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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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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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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 13 July 2014

My family and I spent 2 weeks here in June. We stayed in an ocean front cabin. The rooms were kept spotless each day, the staff was exceptional, the views from the patio are beyond what words can describe. We will, without a doubt, be back.

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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I've been to this great hotel 2 times for 2 separate trips and each time the same staff were there. It's like coming home! Love how Kimmy picks us up at the airport! This is my favorite place and I will definitely be staying here next time also 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Sydney
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The Sunset Resort is everything it says it is. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The location is great and our room which was the two bedroom beachfront was just perfect for four middle aged ladies. I found the breakfast a bit ordinary. The food in the restaurant overall was fresh and very tasty as well as not too...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Bedlam1 It is lovely to read that you and your group of ladies enjoyed your stay with us .We do offer only a tropical breakfast option as part of our standard room rate but our guests are able to also purchase a full cooked breakfast at a very reasonable rate if they require a larger breakfast. I have...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Such a great resort for our first time in Rarotonga. We went as a family (6 adults) for my parents 60th birthday celebration. The resort was perfect. 2 couples stayed in garden rooms, and 1 couple in a beachfront room. The rooms were very similar, and are very comfortable with all having small kitchenettes which made eating in possible. The...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana We were very please to have your group stay and celebrate your parents 60th birthday with us. Thank you for your feedback on the resort . We are very fortunate with the staff we have and I will make sure that they are aware of your positive comments . Kia Manuia

New Zealand
Reviewed 5 July 2014

My partner and I booked via Expedia and promptly received an email from the resort to ask if we needed transfers from the airport, which were a very reasonable price. Pros: When we arrived we were greeted at the airport and were taken to Paradise. The room was large and secure, we had a safe in the room which was...

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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...

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Enjoyed my week in paradise. Resort clean, very comfy bed, and staff very friendly and helpful. Restaurant provided tasty food but very long wait for meals (I appreciate being on "island time" but over 2 hours is a bit excessive)! However...I'd happily return if I get the opportunity.

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Ngaire Thank you for taking the time to write your review and your positive comments on the resort, our rooms and our staff. I was disappointed to read that you had to wait two hours for a meal in our restaurant, this is extremely unusual and I will make sure that I hand this feedback onto Tony our...

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Amenities

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  • 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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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: $280 - $413 (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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“Only advice, don't book rooms that back on to the main road as they are noisy and the dogs barked a lot at night.”
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 of 5 bubbles PennySlevinsky, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Near one of the pools, upstairs for the view and tranquility.”
 of 5 bubbles Steffsteff14, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Beach front rooms are well worth the extra cost!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles nuikahakai, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Beachfront was lovely and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 690jacquieh, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view is the way to go”
 of 5 bubbles Dubya80, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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