Set within a lush biological reserve in Chile’s Lake District and surrounded by peaceful lakes, snow-topped volcanoes and the Andes mountain range, Huilo Huilo is made up of a number of lodges and hotels, which offer immediate access to stunning nature.
Located right in the heart of the Lastarria district, the Hotel Cumbres Lastarria has cafés and restaurants galore on its doorstep. Part of the Cumbres hotel chain, it’s one of the larger hotels in Lastarria and has more of a corporate feel.
Another recent addition to the list of properties in the Lastarria district, Ismael 312 is a cool and modern city hotel overlooking Parque Forestal.
The sister property to the Lastarria Boutique Hotel, Luciano K is a stylish boutique hotel named after one of Chile’s most famous architects. With its art deco style and lively rooftop bar it’s a very different style of property to the calm and classic Lastarria B.
An old 1920s mansion in Santiago’s historic centre that has been renovated and extended to create a 42-room hotel, the Hotel Magnolia is a bold blend of old and new.
A small guesthouse in one of the quieter areas of Santiago, CasaSur is the opposite of large and impersonal. With only six rooms and the owners on hand to offer help with recommendations and directions, this little hotel in Barrio Italia is a home away from home and a great base for a couple of nights exploring the city.
An affordable, well-located boutique hotel in the Lastarria district of the city, Su Merced is a fantastic option for those wanting a comfortable base from which to explore Santiago. Compact and independently owned this small hotel stands out for its light and modern rooms and relaxed atmosphere.
Laura and Kim had a fantastic trip to Chilean Patagonia in March 2017. The highlights included trekking in the Torres del Paine National Park and a few days in the Colchagua wine region south of Santiago.