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Although Valparaiso might have a greater variety of bohemian boutiques on offer, Viña del Mar stills boasts a decent selection of stylish little hotels. So give the big chains a miss and opt for something a little more intimate on your next trip to Chile’s most popular beach resort. Here are our recommendations for the best boutiques in the city.
A favorite for couples in Reñaca beach, this romantic boutique is built on a rocky headland overlooking the sea with every room having at least partial ocean views. The highlight for many is the picturesque swimming pool just meters away from rolling waves, an Instagram-worthy location to say the least. Other facilities include a spa, sauna and an in-house restaurant.
Set on a hill amidst lush gardens overlooking Concón beach, Casadoca Hotel Boutique enchants visitors with its mix of modern and traditional decor. With just six rooms spread over two floors, this four-star boutique fills up quickly, especially with couples visiting from Santiago on weekends. A balcony with sun loungers provides great ocean views, while onsite facilities including a sauna, spa and restaurant just add to the appeal.
Ever wanted to sleep in a medieval castle? Well this charming boutique right in the heart of Viña del Mar is probably your best bet. Although this particular castle may only be a hundred years old, it has been lovingly remodeled and decorated to feel like a place of nobility in the 1500s. Expect to find full suits of armor, swords, chests, medieval flags and paintings throughout. With just 15 rooms, this delightful themed boutique provides a taste of the Middle Ages with all the comforts of the 21st century.
Larger groups would be wise to consider these stylish boutique apartments which comfortably fit up to four guests. Each apartment has a long balcony with excellent views plus a well-equipped kitchen and stylish modern interior. Located right in the heart of the city and only a few minutes walk from the beach, it’s popular for its perfect location and rooftop pool with sweeping ocean views.
This elegant boutique in a 1940s French-style house feels more like a wealthy family’s home than a hotel, which is exactly what it once was. With just 11 rooms, the hotel is best described as intimate and elegant, oozing with old-world charm. Tranquil gardens surrounding the property provide a relaxed space for guests to indulge in a little peace and quiet.
Bright and full of color, Hostal Casa Yolanda provides a cheap and cheerful place to stay just a short walk from Viña’s main beach. It may be no-frills compared to other options on our list, but this small family-orientated hostel offers some of the best value budget accommodation in the city.