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Kerryn747

Over and above service for my parents on their 50th wedding anniversary!

Review of Kura's Kabanas
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 Oct 2019
I live in London, my parents live in New Zealand, and for their 50th wedding anniversary they visited Kura’s Kabanas in Muri, Rarotonga.
My brother and I couldn’t be home to celebrate this amazing time with our folks, but when we sent a note to Kura’s in the hopes of being able to arrange something special for them during their stay, we struck absolute gold when Fay answered our call!
Fay moved mountains to help us spoil our gorgeous parentals, not even kidding. She sourced and purchased champagne, printed out tickets to the show we bought for our folks, arranged a special bouquet of flowers for a special ‘mate’s rates’ price through a friend, placed a congratulations card from she and Kura’s in their room, moved them to an upgraded bure and spoilt them silly during their stay.
The card I sent from the UK didn’t arrive in time, so she’s also repackaged and re-posted that on to their home in NZ for me.
She is EXTRAORDINARY.
International payment from my UK account for the champagne and flowers simply would not cooperate, so Fay found a work-around (through her brother in NZ!) to help fix that issue, too.
She offered suggestions, better ideas than we’d had and so much support to my brother and I to enable us to help celebrate our parent’s marriage milestone from afar.
Ma and Pa felt like royalty, absolutely raved about the location and things to do and scenery and service during their stay at Kura’s in Muri, as well as obviously absolutely adoring Fay and the team!
I’ll forever be grateful to Fay for her unbelievable level of genuinely friendly, thoughtful, selfless and generous help.
So yeah ... highly recommended by someone who hasn’t even stayed there (yet!), and her parents, who have.
Thank you x1,000,000 Fay and Kura’s Kabanas, you’re awesome!
Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2019

This little place on the lagoon around the corner from the expensive Muri Beach hotels is an insider’s cache. Basic, but very clean accommodations in a central location off the main drag where the resort is somewhat protected from the off shore winds, it is definitely well worth the money.

Breakfast spots, Supermarkets, Muri evening Market and water activities are all within easy walking distance. With the island bus stop at the top of the drive, getting into town and around the Island is a breeze. The resort places loads of island information in your room, take special note of the bus time table, or you could be standing around for an hour between busses.

The resort has a convenient deck, BBQ and plenty of wonderful visiting island dogs to make you feel ‘at home’.

Fully equipped with the added bonus of free canoes, kayaks, beach shoes, beach towels and snorkels.

Room tip: Request cabanas 1 - 3 (1 being closest to the Gazebo and Water)
Date of stay: October 2019
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2  Thank Phyllis S
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Reviewed 20 August 2019

Really enjoyed our stay here, the Cabins are a bit shabby but clean and tidy.. a great deck to have drinks and food with lounger and table and chairs..
The place is very peaceful with nice birds singing away..
location is great, just a walk down the beach or road to restaurants and bars..
Night market is about a 3 minute walk..
Faye the manager is super helpful and very approachable..
Definitely would stay again

Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank jade a
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Reviewed 13 August 2019

This place is a great find and in a super convenient location. The Kabanas themselves are older and could probably do with a spruce up - but they still had a lovely island vibe to them. We loved having a large balcony to enjoy our meals and the convenience of being able to cook and prepare them there. Would recommend this place for a relaxing stay in Rarotonga. And thank you to the manager there, we didn't get to speak much but you made us feel so welcome and made sure we had everything we needed.

Date of stay: July 2019
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Thank jomarie9
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Reviewed 10 July 2019

We had a great family holiday at Kura's Kabanas. Thwere were 14 of us in one Kabana and three family units. It was just great to see all the kids and grand kids playing together and it was so relaxed and easy to keep an eye on the younger kids. Right on the lagoon and very handy to the attractions of Muri, probably the best area on the Island. Very helpful and friendly staff. I hope we get the opportunity to return.
Thannks Kura

PS the Laundry was two door down the road and $6 per load

Room tip: Family units for kids, Kabana's for couples
Date of stay: June 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Rustyhailes
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Reviewed 20 June 2019

Stayed here as family & friends had booked the house next door so was good for location. Rooms were clean & tidy although the curtain for the sliding doors needs changing as was very mouldy. There were some ants in the kitchen as well even though we did not leave out any food to attract them.This is a cheap & cheerful cabin so if you like the nicer things in life you will not like this place although you cannot fault its location as its on the lagoon & as stated in other reviews the kayaks are free to use as well. There are air conditioning units in the rooms but are $25 a day but the one in our room did not work when we paid for it so that would be real problem in the middle of summer !!
would I stay here again ? No...... but only because I have now seen a couple other places that are lot nicer but then again more expensive but as the old saying goes you get what you pay for

Room tip: Room 1 or 2 nearer to the lagoon
Date of stay: June 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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2  Thank gary H
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