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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 13 July 2014

My family and I spent 2 weeks here in June. We stayed in an ocean front cabin. The rooms were kept spotless each day, the staff was exceptional, the views from the patio are beyond what words can describe. We will, without a doubt, be back.

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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I've been to this great hotel 2 times for 2 separate trips and each time the same staff were there. It's like coming home! Love how Kimmy picks us up at the airport! This is my favorite place and I will definitely be staying here next time also 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Sydney
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The Sunset Resort is everything it says it is. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The location is great and our room which was the two bedroom beachfront was just perfect for four middle aged ladies. I found the breakfast a bit ordinary. The food in the restaurant overall was fresh and very tasty as well as not too...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Bedlam1 It is lovely to read that you and your group of ladies enjoyed your stay with us .We do offer only a tropical breakfast option as part of our standard room rate but our guests are able to also purchase a full cooked breakfast at a very reasonable rate if they require a larger breakfast. I have...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Such a great resort for our first time in Rarotonga. We went as a family (6 adults) for my parents 60th birthday celebration. The resort was perfect. 2 couples stayed in garden rooms, and 1 couple in a beachfront room. The rooms were very similar, and are very comfortable with all having small kitchenettes which made eating in possible. The...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana We were very please to have your group stay and celebrate your parents 60th birthday with us. Thank you for your feedback on the resort . We are very fortunate with the staff we have and I will make sure that they are aware of your positive comments . Kia Manuia

New Zealand
Reviewed 5 July 2014

My partner and I booked via Expedia and promptly received an email from the resort to ask if we needed transfers from the airport, which were a very reasonable price. Pros: When we arrived we were greeted at the airport and were taken to Paradise. The room was large and secure, we had a safe in the room which was...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at The Sunset Resort. We very much appreciate all feedback from our guests, as it is a very important tool for us to use to improve our resort and our services. You mention in your review that Sunset Resort does not stand...

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Enjoyed my week in paradise. Resort clean, very comfy bed, and staff very friendly and helpful. Restaurant provided tasty food but very long wait for meals (I appreciate being on "island time" but over 2 hours is a bit excessive)! However...I'd happily return if I get the opportunity.

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Ngaire Thank you for taking the time to write your review and your positive comments on the resort, our rooms and our staff. I was disappointed to read that you had to wait two hours for a meal in our restaurant, this is extremely unusual and I will make sure that I hand this feedback onto Tony our...

Masterton, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Great resort! We had road side unit for the weekend, but found traffic was pretty noisy. When asked if we could change to quieter unit they were very accommodating. Beach is one of best on island. Great snorkelling, spoilt for choice with nearby restaurants. Would recommend to family & friends.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 June 2014

I have returned from this beautiful place today with my husband. We both had a wonderful holiday which started the moment we met Kim at the airport. She was friendly, informative and very helpful.In fact all of the staff from reception, housekeeping and gardening were very polite and so friendly! The breakfast team were full of smiles and great to...

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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 value all feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Ki Manuia

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stayed at the resort for 6 days. We found the facilities were very good. The staff were super friendly. The units were clean and presentable and the bed was very comfortable to sleep in. The only critique I can give other than it was great value for money is that the continental breakfast is a little boring. It is...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank your for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. I have taken a note of your comments regarding the complimentary continental breakfast and will make sure that I hand this feedback onto our new restaurant managers. We have been getting some great reviews on their menu so I am sure they will...

Gore, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We have just returned from an amazing Honeymoon experience at Rarotonga and the Sunset Resort: Upon our arrival in the early hours of the morning we were greeted by Kim & taken back to the Resort. Kim showed us to our room and advised us as the Air Con unit was broken down there was a fan for us to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: RM797 - RM1,274 (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
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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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