Altiplanico Sur

Ruta 9 Norte, Km 1.5, Huerto 282, Puerto Natales, Magallanes, 6160000, Chile

This is the Patagonian representative of the Altiplánico line of thoughtfully designed eco-hotels, and nature takes center stage: the hotel blends so seamlessly with its surroundings, it's almost subterranean. Natural materials cover the exterior, with roofs that are overgrown with grass and flowers; it looks like the hotel is cascading down the hillside, with only its windows peeking out from a green bank and completely submerging you into nature. If you are looking for TV and other technological accoutrements, choose a different hotel. Clean, comfortable, and well-designed rooms in a minimalist style all have great views of the Ultima Esperanza Sound. Slate floors, sheepskin bedcovers, and modern bathrooms give a chic tweak to the worthiness of the public spaces, which include a cozy living room with a log-burning fire. The dining area is bright and open and the dinner menu, while small, is very good, and the buffet breakfast complete. A warm cup of coffee or tea is always awaiting you whatever time you return from excursions, and relaxing music and comfortable common areas are homey.

PROS

  • couldn't be closer to nature
  • stellar views of the fjords and mountains, even from a low vantage point
  • outdoor Jacuzzi on request

CONS

  • staff speaks little English
  • few technological amenities

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Green, Views
Quiet
Countryside
Design

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 61-241–2525

HOTEL DETAILS

22 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid May–mid-Sept. Breakfast

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