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The Sunset Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Black Rock, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful resort, great location, breakfast included, no kids allowed. Beach is great, resort is quiet with 2 pools, bar and restaurant. We checked out many resorts while on the island and by far liked this one the best.

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at The Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Barb Goodness me … what can I say other than thank you for your very solid endorsement of our resort. We look forward to having you stay with us again . Kia Manuia More

Peyton, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Resort was great. Staff was exceptional, helpful. Room was nice but not on the beach. Room 34 was comfortable, but road noise, dogs barking, roosters crowing was a bit of a distraction from the overall ambiance of the resort. Having a refrigerator was nice to keep drinks cold. Continental breakfast was provided with the package we purchased, and the restaurant... More

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at The Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana JAB0707 It looks like you have travelled a long way to visit our Island . Thank you for that. We are really pleased to see that you enjoyed what the Sunset Resort has to offer our guests. As I can see from your review you experienced all the island comings and goings of our local two and four... More

St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 3 night stay at this lovely little hotel and having come on from Tahiti it was a joy to be met and greeted in such a lovely and friendly manner. We found this friendliness throughout our stay. Loved the simple, local and well cooked food and was delighted to find a gluten free muffin cooked for breakfast.... More

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at The Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana What a lovely heading " such a little gem" . We call ourselves " the big little resort" It is great to read a review that tells us that we are providing what our guests are looking for . Next time please plan to stay longer than three days … the Island has so much to offer and... More

Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a home away from home and no kids. Had an upstairs unit looking over the pool. Cleaned daily, this unit was about 8mx4m and very spacious for my wife and I. The neutral relaxing décor was accented by a local artist painting. The (king size) bed was made from two singles and extremely comfortable with sofa and table with... More

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at The Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Coppa2 Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review with so much helpful travel information for our other guests. We do consider ourselves the "big little resort" as we have a lot to offer guests without being a super large resort. We will make sure that our staff are aware of your comments and also... More

Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort was something out of a dream for us. It was exactly the right size with exactly the right amenities. And it was important that we would not be dealing with little kiddies running around every day. We had a pool-side room and it worked out well. The rooms are very nicely done, lots of room, and very well... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at the Sunset Resort for our belated honeymoon. It was lovely and clean, lovely outlook and we really enjoyed our stay. It was pretty quiet, and the age was mostly over 50 (i'm guessing it was due to be a "no children" resort) but we enjoyed the quietness despite feeling like the youngest there! Our... More

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at The Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Emskitch, Wow what a great start to the review " best trip ever". Its clear that you must have really enjoyed our Island. Our no child policy works very well for our guests who are wanting a peaceful and relaxing holiday . We look forward to having you return for your next wedding anniversary :-) More

Drumheller, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Personable, friendly, accommodating staff at this small beach-front resort quietly looked after our needs. This 35 room facility staff picked us up at the airport, gave us a fragrant lei and returned us, crying, when we had to go home. The room has A/C, a kitchenette, a lovely bathroom, a comfortable bed.... There are two private pools onsite as well... More

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at The Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana You have travelled a long way to visit our Island and it is wonderful that you have put some much useful travel information into your review. Some of the nearby restaurants do shut down over the low season but with over 55 dining options on the island as well as our own onsite restaurant there are many opportunities... More

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed at the Sunset Resort for 8 nights from 23rd Feb - 3rd March 2014. This was trip number 3 to Rarotonga for my husband and I, and this is definietly the nicest place we've stayed yet and we intend to come back. We took our teenage sons so stayed in the 2 bedroom beachfront suite. The suite was... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Stayed at The Sunset Resort for 7 nights 29 Jan-5 Feb. Absolutely loved the experience. Staff were all warm and welcoming. Loved being poolside as it was so hot every day we spent most of our time at the resort in the pool. The room was perfect for three of us. Will definitely stay here if we decide to visit... More

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at The Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana RiriGee Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am really pleased that we were able to turn on the sun for you during your stay . January - Feb can be hot , so yes the pool does come in very handy. I will make sure I hand on your positive comments to our... More

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Just arrived home after spending 10 days at the Sunset Resort. It was probably the most relaxing holiday we have ever had, from the moment Kimmy collected us from the airport we were in paradise. The staff are amazing and make you feel so welcome Violet is worth her weight in gold she made breakfast a special time of day.... More

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at The Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Karen It was great to have you stay 10 days with us and thank you for your comments and review. Kimi is a gems , she still makes "me" feel special every time I step off that plane to return to the Island . We are very fortunate with the wonderful staff that we have and I will... More

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Also Known As:
The Sunset Hotel Arorangi
Sunset Hotel Arorangi
The Sunset Hotel
Sunset Resort Rarotonga
The Sunset Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Address: Black Rock, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Arorangi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Sunset Resort 3.5*
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 
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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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 
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