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Reviewed 7 August 2014

We didnt stay here but decided to stop in on a hot day for a drink. Its immaculate & has 2 great pool areas, one with a pool bar area & a great lagoon front. Very friendly staff & definitely a place we'd stay next time!

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Well having read your review all I can say is thank you and PLEASE come and experience the resort for yourself by staying with us. You can sign up for our regular newsletter on our website to get updated information on our specials, events and news from the Sunset Resort look forward to seeing you soon !!!!!

Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Our first comment was, its just like the brochure. The accommodation and surrounds were great. We made the most of the pools, beach, sea and restaurant. The resort was wonderfully clean and tidy, the staff were friendly and efficient. We found it hard to believe that the minimum wage on Rarotonga was $5.00 an hour, they sure work hard for...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Impeccably presented from reception rooms to restaurant to grounds to rooms and pools. You would have to be remarkably picky to find any fault in the way the Sunset Resort greets you. For the most part the staff were very friendly, good conversationalists and diligent. The only let down we experienced was that some reception staff were either uninformed or...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana 2 Kiwis, thank you for posting your review on tripadvisor. It is lovely to read your stay with us was a truly pleasant one and we will be sure to pass on your comments to our housekeepers and gardeners as they do take pride in their work. We take on board your comments about the wi fi costs....

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We have just returned from a fantastic peaceful week at Sunset. We had a two bedroom unit closest to the road on the top floor. Very clean and modern room. Bedrooms are really big and the whole unit is spacious with two balconies. Bonus was a second bathroom which was handy when we had five of us in our unit....

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Lochem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We stayed for 9 days at this resort. The room we had was facing the sea, which was for us the "dream-holiday". Step out of your bed, open the door and look at the ocean..... Breakfast was ok, nothing special. There was a problem with the aircon. The maintenance guy came the other day and fixed it. Really friendly and...

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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 have a regular room check and maintenance program in place at the Sunset Resort but it is always helpful when guests report any issues to us as they happened . That way we attend to them immediately . We want all of our guests to feel...

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We had one night here as a stopover on the way back from Aitutaki. Transfers from and back to the airport were efficient and friendly. The accommodation was very nice. It was spacious, clean and had a comfy bed. The resort gardens were beautiful, the feeling of the whole place was welcoming and lots of excursions/activities were on offer. Loved...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 6 nights and could have easily stayed here for ever. The welcome and check in was easy and friendly, the rooms were spotless with air con. There is an onsite restaurant which we tried the breakfast, dinner and snacks once. The food is good but nothing amazing, but again the staff give great service. There is...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana We are defiantly a resort for couples and find that couples return again and again to stay with us due to our no children under 12 policy. I was surprised to see that you did not enjoy our beach . We often have reports on how great the snorkelling is just out from the resort. It was great...

Te Puke, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Spent 5 nights and would have liked to stay longer. The staff were friendly and helpful, rooms were well maintained, the views were beautiful and especially loved watching the sun go down in the company of other guests. Gardens were well maintained and the resort was not too big. Better beaches for snorkelling not too far away. Would definitely want...

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1Thank Browny756
Papamoa Beach
Reviewed 20 July 2014

I am a paraplegic and my family and I stayed here for 10 days. Their accessible rooms have large wet area bathrooms and access to and from the rooms have small ramps where required. The room we stayed in was close to the road and while there was a little road noise this was a minor distraction and the island...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for taking the time to write such a personal and detailed review. We are one of the only properties on the Island that offers disabled facilities and we are thrilled that you found your room provided you with everything that you needed to enjoy your family holiday. Our staff are wonderful and I will make sure...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Handy to town, great restaurants and easy walks. Have been visiting Raro for 14 years and wish we had found this place earlier. Beach not the best for snorkelling but you don't have to go far to find a good spot .... down by the Rarotongan Beach Resort is good for all tides. Terrific swimming pools ... yes, 2 of...

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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
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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  • 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.”
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“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.”
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“just bring earplugs due to the roosters”
 of 5 bubbles superbagirl, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
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