Which hotels can you recommend in town near restaurants and walking distance to any attractions?
Hotels are all located in Hanga Roa (with only a couple of exceptions).
The village is really small so you're in a walking distance no matter where you go.
The archeological sites are the real attractions, only a few of them in the village.
Actually many sites are within walking (or biking) distance, but they involve long hikes.
have you tried any travel books?
or do you care to look here...
you can choose your budget, which you dont say, and you can choose your lodging type and amenities.
for what its worth, you will be on an island. sort of like London. How far do you want to walk? You will probably want to spend time in Hanga Roa where the places to eat are located and the shops. You can walk from the airport into town if you choose, but if you do, i would contact your lodging to make sure they wont be the to pick you up.
There are many attractions around the island, so you can rent a car, bike/motorcycle/scooter or tour.
There are loose horses on the island and i was hoping i could ride to the places, but that wasnt happening.