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“Great stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Taura'a Hotel
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Barbara, California
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153 reviews
109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
“Great stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

I stayed at the Taura'a with my 6-year-old son for 3 days. Really enjoyed everything about the hotel and Easter Island. Per the last review, there are no frills. Bill summed it up for us by saying "3-star hotel, 10-star service". The location is great - we walked down to the water and restaurants multiple times a day, and the closest major Moai site is only 10 minutes or so from the hotel on foot.

Breakfasts and coffee were enjoyable. They brought my son cereal and fruit every day, since he doesn't like eggs. I loved the omelettes and crepes.

As his normal guides were busy, Bill took us around the island for a day. Excellent tour. He knew (of course) the perfect photo ops and light. Really enjoyed the conversation too. And all of the restaurants he recommended were excellent. In fact, we never had a bad meal on the island.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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editheasterisland, Propietario at Taura'a Hotel, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Iorana
Thank you for your comments, as your comments suggest the hotel is 3 star clean and very comfortable, with the best service we can provide on the island, this include tours, and advice on restaurants,car rental, diving, horseriding etc. to make sure that you get the best possible experience out of your short stay on the island.
mauruuru
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Taura'a Hotel. Bill and Edith are lovely people. Upon arrival we were given a fresh guava juice to drink and then Bill took us for a short drive around Hanga Roa. Bill offered to organise a tour of the island for us and also arranged for us to hire the hotel's car for $50 USD for a half day and $100 USD for a full day. Petrol was extra. Bill also made some suggestions for restaurants which we appreciated. We tried out the restaurants he suggested and they were terrific.

Our room was clean and spacious. However there was no television and the wifi is poor. My biggest issue with the room was the hot water takes FOREVER to come on. I'd literally turn the hot water tap on in the shower and wait 5 - 10 minutes for it to get hot. I'm not sure why this was. We soon learnt to turn the hot water on first, wait for it to get hot and and then get undressed otherwise you'd stand there freezing waiting for it.

The included breakfast was good but also a little strange as there was no choice. When you go up to reception for breakfast you are not asked what you'd like or what is available, you are just given a plate of food. On our first day we were given omelettes with fruit and a huge pot of delicious coffee. The freshly baked bread was great after not eating any decent bread for 3 weeks prior whilst in Peru. My partner is allergic to cheese and wasn't asked if he'd like cheese in his omelette, it was just put in front of him. He ate it in order to not be impolite and did his best to scrap out the cheese. I'm vegetarian and mentioned this when I arrived at Taura'a so I was given an omelette without ham on the first day. On the next day we were given pancakes - again, we weren't asked what we'd like, we were just given it. The pancakes were amazing and the fruit was so yummy. On our third day I really wanted the pancakes again and I was hoping we'd get asked what we'd like. Nope... we got omelettes and this time they forgot that I didn't eat meat so I was given an omelette full of ham. I had to ask for another one which I felt bad about. I think it'd be a good change if they at least let people know what the breakfast is for that day before bringing it out. That way people can decide if they want it or not or mention that they'd not like cheese, ham etc.

On our second night there, there was a blackout. Bill brought us battery powered lamps without us even having to ask! It was so nice and thoughtful of him and we really appreciated it.

I'd definitely recommend Taura'a Hotel if you are looking for a no frills hotel in a great location close to the main area of Hanga Roa. The food is really good even though there is no choice.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Peta_and_Jeff
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editheasterisland, Propietario at Taura'a Hotel, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Iorana
Thank you , for your comments we try to address any problem that occur to our guest, hot water is a problem on the island as there is a lot of salt in the town water, so it is necessary to the hot water tap on full to overcome this problem and adjust the cold water to it, normally we advice the guest of this. The vast majority of the time we now ask our guest what they would like for breakfast from what is available.We are glad you enjoy your stay on easter island
mauruuru
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Washington, DC
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Edith and Bill made this a perfect allbeit short stay on Easter Island. Met by Bill at the airport and taken on a short tour of hango rao before checking in. Everything at the hotel is as described in previous reviews. Quiet, restful atmosphere. Fantastic breakfast. And best of all Bill and Edith's unintrusive assistance with anything you need. Forget the resorts stay here!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SailnMD
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editheasterisland, Propietario at Taura'a Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Iorana
Thank you for your comments, 3 days is just enough time to experience the island but not the culture and so as a family run hotel we try to give you the feeling of the rapanui people as well as the misteries.
mauruuru
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london
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Location, location, location. Lovely people. Great atmosphere. Super breakfast. Sweet garden in the middle of all the action.
Rent a Jimmy for 40,000 per day or, as we did 90,000 for three days, because you will want to go round yourself and see things again.

Room Tip: Rooms 5-10 are slightly noisier than 1-4.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank HamarWindsor
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editheasterisland, Propietario at Taura'a Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Iorana
Thank you for your comments, Tauraa is well place for you to take advantage of the town, and all it has to offer.
mauruuru
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Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

Taura'a Hotel is great! I had no plans when I flew on to Easter Island but with the help of the staff at Taura'a I was able to plan an amazing week on the island. I recommend taking the Taura'a tour it was very informative and relaxed at the same time. If you go to Easter Island please stay for at least 5 days you will be sorry if you stay for less.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ryan M
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editheasterisland, Propietario at Taura'a Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Iorana
Thank you for highlighting the need to stay for a minimun of 5 days if you truly want to experience the misteries and the culture of rapanui with our experience of Tauraa we can make suggestion so you can get the best on your stay.
Tahnk you again
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seattle
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43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

We stayed 4 nights at Taura'a in January. It was a very good value with absolutely wonderful breakfasts. They gave us rides to and from the airport. Our first day there Bill took us for a short drive around town before his morning tour and dropped us off at the museum just outside of town. When we needed a taxi to drop us off for a north shore hike and a pick up at Anakena Beach, Edith arranged it all and made sure that we didn't pay the driver until he picked us up several hours after dropping us off. Great location, easy to walk around town. When we needed to dry clothes, we were able to use their clothesline. They gave us a very large room since there were 3 of us, and we were able to keep our gear there until our evening departure. Very comfortable beds. Very nice people and beautiful gardens.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank marlinSeattle
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editheasterisland, Propietario at Taura'a Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Iorana
Thank you for your comments, as always we try to look after our clients from airport to airport, and so we get many differents request and if it is possible to help we always please to try our best.
Thank you
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Lethbridge, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Fantastic hotel and location - right down town. Walking distance to restaurants, beaches, groceries, shopping, etc. Edith, a Rapa Nui, is a most gracious host and is willing to talk to you anytime, even when she is busy planting more trees, flowers, etc. Fresh fruits every day - bananas, papayas, mangos, flowers on the breakfast plate, eggs and wonderful fresh fruit juice. Bill, an Australian, is one phenomenal tour guide. Since he worked on the film "Rapa Nui" for Hollywood he researched the Rapa Nui history and culture thoroughly. His knowledge is impressive. He was our tour guide and modified the tours for us since two of the three were using canes and needed a slower pace. The hotel is made of about 15 units spread throughout their property. They were first class for Rapa Nui. We met many of Edith's relatives who owned restaurants, carved Rapa Nui statues including Moi, and worked around the island. They were all friendly and informative. Watching Edith's brothers and family doing wood carving is a great experience. Many of their carvings are incorporated into the gardens, patio decks, table legs, etc. Taura'a is an experience never to miss.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Terry R
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editheasterisland, Propietario at Taura'a Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Iorana
Thank you for letting future clients know of your feeling and experiences at Tauraa in rapa nui and the wonders of the festival Tapati Rapa Nui.
Thank again
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Additional Information about Taura'a Hotel

Property: Taura'a Hotel
Address: Atamu Tekena s/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000, Chile
Region: Chile > Easter Island > Hanga Roa
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Hanga Roa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hanga Roa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Taura'a Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tauraa Hotel, is locate in the center of town, run by rapanui family, we specialice in english speaking guest and also our staff speak french and spanish, the rooms are large,comfortable with private bathrooms,has a fridge,cieling fans,hair dryer,safe beach towel and coffee making facilities in rooms. Close to all amenities and just a short walking to Pea Beach and Tahai the most complete archaeological sites in town, also free wifi and parking. ... more   less 
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