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Muri Beach Hideaway
Ranked #8 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Muri
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Love this place, its spacious, clean and tidy, the host Vina very friendly and accommodating, her dog Charger was just the sweetest girl, i loved her and wished i could take her home. We had the bungalow number 1( closest to the beach ) which had an amazing view of the lagoon yet sheltered with the palms. The cleaner friendly and efficient and the friendly groundsman showed us how to de-husk and open the abundant coconuts for fresh juice ( which i made smoothies with.... yes there is a blender in the well stocked kitchen ) and fresh coconut flesh to munch on. The bungalows are very spacious and well equipped for self sufficiency.
The location is perfect with the main shops just a few minutes walk away including the Muri night markets which are operating Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sundays from 5pm to 8pm. Perfect for some amazing local meals and to die for cheesecakes etc. Buses run hourly just a minute walk away and only $8.00 return into town. Plenty of cafes nearby.
A washing machine is available for use. TV doesnt really work in Raro so advised to take some dvds or a hard drive with movies if you wish. I also took up to Raro a chilly bag full of steaks as there is a couple of bbq's available.
Thank you Vina for a great relaxed stay... will definately be returning

Room Tip: Bungalow one has the best view and privacy, next best would be bungalow two or the garden view which...
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Good, clean, spacious accommodation with a little, well resourced kitchen. the Hideaway is set in lovely gardens, with a small pool, and located right on a sandy beach. A minutes walk across the stream and garden brings you to the main road and a nearby bus stop for the wonderful Cook's Bus Service which goes both anticlockwise and clockwise and gets you to town in about twenty minutes anticlockwise and about 40 minutes clockwise. there are local shops and restaurants and the night market which is mainly food stalls for eating at the market or taking away, is several nights a week.

Our accommodation was kept very clean by the chambermaid.

The bungalow nearest the beach would give you the very best view.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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MuriBeachHideaway, Owner at Muri Beach Hideaway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Kia Orana!

Thank you so much for your lovely review!

It is true that we are well located along what is arguably the best area on Rarotonga and close to all amenities. I'm so glad your bungalow met all expectations and Ofelia our Senior Housekeeper is excellent at making sure everything is clean when servicing. It's great to hear you were taking advantage of our local bus service during your stay and we are proud of our Muri Night Market for providing yummy island food to both local and vistors alike (not great for the waistline though - lol).

As an 100% locally owned and operated family business we take pride in our small piece of paradise and love sharing our wonderful lifestyle and culture with all who stay with us.
For those who have holidayed with us in the past we offer a 15% discount on their next vacation when you book direct on our website.

Your feedback is so important for our growth and again I thank you.

Kia Manuia!


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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had a wonderful holiday here. Vina is a very warm, welcoming person who goes the extra mile to provide a wonderful experience. This includes thoughtful additions like fresh fruit, a smoothie maker and mosquito coils. We loved the spacious, private rooms, along with the pool, snorkelling gear, kayaks and deck chairs. The bungalows are exceptionally clean and we really appreciated the daily service.
The location was also very good - right on the beach, and close to the night market, fresh coffee and bakery, hotels and the all important cocktails.
We highly recommend staying here and would definitely return. Thanks Vina. You're a treasure.

Room Tip: The lotus rooms were great. More private than the beach or pool front rooms.
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Having a delightful stay at Muri Beach Hideaway. We are in one of the Lotus Bungalows and recommend these. More private than the beachside bungalows. Plenty of space for a couple, perfectly adequate bathroom and kitchen facilities, comfortable bed. The host Vina really friendly and helpful. Excellent choice to stay here.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Vina, the owner, was so warm and welcoming when we arrived and Muri Beach Hideaway is in such an amazing location. Vina provided us with lots of lovely home grown fruit and filled the fridge with water, milk and juice for our arrival. We really appreciated this factor as nothing is open when you arrive late at night so it was good to be able to make a cuppa and have something to eat. I loved the bungalows and the privacy and you can't beat the lagoon view, absolutely stunning. The bungalows have a great deck and you can see the beautiful lagoon from your deck if you stay in a lagoon or seaview villa. It rained a bit when we were there but the decks have blinds to roll down for a bit more protection and they worked at keeping the rain at bay so we could still chill out on the deck. There's no air-con but there was always a lovely breeze which kept it cool and a ceiling fan if needed. All windows are screened and the shutter doors are also screened. We actually didn't have any mozzies at all when we stayed as the wind kept them at bay. There's an outdoor shower to wash off and each deck has a big bowl of water to wash the sand off to keep the rooms nice and clean. And make sure you get the hammock out of the cupboard, very relaxing. I loved being at Muri Beach as it wasn't in the hustle and bustle of town but it still had a small village feel and wasn't isolated. You could walk to the bakeries, bars, small shops and car rentals easily. The night food markets (locals cooking local food) in Muri Beach were also fantastic and only a few doors up from the accommodation. It was lovely and quiet however there are roosters, they're everywhere though so it doesn't matter where you stay. We loved waking up to the sound of the drums and the singing from the Lagoon Cruise guys in the morning (about 8-9am so not too early). It just set the happy and relaxed tone every day. Couldn't have asked for more.
As a side note there's no free Wi-Fi on the island and if you found a hotspot it was a very slow connection. It was fantastic for tuning out and not having to worry about the daily grind but if you do need to keep in touch we found going to the Bluesky telecom office had a reasonable connection and a good deal for Wi-Fi rates.

Room Tip: Lagoon view bungalows have fantastic views and a bit more protected from the wind as they're set...
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: PO Box 3092, Muri, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Muri
Price Range: €187 - €255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Simple yet luxurious accommodation in the Cook Islands, our traditional Polynesian Style Bungalows are set on one of Rarotonga's most beautiful beaches Muri Beach. With soft white sand and magnificent views of Muri Lagoon we offer everything that traveller’s hope for in a tropical escape to the Cook Islands: views of the morning sun above, and the finest restaurants and experiences in Rarotonga right at your doorstep. This little retreat known as the Hideaway, is truly hidden away and a place to kick back and relax while you indulge yourself in Cook Islands culture. Spoil yourself with a swim in the outdoor swimming pool, take a stroll along Muri beach, stretch out on your patio and inhale the scents of your garden’s tropical flowers. ... more   less 
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Muri Beach Hideaway Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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