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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Washington DC
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this little hotel!! After traveling through Argentina and Chile, this was our last stop...so we were ready to relax!! The weather was warm, so we were thrilled that there was air conditioning and a swimming pool (which I gather some hotels do not have.) Our room was quite large, with a sitting area and plenty of room to... More

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

Thank you for choosing us to be part of your Rapa Nui experience! Hotel Puku Vai has A/C (both cooling and heating modes), outdoors swimming pool, Free Wi-Fi internet, private bathroom equipped with a bathtub etc. This combination is almost non-existing on Easter Island. When combined with our tour offering (both group and private tours) we're far above standard of... More

London, United Kingdom
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206 reviews 206 reviews
40 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Puku Vai is a new, clean & well run hotel in Hanga Roa. It is really close to the airport (really about 100m). Facilities are nice - air conditioning and a swimming pool - 2 luxuries you will not find on many hotels on Easter Island. The staff are efficient, professional and friendly. The hotel is managed by Jarkko... More

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

You really hit the spot with your review, thank you! Hotel Puku Vai is fairly above the standard level of the island - and with a reasonable price - making our hotel as a preferred choice for those looking for the best value for money. Like you already know, we provide all the services the island has, including Guided Tours... More

Melbourne, Australia
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29 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights in January 2014. Our room was large, clean and comfortable - a little dated and more in the style of an upmarket motel room than a major city hotel, but it was excellent. (I think some rooms were newer than others.) Internet was included & worked well; good in-room safe. Nice pool & surrounds. Breakfast... More

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

Thank you for choosing Hotel Puku Vai and Kia Koe Tour! We did open 2010 and, thus, it's a new property on the island – rest assured that all our rooms are the same including Free WiFi internet, A/C unit etc. Our architecture and style reflects the island itself - natural materials including wood and stone - and you'll find... More

West Columbia, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
70 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is conveniently located only a short distance from the airport. We enjoyed this since we could have a leisurely breakfast on departure day and take our time with last minute packing and check-out. The manager is so very accommodating. He recommended taxi tours when our time was limited. The kitchen staff couldn't be more accommodating. All of the... 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 free WiFi internet, A/C unit (cool and heat options), minibar, tv, phone, bath tub etc. in every room. We actually fulfill official requirements of a 4 star hotel but prefer to surprise our guests by exceeding their expectations - we even have services 5 star hotels of the island cannot provide!... More

Honolulu, Hawaii
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Overall, the room, facilities (pool, gardens and lobby) and breakfast were excellent and a good value for the money. The room while dated, was clean, well appointed, and wifi was reliable. Breakfast was more than adequate in variety of offerings, you just need to ask if you wanted something more or special (they won't know if you don't ask). The... More

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

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your effort! Hotel Puku Vai is a small, boutique style hotel with character. Since property is amongst the newest ones (opening was October 2010) we have modern comforts such as individual A/C units (both cool and heat modes), Free WiFi internet, safe box, minibar, tv, phone and private bathroom with a bath tub,... More

London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The hotel is located about 10 minutes walk from main street. The rooms are single storey of reasonable size with all usual facilities there is a pool and relaxation area. Breakfast was good. The hotel provides access to tours, riding, cultural evenings and laundry and what sets this place a notch above others is the excellent service provided by the... More

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

Thank you for your review! We're specialists of Easter Island and, thus, you'll get all the services and up-to-date information you need. You do not even need any guidebook - we even recommend you some better reading if you're further interested in Easter Island's history afterwards. Guided Tours (with a group) and Private Tours (only for you) by Kia Koe... More

Santiago, Chile
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I picked this hotel due to the reviews I read here and it was indeed a good decision ;p Jarrko was helpful with all the emails I've sent from the bookings up to information on tours. I think the price I got from the offer (room and tours with Kia Koe) were very good. The room was spacious (can accommodate... More

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

Thank you for your comments! It's true that you always get the best price when you book directly using our website - especially with you want to book tours, as well. We guarantee that Guided Tours (with a group) and Private Tours (only for you) are all provided by Kia Koe Tour - that way you can trust that the... More

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16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

puka vai is managed by a very friendly man from Finland whom is now married to a rapa nui Girl. The hotel is good but with a littel outdated rooms - The pool however is great. The Real minus is that The hotel is a bit fare from " Down town" a possibility of renting bikes would be great

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

Thank you for your comments, even we wonder if you did mix our hotel with another property. Hotel Puku Vai did open October 2010 and, thus, is one of the newest properties on Easter Island. That means our hotel has modern, quality rooms that include a powerful A/C unit, free Wi-Fi internet, private bathrooms with bathtub and hairdryer etc. This... 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): $$$
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hanga Roa #2 Family Hotel in Hanga Roa
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Puku Vai invites you to explore the mysteries of Easter Island and enjoy the harmony of nature. Our services include Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Tours and Complete Programs. We offer Superior level rooms with all the modern comforts - including Air Conditioning and Free Wi-Fi Internet - a peaceful location close to the main attractions of Hanga Roa, and a pool surrounded by a garden full of tropical flowers and plants. Our Service Provider is Kia Koe Tour, the first and leading Tour Operator on Easter Island, founded 1984. ... more   less 
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