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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

My sister and i stayed in the beach front rooms, i enjoyed the veiw and the beach was fantastic for snorkling. The sunset also has two pools which were great and we also made freinds with the sunset cat stanley !!! Staff were freindly and they also will pick you up and take you to the airport which is very... More 

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Melbourne
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We went in early December and we think that as a family holiday spot, with teenage kids, The Sunset is very nice. Our upstairs 2Bd apartment was perfect with big rooms and spacious balcony overlooking the pool. The resort is close the the airport but not too close to be annoyed by the infrequent planes. The beach at Sunset is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We stayed for 6 nights & loved the location, the room was great & the other great guest where a bonus, my big problem with this resort was the booking through the resorts receptionist, we totally lost a our free day car hire because of there lay back attitude, we only had 6 days here & had planned it out,... More 

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Have just returned from a week at the Sunset Resort. What a beautiful place. Just like the photos on the website. It is the ideal place to kick back and relax. The staff were absolutely fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. Had a couple of meals at the resort which were really nice and reasonably priced. Enjoyed the cocktails at... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We went with friends to stay at the resort, surroundings were nice, noisy roosters in the mornings though, crowing at 5am! Air conditioning was terrible in our unit. Made several complaints to office but no real action, my friend had to sleep on the floor as it was cooler. Our next door holiday makers had no aircond as well, next... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

My fiance and I put our holiday in the hands of our travel agent when we went to Rarotonga in 2010. She highly recommended the Sunset Resort and we were not disappointed! It was absolutely fantastic and surpassed all expectations. The resort is lovely and quiet (no noisy kids running around, yay!) and has stunning views and great access to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

We booked here on the reports from tripadvisor so we knew what to expect, an excellent location with a no children policy . The beach and resort are top notch,the beachfront studios spacious and well layed out. We found it hard to get a good nights sleep as the two three quarter mattresses put together to make a king were... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on trip advisor, we welcome all feedback. We take on board your comments about the beds. These beds are twin singles and are of very high quality. They can be split for when people request single beds. It so happened at the time of receiving your comments we had our representative for Sleepyhead staying at... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

Love this resort we have just returned from the cook islands, we travelled to this resort on our last visit. However we stupidly went to another resort however we visited for cocktail hour and dinner and it was great. Staff very friendly, great drinks and the food was very good and value for money.

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Courtenay, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Staff are so friendly and helpfull. I am going back in January for my 5th trip and looking forward to the peace and tranquility that the Cooks provide. It truly is Heavan on Earth. Don't forget to take in the Sunday Church service, the choir will literally take you to another plain - not to be missed. Free transport from... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Beautiful resort, everything you could possibly want, except for a decent sleep. Had a problem with outside light lighting up our room all night, though eventually did manage to balance some magazines over the windows which helped. Also the pillows were awful! However the location, views, beach, gardens, pools were all lovely and we still would consider coming back, especially... More 

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