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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
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    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, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can remember being very sick in hospital some years ago and the one thing that helped was planning and dreaming of one day being able to visit one of those picturesque South Pacific Islands with palm trees and white sandy beaches. That dream was realised when my two sisters and I were able to spend a weekend at Rumours... More 

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

Kia Orana Lee-Anne and the sisters! You talk about a coming here was 'A South Pacific Dream Come True' - we are so happy to hear that! We are so grateful to be given the opportunity to manage this gorgeous property; having lived and worked in many South Pacific Islands we have to admit without a doubt that Rarotonga is... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently stayed in the Rumours Platinum Villa for three glorious nights. This villa truly was the most amazing and luxurious place we have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. The villa itself was exceptional, upon entering we felt like we had entered our own piece of paradise. The beach view was breathtaking. Above all of this... More 

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

Kia Orana Leigh One of the perks of running a fine establishment as Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa is getting the opportunity to meet and connect with such wonderful people such as yourselves. Thank you both for choosing to stay here with us and thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. I will pass on... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After several great days in French Polynesia, we arrived in Rarotonga expecting more of the same. But, our beachfront villa at Rumours exceeded all expectations -- beautifully appointed, spacious, great entertainment system, private pool and hot tub, and personal kayaks right off the beachfront patio. Coupled with Rarotonga's laid back atmosphere and small and friendly population, our stay on Rarotonga... More 

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

Kia Orana Matt So happy to see that your accommodation here at Rumours exceeded all your expectations. What we LOVE to see is the number of people like yourselves 'discovering' that the Cook Islands has so much more to offer than French Polynesia. Good to hear it was the highlight of your South Pacific adventure. Rarotonga like you mentioned has... More 

Victoria
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of Rumours is just perfect for a quiet and relaxing holiday. Water views that are to die for, Everything you can dream of is here. This is not the cheapest accommodation but 5 star never is and this is worth the extra.

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

Kia Orana Freckl48 and thank you so much for taking the time to review Rumours in such a positive frame. Like you said; 'Everything you can dream of is here' - we totally agree; and if it's not.. .all you need to do is ask. As the managers of Rumours; that's what we do and that's why we're here; to... More 

Norlane, Victoria, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort was stunning. A picture postcard of paradise. Sun, surf, snorkelling, kayaking, amazing food, cultural experiences and a luxe resort. I found the Platinum Villa exactly as the pics showed on the website. Exactly. How often does that happen?? Belinda and Andrew are fine hosts and truly warm and lovely people. I was so glad to have met them.... More 

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

Kia Orana and thank you Sooz for your swift review of our Villas; glad to see you made it home safe and sound. So happy to hear that the Villa was a highlight of your travels; was also wonderful to see how you and your sister got to enjoy so much of what Rarotonga has to offer, but such a... More 

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want quietness, total privacy and lots of floor space book here. If you want restaurant and bar on site, this is not for you. Had no sky television, breakfast was delivered to your room and cook it yourself. The hosts were friendly good people. Value for money, probably not due to the lack of resort facilities. As for... More 

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

Kia Orana Claire and welcome home. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. You are right, if you want to escape a 'Resort Environment', crave solitude, quietness, seek TOTAL privacy, space and high end luxury... with a myriad of great restaurants, bars and tours all on your doorstep... Rumours is exactly what you are looking... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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

Kia Orana ShineNz Your review is so appreciated; the people of Rarotonga as you described are indeed the most friendly, beautiful and 'real' people you come across, from the moment you land and are personally greeted by the airport hostess... I can't think of anywhere else in the world you get such a warm welcome into a country. It really... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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

A very special review which we really appreciate. Thank you Paul so much for your lovely words. Please come back and see us again soon! Andrew and Belinda More 

London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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

Kia Orana from sunny Rarotonga We are incredibly grateful to you both for taking the time to write such a comprehensive and beautiful review of Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa ; it certainly was our pleasure hosting your stay and we look forward with great anticipation to your return. Take care till we welcome you back to our stunning island... More 

Christchurch
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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

Kia Orana So happy to hear you had the best holiday! We are most grateful for the time you have taken to share your experience. So sorry I didn't get to meet you personally - unfortunately with my mum passing, I was taken back to Melbourne, but I know you were in good hands with my better half Andrew who... More 

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