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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 September 2014

We have jut had 6 nights at the Sunset Resort and enjoyed every moment. Friendly staff, clean rooms, great location. We enjoyed the fact that is was a small more intimate resort than the larger Edgewater and Crown Beach which are quite close. Highly recommened

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for your review and your kind words. I am really please to see that the Sunset Resort was the right fit for you . We hope to see you again next year. Trave Safe Kia Manuia

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 September 2014

We just got back from an incredible week in Rarotonga at Sunset Resort. It was the perfect holiday- relaxing but also enough in nearby area to keep you as busy as you wanted to be. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and did everything the make the stay as enjoyable as possible. The rooms were spacious, comfortable, modern and...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for your kind review of our Resort - we look forward to see back with us very soon Kia Manuia

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 September 2014

We have just arrived back from 10 days at Sunset Resort - the best resort we have ever stayed in. The resort has great facilities, is very well maintained and the staff are fantastic - all very friendly and so helpful - I am gluten free and they went out of their way to help me. The rooms are very...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for your feedback . We were pleased to read that you had a wonderful holiday with us at the resort. It is always good to have feedback on our staff as we feel fortunate to have them. We are very pleased that you felt the restaurant was able to address your dietary needs. Gluten intolerance is...

Reviewed 2 September 2014

We really enjoyed our holiday with you. The rooms are lovely and clean, staff friendly. Sunset just absolutely fantastic - nice and romantic. We stayed just last week and I didn't want to come home. I was very hard to leave your lovely accommodation we have recommended you to family and friends

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Snells Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Fabulous location, beautiful sunsets and no small children. Exactly what we wanted. We has to travel in school holidays so paid a little extra but it was worth it. It was advantageous to have transport to experience the different restaurants and bars as there aren't too many in walking distance.

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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 are pleased that you felt the resort a enjoyable and peaceful place to spend your holiday moon. I was surprised to read your comment about dining options close by as we have 8 other restaurants within walking distance of the resort. There is the Windjammer, Oceans, The...

New Zealand
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We stayed for 10 days in August 2014 and were thrilled with our choice - with thanks to the other tripadvisor recommendations!! We stayed in the beachfront studio (No 3) which had a lovely view of the lagoon and waves breaking on the reef. There is a beautifully maintained lawn and garden between the rooms and the beach. The room...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We arrived late on a Saturday night and were picked up by a wonderful lady who took us straight the the resort. We were handed the keys, given directions and found our room with no problems. The breakfast which is included is very, very basic. Toast, jams, fruit , tea and coffee. You could have the bacon and eggs but...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our resort. I have taken note of your comments regarding the Restaurant toilets. Our housekeeping staff clean this area on a daily basis and I will make sure that both they and the Restaurant staff are aware of your feedback. I am pleased to read that you...

Taumarunui
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Where do you start! The staff where outstanding from AUNTY Kimmy who greeted us at the airport,to all the staff that worked at Sunset they were fantastic they remembered our names the wine we drank the beautiful grounds,the place is immaculate,everyone that was staying there all said the same some had returned year after year after staying at other resorts...

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 August 2014

we arrived home last night from staying at Sunset resort for 7 nights, the rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The highlight for us was the amazing staff! They treated us like family! friendly, helpful, fun and made us feel so welcome. We will be back just to see them! they really made our holiday! Thanks so very much! keep...

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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 do get great feed back on our staff and I will make sure that I hand your comments to our staff . We hope to see you at the resort again soon Kia Manuia

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 August 2014

I stayed at Sunset Resort from 1st Aug - 8th Aug.We were greeted by staff at Rarotonga airport who took our group back to the resort where we were welcomed by brilliant reception staff.Our room was on the second storey overlooking the main pool.The rooms were spacious with a great bathroom which were all well presented and clean. The first...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Price Range: €169 - €268 (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
Sunset Resort Cook Islands/Avarua, Rarotonga
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“Beach front rooms/suites just for the view.”
 of 5 bubbles Toucan2222, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A beach studio has better ambience than a poolside/garden studio but you lose a little privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles hansm939, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Oceanfront rooms are so worth it”
 of 5 bubbles denisepD9164FW, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“To get a beach front room you will need to book early, but the poolside are great and just a short walk to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles JDNZ, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“just bring earplugs due to the roosters”
 of 5 bubbles superbagirl, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
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