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Stone Villas located within the lush green forest of Niue
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49 reviews
Stone Villas located within the lush green forest of Niue
Natural setting
Stone Villa private front patio
Spacious Villa
Intimate bedroom in the evening
Stone Villas Separate Bedroom
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Dining with Nature
Private Patio
Alofi Bay end of Stone Villas street
Hio Beach (Tuapa Village)
Limu Pools ( Namukulu Village)
Typical Coastal view on Niue
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Alofi

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Jim T
Whakatane, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great accomodation in a good location with fantastic hosts”
Reviewed 16 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013
2
people found this review helpful

This is a great place to stay. We chose Stone Villas based on the good reviews and it lived up to our expectations. The place is located just outside of the main part of Alofi and is within walking distance of most of the shops and restaurants. The fact it also included a car to use for the whole stay was a bonus. It has everything you need to be self contained and is very comfortable.

Ida and Albert were great hosts and very friendly. The villas are serviced each day and a welcome pack of food is provided to get you started. I would highly recommend this place if you want something different to a resort.

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Deb-PJ
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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“Can't imagine there being anywhere better to stay on Niue!!!!”
Reviewed 15 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Albert and Ida were the hosts from heaven!!Stone Villas exceeded our expectations. It was everything it was advertised to be and much more.The Villa was beautiful, well appointed and well located close to the shops of Alofi. The car was a fantastic added bonus which is needed to be able to fully explore what the island has to offer. We really enjoyed our chats with Albert, learning about the people and lifestyle on Niue. We highly recommend Stone Villas to anyone looking for the perfect self contained place to stay on Niue.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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flyinggon...
Lyttelton, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A delightful Niuean find”
Reviewed 27 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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We chose Stone Villas largely because of their positive Trip Advisor reviews and our preference for non-resort style accommodation, spending a week here in late August. As others have stated Ida & Albert and their family are delightful hosts. A very nice touch was the welcoming bottle of wine and fresh drinking coconuts (along with opening lessons which ensured we returned home with all our fingers intact). They also make a point of chatting to all guests at the end of their stay, to check if there is anyway they could improve their service. As an example of their unobtrusive attention we left washing out drying whilst we were out and it pelted down rain. We arrived "home" expecting a sopping mess only to find the washing had been put up on the balcony and was dry. Fakaaue lahi Ida!!

The location was tops for us with most of Alofi's restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance. So too is the police station (so no excuse for not getting your pretty souvenir licence), shopping centre (check out the art gallery and deli) and Post Office. Swanson's supermarket is a little further away but still walkable if you wish. Then again, you have a car (without any tedious rental agreements to deal with) so bulkier shopping is no problem anyhow. You are also very close to the location of the thrice weekly market where you may find wonderful paw paws (papaya),bananas, cakes and, at the Friday night market, fresh cooked fish parcels which you can tuck into straight away. Be quick though, many items were only available in limited numbers.

Other places within easy walking distance are the Information Centre, Sir Robert's wharf (great spot to catch a breeze and watch fish and the focus of a great deal of interesting activity if the monthly freighter arrives during your visit) and several churches. Do consider attending the Ekalesia church near the wharf where the hymn singing is stunningly beautiful.

Our stay was in the very private rear villa-number 2. Villa 1 is closer to the entrance and is a little less private but has a more useable balcony area. The tiled rooms are delightfully cool, fully insect screened and with very effective timber louvers (not a piece of window glass to be found). The bed was very roomy and comfortable and we also found the couch very good for the mandatory mid-afternoon siesta. The walk in shower was given a very thorough work out and the hot water never failed. All other items in the very well equipped kitchen and laundry worked without trouble.

All in all a very pleasant experience and one we are already looking forward to repeating.

PS Watch out for the wood pigeons early in the morning

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Liked best: Peaceful comfort in a great location
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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ahutching
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“Great accommodation in beautiful location”
Reviewed 26 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We loved Niue and enjoyed our stay at Stone Villas. Owners Ida and Albert were very welcoming and have two clean and spacious villas, located in Alofi, near to shops and restaurants. We had a very relaxing week, ate lots of fish and want to go back.

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Liked best: Great location and welcoming owners.
Liked least: Wifi reception was a bit patchy, but who really needs to check email on holiday?
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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50Helen50
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“No better place on Niue”
Reviewed 24 July 2013 for a stay in May 2013

It's seriously beautiful, sparkling clean inside cool local stone. Add oh, so comfortable and quiet, in a garden setting 5 minutes walk from all Alofi township has to offer and you have a haven in the truest sense. If Niue's people are part of its treasure, then Ida, Albert and family have made a perfect addition with Stone Villas. Their presence is unobtrusive, their local knowledge prodigious and nothing is too much trouble for this warm, generous couple, their children and friends. All those little extras that make this home away from home stand apart at a cost that is great value for money. It's a perfect balance for anyone wanting the total real -thing Niue experience. 'Thank you Ida & Albert' seems inadequate somehow. You made Niue unforgettable!

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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JaneB713
Blenheim, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect couple’s accommodation for a wonderful destination”
Reviewed 8 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Niue is a great Pacific destination for a total winter R&R holiday. The Stone Villa's cottages (2) are really convenient (central) but totally private. Walking distance to the sea, most eating places on the island and to the only cafe with espresso coffee end of the street. Stone Villa is fully appointed for the self catering option, nice big frig/freezer, small oven/grill and microwave, everything you would expect in a well appointed kitchen. The well stocked breakfast "starter pack" included everything most would need. The accommodation package includes a car for private use for the week, essential if you are going to fully explore the island's beauty spots. We were collected from the airport and the ability to leave the car at the airport on departure certainly made everything easy and efficient.
Ida and Albert (the hosts) are lovely folks and we were well looked after. Everything they say and show on their web site is as good as it looks.
If this is important for you we found that the free Wi-fi (wireless) operated (emails arrived, web sites opened) but service was very slow daytime. The plus ofthis was we ignored it and got on with holidaying!

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Liked best: Quiet, private, spotlessly clean, cool and comfortable accommodation.
Liked least: Nothing was disaapointing on this holiday
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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chefAuckl...
Auckland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best on The Rock for those that wish to self cater”
Reviewed 2 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013
4
people found this review helpful

Perfect personalised service from the airport pick up and orientation to the generousity of supplying local delicacies. We stayed with our 4 year old for 2 weeks which is the right amount of time to do all the fantastic walks and snorkeling spots. We found albert and Ida to be very good at letting us have privacy but still being very attentive. The villa was spotless everytime we returned this a feat we had never experienced before and really did not expect.
We cant wait to come back to Niue later this year for a short stay without the little man to do some great off reef snorkeling we missed out on.

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