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"Fantastic quiet accommodation in business district of Avarua. The manager is very good and the chef is amazing! Clean and today premises with great a ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 11 May 2019

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Hotel Description

Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga puts you in the heart of Rarotonga, within just a 10-minute stroll of Para O Tane Palace and Punanga Nui Market. Highlights at this B&B include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free cooked-to-order breakfast.

You can enjoy TVs, ceiling fans, and safes, featured in all 3 individually decorated rooms. Additionally, room service, hair dryers, and desks are available.

The café, The Lazy Trout, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. The bed & breakfast's own poolside bar and bar/lounge are nice places to enjoy a drink. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and free use of bicycles. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Avarua B&B include Muri Beach and Aroa Beach.

Double Bedroom with Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$260* Per night/room 23 Feb. - 24 Feb.

Double Room With Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

3 Bedrooms Unit with Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 3 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga

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5 out of 5
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.

Posted by on 11 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Jul. 2019 by Corinne

Many thanks for the great feedback! We look forward to your next visit.

5 out of 5

Lovely small hotel at the back of town.

Pros: So close to town
Very quiet position. Room and shared bathroom well appointed and extremely clean. Manager extremely helpful. Beautiful large swimming pool to cool down in. Cafe closed for Christmas so can't comment on that.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 30 Dec. 2017

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About the Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga

Location Puoromea Road 49A 2B, Avarua, Rarotonga,

Property Features

Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga offers its guests an outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Rarotonga bed & breakfast.

  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) (3 km / 1.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga offers 3 accommodations with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • In-room dining
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.

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

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

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

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 17 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 17 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve onsite parking. Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Wellesley Hotel Rarotonga offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Children 17 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.