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Umina Beach, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment for 13 nights. There was us and another couple. We had a poolside room and it was great. The room was clean and modern and well equipped with everything we needed the kitchen was small but enough for us. The air conditioning was great. The resort has 2 beautiful pools and the staff...

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Woodend, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay at Sunset Resort. Stunning views, gorgeous beach and wonderful facilities. Staff were very friendly and homely. Both pools were lovely and warm and spending time at the drum beat bar was fun. The cocktails were amazing! I would definitely recommend staying here, spending time at Sunset Resort was my favourite part of my trip :)

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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. The Cook Islands is a very special place and it is wonderful to read that during your stay you enjoyed our staff and all that the resort had to offer.I will make sure that your feedback is handed onto the staff. Travel Safe

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very pleasant resort in a convenient location with beautiful gardens and lagoon frontage. Clients are restricted to over 12 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 had beautiful fresh...

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Small resort, clean and right on the beach. Staff are very friendly, rooms are good size with a small kitchen. 2 Pools, bar, and the restaurant is very good and you get free continental breakfast. Loved it

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Just back from an amazing trip to the Cook Islands. People so friendly , amazing beautiful blue waters. and accomodation to die for. The staff were all so friendly and made sure your holiday was one to remember. Had dinner at the Muri food market . Has to be seen to be believed. If you have a chance go to...

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Gold Coast
Reviewed 2 December 2016 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...

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of our resort. We always appreciate feedback and suggestions. Wifi is expensive to get on a small tropical island and last year we included a small amount of data as a value add on our seasonal specials. It is a good suggestion and something we may...

Sisters, Oregon
Reviewed 27 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • 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: $204 - $389 (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
Sunset Resort Cook Islands/Rarotonga
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles kerryr28, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Beachfront units - just for the view”
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 of 5 bubbles Toucan2222, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Water view rooms are the BEST!”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms are the Beach Front”
 of 5 bubbles jennyc426, 13 Dec 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
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