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Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa

5.0 of 5 Main Rd, Muri Beach, Muri 1468, Cook Islands (Formerly Rumours of Romance)
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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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    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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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just spent 6 nights at Rumours - and it was amazing! We stayed in a beach front villa which was beautiful and private. The staff was lovely and respectful of privacy. The breakfast delivery was excellent - definitely have a breakfast smoothie! Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

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

Kia Orana Julia and A. Thank you so much for this review. You must have only just got home, so we're even more appreciative that you took the time so quickly after your visit to do this. We do hope you had a good trip back to NY. It would have been a long one and to hear that you... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks Andrew and Belinda for an amazing stay at Rumours. Our villa was just incredible and you were wonderful hosts. The private courtyard with its own spa pool and plunge pool were just such a treat, as was the beachfront position and the beautiful decor. Miss it so much!

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

Kia Orana Penny - we miss you too!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review; we truly appreciate it. I totally agree with you; our Villa's with their private courtyards, spa and plunge pools are quite extraordinary - coupled with the spectacular beachfront location - as one guest put it; 'Rarotonga has plenty to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I recently stayed 8 nights at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, we had a look online and checked all the places to stay and read the reviews of guests who had stayed on trip advisor, so we made the decision to stay at Rumours after all the glowing recommendations. We had an amazing holiday, the villas are... More 

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

Kia Orana D & V, Great to hear from you. It must be a bit hard for you both to be back at work again. Doesn't take long after a holiday for reality to strike does it ! You were a delightful couple to host and it was our pleasure to do anything we could to add to your holiday... More 

Kalgoorlie, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We recently spend 6 nights at rumours on our honeymoon, we were upgraded to the beautiful beachfront spa villa which was amazing!! And very private. The villa was equipped with everything you could need plus more, and were very clean and tidy. The staff were all lovely and extremely helpful. Definitely a beautiful place to stay.

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

Kia Orana Shannon and T. (Unless published, can't use names). Wonderful to have you both stay and enjoy what we have here at Rumours while on your honeymoon. I love the Spa Villas too as they're just that much more private and you hardly ever see anyone else on the beach do you. Your own private little world. NIce and... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Unfortunately we could only stay for 6 nights and would have loved to stay longer as we didn't want to come home. The comfort, service, privacy and amenities at Rumours were top class. From the Butler serviced breakfast we received every morning at a time we requested, to bookings for the Spa everything was handled with ease. Thoroughly recommend Rumours... More 

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

Kia Orana Louise, Great to hear from you - yes I thought you would like to have stayed longer, as B. particularly seemed to be dragging his heels at the thought of heading home again ! There is something very different about island life to city life, and although we can never avoid stresses and pressure completely, even the stresses... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have just spent the most wonderful and relaxing 8 days in a luxury beach front villa at Rumours Luxury Villa and Spa. Owners Grant and Carol were very accommodating and nothing was ever too much trouble and staff very friendly. Accommodation was stunning with amazing views and the standard of cleanliness is a full credit to their staff. Breakfast... More 

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

Kia Orana Jo, Thank YOU, for being such a delightful guest - it was a pleasure to do anything we could to assist you in enjoying your time both at Rumours and Rarotonga. You really got involved in the activities on the island here, and it was great to see you getting so much enjoyment from them all. Your review... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

The service was outstanding and the villas were absolutely beautiful and provided everything you need. The view was breathtaking to wake up to and location was the best on the Island. Can't wait to go back.

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

KIa Orana Joanna and Xy, Good to see that you are back home safe and sound. Hope the middle of the night flight didn't wipe you out too much the next day. You were great guests and it was good to meet you both. Yes the villas are pretty special aren't they with that view first thing in the morning.... More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

What an absolute fantastic experience to stay at Rumours Luxury Villa and Spa. From the moment I booked the trip I knew we were in for a special holiday. The excellent customer service, the clean and beautiful villa right through to the gorgeous view from our deck I would highly recommend anyone thinking of staying at Rumours to definitely book... More 

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

Kia Orana Mark. Your great review is very much appreciated, and wonderful for us to hear that your very special holiday was enhanced by your time at Rumours. You were both the perfect guests - and we also hope that your time out at Aituaki was enjoyable too. Sounds as though we may have the pleasure of your company at... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

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 

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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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 

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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 

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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*
Number of rooms: 7
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Rumours Luxury Villas Hotel Muri
Rumours Luxury Villas And Spa Muri, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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#1 Spa Hotel in Muri
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