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    Sunset Resort

    Ara Tapu | Nikao, Avarua, Cook Islands
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (427)
    Pool & Beach (99)
    Room & Suite (86)
    • Excellent64%
    • Very good29%
    • Average5%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
    Poolside Bar
    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair Access
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Private Balcony
    3.5 Star Hotel
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    211 - 215 of 642 reviews

    Reviewed 23 May 2015

    Stayed for five nights and wish it had been longer. The resort was lovely. Friendly helpful staff and beautiful facilities. Our room was clean and had everything we needed. The day was ended by watching the beautiful sunsets on the beach. We had never been...More

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    Reviewed 21 May 2015

    Just returned after staying a week at the Sunset Resort culminating in my daughters wedding beachfront. We went before the wedding to organise and prepare but were superfluous, everything was organised already. That left nothing to do except enjoy the magnificent food at the Anchorage...More

    Thank VirginiaV29
    Response from ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset ResortResponded 22 May 2015

    Kia Orana We enjoyed hosting the wedding for you and your family and we appreciate that you have taken the time to write a review about our staff and resort. I will make sure that our staff are aware of your positive feedback and we...More

    Reviewed 19 May 2015

    My husband and I stayed at the Sunset Resort for one week in March, after 7 weeks travelling in NZ seeing family and friends, before heading back to the UK. What a treat and just what we needed. We had opted for a beach front...More

    1  Thank bristolkiwi39
    Response from ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset ResortResponded 22 May 2015

    Kia Orana It was lovely to read your review and thank you for taking the time to include details of your experience with us. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and I am glad we were able to provide you with a memorable stay. We do...More

    Reviewed 14 May 2015

    We had a beachfront room with awesome views of the ocean and sunsets , really quiet , no kids ,you wouldn't have thought it was booked out . Service and food was excellent facility's really clean and tidy , the staff clean and rake gardens...More

    Thank karenclements2015
    Response from ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset ResortResponded 22 May 2015

    Kia orana Steve and Karen. It was great to read that you had a enjoyable wedding anniversary stay at our resort. 32 years of marriage is an achievement and it is rewarding to read that our staff and resort provided you both with a memorable...More

    Reviewed 11 May 2015

    My hubby and I stayed and got married at The Sunset Resort. The entire team including Nina, the wedding planner, Tony & the team at The Anchorage Restaurant and the resort staff made our wedding and stay at The Sunset Resort a pleasurable experience. If...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • US$203 - US$283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 35
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    • Location
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    • Southern Cook Islands >
    • Rarotonga >
    • Avarua
    • Also Known As
    • The Sunset Hotel Arorangi ,
    • Sunset Hotel Arorangi ,
    • Sunset Resort Rarotonga ,
    • Sunset Resort Cook Islands/Rarotonga
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    Traveller (427)
    Pool & Beach (99)
    Room & Suite (86)
    Dining (8)
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    Bathroom (2)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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    24 September 2017|
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    Response from Sunset R | Property representative |
    Hi there, Nick is no longer the manager but has his own resort called Te Vaka Roa in Muri. The new managers have been here for 6 years. Tim and Colleen Darby as seen in the image. Pop in and visit as you are exploring the... More
    25 August 2017|
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    Response from WendyGAuckland | Reviewed this property |
    Not at the resort. The lagoon is too shallow and a bit rocky. You may be able to find a sail boat for daily hire over in town, but I'm not sure and dont remember seeing any sailboats over there. Enjoy the holiday anyway... More
    17 August 2017|
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    Response from Sunset R | Property representative |
    Yes we have two bar areas, one in the Anchorage Restaurant (7days a week) and a small happy hour bar near another pool open from 5 to 7.30 Monday to Saturday
    Room Tips
    "Book early if you want the beachfront units. They're expensive but worth it. Away from the walkway to..."
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    "I would always prefer a beachfront villa with its pleasant sunny patio."
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    "About mid resort would be the best place then you are centre to all it has to offer."
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    "ocean view rooms are nice but not really needed as you are only 50 metres in from the beach in any room"
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