I recently stayed at Hotel Altiplanico on my dream trip to Easter Island with a close friend of mine. We had been in search of a nice, clean, private hotel to stay at while we explored a place we had only ever hoped to visit. Hotel Altiplanico, though nicely situated near the shore just on the outskirts of Hanga Roa, was unbelievably pricey for what you got. I realize that tourism is the main driver for Easter Island's economy, but this was outrageous. For roughly $330USD/night I would expect luxury accommodations almost anywhere, but this was far from that. The individual hut-style buildings that you stay in were quaint enough, and private, but the beds were far from comfortable, the bathroom (bizarre shower room set up) was spacious yet the counter where the sink is was extremely high up. Plus, we never had hot water! They have solar panels on the roof of the hut, but for whatever reason the water never made it past room temperature. On one cool, rainy day during our visit this was really uncomfortable as there was no way to "warm up" from our day of wet, cold hiking. You couldn't really keep the windows open since the bugs would come in and sleeping with mosquito netting is far from what I think of as luxurious. The breakfast that is included is nothing extravagant - some bread for toast, some sweet cakes, sliced meats and fruit. The wi-fi only worked in the lobby (not even the breakfast area) of the hotel which was rather inconvenient. The place was fine, but certainly not worth the exorbitant price. I would suggest saving your money and staying elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on a property of 1.5 ha the hotel has a panoramic view of the shoreline on one of the world’s most unique destinations, Altiplanico Rapanui is designed in the style of the traditional Rapanui boathouse, with luxurious gardens, a beautiful swimming pool viewing the sea and large open spaces to relax after encountering the seductive mysteries of the island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Altiplanico Easter Island/Hanga Roa