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Muri Beach, Ngatangiia District Cook Islands
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#27 of 107 Speciality lodging in Rarotonga
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Manea on Muri offers 3 x 1 bedroom Lagoon View Villas and 1 x 1 bedroom Garden View Villa. For families or bigger groups we also offer 1 x 3 bedroom River Side Villa. Convenient location in the heart of Muri Beach and walking distance to Island Nights, Lagoon Cruises and restaurants.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Parking
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Lagoon View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English
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Andrea M wrote a review Aug 2021
Lower Hutt, New Zealand60 contributions56 helpful votes
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There are a couple of good points with this property, but they don’t outweigh the downsides. I’ve written many reviews over the years and try to always be objective to help others decide. By way of context we booked this accomodation last minute (2 days out) as our travel agent stuffed up our original booking so we didn’t really do enough research before confirming this place. The Location The property has direct access to the upper end of Muri beach (just around the corner past the rugby ground) and they provide a couple of stand up paddle boards and kayaks to explore the lagoon with. It gets quite shallow at this end of the lagoon so you really need to check when high tide is if you want to snorkel or swim. It was nice to be able to walk down the beach and back each day to get food, but you will need footwear for the first part as it is quite stony. The Accomodation Because of the location being on the end of Muri beach, you are more in amongst residential homes, and it is quite noisy. There are many roosters which crow throughout the day and night, the chickens sleep under the villa and next door they are building a restaurant so there is a skill saw and hammering going from about 8 in the morning at the moment. We stayed in the 3 bedroom unit (Unit 5) which definitely does not have the advertised specs of the other units and which the website and the travel agents confirmation mentions, e.g there is no rain shower, safe or TV (not that we usually want one on holiday). It said that it was renovated a month prior, but this still seems to be mid rennovation as it is very run down. The balcony and outdoor furniture especially are in need of serious repairs. Inside the furniture is also outdoor in nature and somewhat damaged. The kitchen cupboards are water damaged and sometimes nearly off their hinges. Unlike the other villas, this unit has glass louvre windows and some of the mosquito covers were broken or missing. Whilst the sheets were clean, the beds and pillows were very uncomfortable and one of the Kings was 2 singles pushed together. There are fans in most rooms and an aircon unit in one bedroom upstairs but it is broken. Shared Areas The photos of the shared areas on websites are quite out of date as these are also now quite run down, sometimes hazardous with holes in the decking surrounding the pool. The photos of the pool do not emphasise how small it is, it’s more a plunge pool. There are four loungers, with no padding and they are also somewhat broken. It is not really enough for the 7 units that they service. There is also no shady areas near the pool. Services Don’t expect much customer service. There was no transfer pick up from the airport so we had to pay additional $20 cash per person for a taxi. The room was supposed to be serviced on week days. It was serviced whilst we were out, but only twice about 4 days apart and this was just to drop off a couple of towels (not enough for everyone), make beds and empty kitchen rubbish bins (not the bathroom ones). Other than that we were pretty much left alone. We saw the manager when we arrived and she was leaving at the time and did not see us to our room, just pointed to the direction we needed to go and said that the key was under the doormat. We also saw her when on our check out day where she kindly let us store our bags and keep using the beach towels for one last swim. Wifi across the island is pretty unreliable, but it seemed more stable further down Muri beach than it was at this accomodation. Overall, as the title says, think hard before you book, even if its last minute like us. We chose this place for the access to Muri Lagoon, but if the accom itself is important to you, you may be better off going further out and hiring a car.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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600Robyn wrote a review Nov 2020
Lower Hutt, New Zealand27 contributions10 helpful votes
Muri Lodge was disgusting we had semen and blood stained sheets dirty towels the one of the pots had magots in it the whole place was disgusting broken seats just gastly I had reviewed muri lodge on another web site but Fern Miles had it taken down along with photos to back my claims She also has family and friends giving her stunning reviews now she also manages this resort beware
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Iain wrote a review Sept 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand20 contributions31 helpful votes
Absolute stunning location and setting just breath taking, have stayed here twice and would happily go back again, great pool and only a few steps away to beach. Handy location to restaurants and activities.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Lance S wrote a review Nov 2019
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Slept 5 of us easily. My mum's 80th. Was very hot upstairs but with aircon and fan it cooled it down. No sea view in the bigger house but a nice small swimming pool and beautiful lagoon.free use of Kayaks and snorkeling gear.staff are amazingly friendly. 2 min walk up the road to Muri shops. Would stay again
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Noel B wrote a review Oct 2019
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What we wanted was a quiet villa on the waterfront at Muri. What we got was a single bedroom villa that was of a standard similar to a low grade cabin you might find in a New Zealand camp ground. We were appalled. The villa was falling apart, badly plastered, poorly painted, with lights either broken or too dim, no curtains in the bathroom, other curtains throughout the villa were dirty, and all fly screens were either poorly fitted or had holes in them. 'Clean' sheets were stained, and when replaced were no better. 'Clean' towels were covered in dirt stains and spots. The TV was one channel only and had rabbit ears pegged to a nearby curtain. The shower was damaged, the bathroom door was disintegrating, the fridge was a rusting hulk, all cutlery and crockery had to be washed before use, and our feet stuck to a tiled floor that had obviously not been washed for some time. Railing around the villa decking was in poor repair and would have collapsed if leant on, giving you a 2m fall to the ground.The villa had an overflowing septic tank beneath it, which stank, as you would expect, and there was no garden of any real description around the villa - immediately to one side was a mound of vegetation being got ready for burning on site, and immediately in front of the villa was a rough wire fence and a view of the next door property's backyard. It has to be said the view from the villa was appalling, and incessant dog barking at night certainly did not make it quiet. When Fern was approached she did nothing about it, saying she'd have things looked at after we left. For the price paid ($298/night) we were shocked at the standard provided and would not recommend this accommodation to anyone.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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PRICE RANGE
USD 167 - USD 326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
manea beach villas hotel rarotonga
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Manea Beach Villas
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotonga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manea On Muri
Which popular attractions are close to Manea On Muri?
Nearby attractions include Over-Water Night Show & Dinner (0.2 km), Te Vara Nui Village (0.2 km), and Muri Lagoon (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Manea On Muri?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Manea On Muri?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Manea On Muri?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Manea On Muri?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Manea On Muri?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mooring Fish Cafe Rarotonga, Vili's Burger Joint, and Deli-Licious Cafe Limited.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Manea On Muri?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Manea On Muri have airport transportation?
Yes, Manea On Muri offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Manea On Muri?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Manea On Muri?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (7.1 km).
Does Manea On Muri have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.