This small and welcoming hotel is set in pretty gardens in the Easter Island capital, Hanga Roa. Guest accommodation resembles traditional Rapa Nui dwellings, emphasising the home-from-home feel. The 9 cosy en-suite rooms are grouped in 3 buildings called hares, each with its own spacious sitting room and terrace. Every hare contains a stone which, according to local lore, transmits beneficial energies, much prized by the Rapa Nui people.
The hares are located in different parts of the garden, with a network of walkways linking them to the central area. This is where the restaurant and bar are located, with floor-to-ceiling windows which provide panoramic views of the gardens as you enjoy refreshments. During your stay you have the chance to try tasty regional fare made from seasonal local ingredients including vegetables from the hotel's own garden. There's a lovely terrace, too, ideal for relaxing as you mingle with other guests.
The hotel provides a wide choice of activities and excursions so you can use your time to visit different parts of the island, admiring the many moai, taking in views of volcanic craters and the ocean, exploring ion foot, by bike and boat, to gain an overall understanding of the island, its history and culture, all of which have led to Rapa Nui National Park being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
Open: Hare Noi Rapa Nui is open all year.
Location: Hare Noi is in Hanga Roa, the capital of Easter Island (Rapa Nui), and about 3.5kms from the airport.
Rooms: The hotel has 9 similarly sized guest rooms divided among 3 hares (homes in the Rapa Nui language), whose design is inspired by the dwellings of early inhabitants of the island. Each hare has en-suite bedrooms, shared sitting and dining areas with tea and coffee facilities, and a terrace. Hare Maea houses 4 garden views rooms, and the other 5 rooms are positioned to get views of the sunset. Wooden walkways link the buildings to the main communal area of the hotel.
Activities: You can choose between excursions such as visits to archaeological sites, walks, hikes, bike rides (using the hotel’s bikes at no extra charge), boat trips and snorkelling. Excursions vary in duration and level of difficulty and staff can help you select those that best suit you. These can be booked locally or in advance.
Facilities: The main building includes Motu Umanga restaurant, bar and terrace. There is a spa with a massage room and solarium, a freeform outdoor swimming pool and sunbathing deck and a garden.
Dining: Meals are based on traditional island cuisine with international dishes also available, and feature ingredients grown in the hotel’s vegetable garden. The restaurant is open for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: There is no malaria on Easter Island.
Communication: There is complimentary Wi-Fi internet access in the living room of each hare.
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