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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We stayed at Rumours for our honeymoon and found it first rate. The highest standard & quality for money. Every need was catered for. Friended staff & management who could not do enough. Total privacy & comfort. Romantic with a magical feel that made our time there so special We both fell in love with the place & look forward...

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

Kia Orana Mr. and Mrs Powell. I guess it is real strange to be a Mrs Powell but very nice. Am so pleased that your honeymoon at Rumours was all you hoped it to be and that the villa you were staying in added to that enjoyment. It will still be an exciting time for you settling back into life...

Taihape, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 August 2013

this is the first time my husband and I have ever been to Raratonga I must say, we where very impressed. we had the pleasure of staying at Rumours and it exceeded our expectations. from entering through the door to our own private pool area, then to go into the main doors to our accommodation our own little paradise with...

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

Kia Orana D & S, We are so pleased that your first experience coming to Rarotonga was a happy one and one that you will remember fondly. It certainly was our pleasure to host you at Rumours and even nicer to be able to chat with you in person as the occasion arose. Yes so many people come to stay...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 July 2013

I can honestly say this was the most luxurious and romantic place I have EVER stayed! My boyfriend and I did a 12 day vacation to Raro. The first place we booked was terrible and we actually ended up leaving and having to fork out extra money to stay somewhere else, Rumours was our second destination on our itinerary, where...

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

Hello friends. It was great that being a special occasion for you when you stayed at Rumours, we were able to upgrade you. Always makes us happy when we do that and it is so appreciated. Yes Jone (you even spelt his name right), is a really happy fun guy and I don't think I have ever seen him have...

Reviewed 17 June 2013

Im sure that our stay at Rumours is the most memorable time we've ever had on holiday from the restfulness of the stunning setting to the quality of our accommodation....from the moment we stepped into our private courtyard with waterfall flowing into the swimming pool then on into the villa with the expansive yet intimate feel of the place, because...

2Thank Gina S
Rumours7, Public Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana ! We are always so happy to hear how much guests have enjoyed their holiday, as sometimes it is a huge effort just to get away - and you look forward to having a break months and months in advance, so really important that when you "escape" from the routine of everyday life, that it is refreshing, invigorating...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We stayed at Rumours for six days. It was fantastic. The rooms were large and cleaned daily. The staff was exceptional. They accommodated all of our needs. It was better than what we could of imagined. Grant the owner was very helpful and accommodated all our needs. The villas was more luxurious than the pictures that we seen on the...

1Thank Wanda and Eric B
Rumours7, Public Relations Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana to you both. Grant and the staff loved having you to stay, and thought you were delightful guests, so thank you too ! Hope that all is well with you back home and as you settle into married life, that the memories of your honeymoon will last a long time. Texas is a long way from the Cook...

Woodland Hills
Reviewed 30 May 2013

We stayed at Rumours for 5 nights in April of 2013 and it was magical. We were treated like royalty the whold time we were there. We had a huge clean villa, balcony on the beach, SUPER friendly staff, and had a great location on the Island. They had everything that they promised and more! We can’t wait to go...

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

Kia Orana - Sorry i didn't personally get to meet you while you were at Rumours, but it's great to know the staff in your words were SUPER friendly. Makes it so much easier when the guests are SUPER guests too. Hope all is well back home and you are both settling into being a married couple. Hope you meet...

New Zealand
Reviewed 29 May 2013

We have had the pleasure of staying at Rumours on more than one occasion, and as a long haul pilot, have had the opportunity to stay in many fine hotels around the world but coming to the Cooks and staying at Rumours each time has to be up there with the best accommodaton ever. Not only are the villas outstanding...

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

Appreciate your taking the time to do a review. Is great to have you as a returning guest and thank you for your comments. See you next visit - you are almost like family now ! Thanks again.

White Plains, New York
Reviewed 8 May 2013

I'd be remiss if I didn't log on to write this review, if even a bit late. My husband and I spent a few days in one of the beachside villas here in late March 2013.We were greeted in the airport with lavish leis, which tipped us off as to how impressive this place is. Impressive, to say the least....

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

Kia Orana, Most people get back home after their time at Rumours and once back into the routine of daily life, although originally intending to do a review of their stay, somehow life just takes over and they don't get to do it, so the fact that you did one even though you would be now well entrenched back into...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 May 2013

We stayed at Rumors for our Honeymoon this year and was exactly like the pictures!! Everything was perfect!! the beach was so private I think we only saw maybe 6 people our whole stay at Rumors!! I absolutely loved the bathrooms!! The showers were to die for!! We spent a lot of our time swimming int the private pool, it...

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

Kia Orana friends, Appreciate your review very much. Those smoothies that Toni makes are so thick and filling that you don't need to eat for the rest of the day do you ! She loads the fresh tropical fruit into them. Very good for you though and a real treat while staying as you often can't get the flavour of...

Reviewed 1 May 2013

My wife and I recently (early April, 2013) spent two blissful weeks with our two teenage twins at Rumours Luxury Villas in Raratonga, Cook Islands. After deciding to visit an island in the South Pacific, somewhere a bit "off the beaten track", we decided on Raratonga and then commenced our investigation to find the best place on the island to...

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

Kia Orana Californian Family ! Thank you so much for allocating the time this review must have taken you to do. It is very much appreciated, and we are thrilled that you all enjoyed you time both at Rumours and Rarotonga. It certainly has a much different pace to that of California and I guess there are pluses and minuses...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $819 - $1,226 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Muri
#1 Luxury Hotel in Muri
#1 Spa Hotel in Muri
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“For quiet and privacy Villa 5 is perfect, but other options include upstairs and downstairs living right on the beachfront.”
 of 5 bubbles 890grahamm, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Villa 7 was perfect - private, quiet, Spa next to it, laundry close.”
 of 5 bubbles globe2015, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Recommend staying at the Beachfront Platinum Villa!!! The Best room of Rumours and totally worth while!!!! AMAZING!”
 of 5 bubbles amazonabonita, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Definitely get a beachfront room. Amazing views and right on the beach, unlike some other places which arent”
 of 5 bubbles 655leeannh, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms by the Spa are walking distance to the local brewery if you are a beer enthusiast!!!”
 of 5 bubbles dwash8709, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
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