Chile is having a moment right now, and about time too. It has an impressive CV: desert canyons and lagoons, art-filled cities, wine valleys, craggy mountains, pre-Columbian sites and even sandy beaches – but there’s more. Luxury hotels in Chile are aplenty, promising not just lust-worthy interiors and high-end mod-cons, but also experiences that bring you closer to your destination. Read on to find out which luxury hotels in Chile are some of our favourites here at Surtrek and why we think you’ll love staying there.
Tierra Chiloé Hotel & Spa
This beautifully designed hotel is head and shoulders above the rest in Chiloé, with its eco-friendly mantra, delicious cuisine that celebrates local recipes and adventure activities led by knowledgeable, passionate guides – all included in your stay. This is the third hotel in the Tierra Collection, with two more located in the Atacama Desert and Torres del Paine, all of which seek to position guests as close as possible to nature and the cultural heritage of that environment. Tierra Chiloé offers an extensive excursion menu that incorporates everything from hiking, biking and horse riding, to fishing, boat trips and kayaking, and between your adventures you can indulge in lip-smacking food or enjoy some downtime in Tierra’s sumptuous spa. The hotel’s guestrooms are just as divine as you would expect, though it’s more about understated elegance, high quality furnishings and local touches than gold taps and huge TVs, putting emphasis on your surroundings and the unique culture that makes Chiloé so intriguing to visit.
Torres del Paine is indisputably home to some of Chile’s most iconic and stunning scenery, all packed into a national park that begs to be explored – and photographed! In this setting, Awasi Patagonia does its utmost to match Torres del Paine’s adventure credentials, with stunning accommodation affording exceptional views of the park’s granite spikes, and a personal guide and 4×4 vehicle who will take you on exclusive excursions into this Patagonian wilderness. Each standalone cabin comes with a stocked minibar, outdoor hot tub and dazzling views, ensuring utmost pampering and even the chance to stargaze while soaking your bones in warm, bubbling waters. There are then plenty of nooks and crannies in the main lodge for you to enjoy, while sipping a glass of velvety red wine or tucking into cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients, all the while drinking in that incredible view. As well as an outpost in Torres del Paine, Awasi has more boutique lodges in the Atacama Desert and Iguazu, Argentina, both promising the same standards and all-inclusive services as Awasi Patagonia.
The Singular Patagonia
Puerto Natales is sometimes thought of as just a stopover for day trips to Torres del Paine and Argentina’s El Perito Moreno Glacier, but there are plenty of reasons to stay longer in this Patagonian town, and one of them is the amazing boutique hotel: The Singular Patagonia. Encased in a historic building that has been converted from a cold storage plant to a modern-day luxury haven, The Singular revels in its waterfront position beside the Channel of Last Hope Sound just outside of Puerto Natales, blessed with captivating views of this fjord and the rippling mountains beyond thanks to cinema windows in every room – and the hotel’s inviting indoor pool. There’s also a superlative restaurant for hearty meals, spa treatments to keep you feeling revitalised, and even an onsite museum where you can learn about the local heritage and history of the old plant, complete with original machinery. You’ll most certainly want to linger longer in Puerto Natales for The Singular Patagonia alone!
Explora Rapa Nui
Explora is one of the most esteemed luxury hotel names in South America, with lodges and journeys across Argentina, Peru and Chile – including the exquisite Explora Rapa Nui on Easter Island. A six-hour flight from Santiago, this evocative island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is shrouded in legends and steeped in heritage, with Explora Rapa Nui making for an incredible, luxurious base to connect with it all, thanks to more than 30 excursions around the island, local staff and passionate guides. There’s biking, biking, archaeological tours and even snorkelling and scuba diving in the ocean, all expertly arranged for you to make the most of your time here. Then, the luxuries keep coming in the form of fine food (and wine), a spa, Jacuzzi and outdoor pool, all enhanced by the picturesque sea views and unbeatable service, for a slice of pampering on the island of Rapa Nui.
This boutique hotel in the Atacama Desert is impressive in more ways than one. Firstly, it is fully kitted out with some truly spectacular facilities, including its very own telescope for stargazing in the desert and an underground spa with a hammam, sauna, hot tubs and expert masseuses. Secondly, it is committed to eco-friendly policies and even replanted shrubs and foliage into its gorgeous gardens to offset its carbon footprint, among many other initiatives. The hotel offers guests total immersion into the Atacama Desert, surrounded by red rock on all sides and blending into it with its façade that was hewn from the land itself; plus, staff are local to both give back to the community and provide an authentic experience for visitors. Then there are the tailormade excursions, for all types of adventurers, which range from biking in the Moon Valley to volcano climbing and, yes, stargazing at the hotel’s observatory. Couple all this with mouth-watering cuisine and guestrooms with private terraces and outdoor showers, and you’ll find that Alto Atacama is a hotel you will never forget.
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