Location: a gentle 20 min walk to the centre of Hanga Roa. Close to the airport. Free parking. It's not the handiest for the cafes and restaurants in town but it's not disastrously far either. The road is lit all the way back and most tour companies will pick you up and drop you off from your hotel (except our tour didn't because they didn't think they could turn at the end of the road!)
Hotel room: we stayed in a standard double. It was basic and clean enough - it was absolutely adequate. Please note that the room does not have a kettle (it is not advertised that it does but something to bear in mind - see below for overview). Fresh towels everyday and basic toiletries provided.
Breakfast: this is very basic but supplements are available at extra cost. We are not sure how this compares to other hotels on the island but in my (uk) opinion their offering doesn't constitute a breakfast, esp at the rate. They provide a glass of fruit juice, a hot drink and two bread buns with a pod each of butter and dulce de leche.
Recommendation: we booked about 4 months in advance with booking.com and reserved the room at £54per night. Other travellers have recommended booking at last minute to get better deals - we checked the prices of accom on arrival on the island and found that Atavai was then advertised at £38per night. If I were to go again, esp in low season, I would hold off.
Overview: we booked on a price basis and were looking at the lower end of the scale as we didn't intend on spending much time 'at home'. Whilst Atavai wasn't terrible, I wouldn't recommend it for a trip to Easter Island. I would book somewhere with kitchen facilities because there will be some days that you would want to make a packed lunch (for a tour) rather than paying 15,000 for one to be included. It is possible to make instant noodles to take with you in your own Tupperware but be aware that the hotel also charges for hot water - 2000 pesos per cup, which they do measure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Atavai hotel is situated in the only village of Easter Island, Hanga Roa. It has 7 comfortable rooms with private bathroom with shower and toilet. Mobil internet access via pendrive. The hotel also has car parking for its guests. The hotel inform you about all the activities in the island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atavai Pension Easter Island/Hanga Roa