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Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa

5.0 of 5 Villa   |   Main Rd, Muri Beach, Muri 1468, Cook Islands (Formerly Rumours of Romance)
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Ranked #1 of 17 Specialty lodging in Muri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our 4th time to the lovely Rarotonga. First time we have stayed at rumours it was above and beyond our expectation. Owners and staff were more than helpful and friendly.We have already recommended Rumours to someone planning a trip soon. Defiantly would recommend Rumours to anyone wanting luxury accommodation.

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Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana friends. Awesome review - thank you. Appreciate your recommending Rumours to your friends and hopefully if they come and stay, we can ensure that they enjoy their time with us as much as you obviously did. Do hope it's not too cold for you back in the South, and when you feel like warmer weather again, will look... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a surprise birthday trip for my sister and I. We had a pick up from the airport by a lovely and friendly man and,once he had loaded the luggage he handed me a check in form to fill in with credit card details and waited until I had done this, I thought it was a bit strange but... More

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Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana to you both. Have been thinking about you and D (Tripadvisor don't recommend using personal names) and it really was great to see how much you both enjoyed your stay. You were quite adventurous to go kayaking - and just sorry you got the heavier of our kayaks to lug back up the beach. The villa you were... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay, friendly and helpful staff. Walk off your deck onto a very nice beach . Not really a swimming beach until you get 50m off shore beyond the coral, but you have a private pool and spa anyway. The villa is self contained with full cooking facilities and a BBQ. Home theatre system included in villa 3.... More

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Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana to you both. Really appreciate the fact that you did this review for Rumours while you were still staying with us - that's very special so a big thank you for that. Our staff really love hearing that they have done their job well - they do try very hard to ensure that our guests get a high... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my partner stayed here last month in one of the Beachfront Spa Villas. It was an absolutely perfect place for our mid-winter break - the owners and staff really know how to look after their guests. We made sure to use the spa (right next door) and very much enjoyed the treatments we had from their multi-award-winning facility!... More

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Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana C & M Lovely to see your review come in. It was a pleasure to do anything we could to make your holiday more enjoyable, and it was good that you had such easy access to the Spa. The weather back in NZ over the last week or so hasn't been too good has it, so I guess... More

Whangarei
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This really is a lovely place to stay in when visiting Rarotonga. Close enough to Muri Beach amenities, yet still private and secluded. View from beachfront villa is spectacular, no matter what the weather. The villa is beautifully appointed with everything that is required for a restful and rejuvenating sojourn. It would probably not be possible to find better.

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Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana friends. Hope all is well with you back home and so nice for us to hear that you found the Spa Villa to be relaxing, away from it all, yet still handy to most of the local amenities. The villas are very close to the water aren't they, and sometimes when the seas are high, the crashing of... More

Mill Valley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and two sons, 21 and 16, recently stayed at Rumours and we loved the villa. The owners are on-site, and their staff is friendly and responsive. The location is just far enough away from Muri Beach to be private and serene, but close enough to take advantage of tourist services (car rental, restaurants, dive company, etc.). Heartily recommended.... More

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Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana family. Really appreciate your taking the time to do a review on Rumours especially as you've just got back and the thousands if things that must be pressing on you as soon as you return. You got heaps of diving excperiences in both in Rarotonga and Aitutaki so that's great - something you obviously enjoy as a family.... More

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The location of Rumours was SO nice, right on the beach. The Lagoon which was right outside our door was so beautiful. It was such a nice place to relax and unwind. I enjoyed such a nice holiday. The people and staff were very friendly and kind and I just loved all the different kinds of fresh fruit available on... More

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Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana - Greetings from a not quite so sunny a day in the Cook Islands today. Lovely to know that your time here with us was so memorable and that you enjoyed it so much. It was a really hot time of the year when you came so hope the pool was helpful in that regard ! Yes the... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

We had a very relaxing massage each at the Spa at the end of our trip to Rarotonga. It was most enjoyable and professional massage from the 2 masseuses at the Spa. The Spa itself is very well appointed with the running water wall being a lovely feature; the coffee offered on arrival was a very nice addition to their... More

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Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Great to hear from you and especially how much you enjoyed your time in the Spa. It adds quite a special dimension to a relaxing holiday doesn't it, and the girls are so good at paying attention to the little things that make the whole experience so enjoyable. Hope everything is going well for you now you are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Visited Maricel and Myrna at the Rumours Luxury Waterfall Spa Facility on our recent trip to Rarotonga. The girls were great at our treatments selected as a few of our family members visited whilst on holiday, one family member even making 2 trips. Thanks girls, well relaxed and we enjoyed our time at your Waterfall Spa Facility. Would warmly recommend... More

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Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Lovely to hear that your time in the Spa was such an enjoyable experience for you all. Maricel and Myrna are great and they are not only very good at their profession, but they genuinely love the people they deal with and it's very important to them that folks enjoy their time in the Spa. I have passed... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We just got back from 8 days at Rumours. Grant and Carol did an amazing job of making everything easy for us. We were thrilled to be upgraded to a beach front villa which made our trip even more special. Everything was well organised, the breakfasts are wonderful and nothing is a problem. Thank you to Taylor, Tony and Jone... More

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Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana Friends, Lovely to hear from you so quickly after you arrived back home. You were delightful guest to have stay which is why it is so great to hear that you will be returning and that we will have the opportunity to show you some more Rumours hospitality. But more importantly, will have the chance to meet up... More

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Address: Main Rd, Muri Beach, Muri 1468, Cook Islands (Formerly Rumours of Romance)
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa 5*
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Top class Award Winning luxury villa accommodation with three villa categories. Each villa has private swimming pool with waterfalls off rocks into pools all set in private courtyards. Spa pools to beachfront villas as well. Movie theatre room option with 2.5 Metre projection system and full surround sound. Absolute beachfront location. Superb four poster beds,all villas having two bathrooms. Waterfall Day Spa which has won many World Travel Awards for 2011, 2012 and 2013. ... more   less 
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