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“Stone Villas are rock solid”

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Stone Villas located within the lush green forest of Niue
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49 reviews
Stone Villas located within the lush green forest of Niue
Natural setting
Stone Villa private front patio
Spacious Villa
Intimate bedroom in the evening
Stone Villas Separate Bedroom
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Dining with Nature
Private Patio
Alofi Bay end of Stone Villas street
Hio Beach (Tuapa Village)
Limu Pools ( Namukulu Village)
Typical Coastal view on Niue
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Alofi

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Kiwi_rua
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
317 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Stone Villas are rock solid”
Reviewed 28 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012
5
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We had two weeks in Villa One, with our son, his wife, and their son in Villa Two. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. The hosts, Ida and Albert Hekesi are kind and thoughtful people who saw to our every need. Their daughter, 9 years, was a appreciated companion for our grandson, just turning 8 years. The Hekesi family live next door.
It being Christmas time, Ida supplied decorations and coloured lights for us to hang. Local foodstuffs would appear. The church carollers, a party of ten or so, came to sing for us in the dark on Christmas Eve. We had fun-filled lessons on cocunut splitting, ukelele playing and uga eating.
A great deal of thought has gone into making the cottages as comfortble and efficient as possible. There was nothing we wanted for. On the rare occasion a special utensil was required, a quick visit through the fence to Ida would solve that.
The online photos don't really do justice to the charm of the villas.
We a had a car supplied for each Villa, although the five of us travelled together in the people-mover when it suited. If the younger ones went swimming to sea-track pools with difficult access, we could still get around the island.
The villas are just 800m away from the main street and the commercial centre, so easy walking to cafes and shops. They are a real adornment to the 'Rock of the Pacific'.
Faka'alofa, Ida, Albert and Family.

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Liked best: The setting - local materials used to create a living space sympathetic with its environment.
Liked least: The mozzies and hornets - but one gets used to spray and zappers.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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tipsfroma...
Christchurch
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Clean, stylish and well located self catering villas - great for families”
Reviewed 13 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012
2
people found this review helpful

Our second visit to Niue was with extended family and for a two week stay we needed a self catering arrangement, just to make it more relaxing. We found Stone Villas on TripAdvisor - didn't see them on our first visit in 2010 as they are tucked in the quiet leafy area, a stone's throw from the small town of Alofi and all of the wonderful coastal sea tracks. Ida and Albert are lovely people. Very accommodating and helpful. Everything we needed was there in the attractive, whitewashed stone villas : spacious airy rooms, comfy beds, roomy bathroom, cool tiles, big fridge (the website photos don't show the nice big fridge and new comfy sofas!) . All this plus flat-screen TV/DVD, washing machine, outdoor seating, and ceiling fans. Bliss. There is no cellphone coverage in Niue, but there is free wifi all over the island. On top of all that, they popped over with papaya, lettuce, tomatoes, coconut and at the end of our stay, they treated us to a Uga (pronounced 'oonga'), the huge land crab that is a Niuean delicacy. Delicious. Oh, and don't forget that each villa comes with a car! Our young son befriended their lovely daughter and we enjoyed many wonderful swims in sea pools, and at micro-beaches It was boiling hot some days, but thankfully rained mostly at night. We swam every day and the nearest sea-track led to a micro-beach and snorkeling and it was at the end of the street! Less than 5 mins walk. I was a complete fool and forgot to to take my contact lens fluid. Ida was cruisey about it and before too long, arrived with her nieces lens fluid for me - what a relief! Thanks Ida. They also provided a terrific BBQ when we asked, and that made our Christmas meals really special. There were mini Christmas trees in each villa and they gave us plug-in twinkly lights and a few decorations which made it all a lot of fun. We love Niue. It's a rough diamond and you need to be a bit adventurous to get the most out of it. The supermarket has expanded a bit so there are more products - but it has to be hottest shop I have EVER been in! If you need something, make a quick dash in and out before you pass out! There are a few nice restaurants, with the new Kaiika sushi and pizza place being our favourite - the best sushi we've tasted outside Japan. I had a wonderful Suka (sugar) Handscrub at 'Hei Niue' just up the road - lovely Niuean beauty products made of local ingredients. Here's a tip; if you are fed up with sea swimming, just go the the Matavai Resort for lunch or dinner and they will let you use the pool! Even though it was not the season to swim with whales (did that unforgettable experience last time) we still had a brilliant time and found some great snorkeling spots. The sea-tracks all over the island are stunning, but there is not a lot else to do so just chillax and enjoy. Bring your underwater camera and some sturdy waterproof walking sandals.

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Liked best: Having enough room for all the family.
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Chel54
Taree, Australia
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed 22 December 2012 for a stay in December 2012

We have just returned from a week stay with Ida and Albert. They were wonderful hosts and the villas are relaxing,open and so close to town that it is an easy walk to several restaurants for tea or you can cook at the villa if you chose.It was a perfect place for us to relax in between activities on the island, tucked into a private driveway and so central. I would thoroughly recommend a stay here when you are on Niue.

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Liked best: The location and atmosphere of the villas.
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Charmaine...
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect accommodation”
Reviewed 6 December 2012 for a stay in November 2012

We loved it here at The Stone Villas. A great find as the villas are private, quiet, modern and a short walk to the restaurants, markets and town. The one bedroom limestone villas are extremely comfortable, spacious and well designed for relaxed holiday accommodation. Getting a complimentary car was an extra bonus. You can't go wrong with this property and we would definitely stay again. Thanks Ida and Albert. You were fantastic hosts and you truly provided a special accommodation experience. All was perfect.

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Liked best: Staying in a unique limestone villa
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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140Max
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
“Perfect place to stay to enjoy Niue”
Reviewed 2 December 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Owners Ida & Albert were very friendly & helpful hosts.
Units had everything we needed & situated in close proximity to restaurants & shops.
We were pleased not to be woken by crowing roosters..

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Liked best: privacy
Liked least: noisy vehicles
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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