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Whangarei
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This resort is so fabulous we are booked in again for our visit in September 2016. Luvly spot, very clean modern rooms, restaurant does great food with really nice staff. Beach and the two pools are wonderful too.

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Auckland New Zealand
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a two bedroom pool side room for our first trip to Rarotonga. What a wonderful experience! The Sunset Resort for us was perfectly located for our requirements. The room is huge with plenty of space in both bedrooms and the other areas. The staff are lovely and the entire experience perfect. We hired scooters and had the freedom... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a lovely room overlooking the pool. The amenities were modern and tasteful. Easy to reach on the clockwise or anti-clockwise bus - only 10 minutes from centre of town. Snorkelling easy from the beach and lots of colourful fish to be seen. Inside the fringing reef so no coral to speak of. Restaurant provided meals and drinks,... More 

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Thank Helen H
ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We do find that our guest enjoy the location the resort as it is close to so many other restaurants and ammenities. Unfortunately as a small island nation WIFI is expensive for both local businesses and guests, its just a reality of living in paradise . I will... More 

Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Sunset Resort for 9 nights and were super pleased with everyone. The front desk staff were great (a little rushed at check in due to a group checking in at the same time) but quickly got us on our way to an ocean view suite. The staff helped us get a scooter for our time... More 

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2 Thank Scresort
New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the sunset there was a group of us staying there to attend our wedding. The sunsets were amazing along with the food at the restaurant we ate there on several occasions and were not disappointed, the menu was extensive and the marinated fish was the best in the world. We just loved the location and the... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Weddings are a very special time with friends and family and I am please to read that the resort and staff were able to make this time memorable for you. I will make sure that your comments are passed onto our restaurant and staff. We have a regular news letter for past guests to receive updates on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I LOVED this place. We were a group of friends celebrating all turning 30 this year. We stayed in a 2 bedroom upstairs apartment and it felt so private, sometimes we wondered if we were the only ones staying there. Until we went down to the restaurant for our complimentary breakfast and realised there were quite a few people around.... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This is our third stay at the Sunset Resort, and as usual it lived up to expectations. An added bonus was a bottle of wine as we were returning guests!! The facilities are great, the pools are lovely and clean, no kids is fantastic, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the restaurant has a great selection for all meals.... More 

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2 Thank Heather T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

For a relaxing and enjoyable holiday this is the place. Our party consisted of four and we had units on the beach front. Absolutely fabulous and would stay there again. The food and especially the staff were 100% in all aspects. Just shear luxury. We all loved it.

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2 Thank chuckles2016
Bonnyville, Canada
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30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We stayed her for 12 nights in March and it was wonderful. The rooms were cozy and well equipped. Pools lovely. Staff attentive and the food incredible! Best Mahi Mahi I have ever had! The beach was full of coral debris due to the Cyclone that had just passed but still nice. You can walk forever on the beach in... More 

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Rotorua
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Loved the fact that there were no kids running around (only chickens :)). Pools were clean and so refreshing. Restaurant was fantastic, love,y food, great service, great cocktails and great prices! Room service was super. Staff were friendly and helpful. Loved bring so close to town. Room had everything we needed and more. Beach furniture and snorkelling gear/reef shoes were... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia orana Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We will ensure that your positive feedback is given to the restaurant. Its sounds like you had a great holiday and took advantage of the resort location to see and do many things on the island. We hope to see you again soon More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sunset Resort is a 3.5 star property and is idyllically situated on the sheltered western side of the island only minutes from Avarua township. The secluded beachfront location provides guests with an unspoilt view of Rarotonga's crystal clear aqua blue lagoon and breathtaking sunsets. This personally managed, privately owned resort has an intimate atmosphere that will make every guest feel welcome and ensure they experience the magic of Rarotonga and its people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunset Resort

Address: Ara Tapu | Nikao, Avarua, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Price Range: $180 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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