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Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa

Main Rd, Muri Beach, Muri 1468 Cook Islands
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#1 of 6 hotels in Muri
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Top class Award Winning luxury villa accommodation with three villa categories. Each villa has a private swimming pool with waterfalls off rocks into pools all set in private courtyards. Spa pools to beachfront villas as well. Our premium Villa also has it's own media room with 2.5 Metre projection system and full surround sound. Absolute beachfront location. Superb four poster beds, all villas have two bathrooms. Rumours guests also enjoy a 20% in house discount on treatments at our Waterfall Day Spa, which has won many World Travel Awards and Luxury Spa awards each year since 2011 to date.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Paid wifi
Paid internet
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Breakfast available
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Self-serve laundry
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We stayed in villa 5, which is set back from the beach but there is still a view from the sitting/TV room. However, it did offer a bit more privacy by not sharing any interior walls with other villas. They welcomed us with leis at the airport. A few snacks were available in the villa upon arrival along with champagne, beer, soda and milk the fridge. The kitchen is well stocked with supplies as well as oil, salt and pepper for cooking. The breakfast is substantial. They were able to easily accommodate our dietary restrictions (vegan). The villa itself is gorgeous with a private pool. The beds are very comfortable. The staff is so friendly and helpful and assisted with all of our reservations as well as renting e-bikes for our weeklong stay. We liked the location. There are several restaurants nearby and we were able to bike to the rest of the island as desired. We also went to the spa twice. The massages were amazing.
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Response from Rumours07, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia Orana sarak944. Thank you for your detailed review on your VILLA FIVE home away from home when you were recently at Rumours. The fact that this tucked away villa is slightly smaller than the others, but still has the two bedroom, two bathrooms, and the fact that it's the beachside villa with a small view of the lagoon/beach and a clear walk through is a big plus isn't it. It's in it's own little private world. Good on you for getting the bikes ! A great way to get exercise in between relaxing and eating ! Pleased that you found the massages relaxing (especially after being out biking and maybe getting some sore muscles). We look forward to the time when you may be able to return to the island and visit us again. Thank you.
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Stayed here with friends for 6 nights. Great welcome from the hosts and a beautiful gift basket on arrival. We were upgraded to the Platinum Villa - nice one! Right on the beach and quite private. The villa is well equipped with all that you will need for great holiday enjoyment. Good breakfasts were delivered daily. Very nice! A cool little coffee caravan was sited across the road too so we had all the much needed trappings close by! Great spa and plunge pool in the villa that we well used too. On the downside? Well, the villa really is quite dated, the beach is rocky (we had to travel down the road to go swimming) and there is a bit of a smell emanating from what I think is a septic tank on site? Anyway, we relaxed here - I had great sleeps. Would I stay here again? Hmm, possibly. Again, great hosts, good servicing of the rooms and an overall nice place but I think I would look to Bora Bora for my next holiday.
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Response from Rumours07, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa
Responded Jan 10, 2020
Kia Orana Zane. Thank you for staying at Rumours. So happy that we were able to upgrade you into the Platinum Villa. It's a beautiful villa isn't it. Possibly the fact that you thought it was a bit dated was because of the fact that we try to incorporate luxury "island style" as well as high end western influence. Island style is quite different so hard to sometimes get the balance right. Not sure what the smell was, as it hasn't been mentioned before, but have checked that issue with maintenance. So pleased you found Rumours relaxing and slept well. Maybe the sounds of the waves breaking out on the reef added to that. Hope you enjoy your next holiday, whether it be in Bora Bora or elsewhere. Thank you for your review.
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Have just retuned from the Cook Islands. Spent a week at Rumours Luxury Villas and spa. Loved every moment. From the outdoor but private pool to the beautifully decorated room to the short 25 metre stroll to the white sandy beach. Thanks Tara for excellent service. Would thoroughly recommend this accommodation. Just superb.
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Response from Rumours07, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa
Responded Dec 18, 2019
Kia Orana Anthony - One week's holiday ! Never enough is it. Hopefully though it was enough to give you a lasting happy memory, and hopefully a return visit in the future. Tara and the team are always keen to make sure they do their part to give you a great stay, and the villas - well they also help with the ambiance don't they. Appreciate your willingness to recommend Rumours. Thank you,
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We loved our 9 days at Rumours! So relaxing. The are two king beds and two bathrooms, full kitchen, TV with lots of movies, books, pure bliss. Oh and I forgot the private pool and spa! I would come back tomorrow if I could! Staff were lovely, nothing was a bother. We used the kayaks and visited the island, we snorkelled, we relaxed, we read books. We visited the supermarket and cooked some night, other nights went to the markets. The rooms are spacious, and having a deck right on the beach, was bliss. I loved sitting out having a coffee, patting the friendly local dogs, watching the hermit crabs. Honestly have never felt so relaxed ever. Can I please come back now, loved loved loved it. We were in Villa 4 on the end, so quiet!
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Response from Rumours07, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa
Responded Dec 15, 2019
Kia Orana Lisaskye, We are so pleased that your 9 days at Rumours provided "just what you needed" in the way of relaxation. Yes you may come back right now ! Never quite that easy is it. We do hope that the relaxing effects your getaway provided, last until you can take another break in the not too distant future. Thank you so much for your kind comments on our villas and staff provide. We will pass your comments on to our staff, as it's nice for them to feel appreciated. Many thanks.
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Wow! What a nice resort! Quiet, relaxing with full privacy. Large self contained living area with your own private pool, all right on the beach. The staff are ALL wonderful caring hosts who go out of their way to make your stay the most relaxing 10/10! Plenty of facilities within walking distance - restaurants, bar, barista coffee, bakery and bottle shop etc. Forget about the world, create your own Rumours escape. Well done, we’ll definitely be returning 👍🏻😊
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Response from Rumours07, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa
Responded Dec 3, 2019
Kia Orana J&K. Your review is much appreciated. I think one of the most common comments we get from guests at Rumours, coming from a world full of stress and pressure, to stay with us, is that the villas do offer total privacy and an escape that allows for total relaxation. We are so pleased that you found this during your time here. We note that you intend to return in the future, and it will definitely be our pleasure to welcome you back. Thank you !
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Titikaveka Beach (1.5 miles), Te Rua Manga (The Needle) (3.9 miles), and Te Vara Nui Village (0.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mooring, Vili's Burger Joint, and Charlie's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (4.9 miles).
Does Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.