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Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa

#1 of 5 Hotels in Muri
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Main Rd, Muri Beach, Muri 1468, Cook Islands (Formerly Rumours of Romance)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was so very serene and peaceful. Exactly what we needed. They provided everything you could hope for snorkel gear, kayaks, DVDs not to mention the friendly & warm welcome we received the moment we got off the plane by the staff waiting for us. Beautiful, real people. I hope to return one day soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is out of this world and is everything you could want for an island holiday. Fantastic managers that up graded us the day we arrived and a bottle of bubbles to welcome us. We will be coming back again very soon! The spa pool and pool area is nothing you will get anywhere else, the waterfall was magic!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was truly paradise. On arrival we were greeted by our driver who hung garlands around our heads and took us to our car. He was very happy and friendly and dropped us right outside our villa. We had the Beachfront Romance Villa (upgrade from the beachside - and were SO grateful for the upgrade!). Once we walked inside... More 

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will not be disappointed with Rumours, from the moment you get there it is instant relaxation. Unfortunately we did not get to meet Belinda but Andrew was wonderful, nothing was ever a problem and we really enjoyed how private the villa was. They do their utmost to clean your room while your out and call first if they need... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Absolutely stunning view from our bedroom - awakening to the sun rising over a clear blue lagoon with sea in the distance - what an experience! The villa was beautiful and water features and garden surrounding the villa outstanding. We will definitely visit again.

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AndrewBelinda, General Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We can't help but agree - it really is an AMAZING holiday destination; looking forward to welcoming you both back to our island paradise. Best wishes Belinda, Andrew and the entire Rumours Team More 

Rushworth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We have just got home from 7 days in Rarotonga and Rumours - our plan was to have some time out, to find some romance and to unwind. Done, done and done. The accommodation was fantastic. We started in a beach side villa which still had a view of the beach and easy access to the water and our kayaks.... More 

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AndrewBelinda, General Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana Estelle I looked up the temperature today of where you are... I see you're heading for a TOP of 16; you will be pleased to know its STILL 29 and stunning sunshine - tell Geoff the waters still warm enough for swimming and your view is still as spectacular as when you left. It was such a delight... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Maybe we were luck to get one of the villas by the spa, but it made for a cery provate retreat. Andrew and Belinda were great hosts, nothing too much trouble and very relaxed about jeepingnout of our way. Definitely reccomend this place.

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AndrewBelinda, General Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana Nick Loved reading your attempted 'thumbs mobile phone' review just now... the added typos certainly made it an entertaining read. :) It was a genuine privilege hosting and meeting you both and we look forward to the day we welcome you back to our sunny shores. Take care of each other till then. Andrew, Belinda and the entire... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We just had to write a review on our stay at Rumours. This is only the 2nd time we have written an accommodation review on somewhere we have stayed but we thought a review was definitely needed so other people could experience a piece of paradise just like we did. Before writing this review I should add that we started... More 

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PCRmanager, General Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

WOW! .. thank you so much for taking the time to write such a magnificent review! We feel privileged to manage such an amazing property but full credit goes to the great team we have working here at Rumours Luxury Villas who take pride in EVERYTHING they do. It's humbling and rewarding to see our combined efforts so publicly acknowledged... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We absolutely loved staying at Rumours and did not want to leave! The villa was gorgeous with the most incredible views of the sea and steps leading right down onto a lovely beach. It really did feel like paradise, just so amazing and relaxing. We couldn't have asked for better hosts: Belinda and Andrew were so hospitable and welcoming. Definitely... More 

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AndrewBelinda, General Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana Robyngs Thanks so much for your lovely review; the luxury Villa's and views are gorgeous aren't they - and as expressed by so many; the photos just don't do them justice. Thanks also for your kind words; we love what we do here; and our aim is always to work at exceeding guests expectations from the moment they... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lovely beach front villa in fabulous setting. Management went out of its way to help make our stay great. Lovely private pool & spa. Breakfast delivered every morning was good quality and more than we could eat but set us up for the day. Some good restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance. Also, the couples romance massage at the... More 

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AndrewBelinda, General Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana HaggisNZ A huge thank you goes out to you both for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We sincerely appreciate the effort. Andrew and I come from a lifelong career in hospitality and luxury resort management; our passion is helping guests get the very best out of their holiday experience; be that organising a special... More 

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