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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is an excellent hotel in a good location. The staff are very pleasant and helpful, the accommodation is good and there is a wide choice. we had a very pleasant seven days here. Would definitely go again

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103 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very nice resort. Nice facilities. Two Bars, one seemed to be rarely open, and the other was pretty good, but also island time and style.. More food availability would have been good. The room was nice, but the air conditioning unit was noisy. Not too bad though. Interestingly the "no kids" policy was good but didnt stop groups of... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our resort. 5 days with us …. you must come back and spend longer next time !!!!! I note that you mentioned the BBQ night, we have been receiving some really good reviews on this and I will make sure that our restaurant are aware of our... More 

wanganui
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for writing your review on our resort. I have noted your positive comments on Dawn in the restaurant and I will ensure that Tony her boss is aware of them. We do have wonderful staff that take pride in making sure our guest have a great experience with us. I will chat with house keeping about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Its good to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope that we get to see you back on the Island soon Travel safe More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. I am please to read your comments ,that you felt the resort was exactly like the images and marketing that you had seen prior to arriving .We do have an ongoing general maintenance program that ensures the resort is looking well cared for and is a quality product.... More 

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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