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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2006

I almost didn't stay at Vara's after reading some of the reviews on this site. However, I couldn't pass up their location, so I took a chance and booked my three nights. Boy am I glad I did! Muri Lagoon is beautiful and definitely, without a doubt THE place to stay in Raro. And I would say Vara's is THE...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2006

My sister and I had Vara's recommended to us before we went on a round the world trip and so we decided to stay here on our stop in Raro. We were advised to stay in one of the houses in the hill which are still associated with the hostel but a bit more private than the dorm style rooms...

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 reviews
31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2006

I have had a read over other peoples reviews and i was shocked at what people found "discusting". me and my partner stayed at Varas in a double beach side room only a month ago. We were picked up for them airport in the late evening and were taken directly to the door by a delightfully camp employee. We arrived...

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australia
Reviewed 23 January 2006

Excellent!!!!! Me and my friends had a wonderful experience at Vara's. We stayed in another backpackers and were so disappointed so decided to go to Vara's. The place is clean, the location is stunning and the staff are so helpful. We had the best time and everything is so convenient too. We would definately return without hesitation. I highly recommend...

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2 reviews
18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2005

I was a bit stunned when I came to write my review and read the previous ones. I wonder how much travel outside the western world precedented those reviews. My partner & I spent a week at Vara's in a private room with private bath (for NZ$58/nt) and used the shared kitchen. There are hostel dorms there too so occasionally...

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Oxford
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19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2005

This is actually a warning to anyone who has been fooled into thinking about staying here. Rarotonga is such a beautiful Island Varas Beach House can change your opinion. I opted to stay there, as it sounded pleasant enough for the price we were paying. How wrong could I have been? This was by far the most disgusting place I...

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UK
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18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2004

Having stayed in many tripadvisor hotels in the past, we decided to stay at Vara's and it was the worst mistake we have ever made. We booked over the net, and were told we had hillside accommodation just up from the beach. The bungalow was miles from Vara's, and a long way from anywhere else! This wouldn't have been too...

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Portsmouth, England
Reviewed 10 July 2004

We stopped off in Rarotonga for one week during a multi stop trip back from Australia. We stayed in budget accommodation called 'Vara's' on the Island's north east shore - to be honest the accommodation was dreadful. In booking (we booked over the net) we were assured of private facilities; when we arrived our room was private, but the rest...

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vara’s Beach is the only budget accommodation set right on beautiful Muri Beach, the most popular and prime beach on Rarotonga. Famous for its perfect white beaches and small islands called “motus” that you can swim, kayak or walk out to. We offer budget style accommodation with lovely fully self-contained Beach Studios, Ensuite as well asTriple/double/single and Dorm rooms. Vara’s Beach is situated on the Eastern side of Rarotonga only 15 minutes drive from main town Avarua, with bus stop, bike rental, souvenir shop and a pharmacy at entrance. koka Lagoon Cruise is located on the property and offers the best Lagoon Curise on the island. Absolutely convenient to everything with bars, dive centers, sailing club, and much more only minutes stroll. Vara's Beach is the place for those looking for fun and excitement, or for those just wanting to relax and unwind and get away from it all. Meet and mingle with our friendly staff and make new friends... ... more   less 

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Address: Muri Beach | P. O. Box 434, Muri, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Muri
Price Range: ₹ 37,772 - ₹ 49,925 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Vara`s Beach House Hotel Muri
Vara's Muri, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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“Self contained rooms are better.”
 of 5 bubbles Blingcorp, 24 Sep 2014 | Read review
“If you have a bit of extra cash then the cabins and apartments do offer a much higher standard of accommodation. If you get chance try kite surfing with Kitesup on the main road. We did 3 days and had great fun.”
 of 5 bubbles RoyChalmers, 20 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Beachside is best for some, more sunny more going on. But at the back much more quiet, though got the smelly creek.”
 of 5 bubbles travelkiwi8, 11 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Go somewhere else give this one a miss !!”
 of 5 bubbles SteveScragg, 28 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Rooms opposite Vara's office are somewhat quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles GermanL658, 1 Jun 2013 | Read review
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