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4/55-63 Gaze Street, Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island 6798, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Gold Coast, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Accommodation options are limited on Christmas Island, but the Sunset is probably one of the best options. The top floor rooms provide for great views from the spacious balconies. The rooms were basic, but comfortable and cleaned daily. Overall you get the impression that the hotel is well run and well maintained. The pool area is a great place to... More

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Perth, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Let's get this out of the way first - there is no first-class accommodation on Christmas Island. The Sunset is my pick of the options though, and I feel pretty well qualified to judge, having just spend over 6 weeks on the island, rotating through several places. The location is excellent, with views of the ocean, and yes, of the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
20 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I stayed at The Sunset for a week in a top floor "Superior Ocean View" room. It was really nice to have a bigger room, and a large private balcony. The hotel was very comfortable, clean and very importantly had a fridge, WiFi and air-conditioning! The WiFi was flaky at times, but flaky is the calling card of the lovely... More

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Perth, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The Sunset has the most amazing views of the ocean and, of course, the sunset. Definitely try to get a room on the top floor, so you can watch the sunset from your huge private balcony. Great service, and the pool is a really nice extra in the stifling heat and humidity of CI. The rooms were very well-priced compared... More

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Singapore, Singapore
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The room is a good size with all the essentials. There was wi-fi within the hotel's vicinity and the hotel staff were all very helpful and friendly. One of the best things about our room was the perfect view of the sunset each day. :)

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The Sunset has wonderful unspoilt views over the ocean where you can watch the setting sun while enjoying a sundowner. It is near to all local amenities and the Golden Bosun tavern is just a stroll away for your evening meals and refreshments. The owner of The Sunset is very helpful and hospitable. I have visited here twice now and... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
30 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The bedrooms are large and well equipped the bathrooms likewise. It is very clean and well managed, in the room there is a microwave, toaster and kettle. The views from the balcony overlooking the Indian Ocean were stunning. The management is very helpful. The building used to be part of the Island’s hospital. The hotel has no restaurant but the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

For a hotel that is supposed to be "the best on Christmas Island", you'd honestly expect more. But it indeed is the best on the island when the other choices weren't great to begin with. At least the rooms and bathrooms were clean. The hotel management was kind enough too to provide a full set of cutleries and even a... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Everything was excellent! View, location, big rooms, cleanliness. Next to hotel is a good place for dinning. And of course thanks for Angela we felt us as home. Also booking was easy. The answers to the e-mail came fast and with suggestions.

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Canberra, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Sunset Lodge is a great place to stay on CI. This is my 7th run to CI in 3 years and you can not fault the service, the rooms or the view. As I write this I can hear the ocean pounding the shores - Mother Nature has reminded us of her power with squalls and high seas all day,... More

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Address: 4/55-63 Gaze Street, Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island 6798, Australia
Location: Australia > Christmas Island > Flying Fish Cove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Sunset Hotel Christmas Island/Flying Fish Cove

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