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All reviews watch the sunset place to stay minute walk the owner easter island hot water her husband pretty standard walking distance ocean view other guests small kitchen enjoyed my stay island tour pleasant stay juice breakfast was included
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

The view from our bungalow was gorgeous. Vicki was wonderful and was very helpful in recommending places to eat and visit. We rented a SUV and enjoyed the wiled scenery and the wiled horses and animals along the island. All this added to the statues on one of the most remote places on Earth, made our visit unforgettable.

Stayed: June 2016
1  Thank office503
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

First: the owners are lovely. Vicky (Bicky) and her husband are warm, welcoming and very helpful. The property consists of one room bungalows scattered among a beautiful treed lot, very close to the ocean. Our porch had somehow ocean view. Even though there was another property in between it did not impede the view as there were no buildings. Flowers everywhere. The occasional rooster strolling around. The resident cats visiting us daily and Rikki Rikki the dog greeting us when she was not sleeping. Our room was big: two double beds, TV (the old type with indoor antenna), small fridge, bathroom with tub (hot water, good pressure), lovely porch. A couple of steps down a paved path behind our bungalow there was another bungalow - our kitchen. Private access, just for us; everything brand new and sparkling clean. Microwave, TV(new), dishes, cutlery, all the gadgets. We loved it! I am not a fan of cooking while on holiday but Easter Island is expensive, the service and quality are so-so and eating 3 times a day in restaurants is costly. Having a snack or a quick breakfast in your own kitchen is great. The market is within ( reasonable ) walking distance from the property, fruit vendors are everywhere, selling from their trucks, and there are, of course, the supermarkets. As I said, the owners were very helpful with all our needs and they made our stay really enjoyable. Vicky rented a car for us, quick and easy, delivered to our door so to say. She took a lot of time pointing the attractions on the map, explaining things,etc. All in all it was a wonderful experience staying at Manna Nui. Nobody bothered us, it was a quiet and tranquil atmosphere and if you wanted to socialize with other guests the reception had a huge porch with sofas and armchairs where you could lase the afternoon away. One more thing: there is WiFi but the signal is weak if you stray too far from the reception bungalow.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Pussilina
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

First, the bad news (but please read on): Our room faced the setting sun, and it got unbearably hot in the afternoon; the supplied fan was just not enough to make much of a difference. So, what to do? Get out of your room in the afternoon!

Next, the neutral news: There is no wi-fi, but you didn't come to Easter Island to check your mail, did you? There is a TV in the kitchen. As far as I was able to tell, it receives 2 channels, which I affectionately nicknamed, "Snow" and "Sleet." Don't plan on watching "Homeland" in Hi-Def here.

Now, the good news (and there's plenty of it): The owner was there waiting for us at the airport when we came in; a very nice touch, and she really couldn't have been more accommodating. Our room was quite large, clean, and comfortable, and the bathroom was fine. (We had a little issue with a lack of hot water one day, but it turned out to be mostly "user error.")
Having a kitchen was a huge advantage. We talked with several other travelers with "breakfast included" at their places who said that "breakfast" was pretty pathetic -- usually a couple of slices of bread. We, on the other hand, were able to have eggs, juice, and vegetables, because we had a kitchen and a fridge (very handy for keeping beer cold as well.) The owner even stopped with us on the way home from the airport to go to the "supermarket" (Evi's Mini-mart. This turned out to be a great choice for us because they accepted Visa, so we didn't need to change money.)

We realized when we got to Mana Nui that we needed to rent a car to get around the island. No problem! Our hostess -who must be one of the best businesswomen on the island-- had cars to rent as well; nice, air-conditioned recent model Suzuki jeeps. I didn't check what the other rental places charged, so I can't compare. (Unless you are an avid bicyclist with a lot of time on your hands, you'll find that means of transportation impractical for the distances you have to cover each day. You can also take guided tours, of course, but they aren't our cup of chai.)

Mana Nui is just steps away from the Hanga Roa cemetery, which offers a very interesting look into both Christian and Island burial customs, and it is a short walk to Ta Hai, the best spot to watch the sun set behind the moai.
Also within spitting distance are several good restaurants: Te Moana (which we never got to, but which was highly recommended,) and Pea Resto-Bar, which I have reviewed.

Finally, I have to mention the garden at Mana Nui, abounding with hibiscus and bouganvillea. When you do find time to sit out on the porch, it is lovely to look out through this floral profusion.

All in all, this proved to be an excellent place to stay; it's not the Ritz, but you didn't really want to stay at the Ritz, right?

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

The rooms were nice and very close to town and restaurants. No A/C but the evenings cooled of so not really needed since most days were spent sightseeing. The gentleman was very nice, helpful and accessible. The lady was not always around and frequently locked the office so as to stay undisturbed. I would stay here again. They will make tour arrangements for you but double check because they somehow missed reserving a full day island tour but we were lucky that there were still 2 seats left on the bus so we got to go after all. Wi Fi is slow but same as anywhere else on the island.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank RichardK938
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

when I arrive, the owner pick me up at airport (on time, good, thank you).
she try to arrange sightseeing for us, but we said no, thank you.
there is every 2 days for make up room services, fine
we arrive at our room, it's come with kitchen.
Carpet hasn't washed over years...., kitchen towels, cabin everything are sticky
bathroom is strange, you have climb up stairs (no good for elder or children)
psyllids in the room and bite me...
coffee was expired in 2014, but still in the kitchen.
not close to main street (need to walk almost 15-20 mins)
no wifi in the room, it's only works in their office
it's not a good place, not recommend to people.

Room Tip: don't go there
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank K L
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