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Dorothy's Muri Beach Bungalows
Ranked #13 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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“Close to Everything”
Reviewed October 18, 2010

Dorothy’s Muri Beach Bungalows are right in the heart of Muri Beach. While it is a little noisy in the early evening with the cultural show each night, we found it well worth it to be 2minutes walk from the beach, the general store, two fantastic burger bars (Miro’s Diner and KaiKai Time) and the famed Italian restaurant, Stefano's. The bungalow itself is well-laid out with effective ventilation, functional kitchen and lovely bathroom. Associated with the bungalows is an executive taxi service which we found very helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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North Avoca NSW
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Reviewed October 12, 2010

Thanks again Ivor for your lovely hospitality. We have had the pleasure of stay here twice. The cabins have everything you could want including a washing machine and dryer. They are spotlessly clean and in a great position to Muri lagoon. Ivor is a wonderful host and will look after you. Hope to see you again soon.

Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 28, 2010

We would stay again at Dorothys Bungalows. Just what we needed for a lovely quiet two week holiday by the beach with everything we needed. Real handy to Muri beach attractions , meals, rentals, shops, glass bottom boats, resorts, transport. The owner was great and made sure we were comfortable, meeting us on arrival at airport and departure there. He called with local fruit and to check if all was O.K. Certainly we can recommend this place for a relaxing time. Cheers Neil & Linley. Christchurch NZ.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 8, 2010

We meant to write this review after staying at Dorothy's in January. We first heard about Dorothy's from Trip Advisor and all the good comments were true. Excellent value for money. Ivor was so helpful and welcoming, the rooms were clean, the bed comfortable, and the beach was just a hop, skip, and a jump away. The sand at Muri beach was soft and the water wonderfully clear. Thanks for an excellent holiday.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 28, 2010

Ivor was very welcoming and met us at the airport and also for our return home flight.
The bungalows are spotlessley clean really good accomodation and very near the beach

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Auckland
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Reviewed April 23, 2010

Stayed for 2 weeks and location, Raro, Muri beach and accommodation perfect for us. Ivor was helpful and informative and very approachable. We wanted peaceful location, privacy with home comforts and the bungalows more than met our expectation. The location is 1 minute walk to the best swimming beach on Raro. We took lilos/inflatables which was an excellent idea as used them loads. Best snorkeling in the marine reserve at Muri or opposite Fruits of Raro. Definately take your own snorkeling gear, as we did. Saw eels, parrot fish, flat fish, a sea snake, angel fish, blue star fish and loads more. Best snorkelling was by far on Aitutaki, where visibility was over 20 meters. Saw giant clams and amazing coral, although not as many fish as on Raro. Also saw a turtle whilst out on Aitutaki lagoon. Possibly the most beautiful island we have ever been to. Hired a moped and roads were all safe on both inner and outer road. Some connecting roads were dirt tracks. Waterfall a little small by NZ standards but we have been previously spoilt! Resterants all very nice although self catered most of the time. Did needles walk and got quite lost and managed to find our way to a different peak which was still spectacular. As you can guess, we did not take a guide! Did not do island night as did all this on previous trip to Samoa but took advantage of fire shows on beach for wedding parties which we randomly stumbled on!!! Was perfect relax which is what Raro is all about.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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NewZealand
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Reviewed April 12, 2010

We just got back from a quick 4 night stay at Dorothy's, what a great little spot it had everything we needed and we cant agree more with the other reviews. Just a short walk to the beach and no road noise.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dorothy's Muri Beach Bungalows
Address: Muri Beach, Muri, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
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Ranked #13 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Dorothy`s Muri Beach Bungalows Hotel Muri
Dorothy's Muri Beach Bungalows Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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