Our entire experience was outstanding. From the start, the communication was excellent. There are still COVID restrictions for Easter Island, and we received a very detailed message from the hotel explaining what we needed to do. Once there, the hotel staff was extremely helpful and friendly, giving us recommendations for restaurants, calling taxis, booking tours, etc. Eduardo in particular requires special mention for all his help. The breakfast everyday was delicious, very fresh and filling. The rooms were comfortable and had plenty of space. When staying on a tropical island there are certain things that are a challenge, and this was no exception. The Wi-Fi is only in the lobby and is slow, and the rooms did not have air conditioning. However, those were just small points in comparison to the overall excellent experience.…
You never know when you book a faraway hotel that’s new to you how it’s going to turn out. Will it live up to the photos and the reviews? Well, Hare Nua did all that and more. First the rooms: they’re generously sized and well laid out, with plenty of storage space. They’re light and airy, and nicely decorated. There’s a desk and chair, and an armchair. The bathroom is a good size, with a large shower and plenty of water pressure. A great place to hang out between excursions. There’s a lot of public space, with delightful seating areas. The swimming pool is small but nice — it’s not really suitable for lap swimming, if that’s what you like, but it’s a pleasant place to hang out. There are small touches like jars of hard candy, throughout The breakfasts are superb, and ample. They’ll cook eggs on request, and there’s yogurt, bread, pastry, fruit, fruit juice, and of course tea and coffee. It was something to look forward to. The best of all was the friendliness of the staff. Eduardo and Gabi couldn’t have been nicer or more effective and helpful, and I really enjoyed talking with them when there was the chance. I had debated whether to stay at a hotel in town or one in the countryside, with my inclination to stay out of town. But I’m so glad I chose Hare Nua, whose location was optimal for me — a short walk from restaurants and shops, but just far enough from the middle of town that it felt like the countryside. It was essentially quiet. A couple of things about noise: there’s probably nowhere on Rapa Nui where you won’t hear roosters crowing, so if you think that will bother you, put a white noise app such as Sleep Machine on your phone. Also, the pizza restaurant across the street has an excellent local band, Mito y Fusión, that plays on Friday nights. They might go late, so if that might bother you, don’t get a room that faces the main street. There’s ample street parking. If I have the opportunity to return to Rapa Nui, I will stay at Hare Nua. .…
This place has all the appeal. Great location, outstanding decor and comfy cozy touches in the rooms. We had a very good time! As a bonus, the staff is exceptionally helpful! They speak English and Spanish, and help in any way they possibly can! In addition they offer a transfer to and from the airport for a reasonable cost.
I visited Hare Nua hotel and was blown away by the intimate setting and personal touch throughout my entire stay. From elegant breakfast and airport pickup and drop off - I highly recommend staying here if you ever visit Easter Island! The location is also in the middle of the town so very walkable to restaurants or to see the beautiful sunset !
Great location, comfortable rooms, best breakfast and the most wonderful staff. They can also arrange guided day trips for you and your family. In the afternoon before going into town for dinner you can relax by the pool in their inner beautiful garden
Eduardo and Gabriella are so attentive and helpful, they really made the stay and go the extra mile with warmth and competency. The room and common areas are clean and pleasant. Great location and ambiance, good breakfast, The shower was large and tiled with good water pressure. Before the trip, they communicated by email the forms we needed to have filled out to enter the island and sent the links . So helpful. It was a dream trip for me and I was not disappointed. I highly recommend it.
We stayed at the Hare Nua Hotel Boutique from 9/22 - 9/26/22. This is my first TripAdvisor review ever, but I found the effort to review this place worth letting everyone know about it. It's a must-stay. We visited a little over a month after Rapa Nui/Easter Island reopened to tourism after a long closure during the pandemic, so before booking, it was impossible to find recent reviews on all the hotels on the island. All reviews were from years ago either pre- or early-pandemic. So booking was just a gamble. I debated whether going for the very isolated hotels or the ones in Hanga Roa (the capital), the more rustic ones or the more modern ones, and whether to go very expensive or cheaper. When I say "hotels," all the hotels are more akin to boutiques and bed-and-breakfasts in the US, there are no major hotel chains or big resort type places on the island. Ultimately, I was very happy to have chosen this hotel for many reasons below. BOOKING: I booked through Expedia since I don't believe they have a hotel website. But they were very responsive and informative on Expedia messages. I had all kinds of questions and they answered them thoroughly and quickly every time. Made it easy for me to feel comfortable and know what to expect from the hotel. LOCATION: Being in Hanga Roa on the main thoroughfare, the hotel is very convenient to everything. A short drive to/from the airport, and a short walk to the ocean, to all/any restaurants you could want, to the harbor to swim with sea turtles, to the main church where the have unique ceremonies, to car rental facilities, to groceries for the essentials, and to historic sites like the main plaza and Tahai where there are Moai that people watch at sunset. And easily walkable to the tourist info building as well if you need advice on what to do and if you want a stamp in your passport. Being in more isolated hotels away from the main area in Hanga Roa I think would honestly have been pretty inconvenient to just get something to eat or get a bottle of water, especially at night when it's pitch dark on the island, and for City-folk like me, kinda scary, and possibly difficult with wild horses and cows sleeping on the small roads on the island (how do you wake them lol?!). And when I say "main thoroughfare," we're not talking about Michigan Ave or The Strip or Ocean Drive where you might be bothered by too much busyness or noise, it's like a small street with life and restaurants on it, but not so much that you're bothered even with windows open. ACCOMMODATIONS/ROOM: The hotel is absolutely beautiful and beautifully styled with a mix or modern and old Polynesian style. Love all the colors they use. It's an old house they converted to a hotel. The room we stayed in overlooks the main street on the 2nd floor and had a cute little balcony with seating for two. The bed was big and comfy and clean. We had a desk and good seating with a big closet and lots of shelf space to unpack things. Lots of room in general. The bathroom was modern and clean, and best of all the rain shower was amazing after long days of adventuring. Water got hot quick and their little soaps and shampoos smelled nice and tropical. A welcome change from the hotel we stayed at in Santiago before getting to the island, which had terrible shower pressure and took 20 mins to get warm. The maids do a great job of cleaning. The internet/wifi is not good on the island in general, but for the island not having great internet, the hotel had decent wifi for basic things on your phone. Don't think about getting work done or posting videos on social media (just photos), but it's good to fully disconnect anyway! As for A/C, we stayed in a cooler season so we just opened the glass door to our balcony when we wanted it cooler in the room, but we did use the A/C once or twice and it seemed okay. Unfortunately, I can't speak to how cool it will keep the room or how powerful it is when it's a hotter/more humid season. FRIENDLINESS/STAFF: The hotel owners (a family) and all staff are amazingly friendly and warm. We got to know them a bit over the course of our stay and they were all great people, so accommodating, and so friendly. You can tell they put a lot of love into the hotel and want to make sure their guests feel welcome. They can offer advice on things to do. You can organize transport to/from the airport for a fee and they're right there waiting for you with name signs and flower necklaces and even give you a mini-tour heading to the hotel. A great welcome. They of course speak Spanish, but they also speak English. They can arrange guided tours in advance (with guides who speak English as well, we got some great guides). You can get guides in other ways, but we found it convenient to book with the hotel. You will need guides to visit all the iconic sites and most of the Moai and if you don't speak Spanish, I recommend you arrange with the hotel. The tours were a bit pricier, but for what we got on our tours, I didn't mind it. FOOD: They assign you seats in the dining area and have breakfast all ready when you wake up and get down there. Such a great thing to wake up to every day. Always something different every day and always yummy. The consistent things were the eggs, yogurt, and juice/coffee/tea. They also have an honesty bar that you can always access for snacks/drinks, you just write down what you took and they charge you at checkout. I was never disappointed with the breakfasts. There is no restaurant in the hotel to eat after the provided breakfasts every morning, but there are lots of restaurants, bakeries, and markets nearby including across the street. AMENITIES: Great amenities if you just want to hang out in the hotel! They have all kinds of quant seating areas upstairs and downstairs with water stations, candies, and bug spray. There are comfy lounging areas upstairs to eat, talk, drink, and hangout. And downstairs they have a small pool and hot tub, and a whole lush tropical courtyard to hang out. They also have lots of sofa seating in the lobby area by the reception desk and some out front by the sidewalk. MISC: They can store your bags for you after checkout. They can give you beach towels if needed for Anakena Beach or swimming in the harbor. And if you rent a car, don't worry about parking, there is easy, free parking everywhere on this island including just around the corner from the hotel. Being able to walk 3 mins to the nearest car rental place makes pickup and dropoff very easy, especially on the day you have to leave. The hotel is also a few doors down from Kari Kari, the big Polynesian dance show that everyone loves and recommends you visit on the days they perform. Makes it very easy to purchase tickets and walk on over to the show. And the hotel is a few doors down from Tokorate, a cute little shop that sells unique-flavored alfajores and moai shaped chocolates to take back as gifts. I could go on... Overall, I HIGHLY and EXTREMELY recommend this hotel if you should find yourself wanting to visit this amazing and mysterious island. We we were so sad to hear an island fire damaged some of the iconic Moai at Rano Raraku just the week after our visit, but that gives even more reason to visit the Moai as soon as you can. You never know what will happen. Maururu Rapa Nui and Hare Nua Hotel!! We will never forget you!…
The Hare Naua Boutique Hotel is an excellent hotel, with an extremely friendly helpful and frendly staff. Breakfast is served each morning and is a highlight of the day. The room was comfortable and had a great balcony. The people at the desk helped to arrange a great private tour of the island. Everything is the hotel is fresh, clean, and recently repainted all in a garden setting.
My husband and I had a fantastic stay at the Hare Nua Hotel. The staff were super friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. They were on hand to help us book taxis, book excursions, find restaurants etc. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable with a modern bathroom and great shower. The hotel was clean, comfortable and well decorated. The location was also very good, shops, restaurants, tour operators and car rentals etc were all just a short walk from the hotel.
I stayed at Hare Nua for a couple nights and had an incredible experience. The people working there are very nice and helpful and helped me and my dad schedule a tour of the island when we ran into an issue with our tour falling through. They found the most amazing tour guide and really made our trip! The breakfast in the morning is very delicious and gives you an opportunity to meet other guests. We had a great experience and would stay here again!