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4.4 out of 5

"Lovely hotel with spacious rooms and self catering facilities Easy access to beach and good shuttle service to and from airport Tropical breakfast is ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 22 Oct 2018

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Hotel Description

At Sunset Resort you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Black Rock and Rarotonga Golf Club. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a private beach, and a restaurant.

All 35 rooms feature furnished balconies or patios, sitting areas, and WiFi. Kitchenettes come equipped with refrigerators and microwaves, and room service is also available. Additionally, TVs, coffee/tea makers, and free bottled water are available.

The restaurant, The Anchorage Restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own poolside bar and bar/lounge are nice places to enjoy a drink. Enjoy access to scooter/moped rentals and snorkeling. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Free continental breakfast is available daily between 7:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Within a 30-minute drive of this 3.5-star Arorangi hotel, attractions include Muri Beach and Aroa Beach.

Studio, Beachfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Beachfront

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Poolside

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Studio, Garden View, Poolside

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Poolside

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Sunset Resort ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sunset Resort

Everyone (5) Couples (6) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Lovely hotel with spacious rooms and self catering facilities Easy access to beach and good shuttle service to and from airport Tropical breakfast is adequate but basic and the cooked breakfast is fantastic - although the service is slow

Posted by , from Auckland, New Zealand on 22 Oct. 2018

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4 out of 5

Great location, friendly staff

Beautiful place too stay. Would be better if both pool bars were open and if maintenance men didn't start gardening until after 9am. Overall though highly recommended place too stay.

Posted by on 13 Jan. 2017

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4 out of 5

The very best Tuna dinner ever

Pros: quiet, adult friendly atmosphere, sparkling clean pool, excellent food- one of the best on the Island
Cons: all was fine breakfast inclusive but always the same
Location: lovely calm sea with out too much coral near shore , sea shoes and snorkels provided, diving lesson available free, close to main town

Posted by , from wellington on 10 Oct. 2016

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1 out of 5

Wouldn't recomend

Pros: Bus stop at the front .
Cons: Lots see above
Location: Hired a car main activities are on the other side of the island
Poor quality bathroom linen, floors need cleaning, room cleaning is basically make the bed , floors sticky and in need of mopping. No comfortable common areas to mix and mingle . No WIFI , very poor unwatchable TV reception. Very noise when the planes come in sometimes as late as 2-30 am.

Posted by , from sydney on 26 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

Well deserving of it's great reviews

Pros: Relaxed feel, quiet, and the excellent restaurant
Cons: Certain staff could have been a little more friendly.
Location: Close to airport and several restaurants.Great walk up to the hospital for excellent views
Stayed 8 nights, Upper pool view room; very private. Lovely pool and beach frontage. Standard of food in the Restaurant was way better than we expected.Resort was quiet and never felt crowded.

Posted by , from Masterton NZ on 19 Jun. 2016

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5 out of 5

Awesome place to stay

Pros: No kids was really good, was really clean. Awesome location!
Location: Lots of eating places nearby. Town only a short scooter ride away. Reasonable snorking out the front of resort.
Really nice small, quite resort. Very clean and comforting. Beach front rooms were amazing, was so nice to get up open the doors and look out to the beautiful view of the palm trees and beach!!

Posted by , from NZ on 8 Aug. 2015

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4 out of 5

Lovely Hotel

Pros: The Sunset was amazing.
Location: The hotel was close to the airport and not to far from nice snorkelling. There were nice restaurants within walking distance
Our room was beautiful and large (bedroom and separate lounge room, it was always kept tidy. Being right on the beach was lovely and watching the sunset of an even was amazing

Posted by , from Sydney on 11 May 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: View out to beach and felt like no one else was around
Cons: Re charged accomodation by mistake but an email telling us so would have been nice
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Home away from home, excellent upgrade and so ; Value: Affordable; Service: Professional; Cleanliness: Immaculate; great place, great people and keen to go back again

Posted by , from New Zealand - Christchurch on 20 Nov. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Great location, great snorkelling, fantastic staff
Location: Great
Facilities: Nice ; Value: Affordable; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spick and span;

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Regional NSW on 9 Apr. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Lovley setting
Cons: Breakfast needs to have some changes over the week. It was the same continental every day.
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Modern; Value: Affordable; Service: Courteous; Cleanliness: Beautiful;

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 26 May 2013

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Property Features

Simply walk outside to smell the salt air and watch the ocean waves from the white sand beach. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. Cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools at Sunset Resort, and enjoy summer activities like snorkeling. Free breakfast is available daily. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. This beach hotel also offers a garden and a terrace. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Rarotonga hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 35 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Computer for guest use
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) (4.1 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sunset Resort offers 35 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Accommodations at this 3.5-star hotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Rarotonga hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.

The Anchorage Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 PM
  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 6 PM.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:30 AM - 6 PM.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 11 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 11 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 0 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 0 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 30 per person (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sunset Rarotonga
  • Sunset Resort Rarotonga
  • The Sunset Hotel Arorangi
  • Sunset Resort Rarotonga
  • Sunset Hotel Arorangi
  • Sunset Resort Hotel
  • Sunset Resort Rarotonga
  • Sunset Resort Hotel Rarotonga

You should know

  • To get to the property, guests need to transfer by required shuttle. Transfers need to be confirmed by contacting the property at least 72 hours before travel at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Sunset Resort offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 11 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.