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Residencial Tahai: A very nice Residencial of an influential family

I was very lucky to have been staying at the Residencial Tahai..
owned by Maria Hey Paoa
She is married to Mr Hotu from the tribe of that name who for years worked with the american archeologist Mulloy in his restoration projects.
The daughter FAtima one of the eight they have is married to Patricio Bellerino who without doubt is the best tourist guide who has such passion for his work. Another daughter Nau is married to the leading artist and the person who puts out the local news paper. They have friends and family all over the world..daughters studying dentistry at Vina del Mar,,,cousins married to chileans living on the mainland etc..
Very friendly people considering the island is full of very friendly people.
The ambience is very welcoming, the rooms are large and with attached bathrooms. Maria is one of the first people to think of the idea of residencial...

The Ambience of the gardens with flowers we normally associate with the pacific islands.
Patricio who is the best guide and has information more akin to an archeologist rather than a tour guide. he is very patient and is not watching the clock like other tourist guides.
teresa is very attentive and provides very big breakfasts. in fact during my stay i never felt hungry because of large meals and the excitement of being in Easter Island

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Arts and Culture, Archeology, Museum Visits
  • Written September 10, 2003
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Decide at the Airport

When your plane touches down at Easter Island don't fear if you haven't made arrangements for accommodation already. once you get your passport stamped and before you get a chance to grab your bags you will see a series of "booths" for excellent and relatively inexpensive accommodation on Easter Island. Each booth will have photos and will post their rates so you can compare and contrast on the spot. Once you've made up your mind they will grab your bags, rush you through customs and into the back of flat bead truck. Less than minutes later you will be delivered to your new abode within walking distance of town. Couldn't be easier or less stress involved.

water isn't available 24/7 on the island so don't be alarmed when you hear it gearing up again (you can hear the pipes groaning) at strange hours of the day or night.

a simple but tasty breakfast is usually included.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Archeology
  • Written August 4, 2003

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  • Reviews: 5
Vai Moana: Cabanas overlooking ocean

These individual Cabanas with private bathroom are wonderful. Outside you can walk the grounds which overlook the ocean and the Moais along the Ahu Tahai coast. A short walk down to the beach and city of Hanga Roa is very pleasant. The food served for breakfast is wonderful and their evening meals are sumptious.

Beautiful place to stay.

Great views, and great food.

Population if just under 4000.

Only two weekly flights from Santiago Chile arrive on the Island.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Archeology, Beaches, Historical Travel
  • Written May 28, 2003
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Vai Moana Cabans


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  • BostonSeto profile photo BostonSeto
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Staying on Easter Island

Hi, I just came back a week ago. In general hotel s are around $100-$200. Guest houses are cheaper. I stayed in one that would cost about $40.
There are many hotel, guest house, tour reception counters at the airport..
I have e-mails for couple tour companies:
*Kia Koe Tour: kiakoe@etelchile.net
*Aku Aku Turismo:aku.aku@chilenet.cl.
The guest house I stated gave me a biz card also:
*Residensial Vinapu:56-32-100139.
Ask for Mama Vikki, she is really friendly and really good cook.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written November 23, 2002

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  • matogrosso profile photo matogrosso
  • Reviews: 5

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Hostal Manavai: Hostal Manavai

The good service, next to their personnel's warmth, make of the Hostal Manavai, more than a place to spend the night, a "branch" of our home.

Good service, nice people, spectacular place, excelent facilities.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written November 22, 2002
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The pool and the rooms.


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There is only 1 major large...

There is only 1 major large hotel on the island, the Hotel Hanga Roa and several small hotels. I believe they all charge US$100 per night or more. If you don't mind sleeping in someone's house, many people meet the flights and offer you rooms. It is much cheaper than the hotel. It's possible that they could rob and kill you, but I think the danger is much less than in most part of the world. Easter Island is a small town with no where for criminals to run.

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  • Written August 26, 2002

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I stayed at Vai Moana - it was...

I stayed at Vai Moana - it was a bit pricy, but the food was good and the locale was very quiet
$60 US per couple

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written August 25, 2002
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We stayed at the Hotel...

We stayed at the Hotel Hangaroa while we were Easter Island. There was not a lot of choice of accomodation when we were there. You could stay in a family home but because I had been ill on Tahiti we went for the more expensive but quieter option of a hotel. The walls of the rooms were very thin though and I was kept awake by the next door neighbour snoring!!

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written August 24, 2002

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Vai Moana cabins: Vai Moana cabins

$25-60 a night; less if you don't have a reservation and just find Edgard at the airport when you arrive (he'll be there).

Cabins have a view of the ocean. Quiet location (some places in town are next to the loud all-night disco). The food is quite good and Edgard, the owner, is very nice and helpful. He speaks Rapanui, Spanish, French, English, and I think a little German.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written August 24, 2002
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