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Tianas Beach Villas
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Geat bechfront location, couldn't be better placed, price reasonable, but for everthing else.
Kayaks, were looking forward to going kayaking as per the website, but alas no kyaks, when inquired advised to go hire some. Had to clean the shower on arrival, sheets stained, windows that didn't shut, blowing a gale curtains flying around like a flag.
Needs a "makeover" as no way does it come up to the website views, if updated , cleaned up kyaks supplied it would be a great place to stay, but as it is won't come back.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lynette C
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TianasBeach, Public Relations Manager at Tianas Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2014

Thanks your feedback. I'm happy to say that Tiana's has been taken over by Geoff and Ana and the place is looking clean and tidy again and all linen has been replaced. We did have a problem with the kayaks for a few weeks when the local distributor ran out of kayak repair kits (the reality of island life!) and previous clients wrecked all kayaks (as well as the precious coral) by paddling out over the coral reef at low tide. Anyway, we now have three good kayaks for guests to use whilst staying at Tianas and hoping guests enjoy them and look after them as well! Thanks.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

The location of this property was fantastic - couldn't ask for better. But the place was very run down and definitely needed a decent clean! The pillows mouldy, the towels old, a broken toaster and a microwave that didn't spin around (resulting in our burnt scrambled eggs)! I was most disappointed that the website offered kayaks for guest use, but all four had holes in them and weren't able to be used. Don't offer something on your website you couldn't use! We were told that the water was filtered outside and we could drink it. However.... when we went to fill our bottle two geckos came out of the tap and into the bottle! Needless to say... we didn't drink that water!!

The owner was lovely.. but didn't see him enough to voice my concerns!

Just in a need of a good clean and tidy up!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Nicole C
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TianasBeach, Public Relations Manager at Tianas Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2014

Thanks your kind words and we are thrilled you had a great time at Tiana's. Looking forward to seeing you again next year!

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

An awesome little property, perfectly located in Muri beach. It is old and basic, but clean. The shower is great but bring a hair dryer. For the price, I don't think you could find better right on the beach. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Debbie T
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We stayed at Tianna's in November 2012. We found the hosts go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable, they'll pretty much help you with everything as long as you just ask! Beach front property with restaurants, vehicle rentals, activities, and small grocery store all within walking distance.
Not to be mistaken with an all-inclusive, $400/ night resort, the kitchens allow you to save lots of money by making most of your own meals, and you can enjoy dinner on your private deck over-looking the beautiful lagoon at Muri beach!

Warm regards to Charlie's family.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Gavin P
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

We stayed at Tianas in June 2012.
Its right on the beach in Muri, which is just about the best beach in Rarotonga.
Its basic... but its clean, comfortable and GREAT value (NZ$120 or NZ$160 a night), and its very functional and its the BEST location! It felt like a batch or holiday home.
There are 2 one bedroomed Villas (one bedroom stand alone cottages) and 3 studios (open plan with a double bed) We hired one of each (1 for the teenagers, one for the parents!)
They are comfortable but basic. There is a functional kitchen with fridge, freezer, oven and microwave. There is a separate bathroom with a good shower with excellent pressure and hot water. There is a sofabed and a decent living room area.
It has a good deck, perfect for watching the beach (right in front of you), or having a nice cold beer! We asked for a BBQ, which we had on the deck and used most nights. If you are not aware, you can take food into Rarotonga (not honey, fruit or vegetables).
The Muri area has stores, restaurants, take aways, scooter rentals etc.
Muri beach is a good swimming beach, and is very safe for kids. Tianas has 4 Kayaks for use.
Charlie is onsite...he's real friendly and very helpful.
We totally recommend Tianas for a good basic good value holiday.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Laurence_and_Trudi
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

Tianas Beach Bungalows
Stayed at Tianas in 2011.The hosts went out of their way to make our visit a great holiday.Nice beach ,fantastic fish life to view while swimming around the nearby Motu .Good clean tidy accomodation .We have stayed in Raro many times and this place is by far the best value for money . We wouldn,t ,stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank JOHNVKaikoura
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

December 15th 2011 Great spot right on the waters edge but the cottages were, quite ran down and not that clean. I changed the sheet on day 3 of our stay to find that when I removed the pillow cases that the pillow were moldy. The 2nd lot of bath towles were said to be clean but were in fact dirty. The little red ants got into all our food and we had to throw it out. I guess that is why the price is only around $1250 for 9 nights but I will not be staying there again. It was hard to sleep as the owner had family over staying in some of the rooms and party until late, then each morning at around 5.30am - 6am cars and bikes would start just out side our bedroom window and wake us up.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank kerry r
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Additional Information about Tianas Beach Villas

Address: South Muri Beach, Cook Islands (Formerly Tianas Beach Bungalows)
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga
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Beach Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #64 of 77 Specialty Lodging in Rarotonga
Number of rooms: 5
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Affordable self-catering units and 1-bedroom bungalows directly overlooking Muri Beach. ... more   less 

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