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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, Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for seven days. Room was average. Clean and well presented. Front desk staff need training on customer service. Totally botched a spa booking that I made for my mum and I and then argued with me that I should pay it. Manager eventually stepped in after things got heated and decided to do the right thing and cover the... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely no complaints about our stay. The room was well-supplied with all of the towels/amenities we wanted. The in-room kitchen had everything we could want. We enjoyed the staff. The front desk was attentive. We had some problems with our refrigerator and ten minutes later, they brought in a new one. The bar staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We asked... More 

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Waitara, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went to rarotonga for our honeymoon. not a bad place to relax.sunset resort is a very nice place to stay with two pools to swim in plus the largoon metres away.staff very nice but my main concern were the roosters waking not only us but the other couples who were staying longer than us at 4.30am every morning.dont have rooms... More 

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Redondo Beach, CA
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stay - 1/19/15 - 1/21/15 First the positive - Beautiful setting and pool area. This resort has great potential as a relaxing getaway. Restaurant/bar staff was very friendly. The negatives: Front desk staff didn't care about us enjoying our stay at all. I really don't know what they got paid to do. We complained that our safe didn't work and... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Dave, thank you for your review just recently posted. It is nice to read you enjoyed our beautiful setting and pool areas during your two days with us. Yes we pride ourselves on our guests having a relaxing holiday and that is our main objective during their stay here. Our guests often comment on the quiet atmosphere especially... More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Beautiful facilities, beautiful gardens, room number 21 right next to the pool was excellent, the staff were very friendly, the restaurant was very nice and the range of food and drinks were excellent. We stayed for 2 weeks and wish it was longer. Met other guest and forged friendships. The resort was just the right amount of guests to make... 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 are please that you enjoyed your stay with us Thank you also for sharing you experience at Albertos we often eat there ourselves as the steaks are excellent. Travel safe More 

Methven, New Zealand
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Such a fantastic resort. Everyone is very friendly and helpful, and the facilities are great. The beach is a great place to spend your afternoons, with free use of snorkels, towels and reef shoes. My idea of Paradise, would recommend anyone to stay!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had a great time for ten days Jan 2015. Restaurant staff fantastic as were others working there. Some of the younger office staff could be friendlier, more helpful. Otherwise, everything fantastic!

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A customs officer in NZ called the Cook island paradise and he was certainly right. The resort was fantastic, lovely studio apartment, comfortable and clean, great shower ( only one niggle, the air conditioning dripping water, oops) everyone, staff and guests were so friendly. Anchorage restaurant served delicious food and had some good entertainment. The bar was small and friendly,... 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 and also for including some tips for other travellers. We think it is a little piece of paradise also and we are glad we were able to share it with you. On another note we do have an issue from time to time with the air conditioning units... More 

Hotchkiss
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great and wonderful but some problems. the beach is priceless and if we go again, we will get a room on the beach. They are quiet and there is a large yard with beautiful furniture to lounge on. there is a great bus service that runs every 30 minutes for a circle tour of the island. trader Jack's in town... 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 are really pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and your tips to there travellers are great. I do feel that I need to point out that when you use the word "highway" to describe our one road around the island - highway may... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We did not have a good start to our holiday having been delayed four hours by Virgin Australia (seriously never fly them ever) and so arrived very tired at 2am. The shuttle wasn't immediately there to get us but that is understandable given the flight delay confusion, they eventually did arrive after 5 or so minutes. The shuttle staff were... More 

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