We stayed at the Tauraa for three nights in early May. I was so happy with our choice. We had room 10 for a party of 3 people. We could have slept 5 people in the room, it was so large. We loved having a fridge/freezer and a safe. The bathroom was spacious and immaculately clean and we had plenty of towels. The juices and food were amazing. The computer with internet access and printer was available all the time, which was nice as well. The owner, Bill, and his wife, Edith, and their large family made us feel right at home. Bill took us on two great tours so we saw most of the island in 2 days. These were full day tours at $60/person and I felt that was an excellent value. Bill shared a lot of his insights into the local culture which was really cool. The location is really nice, within walking distance to shops and restaurants, and it feels very safe and cozy. Everything on Easter Island costs more than on the continent...a lot more. My advice is accept that and enjoy your stay there or don't go. We didn't have any trouble with our bill. We payed by credit card as we didn't want to cart around that much cash through Chile before we got there. We weren't charged extra and Edith and her daughter calculated the bill in front of us and we all agreed on it. Make sure you understand what the current exchange rate is and that you are charged accordingly as they cannot charge a credit card in USD, so our card was charged in pesos. The morning we left two employees told me that my bill was calculated incorrectly, however when I explained that Edith calculated it, there was no further discussion. They hired a cab to take us to the airport and while we were in line at the counter, Bill came in to personally say goodbye to us and thank us for staying! He had seen us leave and followed us up there to say goodbye. I thought that was really nice of him and very characteristic of his friendly personality. I would highly recommend the Tauraa. We were really impressed and so glad that we chose it!! Worth every penny! We'll remember our stay there very happily.
- 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