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.

 6 Types of hotels:

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

1. Our top luxury hotel 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 is capitalised by its tranquil location, gateway position to explore the highlights of the National Park, and the passionate and experienced guides.

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2. Our top multi-activity hotel 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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3. Our top lodge 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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4. Our top glamping sites in Patagonia

EcoCamp & 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 even have their own jacuzzi.

Despite feeling blissfully secluded, EcoCamp's location is hard to beat. 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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5. Our top estancia 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 for 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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6. Our top hotel 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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Hotels in Patagonia: by region

Already know where you're going? Our specialists have spent years finding the cream of the crop when it comes to hotels in all the major locations in Patagonia.

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