When researching Easter Island hotels, the one thing that truck me about ALL of them was the wide range of reviews -- from terrible to excellent -- for any given hotel. Having said that, I didn't know what I was getting into when we picked this one. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. The grounds and view are beautiful. The rick pool down the hill from the regular pool is AMAZING. And you're a 5 minute walk from some neat caves. Also a 15 min walk into town which is not bad at all considering it is safe to walk around the island all hours of the night. The rooms are fine and clean, but again, if you are used to staying in 4-5 star hotels, Easter Island is not for you. I think all of the hotels are pretty primitive, but that is just the style of the island. I heard rumors there is a $1000/night fancy hotel somewhere on the island so if you can't stand basic accommodations try there. I agree with the other reviews that the restaurant is not worth it. Its only a 15 min walk to town, so just go there. There is wi-fi that is only about $10 for 5 days, available in the lobby only... but HINT, if your room is close to the lobby you can pick it up in your room. We did. Some things we weren't expect was not being able to flush toilet paper in the toilet and hot water at only certain times of the day, but none of these were deal-breakers for laid back travelers. All in all, I would stay here again. Contrary to other reviews, I found the staff to be helpful. Helps to know a little spanish, though. Their English was just OK, but good enough. Bottom line, we were 3 sisters ages 23-30 and to us, the pros of the hotel outweighed the cons. Oh, and you'll hear roosters throughout the day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Iorana hotel located on Easter Island is a place to relax and recharge energy at any time of the year. The hotel offers two swimming pools, one in the beautiful and big garden and the other directly formatted in the sea rocks. Guests can enjoy beautiful sunsets from the chairs near the swimming pool. Hanga Roa center is 15 minutes away from the hotel and Rano Raraku volcano only at 3 km away. Rooms are decorated with wood and the floor is in ceramic. They include television, phone, a mini-bar and a view on the sea or on other wonderful landscapes. Every day, a buffet breakfast is served. The restaurant offers local and international specialties with media pension. At the 24h reception, you can book a transfer to the international airport Mataveri, located 1km away from the hotel, rent a bike to explore the island or reserve an excursion. We have 25 years of experience providing our services in a pleasant and familial atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iorana Hotel Easter Island