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Gold Coast
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43 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely resort situated right on the beachfront of the stunning Cook Islands. Rooms are big with lots of space, lounge area and kitchenette in the room. Bathroom spacious and the shower has fantastic water pressure. The resort has 2 pools both pools are OK however you don't go to Raro for the pools. Tropical breakfast is included however I would... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a pleasant resort in a very convenient location with beautiful gardens and lagoon frontage. Clients are restricted to over 18 yrs so it was quiet and relaxing. The in-house anchorage restaurant had excellent food, but there were other nearby restaurants and bars if you wanted a change. We had a poolside 2 bedroom suite which was very clean... 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 are pleased to read that you enjoyed the Anchorage and we will ensure your positive feedback is handed on to the management of the restaurant. The two bedroom Moana Suite is very popular with our guests due to the spaciousness and proximity to the beach. It is... More 

Sisters, Oregon
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a 5 night, 7 day trip and really enjoyed the stay, with only a few problems. The room was a great size and well appointed, including a kitchenette stocked with dishes and cookware. Our location was poolside on the west side of the pool, which proved to be a problem with noise. First the rooster who crowed... More 

Thank Sue L
ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I know that the roster alarm clock's or lack of can be frustrating. They are a necessary part of our little paradise as they keep the insect population under control. We are pleased to read that you found the facilities in your room well appointed and our location... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Resort has got the quality/service/price mix right! Our studio was spotlessly clean and well equipped. It was well serviced as required by a very friendly lady. The pool facilitates and gardens were similarly well maintained. The continental breakfast was adequate and a cooked breakfast was available at extra cost. The main breakfast hostess (Vi) was very bubbly and engaging.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from 7 nights in Raratonga staying at the sunset resort. The resort itself is lovely, big rooms, with small kitchenettes we cooked ourselves dinner 3 nights, full size fridge, good bed and bathroom, plenty of hanging space. We had room 33 which was set back near the pool ground floor. Very private, but we could walk... More 

1 Thank suey63
ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for taking the time to write your review. All of the beef and lamb is imported onto the island and is generally very good. We will ensure that your feedback regarding your restaurant experience is handed on to the Anchorage management and I do hope that you mentioned your concerns to the staff at the time.... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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27 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed at Sunset resort for 7 nights in October. I really did my research before coming to Rarotonga and the Sunset Resort stood out as the best option - it really lived up to expectation. We were collected from the airport by Rua, very friendly and welcoming - cool guy! He offered to take us by... More 

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Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Sunset Resort on Raro, for 10 days for our honeymoon back in June 2016. Initially from the get go, we were unsure, yet excited as we had never visited Rarotonga before & knew next to nobody who had been, from all the way over in little old Perth, Australia. Right from when we landed (after 2... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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88 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Had a two bedroom apartment on the beachfront. (No. 8). Very good location and great size. One full bathroom with toilet plus an extra separate toilet. Big lounge and kitchen area and a nice outdoor patio. Worked well and is private being right at the end. Ocean is beyond a lawn area. Liked the Sunset resort as its small and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stayed here with the parents and siblings and had everything we needed. 2 awesome pools, great staff and wicked restaurant with regular live entertainment. Complimentary breakfast was delicious and abundant

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

Kia orana Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It sounds like your family had a wonderful time together. Our no children under 12 years of age policy does make the resort a great place for adult families to spend time together relaxing and enjoying the resort, restaurants and beach . As well as the occasional cocktail... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We spent 5 days here holidaying with friends from Canada. We would definitely recommend the beachfront rooms. Worth spending a little more to hear the waves crashing on the reef and to look straight out on the ocean from your bed. Could always find a shady seat or hammock on the beach. Rooms were clean, comfy and spacious. They also... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • 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: ₹ 12,256 - ₹ 19,231 (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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The Sunset Hotel Arorangi
Sunset Hotel Arorangi
Sunset Resort Rarotonga/Avarua, Cook Islands
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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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