We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Muri Shell Bungalows

Muri Beach | Box 245, Avarua, Cook Islands
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Avarua
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Muri Shell Bungalows
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    44
    8
    2
    0
    0
See reviews for
11
35
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (54)
  • Mar-May only
    (12)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (13)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (18)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (11)
All months
San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are a family of 4 on a round the world trip, and stayed here 5 nights or so. We would stay here again, and would fully recommend it to others. The perfectly located and very clean, well taken care of cottage had a fully stocked kitchen, was spacious, and my boys loved the fact they had their very own... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Cota and me choosed the Cooks for our honeymoon and was one of the best things we did. When we just got to Muri Shell we met Tina, lovely girl with always a smile to share with their customers. we also met her husband and her son and we really want to say thanks once again for everything that they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stayed there for seven nights at the end of February 2015. And we enjoyed every minute there. The bungalows are located only a two minute walk to the most beautiful beach on the island. They are quite big, very clean and the kitchen is well equiped. But the best thing there are the hosts Tina and Mike. They are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We have had a marvellous 2 weeks- family of 4 which includes 2 teenage girls ! A hidden gem. We really enjoyed our bungalow and it was perfect for us. All the amenities you could want including blender for smoothies, coffee grinder and plunger etc. Superb location as has been mentioned in other reviews. The best part was the hospitality... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I have just arrived back after staying 8 nights in Jan at Muri Shell Bungalows. It is in a great location as it in the heart of Muri Village and just down the road from the beach. It is also very affordable if you want somewhere cheap to stay on the Island. The location was peaceful and it was very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have been to Raro 5 times, we have stayed in 5 star (top dollar) accomodation. This was our second time staying at Muri Shells. The Mango Bungalow is our favourite of the two. Very affordable, very clean, very close to Muri Beach approx. 100 meter walk down the track past Poo & Terry's place. Eric lives in the front... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lausanne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stayed in Muri Shell bungalows in October, and we really enjoy this place. The situation is perfect for those who want to travel with a "budget". The bungalows has everything you need, the bed is comfortable, everything is very clean (as the island is!) and the veranda with the BBQ grill is perfect for relaxation when the evening coming.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Great location in the heart of Muri Village. Short stroll to the local store, restaurants and cafes, and most importantly an easy 2 minutes to the beach, down a private ROW. Set on a lovely grassed and garden section, it was a nice place to come back to and relax away from the beach once we had our fill of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great bungalow,very relaxing stay,loved to siting on the porch and looking to the mountains.Only couple minutes to the great beach.Definitely recommended to stay here! Only one thing would be good to change,the cooking ware and china.

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Launceston, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We loved our stay here at the villa. The location was amazing- with the bungalows located between 2 of the bigger resorts on muri beach (next door to the pacific resort). Excellent value for money and although the bungalow is not beach front, it is only a short 3-5 minute stroll down the laneway to the best part of Muri... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

56 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (51)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (14)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Other (22)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Avarua
0.4 mi away
Muri Beach Club Hotel
0.7 mi away
Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
0.9 mi away
Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Pacific Resort Rarotonga
0.6 mi away
Muri Beachcomber
Muri Beachcomber
#7 of 18 in Muri
4.5 of 5 stars 342 reviews
7.1 mi away
Manuia Beach Resort
Manuia Beach Resort
#1 of 3 in Arorangi
4.5 of 5 stars 293 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities