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Matriki Beach Huts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It was so nice to be greeted at the airport by Lisa and then taken on a quick tour (and shop) of the town. The huts are set up well for self catering or the food next door at Tamanu is a good option. We enjoyed being next to the beach; watching hermit crabs or the cats chasing after fish,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the island and staying at Matriki was an excellent low cost option. He location is very good for walking to their resorts for dinner or cold beer or whatever. Rooms are basic but that is reflected in the price

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Paul_Lisa_Matriki, Manager at Matriki Beach Huts, responded to this review

Kia Orana Andrew Thank you for taking the time to review Matriki Beach Huts and for giving us positive feedback. We strive to make the huts simple yet comfortable whilst as you say keeping the cost affordable. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here with us in Aitutaki, and we hope to see you again in the future.... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Aitutaki is a picture postcard island and Matriki is situated on one of the best beach areas, safe swimming and lovely snorkeling. The huts are small and basic, I would have preferred to have had just the fridge in the room with shared kitchen facilities elsewhere as it felt weird cooking in the bedroom. But It's very good value for... More 

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Paul_Lisa_Matriki, Manager at Matriki Beach Huts, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Bas and family Hope everyone is travelling well. Thank you for taking the time in between your RWT to write this review, we very much appreciate it. I kind of pondered (& smiled) at your comment about 'cooking in the bedroom' .. I guess with the configuration of the Reef Hut especially i can see how it would... More 

Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Couldn't recommend more. Lovely spot. Clean and comfortable without losing the rustic charms of a beach hut. Paul and Lisa were great hosts. Highly recommend their boat trips. Small numbers and didn't feel like a commercial tour at all. So glad I didn't go on one of the bigger tour boats. Nice personal experience. Felt like a nice day out... More 

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Paul_Lisa_Matriki, Manager at Matriki Beach Huts, responded to this review

Kia Orana Carlye Thank you so much for your lovely review. We were fortunate to have a great mixture, similar aged and like-minded people over the period of your stay and we will always fondly remember singing Happy Birthday to you and eating cake on palm tree stumps in the middle of a Survivor island, as well as the great... More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

When you fly into Aitutaki, you will sense how lucky you are and how impossibly beautiful the location is. Yet when Lisa picks you up and introduces you to the island, you may start to feel the essence of the experience you will have. Lisa and Paul are truly living my dream and they are visibly excited about their surroundings... More 

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Paul_Lisa_Matriki, Manager at Matriki Beach Huts, responded to this review

Kia Orana Elana & Brad! Well now that i have composed myself after reading and re-reading your wonderful and indepth review I have to admit, I'm a little choked! Thank you so much for taking your time and really drawing on your emotions from your Cook Islands adventures. From the moment you landed i immediately gravitated to your warm, friendly... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

From the warmest welcome to the sad, sad good bye we felt at home. Matriki is all about chilli, unwinding and getting back to nature . Lisa and Paul make you feel like family as soon as the plane touches down. The huts are mini palaces and defiantly an escape from reality .Leave your high heals and suits at home.You... More 

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Paul_Lisa_Matriki, Manager at Matriki Beach Huts, responded to this review

Kia Oriana Gaz & Tish! Wow. Thank you for your awesome review of us here at Matriki. Your words are gratefully appreciated, and knowing that you do a similar role in NSW really does mean a great deal to us that you enjoyed our hospitality/accommodation so much. For the first week or so Paul and I actually wondered if you... More 

los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I am so happy I chose to stay at Matriki. From the moment I stepped off the plane I felt extremely welcomed by Lisa and Paul. They were so helpful and answered every question I had. The accommodation was just perfect in the tree house. The best snorkeling and beach right at your doorstep. The other guests I met there... More 

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Paul_Lisa_Matriki, Manager at Matriki Beach Huts, responded to this review

Kia Orana (Mario & Luigi!) Wow ... you don't hang around do you!? ;-) Thank you for your lovely review - i didn't even think you had touched back down in LA yet, let alone recover and reflect on this wonderful adventure. Times flies when you're having fun I guess. Paul and I are really pleased you loved the Tree... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Matriki Beach Huts had everything we needed for a great vacation on Aitutaki. We stayed in the Garden Unit with its own private bathroom. It was a one bedroom studio that suited our needs perfectly: kitchen with gas stove-top for making meals, french press, a hotpot, a toaster, refrigerator and dishware. Everything we wanted was there: the beach was a... More 

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Paul_Lisa_Matriki, Manager at Matriki Beach Huts, responded to this review

Kia Orana Marie & Matthew! Ahhh, you actually brought a tear to my eye with your fabulous review and Thank You so very much for your kinds words about Paul and myself. We are so lucky that the guests attracted to Matriki in the first place are all about having a great, laid back and casual holiday in clean and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I absolutely loved my stay at Matriki Beach Huts! The island of Aitutaki is the most beautiful island I've ever been to and staying at Matriki was the perfect location to explore the island. I stayed in the newly renovated Beach Hut with a beautiful interior and such attention to detail. Even without a fan the hut remained pretty cool... More 

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Paul_Lisa_Matriki, Manager at Matriki Beach Huts, responded to this review

Kia Orana Camilla Thank you for your lovely review of us here at Matriki; we know that you're travelling and internet is always limited so to stop and take the time to mention us is very thoughtful. I knew before you even arrived that you would absolutely fall in love with Aitutaki, and I totally agree that it is the... More 

Corindi, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Staying at Matriki was a really unique experience. The beach huts are small and are located on the beach. You can see the water from your hut. There are so many thoughtful touches, for example a foot bath out the front to wash the sand of your feet. There is a shared bathroom located close to all huts. It is... More 

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Paul_Lisa_Matriki, Manager at Matriki Beach Huts, responded to this review

Kia Orana Ellen & Brad Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely and informative review of Matriki. You were on the island for such a short time and the weather really wasn't kind to you which always disappoints me (not that of course i can do anything about it) so Paul and I are... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quiet budget rustic self contained absolute beachfront huts on the nicest natural snorkeling and swimming beach on beautiful Aitutaki, Cook Islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matriki Beach Huts

Address: Anaunga, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Price Range: $76 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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