We, like many, chose Tauraa Hotel based upon the terrific reviews on TripAdvisor. It proved to be a wonderful choice.
Upon arrival we were warmly greeted at the airport late night by Edith's sister. She was very nice and cheery. After a short ride to the hotel, we were shown to our room, which was room number 4. It is in the back of the hotel, more private and quiet than the rooms up front. We loved it! Room number 3 would also be a good choice and located in the back. There was still a little road noise and in the morning count on the roosters to wake you up. If you are a light sleeper, earplugs would be helpful.
Our room was spotless everyday and had everything we needed. If there is something you need all you have to do it ask. We found everyone on Edith's staff to be friendly
Breakfast was awesome! We had great fresh fruits, home-made rolls, freshly made juice,
fluffy pancakes and more.
We booked a car through Edith, the owner of Tauraa, prior to our arrival. It was there waiting for us early the next morning. We found it easier to rent a car, see the entire island from sunrise to sunset at our own pace rather than take separate tours. It was easy to navigate around town, If you get lost, the locals will help you out with directions. Edith was great about telling us the spots we absolutely should not miss.
We met many other people on the island who stayed at other small hotels and they were
disappointed with their accommodations. We were elated that we chose to stay at Tauraa.
Lunch at Cafe Ra'a is highly recommended. They also have great coffee and pastries. There are a lot of nice places to go for dinner. We chose several places on the waterfront. They were all really good. If you need a recommendation, ask Edith or her husband Bill. They know the best and most reasonable places to eat.
We had no problems with billing upon checking out. Edith let us know that a tip was optional. We definitely chose to pay it, as they all work so hard to make Tauraa what it is.
Exceptional!!! They all certainly deserve it.!
Overall, if you want a nice, clean, reasonably priced hotel with a friendly staff, good service and a great breakfast, stay at Tauraa. If you want to be pampered, have someone serve you three meals a day, feel the need to be connected to the internet on a daily basis, then this is not the place for you. However, we found Tauraa Hotel to be just the right place for us.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Tauraa Hotel Hanga Roa
- Taura'a Hotel Easter Island/Hanga Roa