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Sunset Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Ara Tapu | Nikao, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Avarua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Grab a drink from the bar, sit in a deck chair (or lay in a hammock), enjoy the sunset and watch the whales swim by. The beachfront is relatively close to the reef, so you can watch for whales while you sunbathe. The covered deck has the best vantage point, and the whales often surface directly in front of it.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Firstly, we were given the wrong room when we arrived. We booked through Orbitz and our reservation very clearly and explicitly states we had a poolside room, but we were given a garden room instead. I asked the front desk to fix the mistake but was told they could not change our room because ours was technically poolside. I find... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just got back from an incredible week in Rarotonga at Sunset Resort. It was the perfect holiday- relaxing but also enough in nearby area to keep you as busy as you wanted to be. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and did everything the make the stay as enjoyable as possible. The rooms were spacious, comfortable, modern and... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just arrived back from 10 days at Sunset Resort - the best resort we have ever stayed in. The resort has great facilities, is very well maintained and the staff are fantastic - all very friendly and so helpful - I am gluten free and they went out of their way to help me. The rooms are very... More

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for your feedback . We were pleased to read that you had a wonderful holiday with us at the resort. It is always good to have feedback on our staff as we feel fortunate to have them. We are very pleased that you felt the restaurant was able to address your dietary needs. Gluten intolerance is... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our holiday with you. The rooms are lovely and clean, staff friendly. Sunset just absolutely fantastic - nice and romantic. We stayed just last week and I didn't want to come home. I was very hard to leave your lovely accommodation we have recommended you to family and friends

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Snells Beach, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous location, beautiful sunsets and no small children. Exactly what we wanted. We has to travel in school holidays so paid a little extra but it was worth it. It was advantageous to have transport to experience the different restaurants and bars as there aren't too many in walking distance.

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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 are pleased that you felt the resort a enjoyable and peaceful place to spend your holiday moon. I was surprised to read your comment about dining options close by as we have 8 other restaurants within walking distance of the resort. There is the Windjammer, Oceans, The... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 10 days in August 2014 and were thrilled with our choice - with thanks to the other tripadvisor recommendations!! We stayed in the beachfront studio (No 3) which had a lovely view of the lagoon and waves breaking on the reef. There is a beautifully maintained lawn and garden between the rooms and the beach. The room... More

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Sydney, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late on a Saturday night and were picked up by a wonderful lady who took us straight the the resort. We were handed the keys, given directions and found our room with no problems. The breakfast which is included is very, very basic. Toast, jams, fruit , tea and coffee. You could have the bacon and eggs but... More

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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. I have taken note of your comments regarding the Restaurant toilets. Our housekeeping staff clean this area on a daily basis and I will make sure that both they and the Restaurant staff are aware of your feedback. I am pleased to read that you... More

Taumarunui
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Where do you start! The staff where outstanding from AUNTY Kimmy who greeted us at the airport,to all the staff that worked at Sunset they were fantastic they remembered our names the wine we drank the beautiful grounds,the place is immaculate,everyone that was staying there all said the same some had returned year after year after staying at other resorts... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

we arrived home last night from staying at Sunset resort for 7 nights, the rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The highlight for us was the amazing staff! They treated us like family! friendly, helpful, fun and made us feel so welcome. We will be back just to see them! they really made our holiday! Thanks so very much! keep... More

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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 get great feed back on our staff and I will make sure that I hand your comments to our staff . We hope to see you at the resort again soon Kia Manuia More

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Address: Ara Tapu | Nikao, Avarua, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunset Resort 3.5*
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Also Known As:
The Sunset Hotel Arorangi
Sunset Hotel Arorangi
Sunset Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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