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Vara's

Muri Beach | P. O. Box 434, Muri, Cook Islands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Good value 'guest house', would stay again. Right on Muri beach. I would recomend walking down to the rugby league club when a game is on and meet some of the locals. Facilities are not flash, but the deck and beach make up for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Stayed here with my son as part of our 4 month round the world holiday. We stayed in apartments on the hill which although we had our own en suite room we shared a kitchen with some great students on a similar trip to ourselves! The actual beach area and view has to be one of the best I've ever... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We just had a 10 day stay in Grand View Lodge and it was perfect! Carl and Pua are amazing hosts and always eager to help out. Carl dropped off fresh fruit from the property regularly, and the fresh lychee's made for the perfect cocktail ingredient! The view is to die for, and being set back from the beach to... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Had the pleasure of staying in a self contained unit which had my own shower/washroom kitchen and bedroom was incredible!! Its location was picturesque!! Couldnt have been luckier to have had it recommended to me, the price was so cheap i wondered if it was a typo an was pleased that when i checked it infact was correct!! Close to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

As you can see from lots of the earlier reviews Vara's was the place to be. Sadly the money men have come in and are slowly but surely turning Vara's into an up market hotel/apartments. Gone are the dorms on the beach, these have been replaced by a building site (which only competed with the cockerals as an alarm clock... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We stayed at Vara's for our entire time in Rarotonga. The rooms were basic but clean and were serviced daily. I don't know how it compares to other places at Muri in terms of price as I didn't check out anywhere else. But it is a great location and is a lovely spot to walk along the beach day or... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

What a rip off we never got the rooms we booked paid more than was quoted. The units don't come with Tea, Coffee, Milk!! No Soap in the Bath room. Even the dish washing liquid was watered down. Rosters crowed from 12.30 am and the dogs barked most of the night too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

For the price you can't compare. We stayed for 1 week here and when you look at what accommodation is just next door like the Pacific which is 4* you really can't complain. Varas is not expensive to be directly on Muri Beach. Room was basic but clean. Sun deck is good for relaxing although we were unfortunate with the... More 

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Thai Mueang, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Vara's is the best place to stay on a budget in the Muri area. We had a great location on the beach at an affordable price. Don't expect 5 star luxury as you get what you pay for. Also great facilities and a bus stop within walking distance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I stayed in one of the self contained beach studios and I found it to be great. The studio was very clean and the cleaner came every/ every other day, no issues at all, not even one single mosquito bite. The location couldn't be better, right on Muri beach with its own sun deck. There is also snorkel rent and... More 

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