Altiplanico Rapa Nui has a distinctive design. Guest accommodation is in individual free-standing rooms arranged in three clusters in the extensive grounds with walkways linking them to the central area. The gardens contain some small archaeological sites that you can view, a great introduction to the fascinating history and culture of the island.
Most of your waking time is taken up with exploring the island and its impressive archaeological sites, especially the famous moai that are found in many locations. Hotel staff help you arrange guided tours to different sites to soak up the unique Rapa Nui culture, exploring by vehicle, on foot, on horseback and by bike, visiting villages and beaches and watching displays of traditional dancing.
At the heart of the hotel there's an open-sided restaurant with superb views down to the coast and ocean, a bar and a lounge, ideal for socialising and unwinding, with Wi-Fi available to help you stay in touch with the outside world. Outdoors as well as enjoying strolls through the garden you can cool off with a swim in the pool.
Each of the rooms is painted with one of the eye-catching designs found at sites on the island, and inside the white-walled high-ceilinged bedroom has a great feeling of space, and there's an en-suite bathroom thoughtfully supplied with toiletries. Furnishings have been kept to a minimum with the emphasis on clean lines and touches of colour added by throws and cushions. The glass doors to the front fill the room with light and lead out to a private sitting area where you can relax at your leisure.
Open: Altiplanico Easter Island is open all year.
Location: The hotel is in 1.5 hectares of grounds on the coast of Easter Island. It is about a 20 minute walk (2kms) from the island’s capital, Hanga Roa.
Rooms: Guest accommodation is in 16 self-contained units, each with a bedroom, bathroom and private terrace. Interiors have been kept deliberately uncluttered, and bedrooms have high ceilings which make them feel very spacious and fans to keep them cool. They are located in 3 groups, linked to the main area by trails. Exteriors are painted with different motifs that are found at archaeological sites on Easter Island.
Activities: Easter Island offers opportunities for hiking, horse riding, swimming, snorkelling and diving, as well as guided visits to archaeological sites. Staff at the hotel can help you plan excursions offered by local agencies.
Facilities: The hotel has a restaurant, lounge and bar. The lovely gardens contain outdoor sitting areas and a swimming pool. There is a laundry service. Reception is staffed 24 hours a day. There is a safe deposit box at reception.
Dining: The restaurant serves regional, national and Peruvian food, with seafood featuring prominently on the menu. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: There is no malaria in Chile.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in the reception area, lounge and bar.
Notes: The hotel is part of the Altiplanico group of hotels which has properties in Santiago, Atacama and Puerto Natales.
Stay on remote Easter Island and discover its unique culture, engimatic moai and varied scenery with a local guide.
"This hotel is one of the top hotels on the island especially for the sunset view. The lodges were large with plenty of space however the condition of the accommodation required some TLC. Advised to use bottled water this was only available if purchased!"