Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Explora—Salto Chico

Lago Pehoé, Parque Nacional Torres Del Paine, Magallanes, 6170000, Chile Fodor's Choice

There's no better location in the park than Hotel Explora: on top of a gently babbling waterfall on the southeast corner of Lago Pehoé with a shimmering lake offset by tiny rocky islets and a perfect view of Torres del Paine. Inside it doesn't disappoint either, with great service and an excellent spa. A dozen full-time guides tailor all-inclusive outings to Torres del Paine National Park. They're all fluent in English (some are expats), and they ferry you around in a fleet of imposing-looking vans. There is a minimum stay and the all-inclusive rate includes airport transfers, three meals a day, drinks, and excursions.

PROS

  • the grande dame of Patagonian hospitality and one of the best hotels in the country
  • heart-stopping views from the center of the national park
  • the grande dame of Patagonian hospitality
  • adventurous park excursions

CONS

  • a bank breaker
  • terrible Wi-Fi
  • poor Wi-Fi and none in rooms
  • simple breakfast

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2-239–5280-in Santiago | 2-395–2580-in Lake Pehoé | 2-2395–2800-in Santiago

HOTEL DETAILS

49 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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