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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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Alexandra, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

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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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Just returned after staying a week at the Sunset Resort culminating in my daughters wedding beachfront. We went before the wedding to organise and prepare but were superfluous, everything was organised already. That left nothing to do except enjoy the magnificent food at the Anchorage Restaurant, go on tours organised through the friendly reception staff, relax on the beach, swim,... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana We enjoyed hosting the wedding for you and your family and we appreciate that you have taken the time to write a review about our staff and resort. I will make sure that our staff are aware of your positive feedback and we hope to see you again very soon for your next holiday in Rarotonga. Kia manuia More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Sunset Resort for one week in March, after 7 weeks travelling in NZ seeing family and friends, before heading back to the UK. What a treat and just what we needed. We had opted for a beach front studio and it was worth every penny. I can just spend days looking at the... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana It was lovely to read your review and thank you for taking the time to include details of your experience with us. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and I am glad we were able to provide you with a memorable stay. We do from time to time have guests with mobility issues stay with us. it is great... More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had a beachfront room with awesome views of the ocean and sunsets , really quiet , no kids ,you wouldn't have thought it was booked out . Service and food was excellent facility's really clean and tidy , the staff clean and rake gardens and beach each morning , presentation excellent . With 2pools , 2 bars ,resturant and... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia orana Steve and Karen. It was great to read that you had a enjoyable wedding anniversary stay at our resort. 32 years of marriage is an achievement and it is rewarding to read that our staff and resort provided you both with a memorable holiday. We would love to see your return next year for your 33rd anniversary.! You... More 

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