Atupa Orchid Units

2.5 star property
No-frills motel in Rarotonga

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Atupa Orchid Units

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Red Studio
Blue Studio | Bathroom | Shower, towels
Property grounds

Overview of Atupa Orchid Units

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
Atupa, Avarua, Rarotonga
Main amenities
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Free self-parking

Room options

Blue Studio

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Red Studio

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Avarua
  • Muri Beach - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 2 min drive
  • Airport pickup service


  • Palace Takeaway - 12 min walk
  • Trader Jacks Bar & Grill - 2 min drive
  • Raro Fried Chicken - 2 min drive
  • The Mooring Fish Cafe - 13 min drive
  • Rarotonga Brewery - 4 min drive

About this property

Atupa Orchid Units

Enjoy your visit to Rarotonga with a stay at Atupa Orchid Units.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests should contact the property prior to arrival with their anticipated arrival time on the island.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (10 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport pick-up*

Property amenities


  • Garden

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Limited housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 10 per person


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts cash.
Housekeeping is provided daily except on Sundays.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Atupa Orchid Units offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Atupa Orchid Units 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.
Are pets allowed at Atupa Orchid Units?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Atupa Orchid Units?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Atupa Orchid Units?
Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is NZD 10 per person.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Atupa Orchid Units?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Atupa Orchid Units and nearby?
Atupa Orchid Units has a garden.
What's the area around Atupa Orchid Units like?
Atupa Orchid Units is in Avarua, a short 11-minute walk from Punanga Nui Market.






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


4/10 Fair

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".
Greg, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

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.
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

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.
Suzanne, 9-night trip
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6/10 Good

Reasonable price for facilities
Brief stay, could hear people in adjacent room. Not particularly private if you're on honeymoon;-)
mol, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

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.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Budget accommodation in lovely setting,
Have stayed here 3 times. Budget accommodation but suits what we need. The roosters are a problem, less is best, give the hens a break. And maybe a fan in the unit would make the warmer days more bearable. Will stay there again. Clean and owners helpful.
Jeannette, 8-night trip
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6/10 Good

No road noise, but the £@*£+! roosters !!!!
Ok for what we needed. Basic tho the water shortage was a problem, had to start the pump before we could have a shower.
Cathleen, 9-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Terrible welcome
We received a cold welcome to the island. We were told to sleep in one room so that the clean up was easy the next day. We were told to save the power and water so no fans was allowed to be turned on. Not nice.
lahela , 10-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely gardens
Ingrid and Joe were very obliging , although the building and furnishings were of the 80's The unit was very comfortable.
6-night trip
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8/10 Very good

La dueña era muy agradable y la habitación estaba limpia, instalaciones viejas. Lo peor fueron los gallos que hay alrededor sueltos que nos despertaban cada dos por tres.
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