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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...

1Thank KingyOE
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...

1Thank Janjon10
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...

Thank Denise P
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....

Thank Gail J
Ahipara, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 October 2016

we recently stayed at sunset resort, there were six of us (3 couples) we all booked separate units at the same time, seven months before we travelled, but two couples were close with one unit between us and the other was at the other end of the resort, when we enquired about being able to be all together the staff...

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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 always looking for ways to improve our guests experience and we appreciate all feedback. I am pleased to read that there were many things you enjoyed about our stay with us. I will ensure that both the restarurant and reception staff are aware of your comments....

New Zealand
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We just spent 8 days at the Sunset Resort in Rarotonga. The rooms are lovely, self contained so you can cook for yourself if you chose, close to a couple of restaurants, a bakery across the road, super beach and the bus stop is just out on the road. I loved the pools and being able to wander out from...

Thank JDNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Staff dealing with customers were not very friendly, all seems to be about the money. I guess (and from what I was told by locals) that the staff was paid poorly. Staff cleaning the rooms we more friendly. Especially a grumpy lady a the 'happy hour' bar with blond died hear. Simply rude and completely incompetent making cocktails. Snorkling at...

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

Kia Orana Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate all feedback given to us. We are genuinely surprised by your comments and feel that perhaps the resort was simply not the correct fit for you. Our beach has excellent snorkelling as commented on by many of our guests.We have a huge staff retention rate with...

Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Brilliant stay Staff great particularly via in bar Lovely room close to pool Beach front amazing Clean and tidy Scooter hire close by Defs go again Close to town Food great Drinks reasonable Went as a group and just loved it

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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 . Please make sure you contact our office manager on welcome@thesunsetresort.com to have our quarterly newsletter sent to you.It will update you on what is happening at the resort and on the island. So then you can plan your return holiday with us.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 September 2016

the whole resort was spotless, the staff very friendly and helpful. we used their airport transfers it worked well for us. only problem we had was that we arrived late at night no where to buy food but we made up for it with their free breakfast

Thank superbagirl

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • 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: ₹ 13,141 - ₹ 19,297 (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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“Only advice, don't book rooms that back on to the main road as they are noisy and the dogs barked a lot at night.”
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 of 5 bubbles PennySlevinsky, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Near one of the pools, upstairs for the view and tranquility.”
 of 5 bubbles Steffsteff14, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Beach front rooms are well worth the extra cost!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles nuikahakai, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Beachfront was lovely and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 690jacquieh, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view is the way to go”
 of 5 bubbles Dubya80, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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