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Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

My Husband and I stayed in Rumours Villa 6, which is next to Waterfall Spa and had a beautiful Beachfront. It was very quiet and private as they have just 2 properties on that site.
We loved every bit of our stay, just so amazing,refreshing and relaxing .To top it all, Belinda and Andrew were very helpful throughout our stay and took care of all our needs from airport transfers, to guiding us to best cafés and restaurants, scenic lookouts and did all the local bookings.
We would definitely recommend this place and would love to come back soon!

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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AndrewBelinda, General Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2015

thanks for the recommendation guys!

... and thank you both for writing such a lovely review.

People come from all over the world to Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa... it was great to meet, host and get to know the travel addicts from California.

Some come here to get married; some to renew their vows; some travel from Australia and New Zealand and others like you from far off destinations such as Italy, London, Spain and like you from California in the USA.

The one thing you all have in common is the adventurous spirit to go somewhere NEW, somewhere different ... a road less travelled.

We found the Cook Islands only this year after spending the last 7 years working all around the South Pacific in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world... but we have to admit; like you ... we believe we have found paradise here in Rarotonga.

Our job now is to spread the word and welcome you to our island home.

thanks again to you both for sharing your thoughts.

Belinda & Andrew

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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Loved the place..couldn't fault anything at all..we will be back for more... The restaurant staff have been amazing. Stayed in the most amazing room... I loved them all... Will bring kids on our next visit and will definitely visit the place again... Meitaka...

Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

Rumours Luxury Villas exceeded our highest expectations. We stayed for a few nights in Villa 4, situated on a beautiful beachfront, quiet, private and luxurious. The villa itself was the most beautiful I've ever stayed in – loved the design and attention to detail. Felt like royalty staying here.

Belinda and Andrew were perfect hosts – they made us feel like family.

We loved the choice of interior fittings and furniture – very much our style… incredibly impressive!

You won’t be disappointed staying here.

I can see why so many top awards have been given to Rumours... we can’t wait to visit again!

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

We stayed here for a week in Villa 1, not quite beachfront but we had our own private access to the beach in just seconds.
In all honesty this villa has advantages over the beachfront ones as it is more private and sheltered from the wind and enables you to sit out on the decking enjoying breakfast and evening drinks. Ok you don't have the sea view but the garden is stunning to sit in and the sew view is available to you at every point on the island all day so not really a must whilst in your villa.
The owners Andrew and Belinda are amazing, very friendly and helpful as are the rest of the Rumours staff and will make your stay a pleasant one.
It isn't the cheapest but if your looking for luxury than this would be it.
My only criticism would be that when ordering your breakfast choices the form highlights that you are only allowed a maximum of 5 items per person which includes juice. It isn't the fact that this is not sufficient its just that 99.9% of people who would stay in a resort such as this, given the cost, would not take advantage of the breakfast choices and it felt a little less like a first class resort to state this in the first instance.
Doesn't change the fact that this is a beautiful resort and would be recommended for a fantastic luxury break.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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AndrewBelinda, General Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2015

Kia Orana and thank you Joanne for taking the time to write this review.

It's much appreciated; thanks for the feedback on the Breakfast order form... I tend to agree with you; but just to explain the reasoning behind limiting the choices was purely to act as a guide for guests because what we found were 'some guests' were ordering everything on the menu and so much food going to waste.

Like I mentioned it is there as a 'guide only' and this is the first time someone has raised it as a possible issue - I have updated the wording on the menu to avoid any future confusion, so many thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Given that; we are so happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay - Villa 1 is pretty special; but then again... they ALL are!

thanks again and best wishes to you both

Belinda & Andrew x

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Reviewed 10 August 2015

We stayed 5 nights at Rumours Luxury Villa's .The accommodation was above all expectations. the owners Andrew and Belinda where magnificent , nothing was too much trouble. Very private location, right on the beautiful beach front, like being in paradise.
I would defiantly recommend Rumours to anyone seeking a truly luxury holiday. I is not cheap, but in my opinion it was worth every cent .
Chris and Brian

Room Tip: Ocean view room, with your own private pool.
  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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AndrewBelinda, General Manager at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2015

To our dear friends from Adelaide

So great to hear from you both... Brian; I haven't forgotten about your Rumours t-shirt order; as soon as they arrive in one will be fast track posted directly to you! just be sure to email me your postal address :)

It was such a pleasure meeting and hosting your holiday here; we so enjoyed your company and look forward to the day you return to our slice of paradise here at Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa.

Best wishes

Belinda & Andrew

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