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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

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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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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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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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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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Sunset Resort is an absolute fantastic place to stay. We stayed here for our honeymoon and the staff were always friendly and were are all too willing to help out with questions and tips about the local culture. The Anchorage has some of the best cocktails on Rarotonga the Mighty Rima is a must. The food is as good... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Ten out of ten for hospitality! From the moment we arrived, were given our flower garlands of welcome and safely delivered to our destination by the friendliest and most informative shuttle bus driver, we were treated as important guests. This welcoming friendliness continued throughout our stay, not only at Sunset Resort, but wherever we went on the island. Sunset Resort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We stayed at Sunset Resort last July and our only regret is not going again this July! It is the perfect place to go if you want a child-free holiday. (We love children but it was nice not to have noisy kids around when we were able to have a holiday without our own!) We had a lovely beachfront room,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We have just come back from getting married at The Sunset Resort. We came to Rarotonga in 2011 and went around the whole island trying to find the perfect place for a wedding that gave us the 'wow' factor and we found that when we came across The Sunset Resort. For the last year we have been organising our wedding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We stayed at Sunset Resort for 10 days and what an amazing stay it was! We had an awesome 2 bedroom suite overlooking the pool and surrounding gardens! The staff at reception are very accomodating and help you to arrange your activities and transfers, they even have a whiteboard with some of the best things to do on the Island.... 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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