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Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa

5.0 of 5 Villa   |   Main Rd, Muri Beach, Muri 1468, Cook Islands (Formerly Rumours of Romance)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Invercargill
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at Rumours was the highlight of entire NZ/Aus/Rarotonga trip. Yes, Rarotonga is lovely, but what made it so special was our stay at Rumours. The unit we were given, with a full sea view, was the most luxurious I've even seen. We loved waking up to see the waves crashing over the coral reef, having breakfast on the terrace... More

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

Welcome back home to Norway. The staff were delighted to see your review and really appreciate the fact that your stay at Rumours made your whole South Pacific experience so memorable. There aren't many places in the world where you can be so close to hearing the constant movement of the waves on the reef, yet still have the quietness... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rumours was the absolute highlight of our round-the-world honeymoon trip. Our beachfront villa was superb. Finished to a very high standard (I loved the rain shower!) and when they say beachfront they really mean it! The veranda leads right on to the beach where kayaks and snorkelling gear are provided for use in the stunning lagoon. If the wind is... More

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

Kia Orana friends. We really appreciate the fact that you did this review for Rumours before you even left the property - so using some of your holiday time to do this was amazing, and we thank you very much. You were awesome guests and it was a pleasure to see you each time you came into the office for... More

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the 'older' property - The Rumours Spa Villa which is about 500 meters away from the new villas. There are only 2 spa villas and they are next to the Rumours Spa - quite convenient to get a massage and retreat back into the Villa. The villa sits right infront of the lagoon and the view to... More

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

Kia Orana D & K (Guidelines prevent use of personal names). Lovely to hear from you and I hope you had a good trip back home. It was so nice to meet you for your short stay at Rumours and we really appreciate your comments. So sorry Damien missed out on his diving trip, but hopefully next visit ! It... More

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Romance Villa was stunning, we absolutely loved our stay and found the staff very kind and helpful. We did not want to leave the beautiful view from our decking, Nicest place we have stayed in by far.

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

Kia Orana J & T. Great to hear from you. Pleased that you really enjoyed your holiday, and yes the views from the deck are pretty special aren't they. Not many places in the world where you can go and be so close to the water. Each day seems to present different lagoon colours, plus the reef is always changing... More

Southland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Our 4th time to the lovely Rarotonga. First time we have stayed at rumours it was above and beyond our expectation. Owners and staff were more than helpful and friendly.We have already recommended Rumours to someone planning a trip soon. Defiantly would recommend Rumours to anyone wanting luxury accommodation.

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

Kia Orana friends. Awesome review - thank you. Appreciate your recommending Rumours to your friends and hopefully if they come and stay, we can ensure that they enjoy their time with us as much as you obviously did. Do hope it's not too cold for you back in the South, and when you feel like warmer weather again, will look... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was a surprise birthday trip for my sister and I. We had a pick up from the airport by a lovely and friendly man and,once he had loaded the luggage he handed me a check in form to fill in with credit card details and waited until I had done this, I thought it was a bit strange but... More

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

Kia Orana to you both. Have been thinking about you and D (Tripadvisor don't recommend using personal names) and it really was great to see how much you both enjoyed your stay. You were quite adventurous to go kayaking - and just sorry you got the heavier of our kayaks to lug back up the beach. The villa you were... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great place to stay, friendly and helpful staff. Walk off your deck onto a very nice beach . Not really a swimming beach until you get 50m off shore beyond the coral, but you have a private pool and spa anyway. The villa is self contained with full cooking facilities and a BBQ. Home theatre system included in villa 3.... More

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

Kia Orana to you both. Really appreciate the fact that you did this review for Rumours while you were still staying with us - that's very special so a big thank you for that. Our staff really love hearing that they have done their job well - they do try very hard to ensure that our guests get a high... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Myself and my partner stayed here last month in one of the Beachfront Spa Villas. It was an absolutely perfect place for our mid-winter break - the owners and staff really know how to look after their guests. We made sure to use the spa (right next door) and very much enjoyed the treatments we had from their multi-award-winning facility!... More

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

Kia Orana C & M Lovely to see your review come in. It was a pleasure to do anything we could to make your holiday more enjoyable, and it was good that you had such easy access to the Spa. The weather back in NZ over the last week or so hasn't been too good has it, so I guess... More

Whangarei
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This really is a lovely place to stay in when visiting Rarotonga. Close enough to Muri Beach amenities, yet still private and secluded. View from beachfront villa is spectacular, no matter what the weather. The villa is beautifully appointed with everything that is required for a restful and rejuvenating sojourn. It would probably not be possible to find better.

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

Kia Orana friends. Hope all is well with you back home and so nice for us to hear that you found the Spa Villa to be relaxing, away from it all, yet still handy to most of the local amenities. The villas are very close to the water aren't they, and sometimes when the seas are high, the crashing of... 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*
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Top class Award Winning luxury villa accommodation with three villa categories. Each villa has private swimming pool with waterfalls off rocks into pools all set in private courtyards. Spa pools to beachfront villas as well. Movie theatre room option with 2.5 Metre projection system and full surround sound. Absolute beachfront location. Superb four poster beds,all villas having two bathrooms. Waterfall Day Spa which has won many World Travel Awards for 2011, 2012 and 2013. ... more   less 
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