Why we like this hotel
- You step back in time when walking through the doors of what was once a cold storage plant dating back to 1915. The building has been completely transformed and there's a museum display of some of the old machinery
- The interior design is unique; it was restored to its former glory and maintains many of the original features
- Despite the building's humble beginnings, your experience is one of total luxury in beautiful rooms with huge windows that overlook the water
- You will taste some of the finest cuisine of the region at their restaurant which has fantastic views of the mountains and fjords
- The spa is not to be missed - chill in the pool or indulge in total relaxation with one of the treatments on offer
- You can enjoy privately-run kayak trips and boat excursions to visit nearby glaciers since the hotel has its own boat and kayaks
A sense of adventure and an appreciation for the local culture and history lie at the heart of the Singular's excursions. Their all-inclusive programme offers full and half-day excursions for all abilities both in Torres del Paine National Park and around the fjord in the Puerto Natales area. English-speaking guides lead the excursions which have a maximum group size of eight.
Whether it's one of the more challenging hikes in Torres del Paine, such as the base of the Towers hike, or a relaxed hike taking in the views along Last Hope Sound, there is something for everyone.
No matter how much horse riding experience you may have, you can follow in the footsteps of gauchos and join one of the horseback excursions. There are shorter routes for beginners and rides of up to five hours for the more experienced. Taking you along the fjord, past lakes and through southern beech forest, all the while surrounded by mountains, these rides bring you some of the most stunning Patagonian landscapes.
The Singular is the only hotel in the area to offer kayaking in their own kayaks practically from the front door. You set off in kayaks from the shore in front of the building and the excursion length can be tailored to your experience and ability. If you want a bit more of a challenge, they offer a full day excursion in the fjords, giving you the chance to spot plenty of birds, such as flamingos, swans, coots and grebes.
On the hotel's own boat, cruise up Last Hope Sound to visit the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. As this is available only to hotel guests, you leave behind the crowds and have some spectacular scenery to yourself. Spot sea lions and cormorants along the way. Combine this with a traditional barbecue lunch at Estancia La Peninsula, a working ranch, followed by an afternoon's hiking, horse riding or relaxing at the estancia.
Pedal your way through Patagonian steppe with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains, or bike along the coastal road into Puerto Natales to visit the town. The biking excursions are an excellent time to spot birds: condors, eagles, swans, caracaras and flamingos, to name a few.
You can go fly fishing at an additional cost. It's a fantastic place for fly fishing due to the abundance of brown trout. You can also find rainbow trout and various types of salmon in the region's watercourses. There is a maximum of four people per group and you have a specialised fishing guide. All gear and a fishing licence are provided.
What our customers think
We loved the Singular - an amazing place to stay, and waking up next to glaciers was really rad.
Sarah January 2017
I loved the dramatic architecture of the Singular, the amazing views from the room and the spa, and the convenience of their dinner-included plan.
Bailey Tennessee February 2017
About The Singular
The Singular is just a five-minute drive north from Puerto Natales, perched on the shores of the Señoret Channel which leads to the end of Last Hope Sound. While being close to town, it's also far enough away for you to enjoy views of the untouched Patagonian wilderness.
In 1915, shortly after Puerto Natales was founded, a cold storage plant was built in the town to preserve the meat produced by the largest stock breeder company in Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia, bringing workers from all parts of the globe. Over the years the building stopped operating, was abandoned and fell into disrepair. In 1996, the building was declared a national monument for the significant part it played in the origins of the town and the region's industry. Finally, in 2011, after being taken over, completely restored and converted into a luxury hotel by a Swiss family, the Singular Patagonia opened its doors to guests.
Food and drink
The Singular has won awards for its excellent cuisine. The head chef combines local ingredients with a French cooking style to make mouth-watering dishes such as Guanaco sirloin from Tierra del Fuego with husked wheat, and Glazed lamb shank with blue cheese polenta. Add into the mix an incredible view of Last Hope Sound while you eat and you won't be disappointed. They also have 'El Asador' where they prepare traditional barbecues (asados) and run cooking classes.
For breakfast, help yourself to an extensive buffet of pastries, cereals, fruits, bread, cheeses, meats, eggs and more.
The perfect way to end a day of activities is to relax in the hotel's pool which has both an inside and outside section so that you can feel the elements and feel totally immersed in nature, surrounded by magnificent scenery. Allow yourself to be pampered by trying one of the treatments which can be booked at an additional cost. Organic products are used in the spa.
The Singular's excursions allow you to get off the beaten track and away from the crowds by revealing some of the hidden gems outside of Torres del Paine while still giving you the option to explore within the national park.
Rooms and pricing
The Singular's 57 light-filled rooms all have enormous windows that overlook the water and invite the outside in. You cannot tire of the fjord and mountain views. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with a free-standing bath, separate drenching shower, marble sink and toiletries made from natural products. Bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer are provided. Televisions and limited WiFi are available in the rooms.
King and twin rooms
There are 27 each of the king and twin rooms (45 square metres) and all have six-metre wide windows that allow you to sit back and watch the changing light on the fjord from the comfort of your bed. Rooms come with desks and a seating area.
For ultimate luxury, stay in one of just three suites (70 square metres). All have king beds, a living room, a seating area, desks and 12-metre-wide windows that make you feel like you're practically sitting on the edge of the pier. The price per room starts at $445 USD for a king or twin room and from $845 USD for a suite.
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