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Shepherds hut -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Hanga Roa, Easter Island

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Olipa
Bern, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice place, nice owner”
Reviewed 30 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed 4 nights in this accommodation formerly (and still) known as Te Ora. The owner Violeta greeted us friendly and explained us some things about the Easter Island in Spanish. The apartment was nicely located at the sea, so you could hear the waves all the time. It had a nice patio to sit outside and was 10 minutes walk from the center. We had a flight at midnight but Violeta let us stay until our (included) transfer arrived at 10pm. One minus point for cleanliness which could have been a bit better and the even for island status bad Internet.

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Management Response
11 Dec 2016
Estimado Patrick. Muchas gracias por su opinión. Le cuento que llevamos 7 meses trabajando como Matavai. Antes las cabañas pertenecían a otra persona con el nombre Te' ora, estamos en proceso de mejoras por lo que pronto seremos totalmente Matavai. Saludos y también a su novia. Cariños.Violeta
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bonopunja...
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very good”
Reviewed 4 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

it was our 1st trip to easter island with my partner and we really had an amazing time, the owner Violeta was very helpful and guided us whatever we needed.
The cabañas are located right in front of the sea which we were looking for.
Would surely go & stay back again!!!!

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Management Response
8 Nov 2016
Estimado Bonopunjabi : me siento muy contenta de que haya disfrutado su estadía en la cabaña, y estoy gustosa de recibirlo a usted y a su partner nuevamente, muchos saludos, Violeta
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Gracie_tr...
London
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Homely and well located”
Reviewed 27 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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person found this review helpful

We were so pleased we chose Violeta's place as our little home on Easter Island. The location is perfect - in a peaceful corner of Hang Roa, a few minutes walk from the seafront restaurants and main street. The room (downstairs, with its own kitchen) was comfortable, clean, well equipped and homely - it also has a porch where we loved relaxing and listening to the waves. We would definitely recommend this room. Violeta was a great host and on hand to answer any questions.

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Management Response
28 Oct 2016
Estimada Lisa : me alegro que le gustó la cabaña , Agradezco mucho sus palabras , estoy feliz de haberlos tenido como huéspedes, saludos, Violeta.
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watershed...
Toronto, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely spot, friendly manager, a bit basic.”
Reviewed 24 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Violeta, the manager, was quite helpful and friendly. The suite was not the one we booked,but that was ok. This is a step above basic, reasonable value for the price. The big bonus is the location, across the street from the ocean. We slept with a sea breeze and the roar of the surf. It's an easy walk to the best ice cream in one direction and the town Main Street in the other.

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Liked best: Location and friendly service
Liked least: Hot water intermittent, kitchen equipment
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Management Response
3 Nov 2016
Dear Peter.
Thank you for your very helpful feedback. It is important to me that my guests feel safe and comfortable and so I work hard to see that Matavai cabins are maintained in very good condition. Unfortunately, materials are not readily available on our little, isolated island, making repairs delayed, at times. But I do strive to make all repairs before guests arrive. I’ve been in this business for 6 months and my goal is that Matavai cabins will continue to earn excellent ratings. A warm greeting to you and your wife.
Iorana, Violeta.
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Saeeda H
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Magical Place to discover one's heart”
Reviewed 21 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We loved our beach front home away from home. Violeta & her team were great. We plan to return soon.

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Liked best: Being right near the beach and the hospitality
Liked least: Going in winter. Will return in December 2016 or 2017
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Management Response
22 Jul 2016
Muchas Gracias Saeeda: Fue muy grato para nosotros tenerte en una de nuestras cabañas, y estaremos felices de recibir a usted y su marido todas las veces que quieran regresar a la isla. saludos, Violeta
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