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Hotel Puku Vai

Hotu Matua s/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
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Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great sleep as the bed was good and roosters stopped crowing between 9 am and 5 am. It is a clean place and comfortable. It takes about 20 minutes to walk to town, but no big deal. It is a 10 minute walk to the airport. Go right after leaving the airport. Breakfast is good.

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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for your time to write about us! We recommend checking Hotel Puku Vai website when you're planning your Easter Island vacation. Book tours by Kia Koe Tour and Airport Transfer is included - it's a nice surprise for your loved ones when you'll be greeted at the airport with a collar of flowers! That way you'll save all... More

AREQUIPA, Peru
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for four nights. Large room. Nice breakfast with cooked to order excellent omelettes Excellent staff and kind owner. The pool is a bit tiny, not as large as it looks on the picture, and is usually quite cold. There are only 14 rooms, all with pool view. The owner is very helpful and knows the island well. speaks Spanish,... More

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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It's a good advise to book tours the same way when you book your hotel. Hotel Puku Vai works exclusively with Kia Koe Tour to guarantee the best possible service and experience. When you book using our website, you'll automatically get any seasonal discounts, family offers and deals - even if something will come up... More

London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
47 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Agree with the last reviewer about Jarkko. He gives helpful recommendations about local restaurants, taxis and how to negotiate and reduce risks when paying for meals! The rooms are a good size with seating area, bathroom inc. bath even had its own plug ( we were warned to bring one as they often aren't available!) looked out into gardens and... More

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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Hotel Puku Vai has large rooms including A/C, Free Wi-Fi internet and a private bathroom with a bath tub, just to mention a few. In case you travel with a guide - we recommend Kia Koe Tour - you'll hear aspects of the history and, in case you ask, the modern way of living you... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The main reason to stay here is because of Jarkko! He is beyond helpful to all of the guests and helped us everyday with restaurants reccomendations and tours. The rooms are nice, and the pool is lovely. It's close to the airport and you can easily walk there. Although it could be a little rough on your luggage on their... More

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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

We appreciate your kindness and are happy that you stayed with Hotel Puku Vai! Even we help you the best we can on-site, we highly recommend our guests to book tours in advance (online). Generally speaking, Guided Tours (shared service with a group) are easy to organize even national holidays, weekends and high season - even some occasional charter or... More

Houston, Texas
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132 reviews 132 reviews
129 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel is located very close to the airport, one can actually walk to the airport from here. It took about 20 minutes walk to the center of town ( Hanga Roa) where all the restaurants, cafés and shops are. Although a taxi is an easy option with a cost of CLP2000 ($3.50) We were greeted with a fantastic welcome... More

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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience! Hotel Puku Vai includes several thoughtful details, such as the shape of the pool - Tahonga, an ancient symbol of fertility and prosperity - which make it a very unique hotel on a very unique island. Each room of Hotel Puku Vai is unique due to art made of stone. The design and implementation... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a great place to stay on Easter Island. It's close enough to the village to walk there and Jarkko is always happy to recommend restaurants for you (and he'll make a booking), He can also arrange tours, taxis and everything else for you. The rooms are good and of good size, in my opinion they could use a... More

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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Since Easter Island is all about the experience all the restaurants, Polynesian dance shows, horseback riding and - the most important - tours we recommend are provided by carefully selected service providers. The very best experience you get when you'll see the highlights of the island with a professional, native guide. When you book Hotel... More

San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was a special trip for us, not only because it was Easter Island, but a celebration of the 50th country I was visiting over my birthday - the fulfillment of a lifetime goal. So finding just the right place, but at an affordable price was very important to me. Puku Vai fit the bill perfectly. We chose it based... More

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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a nice review! We're happy to know you enjoyed your stay and appreciate a lot of your time and effort in sharing your experience with everyone! There's just a minor detail we'd like to sort out so that it will not cause any confusion amongst our future guests. Our rooms do not include microwave oven... More

Saltillo, Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Beside the extraordinary experience of the Island, it is a beautiful new hotel, very personable service offered by Jarkko at Hotel administration, and delicious breakfast everyday. Pool, wifi available, nice bathrooms, walking distance to downtown. Very nice solution for Easter Island, enjoyed positively the experience.

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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Hotel Puku Vai, traveling with Kia Koe Tour and sharing your experience with everyone! Easter Island is an experience of the lifetime for many. When you travel with family, just like you did, tours by Kia Koe Tour is a great way to see the most important sceneries and archeological sites. Additionally, that way you'll deepen... More

Wellington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Stayed a week on Easter Island. The arriving flight was 2 hours late departing Santiago and despite my late arrival at Hotel Puku Vai (nearly midnight), the owner greeted me with enthusiasm and great hospitality. The room was clean and spacious, with a mini bar (fridge) and air conditioning if required. Instant hot water in the showers which was well... More

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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate sharing your experience with everyone! Hotel Puku Vai is one if the few properties (possibly the only one) on Easter Island which provides Free Wi-Fi internet in all rooms and common areas including poolside. It's nice to stay in touch with your family and friends even while visiting one of the most exotic... More

Washington DC
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed at the Puku Vai for 5 nights. The hotel is actually like a small motel; all the rooms are on the ground floor and open up to the pretty garden and small swimming pool. After a hot afternoon viewing the moai, it was a pleasure to come back to the hotel and chill out for a bit. Our... More

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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Hotel Puku Vai is a small boutique style hotel. You might step out of your room directly to the garden with outdoors pool. Due to local contruction regulations of the island, all hotels have only ground floor. Actually, if you look around there's not many buildings with 2 floors on the island. A/C might be... More

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Address: Hotu Matua s/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
Location: Chile > Easter Island > Hanga Roa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 13
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