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Manea Beach Villas

Ara Tapu | Muri Beach, Ngatangiia District, Cook Islands
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Umkomaas, South Africa
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the beachfront villa. It was wonderfully situated right by the beach and right next to the pool. We found the villa to be clean and quite charming. There is some work to be done on the villa, but nothing major. The staff were amazing and very accommodating. The villas are close to Muri and within easy walking distance.... More 

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

Kia orana Debbieholroyd, Thank you so much for your kind words, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit. I will definitely pass your comments onto the staff. It is a great location and as you mention, good value for money. Thank you again for coming to stay. Meitaki ma'ata. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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114 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The start to our stay at Manea could not have started off worse but to be fair finished well. We arrived on the 2nd of Jan and the owners were away. We were dropped off by the tour company at the wrong villa and it had not been serviced - dirty sheets, rubbish from previous occupants. When we tried the... More 

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3 Thank Warren F
maneabeachvillas, General Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana Warren F, Thank you taking the time to review your visit with us. Apologies again for the total confusion with your arrival. We are not a 24 hour operation as, as such, our transfer partners know well in advance what villa is for what guest and how to to get them in. This usually works seamlessly - unfortunately... More 

Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Stayed 3 nights at the Villas and enjoyed the quiet location, great pool and beach area, available kayaks & snorkeling gear. Appreciated a late checkout due to late plane departure, and arrangement for a shuttle by the Villas. Very clean unit; A/C worked well in bedroom. Stores and shops within walking distance however you will need a car or scooter... More 

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1 Thank Gary G
maneabeachvillas, General Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana Gary G, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. The location is fantastic for Muri and your own little stretch of beach is perfect for exploring the lagoon. Thank you again for coming to stay. Meitaki ma'ata! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Our family enjoyed our stay here. Rachel, Tina and Sonny were very kind and helpful. We had all the necessary amenties. Filtered water was available also and being able to do our laundry for free was a bonus. Our children loved the lagoon and the pool, going kayaking, snorkeling (provided). Its very close to everything too. We had villa 7... More 

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

Kia orana Sandra P, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy that you and the family enjoyed your stay with us. Manea Beach Villas is a perfect spot for families with the very safe lagoon for swimming and paddling and also being close to everything you need in Muri. We are currently reviewing all the... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

My experience at Manea Beach Villas was amazing. I travelled and stayed on my own at this accommodation and really enjoyed my stay. Hope skip and a jump into the lagoon or out to the road to catch the bus around the island if necessary. Used their snorkelling gear out in the lagoon and explored the waters loving every moment.... More 

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

Kia orana Keyvo1, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. AS you said, it is the perfect spot for solo travellers - your own little beach, close to everything you need but also with all your needs right on property. We love to assist our guests with information... More 

London
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29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We chose Manea to have some peace and quiet away from the resorts and it turned out perfect! Our cottage was comfortable with all amenities (kitchen, terrace, tourist information), nice pool area and sea-kayak for guest use, stunning beach right on your doorstep, helpful owner, and above all the perfect place to relax!!!

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1 Thank voice_of_reason33
maneabeachvillas, Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana voice_of_reason33! Thank you so much for your kind review. We do believe we have the perfect spot on Muri and the beachfront is stunning isn't it? Great for relaxing, kayaking, gin-and-tonicking in the water!! Everything you need is close by but you definitely have a sense of exclusivity on our little stretch! Thanks again for coming to stay.... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We just returned from a lovely holiday in Rarotonga. Manea beach villas are located on Muri beach and in my view the best place to stay. It is the happening side of Rarotonga. There are plenty of nice waterfront eateries, convenience store where you can buy bread milk and basics and also weekly evening market just around the corner. We... More 

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

Kia orana Renee662013, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit with us and your kind words. We are definitely in an advantageous position at the end of the lagoon - quieter and more sheltered but in easy access of all your needs. We are in the process of assessing all the maintenance and upgrade requirements... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This was my second time in Rarotonga and also my second stay at Manea Beach Villas. The location is awesome. You can sit by the pool or jump in the lagoon and you are also away from the windy side of the island. We stayed in Villa 8 (River Villa), lots of room. The Villas are very basic and could... More 

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Thank Lisa V
maneabeachvillas, Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana Lisa V, Thank you so much for your kind words. Definitely the quieter, more peaceful end of Muri. We are budget, self contained accommodation but that shouldn't be reflected in the Housekeeping and we will ensure the standards are kept up. We are in the process of assessing all our maintenance and upgrade needs and the necessary steps... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

A lovely peaceful location with awesome staff. ‘Sunny’ the maintenance guy cut us fresh coconuts and gave us a pawpaw from the tree, we were given a late checkout free of charge from Rachel which helped a lot as our flight was quite late that day. We really appreciated that. All in all a pleasant, and very relaxing stay.

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

Kia orana JusAit, We're so pleased you enjoyed your time with us in our little peaceful corner of Muri. Sunny is an absolute gem with his coconuts - just don't get him onto fishing or cricket unless you have an hour or two! Absolute pleasure to give you the late check out! Safe travels. Meitaki ma'ata! More 

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

as Muri gets busier & busier it is nice to be just that little bit away from people on the beach front. Still only a couple of minutes stroll to the main lagoon area to be amongst it but nice & quiet when you need. Everything you need in the comfy units. management & staff are friendly and helpful and... More 

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4 Thank Julia E
maneabeachvillas, Manager at Manea Beach Villas, responded to this review

Kia orana Julia E, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are that little bit on the edge of Muri which makes it the perfect spot - a little quieter and a lot more sheltered. We like to be present but unobtrusive so you can really enjoy the peace and tranquility - the odd rooster aside! WE look... More 

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