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Hotel Puku Vai

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Hotu Matua s/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just read the previous reviews and am somewhat bemused. As a so called 'Senior Reviewer' for Trip Advisor, I would myself like to present a more in depth and, I think, honest review of this hotel which hopefully will be of use to fellow travellers in the future. Firstly, the location - opposite the airport - which is... More 

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

We're sorry about your camera and, to some extent, understand your rage due to it. Since you lost your camera outside of the hotel, there are only limited options anyone can do for you. If you consider your camera stolen, you simply need to sort it out with local authorities. If I seemed to be a bit confused that's only... More 

Alameda, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 5 nights on my first vacation solo. All the 5 star reviews are valid and I confirm that from first hand experience. Nice comfortable rooms, great staff, extremely clean, everything worked, great breakfast, and more. I was a bit discombobulated and Jarrko took care of everything, even finding the perfect way to keep me on track to... More 

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

Thank you for staying with Hotel Puku Vai and travelling with Kia Koe Tour! We take good care of our guests. Especially, when you book your hotel with a tour program by Kia Koe Tour in advance we take care of you from airport to airport. That way it is almost impossible for you to miss your flight, even you... More 

Juneau, Alaska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Puku Vai 3 nights in late Feb./early Mar. 2015. The room was large and clean. This hotel is aesthetically beautiful, with both outside and inside gorgeous tile work. Both the main room door and sliding glass doors open to beautiful flower gardens and a refreshing swimming pool. The hotel is close to the airport, but there... More 

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

Thank you for your great review! We're very pleased to know that you appreciated our design and decorations. The most unique aspects of the hotel are outdoors pool and stone art. Outdoors pool - that is lifesaver after a long day of touring - has been shaped according to an ancient symbol of prosperity and fertility called Tahonga. The design... More 

Surrey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first thing to say about the hotel location, is that, yes, it's next to the airport runway, but as there is only one flight a day, it really doesn't matter, as you'll probably be out exploring when it comes in at midday and goes out about an hour later. A lovely small hotel with good rooms that look out... More 

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

Thank you for your great review! Whenever you're going to head out of Hanga Roa, you will notice that our location is very convenient. Your tour guide will take you directly to the main archaeological sites and whenever you'll have an extra day, you might use a bicycle, car or, alternatively, take a taxi directly to the main beach. Anywhere... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were staying for six nights at this excellent hotel. Good management. Good breakfast.Clean.rooms. We slept very well in comfortable beds. Maybe a bit remote, but good value for Money. It was easy and inexpensive to take a taxi. Wi-Fi is not that good, but it´s not good anywhere on Easter Island.

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

Thank you for your review! All rooms of Hotel Puku Vai include Air Conditioning, Free Wi-Fi internet, TV, minibar, safebox and private bathroom with a bath tub. While internet in Easter Island is relatively slow, Hotel Puku Vai provides the best available internet connection available. Additionally, Wi-Fi is Free, Secure and available in your room, poolside and all common areas.... More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I enjoyed my stay at the hotel. Close to the airport, within walking distance; close to the town; free WiFi; personalized help and information from the manager; and not expensive. Low key breakfast (but that's all over) and clean rooms.

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

Thank you for your review! Hotel Puku Vai has A/C unit (each room has an independent unit with a remote control meaning that you can turn it on and off, set temperature etc. by yourself), Free Secure Wi-Fi internet, TV, Minibar, Telephone, Safebox, private bathroom with a bath tub etc. All the best! More 

South West England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a custom built hotel near the airport and main town is within walking distance. (30 mins). The hotel has very little character and don't expect a drink in the bar after 9pm,but the rooms are very comfortable and large.

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

Thank you for your comments. Hotel Puku Vai is a small, boutique style hotel. We do not have a disco or a bar with band playing all night. Easter Island simply is not a destination for party-goers and we're sorry to hear that this was what you did expect from your hotel. We aim to provide a peaceful environment in... More 

Scotland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We have just been staying for three days and thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice room fronting pool, delicious breakfast made to order and vey helpful and pleasantstaff and management. Well worth a stay Mungo from Scotland

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

Thank you for your review! We appreciate that you shared your nice experience with everyone. All the best! More 

Kennebunkport, Maine
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99 reviews 99 reviews
32 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We stayed four nights, and enjoyed it all. The internet worked, the pool was refreshing, and the location convenient to our desire for exploration. Morning breakfast buffet was great with many choices. The owner is a transplant from Finland, and his Rapa Nui wife and he (and their two children,) make this an excellent choice for anyone desiring a relaxing... More 

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

Thank you for your nice review! We appreciate your time and effort of writing a about your time with us. All the best! More 

Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We booked the hotel very quickly, as Jarkco answered our emails super fast and provided us with all the information we needed! The room was very nice, all the room have a glass door towards the swimming pool and you can seat outside your room and enjoy a peaceful evening or relax after sightseeings! Our room was huge, with everything... More 

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

Thank you for choosing Hotel Puku Vai as your honeymoon hotel! We appreciate your review and it has a few very good points for anyone travelling to Easter Island. When you contact us directly (our website or email), you'll automatically get the best price and any seasonal offer we might be have will be applied – even in case there's... More 

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