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Review of Sunset Resort
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 Sept 2022
The room was spacious and the beds comfortable. I found the pillows a little firm though. This resort has two swimming pools, both away from the water's edge so protected if it's windy. Great little pool bar with awesome cocktails. The staff are lovely and friendly and the restaurant on the grounds provided beautiful meals. Would defiantly go back again.
Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 28 Sept 2022
Kia Orana Roamer502017
Really appreciate you taking the time to review Sunset Resort. Thank you.
Apologies re your pillows - if we had of known that you were finding them a bit firm we could have found some alternative ones for you - next time maybe!
Good to hear that you enjoyed the Anchorage Restaurant and also enjoyed the cocktails at our Birdcage bar.
Kind regards
Cathy
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Reviewed 10 September 2022

This resort is a bit of a hidden gem - in fact I almost don't want to advertise how great it is so we can keep it for ourselves! The main points are: beautifully kept, modern, clean rooms, lovely gardens kept to a high standard, two inviting pools, great restaurant and cocktail bar, beachfront, peaceful, child-free. The staff are exceptional. We had a poolside room and it was everything we needed - very comfortable king bed, spacious room with plenty of storage ( I like to unpack) and a well appointed kitchen if you felt like using it. (we didn't). Not far from the main centre and the bus stops right outside. We made use of the airport transfers and they were right on time, very helpful and efficient. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing holiday.

Room tip: There are two rooms with very good disabled and wheelchair access, located poolside.
Date of stay: August 2022
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Sunset Resort, General Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2022

Kia Orana VanFam Auckland
Really appreciate your positive feedback and we have passed this onto our team. Great to hear that you had a wonderful and relaxing holiday here with us and enjoyed the amenities that we have here at the Sunset Resort.
Kind regards
Kev and Cathy

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Reviewed 10 September 2022

This is our 4th time staying at Sunset and will be back for a 5th. Manager's and staff are so friendly and helpful. The resort is beautifully kept. Gardens are a credit to them. Rooms are very comfortable and has everything you would need. Having two pools are a bonus. Love the happy hour at the Birdcage. Great Cocktails. Hope to be back soon.

Date of stay: September 2022
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Sunset Resort, General Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2022

Kia orana Karen D
The Sunset Team will look forward to hosting you on your 5th visit to our lovely resort - thank you for your feedback we have passed this on.
Kind regards Kevin and Cathy

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Reviewed 25 August 2022

What a beautiful place, even through the rain it was absolutely breathtaking. Staff were so kind, knowledgeable and helpful. Watched the whales cruise along the reef from the shore with a coffee in the morning and a yummy cocktail in the evening. The room was beautifully presented, the beds and linen really comfy. Well stoked with teas and coffee and bathroom supplies. Cleaned daily. Grounds wonderfully kept, sand racked in the morning daily. Very calm soothing environment.

Date of stay: August 2022
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Jeanette1979
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Sunset Resort, General Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2022

Kia Orana Jeanette
thank you for staying with us at The Sunset Resort. Yes we did have heavy rain in August for a few days however it was very timely for the island as Rarotonga was experiencing a drought - it was great that you still found it fabulous here in the Cook Islands and here at the Sunset Resort. Thank you for your comments re our property our staff take great pride in our place and appreciate when our guests also enjoy the lovely surroundings and your accommodation. Kind regards

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Reviewed 12 July 2022

We had a 2 bedroom bungalow on beachside and it was awesome.

Hosts Kevin & Kath are excellent and they keep the place and garens looking great. Very experienced operators ex NZ.

Birdcage Happy Hour bar pools side is nice for a late arvo drink.

Breakfast included at Anchorage restaurant next door. We also found the restaurant very good for casual dining.

Room tip: Beach view rooms should be your first choice :)
Date of stay: July 2022
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Thank GRL1951
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Sunset Resort, General Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2022

Kia Orana
Thank you for staying with us here at the Sunset Resort. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and thankyou for the compliments. Our staff from grounds/maintenance through to reception and housekeepers take pride in the resort which makes it so much easier for us. We look forward to hosting you here again with us.
Kind regards and best wishes for the year ahead.
Kevin and Cathy

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Reviewed 8 July 2022

Absolutely loved our stay at Sunset Resort…will be back again. Such friendly staff and surroundings are fantastic. Room and housekeeping everyday amazing. Miss being there. Thank you so much for making our holiday special. Craig and Jo

Date of stay: July 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sunset Resort, General Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2022

Kia Orana Craig and Jo
Thank you for your review - lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here in paradise. We will pass your comments on to our team. We will look forward to hosting you here when you return.
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Kevin and Cathy

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