Home of five UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Easter Island, Chile is one of the most exciting travel destinations in South America. This coastal country has a lot in store for adventurous spirits; think active volcanoes, temperate forests, and the world’s driest desert – Atacama. Honoring the wild spirit of Chile, the luxury hotels in Chile are situated in impressive surroundings that promise extraordinary travel experiences.
There’s no better way to start our list than with a hotel that promises a “singular stay” in the charming area of Puerto Natales. There are many things that single out this hotel as exceptional – the personalized service, sophisticated decor, and warm hospitability. However, what truly strikes us as impressive is the hotel’s building which is considered to be some of the best examples of an architectural adaptation. Namely, the hotel is nestled in a century-old cold storage Frigorifico Bories declared a National Heritage in 1996. If this wasn’t enough to trigger your imagination, let it be known that the property is set on a remote fjord overlooking a beautiful mountain landscape and serves at the same time as a museum.
The hotel was created by a Swiss family which is immediately noticeable by the minimalistic decor. Rooms feature a non-intrusive beige color palette which puts the whole focus on the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Last Hope Sound and the Andes Mountains. Comfy chairs, writing desks, and custom-built furnishings add to the overall sophisticated atmosphere. The beds are relatively big and fashioned with soothing linens, while the separate bathrooms feature whirlpool tubs and showers.
The in-house restaurant is a real treat and we’re pretty sure you’ll keep the meals in a dear memory. Dishes pay homage to the mountain ridges of Seno Ultima Esperanza by creating a menu infused with Patagonia-sourced ingredients such as austral hake, king crab, and guanaco.
Guest rooms start at $625, while the suites cost $915 per night.
For the ultimate-one-with-nature experience, you shouldn’t go without visiting the beautiful Chiloe Island should you have the opportunity. The is the home of colorful houses, amazing ocean views, and an abundance of wildlife from black-necked swans, mountain monkeys to the shy and adorable Pudu, the world’s smallest dear. Tierra Chiloe Hotel & Spa gives you the opportunity to explore this exciting area from the comfort of luxurious rooms set in a traditional palafito house. The wooden property is built on stilts and it reflects the traditional architecture of the island. Overlooking Pulao Bay and Hudson Channel, the hotel provides a sense of remoteness in interiors that pay homage to the traditional heritage of Chiloe.
The hotel offers numerous adventurous tours and guests can hike, sail, or kayak their way through the stunning landscape of Chiloe. Careful and attentive, the staff will attend to your every need. Don’t hesitate to ask them for a recommendation, this is a team that is eager to create a personalized experience for every guest.
The rooms at the hotel are spacious and airy, each boasting calming sea views through picture windows. With hand-crafted furniture and locally woven fabrics thoughtfully incorporated in each room, the interiors offer a homey atmosphere. There are no televisions here – Tierra Chiloe invites guests to tune in the present moment, enjoy the view or spend the evening reading a book from the eclectic library.
The farm to table restaurant is a real treat and something you don’t expect to see in a luxury hotel setting. Tierra Chiloe collaborates with the local fishing community and treats its guests with a plethora of seafood dishes. Don’t go without trying the traditional Chilean dish “curanto”
Double rooms start at $1,400 including meals, transfers, and half-day excursions.
Lago General Carrera, situated in the backdrop of the Northern Patagonia ice fields, is the largest lake in Chile. As such, it presents an awe-inspiring natural marvel that attracts hundreds of eco-tourists and cultural tourists every year.
The wooden, waterfront lodge of El Mirador de Guadal is the ideal retreat from which to explore everything this beautiful area boasts. The hotel rooms have a homey atmosphere and there’s a high chance you would like to move there permanently. Every room is situated in an individual wooden cabin with a furnished terrace overlooking the lake and the mountains. The minimalist decor invites guests to focus on the ravishing views surrounding them. Tea and coffee making facilities are available, while the wood-burning stove creates a warm ambiance.
Like the rooms and family suites, restaurants are also set in wooden cabins built from local Cyprus and lenga wood. Every meal is prepared with fresh vegetables and herbs taken from the hotel’s garden. Guests can enjoy Peruvian and Chilean dishes while contemplating the spectacular views of the lake and the surrounding glaciers.