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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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    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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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Rushworth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 

Blockley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Myself and my girlfriend stayed in Rumours for 4 nights in February and fell in love with it the moment we walked through the entrance to our villa and saw our private pool area. By the time we reached the balcony with steps directly down onto the perfect beach, we knew we were in for a fantastic time! We loved... More 

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

Kia Orana MatthewWilliams My how time flys... it's nearly 2 months since you were here; I think it's time you looked at booking your return already; don't you? "Perfect Private Paradise"... it really does sum it up! THANKS for putting pen to paper (fingers to keyboard) and submitting such a stunning review. Thanks also to you both for being awesome... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We booked the beachside villa for our honeymoon for 7 nights and it was even better than the pictures suggested. Great gardens and pool are and only 30m from the water on lovely muri beach. The weather was average on our trip but that made us appreciate the room even more, the tv's are loaded with things to watch and... More 

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

You're exactly right AndrewHungry The Rumours are true! Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa is GREAT ...isn't it. Thanks for taking the time to share a little of your holiday with us all; we truly appreciate the time it took to write and sincerely look forward to you both returning. All the best to you both. Andrew, Belinda and the crew... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is by far the most luxurious beachside villa we have ever stayed in. We started off with three nights in one of the villas just behind the beachside villas. Very nice. Lovely pool. Two bedrooms and bathrooms (that hadn't quite hit us till we arrived). One of the beds is open to the villa but can be shut off... More 

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

Andrew and I have been in this industry for many years now; one of the many advantages is getting the opportunity to connect with like-minded people. Sue Mackay and her gorgeous husband are one such couple. They hail from Melbourne, are well heeled global travellers who booked their getaway at the last minute - arrived into Rarotonga for the very... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My husband and I have just spent 8 nights at Rumours. Wow – what a place to unwind, relax and enjoy celebrity style surroundings and villas to die for. We were in the Platinum villa and even just the Waterfalls flowing over the rocks into the pool were enough to take your mind off any issues you left at home,... More 

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

Kia Orana Michelle, It was lovely having you to stay at Rumours - though the weather wasn't the kindest for your stay for the last couple of days was it. However we always find that the guests are happy to enjoy all their villa has to offer when weather is a bit inclement, with the movies, spa pool, swimming pool... More 

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