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Why we like it
- Set high on a rocky cliff overlooking Lake Villarrica
- Each room or chalet boasts a log fireplace for the cooler evenings
- Vibrant and modern architecture with giant windows overlooking the lake
- All the linen and rugs are hand made by the local community
- Indulge yourself at the Spa, uniquely carved into the natural rock
- A superb base to explore the lake, volcanoes, hot springs and surrounding national parks
Dine on the terrace overlooking the beautiful lake and gardens, a glorious view to accompany the sumptuous cuisine - the landscaped gardens, overflowing flowerbeds and jaw dropping views here are quite mesmerising.
The Hotels you (Charlie Lockwood) selected were superb in Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, what a pleasure it has been to stay in the Belmond Hotels, everyone was so helpful, and the Four Seasons in Buenos Aires was equally superb
- TW, London
Experience the magic of the Antumalal, this charming and elegant hotel is a hidden gem in the Chilean countryside. Meaning "Corral of the Sun" in the Mapundungun language, The Antumalal Hotel fits harmoniously with its setting. Being family owned personal attention to detail is exceptional and you will always receive a warm welcome.
All of the 19 rooms including 13 rooms, three suites and three chalets have beautiful views of the lake and dramatic sunsets, except the Forest chalet that is deep in the heart of the woods. With well maintained gardens there are plenty of idyllic tranquil spots: beaches, lookouts, piers and manicured lawns. Menus are prepared with the freshest local ingredients, including seasonal organic produce that is harvested daily from the vegetable garden and greenhouse. After dinner retire to the cosy bar complete with quirky 1950's furniture for a much deserved night cap.
Best time to be there
As the climate varies hugely from north to south, different places are best at different times, although spring (September to December) is universally good. Atacama can be visited year-round, central Chile enjoys a Mediterranean climate with good weather throughout. Patagonia is best for hiking in Spring or Summer.
LAN Chile daily via Madrid
GMT -4 hours
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Suggested itineraries in Chile
Exploring Mountains and Vineyards in Chile
Nights: 10 | from £7,085pp
Take your time to explore, relax and experience a few of Chile’s best regions. Taking the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Patagonian wilderness before tasting wines in the Casablanca Valley.
Tropics to the Arctic 2017
Nights: 25 | from £90,250pp
Set out on a globe-spanning journey designed by A&K's pioneering founder Geoffrey Kent. Sample exotic destinations ranging from Easter Island and the Philippines to Uzbekistan and Iceland, enjoying unique insider access, five-star hospitality and the comforts of A&K's chartered Boeing 757 with first-class, fully lie-flat seats.
Highlights of Chile
Nights: 9 | from £4,090pp
Chile is astonishingly diverse yet wonderfully accessible – In just 10 days you can hit up sassy Santiago, luxuriate amongst the vines and sophisticated wineries of Colchagua then jet off to play in the Atacama desert’s extraordinary landscape.
Lakes & Fjords of Chile
Nights: 13 | from £4,660pp
Certainly one for water lovers this itinerary will mesmerise as it shows off Southern Chile’s glassy lakes, fjords, glaciers and time trapped islands, a 3 day cruise to Argentina its grand finale.
Luxury Small Group Journeys - Patagonia: Tierra del Fuego to Torres del Paine 2017
Nights: 9 | from £7,495pp
Travel to the ends of the earth on this diverse itinerary that ranges from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires to rugged, untouched wilderness and the southernmost city in the world
Exploring Easter Island
Nights: 6 | from £1,550pp
With its colossal moai gazing enigmatically out to sea and it’s eerily spellbinding landscapes Easter Island is a visually captivating destination and an eco-friendly open-air museum to boot.
Nights: 11 | from £4,850pp
Start with a blast of cosmopolitan chic in Bueno Aires before immersing yourself in the invigorating and utterly majestic Patagonian land and seascapes from southernmost Tierra del Fuego to the beautiful Lake District.
Silversea Cruise - Valparaiso, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nights: 21 | from £11,900pp
Tick off a host of bucket list experiences on this South American cruise, from walking with penguins in the Falklands and watching glaciers calve in Patagonia to dancing the tango on the streets of Argentina.
Luxury Small Group Journeys – Wonders of Chile & Argentina 2017
Nights: 12 | from £7,360pp
Explore from Santiago to Buenos Aires on a journey across the Andes that includes a stay in charming Bariloche, a visit to Teatro Colón and a walk beside wondrous Iguazu Falls
Luxury Small Group Journey - Patagonia: The Last Wilderness
Nights: 10 | from £6,335pp
Marvel at the spectacle of a truly pristine wilderness as you visit a working Patagonian ranch, stroll among Magellan penguins, explore rugged Torres del Paine and sail past icebergs and glaciers on Lago Argentino.
Nights: 12 | from £4,745pp
The crème de la crème of our Chile itineraries, prepare to be wowed by the extraordinary contrasts this skinny country has to offer – from surreal desert-scapes to wild Patagonian plains, with plenty of city slicking in between.
Summer Ski & Self drive, Chile & Argentina
Nights: 11 | from £3,985pp
Strap on your skies in Valle Nevado before heading off on a self-drive adventure to Bariloche, passing lakes, volcanoes and national parks along the way.