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Casa Kalfu

A traditional picturesque and bright central budget option

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Casa Kalfu - Property
Casa Kalfu - Property

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Featured in The Lonely planet and one of a favourites in a certain accommodation review websites, Kalfu is certainly a decent choice for those with a limited budget in mind who don’t want to compromise on character or hospitality. These points make this property stand out in our opinion.


A few steps from the Cumbres Hotel, Casa Kalfu (blue house in Mapuche language) could not be further apart! This is a convenient location just a couple of minutes walk from the lake shore and a few more to the town centre.


One standard type of room found here, with some offering partial lake views. They are all fairly compact have wooden floors and the ensuite bathrooms come with showers only. The décor is neutral and very simple giving a homey feel. There is no elevator to take you to any of the 3 floors., but a bellboy is at hand to help you carry your luggage to your room. We like how immaculately clean the rooms are presented.


Made entirely of alerce wood the construction is original in style to the early properties established in the area in the last part of the 19th century when the early German immigrants arrived and built their houses in the architectural traditions of their native land. The one and main common area is lovingly decorated with many bright and colourful pieces and artwork and you may well find yourself sharing an armchair or sofa with the resident 18-year-old friendly cat that regularly naps in the main Lounge area.


There is a well stocked bar and a comfortable lounge with lake views. The owner, Horacio and his wife, manage the property and are very experienced and approachable if you wish to find information on things to do in the area as they operate a free concierge service to book transport and excursions for guests. The lodge doesn’t offer onsite dining as such so you are limited to a snacks and pizza on the menu. So as long as you are not after facilities of the larger hotels in the area, or expect the services typical of a boutique experience, you’ll enjoy Casa Kalfu. If an authentic lodge and price are your priorities, you’d be hard to beat this property.

Price, character and hospitality

Wifi only accessible in the lobby

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