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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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whangarei
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

This is our fourth trip to Rarotonga and our first stay at The Sunset Resort. I must say we were really stoked with this Resort, it was everything we were looking for. We were picked up at the airport by Kimi and taken directly to the Sunset. We stayed in a garden room which was right beside the swimming pool.... More 

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GEELONG
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

This was our second trip to the Cook Islands and our second stay at the Sunset resort. This was still a top place to stay. Definately the best side of the island to be on. Apart from being able to spend the evening watching the sun go down, the ocean seems a bit calmer on this side of the island.... More 

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New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Kia Orana, Have just returned from my usual 10 days at the Sunset. I cannot agree with some of the comments made. I found the Sunset to be all anyone could wish for. From the friendly staff, Kaiei Kimi and Mary to Manu and all the cleaning staff, who do all they could to make your stay memorable. My air... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I recently stayed here to attend a family wedding held at the resort. The warm welcome from Kimi at the airport set the tone for a very relaxing five days. Our very clean room was upstairs overlooking the pool with a good sized private patio. I like the idea of a kitchenette but it was completely redundant as the Anchorage... More 

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Beaverton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is not a 4 star resort and doesnt try to be. Its quiet, simple and located right on the beach. Rooms are very nice and comfortable. Staff was great. Would highly recommend the Sunset Resort! The Saturday Farmers Market is a must-visit.

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Sussex Inlet, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great location to relax and enjoy. Our room -no 3 was in the perfect spot with concertina doors, screens and louvers that opened onto a patio and deck and allowed the breeze and view at all times. Beyond the deck was a lawn and tropical garden where we had the ring side seats for the wedding that took place in... More 

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Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We recently celebrated our wedding and spent 7 nights at your beautiful resort.  We had an amazing day and stay as did our family and friends.  A huge thanks to Lynette who from the moment we met made sure everything went smoothly.  Her attention to detail and her generally caring nature put us at ease immediately.  Not only did she... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Candice, thank you for your comments just posted on T/A. It is great to hear all went well with your wedding. Tim and I were off Island as on the same day as yours our daughter was married in Sydney. We were kept informed however by Lynette via email and she was delighted with how your special day... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Just had a wonderful holiday at the Sunset Resort and it was just what we needed! Complete rest and relaxation! Both the management and the staff could not do enough for us and we felt very well looked after and catered for. We had a beachfront room which was just lovely - spacious and airy with super comfortable king bed,... More 

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Tutukaka, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Just had a great five days at the sunset resort where I was best man for a wedding party, I have to say the staff and resort where excellent as was the the food and facilities . They where very patient with our group I have to say who where pretty raucous at the best of times and in celebration... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Adam, thank you for taking the time to post your recent comments on Trip Advisor. It is great to read you had a wonderful time at the Sunset Resort and that the wedding went well. I agree Lynette is an amazing wedding co-ordinator who has the bride and grooms best interests at heart when it comes to their... More 

Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Being a travel agent myself I wanted to experience the resort first hand after sending many customers here myself. We really enjoyed our time at the resort and met some great people. Breakfast selection was good - compared with other resorts we stayed in offering tropical breakfasts, the staff at breakfast ( apart from Sonny ) could have been a... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana, thanks for your recent comments on trip advisor. We are pleased to read you had a pleasant stay. Tim and I certainly would have met you and even joined you at the Drumbeat Bar had we been on the Island. We have been away in Sydney for our daughters wedding which was last weekend. We take on board... More 

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