Most hotels and hostels in Hanga Roa, Easter Island, tend to concentrate downtown, around the main road. Some others, like Cabanas Rapa Nui Orito, offer an alternative way to spend your time in the island, by staying in the in-lands, the “countryside”.
Less than 10 minutes car ride from downtown and 5 minutes to-from the airport means you have a lot of land around you and you can immerse yourself in the beautify of this island. The hotel’s gardens are extensive and of a tropical green. Beyond the property, you can admire the mountains during the day and a beautifully clear starry sky at night.
Lodging at Cabanas Rapa Nui Orito consist in high ceiling apartments that include bedroom area (with private bathroom) along with a kitchen and a dinning area. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated – furthermore, you can tell the team cares for detail. They will arrange your towels in different shapes (not only on the day of your arrival, but everyday!) and place fresh flowers from the garden in your room and bathroom.
Breakfast is served in your room every morning at the time of your convenience and what a breakfast that is! A fantastic spread of breads, jams, butter, cheese, turkey, cereal, milk, yogurt, juice, biscuits or cake and a beautiful fresh fruit salad! We started the day like Kings during our stay at Cabanas Rapa Nui Orito!
The reception team is very friendly and informative – we had the chance to interact with Marita and Marcela, both very nice to chat to, not only about touristic things, but also about life in the Island in general.
If I were to return to Easter Island one day, I’d love to stay here again – for the inviting room, for the relaxing surroundings, for the kitchen where we prepared dinner every night and for that great breakfast with the yummiest of fruit salads!