Chile’s boutique hotels

From Relais & Chateaux luxury to family-run guest houses, Chile’s hotel scene is more dynamic, and eclectic, than ever. Regular visitor Peter Richards MW recommends top Chile hotels.

Where to stay in Chile’s capital: Santiago

There is a wide range of places to stay in Santiago, from basic B&Bs to top-dollar hotels by the usual international names. The following are recommended as places with a bit of character and which might appeal to wine lovers.

W Santiago (Las Condes)
Trendy, sizeable, bedecked with various restaurants and lounges and a sauna, this elegant five-star hotel also has a wine-tasting room and an El Mundo del Vino wine shop. US$285-$790;

The Aubrey (Bellavista)
Australian/ English owned, The Aubrey has 15 en-suite rooms and a spa, with elegant architecture and a bijou feel. US$240- $550;

Noi (Vitacura)
Elegant, imaginative decor with a healthy accent on fine food and drink. US$309-$1,109;

Hotel Galerias (downtown)
Linked to the Almacruz empire of local magnate Carlos Cardoen (see text). US$156-$444;

Chile’s hotels: Address book

Hotel Casa Real (Maipo)

Hotel La Casona, Matetic (San Antonio)

Hotel Casablanca Spa & Wine (Casablanca)

Hotel Plaza Santa Cruz (Colchagua)
US$364 (double)

Lapostolle Residence (Colchagua)
US$600 (double); $780 (single) (inclusive packages)

Hotel Viña La Playa (Colchagua)
US$150-$215 (ex tax)

Hotel Casa Silva (Colchagua)

Hotel Casa Decampo (Colchagua)

Hotel Terraviña (Colchagua)

Tabonkö (Maule)

NB: these are guide prices only, covering a range of options on a per-night basis, provided at the time of writing (as published in the Decanter Magazine December 2013 issue), and are subject to change.

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