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“Bill, Edith and a wonderful staff”
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Taura'a Hotel
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Just returned from Easter Island after eight glorious days at the Tapati Festival. This hotel was the icing on an exquisite cake. It all starts with a lei greeting and gets better;. Breakfast is first-rate, your choice of eggs just the way you want them, or how about crepes? The best juice blend you'll ever taste and lots of coffee and fruit and fresh rolls. My bed was a comfortable king. I didn't come expecting a Grand Hyatt. After all. this is an island with no TV. Yes, there are teeny-tiny ants in the room, so just put everything edible in the fridge and live with them. Oh yes, save those bottles and refill them, the water is fine, and if you have doubts boil it at night in the coffee maker, fill your bottles in the morning and put them in the fridge for the next day. This folks here do not like having you cluttering up their paradise with unneeded rubbish. For the budget minded, there is a terrific bakery right across the street where you can grab goodies (definitely try the empanadas) to take touring. Location, location, location. Don't be enticed to those expensive hotels out of town because you will want to be in the heart of things. The hotel provides a card that will get you discounts in lots of local places--very handy. And their tours are first-rate. Any problems, just go to Bill and Edith and they will solve them. They made me feel like one of the family, which happens to be huge and influential on this island. I met a man who was staying here for the seventh time, that should tell you all you want to know.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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editheasterisland, Propietario at Taura'a Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2014

Iorana
Thank you for your wonderful, wonderful comments, the festival rapanui which on the first 2 weeks of february is not only a highlight of rapanui but a major culture events of polinesian and to be lucky enough to experience it is truly a lifetime memory enjoy, we are very very happy that you respect the enviroment of the island and have mention it in your comments.
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

This hotel is well situated in the center of Hanga Roa. Edith and Bill, the owners, helped us organize our amazing vacation in Easter Island, picking us up at the airport with flower necklaces and suggesting restaurants, tours, sites, discounts, and activities that were perfect for us and for our teenaged daughters. In fact, Bill took us on a tour himself and was extremely knowledgeable and interesting for us all. Edith was just lovely to our kids. Yes, the prices in Easter Island are generally high but the location is amazing and the breakfasts were delicious. Thanks for a wonderful wonderful trip.

Room Tip: Rooms that are not on the main street side are quieter but the level of street noise is not terrible...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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editheasterisland, Propietario at Taura'a Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2014

Iorana
Thank you for your comments, our guides apreciate you and your family intresting in the island and the mysteries of the culture.
mauruuru

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at Hotel Taura'a, and we couldn't have imagined a better experience. Upon our arrival, we were allowed to check in a little early. Edith was extremely helpful in all aspects of planning. She set up island tours for us, reserved us a rental car, and even provided a discount card for 10% off at several area restaurants.

The location of the hotel is perfect. It is right in the middle of the town with everything within walking distance. There are plenty of shops and food in the area, as well as a few interesting landmarks (like a small Chilean Naval Base, the post office, the church, etc.). You will need to arrange transportation in the form of a car or a tour to see the rest of the island highlights. There is only one road that goes around the outside of the island and one more that cuts through the middle, so it's easy to navigate, but walking or biking could be difficult and time consuming. We did not need an international driver's license to rent/drive here - just a state-issued license from the US. Cars are all manual transmission (not automatic). The cheapest one was 40,000 pesos/24-hour day, but $35,000 with the hotel discount.

The tour Edith scheduled for us was amazing. Our tour guide was Larry (native English speaker) and we took one full day tour, then a second half day tour. Both tours were tailored to the sites we wanted to see and made the vacation worth it. There are a good amount of bilingual people on the island, so communication is not a major problem. Most tours are available in Spanish or English.

Room Tip: The owners just added a set of 5 rooms to the hotel. All are nice and clean.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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editheasterisland, Propietario at Taura'a Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2014

Iorana
Thank you for your informative comments , our main objective is services to our clients to make sure you enjoy this wonderful island and it people ,our staff at the hotel are all rapanui family so you get a feeling of rapanui.
mauruuru

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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Excellent service, the couple running the business are super friendly. Will help with everything, prepare great breakfast, recommend places to see, help with sightseeing itinerary etc. A lot of personal touch.

Do not expect luxury though as this just does not belong to Easter Island, this place is so remote and isolated that it just has to remain this way. Also wifi is quite slow but you don't go there to browse internet.

There is a famous review in this forum from a Russian traveler, who was allegedly robbed there etc. I was seriously concerned with that since I had to bring my business computer and do some work there in the evenings. My room came with a large safe box, where my laptop could easily fit. I have not felt scared of being robbed etc for a single second, this place is totally safe (but you need to be reasonable etc., as everywhere)

Very nice stay overall!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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editheasterisland, Propietario at Taura'a Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2014

Iorana
Thank you for your comments, the island is a very special and unique destination and as a foreign we think we are previlege to visit such a friendly and fascinate place, we are very happy you enjoy your stay on the island and at Tauraa.
mauruuru

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

The hotel very well located, in the centre of Hanga Roa (Easter Island, Chile). It is attended by Edith and Bill who are wonderful people and treated my sister and I as family. By mistake, my luggage took five days to reach the island after my arrival, imagine my despair!.They helped me all the time, and because of Edith's insistence I could know when my lugagge would arrived (the airline did not informed me)... wonderful!
Every day started with an incredible homemade breakfast.The rooms are very comfortable,very clean and the garden is so nice that I had to take pictures of it. Edith helped us planning our stay. We took some of the insland tours she offered us (Larry, the guide is funny and very informative) and we decided to go by ourselves to other places (Edith and Bill gave us information on how to get there). I highly recommend this hotel! It was an incredible experience!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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editheasterisland, Propietario at Taura'a Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2014

Iorana
Thank you for your wonderful comments, it was very enjoyable to have you and your sister staying with us, and maybe we will be in touch again in Argentina when we go there.
Thank you once again for your comments.
mauruuru

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

This place is incredible. From being picked up at the airport to the moment we left (Edith actually took our passports and luggage and checked us in the day we left, so we could have extra time on the island).

The rooms are clean. The breakfast is incredible. The place is an oasis right in the center of town. Seriously--stay here.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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editheasterisland, Propietario at Taura'a Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2014

IOrana
Thank you for your comments, we try to take care of you from the time we pick up you from the airport to the time we transfer you back to the airport, our location is very central to everythings happening in town, and our tours are informative and personalice, so you can enjoy the island to the maximun.
mauruuru again

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

hotel is located in centre of town and close to everything.edith and bill are fantastic,so friendly and helpful and their island tours with larry were the best, very fun and imformative.the rooms are very comfortable and clean and the gardens are very nice.i would highly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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editheasterisland, Propietario at Taura'a Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2014

Iorana
Thank you for your kind comments, Edith & I try to make sure your stay on the island is everythings you wish for, so our staff and guide really try to make your stay wonderful.
mauruuru again.

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Address: Atamu Tekena s/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
Location: Chile > Easter Island > Hanga Roa
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hanga Roa
Price Range: $159 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Taura'a Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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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Tauraa Hotel Hanga Roa
Taura'a Hotel Easter Island/Hanga Roa

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