I stayed for two nights at the Tupa Hotel during a trip to Easter Island in 05/2014. Airport pick up by the staff was seamless and the property sits on the edge of Hanga Roa with a great view of the sea in the distance and the cliffs off to the northeast. Very refreshing breeze. There is parking available for rental cars and the staff will help you arrange tours of the island.
Room furnishings are fairly basic, but the bed is comfy. More importantly, the bathrooms are clean and the shower temperature + water pressure was surprisingly good, even better than the hotel I later stayed at in Santiago. The one downside is that the rooms are not air conditioned, and mosquitoes can get in, most commonly through the little bathroom porthole. My suggestion to the management would be to put up some insect screens to keep the bugs out.
Wi-Fi doesn't really work but, then again, if you're constantly checking your corporate e-mail account, doesn't that defeat the purpose of traveling to Easter Island in the first place?
The included breakfast buffet is actually pretty good with a variety of fruits, juices, and grains. Not much in the way of meat and no hot dishes, but it's tasty, filling, and convenient. A great way to start a day of exploration and hiking.
Overall, the word that best sums up the Tupa Hotel is value! It was one of the least expensive lodging options for Easter Island that I found, and what you get for that money is really great. There are no shortage of hotels on the island, but several of them are quite inconveniently located relative to the main strip in town. Tupa, on the other hand, offers great amenities, a comfortable, clean stay, and awesome location...all for the best price I could locate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tupa Hotel sits atop a small hill looking out over the West coast of the island and the town of Hanga Roa. Free WIFI is available in the lobby of the hotel. A free polynesian breakfast buffet is offered daily in the ocean view dining room. The hotel is located in a quiet area, one block from the main street and within 5 minutes walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and the coast. Please provide flight information in order to receive a FREE transport to the hotel from the airport Mataveri. Tours, car rentals, and other activities can be arranged at the reception desk. Mataveri airport (IPC) and Pea Beach are less than 1km away. Sebastian Englert Museum and the Tahai Archeological Complex are about 2 km away. Tupa Hotel offers 3 types of rooms: Ocean View, Garden View, or Budget. All guest rooms come with private bathroom, free daily breakfast, and daily room service. Ocean View and Garden View rooms have ceramic floors and include a patio. The most affordable option is the Budget Rooms, which are somewhat smaller than the others and have restricted views. For a real treat, book one of the ocean view rooms.Double occupancy rooms can be arranged with 2 twin beds or 1 matrimonial bed. Please indicate which bed type you would prefer at the time of reservation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tupa Hotel Easter Island/Hanga Roa