Travel: Salto Chico Hotel

Bang in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park situates Salto Chico Hotel, Patagonia – an otherworldly, one-of-a-kind hotel that prides itself in taking advantage of spaciousness, relaxation, activities, privacy, and boasts sceneries that are almost beyond belief.


When visitors leave the all-inclusive refreshed and bestow staff with compliments of it being their “best stay ever”, we’re far from surprised. It’s a perfect base for avid explorers who appreciate the outdoors, especially when embarking the renowned Explora Patagonia program – consisting of more than 30 different excursions – that attracts visitors from across the globe and invites them to join in exciting activities such as a half or full day trekking, hiking, horse back riding or kayaking. For those who are weary on keeping up with the small group of explorers joining them, rest be assured that there’s little to worry about; each guide on hand personally recommends the best level of activity for you.

What’s more is the delicious, locally sourced food from Patagonia, known for fixing hunger pangs after guests have taken the whole day to explore what the area has to offer. Expect fresh, flavoursome and healthy meals. Fancy something you can’t see specifically on the menu? Speak to the diligent, impeccably mannered hotel staff and you won’t be disappointed.

As for the décor, put it this way: if there was a way we could spend a night in all 49 rooms, we would. While many hotels comprise room quality with price levels, Salto Chico doesn’t. Clean and minimalist with wooden floors, open-air whirlpools, and – more importantly – TV-free to really immerse yourself into the vacation spirit, there’s very little default, if nothing.

And if you’re planning on making your visits to this stunning location more than frequent, the hotel staffs are more than willing to explain their recognition programme with you – including room upgrades and rate discounts for repeat guests.


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