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Sunset Resort

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Ara Tapu | Nikao, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Vacy, Australia
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had 15 perfect days at the Sunset Resort Damian & I got married at there Beach Front Pergola than to Beach front Marquee for our Reception We could not have been happier with the day - our wedding organizer Nina (nothing was a problem) Tony from Anchorage Restaurant & Bar (food was just amazing) would highly recommend this resort... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for three nights and noted a few issues with the room and hotel. First of all, the receptionist was not helpful. There was a board near the reception indicating all the activities but when we approach the receptionist, she was unaware of the activities? When we asked where to go out for dinner or lunch, she had no... 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 value what our guests have to say about their experience while staying at the Sunset Resort . I am concerned to your review and would like to address some of the issues you raised. Firstly I need to say that we regularly receive excellent reviews on our... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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137 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This quite large modern resort was a very enjoyable base for our 3.5 days on Raro. Rooms clean, however, a little sterile to rate them as excellent. Not too much of a Polynesian touch to the resort in general. You could be in Queensland or any other country really. Anchorage Restaurant in the resort was hit and miss. The four... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited two years in a row around May (2014,2015) and the resort was excellent both times. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. We also stayed on the other side of the island but it was no where near as 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. It's always good to see our returning guests. Please make sure that we have your email address so that we can send you our lastest island news from our quarterly newsletter. You can contact us on welcome@thesunsetresort.com to register to receive the newsletter. We hope to see you... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We stayed at the charming Sunset Resort over Thanksgiving for two weeks. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The resort is well thought out and immaculately maintained including the rooms, dining area, and grounds. My wife and I dined several times at the adjoining "Anchorage" restaurant on premises. The food was local and gourmet, delicious and quite impressive! Sunset well... More 

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United Kingdom
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91 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Having Christmas here,sitting looking at the sea with glass of wine in hand with my beautiful wife,this is heaven,went to the south island of New Zealand ,fab,but this is paradise.This resort is clean staff friendly food good,all in all beautiful!!.Merry Xmas

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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, especially at such a busy time of year. I am pleased to that read that you enjoyed your stay at the Resort and had a wonderful Christmas. Travel safe and we hope to see you return again soon More 

Edmonton, Alberta
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

All in all this is a lovely small resort. We stayed in a small but perfect room right on the beach. It had everything we needed for a stay of about 12 days. The kitchen was perfect, bathroom sufficient and the bed was comfy. The best was a deck of the sitting area with a patio off of that with... 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 . It was great to read that you enjoyed the resort , as well as our Island and are already thinking about returning. I will make sure that your comments regarding the restaurant are given to our staff. Metaki More 

Papamoa, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had a wonderful 2 bedroom apartment (number 29) for our recent vacation with our two teenage daughters. It was recently refurbished so modern and clean with fabulous amenities - totally relaxing so exactly what the doctor ordered for our holiday. Will definitely be back. Staff were friendly and helpful. Pool great, gardens gorgeous,

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We loved staying at this resort. The rooms were modern, clean and quiet. The staff were very friendly and the food in the restaurant was lovely. Happy hour at the Drumbeat bar was great. Good location and no rooster noise!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

My partner and I spent a week at Sunset in early November in a poolside studio and had a fantastic time. The room was pleasant and clean and had a fully equipped kitchen. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the "voucher programme" whereby you could charge actvities (lagoon cruise etc..) and car/scooter rentals to the room made our... 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. It is good to read that you felt the "voucher" programme made making the decision to do one of the many tours on offer so easy for you. travel safe and we hope to see you again soon Meitaki More 

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