 min walk

About this property

Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga

Located only 1.9 mi (3 km) from the airport, Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at The Lazy Trout, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast and lunch. Other highlights include a poolside bar, free bike rentals and a terrace. Fellow travellers say good things about the airport.


English, French, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 9 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (17 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • On-site parking only available on request
  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Free airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free bike hire
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Lazy Trout – This poolside café specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch and lunch. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Wellesley Rarotonga
Wellesley Rarotonga Rarotonga
Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga Rarotonga
Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga Bed & breakfast
Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga Bed & breakfast Rarotonga

Frequently asked questions

Does Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the bed & breakfast's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga?
Yes, The Lazy Trout offers al fresco dining, local and international cuisine and garden views.
What's the area around Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga like?
Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga is in Avarua, a short 4-minute drive from Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) and 12 minutes' walk from Cook Island Christian Church (CICC).







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

The staff here is AMAZING! Friendly as can be and super helpful with ideas on what to do and where to go! I would highly recommend!!
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing staff and facilities. Great location if you want to stay in Avarua
4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable & convenient stay in Avarua, Raratonga
Our one-night stay was very comfortable. Our downstairs room was spacious and we had exclusive use of the bathroom. The communal lounge area was also very comfortable. Thibault met us at the airport and was very helpful with information and checking in. The staff were friendly. Breakfast was excellent. We had a very nice lunch at the Lazy Trout restaurant attached to the hotel. The hotel is located less than10 minutes walk from the bus stop at Cook's Corner and other areas, such as the markets and Trader Jack's were also within walking distance. We were also transferred back to the airport next day.
Carol, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic quiet accommodation in business district of Avarua. The manager is very good and the chef is amazing! Clean and today premises with great amenities. Will definitely stay again. Highly recommended.
4-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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6/10 Good

A little far from the road hotel in Rarotonga
I moved to this hotel after being dissatisfied with an alternative accommodation I had on the island through AirBnb. This place was available at last minute notice and quiet. It has a nice pool with outside/indoor eating area but rarely busy. This place is a bit further from the road but doable if you have a car. My room was nice and clean. Downside: there were ants in my room. They got into my luggage. I didn't have food in it. I had to clean out my luggage a few times during my stay. The breakfast food was good. I had the fruit platter and eggs with toast which was included in my hotel stay. There seems to be a lot of workers around. The wifi code only works if you are in their lobby but it quickly expired as there was only 250mb per day. Cook Islands is really expensive for wifi and cell service. None of the accommodations or places you go to offer complimentary wifi.
Mary Ruth, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic place
This was my second stay here. As soon as I realized I was returning I booked my room. The service was amazing as was the food. Bed was comfortable and clean. Next time I’m in Raro I’ll be back
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10/10 Exceptional

Worthy to stay
Sweet boutique hotel, very new with a cozy living room. The staffs are so friendly and helpful. Nice choice in Raro!
Rebecca, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Convenient hotel, close to town
We chose the Wellesley Hotel to overnight on our arrival at Rarotonga due to our very late arrival at 1.30am and its close proximity to the airport. Chibault greeted us at the airport and could not have been nicer or more helpful. This same man drove half way around the island to our new hotel a few days later to deliver us something we had left in roon. That's service! We had an excellent breakfast in a pleasant setting overlooking the large swimming pool and garden. Our room was very modern, comfortable and well appointed although no airconditioning. That said, we were not too hot and there were numerous windows on three sides and good breeze. The only real negative was the noise - not the fault of the hotel but Rarotonga is overrun with free ranging dogs and roosters and boy do they make a racket. But other than that, the Wellesley suited our short stay needs very well. Good value.
Maria, 1-night trip
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