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Sunset Resort

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Ara Tapu | Nikao, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Nelson, New Zealand
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I was very impressed with this resort, as a rule I am allergic to resorts but we found our selves here through circumstance. It was full but you wouldn't have known it was so quite. everything was great I just couldn't fault it and would not hesitate in going there again.

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Waihi, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the resort, we couldn't fault anything. Wonderful staff, clean rooms, great food, beautiful settings, 2 great pools I wouldn't even bother to look else where again and would recommend The sunset Resort to anyone and we will be back, this resort ticks all the boxes

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australia
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Nice location but very poor service, I attended a wedding at the resort and was staying there also. A staff member interrupted the reception to harass me to sign a docket at lunch that they claimed I didn't sign off. I then saw they had indeed charged me twice for it at checkout. The restaurant food was very average and... More 

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1 Thank clareow
ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Clare, we do appreciate the time you have taken to upload your review regarding our Restaurant. Your feed back is valuable to us as it provides us with an opportunity to improve. We apologise that you found our Restaurant did not meet your expectations during your visit. Your concerns would have been quickly resolved by requesting to speak... More 

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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Our honeymoon was fantastic. We couldn't have picked a better resort in rarotonga. The beach was sheltered from the wind, the rooms were lovely, the staff were helpful and friendly and on the wet days the resort provided us with movies on a usb stick to watch in our room. We looked at other resorts on the island while we were... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Stayed July 13 and unfortunately was a bit disappointed on arrival. It looked like garden villas were spread around but in fact it is more of a motel complex and garden rooms are very dark inside a tunnel like entry. There is nice plantings of gardens but within pathways - like a garden around a house rather than any grass... More 

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Thank K1Traveller
ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you K1 for taking the time to write a review on our property. We take all reviews and comments seriously . We believe in always looking for new ways to improve our guests experience. We were surprised to read your comments on our gardens as we frequently have very positive reviews on how clean , tidy ,... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My friend and I had a lovely stay at this resort. The beach is just gorgeous and it's great being on the sunset side of the island. The room was nice with a great location (poolside) and the BBQ was delicious. I felt really sorry for the staff when people kept complaining to them about the dogs on the island-... More 

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2 Thank Miriam376
ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Miriam 376 Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate your support of our staff in your comments. There are some things on the Island that are out of our control . We are very pleased to see by your rating of our resort that your experience was enjoyable . We hope to see... More 

Wenatchee, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I can honestly say that the rooms were pleasantly clean and the views breathtaking. The big fellow manning the Drum Beat Bar by the pool was great... However, when staying at the facility for 2 weeks, you would think the restaurant staff (lady bartender included), would be a little more friendly and even smile, but as it stands, not once... More 

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2 Thank fresh_heir87
ParadiseRarotonga, Public Relations Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for posting your review of our property . It was wonderful to have you stay with us for two weeks. I will be sure to pass on your positive comments to our Drum Beat Bar staff. We take all guest feedback seriously . As part of the Cook Island culture , people are generous , friendly... More 

Kennewick, Washington
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We recently stayed here on our trip to Rarotonga. We had a 2 bedroom suite. It was a really nice room with a full kitchen, living area and 2 bathrooms. Ocean view was stunning. The grounds are well maintained and pretty. The beach was great and very clean except for a bit of glass. The only letdown was the restaurant.... More 

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Winstontonian Thank you for your positive comments and rating on our resort . The resort has two resort cats and a parrot Polly, which our guests enjoy . I am alarmed to see your comments regarding the restaurant staff and one of our cats . Obviously we do not allow any animals into the restaurant but do not... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed at sunset resort for 7days on our honeymoon. We loved it! The staff were so helpful and kind. The rooms are great and location good as its not too far to town. One letdown was the restaurant, I think that its owned by different people, the staff never welcomed us or gave smiles, at times when we dined... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

My partner and I enjoyed every minute of our stay at the Sunset Resort. The Anchorage Restaurant at the resort provided some memorable dining experiences for our holiday. I would definitely recommend their Seafood Night to other travellers along with their BBQ nights. We had a pool side one bedroom suite which was massive with lots of room to move... More 

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Thank Midgey76
ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for your positive " enjoyable stay " review of our resort . We often have guests comment on the features that you also enjoyed. The size and standard of our rooms. It is great to see that you also enjoyed spending time under the beach front pergola . It is a very popular place to view... More 

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