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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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Blenheim, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is a lovely spot in a great location on the west side of the island. Just the right mix of creature comforts and a relaxed Island feel,at a reasonable price. We were able to walk to one of the dive centres, and there were car hire, dairy (corner store), and other restaurants nearby.Two pools, really good restaurant. We enjoyed... More 

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LA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The good: Clean, generally friendly staff, especially the bartender. They picked up and dropped off at airport. Location was perfect, a quick 12 minute scooter ride into town, quiet and walking distance to other restaurants and attractions. Value was good. We stayed six nights. Our room was poolside, short walk to the beach (you can upgrade to an oceanside room... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We have just arrived home in New Plymouth after staying 8 days at The Sunset Resort in Unit 1 in the Beach front studio units......It was truly amazing and we had a wonderful time here. From the moment we were met at the airport by Kimi we were treated with such friendliness. Our unit was first class in that it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

10 of us stayed at Sunset Resort and all had a wonderful stay , rooms clean and tidy , staff very friendly and helpful. Would recommend to others. Restaurant very nice, Tani and Rose provided very good entertainment on Tues night and very good Island night entertainment on BBQ night on Sunday. Will certainly return.

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Wanganui
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Just back from 10 days at the Sunset. Can't speak more highly of the staff, Kimi such a friendly lady and Sonny from the anchorage so bubbly and helpful. Manu who helped us change from a top you to ground floor no problem. The drum beat bar cocktails where delicious as were the ones Sonny made at Anchorage. Such a... More 

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New Plymouth
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Before meeting friends at Muri Beach Resort we spent four nights at the Sunset Resort. We had a studio room on the upper floor by the back pool, which had a good size patio with 2 chairs and a lounger and a great view of the pool. The room was immaculately clean with a good basic kitchenette and spacious bathroom.... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia USA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
34 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed in a Garden room, near the back pool...some noise from the road especially if you are not using the AC and have the vents open. Nice to have a fridge. We were only there 2 days so did not do any cooking in the room. Ate at the restaurant twice...both times the meals were tasty and of good... More 

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Methven, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We enjoyed an 8 night stay, in a two bedroom apartment with another couple. This was perfect as there where two seperate toilets, one seperate, and one in the bathroom. the staff where extremely friendly and helpful. We would definately stay there again.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Five of us shared a two bedroom apartment at the Sunset Resort in late July 2012. Enjoyed our stay at the resort until the last day of our holiday when I realised three items of clothing had been stolen from my suitcase. Our room was always locked when we were out, so it is worrying to think how this theft... More 

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Colleen D, General Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

We agree with Clare that the incident she talks about was a disappointing end to her holiday. Sunset Resort has carried out an initial internal investigation and are waiting for a copy of the police report. To date we have not had access to this report. It is disturbing to hear of this at the Sunset Resort as the management... More 

Auckland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

This was our second visit to Sunset Resort after a brief one night stay last year and we were not disappointed. The location is convenient to Avarua 6kms away and there are two or three good restaurants nearby as well as a nice and easy 9 hole golf course. We had beachfront unit #7 and it was a good choice;... More 

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