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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Amazing place, first class. This is now the third time we have been here. Six apartments tastefully furnished with all facilities maintained to an exceptional standard. Spacious with fully equipped kitchen. Wonderful friendly staff who were always helpful. All credit to you Nick thanks for another wonderful stay at Te Vakaroa. Highly recommend for any one wanting a restful break...

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tevakaroa, General Manager at Te Vakaroa Villas, responded to this review

We are thrilled you had another enjoyable stay with us here at Te Vakaroa. Thank you for your encouraging comments and we look forward to having you to stay again in the near future. Nick Reeves General Manager

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

This is the second time we have stayed at Te Vakaroa. The first last year as a couple and this time as a foursome so have stayed both in the one bedroom villas down stairs and the two bedroom villas upstairs. Both superbly appointed with everything you need for an amazing stay. The small privately enclosed villas, there are only...

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tevakaroa, General Manager at Te Vakaroa Villas, responded to this review

How nice of you to write a review about Te Vakaroa Villas. We are all very pleased you had an enjoyable stay with us and can only hope you will return one day to see us again. It was a pleasure to have you here and thank you for your kind words. Kind regards, Nick Reeves

Hamilton, Australia
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Te Vakaroa Villas is gold star accommodation without screaming kids ideal for people wanting a peaceful rest. All self contained and 100 metres to supermarkets made it perfect for our recent fishing trip to the island.

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tevakaroa, General Manager at Te Vakaroa Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary review. It is always a pleasure to have people stay with us and we are glad you had a fun experience in Rarotonga. Hope to see you here again sometime. Warm regards, Nick Reeves

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is our fifth visit back to these villas. You may of stayed elsewhere in Rarotonga but nothing beats Te Vakaroa Villas with its location, serenity and ambience. When you put your feet up the magic of the place compels you to relax and enjoy. As usual, the grounds are immaculately maintained, your rooms are serviced with the same meticulous...

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tevakaroa, General Manager at Te Vakaroa Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is always fantastic to see guests return and notice the little improvements we have made to the property. Five times is the most anyone has returned, thank you very much and we look forward to having you here for your sixth visit. Kind regards, Nick Reeves

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Muri beach is the best area, Te Vacaroa is first class accomodation just a few metres from the lagoon. The two bedroom apts have 2 steep sets of stairs, the singles bedrooms ones are not that private. Staff very helpful. Only real negative was the wifi which Nick says he knows about and is promising to sort out. It may...

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tevakaroa, General Manager at Te Vakaroa Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. The wifi has been looked into and is now running smoothly. We do charge for this service as it is not free in the Cook Islands but we do provide a complimentary 120mgb voucher when guests arrive which will enable you to receive and send a large number of emails. Living on an island...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 June 2015

We had the most wonderful stay here at the Villas. Our Villa was beautiful and the staff were amazing and friendly. We felt right at home and were sad to leave. Big thank you to Poko, Jai, Annette and Helen for making our stay so special.

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Des E, Director of Sales at Te Vakaroa Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana --- as we welcome you in the Cook Islands. Thanks for your kind words and particularly recognition of our staff who's help ensured your holiday was a great experience for you. We strive to ensure our guests have the holiday of a lifetime and would welcome a return at any time. Kia Manuia Des Eggelton

Timaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 June 2015

I've stayed twice at Te Vakaroa this year - both times travelling with wife and friends, with the second trip being inspired by just how good the first one was! Both times the meet and greet at the airport occured without a hitch. Check-in was seamless and welcoming. The villas and shared (pool) area are stunning. Rooms are well appointed...

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Des E, Director of Sales at Te Vakaroa Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana, What a wonderful detailed positive run down on our establishment you have portrayed for all to view. Your time and effort in detailing your experiences and observations, providing an unbaised position for others, is very much appreciated by our staff and management and we are very pleased your stay with us was up to expectations. Kia Manuia Des...

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Fabulous location right on Muri Lagoon. The villa we had was on the ground floor, one bedroom and extremely spacious. All fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality and the outdoor area (under cover) was superb. As there are only six villas on the property, three up and three down it almost feels as if you have the place...

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Des E, Director of Sales at Te Vakaroa Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Naturally we are pleased you had a wonderful holiday with us and your recognition of our staff, in particular by naming each of them, is very much appreciated. Tourist businesses rely on friendly staff who interact with guests making for relaxed and very pleasant holidays for all and we strive to ensure our interaction is friendly and helpful....

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We spent time at Te Vakaroa Villas for our honeymoon. Wine and treats on arrival, friendly staff. Spacious, well equipped rooms. Comfy beds. Lovely and clean. Perfect place to spend a week! Can highly recommend a visit.

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Des E, Director of Sales at Te Vakaroa Villas, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thanks for choosing Te Vakaroa Villas for your special honeymoon and its great to hear we lived up to your expectations with the level of our appointments and service. We wish you a wonderful future together and would welcome a return at any time to further enjoy our facilities and of course the wonderful food on offer close...

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Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stayed in the 2 bedroom villas for 5 nights and it was absolute heaven. The location of the villas in proximity to Muri beach shops, scooter rentals and restaurants is just perfect. It is set back away from the road with a private coded security gate which is nice although Raro seems a very friendly and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This new property offers six beachfront villas that face Muri Lagoon. 3 x 1 Brm Villas at the ground level and 3 x 2 Brm Villas at the 1st level each with views across the pool to the beach and lagoon. All villas are highly appointed, with large terraces, full kitchens complete with dishwashers, microwaves, frig/freezers, DVDs, surround cinema with flat screen TVs, satellite TV reception. Blue Tooth connectivity to in room speakers,and WiFi internet connections. Each Villa has its own laundry. A freshwater pool, spa and large daybed are located right above the beach. Welcome fruit platter provided on arrival and complimentary tropical breakfasts delivered to your villa daily, with room service available from the adjoining restaurant. Private car meet/greet and airport transfers $ 20 per person each way are recommended given our property is only manned between 8.30am and 4.30pm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Te Vakaroa Villas

Address: Main Road, Muri, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Price Range: $535 - $935 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Te Vakaroa Villas 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Te Vakaroa Villas Hotel Muri
Te Vakaroa Villas Muri, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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“Upstairs corner villa 4 has wrap around views and more light”
 of 5 bubbles keas, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The benefit of 2 bedroom apartment is that you have complete privacy from those on the pool level 1 bedroom apartments.”
  • beach in front of villa
 of 5 bubbles 150suziet, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I would book villa 4 next time set back & further away from Captain Tama's place!”
  • King bedroom in villa 5.
  • View from balcony into villa 5.
  • View from villa 5 overlooking the pool area & beyond to Muri beach.
  • Nighttime view from Villa 5 overlooking the pool.
 of 5 bubbles Lady_Porsche, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Fantastic place for a Romantic vacation. Lower floor suites the best.”
 of 5 bubbles wandereriv, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose the upstairs units as a bit larger and more private”
 of 5 bubbles 102spencerw, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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