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Manea Beach Villas

P.O. Box 741 | Muri Lagoon, MURI, Cook Islands
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cooks Beach, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sitting on the beach-side pool deck chairs overlooking the glass like lagoon and the sun peeking over the islands in front - what a way to start the day. Location is great, Muri is a cruisy village and Manea is situated where everything is within a stroll. Coffee at LBV (plus a pastry if its been a beach walk), evening... More 

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Kia orana Chris G, The knives are out! That's the new ones, by the way! Yes, we are in the process of refurbing / upgrading all the villas and although this will take a little time, we still offer really competitive Muri self contained accommodation prices. And the location is pretty spot on isn't it. So sorry about the sea... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our ideal accommodation. Great location - handy to night food markets which offer generous helpings of really good fresh food for about NZ$15.00, lagoon cruises, restaurants, shops etc. It is off the main road, so is quiet and right by the lagoon and beautiful white sand beaches. Our lagoon view 1 bedroom villa was comfortable, relaxed, clean, private, sunny and... More 

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maneabeachvillas, Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana Northlandproject, Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. Manea Beach Villas really is perfect Muri self contained accommodation, isn't it, with the location, proximity to the lagoon and the Muri strip. Thanks also for your recommendation & comments on the staff - we just love the place... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Fantastic idyllic setting right on lagoon front. 3 bedroom villa has beautiful views with great rustic charm. 2 steps from deck into crystal clear lagoon with great snorkelling at your doorstep. 3 bedroom villa gave plenty of room for family of 5 to spread out and enjoy some space. Staff were fantastically friendly and Rachael made you feel welcome from... More 

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maneabeachvillas, Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana grant361970, Thanks so much for your generous review and we were delighted to get you out of a fix and that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is perfect for families with the pool and the beach and lagoon right on your doorstep and great for snorkelling and kayaking. We're always happy to recommend places to eat,... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at the villas. They are in the process of being improved as they had reportedly been a little run down before - progress so far is good. They are clean and comfortable with good facilities for self catering. Rachel, the manager, was very helpful and has a wealth of knowledge about the area. The location,... More 

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maneabeachvillas, Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana Denise R, You're absolutely right...for Muri self contained accommodation at the right price, we are pretty hard to beat. Once we have completed the upgrades and the soft refurbs we should be close to perfect! We glad you enjoyed the proximity to the lagoon but also to the eateries in Muri. Thanks for recommending us and we look... More 

ChCh
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had the beachfront three bedroom villa and friends had a 1 bedroom unit. Both were tidy and the three bedroom villa gave us heaps of room to spread out (with balconies on both level. This is a true beach front property with nothing but a few rocks between the balcony and the water. We virtually had the pool and... More 

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Kia orana ChChKate, Thank you so much for your kind words and we are delighted you had a great Muri family holiday! The Villa is truly beachfront and the pool and deck have amazing views. There is a surprising amount of things to see when snorkelling or kayaking off the resort - you should try one of the Lagoon cruises... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Five of us booked in to Villa 8 and 3 bedroom villa with 2 bathrooms and a full kitchen. For a budget conscious family this was the perfect option. Beds were very comfortable. The upstairs bathroom had no ventilation or window so tended to get steamed up. The women who serviced our villa each day were friendly, as was Sonny... More 

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maneabeachvillas, Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana Toni2011, Thank you so much for your kind comments. It is a perfect Muri location isn't it? The lagoon is a little more protected where we are out of the winds that can come in pretty strongly. We are slowly but surely making changes to the presentation of the property and the villas and the kayaks are definitely... More 

Nyon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I was here with a girlfriend a year ago and I absolutely loved it. The Villas are indeed basic, but who needs more, you do not come here to spend time indoors. I loved the outdoor deck infront of the villa, and spent many happy mornings there talking to Sonny, he brought me exotic fruit for my breakfast every day.... More 

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maneabeachvillas, Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana Elin L, Thank you so much for your kind comments on your stay. We too believe the location is absolutely perfect if you're looking for self contained accommodation in Muri. True, it's not The Ritz but it is very comfortable and all that you need is there. Our end of the lagoon is a lot more protected from... More 

Auckland NZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Only came across Manea after another booking fell through for our final night in the Cooks and all I can say is Thank God! Rachel who runs it is awesome. Nothing was too much trouble. To be honest I wasn't expecting much after reading previous reviews so was pleasantly surprised to find the Beachfront 3 bedroom Villa was fabulous. Gorgeous... More 

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maneabeachvillas, Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana ILoveSavaai, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and that we managed to accommodate you after the mix up with your other property. It is perfect for families and so close to the protected part of the lagoon and still so close to everything else that... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Manea Beach Villa's are the perfect place to stay if you are on a budget and not looking for luxury accommodation. We stayed in the riverside villa and it was very basic but was comfortable and had everything we needed. It was in a nice location away from the main road but still close to restaurants and bars. The beach... More 

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Kia orana sarahbellenz, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. Thank you also for your comments - all of which we have taken on board and most of which we are aware of and endeavouring to fix up for future guests. We are in the process of replacing all the fans as they... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This hotel is in the perfect area in Rarotonga, Muri Beach is the place to be. Very close to activities, restaurants, Bars etc. We had the river view cottage, each room was very good size, large beds and one room had AC. Was surprised to see food for us to use in fridge e.g. milk, cereal, butter, jam etc. Apart... More 

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maneabeachvillas, Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Thank you Becky for your review . As you are aware Manea Beach Villas is under new management and we really appreciate your comments regarding our improved pool area. Roosters are infamous all over Rarotonga , unfortunately , an uncontrollable addition to all resorts. Thank you for your comments regarding our housekeeping. If i was aware while you were here... More 

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