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Charters Towers, Australia
Reviewed 1 May 2014

My Husband and I stayed at Rumours for a week 7 -13 April - I didn't want to go home it was so incredible. We were celebrating our honeymoon so I had done quite a lot of research and decided upon a package with Rumours, I was not disappointed. In arriving into Rarotonga we were greeted at the airport and...

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

Kia Orana Megan and Mick. Great to hear that your honeymoon was such a success. It is a real special time in your lives and if we at Rumours have added to making it so memorable in a good way, then we're very satisfied with that. Yes the Spa set into the deck is a great idea isn't it, especially...

Auckland
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Love love love this place. Rarotonga's beauty and appeal was enhanced ten fold by the fantastic location. We were looked after like family and it was the perfect mix of self sufficient living and resort infrastructure benefits The spa was epic and well worth a booking The whole team made the experience world class There is no where else that...

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Rumours7, Public Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana friends. So pleased that you enjoyed your time both at Rumours and the Waterfall Spa. It is quite relaxing down there isn't it. Sorry we didn't have an absolute beachfront villa available for your stay, but at least villa 5 gave you a peek at the lagoon and is still only steps to the beach which is good....

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 April 2014

My wife and I stayed at Rumours for 10 days at the beginning of February. We'd heard good things about it before we arrived but seeing it for ourselves and actually being there was more than we'd expected. The resort is situated in the perfect place. Our villa was only a few metres from the beach. Each day greeted us...

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

Kia Orana Dave. Really appreciate your review and yes it was hot when you were here. I think you struck the hottest part of the year - in fact almost the hottest season ever ! As you say though, it's the time when the lagoon and private pool is really valued. Thank you also for sending through some of the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 April 2014

This really is one of the most beautiful places I have been. It truly is in a spectacular setting and the bungalows were out of this world beautiful with absolutely amazing views; words cannot describe. More importantly the service at Rumours was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel so welcome throughout our entire stay....

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

Kia Orana Katie. It was a pleasure to do our part to make sure you had an enjoyable stay at Rumours and the girls at the Spa are really happy to help our guests relax when down there too. Do hope that your trip to the USA goes well when you are up there in the next couple of weeks...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Your can't do better than Rumours; even if your name is Branson and you own your own island! Rumours has everything - from private airport pick-up, to private villa with own private pool and movie theatre! Rumours is a gated complex and every villa has its own plunge pool and beautiful deck. My stay was only short but amazing! After...

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

Kia Orana - It was so nice to see your review come up especially as your stay was so short. Hopefully you will be able to spend longer on your next visit to the Cook Islands. Looking at your profile, it is obvious that you are very well travelled and have stayed in a lot of properties in your travels,...

Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

I would like to say to anyone who is even just thinking of staying at Rumours..DEFINITELY DO!! This place was like heaven on earth, exquisite! Worth every penny we spent. The owners and staff who work there, are the most lovely people you will ever meet, and bend over backwards to make your vacation, flawless..and the fact we were upgraded...

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

Kia Orana Shelley and Jono. Great to get your review, and thank YOU for being such awesome guests. One of the things we are so fortunate about with Rumours is the fact that most of the time our guests arrive as guests and leave as friends - we have a wonderful clientelle that really seem to appreciate what we have...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 April 2014

My partner and I stayed in Villa 3 (Beachfront Platinum Villa) for 10 nights from 20 March through to 29 March. The Villa is front on to the beach and has its own pool and spa. There is nothing quite like sitting on the deck looking out onto the lagoon or late at night gazing at the star studded sky...

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

Kia Orana friends. So pleased you enjoyed your time at Rumours as 10 days in the one place can be really long if it's not to your liking and home can seem a better alternative. The movie room was questioned when Rumours was being built as being "unnecessary" in a tropical beachfront location, but as you say, when the weather...

Riverton, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 March 2014

We didn't stay here so I'm just reviewing the Spa side of the Business. Not sure exactly what day somewhere between 13-16 March at mid afternoon. We came to Raro on honeymoon and I desperately wanted to get a massage but I was a bit indecisive about who to have it with. Drove past Rumours a few times and it...

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

Kia Orana Alicia. So pleased you thought highly enough of our Waterfall Spa at Rumours to take the time to do a review on it. We really pride ourselves on the quality of our Spa which is why it has won the World Travel Awards Best Resort Spa for the last three years in a row, and we have just...

Maroochydore, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2014

If you really want to experience the best of accommodation in the Cook Islands then Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa is the place to stay. The villas are absolutely amazing with two beautiful king bedrooms, each with luxurious ensuites, fully equipped kitchen complete with coffee machine and extremely spacious living room but the icing on the cake is the totally...

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

Kia Orana V & D. Really appreciate your kind comments on your recent stay at Rumours, and extra happy because it was a special holiday for you both and even more important that you enjoyed your time here. Toni's smoothies are something else aren't they ! Nobody can ever quite get them like she can - must be the amount...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Absolutely amazing facility - it really was luxury as the title suggests. We stayed in a beach front bungalow villa for a wedding anniversary- equipped with a private spa (over looking the beach), a fully private pool and BBQ area. The kitchen was modern, the bed was comfortable and in room water feature was a nice touch. On the one...

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

Kia Orana folks. Great to hear that you enjoyed (and congratulations on) your wedding anniversary at Rumours. Nice to come for such a special time. Pleased also you enjoyed all the movies and TV series on the hard drive in your villa. Some people say why would you want to go away and just watch movies, but often at home...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • 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
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  • 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: $820 - $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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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Muri
#2 Spa Hotel in Muri
#2 Luxury Hotel in Muri
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