“Intimate, architect-designed hotel on unique Chiloe island, with thrilling excursions, delicious fare and panoramic bay views”
Twelve cosy rooms gaze out through enormous picture windows to the expansive bay beyond. Modest in size, what they lack in square footage they make up for with heavenly kingsize beds and lots of Chiloe character. Locally-knitted shawls and slippers, hand-carved wooden figures and modern panelling (made from the island's trees) offset stark angles and wild views, creating a calm, romantic oasis for post-adventure relaxation. Two rooms are slightly bigger, with space for an extra bed.
Bathrooms are sleek and modern, with showers over Jacuzzi tubs, piles of fluffy white towels and L'Occitane toiletries. It's worth bearing in mind that design focus is very much on the outdoors, thus the rooms have been kept relatively simple, with no entertainment systems or minibars (though there is WiFi throughout).
Guests start the day with a tasty buffet breakfast in the airy dining room, where you'll see horses grazing in the meadow outside, through the sheet-glass windows.
Later, delicious 3-course lunches and dinners are also served here. Of course, seafood is the highlight, caught fresh that day by local fishermen. The varied menu may include tangy ceviche or fish and chips (some say the best they’ve ever tasted), and don't miss the curanto, an island specialty of shellfish, smoked pork and potato pancakes. We've also heard that Chiloe's potatoes (there are over 43 species) are used to make a special homemade bread that's available with every meal - we can't wait to try it.
If you’re out on an excursion, staff will put together a decadent picnic. And, if you’re aboard the hotel's boat, Williche, expect to see fresh seafood cooked on-deck and served up alongside Pisco Sours. Rest assured, there won’t be a soggy sandwich in sight.
Tierra Chiloe's outdoorsy, laid-back atmosphere is fantastic for older adventurous kids (6+). There are no special facilities for children, and you're 19km from shops etc. Under 4s stay free.
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Two of the 12 rooms have space for an extra bed on request. All rooms can be made up as twins.
Baby cots and high chairs
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
A kids' menu