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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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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Alexandra, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This resort is amazing! We stayed 5 nights, but will definitely stay longer next time. Sunset staff are very welcoming, helpful and friendly and were great with advise about trips and tours on the Island. We booked a garden studio unit which was spacious, modern and absolutely immaculate with a lovely private patio area and only a minute to the... More 

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wanganui
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have just come back from an adult family holiday in Rarotonga and our seven night stay at Sunset. Absolutely fabulous service from pick up to drop off. Rooms were very clean and the resort had everything we wanted and needed. Snorkeling right outside the resort was amazing and worth the trip just for that. Staff were amazing from Mary at... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, lovely big rooms with good amenities. Anchorage restaurant has the BEST food a must do location for dinner, the a la carte menu is just delicious! Dawn is a treasure to this restaurant! Amazing, friendly and makes you feel very welcome! Definitely try for the beach side rooms if you can get them. It feels like a boutique... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The perfect place to stay in Rarotonga. As this was my first time in Raro I loved that every step of the way Sunset Resort were concise, clear and very helpful. Everyone who I came in contact with in Sunset Resort were lovely, from the beginning to the end, when we arrived Kimi picked us up and gave us a... More 

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Levin, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had 7 nights at this great resort staff were always sunny an helpful and our rom had all plus that we could need. We ate at the restaurant for breakfast every day and it was very nice loved the fresh fruit. The sunday bar b q is a must good music and great good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really modern clean rooms,absolutely beautiful food ay restaurant and staff are soo helpfull and friendly.primo swimming beach right at ur door step.we went thru quite a few resorts while on island and think we got the best deal as alot are run down and not quite what u see in brochure and too busy ,ours was private .thanks sunset for... More 

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Stayed for five nights and wish it had been longer. The resort was lovely. Friendly helpful staff and beautiful facilities. Our room was clean and had everything we needed. The day was ended by watching the beautiful sunsets on the beach. We had never been to Rarotonga before and were not sure what to expect, but now we are planning... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Just returned after staying a week at the Sunset Resort culminating in my daughters wedding beachfront. We went before the wedding to organise and prepare but were superfluous, everything was organised already. That left nothing to do except enjoy the magnificent food at the Anchorage Restaurant, go on tours organised through the friendly reception staff, relax on the beach, swim,... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana We enjoyed hosting the wedding for you and your family and we appreciate that you have taken the time to write a review about our staff and resort. I will make sure that our staff are aware of your positive feedback and we hope to see you again very soon for your next holiday in Rarotonga. Kia manuia More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Sunset Resort for one week in March, after 7 weeks travelling in NZ seeing family and friends, before heading back to the UK. What a treat and just what we needed. We had opted for a beach front studio and it was worth every penny. I can just spend days looking at the... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana It was lovely to read your review and thank you for taking the time to include details of your experience with us. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and I am glad we were able to provide you with a memorable stay. We do from time to time have guests with mobility issues stay with us. it is great... More 

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