Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Portillo

Portillo, Valparaíso, 2100000, Chile

Situated high in the Andes, this is a boutique resort with big skiing. Grand Hotel Portillo and its two cheaper annexes provide Saturday-to-Saturday ski vacations that include accommodation for seven nights, eight days of skiing or snowboarding, four meals per day, and access to most après-ski activities. The coveted lakeview rooms are only incrementally more expensive than mountain view. Tío Bob's mountain restaurant has a gorgeous view of the Laguna del Inca, a brilliant blue lake below the snowy mountain peaks. The hotel is open year-round.

PROS

  • with few day visitors, runs and lifts are never crowded
  • friendly international atmosphere
  • wide range of rooms: chalets, suites, and apartments

CONS

  • minimum seven-night stay
  • in bad weather, the road can become blocked, cutting off transport from Santiago
  • rooms could do with an update

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Design
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2-2361–7000-hotel | 2-2263–0606-office in Santiago | 800-829–5325-toll-free in U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

120 rooms and family apartments, 6 suites
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive, Credit cards accepted

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