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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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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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Woodville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We stayed at this resort for our honeymoon and were really impressed. To start with the the greeting at the airport and the fun trip into the resort after a very delayed flight to the lovely btw of bubbles in the room congratulating us on our wedding. This hotel actually got our names right as the hotel in Napier, new... More 

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new zealand
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12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

we have stayed at sunset several times . it is a great place BUT take care . It clearly advertises as aresort that will not accept bookings for children under 12 years of age .that is the main reason we booked there in the first place. however on our most recent visit there were at least 5 children staying there... More 

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

We do have a no Children under 12 Policy. Currently the Cook Islands is experiencing a very busy wedding season. During the time of this particular guest’s stay we had a wedding at our resort. Children attended this wedding with their parents as part of the wedding party overall. We cannot avoid this. These children and their parents were staying... More 

Hawera
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

The Sunset Resort is a great place if you want a peaceful place to stay while on holiday. The rooms are well appointed with full kitchen facilities (except oven) and spotlessly clean. Lovely sunloungers and hammocks as well as cape cod chairs to enjoy the peaceful view of the beach and sunsets. Free snorkelling gear, beach towels and reef shoes... More 

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Hawkes Bay
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The Sunset Resort is in the perfect location. The restaurant served great meals but if you are looking for a bit of variety there are other restaurants in easy walking distance. Our beachfront room was spacious and very well equipped for the few times we wanted to prepare our own lunches. It is the perfect resort for relaxing and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Loved our stay at Sunset Resort. We had a poolside room which was nice and private. The service was great with very friendly staff waiting for us at the airport at 1am. We cooked several nights in our room and found it to be fully equipped. The restaurant was also very good for dinners and the breakfasts were great!

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

My husband and I spent 7 nights at Sunset Resort in a poolside room. The room was well equipped with a kitchenette although apart from salad lunches we didn't use it much as it's difficult to buy ready made meals in the Cooks. The resort is well located, close to Avarua, and on a pleasant part of the lagoon. The... More 

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Paraparaumu
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

The Sunset Resort was perfect for us two old friends whose kids have grown. It's child-free and not a 'couples' resort, nor is it heaving with people (like the Edgewater). The beautifully landscaped grounds and pools ensure all the units feel private. Ours was a 'poolside' room near the road, and although the pre-dawn rooster chorus and the occasional midnight... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

My husband and I are just back from Rarotonga and stayed 8 nights at Sunset Resort. We really enjoyed our stay and had a totally relaxing time, but on reflection felt that Resort was a bit of a misnomer. This property would be better described as an up market motel set in beautiful grounds in a fabulous location. This is... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana, many thanks for your recent comments on trip advisor. It is heartening to read your positive comments about the rooms. We pride ourselves in the knowledge that while a lot of our rooms are studios they are very generous in size and are a cool and airy. We know what you mean about the resort being peaceful even... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed at Sunset Resort with a large number of family and friends for our wedding late 2011. We were so happy to have had our special day there and would reccommend it to anyone wanting a holiday without kids and people everywhere! Unlike The Edgewater down the road, Sunset Resort is very small and is R12 (Kids over 12... 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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