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Hotel Puku Vai

Hotu Matua s/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
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Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is tough to beat. Steps from the airport (about a 5min walk), although still nice and quiet due to the limited flight schedule. Short easy walk into town. Cute pool although cool breezy weather kept us out of the water. Friendly service. Room interior was somewhat reminiscent of some of the hotels around Lake George and the Adirondacks, most... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't have a pick up scheduled, it's no big deal. Do NOT take a cab from the airport to the hotel. It's 300 meters from the airport. I talked to some fellow Puku Vai visitors who took a cab and were charged 2000 peso's for a 4 minute walk. I agree with other poster's. There isn't air traffic... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment that we decided on this hotel, Jarkko the manager was extremely helpful. Emails were responded to quickly and efficiently. We requested a two day private tour which included pick up and drop off from the airport. Although the hotel is just up the road from the airport it was great to be greeted with flowers and taken... More

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

We appreciate that you shared your fantastic experience with Hotel Puku Vai and Kia Koe Tour. Thank you! When you choose Hotel Puku Vai, the easy way to book tours - Guided Tours (with a group) or Private Tours (only for you) - is to do it using our website. Just fill the reservation form (or send us email) and... More

Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is located almost across from the airport. Since there is virtually no air traffic, this is not an issue. We had a big room with three twin beds for two people. Great bath. Another door opens to pool area. Friendly, helpful staff. Excellent breakfast. Bananas! Easter Island has something like 6-8 different kinds. You walk about three long... More

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

Thank you for writing such a nice review! Our breakfast includes fresh fruits of the island (depending the season) including avocados, bananas, pineapples, guavas, mangos etc. However, we also get oranges, apples, kiwis, passion fruits etc. from the continent to make sure there's enough variety all around the year. When you visit the island you'll soon note that chicken are... More

Hong Kong, China
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay here, the staff were great, and the room was nice and large. Close to that airport, but with only one or two planes a day this won't disturb you by the pool. This allowed us to check in at the airport then return to the hotel for an hour before returning to catch our flight.

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

Thank you for your review! Even hotels of the island need to ready their rooms for the next guests and tour companies have to get their clients to the airport (you cannot leave your flight check-in for the last minute, trust me) we have a great travel tip we always give to our guests. We recommend anyone departing from Easter... More

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights as part of our honeymoon, and if you have read the other reviews already I am not likely to say a whole lot different. We loved it, it was really nice to have the walk in and out of town as it gave us a chance to explore some of the more residential areas... 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! Since we are true Easter Island experts, we encourage you to use our expertise - just chat with the reception and you'll get the best up-to-date information about tours, restaurants, dance shows, etc. It's also a good tip to check your flight schedule in advance to make sure if... More

Berlin, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

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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145 reviews 145 reviews
47 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

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 September 19, 2014

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

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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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