Very lovely experience,actually registered Trip Advisor because I had to give a review.
The location was central and convenient, the free wi-fi workable. The transit to and from the airport was prompt and warm. And the rooms were clean and comfortable. There is some insects such as mosquitos and ants, but I think that cannot be avoided on the island, just bring some insect repllent with you.
What truly impressed me, however, was the people and service there. Owner Sergio wasn't there, but his son and daughter-in-law were very patient and helpful. The front desk and all other staff I met were equally hospitable and cheerful. They answered many of my endless supply of questions, arranged tours and shows, and generally went out of their way to make the stay comfortable. For example, my return flight was at an awkward time of 10:30pm, they let me stay for an extended period in my room free of charge, also drove us to the airport at just the right timing.
Another plus is that since it's not that big of a hotel (30 rooms total I think), and your fellow travelers are generally flying in via the same flight. I got to meet and know many people from the airport pick-up, and they were one of the most interesting and friendly groups I've met while traveling.
The only down-side is that there weren't many options for breakfast; the food didn't change for my entire stay there. But from what I read, this is pretty much the same for every place on the island. And no one is really there for the breakfast :P
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tupa Hotel sits atop a small hill looking out over the West coast of the island and the town of Hanga Roa. Free WIFI is available in the lobby of the hotel. A free polynesian breakfast buffet is offered daily in the ocean view dining room. The hotel is located in a quiet area, one block from the main street and within 5 minutes walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and the coast. Please provide flight information in order to receive a FREE transport to the hotel from the airport Mataveri. Tours, car rentals, and other activities can be arranged at the reception desk. Mataveri airport (IPC) and Pea Beach are less than 1km away. Sebastian Englert Museum and the Tahai Archeological Complex are about 2 km away. Tupa Hotel offers 3 types of rooms: Ocean View, Garden View, or Budget. All guest rooms come with private bathroom, free daily breakfast, and daily room service. Ocean View and Garden View rooms have ceramic floors and include a patio. The most affordable option is the Budget Rooms, which are somewhat smaller than the others and have restricted views. For a real treat, book one of the ocean view rooms.Double occupancy rooms can be arranged with 2 twin beds or 1 matrimonial bed. Please indicate which bed type you would prefer at the time of reservation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tupa Hotel Easter Island/Hanga Roa