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explora Rapa Nui

4.5 of 5 Te Miro Oone | s/n, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful understated hotel that blends in well with the natural environment. All rooms face undulating grass fields and the sea and are very well appointed. The quality of meals and drinks in this all-inclusive resort is high. The breakfast buffet is acceptable but not exceptional. The guides are very knowledgeable and are from Rapa Nui. They offer the visitor a... More 

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Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Paradise in the middle of nowhere! Mystical island. Very cool, environmental friendly and luxurious property. Friendly staff, good food and beverage program. Amazing explorations with knowledgeable local guides on staff. The sites where incredible!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Clearly Explora takes first prize for IPC lodging (the Hotel Hanga Roa remains closed...). The property is outstanding, well situated, a quick 15 minute ride to town by van. The staff are not nearly as service-oriented as in Patagonia (wait staff seem bored; we saw the guest services manager once, on our arrival) and the trekking staff are not as... More 

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a really excellent way to see the island and we would recommend the Explora to anyone wanting to visit. Lovely rooms, a relaxed atmosphere and, the most important, friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating guides. All our needs were looked after and whilst the tours all started at fixed times, we found them happy to look after someone who didn't... More 

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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, I very much enjoyed reading your review on your stay with us on Easter Island, particularly regarding our guides, since they are a key part of the explora experience. I would, however, enjoy hearing a bit more of what went wrong, since our travelers' opinion is very important to us. If you have a moment, feel free to... More 

New York City, New York
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140 reviews 140 reviews
56 hotel reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easter Island (Rapa Nui to the locals, who rightfully don't fancy naming their island based on when a few white guys first looted it) is quite small (24km by 12km or so) and infamously remote. It is not a place where it is easy to find the staff or resources to run a five star resort, but Explora has done... More 

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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a very complete review on your explora Rapa Nui experience, your input is extremely valuable to us. At explora, we focus on providing our guests with the best possible service. I was sorry to read you found the service slow, but will certainly give your feedback to the... More 

Los Angeles, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
39 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reason most tourists come to Easter Island is to see the 500+ Moai, which are distributed all over the island. We chose the Explora Rapa Nui mostly for the guides which is central to the Explora experience. The hotel is located on a farm about 15 minutes from town and sits on a hill looking over the ocean (which... More 

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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, I very much enjoyed reading your review on your stay with us on Easter Island. Our explorations are what make us unique, which is why I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed them. As well as our routes, our guides are hugely influential on the experience we deliver, and I will definitely pass on your kind words to... More 

Seattle, Washington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

For a property that is so widely well regarded, our experience fell way short. The price per night certainly did not match. The dining room service was extremely slow and the staff appeared to care less. My wife is a vegetarian and the property was made aware of this well before our arrival. I have emails confirming such conversations. Every... More 

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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your explora Rapa Nui experience. While not entirely positive, we are grateful for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear that you found some inconsistencies in terms of management and customer care, I will most definitely pass your comments on to our newly appointed... More 

Cambrige England
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61 reviews 61 reviews
56 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We have always wanted to visit Easter Island so for a once in lifetime trip we splurged! The hotel was excellent with very good service and nothing extra to pay for. The included guided visits and walks were very good and included some nice touches like an evening picnic watching the sunset after the cliffs and caves tour (by stroke... More 

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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review on your time at explora Rapa Nui. It sounds like the explora experience was just right for you. I will definitely deliver your comment on the size of groups to our Commercial Manager, since as you say: crowds are not part of our ethos. I would like... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Well our stay has differed from those of who have previously reviewed explora. The grounds, rooms and even the excursions have either met or even surpassed our excited expectations for checking off this bucket list item. We have found life here (as brief as 3 days are) to be filled with trivial trials such as getting food to eat, or... More 

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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your explora Rapa Nui experience. We are grateful for your feedback. We strive to continually improve our services and operations, and in doing so, your opinion is extremely valuable. I am extremely concerned about your comments regarding some sort of illness during your stay. Although... More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

From being greeted at the airport to going home seven days later our stay was perfect. The whole ecolodge i situated on a hill looking at the ocean. It is very modern and has a great architecure. The rooms are spacious, well decorated with extremely nice beds. The shower in the jaccuzi bath was lovely. I am a bit aware... More 

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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your Explora Rapa Nui experience. I was particularly thrilled to know you thoroughly enjoyed our exploration programs, since they are a quintessential part of what Explora is all about. As you say, Easter Island is incredible and there is so much to be discovered regarding... More 

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Address: Te Miro Oone | s/n, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
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Location: Chile > Easter Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — explora Rapa Nui 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Explora Rapa Nui - Posada De Mike Rapu Hotel Easter Island

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