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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Sunset Resort for 7 nights on holiday recently with a couple of friends and it was absolutely wonderful! Our room was spacious and clean and serviced with clean bedding and towels every day. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful, always saying good morning or hello to you as you walked past. It's a...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia orana Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am really pleased to read that our whales performed for you during your stay. We always wish this for our guests but our marine friends don't always accommodate.! We are very fortunate in our location to have this amazing spectacle occur right off of our beach during...

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Clean spacious room, efficient staff and a really good restaurant. Particularly enjoyed having a pool by the bar and one to soak in during the day. Great views of the sunset from the beach. Centrally located and near other good restaurants. The staff were really helpful with booking activities and would call the room afterward to make sure you enjoyed...

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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great location, we had come from Pacific resort artutaki and got a shock . The staff were quite surly and un helpful. our room needed repairs to cupboard doors out out side set had its canvas seating needed repairs . We found the unit tired. To get a drink duing the day we had to go to the restutant as...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia orana Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We take appreciate all of the reviews and feed back that we receive about our resort. Many of our reviews make special mention of how friendly and accommodating our staff are. We have an ongoing maintenance program at the resort to ensure that repairs are taken care of...

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I stayed at the Sunset resort from Sat 3rd September - Sat 10th September. This was my second stay after previously staying in August 2014. Once again I wasn't disappointed. Being greeted by a lovely woman with a big Kia Orana at 6.30 am at the Airport to transfer us to the Resort. The staff were very accomodating as check...

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Tahmoor, Australia
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Just returned from our first trip to Raratonga and stayed at the Sunset Resort in an ocean view room ,Awesome 'describes this best . Room was fully furnished with Kitchen and a comfy queen bed.Very clean and tidy ,restaurant was great the Sunday night BBQ night was excellent, the beach area out the front was just fantastic and the snorkelling...

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Nice place for a quiet break, but found ground floor poolside studio way to close to a septic tank that must need attention. Very unhealthy smell in room if doors left open, forcing us to leave room area for day because of smell. Mentioned to reception staff twice, told management would be informed. Did not hear anything, was not offered...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Tony and Sue, thanks for taking the time to write a review. It is heartening to read you had a nice quiet 7 days break away. We take on board your comments re the septic tank as this was undergoing required maintenance which was successfully completed into the early stages of your stay with us. Once again thank...

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stayed at Sunset Resort in a 2 bedroom poolside apartment. Awesome room, very very spacious, dining and lounge areas, huge bedrooms, 2 toilets and great outdoors patio with lots of furniture. Awesome air con. Lovely restaurant. The island buffet night was really delicious, as was the a la carte menu. Vi served us every day for breakfast and she...

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Whangarei
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This resort is so fabulous we are booked in again for our visit in September 2016. Luvly spot, very clean modern rooms, restaurant does great food with really nice staff. Beach and the two pools are wonderful too.

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Auckland New Zealand
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a two bedroom pool side room for our first trip to Rarotonga. What a wonderful experience! The Sunset Resort for us was perfectly located for our requirements. The room is huge with plenty of space in both bedrooms and the other areas. The staff are lovely and the entire experience perfect. We hired scooters and had the freedom...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia orana Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We hope to see you back again soon. We have a regular news letter that updates our past guest on things happening at the resort as well as on the island. please feel free to leave you email address with Kai our office manger. Her email is welcome@thesunsetresort.com....

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We stayed in a lovely room overlooking the pool. The amenities were modern and tasteful. Easy to reach on the clockwise or anti-clockwise bus - only 10 minutes from centre of town. Snorkelling easy from the beach and lots of colourful fish to be seen. Inside the fringing reef so no coral to speak of. Restaurant provided meals and drinks,...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We do find that our guest enjoy the location the resort as it is close to so many other restaurants and ammenities. Unfortunately as a small island nation WIFI is expensive for both local businesses and guests, its just a reality of living in paradise . I will...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sunset Resort is a 3.5 star property and is idyllically situated on the sheltered western side of the island only minutes from Avarua township. The secluded beachfront location provides guests with an unspoilt view of Rarotonga's crystal clear aqua blue lagoon and breathtaking sunsets. This personally managed, privately owned resort has an intimate atmosphere that will make every guest feel welcome and ensure they experience the magic of Rarotonga and its people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunset Resort

Address: Ara Tapu | Nikao, Avarua, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Price Range: $253 - $409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunset Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
The Sunset Hotel Arorangi
Sunset Hotel Arorangi
Sunset Resort Rarotonga
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“Beach front rooms/suites just for the view.”
 of 5 bubbles Toucan2222, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A beach studio has better ambience than a poolside/garden studio but you lose a little privacy.”
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“Oceanfront rooms are so worth it”
 of 5 bubbles denisepD9164FW, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“To get a beach front room you will need to book early, but the poolside are great and just a short walk to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles JDNZ, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“just bring earplugs due to the roosters”
 of 5 bubbles superbagirl, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
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