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“Awesome - Great for Whanau” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kura's Kabanas

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Muri Beach, Muri, Cook Islands   |  
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Ranked #11 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Muri
Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Awesome - Great for Whanau”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Kura's kabanas and the Grand Villa were the perfect location for our whanau holiday. Kura and her team were the perfect hosts right from the moment they collected us from the airport. The kabana's were serviced regularly and the grounds were immaculate, with beautiful flora and fauna everywhere! The view, the minute you arrive at Kura's Kabanas, was picturesque and looked just like a postcard. I would definitely recommend Kura's Kabanas to anyone travelling to Rarotonga. Thank you Kura for an awesome holiday and we look forward to returning soon.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Putaruru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Kura's Kabana's the ideal place for our whanau. 23 of us stayed, a mixture of children and adults. The kabanas, grand villa and family units were ideal. They were serviced every day, the place was kept clean and tidy. The owners and workers were extremely friendly and helpful. We were impressed by the venue, the lagoon was perfect for the children, the BBQ area was handy for us to relax and cook our own meals our overall stay was just fantastic and we are definitely going to be booking there again.
Thanks for accommodating our whanau, we felt so comfortable and enjoyed every moment of our holiday in beautiful Rarotonga.

Room Tip: The family units do not have air conditioning only ceiling fans, so if you can not handle the heat t...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We have just returned from 10 days staying at the Kura's Kabanas number 2 - the first thing you notice is the beautiful view of the lagoon - the Kabanas are beautifully clean with the lovely ladies coming in daily except sundays to tidy up and make the bed - they were very helpful with anything we asked. the little stream under the bridge has lovely little fish and a big eel. you can walk across the lagoon to the islands as the lagoon is very shallow of Kura's, and such beautiful clear water. Their are lots of resturants on the island we can recommend The Moorings Cafe not far going towards Avarua on the right hand side - the seafood sandwiches in Turkish bread is to die for - you would have sworn the fish had jumped out of the ocean into the pan soo sweet. for a nice dinner out i can recommend The Tamarind resturant. The Saturday market is a must as they have the island dancers performing also with the drums. Even though there is the island bus we always get a car to meet us at the airport and used Island Car rentals they were very good and reasonable. Robyn and Kura are very hospitable and anything we needed was never any trouble and so friendly asking if we were comfortable and did we need anything. Sometimes if the weather is windy on one side of the island it pays to pop over the other side where it will be calm. This has been the best relaxing holiday for us and will certainly be coming back.

Room Tip: We loved the Kabanas and any would be lovely we had number 2 and loved it - number 1 is neares the l...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We heard about Kura's through a friend of ours that as stayed here for the last 5 years. Everything about Kura's was more than we expected. The location on Muri beach is fantastic! The lagoon is very child friendly as the water is calm and usually comes up to your thighs at high tide. Kura's is a 15mins drive from Avarua (main town). The bus stops directly outside Kura's so it is easy to get around. There are plenty of nice restaurants and cafe's within walking distance and a small supermarket to pick up the basics 100m down the road. We stayed in Kabana #3 and had a beautiful view off our balcony and were 10m from the beach. There is a lot of privacy as there are only 4 kabanas in total and the are offset so you can't see any of your neighbours when you are eating dinner. The staff are so friendly! Robin & Kura go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable stay and the cleaning staff is exemplary. Our room was always so clean and they loved to chat with you and give you information from a local perspective. There is everything you might need in the kitchen and the BBQ area on the beach was utilized often. This is the place if you want quiet relaxation and no busy resort crowds to fight for loungers with. We would definitly come back here again and recommend it to our family and friends.

Room Tip: Kabana #4 is closest to the beach. All are great but try to get #3 or 4 if you can.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Following previous great reviews on Tripadvisor, we booked with Kura's for 10 days. Without a fail, Kura's proved to be a hidden gem on the island paradise. The kabana's are spacious, clean and comfortable with a great deck looking out towards the northern end of Muri lagoon. Perfect setting for a dinner at dusk or breakfast to the water shimmering at sunrise. Kayaks provided made exploring and snorkeling the lagoon easy. Kura's has great staff, very friendly.

Thanks so much and we hope to see you again!
Stephanie and Espena.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nelson, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Magnificent views from our own self-contained accommodation. Room cleaned every day by friendly ladies, no problem changing towels when required. Beach towels provided. Was handy having the TV, as rained a bit during our stay and we were able to view the Olympics. Also a library of books available. Robin greeted us on arrival at the airport with beautifully made gardenia and wild basil leis. He helped us with any queries we had during our stay. Accommodation was much roomier than expected, with a comfy bed and good kitchen facs. Shower was wonderful, run from solar with an electric booster if necessary. Nice to be able to use the kayaks and outrigger canoe included. Good location near to a superette, on the bus route, hire transport nearby, cafes and restaurants only a few mins walk away. Complimentary milk, water and fruit bowl on arrival. Coffee, tea and sugar provided. Lovely patio to sit out and look at the magnificent view. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hobart, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We had 4 nights at Kura's Kabanas in June 12 and highly recommend them. The location at the northen end of Muri Lagoon meant that we had access to the lagoon (at our back door) without the crowds that can be on the beaches further south. The kabanas were very comfortable, roomy, and with self catering that gave us the option to save a few bucks at times. But we were also close to some good restaurants such as Flametree. Robin and Kura were friendly and helpful. Some of the accommodation we looked at on Rarotonga before booking Kura's was pretty expensive so we were pleased to find that Kura's was such good quality for the reasonable prices they charge.We had friends who stayed there a few weeks after us and they were equally impressed. A great place to stay.

Room Tip: All 4 Kabanas are in good positions near the lagoon
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Muri Beach, Muri, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Muri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the northern end of the magnificent Muri Lagoon, Rarotonga, Kura’s Kabanas enjoy a secluded beachfront location.Here you will find time to unwind...to experience the true meaning of “island time” in one of our 4 Kabanas, or in one of our 3 Family Units (where children under 12 years stay free)Enjoy breakfast on your deck gazing out to the beautiful lagoon, and then in the evening dine by moonlight on our bbq deck on the shores of Muri Lagoon.Take a paddle on Muri lagoon in our complimentary kayaks, or simply lie back in a sun lounger on the deck.Rarotonga accommodation doesn’t get any better…….. experience for yourself true Cook Islands hospitality - from the first time we greet you at the airport, the friendliness and kindness of the people here at Kura’s will ensure your stay with us is a memorable one. ... more   less 
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Kura`s Kabanas Hotel Muri
Kura's Kabanas Muri, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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