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explora Rapa Nui
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Te Miro Oone | s/n, Easter Island 2770000, Chile   |  
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Ranked #2 of 22 hotels in Easter Island
Westport, Connecticut, USA
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“wonderful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Environmentally friendly, and really tries to blend in with the environment, and lives up to its environmental policies. Most impressed. Staff is friendly, spanish speaking but try very hard to deal with our English. Actually loved the cows grazing in the back yard. Excursions are fun and guides very knowledgeable. I could stay here without seeing anything on Easter Island, but obviously the moai are a must see.

Room Tip: all rooms have an ocean view, good dark blinds to keep out the sun when it rises. no bad rooms
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Chileno en Paris
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Fantastic hotel however you must understand the spirit of the Explora...This is not a luxury hotel. The service is wonderful on this eco-friendly place. All is built with natural materials, lava rock and wood. Located far from Hanga Roa town, if you are looking for peace and silence this is the place to stay. The hotel offers a variety of 15 excursions, all guided. So be prepare to walk and enjoy the spirit of Easter Island. Iorana !

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Rapa Nui is a special place and Explora is a special hotel. These are high end accommodations, but you get a lot for the money being an all-inclusive. They pick you up at the airport and return you there at the end of your stay. Staff seems totally focused on making your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Food is wonderful and service is superb. Each day, a professional guide meets with you and maps out your hikes for the day. Usually there is a hike in the morning, then they return you to the hotel for lunch. Then there is a second hike in the afternoon, with you being returned in time for dinner. Courteous drivers take you out to the start of your hike in a van, and are waiting for you at the end of the hike. You are always offered a Pisco Sour on your return. Don't pass these up! Lunch one day was set up outdoors in a park adjacent to the coast and a beach. Very relaxing. There is a nice pool and spa, but we did not use due to the time of year and cooler weather.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This place is perfect. Easter Island has a unique feel - it has a very relaxed and low key vibe in a very exotic and wild location. Explora adds to that, great food and wine in a very comfortable setting. We stayed four nights and each day we really did feel we discovered something fresh. The walks were just tough enough to get a real sense of achievement and it was great to be able to return to such a comfortable spot and have a few glasses of good wine and a good meal. A visiting archaeologist gave some evening talks which added even more to the stay. Our onward flight did not leave until late in the evening and they were still welcoming and relaxed about giving us meals, having our rooms open for us as long as we wanted and letting us go out on afternoon trips. Much appreciated.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

When I first opened the door and walked into my room, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Absolutely beautiful. The view from my room was awesome - I could see the waves crashing on the coast. The food was great and I am a picky eater!! Everyone was nice. I think I was sent there by fate- my daughter passed away in January - she was there in spirit. I was just a very special place. the pool was also a good relaxing place to be after a day of visiting the moai.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We've just returned from a two week trip to Chile - first week in Atacama and second in Rapa Nui - both with Explora - and we cannot recommend Explora highly enough!

Rapa Nui is a very special place - and the team at Explora really help you to see it at it's best. Explora is not cheap, but when you consider what's included it is great value.

All the team are fantastic - fully dedicated to customer service and genuinely dedicated to making sure that get the best from your trip. The excursions are top quality - all of the guides are well trained, very knowledgeable and many are local which really helps you to get to know what Easter Island is all about.

It's hard to pull out one team over the rest - but the restaurant and kitchen brigade really do deserve a special mention. The food is truly outstanding - and the kitchen dealt with my special dietary requirements better than anywhere else I have stayed.

Many thanks

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at explora Rapa Nui, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear traveler,

Thank you very much for your very kind review of your explora Rapa Nui and explora Atacama experience.

explora always aims to customize each an every explora travel experiences, and I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your journey AND your meals.

Please know that after visiting one explora lodge, you are entitled to the benefits of our CESA, a recognition program with benefits including rate discounts of 10% and room upgrades for repeat travelers. For information, kindly visit our website.

Thank you again for your review and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Jesús Parrilla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We came here for 3 nights , not knowing what to find and our stay at Explora has now raised our level of expectation at any hotel in the world. The service is absolutely outstanding, catering to any of our requests. Upon our arrival, I had mentioned that am a vegetarian and the chef prepared menus just for me ! this was overwhelmingly thoughtful . On our last day, we had a late flight departing Easter island and the manager, Claudia, told us to keep the room as long as we needed it. We even went on a bike tour late afternoon , with a guide, eventhough we had checked out. To top it, the chef asked us if we wanted a quick bite before leaving for the airport. The guides were great and shared with us their love of the island.We had a lecture from an archeologist, dances performance. My only regret is that we did not stay longer.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at explora Rapa Nui, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear traveler,

Thank you very much for your very kind review of your explora Rapa Nui experience.

I am simply delighted to read you exuberant review and to hear about the outstanding efforts and service of the explora Rapa Nui team.

The explora team aims to customize each an every explora travel experiences and I delighted to read that you enjoyed yours.

Please know that after visiting one explora lodge, you are entitled to the benefits of our CESA, a recognition program with benefits including rate discounts of 10% and room upgrades for repeat travelers. For information, kindly visit our website.

Thank you again for your review and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Jesús Parrilla
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Address: Te Miro Oone | s/n, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
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Location: Chile > Easter Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 22 hotels in Easter Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — explora Rapa Nui 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our lodge was the first in South America to obtain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the United States Green Building Council.Our lodge, which opened in December 2007, was built on 9.6 Hectares (23.7 Acres) of land situated on a hill in the Te Miro Oone area, and overlooks the ocean. This is in south-eastern Rapa Nui, 8 kilometers (4.9 Miles) from Hanga Roa, the most populated part of the island.All of the 30 rooms, which extend to the north and south from a central building, have excellent ocean views. The lodge has welcoming indoor spaces which integrate aspects of the local culture.The design is intended to have minimal impact on its surroundings. The lodge is built on a site which is inappropriate for agricultural use and has no archaeological remains. The flora surrounding the lodge has been maintained intact. ... more   less 
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Explora Rapa Nui - Posada De Mike Rapu Hotel Easter Island

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