I knew ahead of time that there was no AC, but I didn't expect a screenless patio door; I could not leave the sliding door open to get some air at night. Not much sleep, even with the fans.
However, I didn't go there for the room, so I have to compliment the hotel on the good food, pleasant people, and helpfulness when our return flight was delayed seven hours. Sitting in the lovely lobby certainly beat the airport, and we were even offered a day room, but the lobby was open air, so we preferred that.
Roads on the island are not very good, and due to recent rains, getting to the hotel was rather difficult. It also meant that we decided not to walk to town through all of the mud. However, taxis were plentiful and fairly cheap, since most everything else on the island is very expensive.
Buy or bring your own bottled water if you need it, and also bring snacks if you want those. We are gluten free and had planned to buy some rice cakes at the local store, but after visiting at least four, we found out that they had sold out, and none would be available until the next shipment arrived.
Keep in mind that this is an isolated island and enjoy the positives that the gracious people offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on a property of 1.5 ha the hotel has a panoramic view of the shoreline on one of the world’s most unique destinations, Altiplanico Rapanui is designed in the style of the traditional Rapanui boathouse, with luxurious gardens, a beautiful swimming pool viewing the sea and large open spaces to relax after encountering the seductive mysteries of the island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Altiplanico Easter Island/Hanga Roa