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Hotel Puku Vai

Hotu Matua s/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000 Chile
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#3 of 20 hotels in Hanga Roa
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Hotel Puku Vai invites you to explore the mysteries of Easter Island and enjoy the harmony of nature. 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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Outdoor pool
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Breakfast buffet
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Air conditioning
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English, Spanish, Finnish
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SFA67WA wrote a review Mar 2020
Western Australia, Australia12 contributions2 helpful votes
As other reviewers have pointed out this hotel is close to the airport and about a 20 - 30 minute walk into town, which for us was no issue. It was a pleasant walk home after dinner to our quiet oasis. Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated and very clean. Rooms overlook the beautiful pool and garden. Hotel staff very pleasant and helpful with restaurant resrvations and recommendations. Breakfast has all the regulars and the freshly cooked omelettes to order delicious. Highly recommend this hotel for your Easter Island get away.
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Date of stay: March 2020
annthelibrarian wrote a review Mar 2020
Cedar Knolls, New Jersey7 contributions1 helpful vote
Puku Vai was an excellent choice of place to stay during our five day visit to Easter Island. The room was spotless, the furnishings and beds comfortable. We were very glad for the functioning air conditioner. A very good and filling breakfast was included with the room price. The WiFi was also very good, much better than we anticipated. After a day of touring we enjoyed lounging at the pool. A family of chickens and a couple of kitties added to the ambiance along with beautifully landscaped grounds. The hotel is very close to the airport, but perhaps a rather long walk (5-10 minutes) with luggage. We rented a car so getting to town was not a problem. It would have been a very long walk. Cabs come quickly when called. There are so few flights from the airport and none at night, so airport noise was never an issue. The staff was very friendly and helpful with excellent restaurant recommendations and in responding to general questions. We were very glad that we picked Puku Vai as our hotel for an exceptional Easter Island adventure.
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Date of stay: March 2020
SuzeKingsHill wrote a review Feb 2020
West Malling, Kent107 contributions58 helpful votes
Puku Vai is a quaint little hotel on the beautiful small island of Rapa Nui. The hotel is literally a stone's throw from the airport but you are not at all bothered by aircraft noise. The rooms are all at ground level and have double doors leading out to the pretty pool area with beautiful planting. Our room was pretty musty, despite aircon. The bathroom was clean but resembled something out of the 1970's/80's, so the place could do with an update. The small public area is nice enough, as are the breakfasts. Staff all very friendly. The main town of Hanga Roa is about a 15-20 minute walk away.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: I think all rooms open out on to the pool area.
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Response from Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai
Responded Feb 14, 2020
Thank you for your review of Hotel PUKU VAI, Easter Island. Our hotel was constructed 2010 meaning we're among the handful of recently built properties in Easter Island. The idea behind architecture and design choices – including the materials and colours – is to connect our hotel to an artistic heritage of the island. The colours – white, black and red – were the ones ancestral of the island were able to mix from the ground. Wood and stone were chosen as the main construction materials for the similar reason. Thus, we've also avoided metal, glass and plastic when applicable. The furniture in rooms and and dining hall is mainly wooden, as well. Additionally, the stone art in the rooms, outer walls in the room wings as well as wooden statues in a dining hall represent themes important to the natives of the island. Even our pool has a shape of Tahonga, an ancient symbol of prosperity and fertility. We hope these choices are seen as a clever way to add value to your Easter Island experience. Considering Easter Island is once in a lifetime destination for the most visitors, we'd find providing a standard accommodation without any thought besides the latest industry trends rather disappointing. All the best!
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The List wrote a review Jan 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
It's a fairly standard hotel (more of a motel if it was in the U.S.) that is very close to the airport though most places are quite walkable. What makes the hotel completely worth the stay is the extremely helpful staff. They really simplify the stay. In addition, we arrived a day late due to travel problems and without requesting it, they volunteered not to charge for the night we missed. I was very impressed by this. All in all, it proved a very pleasant place to stay at.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai
Responded Jan 30, 2020
Thank you for your review of Hotel PUKU VAI, Easter Island. We advise our future guests to drop us a message in case of any trouble with the arrival flight, just like you did. That way we might be able to be flexible, especially if you did book directly (since there's no 3rd party policies complicating things). Additionally, we advise our future guests to see our confirmation email that includes detailed instructions for the immigration control at Santiago airport. If you did book indirectly, we ask you to see step-by-step instructions on info section of our website. All the best!
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defaultuser1 wrote a review Dec 2019
New York City, New York54 contributions85 helpful votes
5 min walk from the airport exit. 10 min walk to the main town street. Large rooms, very clean, nice pool, solid breakfast spread. Free parking on site if you rent a car or ATV. WiFi works but is slow, as is the case across the island. Staff speaks very good English. Excellent choice overall.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Thank you for your great review of Hotel PUKU VAI, Easter Island! We have 2 separate internet connections by 2 separate telecom operators (with separate Chilean and American satellites) The actual internet speed might vary depending the satellites being used. The benefit of this setup is that whenever you stay with us, you're always online since if one of the satellite connections drop, you're automatically connected to another. All the best!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Puku Vai
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Puku Vai?
Nearby attractions include Rapa Nui National Park (0.2 miles), Ballet Kari Kari (0.6 miles), and Church of Rapa Nui (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Puku Vai?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Puku Vai?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Puku Vai?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Puku Vai?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Puku Vai?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kotaro, Makona Restaurant, and Casa Esquina.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Puku Vai?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Puku Vai have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Puku Vai offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Puku Vai located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Easter Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Puku Vai?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Puku Vai?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Finnish.