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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beachfront room with awesome views of the ocean and sunsets , really quiet , no kids ,you wouldn't have thought it was booked out . Service and food was excellent facility's really clean and tidy , the staff clean and rake gardens and beach each morning , presentation excellent . With 2pools , 2 bars ,resturant and... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia orana Steve and Karen. It was great to read that you had a enjoyable wedding anniversary stay at our resort. 32 years of marriage is an achievement and it is rewarding to read that our staff and resort provided you both with a memorable holiday. We would love to see your return next year for your 33rd anniversary.! You... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My hubby and I stayed and got married at The Sunset Resort. The entire team including Nina, the wedding planner, Tony & the team at The Anchorage Restaurant and the resort staff made our wedding and stay at The Sunset Resort a pleasurable experience. If you're thinking of getting married in Raro and are looking for a place to have... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Resort made our wedding a stress free occasion. Nina is an awesome wedding planner, the staff are friendly, Tony the Restaurant operator was fantastic, great menu, easy to use, made decision simple. I highly recommend, they have the experience with weddings. Every things was well thought out and organised. from the room we were given smack in the middle... More 

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

Our stay was an add on at the start of our main travel plan. Stayed three days / two nights in late April 2015. This is a great experience from the pick up at the airport through to check out (would have loved to stay longer!). We had a quiet room in the garden area by the main pool. The... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Having read your review it is clear that you must come back and stay longer next time!. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am sure the tips and feedback will be helpful to other guests looking to stay with us. You may want to consider signing up to receive our regular news letter,... More 

Mangatawhiri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 4th stay at the resort and once again we had a fantastic time. It was so nice to be welcomed so warmly by Kimi at the airport and recongised by many of the staff. It amazes me that Dawn remembers everyones names! We stayed in a beach front room and it is the best, although the poolside... More 

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Oak Park, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
33 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were here for a week in late March. It was HOT and HUMID at that time and cyclone Pam had just gone by so the water was murky and choppy. That's not the fault of the resort! Our travel agent had reserved a studio garden/pool view so when we were taken UPSTAIRS upon our arrival (near midnight) I was... 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 always value the feedback that we get from guests. I am please to read that you found our staff helpful and friendly, which is the nature of Cook Island people. It was unfortunate that our stunning lagoon was not at its glorious best because of "Pam's "... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
46 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in a beachfront suite for 4 nights and it was pretty much faultless. The resort is quiet and we liked the fact there were no under 12's. The whole resort has a relaxed friendly atmosphere. All the staff are helpful and always wanted to speak to you. The grounds are kept very tidy and the beach raked. The room... More 

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Auckland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We recently stayed in a beachfront studio for 7 nights. Our stay was absolutely faultless, from the moment Kimi picked us up at the airport until the moment she dropped us off for our flight home. The room was spotless, well serviced and very comfortable. We loved our cocktails by the pool at the Drumbeat Bar and the food at... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for taking the time to post your review of the resort. Thank you for all of your positive feedback and we do intend hope that you stay with us again on your next trip to Rarotonga. Can I suggest that you sign up for our regular newsletter so that you can keep up to date with... More 

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