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Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa

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06/06/2017 07/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 September 2014

It is true when they say that it is the people who make the place and Rumours is a classic example of that. From the moment you send an online enquiry to the moment you are dropped off at the Airport, their service is nothing short of fantastic. Warm, courteous and friendly staff just make you feel so good about...

Thank RandPG
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana to you both. Being refreshed, recharged and relaxed is what a holiday is all about, and the fact that you felt this is what you achieved with your stay at Rumours is just great to hear ! Yes you are right about the fish being friendly. We have had guests come back from their snorkelling saying that the...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Two weeks in the Platinum Villa were amazing. The advantage of this villa was it's size and cinema room with huge selection of movies - a fantastic way to spend late evenings after dinner into the wee hours watching old classics or newer movies of any genre. The rear courtyard with waterfall, pool, spa and BBQ were perfect for those...

Thank TravelLoverNZx
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana - Wow, two weeks in the Platinum villa. So pleased you enjoyed your time there, and yes the odd 450 movies or two, are great to have in that villa especially with the big projection system. It wasn't the best of weather during your stay, so to have the space, home away from home appliances and be right...

Reviewed 17 September 2014

Looks expensive at first glance but no way. Amazing villas in design, build and location, we saw whales swimming 3 of our 4 mornings from deck Don't miss this place. Staff fantastic. At 49 I had my first ever massage at their spa and booked again for following day, first 2 of many I am sure In a nut shell...

Thank SADobson
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana S & H. Really happy that you stayed at the height of the whale season and yes, they're great to watch - not sure if you got to see one spouting, but that's special too. Most men we have stay tend to leave the Spa treatments and pampering to their wives, but then when they do give it...

Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

We visited this beautiful island for our recent honeymoon and stayed at this exquisite resort. We would describe this resort as "Paradise on Earth". Grant, Toni and the entire team went above & beyond to ensure our stay was everything we expected and a little more. The attention to detail from as little as cleaning the room without infringing on...

Thank Cattage
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana Paul and Cat. What a long distance away you are from us now - and I do hope the memories of your time in the Cook Islands stay with you for a long time to come. I can well believe that the jetlag from your trip would take it's toll for some time before you can get fully...

Reviewed 15 September 2014

Our trip to Rarotonga was made all the more fabulous by the beautiful accommodation provided by Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa. The villa was sheer luxury - from the stunning beachfront, to the private pool and spa, to the media room, indoor waterfall, amazing bathroom and fully equipped kitchen - everything was pure perfection from the minute we walked in...

Thank Anniebell2014
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana friends. Your 20th wedding anniversary was a biggie, so it makes us really happy that it was made all the more enjoyable by your stay at Rumours. We have lots of special occasion guests and we take it very personally that we do anything we can to add to the occasion with our level of service and commitment....

Reviewed 14 September 2014

Loved Rumours. Perfectly situated. Lovely surroundings. Spacious and luxurious. Service was excellent. Grant was particularly helpful as were other staff members. The waterful/private pool area and spa as you walk into your villa is gorgeous then to walk through straight onto the beachfront is perfection. Would we stay again? Without a doubt!

Thank NZHalton
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana to you both. So happy that your holiday was great and that you were in no way disappointed with your stay at Rumours. Our team there is small but very committed to providing the best we can in customer service which isn't that hard as we have such awesome guests most of the time, that it's a pleasure...

Reviewed 6 September 2014

We stayed in Bora Bora and Cook Island honeymoon. In Bora Bora, we stayed at Four Seasons Hotels. The convenience of accommodation, I was able towards rumours spend a good comfortable overwhelmingly. In the Cook Islands, is located in the environment that can be immediately able to want to do ourselves, in Bora Bora, so do I need to ask...

Thank こずぃ
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana our Japanese friends. It must have been quite difficult for you to do this review in English as it's not your first language, so we appreciate the fact that you made the effort all the more - thank you very much. Yes we hope that in the future we get a lot more tourists visiting the Cook Islands...

Reviewed 23 August 2014

We stayed at Rumours during a very rare wet week,but despite the weather it was an incredible week. Rumours is absolute luxury, our beachfront suite had 2 rooms, but unlike a normal hotel, we didn't use the second room at all, there was so much space in our room and bathroom area that it wasn't even used for bag storage....

1Thank VincentWilson
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana from a sunny Cook Islands. Nice to say sunny, as you did have awfully wet weather when you stayed - and as you say, it was rare that it stayed wet for so long over the time of your visit. However the fact that you still enjoyed your stay and time in Rarotonga is great to hear. Some...

Reviewed 21 August 2014

Staying at Rumours was the highlight of entire NZ/Aus/Rarotonga trip. Yes, Rarotonga is lovely, but what made it so special was our stay at Rumours. The unit we were given, with a full sea view, was the most luxurious I've even seen. We loved waking up to see the waves crashing over the coral reef, having breakfast on the terrace...

Thank Lianne O
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Welcome back home to Norway. The staff were delighted to see your review and really appreciate the fact that your stay at Rumours made your whole South Pacific experience so memorable. There aren't many places in the world where you can be so close to hearing the constant movement of the waves on the reef, yet still have the quietness...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Rumours was the absolute highlight of our round-the-world honeymoon trip. Our beachfront villa was superb. Finished to a very high standard (I loved the rain shower!) and when they say beachfront they really mean it! The veranda leads right on to the beach where kayaks and snorkelling gear are provided for use in the stunning lagoon. If the wind is...

1Thank GregBanbury
Rumours7, Guest Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana friends. We really appreciate the fact that you did this review for Rumours before you even left the property - so using some of your holiday time to do this was amazing, and we thank you very much. You were awesome guests and it was a pleasure to see you each time you came into the office for...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Top class Award Winning luxury villa accommodation with three villa categories. Each villa has private swimming pool with waterfalls off rocks into pools all set in private courtyards. Spa pools to beachfront villas as well. Movie theatre room option with 2.5 Metre projection system and full surround sound. Absolute beachfront location. Superb four poster beds,all villas having two bathrooms. Waterfall Day Spa which has won many World Travel Awards for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa

Address: Main Rd, Muri Beach, Muri 1468, Cook Islands (Formerly Rumours of Romance)
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Price Range: $804 - $1,625 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Rumours Luxury Villas Hotel Muri
Rumours Luxury Villas And Spa Muri, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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#1 Spa Hotel in Muri
#1 Luxury Hotel in Muri
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Muri
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“all rooms have lagoon views”
steph131150, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Go for a Beachfront Villa”
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“Select the Platinum Villa. It is the absolute best villa to stay in!”
karaj869, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“villa 4 is quietest and has both spa and pool”
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“Top end excellence”
GrahamPAuckland, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
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