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Sisters, Oregon
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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...

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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. 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...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2016

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....

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2016 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...

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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. 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....

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 November 2016 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...

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Perth, Australia
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...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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...

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Wellington, New Zealand
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

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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. 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...

Melbourne, Australia
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...

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were lucky enough to have an oceanfront room at Sunset Resort for 8 days, the rooms are very clean and spacious with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. The decor and room itself are kind of bland but the views are amazing! We started off each day just enjoying the view from our bed and went...

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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. Our proximity to the beach and great snorkelling is something all of our guests seem to enjoy. I will make sure the staff are aware of your comments regarding how helpful and pleasant you found them during your stay with us. We hope to see your return again...

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

First surprise when we arrived to was find that this resort caters for children over the age of 12. Don't get me wrong I love little kids but I also love being able to get to the pool and around the resort without little ones darting, splashing, crying. There were 4 sisters so we staying in a 2 room unit....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: ₹ 7,812 - ₹ 20,350 (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/Avarua, Cook Islands
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“Beach front rooms are well worth the extra cost!!!!”
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“Beachfront was lovely and quiet.”
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“Ocean view is the way to go”
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“Too much partying near the pool. Beach side would probably offer more peace.”
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“I think any room would be nice the ones with the ocean view looked nice but we liked our poolside room.”
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