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Muri Beachcomber
Ranked #1 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Muri
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic resort in the best location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

We have stayed at the Muri Beachcomber three times now. It really is a great place to stay and Muri Beach I think, is the best location on the island. It's location with the relatively calm lagoon makes it a great place for sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking and its a short trip across the lagoon for some exploring. Across the road from the Beachcomber is a car/scooter rental company (and another one is located about a 2 minute walk down the road as well), there is a relatively new bakery nearby (another 3-4 minute walk) and about a 25 minute scooter ride into town. Next to the Beachcomber is Sails, a popular wedding reception venue and only a few minutes stumbling distance back to the Beachcomber. The staff at the Beachcomber are all welcoming and helpful. Our room, a seaview villa, was right next to the beach. It was spacious and comfortable and we could even pick up the WiFi signal, although the internet can be on island time occasionally. There are free paddle boards and kayaks, along with a resort pool if you don't feel the urge to go to the lagoon. The Beachcomber really is a fantastic place for a holiday and has the best beach to go with it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful weekend away to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We have visited Rarotonga on a number of other occasions but enjoyed this trip the most. It was wonderful to be so close to the beach but with a lovely relaxing grass area just outside our room. The room itself was perfect. A good size bedroom and lounge/dining area. The bathroom was very large which was an excellent feature. The kitchenette and large fridge made it easy to have meals in our room. The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was fabulous. An extra bonus was the good quality bikes they had available for hire. We are already planning a return visit. A big thank you to everyone at the Muri Beachcomber.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Our first trip to the Cooks. fell in love with the place and the people. We are experienced travelers and expected a little more value as we paid a good price for this holiday. Cooks in general are about double in accommodation price as other parts of the world. So we just had to accept that. The breakfast were provided free and nice the first day with fresh flowers in the room and a fruit bowl. After that you got a top up of milk to small packets of cereal and 4 pieces of toast. At couple $ extra they could have provided some a pawpaw and bananas and some complimentary toiletries instead of just soap. Hot water was sporadic , internet service was charged for but does not work in the beach front unit. So enjoy the Cook Islands, Don't expect value for money with accommodation and we will try another place next time.

Room Tip: My wife wanted beach front room but noisy at night when it is windy. I would recommend a little furt...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Just had our second stay at Muri Beachcomber and was just as fantastic as the first. Rooms are great, hours can be wasted sitting on the deck overlooking the lagoon. Talai couldn't be more helpful organising anything we needed. Best location in Rarotonga

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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1 Thank Traceian B
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Chicago, Illinois
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62 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
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69 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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