We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa

5.0 of 5 Main Rd, Muri Beach, Muri 1468, Cook Islands (Formerly Rumours of Romance)
Click for phone number
Hotel website
Special Offer
Beachfront Save $1000
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa
Write a Review

222 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    200
    12
    7
    2
    1
See reviews for
12
181
4
3
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (40)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (222)
  • Mar-May only
    (63)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (68)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (50)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (41)
All months
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the minute we were picked up at the airport by our friendly private driver to the minute we were returned a week later, we were thoroughly spoiled at this gorgeous place. The Villa was the ultimate in luxury with every detail thought of. The owners, Carol and Grant, are very accessible but also very discreet and the lady who... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana Annie, Thank you both for staying with us at Rumours. You were a great couple and a privilege for us to do all we could to ensure you had a nice holiday. Those smoothies are pretty good aren't they, and best of all - they're good for you ! We love throwing in some complimentary massages where we... More

Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon in late September 2014 in the Premium Villa. It was spectacular! We loved every minute of our stay and didn't want to leave. The staff were so nice and nothing was too much hassle. We had a few "speed bumps" but these were handle with ease and they couldn't be more... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana K&K, Lovely to hear from you. Know what you mean about the hammock being super super comfortable. All the staff had a turn when we first got that hammock, and the hardest thing was getting them out of it and back to work again ! Pleased you got the standard of service you quite rightly expected, and exciting... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is true when they say that it is the people who make the place and Rumours is a classic example of that. From the moment you send an online enquiry to the moment you are dropped off at the Airport, their service is nothing short of fantastic. Warm, courteous and friendly staff just make you feel so good about... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana to you both. Being refreshed, recharged and relaxed is what a holiday is all about, and the fact that you felt this is what you achieved with your stay at Rumours is just great to hear ! Yes you are right about the fish being friendly. We have had guests come back from their snorkelling saying that the... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two weeks in the Platinum Villa were amazing. The advantage of this villa was it's size and cinema room with huge selection of movies - a fantastic way to spend late evenings after dinner into the wee hours watching old classics or newer movies of any genre. The rear courtyard with waterfall, pool, spa and BBQ were perfect for those... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana - Wow, two weeks in the Platinum villa. So pleased you enjoyed your time there, and yes the odd 450 movies or two, are great to have in that villa especially with the big projection system. It wasn't the best of weather during your stay, so to have the space, home away from home appliances and be right... More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looks expensive at first glance but no way. Amazing villas in design, build and location, we saw whales swimming 3 of our 4 mornings from deck Don't miss this place. Staff fantastic. At 49 I had my first ever massage at their spa and booked again for following day, first 2 of many I am sure In a nut shell... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana S & H. Really happy that you stayed at the height of the whale season and yes, they're great to watch - not sure if you got to see one spouting, but that's special too. Most men we have stay tend to leave the Spa treatments and pampering to their wives, but then when they do give it... More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this beautiful island for our recent honeymoon and stayed at this exquisite resort. We would describe this resort as "Paradise on Earth". Grant, Toni and the entire team went above & beyond to ensure our stay was everything we expected and a little more. The attention to detail from as little as cleaning the room without infringing on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana Paul and Cat. What a long distance away you are from us now - and I do hope the memories of your time in the Cook Islands stay with you for a long time to come. I can well believe that the jetlag from your trip would take it's toll for some time before you can get fully... More

Queenstown
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our trip to Rarotonga was made all the more fabulous by the beautiful accommodation provided by Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa. The villa was sheer luxury - from the stunning beachfront, to the private pool and spa, to the media room, indoor waterfall, amazing bathroom and fully equipped kitchen - everything was pure perfection from the minute we walked in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana friends. Your 20th wedding anniversary was a biggie, so it makes us really happy that it was made all the more enjoyable by your stay at Rumours. We have lots of special occasion guests and we take it very personally that we do anything we can to add to the occasion with our level of service and commitment.... More

NZ
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Loved Rumours. Perfectly situated. Lovely surroundings. Spacious and luxurious. Service was excellent. Grant was particularly helpful as were other staff members. The waterful/private pool area and spa as you walk into your villa is gorgeous then to walk through straight onto the beachfront is perfection. Would we stay again? Without a doubt!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana to you both. So happy that your holiday was great and that you were in no way disappointed with your stay at Rumours. Our team there is small but very committed to providing the best we can in customer service which isn't that hard as we have such awesome guests most of the time, that it's a pleasure... More

東京
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stayed in Bora Bora and Cook Island honeymoon. In Bora Bora, we stayed at Four Seasons Hotels. The convenience of accommodation, I was able towards rumours spend a good comfortable overwhelmingly. In the Cook Islands, is located in the environment that can be immediately able to want to do ourselves, in Bora Bora, so do I need to ask... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana our Japanese friends. It must have been quite difficult for you to do this review in English as it's not your first language, so we appreciate the fact that you made the effort all the more - thank you very much. Yes we hope that in the future we get a lot more tourists visiting the Cook Islands... More

Invercargill
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed at Rumours during a very rare wet week,but despite the weather it was an incredible week. Rumours is absolute luxury, our beachfront suite had 2 rooms, but unlike a normal hotel, we didn't use the second room at all, there was so much space in our room and bathroom area that it wasn't even used for bag storage.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana from a sunny Cook Islands. Nice to say sunny, as you did have awfully wet weather when you stayed - and as you say, it was rare that it stayed wet for so long over the time of your visit. However the fact that you still enjoyed your stay and time in Rarotonga is great to hear. Some... More

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa

Address: Main Rd, Muri Beach, Muri 1468, Cook Islands (Formerly Rumours of Romance)
Phone Number:
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Agoda, Expedia, Orbitz, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Rumours Luxury Villas Hotel Muri
Rumours Luxury Villas And Spa Muri, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

250 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (227)
Viewed
Room/suite (74)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (27)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (23)
Viewed
View from room (16)
Viewed
Other (68)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (24)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (16)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay