Fodor's Expert Review Hacienda Santa Cristina

Ruta D-505, Quebrada Seca-Ovalle, at Km 4, Ovalle, Coquimbo, 1840000, Chile Fodor's Choice

One of the Limarí Valley's best-kept secrets, this homestead is a rural oasis just a few kilometers from the Pan-American Highway as it heads north from Ovalle toward La Serena. The owner's attention to detail can be felt in each luminous, colonial-style room, from the gleaming wrought-iron bedsteads to the monogrammed terrycloth robes. Every room has an impressive view of the valley, which you can enjoy from your terrace with the best breakfast the region has to offer. The loungers and wooden gazebo around the pristine gem of a pool give the perfect opportunity to relax before trying something from the homestead's extensive lunch and dinner menu. It is also a perfect choice for families, with a playground and optional activities such as horseback-riding.

PROS

  • personalized attention with English spoken
  • beautiful, tranquil location
  • delicious food in a restaurant that serves only local wines

CONS

  • access by unpaved road (look out for the sign!)
  • can get noisy
  • away from anything else

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Views
Quiet
Countryside
Casual Chic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 53-262–2335 | 53-242–2270

HOTEL DETAILS

12 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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