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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
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vaimaanga
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are visiting Rarotonga I would recommend going and treating yourself to an amazing experience. I was treated to a body scrub by a friend and then I went back and had a water massage. Both were outstanding. Shelley was very professional and friendly.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The royal treatment started with the very friendly VIP pick up and drive from the airport, followed by the genuine warm welcome by the owners at the Villa.They guided us into the opulent surroundings of our luxurious villa and spent time to help suggest the best restaurants and activities to be included into our stay. Belinda, Andrew and their wonderful... More 

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

Kia Orana Ian, Mel and Prince William What a sincere pleasure it was having Royalty stay here at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa. For us; it's so heartening to see the enthusiasm and genuine excitement on peoples faces when they arrive into Rarotonga; we're so thrilled you enjoyed every aspect of your holiday. We especially adored hearing your comment about... More 

Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved rumours. We took the 2 bedroom villa and shared with our daughter and son In law. There was plenty of room for the 2 couples. Our villa opened straight onto the most beautiful beach with great snorkelling. We had a private spa and pool and large TV with 450 movies.The owners could not have been more helpful. The... More 

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

Kia Orana Christine You LOVED Rumours and we LOVED hosting your family holiday. Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review; we are thrilled you enjoyed everything about your stay, the Villa and the island. It truly is beautiful and so accessible from the east coast of Australia like you found out flying directly from Sydney. We look... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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 June 28, 2015

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
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

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 June 7, 2015

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 June 4, 2015

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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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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