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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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5 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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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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282 reviews 282 reviews
47 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

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 reviews 29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

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
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

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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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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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