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Muri Beachcomber
Ranked #1 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Muri
Certificate of Excellence
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Just what we needed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2011

We came for a relaxing week and that is what we got. With breakfast provided and self catering we had the chose of eating in or out with so many cafes/restaurants within walking distant. The beach was right there. The staff were friendly and helpful. Office staff were wonderful, right there even just for a chat. Will certainly be coming back.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jernie251112
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2011

I would recommend Muri Beachcomber - it is in a perfect location, the villa we stayed in was really nice. Grounds are quiet at night.
The grounds are kept well, and they provide a lot of local information (eg about Island nights, where to get a massage). Each room has a big deck and sun loungers and BBQ, perfect for island relaxing.
Breakfast wasn't amazing (bread and cereal boxes), but they provided nice fresh juice and fruit.
Only prob was toilet stopped working on the weekend, and they couldn't get anyone to fix it, so we had to 'flush' th toilet ourselves with a bucket and water - not the best honeymoon experience! and the maid kept leaving the cart with all the cleaning stuff outside our door.
But these were small things, it was a great place overall, great location, I would recommend it

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TheGilboids
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NEW ZEALAND
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43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2011

Our agent booked a package, which put us in a garden room. We did ask if we could upgrade to a beach villa but they were full at the time of our visit. Allthough the grounds were very nice and we overlooked the pool, the unit was tired looking with a rusty upright fan in the lounge kitchen, a very worn looking fridge, a rusty toaster and overhead lights which did not work. As there was no ceiling fan in the lounge kitchen and the garden units did not get a sea breeze it was very hot. We just felt that the whole complex needed a maintenance boost and money spending. The garden rooms needed a repaint inside, a refresh. In saying this, we did have a very pleasant and relaxing stay and enjoying the beautiful turquoise water which was crystal clear closer to the island and biking to the many wonderful beaches.

Our favourite restaurants were the Flame Tree, The Waterline, Sails and Trader Jacks for a fish meal, also visiting Maire Nui Gardens for lunch (a delightful couple run it), Salttwater cafe for toasted sandwiches or seafood Pad Thai with a cold beer, the cafe opposite the airport ,Jireh, had great food , well priced and obliging staff (try their freshly baked coconut/pineapple and lemon/poppy seed muffins), and the Cafe in the Beachcomber Gallery with Neil's special brew coffee - a lovely cappuccino, the local paper and latest magazines for a good browse. Did not visit the Tamarind or the Windjammer restaurants this time, but they have a great reputation.

Will return to Rarotonga having visited many times, Kia orana ...

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank NewZealandSascha
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2011

We did a 5day stopover at Muri Beachcomber on the way out to New Zealand. Had a beach bungalow with stunning views over the lagoon and absolutely ideal for a "flop" holiday. Rooms serviced daily and breakfast provided but local cafes available if you want a change. Very well equipped for self catering but you really need to get the bus to get provisions as the local shop is quite limited. This runs evey hour.
Owners and staff very pleasant and could not be more helpful.
Very good value for money and would certainly return

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank john0655
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vancouver canada
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247 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2011

Muri Beachcomber is ideally located next to the Sailing Club at Muri Lagoon. The view from the front communal deck was spectacular, overlooking the lagoon and breaking waves against the reef. Nice, clean, basic condominium style rooms. Great staff, very friendly and helpful. Could use new communal bbqs.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank brendadoug
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London
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65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2010

Took my Girlfirend here for her birthday and what an amazing place! I could not Fault Muri Beachcomber! the owner was really helpful and friendly! Perfect location close to the nice resturants along the muri waterfront! Would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank BlakieeNZ
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Wellington, NZ
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2010

My partner and I had an amazing stay - the staff were so friendly, particularly the reception staff. They were willing to book our tours and activities, cheerful, talkative and so helpful. The room was very clean, great facilities (kitchen, bathroom) and breakfast was waiting every morning. I can't think of a single thing they could have improved on - the only downfall to our trip was the weather - lots of rain! other than that it was perfect :)
thanks to the staff for a great stay, we will be coming back again for sure!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank cheriek23
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Additional Information about Muri Beachcomber

Property: Muri Beachcomber
Address: Ara Tapu Rd, Muri Beach Village, Muri 2000, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Muri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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