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Muri Beachcomber
Ranked #1 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Stayed a few nights before and after a trip to Aitutaki and Atiu, and just loved it. Wonderful, spacious units with everything you need, and the best location possible. The staff are lovely, and so helpful, whether for help with dinner reservations, directions or helping with lost luggage. It's a lowkey place run by very nice people. The view from the seaview rooms is superb. Could have stayed much longer, and it would be a great base for a longer exploration of Rarotonga.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

This place was outstanding! We stayed in the beach front room & it was worth every extra penny. There are a few things to note: front rooms don't have tvs so ask before hand or just enjoy the sounds of the ocean, there is no restaurant on site & the office is only open business hours however there are lots of great places close & you have full kitchen facilities. This place is one we will return to! Amazing side of the island, close to everything, the staff are nothing sort of amazing!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We stayed in a seaview unit and thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay. The unit itself is clean, tidy and simple, with just the right amount of furnishings, cutlery etc. On our arrival we had the room decorated with flowers and had a complimentary local fruit basket (+). There is complimentary toast and cereal breakfast delivered everyday (+) and BBQ's around the area to use if you do not feel like going out (+) (just don't leave food out on benches over night as the ants will get to it fairly fast!).
The standout attraction for this hotel is definitely the location. Situated on the pristine Muri beach, with just a short paddle board/kayak/snorkel/swim away to the other tiny islands in the lagoon. Or a perfect location to grab a book and lay about on the front porch lounges.
Another bonus is that snorkel gear (goggles, snorkels, fins and reef shoes) can all be borrowed from the reception for free, as well as kayaks and paddle boards!
The staff are super friendly too, as are all the local animals!

Room Tip: Go for the seaview rooms!
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We had 10 days in unit 2 and were appreciative of the wonderful location, and friendly helpful staff. The units were clean and comfortable, and the view from our front porch was breathtaking. The 30 metre walk to the lagoon, was perfect, as was the freely available kayaks, standup boards and snorkel equipment. Restaurants and cafe's nearby meant, despite having a self catering unit, it was just as easy to eat out frequently. Although this was not always a cheap experience the service and food at all the nearby establishments was very good overall.
Buses to the otherside of the Island were easy to use, although after 10 days at muri beach we are pretty sure it is the best location on the Island and we definitely return. Thanks to Shelley, Debbie, Talei and the rest of the team.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a seaview!
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Had a beach front room and was very good. The resort may not have been as flash as some of the others , however when you take into consideration location ect buy far the best . Clean and staff very helpful and the best beach on the island . I will go back

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We loved our seaview unit. Its situated in a great location with the garden setting just making it a whole lot nicer than the 'hotels' around the island. I thought I would miss not having bar and restaurant but never did. The staff are really friendly along with the chickens :-)

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights at the end of our honeymoon. Coming from the four seasons bora bora we have to be honest and stay we where slightly disappointed when we arrived in the cook islands. Its fair to say that while The hotel has a beautiful setting and is clean and comfortable, the island lacks the luxury and style/magic of bora bora but that isn't a bad thing- its a very differnet place. If we had have visited cook island first I am sure we would have had a different view.

We did have some problems with ants but given the setting we where expecting some insects.

The cook islands have a fantastic outlook on life...very relaxed! So relaxed the bus never seemed to arrive! It was very refreshing . We went to the market which was a great day out and definaly worth a trip!

The water sports provided by the hotel were fantastic!

By the end of trip we where more than happy to sit on the deck and watch the stars, not wanting to come home!



  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank christine363
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Additional Information about Muri Beachcomber

Address: Ara Tapu Rd, Muri Beach Village, Muri 2000, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
Price Range: $191 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Muri Beachcomber 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Muri Beachcomber is a small, intimate property in prime position on the shores of beautiful Muri Lagoon - 22 units ensuring a truly relaxing holiday atmosphere. Our stylish rooms offer separate air-conditioned bedrooms, spacious living/dining area, well-equipped kitchen and modern bathroom. Perfect for long stays. The Seaview Units and Watergarden Villas are ideal for couples seeking a peaceful retreat, the poolside Garden Units are wonderful for families seeking quality time together. Facilities include a swimming pool, barbecues, wifi plus guest computer, petanque court, guest laundry, tour desk, snorkeling equipment, kayaks, paddle boards, bicycle hire and guest lounge. Shops, pharmacy, hairdresser, cafes and restaurants within easy walking distance. Offering a moderately priced, quality experience in a prime location. Includes Airport Transfers, Free use of kayaks, paddle boards, BBQ's and snorkeling equipment, Fruit Basket on arrival, Daily Breakfast pack, Tea, coffee and sugar supplied daily plus Free local calls. ... more   less 
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Muri Beachcomber Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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