The property itself is very nice. The owners are incredibly friendly and will even, as a courtesy, offer to drives us from and to the airport, which is about a 5-7 minute drive. The rooms are nice and spacious - I stayed in a three bed apartment - and they are equipped with a fan, which is rather necessary. Bathrooms are simple - in the sense - that they are quite small. Breakfast was delicious: the juices and omelets made by the owners literally made my day.
However, when you go to the Easter Island you need to remind yourself that you should not expect in any way a 5* hotel, or even a 2* motel for most of America standards. Yes... the owners were nice and treated us with respect, however Easter Island still lags behind the rest of the world when it comes to communication. The wi-fi internet connection in the room was bad in a good day - I could not load my gmail account or Facebook for that matter. Trying to access my college's website was literally impossible and watching Youtube is something that I could only dream of. Also, no TV in the room... which in my case took some getting used to.
All in all, is a nice place to stay - specially compared to the rest of the Easter Island hotels... but do not go there with high expectations. It is a simple family hotel. Also, one advice -- do not say long in the island, you will run out of stuff to do after the 2nd day,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tauraa Hotel, is locate in the center of town, run by rapanui family, we specialice in english speaking guest and also our staff speak french and spanish, the rooms are large,comfortable with private bathrooms,has a fridge,cieling fans,hair dryer,safe beach towel and coffee making facilities in rooms. Close to all amenities and just a short walking to Pea Beach and Tahai the most complete archaeological sites in town, also free wifi and parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tauraa Hotel Hanga Roa
- Taura'a Hotel Easter Island/Hanga Roa