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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We were visiting Rarotonga for a wedding, and found the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Sunset Resort is located on a beautiful beach, a short distance from the airport and Avarua township. The friendly, welcoming staff provided excellent service, including advice and assistance with rental cars, restaurants, and local attractions. Our room overlooked the larger of two swimming pools...

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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 are please that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back again soon Meitaki

auckland
Reviewed 30 September 2014

My holiday rental was not free for my first night in Rarotonga so I chose to stay here. My room was 28 and the entrance backed onto the road. I was quite taken back by the room, it was absolutely gorgeous, lovely decor and with plenty of space. It had a balcony that looked out to the pool area. The...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for your review.With only one night with us you must come back again! Our rooms are very spacious and we are please that you enjoyed your brief stay. Meitaki

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Booked three units for six adult family members. Clean tidy rooms. Resort kept clean and facilities good. Cocktails so refreshing. White sandy beach was so inviting spent more time in the sea than the pools. Rarely a destination is as good as the photos but this certainly was. Fabulous! Got scooters and went all over the island but always ended...

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Reviewed 23 September 2014

Just got back from our holiday stay here and it was amazing. The name really does say it all. Beach front was perfect, lots of loungers but the hammocks were our favorite. Saw the whales several times from here. The service was excellent, always friendly with a smile on the staff faces. Rooms were well cleaned every day. Both the...

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Wellsford, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We opted to splurge and booked a beachfront suite - we weren't disappointed! The rooms are clean and tidy, facilities great, staff are friendly and helpful. Having 2 pools is great for a dip - not crowded (when you didn't want to swim in the ocean!) This time of year is great for whale spotting, perfect from the sun lounger...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for choosing to return to us for another holiday. We love to see our guests return. I hope that you have signed up for our past guest new letter. It helps us to keep you up to date with what is happening on the island and at the resort. Some guests love the beach front studios...

Tutukaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Had a wonderful stay at this resort, everyone friendly, the rooms were clean, and the staff made wonderful cocktails. Would definitely recommend this resort. The only down was that our room was right on the roadside which made it a bit noisy, but as there aren't any large trucks thundering past it was not a proble,.

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1Thank Margaret M
New Zealand
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Grab a drink from the bar, sit in a deck chair (or lay in a hammock), enjoy the sunset and watch the whales swim by. The beachfront is relatively close to the reef, so you can watch for whales while you sunbathe. The covered deck has the best vantage point, and the whales often surface directly in front of it....

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana I love to read that our guests have had the opportunity to see our "very large" visitors. Yes the whales have arrived and we have had some fantastic viewing of their activities directly in front of our beach. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and I will makes sure that our restaurant is aware...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Firstly, we were given the wrong room when we arrived. We booked through Orbitz and our reservation very clearly and explicitly states we had a poolside room, but we were given a garden room instead. I asked the front desk to fix the mistake but was told they could not change our room because ours was technically poolside. I find...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at The Sunset Resort. We very much appreciate all feedback from our guests, as it is a very important tool for us to use to improve our resort and our services. You mention in your review that Sunset Resort does not stand...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 September 2014

We have jut had 6 nights at the Sunset Resort and enjoyed every moment. Friendly staff, clean rooms, great location. We enjoyed the fact that is was a small more intimate resort than the larger Edgewater and Crown Beach which are quite close. Highly recommened

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for your review and your kind words. I am really please to see that the Sunset Resort was the right fit for you . We hope to see you again next year. Trave Safe Kia Manuia

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 September 2014

We just got back from an incredible week in Rarotonga at Sunset Resort. It was the perfect holiday- relaxing but also enough in nearby area to keep you as busy as you wanted to be. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and did everything the make the stay as enjoyable as possible. The rooms were spacious, comfortable, modern and...

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Kia Orana Thank you for your kind review of our Resort - we look forward to see back with us very soon Kia Manuia

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $166 - $430 (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 are well worth the extra cost!!!!”
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“Beachfront was lovely and quiet.”
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“Ocean view is the way to go”
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“Too much partying near the pool. Beach side would probably offer more peace.”
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“I think any room would be nice the ones with the ocean view looked nice but we liked our poolside room.”
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