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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
Nadine740 Whangarei, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Whangarei, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had one night here as a stopover on the way back from Aitutaki. Transfers from and back to the airport were efficient and friendly. The accommodation was very nice. It was spacious, clean and had a comfy bed. The resort gardens were beautiful, the feeling of the whole place was welcoming and lots of excursions/activities were on offer. Loved... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 6 nights and could have easily stayed here for ever. The welcome and check in was easy and friendly, the rooms were spotless with air con. There is an onsite restaurant which we tried the breakfast, dinner and snacks once. The food is good but nothing amazing, but again the staff give great service. There is... More

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Te Puke, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent 5 nights and would have liked to stay longer. The staff were friendly and helpful, rooms were well maintained, the views were beautiful and especially loved watching the sun go down in the company of other guests. Gardens were well maintained and the resort was not too big. Better beaches for snorkelling not too far away. Would definitely want... More

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Papamoa Beach
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a paraplegic and my family and I stayed here for 10 days. Their accessible rooms have large wet area bathrooms and access to and from the rooms have small ramps where required. The room we stayed in was close to the road and while there was a little road noise this was a minor distraction and the island... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Handy to town, great restaurants and easy walks. Have been visiting Raro for 14 years and wish we had found this place earlier. Beach not the best for snorkelling but you don't have to go far to find a good spot .... down by the Rarotongan Beach Resort is good for all tides. Terrific swimming pools ... yes, 2 of... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I spent 2 weeks here in June. We stayed in an ocean front cabin. The rooms were kept spotless each day, the staff was exceptional, the views from the patio are beyond what words can describe. We will, without a doubt, be back.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this great hotel 2 times for 2 separate trips and each time the same staff were there. It's like coming home! Love how Kimmy picks us up at the airport! This is my favorite place and I will definitely be staying here next time also 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Sydney
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sunset Resort is everything it says it is. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The location is great and our room which was the two bedroom beachfront was just perfect for four middle aged ladies. I found the breakfast a bit ordinary. The food in the restaurant overall was fresh and very tasty as well as not too... More

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Bedlam1 It is lovely to read that you and your group of ladies enjoyed your stay with us .We do offer only a tropical breakfast option as part of our standard room rate but our guests are able to also purchase a full cooked breakfast at a very reasonable rate if they require a larger breakfast. I have... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a great resort for our first time in Rarotonga. We went as a family (6 adults) for my parents 60th birthday celebration. The resort was perfect. 2 couples stayed in garden rooms, and 1 couple in a beachfront room. The rooms were very similar, and are very comfortable with all having small kitchenettes which made eating in possible. The... More

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana We were very please to have your group stay and celebrate your parents 60th birthday with us. Thank you for your feedback on the resort . We are very fortunate with the staff we have and I will make sure that they are aware of your positive comments . Kia Manuia More

New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I booked via Expedia and promptly received an email from the resort to ask if we needed transfers from the airport, which were a very reasonable price. Pros: When we arrived we were greeted at the airport and were taken to Paradise. The room was large and secure, we had a safe in the room which 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*
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Also Known As:
The Sunset Hotel Arorangi
Sunset Hotel Arorangi
Sunset Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Sunset Resort is a 3.5 star property and is idyllically situated on the sheltered western side of the island only minutes from Avarua township. The secluded beachfront location provides guests with an unspoilt view of Rarotonga's crystal clear aqua blue lagoon and breathtaking sunsets. This personally managed, privately owned resort has an intimate atmosphere that will make every guest feel welcome and ensure they experience the magic of Rarotonga and its people. ... more   less 
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