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Manea On Muri

Muri Beach, Ngatangiia District, Muri Cook Islands
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#8 of 12 villas in Muri
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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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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
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Separate dining area
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Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
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Ocean view
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Ocean View
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GUSS wrote a review Nov 2022
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If you are looking for a cheap no frills place to stay than this is it. Its no Hilton and could do with a spruce up here and there but it's got air conditioning in the bedroom, a wee pool, handy to the beach and shops. Don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Andrea M wrote a review Aug 2021
Lower Hutt, New Zealand60 contributions57 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 Zealand22 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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Leah M wrote a review Sept 2019
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We booked Manea on Muri at fairly late notice as it was the only family sized accommodation available for our dates. We were a little worried that it might be too ‘budget’ but we really enjoyed our short stay here. Yes it was budget accommodation, but it was spacious, tidy/clean and the beds were super comfy with lovely linen which is always a bonus. Little touches like bedside lamps, mirrors or wardrobes in bedrooms would have been great additions in making this accommodation just that bit more attractive. Wardrobe rails were in the upstairs rooms but not in the downstairs room. However what it lacked in luxury, it certainly made up for with its stunning beach views! The beach here is absolutely beautiful. The water is clear and not as full of coral or sea cucumbers as it is further along the beach where we visited a luxury resort that family were staying at. We didn’t use the swimming pool at all as the beach was just so inviting. Paddle a kayak to the adjacent island or walk across at low tide. Or just sit and watch the water - quite magical. Fern the manager was very helpful via email in answering any questions before our arrival. The office is only open in the morning and as our flight arrived late afternoon, a key was left for us. We had trouble with some lights and the safe not working during our stay, but Fern got these sorted quickly for us. We had the three bedroom villa (No.5) which was great for a family of four. Two upstairs rooms had a double and single bed in each room so could hold more people. The bedroom downstairs has a double bed. There are two bathrooms also. One of the rooms upstairs has air con and all rooms have overhead fans. There was no river view as it was overgrown. This villa was very private and quiet. There were 4 kayaks available for use, two singles and two doubles. If you didn’t bring your own gear, there were snorkels, flippers and reef shoes to borrow which were in the laundry room. Tap water is unsafe to drink on the island. Filtered water is available free of charge next to the laundry so buy a big bottle of water at the convenience store then keep refilling it for free on site. Wifi is via a Bluesky hotspot. Data packs of varying sizes can be bought at local stores. We found this quite unreliable and the data disappeared unbelievably fast even though phones were barely used. There is a convenience store at the end of the driveway which was really well priced. They sold a good selection of fresh bread, milk, fruit, ice creams, cheese, chippies, biscuits, snack food etc. The local island dogs are friendly and you might be lucky enough to have one join you on your kayak! We would happily return to Manea on Muri.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Enjoylifenz wrote a review Jun 2019
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We stayed here for 6 nights. After reading many mixed reviews we decided the good out weighed the bad. Reception is only run limited hours. We found this no problem and our transfer knew what room we were in and showed us in (prebooked transfer) The bungalow was very clean. It’s Rarotonga - you need to go with the flow. The tv sucks because no one goes to Rarotonga to watch tv. It’s not the hotels fault. Raro has crappy tv. Don’t blame hotel for it. (However it worked and we got a mix of NZ and Aus news channels) The bed was comfortable. We were travelling with an infant and portacot was provided free of charge. Shower had better pressure than we have at home in NZ. Outside chairs and tables provided and a BBQ with gas bottle. We were in villa 3. We were told it was lagoon view (not front) and yes we could see the lagoon. See pic. It literally was a 20 sec walk to beach. No complaints from us!! Beautiful to sit on deck and hear water. It’s not expensive. It’s middle road price. And it’s middle road standard. Great value for money. If you want flash go to the big resorts like pacific resort. Yes some parts are tired and could do with a repaint. It’s Raro - you shouldn’t go there if you can’t handle island standards. Pool was nice. Photos are from my phone - fantastic setting And we just loved it. Kayaks to borrow are good and fun. Snorkeling gear and reef shoes are there. Free laundry. Great location!!!!!! Less than 5 mins to a mini dairy. Near rental cars and restaurants and easy walk to Muri night food markets. There is lagoon front villas - but they are part of Manea on Muri. The photo from our deck (taken from villa 3) and one in front of it is villa 2. And behind us was villa 4. (Villa 1 looked like it was “garden view”) and they have another 3 bedroom villa set back a bit more by a small creek.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jason C wrote a review May 2019
West Hollywood, California91 contributions79 helpful votes
This hotel is all lies. There is no Ocean View, you'll get 1% of water view from your patio, and it's the swimming pool. If you happen to get the villas further back, you're screwed for good. Also, if you book the room for more than $100 a night, you should've just waited last minute. Here are the details: 1. All the rooms used to have ocean views until the nextdoor neighbors built buildings and completely blocked the view with fences. Don't believe me? Ask the locals. This is not a new problem. 2. Fern, the manager is a manipulative liar who is very articulate and knows how to put you down if you complain. She'll make it seem like it was your fault for believing the room actually comes with an ocean view. She was actually fired by the neighbors after they bought the other half of the property (that actually have the ocean view). She knows what she's doing and it's disgusting that she keeps manipulating people into booking this property. 3. My neighbors only paid $100 a day instead of $200 a day because they booked last minute. Don't ever pay full price. Even half price isn't worth it, according to our neighbors. Their bathroom doors were broken and our place was not clean at all. No manager to be found on site. They visit maybe 2 hours a day and you're on your own, sunshine or storm. Read the descriptions properly and look at the pictures. The title of the room on Agoda is a complete lie. Ocean view is a mental concept, the only ocean you'll see is if you walk all the way down to the swimming pool.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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traveller-eater wrote a review Apr 2019
Adelaide, Australia450 contributions208 helpful votes
The bedroom of the bungalow was fine- had an air-conditioner and comfy bed- but that's about it. There were no reading lights - and a bed side table only on one side. There were a couple of down lights and a bizarre spot light. The living/kitchen area had down lights near the sink but otherwise only a strange wall-light that looked more like an outside light and was too dim to read by. Light over mirror in bathroom was burned out and no shelf in shower to put anything on. This could be made so much better with a few of thoughtful touches. 'Check-in' involved a number of frustrating phone calls for information as the office was unattended when I arrived and there was no note to tell me what to do -although the key had been left under the mat - as I was told when I finally got hold of someone who could help (the first person I spoke to kept insisting there were instructions for me on a white- board, which there were not). The pool was nice, albeit tiny- and over looks the beautiful Muri lagoon. There are kayaks - if you can manage to get them down (or even worse- up) a broken wooden rail a couple of meters to the beach, and a couple of paddles. There are also numerous snorkels, flippers and reef shoes to borrow. This could be SO much better with a little thought and TLC.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Manea Beach Villas
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaMuri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Which popular attractions are close to Manea On Muri?
Nearby attractions include Te Vara Nui Village (0.3 km), Muri Lagoon (0.4 km), and Muri Night Market (0.6 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, Deli-Licious Cafe Limited, and Sandals Restaurant & Barefoot Bar.
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 (7.0 km).
Does Manea On Muri have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.