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Reviewed 31 October 2018

The place to stay on Easter Island is the Hotel Puku Vai. The hotel is located about 4 blocks from the airport, so my son and I walked from the airport. Upon our arrival, the General Manager, Yarko, presented us with a welcome drink of fresh strawberry juice - it was excellent. The view from our room was of the pool and beautiful gardens surrounding it. There were pineapple plants growing outside our front door and the small pineapples were still green with plenty of growing to do. The breakfast was delicious with a diverse selection of food choices. I would be remiss, if I did not mention how helpful Yarko was in providing outstanding dining recommendations and touring information. He was simply the best host that anyone could have on Easter Island. We had a wonderful time at the Hotel Puku Vai.

Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review of Hotel PUKU VAI, Easter Island!

All the best for you and your son!

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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

A good small 13 room hotel with a little pool, serving only breakfast, which was ok except for the coffee, which was appalling!
If you advise of dietary issues ahead of arriving, they are receptive and helpful.
Buy bottled water at a local supermarket as the water is not safe to drink. It’s a 25 minute walk to the harbour of Hanga Roa. Taxis are very inexpensive. It is worth noting that Hanga Roa is the only town in Easter Island. We were perfectly satisfied with the cleanliness of the room. All rooms have sliding doors onto the pool area with chairs to relax on.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you for your review of Hotel PUKU VAI, Easter Island!

Please, note that our restaurant serves lunch and dinner. You only need to make a table reservation in advance. That way we do not have to throw food or any ingredients to waste.

All the best!

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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

This hotel appears to be a 3 Star hotel but it’s definitely much better than that. The rooms are clean, spacious, nicely decorated. There’s always hot water. The pool area and lobby and very pleasant. If you choose to, you can have dinner at the hotel and get a simple but very nice meal. The lady serving dinner and the gentleman at the front desk were both super nice and super helpful. We were a little worried when we realized that the hotel was across the street from the airport but there’s basically one flight a day and you can’t even hear the plane take off or land!! This is very good value for your $$!

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you for your review of Hotel PUKU VAI, Easter Island!

We value that you shared your observations with everyone.

Sure, we might add a star which would reflect our position on the island more accurately.

However, you will soon notice that our combination of services – A/C, Free WiFi, outdoors pool, bar & restaurant, tours etc. – is something even the most expensive hotels of the island do not provide.

Additionally, instead of being a more forgettable 4 star experience, we prefer you to consider us as the very best 3 star hotel you ever had. :)

The Boeing Dreamliners are smooth rides you hardly notice to arrive. The sector itself is peaceful and quiet which weights more than the closeness of the airport.

All the best!

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Very close to the airport and if you choose to walk, it is walking distance.
The place is lovely, I really liked Jarrko, our main host, who was amazing in responding to me and all my inquiries before arrival.
We liked the breakfast and in our free time, sitting in the lobby, enjoying Pisco sour and coffee. I am a coffee drinker from Europe, and very difficult to be satisfied with American coffee, which is served everywhere. Jarrko is making a good and strong one...
Whenever we needed a taxi to go anywhere, that was easily done...
Thanks a lot and good luck to all of you in the hotel.

Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for staying in Hotel PUKU VAI and traveling with KIA KOE Tour!

We appreciate your great review!

All the best for you, your wife and your children!

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Reviewed 30 September 2018

We had a very pleasant stay at Puku Vai. The location is essentially as close as possible to the airport. TIP: Do NOT take a taxi from the airport - just walk! Otherwise you have to pay the 5,000CLP standard fee for a 60 second ride. Oops!

The owners of the hotel were wonderful and very helpful with great restaurant recommendations. Morning breakfast was excellent, particularly considering how remote Easter Island is from Chile (everything is shipped in)!

Wi-Fi is as reliable as it can be on an island dependent on satellite connection. Overcast can cause downtime. Keep this in mind if you require a constant connection for business purposes... You will have better luck roaming on your cellphone with the local service provider ("4G" but still very slow).

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jarkko S, Manager at Hotel Puku Vai, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for your great review of Hotel PUKU VAI, Easter Island!

We have free WiFi Internet in rooms, garden and all common areas of the hotel.

Naturally, internet of the island is on a slow side. In case your telecom provider has a roaming contract with service provider of the island, your mobile works even you'll soon notice it's not the same as back home.

Alternatively, you might simply push away daily stress and enjoy getting disconnected on the most remote travel destination.

All the best!

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