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“Great family spot great location”
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Muri Beach Resort
Ranked #8 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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68 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great family spot great location”
Reviewed December 13, 2011

This was a great resort especially for the kids. The loved the pool the grassy area and the beach. The staff where excellent and very friendly. Special thanks to Toby the groundsmen who made the kids a traditional cook island coconut boat they loved it. Just a pity it couldn't come home.

Central to all things to do in and around Muri Lagoon

Room Tip: Beach side Villas give you the best view and the best spot for a quite drink
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Auckland
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Reviewed December 5, 2011

We recently had a family holiday at Muri Beach Resort and really enjoyed it. It is really well set up for families or groups of families and friends. The location is awesome, so close to the beach and an easy walk to lots of restaurants. We stayed in two different rooms. The first one by the pool had a great location but the walls were only shoulder height so not very private for two couples and a baby. They were also harder to keep cool, but I believe they are turning these into proper two bedroom units now. The new two bedroom units were great with air con in each room and they were well equipped. We used the bbq facilities by the pool as well which were great. Free use of kayaks was excellent. They also provided a porta cot, car seat and toys for the baby while we wer there. We'd definitely stay here again.

Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 24, 2011

We will definitely be returning to Muri Beach Resort. We loved the closeness to the beach, the beautiful park like surroundings, the fantastic villas which had everything needed and were tastefully decorated, the fabulous pool area and the lovely staff.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

We recently spent our honeymoon at muri beach resort. We got a free upgrade to an awsome room close to the beach. The room was very clean and comfortable. The grounds were so beautiful and the location is perfect. We made good use of the snorkling equipment, reef shoes and kayaks which were all in great condition. The pool was lovely and the bar and restaurant a great place to spend an evening. We loved all the fruit trees around the grounds, particularly the coconut trees. All of the staff at Muri beach work hard to make the place such a beautiful and well run resort. A big thankyou to the lady at the front desk who was always friendly and helpful with booking tours or scooter hires for us. Muri beach resort was just what we were looking for for our time in Rarotonga, thank you so much for making our holiday so perfect. We are recommending your resort to others, look forward to meeting some of our friends in the future and hopefully us again one day. =).

Room Tip: all of the rooms looked great
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

The whole place was great...the rooms were nice and clean...the staff were very helpfull, from giving us directions to booking activites for us...Thank you all...

Room Tip: Ask for a room with the aircon above the bed...very hot
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2011

We are a group of 10 who have stayed before at Muri Beach Resort fantastic location,self contained bungalows,pool,cafe Paul and Jane the owners great hosts nothing a problem, Toby and Dooreen,Chrissy and all the staff went out of there way to make it a enjoyable holiday .Hanging bananas and pawpaws for guests to eat each day thanks Toby. we have travelled all over the world and have never experienced this before.The great thing about this resort is the bungalows are selfcontained so you can eat at restaurants or cook in your bungalow or in the great barbecue area which our group spent alot of time in cooking barbecues well done Muri Beach Resort already planning our next holiday to your resort cheers Allan Leanne Gabriel

Room Tip: Garden rooms down one end this is where we stayed and we did self sevice to keep cost down
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Auckland, NZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2011

We have recently returned from Rarotonga and overall had a great holiday. We didn't stay at this resort but went to the cafe to take advantage of the advertised 'poolside' dining. the prices that we were charged for our drinks were higher than those on the menu and when I queried this the man looking after the cafe became quite stroppy and was then unfriendly for the remainder of our time there.
Besides this the location and pool were great.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Additional Information about Muri Beach Resort

Property: Muri Beach Resort
Address: Main Road, Muri Village | P.O. Box 146, Muri, Cook Islands (Formerly Shangri-La Beach Cottages)
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Muri Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Absolute beachfront on Muri. This intimate boutique resort offers 20 beautifully decorated deluxe self-contained villas and apartments. These well-appointed units feature air-conditioning, Jacuzzi spa baths, insect screens, TV/DVD, in-house movies, Wi-Fi internet, IDD telephones. And all of this is set amongst tropically landscaped gardens. When not enjoying the stunning views from the beachfront deck, enjoy lazing by the large swimming pool sipping tropical cocktails. The resorts beautiful poolside Polynesian style cafe & cocktail bar which is surrounded by tropical gardens is al-fresco dining Island style. ... more   less 
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Muri Beach Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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