“Romantic tranquillity at this charming, historic hotel in a small lakeside town with fantastic views of Volcano Osorno”
The 8 spacious rooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, use colour rather than clutter as decoration, allowing you to focus on the views (or cable TV once the sun goes down!).
The rooms have a clean, nautical feel: ship-shape and simple with wood everywhere. Effort has been made to make each room unique, starting with the paint job, yet they share the same approach: bright, with large windows framing the splendid views across the lake to Volcano Osorno. There are functional, cabin-style bathrooms and special touches (there's an old harmonium in El Músico, for example).
The beds are comfy, with soft cotton sheets turned down for you on arrival and a locally made chocolate on the bed. Sadly, there were no feather pillows to top off the feel, but, then again, we didn't find a single one in all of Chile...
El Capitán is the largest double room and has the best view of the volcano; Balandras is the largest and most panoramic twin. Couples might well enjoy the attic rooms (El Retiro and La Dulcinea) for their intimacy and seclusion. The 2 twin rooms on the ground floor (Flores Amarillas and Flores Azules) are a little noiser and have restricted views.
Breakfasts are a surprise treat, with tasty combinations that change with available fresh produce. Summertime meals on the veranda/deck, with a warm sun, soft lake breeze and superb views of the magnificent volcano, take some beating.
The basement bar/restaurant gets fairly lively in season. It has a German brauhaus feel, and is an amiable combination of original materials and furnishings (including a wood burning stove), with updated touches of colour and decor. And, of course, plenty of booze.
Lunch and dinner start with a choice of soup, and main courses are fish, chicken, beef or vegetarian, with scrumptious homemade ice cream to finish. There's a cheaper children’s plate available as well. Non-guests are also welcome to use the restaurant.
Children are welcome, extra beds or cots can be put in the rooms (babies under 2 years stay for free), and babysitting can be arranged; however, there is not much for them to do in Frutillar.
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Babysitting available by arrangement
Baby cots available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking