The Kii Kii Motel – Cheap & Cheerful in Rarotonga

kiikiiAugust 2007

Booked into the KiiKii for a 2-week stay while volunteering in Raro with my 13-year old son. Prepared for the worst, based on reviews, so booked into Oceanview room – Room 17 – corner room, ground floor. Ok – its not the Ritz, but it is charming, if a bit worse for wear. Cons – paint peeling, tiles chipped off counters and showers, maintenance not so great, pool very small, not a swimmable beach. Pros – ramshackle charm, lovely staff, location not far at all from town, beach views spectacular, cozy, homey feel. Our room opened via sliding glass doors onto 2 sides – the sea on one and the pool on the other. Patios on each side. Great plus. Functional kitchen with stove and fridge, lots of light. No frills – no swim up bar or beach restaurant (no restaurant, actually), but you can walk about a minute to Club Raro next door for that stuff, so who cares. Good value for money – we’d stay again in a second.

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