Our hotel was the Mana Nui Inn. They met us at the airport. Watch out when you arrive: They make everyone x-ray their baggage as you exit the airport (?!) and the machines are not guaranteed to be film-safe. They will pass your film around without question however.
Mana Nui Inn
The Mana Nui Inn is located about a 10 minute walk from town (Hanga Roa), at a beautiful location overlooking the sea, with beautiful sunsets every night. The wind can get pretty strong, but we still had some nice walks along that stretch of the coast. The hotel owner or her daughter will pick you up at the airport, and greet you with a flower lei. It cost us $45US/night. The room is very clean, with its own bathroom and hot shower (run the hot water in the sink at the same time – then there’s enough pressure and the gas stays on and the shower is great). The views are fabulous, and we were made to feel very at homme. We were greeted with fruit juice as soon as we arrived, and gave us a great map with pictures of the sites, and explained everything there was to do on the island. We had a great breakfast every morning. They also drove us back to the airport and gave us good bye necklaces they’d made themselves at the end of our stay! The daughter, Patricia, speaks great English as well.
Inside our simple but clean room at the Mana Nui Inn