What types of hotels are there in Patagonia?

Our specialists have spent decades discovering Patagonia's best accommodation, and we partner with a diverse range of independent guesthouses. Finding somewhere beautiful, welcoming and unique won't be difficult, but narrowing down your choices might be. Ask us how to link together a few of these hotels in your own tailormade adventure.

Types of hotels:

  • Luxury hotels with breathtaking architecture, exquisite decor and lavish spas
  • Comfortable adventure lodges from which to hike, bike, kayak, fish or horse ride
  • Havens for encountering wildlife, perfectly positioned near nature's hotspots
  • Lakeside retreats and waterfront guesthouses with views of turquoise lagoons
  • Restored working estancias to immerse yourself in the gaucho lifestyle
  • Eco-friendly glamping sites which pride themselves on sustainable architecture

Best luxury hotels in Patagonia

Tierra Patagonia, Torres del Paine

When the scenery is this spectacular, you’ll want to make the most of the views and surroundings. Our top luxury choices are architecturally stunning, with floor to ceiling windows that maximise space and light, where even the bedrooms look out onto mountains and lagoons.

Tierra Patagonia in Torres del Paine is not only beautifully designed, the luxury here comes from its tranquil location, the passionate and experienced guides and its perfect position to explore the highlights of the National Park.

Uman Lodge, Chilean Lake District

Further north, overlooking the Futeuleufu river, perches the unique Uman Lodge, where you can relax in the spa, outdoor jacuzzi or possibly the best placed outdoor pool in the region. The architecture cleverly makes you feel like you're fully immersed in the mountainous scenery, so you really feel like you are maximising your time in this beautiful area.

With 489 hectares to explore you can spend your days following the trails, returning to a sought-after seat at their famous restaurant for some locally sourced meals.

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Best multi-activity hotels in Patagonia

Vira Vira, Chilean Lake District

For immediate access to the great outdoors, Vira Vira is uniquely placed between lakes, waterfalls and volcanoes, with rainforest and the Liucura river in its back garden.

Hike and bike your way through the temperate rainforest or kayak straight from the front door down the river. For the even more adventurous, don crampons to trek your way up the volcano, or take a helicopter flight straight up to the summit. 

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Barraco Lodge, Chilean Lake District

Another lodge tucked away in its own outdoor oasis. Barraco Lodge is an authentic house nestled among rainforested cliffs, on the edge of the Tagua Tagua Lake in Chile's lake disctrict. They are specialists in getting you out exploring, with experienced private guides to take you horse-riding, fishing, hiking or even out in a helicopter to fly above the spectacular scenery. 

As an owner-run guesthouse, Barraco Lodge is warm and welcoming, with carefully crafted buildings and delicious local cuisine. Dinner is around a long table, where you can share stories of your adventures with your fellow travellers.

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Best lodges for relaxing lakeside

Aguas Arriba Lodge, Los Glaciares

Only accessible by boat, Aguas Arriba is the ultimate intimate lakeside retreat, with only a dozen guests present at a time. Trails wind their way from the door up into the surrounding mountains, where beech forests cloak the cliffs and hanging glaciers peek out between rocky summits. 

Aguas Arriba is built entirely of wood with huge windows that let light pour into the interior. The outside deck perches right above the water, and sitting out there with a glass of wine, it's easy to believe have the lake all to yourself.

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Puyuhuapi Lodge, Aysen

Up in the remote region of Aysen, Puyuhuapi Lodge sits on the shores of the Puyuhuapi Fjord and is also only accessible by boat. What makes Puyuhuapi unique though are its collection of natural thermal pools, fed by water heated by nearby volcanoes. Relax in the spa areas, or one of the indoor and outdoor pools of varying temperatures. Even the showers use thermal water - a wonderful way to refresh after a day out hiking in the surrounding temperature rainforest. 

Open 24 hours a day, have an energising sunrise soak or an evening relax in the pools, just you and the stars in the twilight.

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Best glamping and yurts in Patagonia

EcoCamp, Torres del Paine

Right in the heart of the famous Torres del Paine National Park, EcoCamp's geodesic domes have breathtaking views of the mountains, especially at sunset. Each dome has a skylight for stargazing, and the bright, welcoming community domes allow you to relax and admire the scenery with your fellow travellers. 

EcoCamp's location is hard to beat. Despite feeling so secluded, it is right by the trailhead to the national park's most famous hike, so you can walk from your dome up to the granite towers that give the park its name. Horse riding, kayaking, puma tracking and cycling are also on offer, as well as variations on the W Trek.

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Patagonia Camp, Torres del Paine

A small collection of luxury yurts, Patagonia Camp is its own oasis of calm in Torres del Paine. Each yurt is private, with decking looking out over Lago Toro and the extensive private land where you can discover off-the-beaten-track hikes away from the hustle and bustle of the main trails. The superior yurts have their own jacuzzi, and all domes have central skylights to watch the sky from your bed.

Activites here are all-inclusive and extensive - hike the main trails, escape into open pampa, or visit waterfalls and glaciers. Additionally, you can add on extra adventurous activities such as kayaking on Lago Grey, horse riding and zodiac trips down the river to get up close to the glaciers. 

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Best estancias in Patagonia

Estancia El Condor, Los Glaciares

Warm hospitality, authentic accommodation and a taste of the gaucho culture await you at Estancia El Condor, a remote estancia with a strong focus on conservation and tradition. Soak in the history wandering the rustic rooms, or head out into the mountains on foot or horseback.

As you'd expect, this estancia is also perfectly placed to condor spotting, the birds swoop across the valley from their homes in the mountainous ridges of the Los Glaciares region. The expert guides here are eager to share their culture, and horse riding is available for all levels of experience, so you can get a taste of how people have survived here for centuries. 

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Estancia Huechahue, Argentinian Lake District

Further north in Northern Argentinian Patagonia lies Estancia Huechahue, a family-run working farm surrounded on all sides by Patagonia's famous scenery - mountains, canyons and rivers stretch as far as you can see. Days are spent exploring, riding, swimming, fishing, rafting or bird watching, returning for home-cooked food around a roaring fire in the evenings.

Huechahue is almost self-sufficient, producing much of their food themselves and priding themselves on thriving in this blissfully remote environment.

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Best hotels for wildlife in Patagonia

Estancia Rincon Chico, Valdes

The Valdes Peninsula is one of the richest areas for marine life in the world, and the wildlife here is diverse, extensive and absolutely everywhere. It's also a hub for conservation, and hotels such as Rincon Chico are not only comfortable accommodations, they also contribute to the sustainability of the wildlife here.

Estancia Rincon Chico oozes character and history, and the expert guides will take you out to see the birds, sea lions, elephant seals, orcas, southern right whales, penguins and dolphins from the coastline on site.

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Bahia Bustamente, Valdes

Sandwiched between the open steppe and the vast ocean in Valdes, Bahia Bustamente is a remote wildlife paradise. Penguins, flamingos, sea lions, guanacos, rheas, maras cormorants and steamer ducks make their home in the surrounding tidal pools, beaches and sand dunes, and you can head out on excursions each day to explore on foot, by kayak or 4x4. 

This secluded guesthouse also has a rich history of seaweed farming and sheep-rearing, and activities still take place each year that keep the traditional culture alive. 

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Hotels in Patagonia: by region

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