There's a lot to see and appreciate across th...
Mar 2 - Mar 11, 2023
There's a lot to see and appreciate across the many historic sites on Rapa Nui. Unfortunately for us, we arrived on the island and tested positive for Covid-19 the next day. We quarantined for the majority of our time on the island, and the local health authority released us from quarantine half a day before our departing flight. This was entirely appropriate on their part, and in no way impacts our review of this experience. Our local guide, Nicolas, spent that half day showing us as many parts of the island as he could, and we thoroughly enjoyed the time we did get to spend with him. He and the hotel staff had gone out of their way to keep us comfortable and safe while we isolated ourselves in our two adjoining private bungalows. We can't say enough how much we appreciated the staff at the Taha Tai and the attentive service of Nicolas.
After we left Rapa Nui, we had more time in Santiago and in Valparaiso, and we loved the experiences arranged for us by our in-country specialist, Lorena. She and her team had also stayed in touch regularly during our quarantine to ensure we had everything we needed.
Very comfortable rooms and kind, attentive staff.
The rooms were beautiful and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, and the evening self-serve honesty tab was a welcome respite at the end of the day. The staff were professional and accommodating and kind. The interior courtyard is serene.
We loved this hotel more than any other, and our rooftop rooms with private terraces were extraordinary. The staff was friendly and helpful. The design and decor were lovely. Be prepared for the stairs, but don't let that stop you from staying here unless you are unable to climb stairs on your own. A friendly thought: if you're unable to navigate stairs, Valparaiso may not be the best city for you to visit.
Cassas del Bosque was the best meal we ate anywhere in Chile in our 3-week trip. Extraordinary!
We had several food allergies that we communicated in advance of our trip. The chef was able to fully accommodate those requirements, and our evening in the chef's home was splendid!