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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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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful location, on the edge of the lagoon. Great restaurant - although the continental breakfast would benefit from greater variety the a la carte menu is delicious. Friendly staff. Clean, good amenities. Pretty tropical grounds. Quiet, peaceful resort. Low key. Close to town, airport and loads of great restaurants and beaches on the fabulous West coast of Raro. Recommend the... More 

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Henderson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pick up from the Airport, small or large groups the greeting is the same, Kia Orana welcome to Rarotonga. This is my second time to Rarotonga and I have stayed at The Sunset on both occasions. The accommodation was perfect, staff are always friendly( even after a big night out watching the All Blacks beat the Aussies.) Access to the... More 

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Torbay, null, New Zealand
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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After 11 days it was very hard to leave, The Sunset is the perfect place to stay and being on the other side of the Island from the main tourist resorts you enjoy a rather more local feel. Our studios had privacy and were very well appointed, beds were comfortable and the service excellent. The staff were delightful and always... More 

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Vacy, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had the most wonderful week, perfect place to relax, accommodation was outstanding. only thing would love to see cushions on white lounge chairs (to hard to lie on) other than that the most perfect holiday.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the ambiance, the friendliness of the staff, and the location on the West side of the island. Mixing with the other tourists over breakfast has always given us some great friendships over our stay.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely resort with no kids under 12! Located on the stunning sunset side of the island this property offers lovely studios and apartments with x2 outstanding pools and a restaurant to die for!! Staff were all super friendly and always helpful and willing to go the extra mile. It would be great if they had some kayaks and perhaps... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here with our young teens for 7 nights in a 2 bedroomed beachfront apartment. Our unit was clean, spacious and fully equipped with everything we would need. The outlook was perfect. The beach was 5 metres from our deck and we snorkeled most days in the lagoon which was teeming with tropical fish and coral. We relaxed in... More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I came here on our first trip to Rarotonga - we chose the resort because it allowed us beautiful beach frontage without breaking the bank. We stayed in a beachfront apartment and strolled every morning down for a paddle and a relax in the hammocks. The friendly local dogs would come over for a paddle and a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 5 nights here before going to private apartment at Muri, On "Sunset side" of Island, so has mixed coral and sand beach not fully sandy like Muri. Plus is, this side of island HAS the lovely sunsets and is more sheltered. Rooms a good size and have full kitchen facilities if you wish to prepare any food at home.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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72 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for nine nights, four in a beach front room and five in a poolside room. Everything about this place is wonderful. My husband was here on business and I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere of this resort while on my own during the day. We loved the beach front room and it was possibly more quiet and private... More 

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