8 Hotels in Chile You'll Never Want to Leave

Alto Atacama by night | © Alto Atacama
Alto Atacama by night | © Alto Atacama
Photo of Lucy Pierce
5 May 2017

From the depths of the Patagonian rainforests and the Torres del Paine National Park, through to the scorching hot deserts of the Atacama desert, our handpicked collection of hotels in Chile offer incredible views – treat yourself to an unforgettable stay as the sun sets in one of these fabulous locations.

Alto Atacama

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel, Lodge, Hotel
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The thatched adobe huts of Alto Atacama blend subtly into the curves of the Catarpe Valley in the Salt Mountain Range of the Atacama desert. The hotel has a tranquil and peaceful air, accentuated by the extensive sweeping views of the rolling desert and the simple, chic interiors. Watch your surroundings transform from earthy browns and dusty beiges into candy floss pinks and royal blues as the sun sets and the stars begin to illuminate the sky. Gaze upwards to the extraterrestrial sky from the pool or the comfort of your room.


Nothofagus Hotel & Spa

Hotel, Treehouse
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Nothofagus interiors
Nothofagus interiors | © Nothofagus
Nestled amongst the temperate Chilean Patagonian rainforest, the magical Nothofagus Hotel & Spa feels like something out of the ordinary. As you creep down Alice in Wonderland’s rabbit hole, you will be greeted with the gnarly tree roots extending in all directions, creating this quirky looking hotel, where you can climb up onto the roof of the treehouse to look out over the volcano. Buried in the nature, explore the Huilo Huilo Biological reserve, search for the waterfalls and volcanoes hidden amongst the thicket. If you are fortunate enough to visit when their is a coating of snow, you will quickly fall in love.

Hotel Espejo de Luna

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel, Hotel, Lodge
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The sustainable eco lodge Hotel Espejo de Luna takes rustic, wooden cabañas to a whole new level of creativity. One of the cabañas is a ship overlooking the lakes, ready to set sail with figurine of a woman reenacting Rose from Titanic, while another is capsized. This nature lover’s paradise combines perfect harmony and serenity with nature. Get to know the surrounding areas by walking through the luscious vegetation or riding along the beach. In the evenings, you can enjoy the panoramic views from your room, watch the sunset or read by the log fire.

Montaña Mágica Lodge

Hotel, Lodge
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Montaña Mágica
Montaña Mágica
This hotel is also situated in the Huilo Huilo Reserve which covers a massive 60,000 hectares of Valdivian forest. Delve into the depths of the forest, discovering hidden lakes, natural hot springs and the Volcán Mocho-Choshuenco. This hotel is hidden underneath the undergrowth, the exterior is complimented by a waterfall that splashes out of the tip, as well as a bridge that leads you into the woods. The lodges are secluded and sets the scene for a romantic fairytale scene.

San Alfonso del Mar

Resort, Hotel
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San Alfonso del Mar, Chile
San Alfonso del Mar, Chile | © Kyle Pearce/Flickr
This seaside resort in the Valparaíso region, 100 kilometres west of Santiago, now holds the world’s second largest pool. Originally the largest, it has now been trumped by the Sharm-el-Sheik in Egypt. Don’t expect your morning 40 lengths to be such a breeze here thought, as the pool is 1,013 metres long! Running parallel to this enormous pool is a sandy beach and the Pacific Ocean. You can rent apartments here, a perfect trip for the whole family.

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  • Ski Portillo Hotel

    Hotel, Lodge, Resort
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    Portillo is the oldest and most well-known ski resort in South America, located in the Chilean Andes, a couple of hours drive from Santiago. Ski Portillo is the iconic bright yellow hotel that shines out against the backdrop of the snow-capped mountains and the azure Inca Lake. Dip into the heated pool or jacuzzi and enjoy the stunning views as the world and skiers go whizzing by. Relax those aching muscles with a well-deserved massage after skiing.

    Tierra Patagonia

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    Sitting on the edge of Lake Sarmiento, Tierra Patagonia complements the landscapes it has been built into, what’s more, the views are particularly impressive. After a day of exploring the Torres del Paine National Park, you will be welcomed home into the warmth of your room, the bubbling hot tub or the enticing pool, where you can enjoy the views of the rugged snow-capped horns of the Torres with a glass of Chilean wine in hand.

    La Casona Hotel at Matetic Vineyard

    Wine Bar, Wine
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    Wine lovers won’t be able to tear themselves away as the fresh, fruity Chardonnays, mineral-rich Syrahs and the dark, sharp Carménères flow into their glasses. With a vineyard on the doorstep, the century-old guesthouse and estancia owned by the Matetic family is a real treat with only 7 rooms. Set amongst the 9,000 hectares of Valle de Rosario, the gardens stretch out with a beautiful array of flowers and towering palm trees.

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