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Winnipeg
Reviewed 22 February 2012

We spent 4 weeks in the "Mango" Muri Shell Bungalow and were made to feel welcome from day 1 with excellent hosts Terry & Pu. Coming from Canada in January, we found the weather very hot and welcoming and the ceiling fan was all we needed to stay comfortable at night. It was their rainy season but that did not...

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Manukau, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 February 2012

Terry and Pu always make our time in Rarotanga special. Muri Beach is idillic and a day canoeing out to the island and exploring the beach is fabulous. We also get to enjoy the local sports events. Local cultural show is worth a visit. Terry spends many hours cleaning the units for new guests and Pu spends many hours washing...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 January 2012

We had a delightful stay at Shell Bungalows from Aug 29 to Sep 6, 2011. We were in bungalow 1 and my parents were next door in number 2 so we basically had the beautiful garden all to ourselves. The price was fantastic considering we were able to self cater. My parents-in-law stayed at some bungalows further up the road...

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London
Reviewed 30 November 2011

We stayed in the bungalows in July. My husband and I with our 11 yr old son were in the larger of the 2 with the mezzanine room and my parents were next door in the double. We had the most relaxing perfect holiday making good use of the BBQs on the deck which made a nice change from eating...

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Whangamata
Reviewed 24 November 2011

We have stayed several times at Muri Shells and have loved every minute of our stays. Terry and Pupu make us so welcome - they are fantastic hosts - and the accommodation and garden setting is first class. Everything and more that we require is there. The family dog, Lapsalot and all the hens with their young chicks are very...

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PAPAROA, NZ
Reviewed 10 October 2011

This was the 7th time we have visited Rarotonga but the first time we had stayed at Muri Shell bungalows and it was one of the best places we have stayed on the Island (we have stayed at some lovely resorts on prior visits, but this place is A1 in our books!)Terry is a fantastic host, and we just loved...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2011

We stayed in the flat as the bungalows were booked. It was relatively clean and quite spacious. The kitchen was a bonus. It is a 5 minute walk to the water, in one of the best locations on the island. The owner, Terry, was friendly and full of local knowledge. Our only complaints would be the noise level, we were...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 August 2011

We visited Rarotonga for our sons wedding and we had both bungalows. The site was perfect for entertaining our other friends and family out on the lawn in a private garden area. It was just magic. The setting is perfect. A short stroll down the private lane to the beach. Right next to the Pacific resort so we could get...

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2011

I had a two week holiday here with friends and it is a little taste of heaven. A short walk to the lagoon which is just beautiful. A short walk to resort for afternoon drinks on lagoon, short walk to breaky and internet. Everything required is here and the hospitality of hosts Terry Lambert and Mama Lambert is just awesome....

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Gold Coast Australia
Reviewed 13 August 2011

Party of 4 ladies. Bungalow was just perfect!.VERY CLEAN with plenty of linen, everything we needed for our two weeks & comfortable beds. Private patio to relax, even had a bbq and only 1 minute walk along private path to Muri beach lagoon. Absolutely brilliant location! Great coffee shop/internet cafe only a few minutes walk away. Nestled between lush gardens...

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2 fully self contained studio bungalows and 1 one-bedroom flat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Muri Shell Bungalows

Address: Muri Beach | Box 245, Avarua, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Price Range: $95 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Muri Shell Bungalows Hotel Avarua
Muri Shell Bungalows Cook Islands/Rarotonga
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“The Mango Bungalow is furtherest away from Te Vara Nui, situated next door, which has night shows - I personally love the sound of Island drums, but it may bug some people. The roosters require chasing sometimes especially early in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles StephenR495, 7 Dec 2014 | Read review
“For fitness , try aqua jogging to Koromiri Island and back when it's low tide. Fitness Centre, Muri Lagoon is your fitness centre for swimming,kayaking, canoeing etc....”
 of 5 bubbles Rosa19662013, 7 Nov 2013 | Read review
“They are all great”
 of 5 bubbles 72JudyM, 23 Nov 2011 | Read review
“Stay at Shells Bungalow Muri Beach”
 of 5 bubbles Fletchers31, 15 Jun 2011 | Read review
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