I was met at the airport by a german girl, but it did not matter; I speak german very well. There was not much information about the city or the Mana Nui Inn during the trip to the hotel. The hotel was much longer away from the city than I had expected.
I got a "cabina" in the end of a long string of "cabinas", and that was good. I liked the little "veranda" outside my door. I usually sat there in the evening, looking out over the magnific ocean, the moais and watching the sunset. This was the best part of the hotel!
There was a brief info, very brief!, the first day at the hotel. The dauther told me in a few sentences something of the island and the hotel, gave me a map, and that was it!
The breakfasts were good, something new every day. I really enjoyed it.
But it was almost impossible to rent a horse! The dauther promised the arrange that, but somehow she forgot it every day. Finally I got a horse and could go horseback riding to one vulcano top, but it was not the "best" horse... And still, the island is full of horses.
I went to the Tourist information one day and booked a trip around the island. That trip was fantastic, and the guide was great. It was worth every peso! But I got the feeling, that it was not the best thing to do, you should have done the reservation throught the hotel. At least the dauther did not talk to me after that.
The owner, Bicky, tried to make my visit a little more comfortable, the few times she remember that I stayed at her hotel! We spoke a mix of spanish and english; she was helpfull, at least she tried!
The dauther had promised me to take me to a restaurang in city where it was a polynesian show, but, geuss!, she managed the forget that compleatly!
But the island was fantastic, and I will return some day. But i think I choose another hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel with familiar environment near the Tahai area with ocean view. We have a complete kitchen to be use only for our guest with no additional charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mana Nui Hotel Hanga Roa
- Manu Nui Hotel
- Mana Nui Inn Easter Island/Hanga Roa