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“No better place on Niue”

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Stone Villas located within the lush green forest of Niue
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48 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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50Helen50
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“No better place on Niue”
Reviewed 24 July 2013 for a stay in May 2013

It's seriously beautiful, sparkling clean inside cool local stone. Add oh, so comfortable and quiet, in a garden setting 5 minutes walk from all Alofi township has to offer and you have a haven in the truest sense. If Niue's people are part of its treasure, then Ida, Albert and family have made a perfect addition with Stone Villas. Their presence is unobtrusive, their local knowledge prodigious and nothing is too much trouble for this warm, generous couple, their children and friends. All those little extras that make this home away from home stand apart at a cost that is great value for money. It's a perfect balance for anyone wanting the total real -thing Niue experience. 'Thank you Ida & Albert' seems inadequate somehow. You made Niue unforgettable!

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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JaneB713
Blenheim, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect couple’s accommodation for a wonderful destination”
Reviewed 8 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Niue is a great Pacific destination for a total winter R&R holiday. The Stone Villa's cottages (2) are really convenient (central) but totally private. Walking distance to the sea, most eating places on the island and to the only cafe with espresso coffee end of the street. Stone Villa is fully appointed for the self catering option, nice big frig/freezer, small oven/grill and microwave, everything you would expect in a well appointed kitchen. The well stocked breakfast "starter pack" included everything most would need. The accommodation package includes a car for private use for the week, essential if you are going to fully explore the island's beauty spots. We were collected from the airport and the ability to leave the car at the airport on departure certainly made everything easy and efficient.
Ida and Albert (the hosts) are lovely folks and we were well looked after. Everything they say and show on their web site is as good as it looks.
If this is important for you we found that the free Wi-fi (wireless) operated (emails arrived, web sites opened) but service was very slow daytime. The plus ofthis was we ignored it and got on with holidaying!

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Liked best: Quiet, private, spotlessly clean, cool and comfortable accommodation.
Liked least: Nothing was disaapointing on this holiday
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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chefAuckl...
Auckland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best on The Rock for those that wish to self cater”
Reviewed 3 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013
4
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Perfect personalised service from the airport pick up and orientation to the generousity of supplying local delicacies. We stayed with our 4 year old for 2 weeks which is the right amount of time to do all the fantastic walks and snorkeling spots. We found albert and Ida to be very good at letting us have privacy but still being very attentive. The villa was spotless everytime we returned this a feat we had never experienced before and really did not expect.
We cant wait to come back to Niue later this year for a short stay without the little man to do some great off reef snorkeling we missed out on.

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Kiwi_rua
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
311 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Stone Villas are rock solid”
Reviewed 27 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.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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tipsfroma...
Christchurch
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
66 hotel reviews
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“Clean, stylish and well located self catering villas - great for families”
Reviewed 12 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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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.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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