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“Perfect relaxing location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Muri Beach Resort

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Muri Beach Resort
Ranked #8 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Muri
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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“Perfect relaxing location”
Reviewed 13 July 2013

This is a great place to stay in Muri beach - the best location on the island. The units are all self contained and very nice setting. Spectacular location with lovely pool and beach. Resort has its own restaurant/bar. Nice island themed buffet on Friday nights for $35 adult. Special attention by friendly staff. Toby makes coconut boats and paw-paw frond whistles.
Dont miss swimming in the Muri beach, snorkelling at Titikaveka or the sunset at Blackrock.
Places to eat on the island - Sails Restaurant - Muri Beach, Flying Boat Fish n Chips, Lunch at Salsa cafe in town. The Crown beach resort island night was great.
We hired a car for $55 per day but you can make do with the Circle Island bus.
Best holiday and best resort!

Room Tip: Most rooms are similar at this resort, all are close to the pool and the beach
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

After changing our accommodation from a crappy place down the road, they came picked our gear up and nothing was a problem, lovley friendly staff! The place was so clean tidy and relaxing! we loved our 7 day stay and would stay again if we came back! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2013 via mobile

It was my first stay on the Cook Islands with my boyfriend and it was great! The hotel was very nice! Friendly people everywhere! They have been so nice nd even the bike rental and the snorkeling equipment was for free! Our bungalow was very spacious and clean and the tropical garden was wonderful! A beautiful und joyful stay :)

  • Stayed February 2013
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1 Thank bunnii01
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2013

First holiday we have had with no children. Off to a rough start (waiting at the airport for more than an hour for pick up) but everything only got better. We had an amazing time. Resort was great, evening meals amazing (best we had on the Island) what a location -fantastic. We would certainly stay there again and are already planning our return trip to Rarotonga.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2013

We enjoyed 8days at Muri beach resort in a lagoon view villa.Waking up to the bright blue lagoon visible from our unit was such a treat.Sitting on the deck in the early evening with a glass of NZ wine and local fruit ,the view is all that you could ever dream of.We had stayed here last year and couldn't wait to come back.SInce then there have been upgrades to some of the units which made it even more enjoyable.
Despite eating at other places we always enjoyed being at Aqua cafe on site.The staff especially Chrissie, Missy ,Betty, Sandy and the great cooks made every meal so enjoyable.Queenie and Mata in the office were always trying to help.Of course Toby the friendly driver/gardener was always finding us some Raro passion fruit or bananas to enjoy.The location at Muri is such the best [having once stayed on the other side]With the lagoon and islands to kayak around ,it is everything you need for a great relaxing holiday.Thanks again,Paul and Jane.You have a great place and we love it!We'll be back!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Dropped in for cocktails and breakfast once, and kept coming back! Lovely atmospheric spot, really friendly staff and great cocktails. We would definitely recommend dropping in for a meal or a drink - can't vouch for the rooms, but we left thinking we must stay here next time.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

I would like to thank everyone at the Muri Beach Resort, Cook Islands for what I believe is the best holiday I have ever had. The whole island was so beautiful, it's just like paradise. The resort was fantastic, very clean, very friendly staff and nothing was a problem for them and they made us feel ver welcome. We had a fantastic time and would like to thank everyone at the Muri Beach Resort and I will definitely be back to my new holiday destination..

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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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)
Region: 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 Speciality 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 Hotel Muri
Muri Beach Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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