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explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Easter Island
Certificate of Excellence
Sao Paulo, SP
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“A must see”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Amazing place with lots of activities to do. Perfect for those who enjoy walking, diving, horse riding, climbing volcanoes. The hotel offers great guides (the best) who accompany all these activities, and gives information about the history of the moai. Great food. For all ages, ideal for a family or group of friends.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Traveler,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your explora Rapa Nui experience. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay from beginning to end.

Thank you for highlighting the range of activities that we offer at our explora Rapa Nui lodge. We offer 18 different full-day and half-day explorations, perfect for travelers that enjoy being active and exploring unique and new surroundings. Our guides are all highly trained, and many of them are local to the island. I am delighted that you found them “the best” and will be sure to pass your kind comments on.

I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of the benefits of our Former explora traveler benefit, a recognition program with benefits including rate discounts and room upgrades for repeat guests. More information can be found on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you back to explora soon.

Best,
Richard Sharman
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Our journey to Explora was outstanding in every respect! The excursions, the scenery and the food! It was a very restful and special experience in a beautiful isolated setting! I cannot receommend it highly enough!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Traveler,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your explora Rapa Nui experience. I am delighted to read that your journey to explora was outstanding in all aspects. Our locations are ideal for travelers that wish to experience a vacation that is different to any other in that although our guests participate in daily physical activities, they return home completely rested and revitalized.

I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of the benefits of our Former explora traveler benefit, a recognition program with benefits including rate discounts and room upgrades for repeat guests. Further information can be found on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you back to explora soon.

Best,
Richard Sharman
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Great staff, with wonderful guides on two-a-day hikes. The food was quite good and the open bar great. Never feels crowded. Not great if you want to hang out in town, but if you are in Rapa Nui just to take in the wonderful environment with some sense of isolation from the crowd, this is the place.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Traveler,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your explora Rapa Nui experience. I agree with your comment that explora Rapa Nui is ideal for travelers wishing to take in the wonderful environment and isolate themselves from large crowds. At explora, we combine nature and local cultures with relatively demanding physical activity, which is necessary if you want to see the best of what Chile has to offer. We are different in that we believe in providing our travelers with luxury in the remote and giving our guests an experience like no other.

I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of the benefits of our Former explora traveler benefit, a recognition program with benefits including rate discounts and room upgrades for repeat guests. Further information can be found on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you back to explora soon.

Best,
Richard Sharman
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

I'm sure Rapa Nui is on most people's bucket list and justifiably. Just as sensational as the island is the Explora lodge. The staff are friendly and efficient and the guides (all locals) are knowledgeable and personable. The highlight would have been the bbq lunch amongst the rocks on the south coast. Very highly recommended.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Traveler,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your explora Rapa Nui experience. I am delighted to read that you found the explora Rapa Nui lodge as “sensational” as Easter
Island itself.

Our team of guides are carefully selected and highly trained at our explora School of Guides. As you mentioned yourself, many are locals to the island therefore are able to give travelers valuable information and local knowledge on the culture and the island itself. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff. I will be sure to pass them on.

I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of the benefits of our Former explora traveler benefit, a recognition program with benefits including rate discounts and room upgrades for repeat guests. Further information can be found on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you back to explora soon.

Best,
Richard Sharman
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Aspen, Colorado
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83 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is a long way to travel, and from the minute we were picked up at the airport, we felt we were in good hands. The entire staff went out of their way to make us comfortable at all times, and the guides were informative, and patient, making sure we saw the sights and knew as much information about them as we wanted. Everyone on the staff added to our positive experience and I would say there is no where better to stay on Easer Island. They even honored my special requests and gave me rides when I wanted to do some independent photography. I felt safe, pampered and definitely well fed! The orientation set the stage for a perfect option of excursions and information, and the guides made sure were were well informed and well equipped. We loved our stay and the experience of Rapa Nui. Thank you!

Room Tip: All rooms face the ocean and are quiet in an ideal setting for sunrise.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Traveler,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a very kind and positive review on your explora Rapa Nui experience.

Among many aspects, the explora experience centers around a variety of activities and excursions, all of which are designed to give travelers an abundant choice for experiencing a remote destination and its unique culture. This is achieved through daily in-depth explorations and activities with our explora team of bilingual guides. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our explora staff. I will be sure to pass them on.

We strive to make every guests` stay memorable and will do everything that we can to meet any requests they may have. I am therefore delighted that the management was able to cater and organize for you to do some independent photography activities.

I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of the benefits of our Former explora traveler benefit, a recognition program with benefits including rate discounts and room upgrades for repeat guests. More information can be found on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you back to explora soon.

Best,
Richard Sharman
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

This is a unique ecologically friendly hotel. This was the best choice we could have made while traveling to this beautiful island. The island and the hotel are at the "end of the world" but by far one of the most serene and cultured places that we visited. The people are very knowledgeable and professional and very friendly. This was the best vacation we had. Thank you Explora and Rapa Nui.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Traveler,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your time at explora Rapa Nui. It sounds like the explora experience was just right for you and I was particularly delighted to read that it was “the best vacation” that you have had.

Among many aspects, the explora experience centers around a variety of activities and excursions, all of which are designed to give travelers an abundant choice for experiencing a remote destination and its unique culture. This is achieved through daily in-depth explorations and activities with our explora team of bilingual guides. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our explora staff. I will be sure to pass them on.

Our lodge is eco-friendly and being the first to obtain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in South America, our commitment to the environment is unwavering and remains a huge priority among our business operations.

I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of the benefits of our Former explora traveler benefit, a recognition program with benefits including rate discounts and room upgrades for repeat guests. More information can be found on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you back to explora soon.

Best,
Richard Sharman
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Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Overall Explora was great experience, now, if I compare it to other places and weight it the price, the deal goes way down.

The quality was good - NOT worth the price, but I allow for what is available in such a reduced environment. The bar was great, the food OK, and the outings great if you are staying for not more that three days.

Two things are not forgetable:
1. the wire fence limiting the property is electrically charged and there IS NO WARNING SIGNS though it is a few feet from the pool - I only found out it was live-wired after a dog got shocked and later saw a notice - by the rooms, facing the outside (facing out the property) and in NO way advising guests - 30 feet from the pool?

Second, all guides provide you their version of Easter Island past/history/ecology, etc…. PLEASE train your people for some consistency, ideally with some scientific base;

Third, I don't need all these 'guest relations' people that do nothing! a turn off.

Fourth, the rooms are OK, barely!

Room Tip: Choose ONLY if you don't want to be close to the town, and do know the value is OK at best
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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explorachile, Brand Manager at explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Dear Traveler,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your explora Rapa Nui experience. While not entirely positive, we are grateful for your feedback.

First and foremost, I would like to address the point you made regarding the wired fencing: we are taking care of this issue immediately.

With regards to your comments on our guides, I am sorry to hear that you found some inconsistency in terms of the information given about Easter Island. The explora School of Guides includes practical and theoretical training in a variety of disciplines. Nevertheless, training is one thing, beliefs are another. Many of the stories and legends of the island are passed on from generation to generation, and in this process, different families have different theories and opinions. Understandably, no one guide is the same and their methods of story-telling are likely to differ from one to another. In reference to your concerns, I am sorry to hear that you didn`t feel as well informed as you should have been about the history and culture of Easter Island, or that there was an inconsistency in the information you were provided with.

Once again, I would like to thank you for your feedback. At explora, we listen to the voices of our guests and appreciate their comments, opinions and recommendations. We strive to continually improve our services and operations; therefore I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to contact me: rsharman@explora.com if you would like to discuss or comment on your explora experience further.

Best,
Richard Sharman
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Property: explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive
Address: Te Miro Oone S/N, Easter Island 2770000, Chile (Formerly explora Rapa Nui)
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Region: Chile > Easter Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Easter Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — explora Rapa Nui - All Inclusive 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our lodge was the first in South America to obtain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the United States Green Building Council.Our lodge, which opened in December 2007, was built on 9.6 Hectares (23.7 Acres) of land situated on a hill in the Te Miro Oone area, and overlooks the ocean. This is in south-eastern Rapa Nui, 8 kilometers (4.9 Miles) from Hanga Roa, the most populated part of the island.All of the 30 rooms, which extend to the north and south from a central building, have excellent ocean views. The lodge has welcoming indoor spaces which integrate aspects of the local culture.The design is intended to have minimal impact on its surroundings. The lodge is built on a site which is inappropriate for agricultural use and has no archaeological remains. The flora surrounding the lodge has been maintained intact. ... more   less 
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