Hotel Altiplanico – Easter Island

Should you select Altiplanico Easter Island and wish to have a bed and breakfast stay along with your own rent a car, or a fully all-inclusive stay with all transport, excursions and meals included please ask ExperienceChile.Org to sort it out. We have good relations with key local people in Easter Island who can show you the “jewels” of the Island and talk about its history.


Along with its sister Altiplanico lodges in Chile, the Altiplanico at Easter Island offers a unique, independent, boutique style small hotel, but to high standards. The owners have made a specific effort to reflect local Rapa Nui culture in the design of the buildings, as well as involving music, art, and history depictions into the exterior and interior decoration.


Altiplanico lodge buildings and facilities occupies 1.5 hectares of land and comprises of a main building with open lounge and restaurant, and a number of individual villas that home the 17 guest rooms. In addition, there is an outdoor pool, gardens, and open spaces in-between the guest villas.

The complex is in an area known as the Hiniere sector, about 2km from Hanga Roa village. It is also on the coast with views to the Pacific Ocean.
Considering the location of the hotel, it offers a quiet place to return to after a day of excursions.


With a seated capacity for 48 guests, the Altiplanico restaurant is a great place to enjoy a fusion of Polynesian and Easter Island Cuisine.

Local ingredients include tuna, lobster and sweet potatoes among other specialities such as the typical fruits like cassava, taro, guava and mango.

One of the unique aspects to dining here is the setting. Three sides of the restaurant are open to the exterior and one full side has a direct view of the garden and to the Pacific Ocean.

Hotel Hanga Roa – Easter Island


The Hotel Hanga Roa is a property that occupies a position previously held by another hotel that was called Hanga Roa. Most recently it has been acquired by, or joined, the Nayara brand.
The new hotel was built from scratch and developed into a high-end, modern “island hotel”, emitting a style similar to what one would find on other Pacific islands such as Tahiti. It has an island up market “resort” ambience.

It offers 75 guest rooms, a large outdoor pool area, Pacific-side restaurant, and easy access to all areas of the village.


In the middle of Hanga Roa village, in front of the Pacific Ocean is the Hotel Hanga Roa.

This is a high-end hotel offering 75 spacious guest rooms, a spa, large open-air pool sector, a modern, half “al fresco” restaurant, and an overall ambience normally associated with a resort hotel on a Pacific Island like Tahiti.

For those who like to walk around the local Hanga Roa village, that is easily done because the village is around the hotel.

Architecturally there is nothing like this hotel on Easter Island. Notably no building is higher than one floor, and the exterior of all the units is “robust”, with thick-looking walls, coloured with ascetically, natural earth colours. In addition, a number of the buildings are circular with grass-covered roofs, replicating the ancient stone-built and grass-covered dwellings at Orongo, on the rim of the crater at Rano Kau Volcano (the large volcanic crater next to Hanga Roa village). Thereby, trying to create a hotel that emulates actual history of the Island.

Around the pool sector the boundary walls are built from volcanic rocks as well as areas where lose volcanic rocks and stones are used as a decorative way to fill in spaces in the garden.
The interior of the hotel, in all areas, is modern, with curved, split-level ceilings and plastered walls, both coloured in white and almost white colours accompanied by “mood” lighting.
Like other top-end hotels Hanga Roa Hotel offers all-inclusive programs with guided tours and excursions throughout the Island, meals and transport included in the rate.


The Poevara restaurant faces the Pacific with one side open to the elements. Here the hotel offers international cuisine created from local ingredients.

Hotel Explora – Easter Island


The Explora group offers high-end, boutique “adventure” lodges from where guests can embark on various, daily excursions to experience, understand and know the local habitat. And, at the end of the day, return to a comfortable room, enjoy great food, with top wines and relax in a nice atmosphere.

This lodge, in line with its sister lodges in Torres del Paine, San Pedro de Atacama and elsewhere, follows a unique exterior architectural design, but a minimalist interior design with exposed raw cement walls in guest rooms, offset by some wooden panelling, modern furniture, lighting and warm fabrics.

All Inclusive Program

In line with other hotels of this high-end category, Explora offers all-inclusive programs. These include everything you need during your stay, such as all meals, transfers in and out, tours and excursions with educated guides, lodge facilities and, of course, accommodation.


The Explora group of adventure lodges has manged to mark a presence in the key “naturally-dramatic and beautiful” destinations of Chile. These are: Easter Island, San Pedro de Atacama, Carretera Austral and Torres del Paine. In each case, the main lodge is architecturally unique, minimalist, and different to the normal hotel or lodge style that travellers are accustomed to.

The Explora Easter Island lodge is, possibly, the one which is “the simplest” of the group. The exterior design comprises a number of units spread in “open fan” shape, each with a flat roof, protected by earth-coloured tiles, exterior walls are covered in dark wood panelling from halfway up, and natural stone from the ground to where it meets the wood.

On the side of the lodge that faces the countryside and Pacific Ocean (in the distance), there are numerous tall windows so guests can enjoy great views of the natural surroundings.
The interior communal areas are naturally welcoming, courtesy of modern, light-coloured wood panelling on walls and ceilings. However, in the guest rooms, there is a mix of exposed raw cement walls, with a small amount of natural wood panelling.

In the lodge grounds, connected by an exterior boardwalk, there is an outdoor swimming pool with sun lounge deck.

There are only 30 guest rooms at Explora Easter Island, which enables for a more “intimate” stay experience.


The lodge offers a restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food served here is of haute cuisine involving local, flavoursome ingredients.