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Muri Beach Hideaway
Ranked #8 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the hillside, which was a great space - big, warm and well appointed. Would be an excellent family holiday. Muri is easily the best neighborhood on the island, and as long as you make the time to go and lie on the beach, I don't think it matters that you can't see it. The best part of staying here is Vina, the host. She bent over backwards to make sure our stay was perfect.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed four nights at Muri Beach Hideaway's Maine Villa. The villa is very nice, spacious and modern. Closeness to bakery, shops and take-away shops is a pluss. 

As a home/accomodation it has only two problems. Firstly, there is no warderobe, chest of drawers or similar where you can put/hang your clothes. Secondly, the hot water supply doesn't really work. There is hardly ever enough for a hot shower, and for doing the dishes we had to heat extra water in the water kettle.

What is important to know though is that the house is not at the beach (3-5 min walk, across the road), and you can't either see or hear the sea. You need to put on clothes and bring all your beachstuff with you. If closeness to the beach is important to you, I would recommend staying somewhere else. The Titikaveka area has many nice beachfront houses for hire. The beach on that side is also wonderfull, and has sunset views. 

Stayed: June 2014
1  Thank Clara H
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

We've just come back from a surprise trip to Raro to get engaged & we can't stop raving about The Hideaway! I've been to the island 3 times now & have stayed in a variety of accommodation - this being my fave so far. Vena and her family are wonderful hosts & full of relaxed laughter without being 'in your face'. Our bungalow was superbly clean (I can be quite fussy about these things) & there was complimentary milk, water & fruit, as well as all the necessary kitchen equipment. Our bed was changed each day and there were additional little touches that made the stay special. LOVED the free use of the kayaks and BBQ & being so close to cafes & shops - though the bungalows are set well back from the road so you feel like you're in paradise Inception. Would recommend going to the other side of the island for snorkling and sunset cocktails (Shipwreck Inn is especially good for this! Just be sure to call and make a booking). ProTip - bring some earplugs. The cockerels are pretty vocal all over the island!

Room Tip: The three 'VIEW' bungalows over look the garden, pool and beach and are a touch more private...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Helena M
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Our stay at the Muri Beach Hideaway was absolute perfection.

We stayed in The Loft Villa 5 and found it to be spacious, clean and modern. We were surrounded by a lush green garden and made good use of our large verandah. The property itself was very well kept with lots of greenery about. It has 5 villas so you feel very private and away from everything/everyone else. Our Villa was attended to daily with just a quick clean, bed made etc and considering we were staying in a self contained Villa we found this to be very thoughtful and a great plus.

You are located right in the middle of Muri Beach so able to walk easily to all the facilities you require. The beach is just at your doorstep.
We made good use of the kayaks, reef shoes and snorkels supplied to us.

Vina is very friendly and helpful and made our stay at the Muri Beach Hideaway most memorable. She is always happy to help you with anything you need and great to have a chat to. Vina allowed us to check in early, check out late and to leave our luggage with her whilst we found our next accommodation. Very helpful and considerate.

Room Tip: We stayed in Villa 5 at the back with a garden view and it was beautiful.
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Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

Stop over with Vina ("Vee") for a few days after an arduous journey from Europe or the USA and you will feel totally refreshed, warmed up and de-jet lagged. Five secluded and lovely bungalows right on beautiful Muri Beach, combined with Vina's superb hospitality, make this the perfect "hideaway" for couples or small groups on Rarotonga. It's also close to several fine restaurants and other attractions.

Room Tip: We prefer the second or third bungalows from the beach, next to the pool. The one closest to the bea...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Klaus M
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

When your flight is delayed by 3 hours and you don't get to your hotel until 4:30 in the morning, the last thing you expect to see is the manager greeting you with a hug before escorting you to your room where she has the fans running, lights on and bed turned down. However at Muri Beach hideaway, Vina greets you as she would family, and makes a point to check in on you throughout your stay.

We had arranged an early check in and late check out, which were great value, with our delayed arrival we spent the morning watching the sunrise from our patio before catching some zzzz's.

The units have no AC, however a big ceiling fan keeps you cool in bed, not to mention the pool and ocean right there. Close to the store, and muri beach attractions.

We typically try to stay/travel to a new place each time, however in the case of Muri Beach Hideaway, we will happily return!

Thanks again Vina.

Room Tip: We chose the beach bungalow. It has views of the pacific ocean/muri lagoon from the patio, and is a...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank NateGal
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We loved having our honeymoon stay at Muri Beach Hideaway. Vina is the host with the most and enjoys a chat and giving you any help or advice you need along the way. Short step to the beach, pool, restaurants, bakery or the local markets. This is the best place to stay on the island. The ladies who work with Vina always greet you with a smile and a story! Nothing is too much trouble. We will be back.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Muri Beach Hideaway

Address: PO Box 3092, Muri, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
Price Range: $220 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Simple yet luxurious accommodation in the Cook Islands, our traditional Polynesian Style Bungalows are set on one of Rarotonga's most beautiful beaches Muri Beach. With soft white sand and magnificent views of Muri Lagoon we offer everything that traveller’s hope for in a tropical escape to the Cook Islands: views of the morning sun above, and the finest restaurants and experiences in Rarotonga right at your doorstep. This little retreat known as the Hideaway, is truly hidden away and a place to kick back and relax while you indulge yourself in Cook Islands culture. Spoil yourself with a swim in the outdoor swimming pool, take a stroll along Muri beach, stretch out on your patio and inhale the scents of your garden’s tropical flowers. ... more   less 
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Muri Beach Hideaway Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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