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Anaunga, Cook Islands
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Matriki Beach Huts
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited last month and were immediately impressed with the cleanliness of the huts and jaw-dropping postcard scenery. The reef is stunning, the sunsets impeccable, and sleeping with the sound of lapping waves is undeniably serene. We did, however, find it difficult to get out and enjoy the lagoon, as we had to be very forthcoming in order to organise... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely location but bad experience with manager. I booked the double-level beach hut for my family 6 months in advance and put down 50% deposit as required. 2 wks before arriving, unforeseen circumstances meant family couldn't come. Told manager that I was happy to downsize accommodation just for myself if someone else wanted the other room/level (which might make it... More

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Trevor-Tracey, Manager at Matriki Beach Huts, responded to this review

We thank you for your review and are very upset that you did not leave with a better experience. You did say it was a great location and the managers were friendly. Mostly we are upset that the guest never mentioned the issue to us and the first we heard about it was a post on Trip Advisor. I have... More

Westborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Aitutaki is gorgeous. Matriki is a gem: rustic beach huts located just off the beach so that you can appreciate the incredible sunsets from your porch. Trevor and Tracy manage Matriki and were always good for stories, dinner reservations, organizing a botanical garden tour, lessons on how to peel and grate coconuts, where to buy organic vegetables, etc. We went... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The beach huts are the most adorable things ever. The Treehut, where we stayed, was well equipped, accommodating and the bed was very comfortable! Each hut has its own shower, but the Treehut's shower is an outside shower, which we found great. Matriki fosters a great community spirit and we spoke with all the other guests and formed great holiday... More

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Trevor-Tracey, Manager at Matriki Beach Huts, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review and positive comments. We are so glad you experienced the great environment we try to encourage here at Matriki. Whenever guest take our trips and venture out onto the lagoon, then they get to experience the best things that are on offer in Aitutaki, the amazing lagoon, the beautiful water, the empty isolated islands, the... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic location and excellent value for money. If your looking to disconnect from a fast-paced lifestyle and turn the mobile phone off...this is the place to do it. Small and well-appointed beach huts (with outdoor shower & shared toilet). Currently managed by the lovely Trevor and Tracey. Make sure you take up their offer to go on their half-day snorkel... More

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Trevor-Tracey, Manager at Matriki Beach Huts, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thanks for your feedback and your positive review. You would never have to force me to take guests out on a lagoon tour. No matter how many times I venture out into the lagoon it is always breath taking. It truly is the best lagoon in the world, the perfect place to snorkel. The water is just so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Tracey and Trevor were perfect hosts, and the beach hut was a romantic idyll. The outdoor shower and shared toilet only added to the experience. Bring your own food - the kitchen facilities are awesome, and you can save money. Force Trevor to take you out on the snorkeling tour, and don't stay anywhere else.

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Trevor-Tracey, Manager at Matriki Beach Huts, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for the feedback. Glad you like the Coral hut, it does have a large kitchen and with all the utensils and everything you need. A lot of people these days like to make their own food, it helps knowing exactly what goes into your meals. As well as keeping costs down. For those that can't there are some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Four lovely, cute, ramshackle beach huts which are rather small, showers are outside, toilet is shared and all looks a bit makeshift and cobbled together. This is not a stylish resort for sure. If that's what you want look somewhere else. But if you want a great price, fantastic location, genuine, friendly hosts and a real island experience then go... More

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Trevor-Tracey, Manager at Matriki Beach Huts, responded to this review

Hi Well Tracey and I would like to thank you for your feedback. It is always go to hear and helps us to keep improving the experience for our future guests. Your so right we are not a resort,, its not something we aspire to There are plenty of those here in Aitutaki, we offer a very different experience.. The... More

Warrnambool, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Our family of five were very fortunate to have 18 days on Aitutaki staying at Matriki. From the day we arrived to the day we left Tracey and Trevor were excellent hosts. The huts are comfortable and clean and right on the beach, the outside toilets are also very clean and well maintained. The Matriki area is immaculately maintained by... More

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Trevor-Tracey, Manager at Matriki Beach Huts, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review. This sort of review is what makes all the hard work worthwhile. We are so pleased that you came to our little place of paradise and had such a marvelous time. I must say I am very humble that you wrote so lovingly about our efforts here on Aitutaki. One again Tracey and I thank... More

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Yes, the pictures you have seen are real, but they could not possible capture how special Matriki is. No photo could do this place justice! We found Matriki on TripAdvisor and immediately adjusted our vacation to spend the majority of it here. We fell in love the moment our plane flew over this stunning island. Tracey and Trevor are two... More

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Trevor-Tracey, Manager at Matriki Beach Huts, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review. We very graciously accept your comments and thank you for recommending us to others. It is often seems that running a place like this is a great job but it also takes a lot of work to make sure everything runs well and our guests have great holidays. So I would like to take the... More

Bristol, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We didn't stay at Matriki Beach Huts, so I can't comment on the accommodations, but we did go on the snorkel trip they offer. The snorkel trip was amazing. The day was filled with snorkeling at some amazing spots. The difference with Matriki is that he goes to spots that are not necessarily on the itinerary of the other tour... More

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Address: Anaunga, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Matriki Beach Huts Hotel Aitutaki

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Quiet budget rustic self contained absolute beachfront huts on the nicest natural snorkeling and swimming beach on beautiful Aitutaki, Cook Islands. ... more   less 
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