One of the largest and arguably most “designed’ of the hotels in and around Puerto Natales, many would say that, on paper, the Remota is number one. There is no doubt that the entrance hall, facilities and rooms are to the very highest of standards but, for us, it has been designed to look good, rather than be a true haven.
Caiquenes is a property with plenty of character surrounded by a nice garden plot and at a stone throw away from the beach. Coming here means opting for a more relaxed stay and enjoying all the benefits of a boutique hotel experience, great personal service, a meal when it suits you and tailored to your preferences…the owner is more than happy to oblige for this!
The Lapostolle Residence is, arguably, one of the most exclusive and interesting of the properties in the Colchagua Valley, approximately an hour and a half out of Santiago. With only 4 suites, nestling into the side of the hillside, and all looking out over the Apalta vineyards, there is nothing that has not been considered.
Similar in concept to that of the nearby Casa Real, the La Casona at Matetic offers superb accommodation in an absolutely delightful setting, while also being a stone’s throw from one of Chile’s finest vineyards. Located just of the main road through to Valparaiso, the Matetic vineyard has become famous the world over for the fantastic, organic wines that it produces.
Puelche is not bad at all but we feel slightly neutral towards it. It is a good hotel for what it offers but feels like something is missing compared to the nearby Cumbres Patagonicas. There is little to fault this property so no doubt anyone staying here will be perfectly happy during their stay.
As with the handful of hotels that have the privilege of being inside the National Park, Hotel las Torres has a superb location, right at the foot of the Torres themselves. On top of being inside of the park the Hotel las Torres benefits from being the only hotel to own land inside the park, allowing them a far more private view of this famous park.
Without doubt one of the most popular wineries in the valleys that stretch out from Santiago, the Vina Santa Rita has become famous for its history and dining, in the form of the Dona Paula restaurant. What it should, but thankfully isn’t, so famous for is the grandiose and regal Casa Real.
Definitely our choice of the hotels in the Valparaiso region, the Casa Higueras is a wonderful property that commands outstanding views out across the port. Located on Cerro Alegre, in one of the best parts of the city, the Casa Higueras is a cleverly designed and beautifully decorated place to spend a few nights.
Arguably knocked off the top spot of the hotels in town by Dreams, the Cabo de Hornos is still worthy of consideration. Located right on the main square of the town, it harks back to the time when Punta Arenas was the capital of the "white gold" rush. A converted, Parisian-styled house, the hotel and rooms have a relatively grand feel to them.
Hotel Cabana del Lago has plenty of appeal and will please all types of travellers. It is a good choice for anyone wanting facilities, a relaxed environment, a good location, sweeping lake views and not much else.