Tupa Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Maria and especially Esteban were friendly, helpful and spoke good English. The Ocean Deluxe rooms had panoramic views of a big wide ocean and sky with rugged coastline stretching away into the distance, the Tahai Moais and the surf. Breakfast was simple but great for us. The room was safe, cleaned daily but old and in need of minor repairs. There was plenty of hot water. There was no TV, phone, air con, tea or coffee or tissues in the room. The bed was pretty good. Short walk from everything. The exchange rate was no good.
From the moment I began my vacation, the Tupa Hotel helped to make my stay in Rapa Nui comfortable. They pick you up from the airport and give you a lei. The staff were extremely friendly and helped to coordinate tours and dinner events. The room I stayed in was spacious. There was a little issue but it was taken care of right away when I notified the staff. During my stay in Rapa Nui I took three tours (one full day and two half day tours). Tupa booked everything for me. The location is also awesome. It is a short walk from downtown, the beach, great restaurants (right across from Mama Nui), and has a great view. Tupa hotel is great for its value.
We loved our trip to Easter Island. Hotel Tupa left much to be desired but it was nice to be greeted at the airport and to have a clean room, although very dated with few luxuries. We stayed in an ocean view room and enjoyed the view of the sunsets. I took a cold shower one morning because the hot water supply was not sufficient for some reason. We learned that showering at night was best and did not have any water issues at that time. In our particular room, the bed was uncomfortable. Half of the bed needed more support and both my husband and I suffered from back pains after sleeping on that side of the bed. We enjoyed the location of the hotel. Just a few blocks from oceanside restaurants. Also a few blocks from the main street. We liked that we were close to the main street, but not staying on it. The hotel website states there is wifi access in the common reception area. There was no access during our entire stay and the reception said it was out of their control, however, there was a secure Administration network that the staff had access to that seemed to work without a problem. We felt like the hotel staff was not honest about the wifi either in their advertisements or talking to us about the availability. We liked the breakfast. There were fruits, breads, granola, and instant coffee (the coffee is much better than many other places we have stayed). While most of the staff was pleasant, the people at the reception desk were not particularly warm. One person was downright cold and at times rude during our encounters. The hotel was fine because we spent so little time in our room. If we had another trip we would do more research on staying somewhere else. Regarding the trip to Easter Island as a whole, my family and I loved it and would consider it one of the best trips we have taken. We loved how remote it felt, how easy it was to be alone at the sites, and how easy it was to travel with a baby. We took a full day tour on our second day on the island and would highly recommend doing that to orient yourself before setting out on your own. After that, we rented a car and were able to spend as much time as we want, when we wanted, at our favorite sites. The island is quite small and easy to drive around in a short amount of time. Our trip was during the beginning of autumn and the sun rose around 8am and set around 8pm daily. This allowed us to sleep in, but be up and out the door to see the sunrise.
The location of the Tupa hotel is wonderful, 5 minutes walk to the main street or to Tahai. I got an oceanview room, so i could see and hear the ocean. I love walking, it was fantastic to be able to walk everywhere, to town, along the coastline etc. I stayed for 7 nights, it was very quiet and relaxing. I feel safe there, people are not pushy or obnoxious. Seeing the Moais was a real treat, they are amazing. There are also a lot of scenic places as well. I highly recommend a trip to Easter Island, a truly magical and beautiful place.
Keep in mind that you need to adjust your expectations when you travel to Easter Island. For what you pay you don't get what you would in many other parts of the world. That being said, this is a decent hotel with a great location close to town and restaurants, and it has a nice view of the ocean. The breakfast is heavy on fruit and bread, with some packaged deli meat and cheese. Front desk and breakfast room staff are friendly and helpful. They offer free rides to and from the airport, which is only a 5 minute drive away. Rooms don't have air conditioning, but do have ceiling fans and one moveable fan on a stand. They are somewhat shabby, even the ocean-view rooms, but clean.
A very nice spot just a short walk from town. The ocean view rooms get a nice breeze through the patio doors; no A/C but good fans provided. I didn't miss the A/C. Breakfast is good and enough there to make a small sandwich for lunch, but the coffee is instant. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Beds are clean and basic. Lighting in room is very basic. Bathroom in one I stayed in was very recently updated with all new fixtures. Be prepared for short outages of electricity and water - but that is town wide, not hotel specific. WiFi is slow, but don't go to Rapa Nui for internet speed. Overall, a good experience, and I thought reasonably priced.
Great location, friendly staff, helpful airport transfers, terrific breakfast, but the hotel is an older property that needs some repairs and amenities; it has virtually none.
The location is central and convenient. The transit to and from the airport was prompt and warm. The room was clean and comfortable. And the people were very helpful and went out of their way to help me.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Free parking
- Free airport shuttle
Within a short walk of Pea Beach, Tupa Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of Mercado Artesanal Municipal. This 3.5-star hotel has 43 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. Near the airport, the hotel is also close to Ahu Tahai and Ana Kai Tangata.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
Free toiletries are standard in all rooms.
Guests of Tupa Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a garden. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available on request). The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This smoke-free hotel also has a TV in a common area.