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Sunset Resort

3.5 of 5 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did not have a good start to our holiday having been delayed four hours by Virgin Australia (seriously never fly them ever) and so arrived very tired at 2am. The shuttle wasn't immediately there to get us but that is understandable given the flight delay confusion, they eventually did arrive after 5 or so minutes. The shuttle staff were... More 

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Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here one night after returning from the outer islands. The resort was very clean. It is right on the road so there was a lot of noise from vehicles. There were also a number of barking dogs at night. We had a room with a separate bedroom. It had a large deck with lounge chairs that overlooked the... More 

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Cooma, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for someone to tip for carrying your bags etc. this is not the place for you......but if you are looking for what we had which was a very clean poolside suite which included a kitchenette (two burners, microwave and fridge), separate bedroom, lounge and outside verandah/balcony then this is for you. If you're a beach person,... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for your review. We will make sure that all the positive feedback you have given regarding the staff is handed onto them. We look forward to seeing you again at the Sunset Resort Travel safe More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here in October 2011 and had a fantastic time. Staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were quite large, we stayed in a 2 bedroom family unit. Had 2 nice pools, one of the pools must have been one of the biggest on the island. We looked at many other resorts while we stayed in Raro and we were... More 

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Cambridge
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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Described by a NZ customs officer as going to paradise when we mentioned Rarotonga. How true, staying at the Sunset resort was so relaxing and enjoyable. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. The Anchorage restaurant served delicious food and we also had an evening of good entertainment thrown in. Snorkeling was good, with free use of their equipment,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Rarotonga for 6 nights - 5 days. Even though it rained it was wonderfully relaxing. we enjoyed snorkeling at the beach with their free snorkel equipment. The service was very friendly and quick. This resort is very clean and practical. WE loved the Ancorage Restaurant with top notch food at reasonable pricing. We had a wonderful time... More 

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northland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came back and brought a friend this time. I knew this place meets all my requirements and so it did once again, I previously emailed and asked if we could have our old room back which is at the far end of the property close to the beach with garden views. My friend was very pleased with my choice... 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 and we are pleased you found the Sunset a relaxing place for you and your friends to stay. I will hand on your positive comments to our staff. I understand your frustration with the cost of WIFI and you are correct it is the same across the island.... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sunset Resort was perfect!. Amazing beach and pools, the staff were all really helpful and friendly, the food was great - we could not have asked for more. Our first time the Cook Islands and the Sunset Resort had everything. Is not as crowded as some other parts of the Island but still close to town and the markets.... More 

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Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldn't fault anything. Enjoyed our stay at Sunset Resort from rooms,staff, Ancourage restaurant, & not to forget our transfer pickup by Kimi. Would be back again for sure. Great place to relax. Saw the odd Ants around, but was'nt an issue as after all ur on an island.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Husband and I have just come back from 8 nights at Sunset Resort. We had exactly what we had hoped to get.NOTHING !!!! Strange I know, but we needed a rest and break from our busy working lives and our beautiful family and grandchildren, so we could come home with re-charged batteries till the next holiday. We did NOTHING... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Vicki and Neville. many thanks for posting your review and I am glad to hear that doing NOTHING! was exactly what you wanted to do on your holiday :-) The island provides a lot of activity for those who do want to get out and about. But in your case I am pleased that the Sunset Resort was... 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*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
The Sunset Hotel Arorangi
Sunset Hotel Arorangi
Sunset Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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