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Tianas Beach Villas
Reviewed 23 January 2016

The location is magic. I wasn't expecting much as it is a budget villa, but to me it was absolutely perfect for our 5 nights there. While some extra maintenance in the kitchen could improve the functionality, we ate out a lot, including at 5 star resorts as we could afford to with such reasonably priced beach front accommodation. The bed was comfortable, pillows clean and the bathroom was faultless in my opinion. It is certainly a place that can accommodate families, extended families and groups of friends in the row of studios and separate bungalows. The owner Geoff was friendly, helpful and happy to assist if needed.

Room Tip: All rooms have sea view and are right on the beach.
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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1  Thank Julie-Anne T
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TianasBeach, Public Relations Manager at Tianas Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016

Kia orana Julie-Ann,
Many thanks your feedback and I am happy you enjoyed the fabulous beachfront location at Tianas. I't really can't be beat for its location, especially at that price. I will pass on your thoughts to Geoff regarding some kitchen improvements and I appreciate your honesty on this.
All the best
Ian

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Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Wonderful holiday and very relaxing.
The sun and rite on the beach, swimming loved it what more can you ask.
It's heaven.....
Looking forward to next year, will bring the family back to Tiana's. ..
Geoff don't forget, we will be back.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank I8355HFannam
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Loved the place, right on the beach, our unit was just great and clean.
Lovely host and very helpful, and went out their way to make us feel at home.Dairy shops, cafes, restaurants and kite surfing are within walking distance.
See you next year, cant wait.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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1  Thank chargir
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We are 7th time visitors to the Cook Islands and have rented privately owned properties prior, so we are not expecting 4 or 5 star accomodation but unfortunately this did not measure up to photos that are on the website. The location is superb and the view from the balcony is to die for but that is about where it stops. The bungalows are older (which doesnt matter) but they are in serious need of immediate maintenance. When we arrived at the one bedroom bungalow, we noticed a terrible strong sewerage smell in our bathroom, fortunately my husband is a builder and found the seal around the toilet was not right and asked the owner for silicone so he could fix it. The owner told us that other people had mentioned it but they didnt know what the problem was!! There are plumbers on Rarotonga!! The futon in the lounge was covered on both sides with stains all over it, underneath the vanity in the bathroom was black mouldy stuff on the floor and when we stripped the pillow I could not believe the mould on it. The first week of our holiday the owners mothers house which is behind of our bungalow was having building work done on it so the builder arrived at about 8.15am and started whistling, singing and hammering and then the skill saw started, didnt make it an overly relaxing 1st week! Fortunately the 2nd week he was not back. This property has the potential to be one of the best on the island but we would not recommend staying in it until it has had some basic maintenance and cleaning done. There are better vaue for money properties avail so I would suggest you look around. Jeff you are a really nice guy but you will start loosing business if you dont get this done.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank scobby1966
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TianasBeach, Public Relations Manager at Tianas Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2014

Thanks for your comments about declining standards of cleanliness during 2013. These have been addressed by Geoff and Ana who took over Tiana's Beach Villas from Geoff's parents in late 2013. The interiors and exteriors have since had a good clean and general maintenance of facilities. We haven't received any negative comments since and whilst Tiana's remains a budget property we hope the new cleanliness and service standards are more what our guests expect on their holidays ...

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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Geat bechfront location, couldn't be better placed, price reasonable, but for everthing else.
Kayaks, were looking forward to going kayaking as per the website, but alas no kyaks, when inquired advised to go hire some. Had to clean the shower on arrival, sheets stained, windows that didn't shut, blowing a gale curtains flying around like a flag.
Needs a "makeover" as no way does it come up to the website views, if updated , cleaned up kyaks supplied it would be a great place to stay, but as it is won't come back.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lynette C
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TianasBeach, Public Relations Manager at Tianas Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2014

Thanks your feedback. I'm happy to say that Tiana's has been taken over by Geoff and Ana and the place is looking clean and tidy again and all linen has been replaced. We did have a problem with the kayaks for a few weeks when the local distributor ran out of kayak repair kits (the reality of island life!) and previous clients wrecked all kayaks (as well as the precious coral) by paddling out over the coral reef at low tide. Anyway, we now have three good kayaks for guests to use whilst staying at Tianas and hoping guests enjoy them and look after them as well! Thanks.

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Additional Information about Tianas Beach Villas

Address: South Muri Beach, Cook Islands (Formerly Tianas Beach Bungalows)
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 80 Speciality Lodging in Rarotonga
Price Range: $146 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tianas Beach Villas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable self-catering units and 1-bedroom bungalows directly overlooking Muri Beach. ... more   less 

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