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Sunset Resort

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Ara Tapu | Nikao, Avarua, Cook Islands
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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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Ashburton, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed two nights at the Sunset Resort and it was amazing. All the staff are so polite and willing to help, the Anchorage Restaurant has fantastic food - The BBQ night is great highly recommend that you try this. The resort was so clean and tidy, rooms are fresh, clean and have plenty of space. Nothing to fault about the... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Roy and Michelle Thank you for taking the time to write your review especially since your stay with us was so short. We look forward to seeing you next year for longer Tim and Colleen More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small resort with excellent facilities. I've been to bigger resorts where the room size was no where as generous as Sunset. Also full kitchen (not that we used ours) expect to make highballs (some kind staffer even made sure we had ice in the freezer). It's those little touches that made our stay enjoyable. And we are going back again... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful location, wonderful friendly staff, excellent restaurant! From our fabulous wedding planner Nina who organized everything - so highly recommend - to the wickedly fabulous chef Tony and his awesome staff including the beautiful Dawn - who only enhanced our morning breakfasts and ultimately our wedding reception dinner. We would without a doubt highly recommend this gorgeous resort as not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Sunset Resort three times so far including our wedding there & our 1 year anniversary. Booked to go back in October & we can't wait. Rooms, food, staff, location, restaurant & beach are amazing - we wouldn't stay anywhere else in Raro!

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana You do sound exciting to be coming again to stay with us and we can't wait to host your again at the resort. Make sure that you are on our data base for our newsletter so that we can keep you up to date with things that are happening at the resort. Just ask the girls at reception... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all I would like to thank Dawn and her team for providing the best service to the "Kumara Family" I was looking for her the day we left to thank her and the team in person. The staff inform everyone about what to do around the island. Very prompt service at the restaurant. Very professional and everyone doing... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Many thanks for your thoughtful and positive comments on our resort and staff. Our culture, people and sunsets are many of the reasons that guests choose to come back to the Island. We look forward to you staying with us again soon Meitaki. More 

Whitianga, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent resort. Great position with the resort right on the beachfront. We had a poolside two bedroom unit which was immaculate.We found all the staff also very helpful. The Anchorage restaurant had some of the very best food on the island and although we also stayed elsewhere we came back here to eat several times. The restaurant staff deserve... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed at the Sunset Resort in Rarotonga. It's a nice, quiet resort with 2 relaxing pools, happy hour, beach front villas and an amazing restaurant - The Anchorage. They have very friendly staff who make up the room every single day, which you can opt out of. Loved staying here, would definitely highly recommend.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent hotel in a good location. The staff are very pleasant and helpful, the accommodation is good and there is a wide choice. we had a very pleasant seven days here. Would definitely go again

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia orana Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our resort. We hope to see you back again very soon. Travel safe More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice resort. Nice facilities. Two Bars, one seemed to be rarely open, and the other was pretty good, but also island time and style.. More food availability would have been good. The room was nice, but the air conditioning unit was noisy. Not too bad though. Interestingly the "no kids" policy was good but didnt stop groups of... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not want to leave! We loved this resort and will be back! friendly staff, clean rooms, tidy resort and beautiful beach, I even got a bottle of wine for my birthday which was a really nice surprise! thank you so much.

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