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Motu Taakoka Sunrise
Early morning fishermen
A library in each cottage
Sweeping up Muri Lagoon
Heron in flight
Cottage interior
self contained kichenette
Morning Fishermen
The Garden Studio
Double hibiscus
View from Cottage two
Torch Ginger
Morning sunrise
Sunrise from cottages
Cottages view from lagoon
Stunning Sunrises
Lagoon View
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Inside the Pole House looking out
Cottage One
The Pole House
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Rarotonga, Southern Cook Islands

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Jenny A
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“25th wedding anniversary in paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
5
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Superb hostess, -attentive to our every need.
Fantastic accommodation. We had 6 nights in the Pole House, -the deck is right over the beach; and a last night in one of the two Cottages.
The pole house is older style, -but fully equipped, (including an amazing bookcase of brilliant books) and full of character. We loved looking down from the loft bed, out through the doors onto the deck, and onto the beach as we woke in the morning. The Cottages are newer, but have managed to keep characterful with tivaevae bedspreads, and well stocked bookshelves.
We brought goggles and masks and hired flippers, -but there was no need as there were a selection available to borrow from the cottages. Ditto our beach towels which we took home clean and un-used.
Loved every minute of our holiday and will definitely aim to return.

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Liked best: the view and the loft bed
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Zanders89
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Position and Views to Die For”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
6
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Stayed a week in the Pole House and enjoyed every minute. The sound of the waves lapping almost to our deck and the crashing of the surf on the distant reef was music to our ears. Sunrises were spectacular.
Best snorkelling at marine reserve opposite Fruits of Rarotonga, best pizza at Trader Jacks in town, best garden cafe and garden to tour at Maire Nui Gardens and Cafe, best atmosphere at Shipwreck Hut at Aro'a (live music, huge cocktails in jam jars, eat wholesome food with feet in sand.

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Liked best: Location, views, helpful people
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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kiwigal22
New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“awesome location, great facilities, fantastic host - highly recommended.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012
5
people found this review helpful

Muri Beach cottages was exactly what we were looking for - at the quiet end of Muri beach - which meant we could choose when we wanted to join the crowd - or not. Easy beach access and we loved the view from the elevated cottage (and large, covered veranda), which had everything we could have wanted or needed. It was tidy, clean, modern and spacious.

Gwen our host was fantastic, helpful and friendly. She even went out of her way to help us out because our first day with her was a public holiday. Thank you very much Gwen - I have already recommended Muri Beach Cottages and will continue to do so.

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Liked best: Location, views, big veranda
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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FarmerDav...
Marble, NC
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38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“True Serendipity”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012
5
people found this review helpful

We arrived well after midnight on a still, humid, inky night. Early the next morning, we were awakened by the commanding crow of a rooster. We could hear the surf pounding in the distance, so we walked to the beach to watch the sunrise. It was magic! The morning and the breeze were fresh, the lagoon looked like a rippled mirror, and the sun cut a bright crease between the mainland and a small volcanic island in the lagoon.

That was our first morning and things only got better. The studio is a great little A-frame that has everything you need. Great shower, complete kitchen, dining area, and a fine bed to cradle bodies exhaused by all the Cook Islands have to offer. Gwen, the owner, is a charming and helpful lady who is a wealth of information. You will love her -- she knows exactly when to offer help, and when to let you figure it out.

The groupds around the studio are immaculate; and JoJo, the handyman, will bring you fresh bananas, drinking coconuts, and wonderfully tart limes.

The studio is a great budget way to enjoy a paradise that otherwise might be out of reach for many of us.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
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Liked best: The location on the lagoon.
Liked least: Need one more fan in the kitchen area.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Moretea
Reading, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Wow, what a great little place!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011 for a stay in December 2009
4
people found this review helpful

We stayed here from 25th December to 2nd Jan as part of our travels home from New Zealand and what a great choice. We also had two friends join us to share the experience. As we were on a budget and the start of 3 amazing months on the road we stayed in the budget accommodation whilst our friends opted for the Pole House. Even the budget accommodation was plenty big enough and comfy it is just away from the coast. The Pole house is amazing with uninterrupted views of the lagoon and pretty much a private beach!!

Gwen made us feel very welcome and even gave us free reign of the lime tree... big mistake as it was tasty Margaritas all round!!

Overall this extends our wonderful experiences in the South Pacific and proves you can find some great bargains if you look!!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: A chance to chill in among the wonderful gardens if not on the beach
Liked least: That we had to leave!
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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