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Sunset Resort

3.5 of 5 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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Sunset Resort was perfect!. Amazing beach and pools, the staff were all really helpful and friendly, the food was great - we could not have asked for more. Our first time the Cook Islands and the Sunset Resort had everything. Is not as crowded as some other parts of the Island but still close to town and the markets.... More

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Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Couldn't fault anything. Enjoyed our stay at Sunset Resort from rooms,staff, Ancourage restaurant, & not to forget our transfer pickup by Kimi. Would be back again for sure. Great place to relax. Saw the odd Ants around, but was'nt an issue as after all ur on an island.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Husband and I have just come back from 8 nights at Sunset Resort. We had exactly what we had hoped to get.NOTHING !!!! Strange I know, but we needed a rest and break from our busy working lives and our beautiful family and grandchildren, so we could come home with re-charged batteries till the next holiday. We did NOTHING... More

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were a few things that we liked a lot, like the beachfront area and the stuff. But there were a few things that we did not like. Ants were everywhere. I even saw a cockroach in the bathroom. Breakfast buffet did not offer many choices. Dinner ala carte menu was good and the food was good too.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returned 09/11/14 Yesterday from Rarotonga in the Cook Island Group Staying at the Sunset Resort Aorangi 10 Min from the Airport Transfers went without a hitch and only picking up Sunset passengers,which is a Blessing ,Arrival time 13:45 Departure time 14:55 .Flying Air NZ No Problems there Received what we paid For The Resort Has well tended and groomed grounds... More

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

great spot as 1 of last resorts toward end of the beach . Nice people with a no problem attitude . Was a bit cloudy the last few days of a 5 day stay so couldn't make the most of the beach as we planned . Restaurant we used most nights as food was always good . Plenty of other... More

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Mike, many thanks for taking the time to post comments on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to read you will return and that you enjoyed our restaurant cuisine. As our reef is close in and wonderful for snorkeling, we do not offer kayaks or paddle boards as in the past this has proven a little risky to the inexperienced.... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for nights with a very late arrival. It started perfectly as we were given our room keys and told we could check in in the morning. How thoughtful! We had a beachfront room which was worth the extra. In my opinion this resort has a perfect mix between island simplicity and nice. Some resorts seem a bit run... More

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at The Sunset for two weeks mid to late October. This was our seventh time staying here. Great spot, with only 32 units & no children under 12 years. Management & staff are fab, always smiling & very pleasant to deal with. The rooms are clean & tidy & serviced every day except Sunday. The gardens are kept... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is very hard to fault this resort, the rooms were well stocked, modern, and clean, staff were friendly and helpful, the outlook from our beach front unit was awesome. we ate in the restaurant several nights, mainly because the food was good every time! the standard of food is first class!

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Methven
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our 11th time staying at the Sunset and it just exceeds are expectations every time. This time we had unit 7 it's one of the 9 beachfront units. 50 metres walk to sand another 50 to the lagoon. Sitting on our decking we can see the humpback whales passing by, watch the ocean, and admire the beautiful sunsets.... 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*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
The Sunset Hotel Arorangi
Sunset Hotel Arorangi
Sunset Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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