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Hotel Puku Vai

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Calgary, Canada
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hard review for me to write. I usually only ever stay at a chain hotel. So when I was looking for hotels to stay on Easter Island I found out that there were no chain hotels. So I used Trip Advisor and found Hotel Puku Vai. It was highly recommended. I booked there with the tour package.... More 

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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review of Hotel PUKU VAI and KIA KOE Tour! Hotel PUKU VAI, Easter Island is a charming, locally owned, family-run boutique style hotel with attitude. When you choose to stay with Hotel PUKU VAI, you'll get 100% authentic Easter Island experience. We make sure your stay is as far from any regular chain experience as... More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at Puku Vai has been a wonderful experience. Jarkko, Mercedes, Celso the cook, Melissa the desk and even Carmen are always available with a smile. Thank you so much! It's always a challenge to travel in 5 with 3 young kids but the staff was always available and helpful. Rooms are spacious and clean. Breakfast including freshly made eggs... More 

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Thank LMateus
Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Hotel PUKU VAI and KIA KOE Tour – your Easter Island specialists! True, it's challenging to travel with small children. However, you had many things right from the start. I'd like to share some details of your stay with our future guests to assist them planning their Easter Island vacation. First of all, contact and book... More 

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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

My mom and I stayed here one night during our stay on Easter Island. The breakfast was very good with a nice selection of foods and beverages. The property is pretty and the pool area was beautiful. It's a little pricey for one night, but that's what it's like to stay in a place that is so far away from... More 

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Thank Deanna D
Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with Hotel PUKU VAI, Easter Island! We know that sometimes our guests have time only for a short visit. However, we recommend our guests to book minimum 3 nights stay to fully experience Easter Island with Hotel PUKU VAI. Whenever your stay is at least 3 nights, you might book any of the exclusive tour upgrades... More 

Felton, Delaware
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

My husband, son and I recently returned from a week long stay on Easter Island and stay the entire week at the Puku Vai Hotel. We were extremely pleased with the level of service and hospitality we received. We easily picked up a taxi from the airport and had a quick drive to the Hotel where we were warmly greeted... More 

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Thank marvelatitall2
Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Hotel PUKU VAI, Easter Island! You already pointed out the most important – comfort and service – and details such as outdoors pool surrounded by a tropical garden, a Free Wi-Fi internet and, naturally, a great buffet breakfast. We also recommend family travelers to consider booking hotel with tours. Tour packages include Airport... More 

Darien, Illinois
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

It is a nice little hotel conveniently located near airport and 20 minute walk into main part of town. On the negative side, no tv reception and bathroom is small. Everyone has access to pool thru patio. Great breakfast and very friendly staff. Owner is originally from Finland and speak several languages. If you want some place on a budget... More 

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Thank GodwinW
Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about Hotel PUKU VAI, Easter Island! Hotel PUKU VAI provides a flat screen TV and a Free Wi-Fi internet in all rooms. However, Easter Island has Spanish channels only (a few national and a local one). While it's nice to being on-line and entertained even in the most remote island of the world, we also... More 

Wagga Wagga, Australia
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161 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Lovely hotel with a spacious room incl. mini bar overlooking the pool area. Great included buffet breakfast with omelette/eggs made to order. The manager is Jarkko, the TA destination expert who is super knowledgeable and helpful, but during and prior to your visit. The hotel is literally a 5min walk from the airport, but of course with only 1 plane... More 

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Thank TMBHL_on_the_go
Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Hotel PUKU VAI and KIA KOE Tour! Our tour company upgraded one of your Guided Tours as a Private Tour. Since you move faster with a private guide than you do with a group, you might take some extra time with photos, asking questions or simply discussing with your guide. We also recommend that you tell... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

A very comfortable hotel where I experienced a very personal service. Travelling alone, I greatly appreciated this. The location is literally 3 minutes away from the airport.. There was a problem with the booking for my morning flight out of Santiago (Monday is the only day that there are 2 flights to Rapa Nui out of Santiago). The next flight... More 

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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with Hotel Puku Vai, Easter Island! Please, note that you might request tea or coffee from reception or, alternatively, ask a bottle of hot water (a thermo) for the night. Due to fire safety reasons, we do not provide (or encourage our guests to use their own) water heaters. It's a good practice to drop an... More 

San Angelo, Texas
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We recently stayed at this hotel with our 3-year-old daughter and we couldn't have been happier with our stay. The hotel is about a 5-minute walk from the airport (no need to get a cab) and a 20-minute walk to the main street in Hanga Roa (or you can get a cab for 2000 CLP / $3 USD). The room... More 

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Thank Scott W
Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Hotel PUKU VAI, Easter Island! We're happy you and your family enjoyed your stay with us, including breakfast. We also appreciate that you shared your experience with everyone. All the best for you and your family, Scott! More 

Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The Good: *Assuming you’re not traveling with ridiculous amounts of luggage, it’s a very easy 5min walk from the airport to the hotel. (As a Los Angeles resident used to driving ev-er-y-where, this kind of blew my mind.) Just turn right out of the airport, walk two very short blocks, and there's the Puku Vai sign! Commute complete! *There's zero... More 

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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Hotel PUKU VAI, Easter Island! We appreciate you pointing out that the set of amenities by Hotel PUKU VAI stands out – not even all luxury options provide amenities such as Air Conditioning. Hotel PUKU VAI provides an individual A/C unit that can be adjusted with a remote control; A/C can be used for cooling and... More 

Annandale, NJ
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144 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This hotel is located very close to the airport, one can actually walk to the airport from here. If you don't mind walking, it takes about 20 minutes walk to the center of town (Hanga Roa) where all the restaurants, cafés and shops are located, but it's an easy walk. We were greeted with a fantastic welcome drink (mixture of... More 

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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with Hotel PUKU VAI, Easter Island! We're happy that you did enjoy your stay and shared your experience with everyone! Generally speaking, internet of the island might not be enough for streaming services. However, Free WiFi of Hotel PUKU VAI is both reliable and safe – you can keep in touch with your family and friends... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Puku Vai

Address: Hotu Matua s/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
Location: Chile > Easter Island > Hanga Roa
Price Range: $201 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Puku Vai 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Hotel Puku Vai Easter Island/Hanga Roa
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hanga Roa
#4 Family Hotel in Hanga Roa
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